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Evanston Pet Boarders

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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.

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!

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.

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!

North Shore Paws
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Catherine C.
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I used the owner of North Shore Dogs for a couple years before I moved down to the city and I can honestly say from experience that I have never felt more comfortable or confident in a dog walker than I do in NSD. She was always there when needed in a pinch and consistent about when and how long she took my dog out. In addition to the daily walks I also felt very comfortable leaving my home and my animals (cats and dogs) in here care for extended periods of time. I recommend NSD for all of your pet needs! Now I just wish she would extend her services downtown ;)

Pet Care, Walker & Sitter
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Lizzie L.
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I hired Cristiana to look after my dog, Pierre, while we went out of town for the weekend. The proof to us of Cristiana's great care was the excellent mood our dog was in when we returned. When we have taken him to be boarded, he at best grumpy upon our return and at worst sullen. When we returned home after the weekend Cristiana took care of him, he was our happy and ready to play. While out of town, we were happy to know that our home and pet were in trustworthy hands. We would happily use Cristiana's services again, and I know Pierre would be happy to see her!

Mark W.
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Entrusting Mr. Barkypants, my first-born son, to a dog walker is akin to how I imagine it might feel to someday entrust a less furry child of mine to a nanny: He/She sure as hell better be committed, conscientious, able to survive blizzards*, and love Mr. Barkypants as his/her own. Using this (perhaps slightly unreasonable) standard, I interviewed many, many dog walkers before I found Walks With Zara Chicago Dog Wlalkers, a dog walking company that Russell and his business partner own and operate. Though I haven't yet had to put them to the blizzard test*, it is clear that Russell is an excellent dog walker and human being. I feel strongly about not having just any random person walk Mr. Barkypants: I've witnessed how some walkers who work at larger operations treat (or rather mistreat) the 5-10 dogs they walk at once. Sadly, it doesn't seem uncommon for some dog walkers, on the north-side at least, to roughly yank leashes or yell and scream at dogs, or to refuse to stop walking to allow one of their charges to use the little dog's room, or to tie dogs up to a post in the park while the walker enjoys a cigarette and long chat with his friends. I am confident that Russell does NOT do this; Mr. Barkypants would probably behave very differently with him than he does. Interestingly, though Mr. Barkypants isn't terribly fond of strangers and he is particularly non-fond of strangers who are male and who wear hats, he took to the hat-wearing Russell like he took to liver treats from the first or second walk on. Russell has a gentle, quiet, calm, non-domineering manner with dogs (and humans, really). He isn't embarrassed about speaking to dogs in goofy voices -- a talent I quite appreciate. Moreover, wrt his human dealings, too, Russell is prompt and as honest as Abe: He lets us know when he isn't able to walk a full hour (because of severe weather or sickness) and deducts from his pay despite our asking him to take the full amount. Rates, by the way, are extremely reasonable for Chicago dog walking, especially since Mr. Barkypants gets Russell all to himself on walks. According to their website, Russell is bonded and insured as a dog walker and is a member of the Association of pet sitters. I can speak with knowledge about Russell's excellent credentials as a dog walker. He *will* treat your dogs with respect and patience -- or at least I'm pretty sure they will based on how they've treated my first born son. I can't recommend him enough.


I provide pet care in my home or yours, I provide walking, feeding, vacation overnights and playtime. I adore animals and will love them as much as you do. I am available most of the time as I work part time.


I am a pet lover. I do pet sitting, and I do light cleaning! And a dog walker Sometimes, we need a little helping hand every once in a while especially for our busy schedules; let me help.


I do not have a business, but I'm a student who loves pets a lot and wants to help them. I also spend my time with animals and teach them.


I provide the best care for your pets while you are out of town or at work. I am comfortable working with all animals and have no problem getting along with them.


I love all kinds of pets and animals. I'm very attentive and will treat your pet like my own best friend. Prices are reasonable.


I am a trained dog walker and sitter. Your dog(s) will be spoiled-rotten (like mine). Give me a call. Dogs know a sincere human, they know when we are "dog lovers". I am one of their biggest fans!


Belle Aire Kennels has nearly 50 years of experience in providing top-notch dog, cat, and other animal boarding, daycare, and grooming services in Downers Grove, Illinois (IL). Call us for more details.


My duties include cleaning for the animals in the house, walking, personal hygiene and pastime with your pet prior to your arrival.


The most important element in determining the quality of pet grooming is the experience and artistry of the groomer. Grooming by Galdy employs the most experienced and talented groomers in Chicago. Each of our groomers has ample experience in professional grooming. While each person tends to specialize in a breed or size, they each groom all breeds of dogs and cats with superior ability.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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