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Chicago Pet Boarders

Browse these pet boarding services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri O.
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The pet sitters were understanding of our dogs individual needs. They also worked to meet our schedules.

KLM Services
from 31 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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Karen was wonderful with out pugs, highly recommended!!!

from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon Z.
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Angie is the best! She offers everything we need for our pets - Training, daily walks, boarding, grooming, and sells exceptional food and products in her shop. I call her first for anything related to my pets and she always helps me or points me in the right direction. She's invaluable to our family and my pets love her!

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Muttsley's Pet Services
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick O.
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I am really glad I chose muttsleys pet service to walk my dog. Jackie,the owner, comes three times a week to walk my dog and my dog absolutely loves her! She is very punctual and responds immediately to my texts. The service is terrific!

Pawfect Dog Training
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Eric D.
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Working with with Pawfect Dog Training was an amazing experience. We adopted a new puppy from the shelter and wanted to crate train her, so she would be comfortable in her crate when we were not home. Matthew did a great job training our dog to go into the crate on her own and feel comfortable in there. More importantly he helped teach us the right way to train her and taught us how to keep up with that training to get positive results. After only a few weeks of working with Pawfect and keeping up with our training at home, our puppy had no problem going in her crate on her own. Now she is so comfortable with her crate that she will go relax in there even when we are home! I definitely recommend anybody to work with Pawfect Dog Training to help train their dogs!

2 Hearts 4 Paws, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lida K.
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Brenda actually was our doggie walker and is very reliable. My dogs were always content when I came home. She never missed a day and was very flexible with our ever changing crazy schedule. I would definitely recommend her services and will continue to use her with our pets! She also looked out after our kitty!

From My House To Yours
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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I have utilized From My House To Yours pet sitting service for more than six years now. Karen and her team have taken excellent care of my dogs and my home. They have provided pet visits during the week while my husband and I are at work and also when we are on vacation. Karen and her team are loved by my dogs. My dogs look forward to seeing their pet sitter and I am confident of the care that is provided to my dogs when I am away from home. I highly recommend the service they provide and I am confident of the love that they show to the pets in their care.

Lucky Pets Petsitting
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Lisa is a devoted animal loving individual. If you want some one that sincerely will love & care for your pet, she is the one.

  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
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Had a great experience and results with great pet vacations.

All TLC Pet Sitting
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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Jeanne was wonderful to work with. Our dog Daisy was well loved during her stay and well cared for. She’s shy but warmed up to Jeanne right away. We felt great leaving Daisy in her care. We highly recommend TLC Pet sitting and appreciate Jeanne!! Jeanne replies promptly to email, texts and phone calls.

Dog Care Services
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Loren M.
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OUTSTANDING! I was blown away by the exceptional care Sue provided for my Dog Penny while I was away on vacation for a week. Prior to my trip, Sue took the time to ask me detailed questions regarding Penny’s daily schedule, rules, routines, etc. She went the extra mile to make sure Penny felt as comfortable as possible while I was away. Also, Sue sent me pictures and updates of Penny which gave me peace of mind and lots of smiles! By far the best pet sitter I’ve EVER had and I will continue to have Sue care for Penny when I’m away. 5 stars!

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dina S.
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Four Paws Pet Sitting has been a lifesaver to me and my husband. We both work very sporadic hours and they have been very accommodating to help get our dogs out on long days. My dog can be challenging at times but both Denise and staff are experienced working with animals. I trust them fully!

Maria E.
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It is obvious that Alec is an animal lover. Conscientious, kind and respectful of the owners and their pets.


I have a passion for animals! When I have someone else's pet, I treat them like they are my own. Also, I have great feedback from my family and friends when I am done watching their pet!


Dog walking, dog daycare, dog boarding, dog training, house-sitting.


I'm a responsible pet owner, and I will come to your home to take care of your pet when you can't be there. My services include walking, feeding, and giving medications.

