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Skokie In-Home Dog Sitters

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  • 7 years in business
  • 52 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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri O.
Verified review

The pet sitters were understanding of our dogs individual needs. They also worked to meet our schedules.

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 19 reviews
  • 16 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
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Donna D.
Verified review

Dina took great care of our dog when we were out of town. She provided overnight care for our Ellie and visits during the day. We had piece of mind knowing that Dina was with our dog. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a caring, responsible pet sitter who loves dogs.

Jason Loves Dogs
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy F.
Verified review

Jason is the best, and has been my dogwalker for over a year. I'm an attorney with a completely unpredictable schedule and I frequently work late nights and long hours. There is no way I could do my job without having a reliable dogwalker, and Jason is ALWAYS there when I need him (with hardly any notice, sorry Jason!). He has to handle my dominant, food-aggressive Rottweiler, who is on four different heart medications, and my formerly-abused and "evil" small dog, who even my family refuses to handle, and all with a smile on his face. I'm not the easiest customer to please, but after emergency vet visits, feedings, medications, late night visits, weekend visits, several visits a day, etc... I cannot recommend Jason enough!

2 Hearts 4 Paws, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cami G.
Verified review

Brenda has been really great with providing doggie day care. My dog, Sam, luvs her to death. He gets so excited when she comes over to pick him up! She is very flexible and accommodating, highly recommend using her.

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
  • 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!

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.

Heather's Pet Sitting
4.6
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!!

All TLC Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gregg D.
Verified review

Highly recommend. Jeanne watches my dogs while we vacation. She also watched one of the dogs that couldn't be left home alone. The dogs love going there.

Tails, Scales, & Nubs
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan W.
Verified review

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!

  • 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.

Modern Pet
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Warren B.
Verified review

Kris and Israel made it a simple process from start to finish. They certainly know what they're doing and made it an easy choice for me to hire them to walk my dog on a regular basis.

  • 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.

Zoo Crew Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rena L.
Verified review

Christine did a great job with all my pets. Dogs fish and birds

North Shore Paws
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Catherine C.
Verified review

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 ;)

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kirsty R.
Verified review

Chris is always so attentive to our pup and very communicative with us which we really appreciate. He is flexible, helpful, and very professional, all things that we value highly. He has great tips when we ask for them and is always willing to go above and beyond. Thanks as always Chris!

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    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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