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I have hired Helene multiple times to care for my 4-year old tabby, Izzie, and one time she also cared for our bearded dragon. Helene is extremely diligent about taking notes during the interview process and asks detailed questions about things that I would never have thought about. I truly appreciate how she leaves a note every day about her interactions with our pets. It is nice to come home and see what the furry kids were doing in our absence. Additionally, if you request it, she will send a text message each day giving a brief overview of that days interaction. She (meaning Izzie) can be somewhat skittish when people come over, and I like that Helene will make a conscious effort to find her and play with her. She will even provide massages for your pets. In addition to pet-sitting, Helene will also bring in your mail, newspaper, and turn on and off lights. I appreciate her thoughtfulness. I also give her an A+ for reliability. During our last trip in early February, it was during all the snowstorms and bitter cold, and Helene still came out to see Izzie each day we were gone. As you know, cats can be fairly independent and not necessarily need everyday attention. I would have completely understood if Helene would have decided to stay home, but nope... she came out every day. I have no reservations in hiring Helene again for our pet-sitting needs. I think if you hire her, you will not be disappointed in the service(s) you will receive.
I feel confident having Tom and Deb walk my nine month old puppy three times a week. They're very caring and want what's best for our puppy. They have been responsive to the changing needs of our pup and have actively communicated the tweaks and changes they're making in order for them to have the best walks possible.
She arrived on time and got straight to work. She had estimated about four hours based on the size of my home, but being that it has been a while since we had done a very thorough cleaning due to my health issues, as well as having two teenagers and a dog, it took closer to seven hours. She stayed until the job was complete and did a very nice job. Even though she stayed almost double the time, she didn't ask for more money, though we insisted on paying her more. She absolutely deserved it. There were a couple surfaces that she missed dusting, but everything was scrubbed and cleaned very well. We liked her so much, we will definitely have her back again. Likely every two to three weeks going forward so she can concentrate on some other tasks like helping to organize closets, etc. She was also wonderful with our dog and does do pet sitting. She seems very trustworthy as well. All in all, I would give her an 'A'.
Belinda is amazing!!! She does a wonderful job with both our dogs! She's even made them peanut butter puppy cookies. She gives us daily updates after her visit and sends photos. She even started training our one pup to sit before crossing the street! She is reliable, professional, trustworthy and a genuine lover of animals. Belinda is the best!
Wow! After pretty extensive searching for a professional and trustworthy pet sitter for my new cat, I chose to hire Lainey after reading all of her wonderful reviews. She is so friendly and I felt comfortable giving the keys to my apartment to her after meeting her just once. Since I've been on vacation I've received pictures of my cat every day which definitely eases my anxiety about how she's doing while I'm away. She texts me every day to tell me she's been to visit my kitty, so I know she's being taken care of. She did ask as well if I'd like pictures and daily updates and also asked what time I'd like her to visit while I'm gone. I love that she's considerate of different preferences that everyone might have! Overall, she has made my vacation so much less stressful and I'm so glad I found her. She's definitely going to be my go-to in the future for any of my pet sitting needs!
Susan has been cat sitting for us for over ten years and we have only positive things to say. First, she did cat sitting for one cat and now for our three. She always asks how they are doing along with detailed questions so she knows what is going on with them, their food and medicine issues, etc. She is easy to work with, 100% reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and experienced. She has a very calm demeanor which our cats respond well to and she spends the time to play with them and give them attention while we are gone so that they are happy and in good spirits when we come home.
Jackie took care of our dog, cat, and rabbit when we were out of town. She was very professional during our first meeting and left a report of how the pet sitting went. We look forward to using Muttsley's again.
When I adopted my first puppy just last year , I knew I needed a dog walker. Someone who would love my little guy the way I would and take good care of him while I was at work or on vacation. Thankfully Shauna was there to help! Her flexibility, honesty, and positive attitude definitely made her stand out from others. She was very understanding, very professional and always left me progress notes on how my little Leo did the day of the visit. During her visit's she also made time to play with my cat as well which in my eyes is a huge plus! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Shauna for your furry friends! She is responsible and will always be there for you and your pets!
I cannot speak highly enough about the fabulous service that Brenda Montemeyer has provided for our dog Sadie. She is trustworthy, reliable, loving, and fun! I would highly recommend her!
