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Earlier this year we went on a short vacation, the first since we became homeowners, and for lack of forethought our only option was to board our cat for the 3.5 days we were gone. While she made it through okay, we couldn't help but think it would be less stress for everyone involved if we just let her stay at home and had someone check in on her, so we began shopping for pet sitters prior to our long vacation this fall. To give some context, we had certain criteria for a pet sitter. We didn't want someone who we couldn't trust to take the job seriously, and truly wanted to hire someone who does this primarily for a living. There's a measure of trust that goes into this - you're giving someone virtually unrestricted access to your home and hoping that they will take care of your beloved pet as you would. It's a tall order. We had quite a few respondents to our postings, and out of all of them we chose Helene after our initial meet and greet. The things that stood out to us the most were Helene's earnest interest in pet care, her depth of knowledge, and her bonded/insured practice. This is her profession, not just something to make some money on the side. Helene asked all the right questions of us up front, which is what we were looking for. I'm happy to say things couldn't have gone better! We left on vacation for 12 days this autumn and received daily updates via email to let us know that our cat was being well cared for. We asked Helene to stop by for half hour daily sessions, inclusive of feeding/maintenance/play, and it seems to have gone off without a hitch. It was really great to have one less thing to worry about, and they seemed to have gotten along very well. We will definitely be contacting Helene again in the future for any pet sitting needs and encourage anyone reading this to do so as well.
The McClelland's do a wonderful job with all the pets they care for. Pete greatly enjoys the times he gets to walk with them and is always happy when I get home.
I have never been so happy with the work Karen has done in my garden. She is a very hard worker & cares about what you want to be done. She knows her gardening. I'll be calling her back. When things are in bloom I'll post some pictures. Joyce Craig
Belinda took great care of my pets while I was gone. When I came home, I found that she had done extra tasks such as cleaning that was appreciated. I have a Green Cheek Conure that does not bond with many people. He got along great with her.
My usually nervous pup took to Lainey from their first meeting. I have no reservations about leaving my pet in her care.
Susan was great! She took amazing care of my cat, and made sure to understand my cat's needs before I left on vacation. She sent me updates throughout the week to ensure my kitty was doing well. Thanks again Susan! I look forward to working with you in the future :)
It was all good. They took great care of my pets!
Excellent dog walker! So glad I found Stephs Pet care! So convient with my hetic schedule. And so great for last min get aways as a care giver! So worth every dollar I spent! Will be reccomending Stephs Pet care everytime someone asks for a walker or care taker! (:
If you want the best service the best person handling the care of your pets hire this wonderful person shes awesome!!!!
Sally looks forward to her visits from Brenda and Jennifer each week. 2Hearts2Paws are reliable, flexible and fun! They care about the pets they see and go the extra mile in the rain, sleet, snow or cold to make sure everyone is happy with tails waggin'!
This is a very professional dog care service. Our two dogs were well-cared for while we were away, and we would recommend this company to anyone in need of dog walking/care.
It was well qualified. She knew how to take care of my pet and the price and time was well within budget. I will go there again.
Majestic paws has been great. The dog parent gets an email telling them when the walker arrives and when they depart. The departure email is my fav of the day because it also includes a pic of your fur baby. It also has a summary of what happened on the walk. And the walker also leaves a more personal hand written note. I feel like the truly care for my yorkie. Their rates are reasonable compared to most services in the city. I highly recommend majestic paws.
Kathy is a genuine dog lover. My dogs love her bc she is so kind to them and takes care of them. I feel blessed to have Kathy in our family.
Anna was awesome!! She came for a house visit prior to my vacation. During my time away she sent daily updates and photos of my pets. She is very caring, reliable, and friendly. I would hire her again and recommend her to my friends!
This was my first time using a pet sitting service so I was naturally nervous about the whole process. I was basically giving a stranger unsupervised access to my home and dog. Fortunately, Sara was great about everything. A few days before my trip, she came to meet me and finalize Gizmo's care requirements. From the beginning, Sara was excellent about giving me status updates. I would receive a detailed email with a report on Gizmo (with pictures!) twice a day. It was extremely comforting to know that it was business as usual for Gizmo. She spent her days chasing squirrels, eating grass and trying to get someone to play fetch with her. Gizmo had the unfortunate luck of getting injured while playing. Sara quickly notified me that she thought Gizmo was favoring one leg to put weight on. We agreed that it was best for a vet to see Gizmo. Sara coordinated the appointment and made the vet visit in short order. Sara was fantastic about Gizmo's meds and after care. I couldn't have asked for a better caretaker. When I came back from my trip, I was happy to see that my dog was happy and that my house was in the same condition I left it in. I am definitely requesting her services again whenever I leave town. I recommend Sara's Compassionate Pet Care wholeheartedly!!
I’ve used TS&N several times. I often work long hours and sometimes travel. She’s taken very good care of Pauline since she was a kitten and she’s a very gentle, patient kitty sitter. You can tell she LOVES cats!
Jeanne took care of my 2 dogs for the weekend of my daughters wedding. It was nice not to worry about the dogs with the hectic weekend. She takes care of them as if they were her own!
Leo and Loni are the first furry babies I have ever had (I was allergic to lots of things, including many animals, when I was younger). So finding someone to look after my little ones when I am traveling was an important decision for me. When I reached out to Modern Pet, Israel explained to me the process and he came for a visit to introduce himself in person and meet L and L. It was clear to me that he and Kris (who I met later) love animals and the work they do. I happily recommend their services without reservation. The pets that we choose to bring into our home become family for many of us and it is a nice source of comfort to know that Modern Pet is there to look after my little family when I am traveling. - Keith
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)!
My husband and I have used Cedar Lane Kennels for about 20 years! We are on our second and third dogs we board there. The staff has always been great and the dogs don't mind going! They are always making sure the "kids" are happy! One year Peter called me while we were on vacation due to our one Bull Terriers had an infection and wanted permission to take her to his Vet! We love that each pet gets their play time and a bit of extra attention! Thanks Cedar Lane Kennels!