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  • 7 years in business
  • 55 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

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'.

Who Let the Dogs Out
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.

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

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.

Dina's Dogs
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!!!!

2 Hearts 4 Paws, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

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'!

  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Nina D.
Verified review

Martin is fantastic. He cared about our rescue beagle from the beginning, and made amazing progress on his first visit. It will take time to bring our beagle to where he can be a dog and not a guardian, but if anyone can do it, Martin can. We highly recommend Martin and Black Dog K9 Training and Pet Services LLC.

Simply Waggable
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Pauli E.
Verified review

The thorough pre-sitting visit where the sitters gathered information and got to know my cat. They also inquired about any special quirks my cat might have so they could be aware and take care of him in the best way. I felt extremely confident that in the case of an emergency they would be on top of it and get him any help he might need. Simply the best pet sitters ever!

Lucky Pets Petsitting
from 9 reviews
  • 2 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!

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Falcore Pet Services
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rita K.
Verified review

The owner, Tracy, is fantastic! This was our 1st experience with leaving our dog and birds at home with a pet sitter! She was always in contact with us, sending updates and photos to ease our minds that things were well at home! And, when we got home, we had a day to day written updates waiting for us! She was, also, flexible with her schedule with us since we weren't sure when we would be returning home! Her prices were amazing! We expected to pay more that what she charged us! The photos attached were sent to us from Tracy!! Falcore Pet Sitting has us as permanent clients!! Thank you so much for taking such great care of our fur & feathered babies!!

Paw Prints Pet Care
from 8 reviews
    Cheryl L.
    Verified review

    We have used Juli and her crew to take care of our cats for years. They do a great job and have even handle our one cats insulin injections. It is wonderful to go on vacation and not worry.

    Heather's Pet Sitting
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Denise K.
    Verified review

    Heather is our pup's favorite friend! We know that we can always count on her for daily visits, as well as help if anything last-minute pops up. As a first time dog owner, I value Heather's opinion and insight on what's best for our pup!

    • 2 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael L.
    Verified review

    Paula was absolutely phenomenal. I recently was working 12 hour days for 2 weeks straight and needed a dog walker to take my 2 dogs out twice a day. I hired Paula off of Thumbtack and wow I couldn't have asked for a nicer, incredibly reliable, and trustworthy dog walker. She passed along updates on the dogs and always kept me in the loop on the pups. She was very kind and very passionate about what she does. I would give her 10 stars if I could. Paula is definitely my go to dog walker from here on out and I passed out a couple of her cards to my neighbors with dogs. If you want a great dog walker, do yourself a favor and hire Paula!!

    Furry Godmother
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Sandy C.
    Verified review

    Judy took excellent care of our animals while we were on vacation. She looked in on them 3 times a day which was what we had agreed upon. Judy che ked on them once each morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening which was also when they were fed. The animals included our two dogs, our son's two chinchillas and our box turtle. We were iimpressed with the fact that she tried fixing the water bottle for one of the chins. When that didn't completely succeed, she went and purchased a new one. Judy definitely took care of the needs of all our animals. We came home to a clean house and happy animals. We have already made arrangements with her to come back again in October. In short, Judy's service was outstanding.

    • 31 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Terry T.
    Verified review

    Even though I didn't eventually need a walker, I was impressed with the prompt, polite, and accommodating responses from your employee. If I should need dog walking services in the future, I surely will contact you.

    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Stacy E.
    Verified review

    Michelle was an excellent dog sitter... I have a large breed dog, and she took care of her like she was her own... I called Michelle last minute due to a family emergency, and she was very accomodating.. she even brought the mail in for me... I will be definitely calling her again!

    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Janel T.
    Verified review

    a great pet sitter my pup loves her. always on time

    Super Pet Sitting

    New To Thumbtack


      My name is Jason Black, and I have been pet sitting and house sitting for about two years now for a few different clients. I'm looking to improve my clientele. I can do daily visits to your house three times a day or stay overnight with your pets. I also will do dog walking upon request. I also work at Ruffner's Luxury Pet Boarding, which is the website I provided. I am looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

      Angelica's Services

      New To Thumbtack

      • 4 years in business

      I care about those who hire me or utilize my services. I strive to be the best I can be.

      Tails-a-Waggin 4U

      New To Thumbtack


        Tails-a-Waggin 4U is dedicated to helping your dog be the best it can be through a stimulating and fun exercise regimen. Our runners and walkers are bonded and insured, so you can rest assured your home and beloved pets are in good hands. Contact us today to set up a free in-home consultation to discuss the fitness needs of your dog(s). No obligation or commitment required. Service area includes: North Arlington Heights, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Deerfield, IL, Kildeer, IL, Lincolnshire, IL, Long Grove, IL, Palatine, IL, Riverwoods, IL, Wheeling, IL. If you live outside of the service area, please call for availability!

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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.

        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.

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        Need Dog Sitting

        Chicago, IL

        • Number of dogs
        • Dog breed(s)
        • Type of services
          Provide companionship, Give food and water, Other (overnight)
        • Length of time away
          1 week
        • Frequency
          Other (overnight)
        • Length of sitting
          Stay multiple days and nights
        • Additional services
          Water plants, Take out trash
        • Details
          Dogs need to stay in their house. Go out at least 4 times; fed twice. Overnight care. Looking for someone to stay over. Oct 29 through Nov 3
        • $437.5
          Average price
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