  • 5 years in business

The dedication I have to both dog and owner. I am always looking to keep the dog safe as well as provide the peace of mind to the owner their dog is in good hands.


I am a dog lover and a true believer in the value of proper pet diet and exercise. I treat all animals as if they are my own, and I strive to build great relationships with my clients and their pets. I work on mornings, and I will often bring my own pup, George along!

  • 7 years in business

DogGone Running is a multi-service company providing happiness to your pets through exercise and care while providing personal satisfaction to pet owners with our sincerity and professionalism. We provide dog running, as well as dog walking and tailored pet care for all pets.


Dog walking services are provided locally. A 30-minute walk costs $10 for one dog. The second dog is free, as long as it will walk well with the first dog. My hours are from 5 A.M. to 7 P.M. I will walk dogs earlier or later for an additional charge. There is no additional fee for holidays. I have my own transportation. I am a nonsmoker.


I am a lover of animals and have experience with them as well. I am able to do a variety of services.

Q & A

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How much does boarding a horse cost?

Finding the right horse boarding location is a big step in a horse owner’s life. This will be the place your horse will live and where you will visit multiple times per week or even daily. The cost of horse boarding will depend on the level of service you desire, the location of the stables, and the luxury level of the property. Here are some examples of average horse boarding costs:

  • Overnight stabling: $30 per horse per night.
  • Partial boarding (owner feeds and mucks): $220 per horse per month, with a three-month commitment.
    • Administration of oral medication: $10 per dose.
    • Bandaging: $20 per event, plus cost of materials.
    • Trailering to vet if owner is unable: $25, plus $25 per hour to wait with horse.
  • Basic full boarding: $325-$350 per month per horse. Includes twice daily hay and daily stall cleaning.
    • Horse training: $20 per session.
    • Pasture turn out: $20 per session.
    • Blanketing: $1 per day/$30 per month.
    • Vet or farrier hold: $20. This means haltering the horse and standing with it as it receives treatment or shoeing.

Where can I board my horse?

You can board your horse at any barn or stable that provides horse boarding services. To find horse boarding near you, read reviews of area locations and speak with equestrian friends to find one with a solid reputation. Ideally, the location will be within a reasonable drive from your home or office. This is especially important if you are paying for partial boarding services and are responsible for feeding your horse and cleaning its stall each day. You may choose your boarding barn or stables based on the services they provide. Some offer more extensive amenities — at an added price — that reduce the amount of work you need to do to keep your horse comfortable. Consider whether you want training, blanketing, exercise and other perks in addition to standard offerings like hay and stable mucking. Your stable may have temperament requirements and proof that your horse has the proper vaccinations required by your state. This protects both your horse and the other horses in the stable. Many states require that locations offering horse boarding services have stable licenses that are renewed each year. Always be sure to enter into a clearly written boarding contract that will cover your horse and belongings in case of accident, and remember our tips for smart hiring.

What is horse boarding?

Horse boarding is like rental housing for your horse. Horse boarding is helpful for people who don’t have the space or the resources to install and maintain a stable on their property. A horse can be housed in a barn with other horses and receive the care they need. Owners can visit their horse for riding, grooming, training, etc. Horse boarding services may vary based on the company and the price. Some horse boarders may offer short-term boarding of 24 hours to several nights for people passing through an area, while most offer boarding by the month for horses whose owners live in the area. There is partial- and full-service boarding, which indicates how much of the work of feeding the horse and cleaning the stall is the responsibility of the owner rather than the boarding barn. For an added fee, horse boarding can also include grooming services, riding and training, medication administration, and more.

To find the right boarding fit for you and your horse, make a list of your top priorities. These might include immediate access to riding trails, round-the-clock supervision, or a nearby or affiliated veterinarian. Always visit the site to learn exactly where your horse will be kept and whether the barn and grounds are in good condition. Read reviews, and always practice smart hiring. It’s also critical to sign the proper legal documents that protect both you and your horse, such as boarding agreements. Above all, make sure it seems like a place your horse will be comfortable between your visits.

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