Michelle groomed my 15-year-old dog, who suffered from arthritis and had bad back legs. Brownie had medium-long hair that shed like crazy and hadn't been professionally washed or brushed for years. After 90 minutes, she emerged from Michelle's van looking clean and sleek. I've recommended her service to my pet-sitting customers. It was a little pricey, but you get convenience (especially for dogs averse to car rides) and a groomer with a lot of experience and knowledge.
Lisa has been my pet sitter for over 4 years now. Loyal, trustworthy and dependable are her 3 greatest attributes and the most important part is my dogs just love her! She is just great with them! She has even rushed one of my dogs to my vet when she was at my house pet sitting. My dog cut herself on my fencing deep enough to require stitches. I highly recommend her!
John has provided the BEST dog walking service we have received in the past three years of owning our new puppy! We have had a number of dog walkers in the past for various reasons and John is by far the best! He is professional, dependable, caring to our dog, sends us photos after each walk, and overall is a pleasure to work with! The most important factor for us is reliability given we work during the day and John is always there to walk our retriever! He does not walk our dog with other dogs and devotes his time and energy to making our puppy happy while we are at work. John also goes above and beyond as he gives our dog a peanut butter Kong before he leaves so our dog doesn't bark while we are away. Please work with Top Dog Chicago as your dog will love the service!!!
Anna is a great cat sitter. She seems to speak the same language as my cat, understanding what he's talking about and what he needs. She is very in tune with him and even gives me suggestions about what we might do to make him even happier.
Connie has done a wonderful job pet sitting our 2 cats. It's very easy to schedule with her and she always texts us updates and photos when we're out of town. I would recommend her without hesitation!
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.
Sara watched my high-energy, high-strung Jack Russell rescue dog (Daisy Duke) twice this summer for two week-long vacations. She was recommended to me by a friend who has known Sara since middle school. I don't put my trust in many people, but Sara proved to be very deserving of it. Daisy was in great hands. Sara came and met with Daisy before the first in-house pet-sitting started. During the visit Sara played fetch with Daisy outside and the two got to know one another. During the pet-sitting week, Sara stayed overnight with Daisy and spent a lot of time playing with her. Daisy pees a lot, because she's a nervous dog, with some issues from her previous lilfe before we adopted her. Sara was patient and understanding. She also made sure Daisy was walked and exercised thoroughly. I HIGHLY recommend Sara. She's affordable, trust-worthy, and compassionate. I am a little doting, when it comes to my children (furry or human) and I appreciated the status texts from Sara letting me know how it went. After the visit I received a summary of how things went, whether Daisy ate well, and how much exercise and TLC she received. I loved this service. Sara also watered by small garden and I tipped her for that, since she did such a stellar job. What completely bowled me over was that Sara washed the bedding so that I didn't have to attend to the guest room, when I arrived home exhausted from our travels. Totally unexpected, but a really nice touch.
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!
Denise has been cat sitting for me for about a year and I could not be happier. Not only does she scoop the poop and feed and water my fur baby, she takes the time to pet and brush her. She is a cat and dog owner so she knows the ins and outs. I definitely would recommend Denise to care for your pet.
I could tell she genuinely loved caring for my cat. She made it easier to be away from my fur baby for so long.
We couldn't be happier with the dog walking services we received from Chicago PetPal! They did a great job with our dogs - especially our 4 month old puppy. They helped work on her housetraining and did a great job getting her into and out of her crate. In our initial meeting, it was instantly clear that Dean and Nicole love dogs. They were very thorough when getting information about the pups and spent the whole time playing with, petting, and spoiling the dogs (all while letting the dogs get used to them). Dean (our walker) was always prompt, friendly, and easy to work with, including being flexible and understanding when our plans had to change. While all of these above aspects are incredible, the part of Chicago PetPal that we love the most is how easy it is to communicate with them. We got daily "report cards" for both of our dogs (including pictures) with lots of information. They were also fast to answer to texts and helpful and friendly in their responses. We felt very reassured knowing that our dogs were being so well cared for! We very highly recommend Chicago PetPal for dog walking, and we will definitely be using them again for our future dog walking (and other pet services)!
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