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Joliet Professional Pet Sitters

Browse these professional pet sitters with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Joliet.

  • 7 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Erin K.
Verified review

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.

Christy's Canine Care
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Rob R.
Verified review

We have been using Christy's Canine Care for about three years now and have had an excellent experience. She has a wonderful way with dog's. Our dog, Lexi, is quite skittish but Christy worked her magic and very quickly, she and Lexi where best friends. Our neighbor has a dog that no dog-sitter was able to get near enough to even get a leash on her. But in the first visit, Christy had the leash on her and was able to walk her. My neighbor caller her a "dog whisperer".

Who Let the Dogs Out
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Karen L.
Verified review

Belinda is an excellent pet sitter. She has taken care of my 6 cats and one dog several times over the past year. I never worry when I go out of town and she is watching my pets. I come home to relaxed happy pets who look very well taken care off.

ALL4K9
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
Verified review

Angela was just what I was looking for in a dog sitter! I had no doubt Sonic was loved and cared for when I was gone and appreciated the updates she sent me throughout his stay. Her services and expertise gave me peace of mind so I could enjoy my vacation! She was also very flexible and fair

kittycareplus
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Z.
Verified review

Susan is an awesome pet sitter!!! She has been taking care of our cats for years. We never worry when we go out of town. Her veterinary experience is an added plus. If there ever is a problem, she will know what to do. You can tell she really cares about animals.

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Muttsley's Pet Services
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy N.
Verified review

Very flexible to my schedule & needs. Sends updates after every visit to ensure me that my dog has been taken care of in my absence. I highly recommend Muttsley's Pet Services.

Dina's Dogs
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Richael B.
Verified review

I cannot say enough great things about Dina. Dina is my first pet sitter and from the start she made me feel very comfortable. Dina makes sure to send text messages and pictures to let me know how my pets are doing. My dogs are not the easiest, and Dina has such compassion that within a day my dogs consider her part of the family (and so do we). I HIGHLY recommend Dina!!!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Laura J.
Verified review

Michelle grooms my beagle and my cat. She is professional and caring. The animals love her and always have a good experience.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

I was delighted with the pet sitter who came to my home during a short work trip! I was sent a text message after each visit and got a clear idea of how my pet was doing! I will definitely use this service again!

Pause for Pets
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Julia A.
Verified review

Susanne is a cat whisperer: even my shy 14 yr old fur baby came out to get petted by her. She sent pictures and updated us daily so we could enjoy our vacation. Our house was in tip top shape when we came home. Great pet sitting service!

From My House To Yours
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
Verified review

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
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy Z.
Verified review

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!

Dog Gone It !
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Diann M.
Verified review

Mary and her husband helped us out in an emergency when our regular pet sitter couldn't take care of our dog. I would have no problem calling them again. Also, the reference they gave told me she would highly recommend them. Price was reasonable aso well.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Selwa M.
Verified review

Paula is absolutely awesome! She is very punctual and very professional! My pups love her.

Todd's Pet Care
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Eugene C.
Verified review

Working with Todd has been great. He's totally professional and has taken great care of our dog. He's very organized and is extremely prompt in returning messages. We are extremely happy with the level of service he provides.

Tailchasers Pet Heroes
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie F.
Verified review

We have been using tailchasers since 2004, we have 2 cats and jamie comes out everytime to take care of them. she is terrific and i would highly recommend any one needing a pet sitter to call tailchasers. makes our life easier knowing that when we are out of town they are in very good hands.

Awesome Pet Service
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

I have used Awesome Pet Service for three (3) years. Diane and Len are very dependable and very responsible. They did a great job and my dog loves them. They are timely, flexible in dealing with changes in scheduling and very easy to work with. Their service is great. I highly recommend them based on my personal experience!

Katie's Animal Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy L.
Verified review

Katie is a very sweet woman that I can tell loves cats. Her kitten Sophie was a delightful and playful little pal to my Senior cat, Charlie. If you want your cat to be loved as much as she loves Sophie then you should totally choose her next time you need a cat sitter. Kathy

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Jenn is everything you could want in a pet sitter and more! My cat does not warm up to strangers whatsoever, that's why his name is Fraidy. Jenn did a great job with the usual stuff--feeding, cleaning the litter box and so on, but she truly EXCELLED in connecting and making friends with Fraidy. She is patient, kind and affectionate. She took the time to get to know him. I have never used a pet sitter before and was nervous about leaving my cat with a stranger and handing over the keys to my house. She put me at ease too. She gave me updates, texts, photos and even sent me a video to relieve my worries--without being intrusive or excessive. Jenn is caring, reliable and professional. She truly exceeded my expectations.

Scent-sational Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Angelo D.
Verified review

Scent-sational pet sitting, the name says it all! Rachel is the best pet sitter, our pets are so well taken care of and our house is cleaner than when we left! Coming home from a vacation and having your pets and your home so well taken care of is the greatest gift! Above and beyond!!

Pet Sitting by Chef Mike
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom C.
Verified review

Mike is professional, punctual and trustworthy. He did a great job taking care of two indoor cats and a feral colony of 10 outdoor cats while I was out of the country for several weeks. He sent pictures and updates nearly every day. Would hire again without hesitation.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should you pay for a pet sitter?

Pet sitting provides your precious pet with in-home care. A pet-sitter can make a brief visit during the day to provide snacks, playtime or affection, or stay at your house for one or more nights to tend to your pet. Prices for pet-sitting will vary based on length of the visit. Nationally, pet sitting prices range from $20 to $30, although prices run higher for your sitter to stay the night. Prices will also be affected by where you live in the country. Here are some examples of average pet-sitting prices based on length of time and region:

  • 30-minute visit: $17 in a small Texas town.
  • 30-minute visit: $25 in Southern California.
    • 45-minute visit: $28.
    • 60-minute visit: $32.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $50 in Texas.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $85 in Southern California.
    • 12 hours: $100.
    • 24 hours: $200. This is a good option for a sick, elderly or brand-new pet that needs constant supervision.

How much does it cost to hire a house sitter?

House-sitting can be a lifesaver when you’re leaving town for any length of time. Whether you work remotely, you’re taking a much-needed vacation, or you just want to road-trip for a few days, it’s wise to have a pro keep an eye on your house and pets while you’re gone. Your home is more likely to stay safe and you won’t have to wrangle the kitty into a kennel to travel with you. The national average pet-sitting price ranges between $20 and $30. Pet-sitting and house-sitting costs will vary based on where you live in the country and regional labor rates. Another factor in cost is how long you want the house-sitter to stay. Some people prefer to have the house-sitter stay the night at their house, perhaps to care for an elderly pet or simply to keep a watchful eye on the home at all times. Overnight stays will cost more, ranging anywhere from $50 to $100, depending on services provided. For day visits, house-sitting and pet-sitting prices will increase incrementally the longer the visit and the more service you want performed. For example, a quick 10-minute visit to feed and walk the pet and bring in the mail could be $12.50, a 25-minute visit could be $18, a 40-minute visit $25, and a 50-minute visit $32. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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