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I have hired Helene multiple times to care for my 4-year old tabby, Izzie, and one time she also cared for our bearded dragon. Helene is extremely diligent about taking notes during the interview process and asks detailed questions about things that I would never have thought about. I truly appreciate how she leaves a note every day about her interactions with our pets. It is nice to come home and see what the furry kids were doing in our absence. Additionally, if you request it, she will send a text message each day giving a brief overview of that days interaction. She (meaning Izzie) can be somewhat skittish when people come over, and I like that Helene will make a conscious effort to find her and play with her. She will even provide massages for your pets. In addition to pet-sitting, Helene will also bring in your mail, newspaper, and turn on and off lights. I appreciate her thoughtfulness. I also give her an A+ for reliability. During our last trip in early February, it was during all the snowstorms and bitter cold, and Helene still came out to see Izzie each day we were gone. As you know, cats can be fairly independent and not necessarily need everyday attention. I would have completely understood if Helene would have decided to stay home, but nope... she came out every day. I have no reservations in hiring Helene again for our pet-sitting needs. I think if you hire her, you will not be disappointed in the service(s) you will receive.
The pet sitters were understanding of our dogs individual needs. They also worked to meet our schedules.
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'.
Kitty was fed and watered as directed. Litter box scooped daily. Belinda went beyond the call to tidy up w/o being asked. Brought in my mail and newspaper. Even left me with a roll of pet waste bags. Stayed in touch each day via text messages. Very reasonable rates. I would hire her again.
Susan has been cat sitting for us for over ten years and we have only positive things to say. First, she did cat sitting for one cat and now for our three. She always asks how they are doing along with detailed questions so she knows what is going on with them, their food and medicine issues, etc. She is easy to work with, 100% reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and experienced. She has a very calm demeanor which our cats respond well to and she spends the time to play with them and give them attention while we are gone so that they are happy and in good spirits when we come home.
Jackie took care of our dog, cat, and rabbit when we were out of town. She was very professional during our first meeting and left a report of how the pet sitting went. We look forward to using Muttsley's again.
Fantastic pet sitter, was able to create a bond with our VERY picky cat. Always sends us updates at the start and end of the visits. I know our cats are in good hands and that she won't hesitate to contact us if there are questions.
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!
Anna is a fantastic Pet Sitter! Wendy was very happy to have her visit and play, and I heartily recommend Anna to everyone! Will definitely be contacting her again when next I travel. Thanks so much Anna!
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.
Connie has done a wonderful job pet sitting our 2 cats. It's very easy to schedule with her and she always texts us updates and photos when we're out of town. I would recommend her without hesitation!
Sara watched my high-energy, high-strung Jack Russell rescue dog (Daisy Duke) twice this summer for two week-long vacations. She was recommended to me by a friend who has known Sara since middle school. I don't put my trust in many people, but Sara proved to be very deserving of it. Daisy was in great hands. Sara came and met with Daisy before the first in-house pet-sitting started. During the visit Sara played fetch with Daisy outside and the two got to know one another. During the pet-sitting week, Sara stayed overnight with Daisy and spent a lot of time playing with her. Daisy pees a lot, because she's a nervous dog, with some issues from her previous lilfe before we adopted her. Sara was patient and understanding. She also made sure Daisy was walked and exercised thoroughly. I HIGHLY recommend Sara. She's affordable, trust-worthy, and compassionate. I am a little doting, when it comes to my children (furry or human) and I appreciated the status texts from Sara letting me know how it went. After the visit I received a summary of how things went, whether Daisy ate well, and how much exercise and TLC she received. I loved this service. Sara also watered by small garden and I tipped her for that, since she did such a stellar job. What completely bowled me over was that Sara washed the bedding so that I didn't have to attend to the guest room, when I arrived home exhausted from our travels. Totally unexpected, but a really nice touch.
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!
I've been a fur mom to Ryder for almost 9 years now. For those first 6, I had the luxury of family to love and care for him while I was away. Two years ago, my family moved out of state and I was forced to look elsewhere for my dog sitting needs. It was the most stressful, heart-aching experience I've encountered as I couldn't cope with dropping him off at a kennel or a boarding facility for 2 weeks, or even a day for that matter. He's my baby and I needed someone I could trust. Two years ago, I hit the jackpot and found Pawzz N All and Ive been using them ever since. Pawz N All is an in-home sitter that does not kennel pets unless they are asked to. They watch multiple dogs simultaneously and own a dog themselves so your fur child will always have social hour! Pawzz N All has always been available to me, even last minute which is beyond appreciative. They are close to home for me which makes it very convenient. They provide pictures and updates if asked and will even administer medications if necessary. Pawzz N All truly has a passion and love for all dogs and cares for them like they're their own. They are patient and definitely have eased my anxiety with this process which at one point was new territory for me. I would recommend Pawzz N All 100%, for first timers or anyone looking to reestablish a new sitter!!
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!
Denise has been cat sitting for me for about a year and I could not be happier. Not only does she scoop the poop and feed and water my fur baby, she takes the time to pet and brush her. She is a cat and dog owner so she knows the ins and outs. I definitely would recommend Denise to care for your pet.
I can say that our experience with Susan caring for our little Ginger (adopted pooch of 2 years), was truly awesome! From the first meet & greet there was a "love connection". Clearly Susan has a love for dogs as though they were her own. When I returned home from my trip after Susan cared for Ginger, it was quite obvious that she was well cared for and exercised properly. Each time Susan has helped us out while away, Ginger walks around the house looking for Susan once she leaves and whines a little as if she's lost her buddy. I would recommend Susan as a reliable and super friendly dog walker/pet sitter!!
Because since I was a baby I have grown up around animals. I have a deep passion to work them.
I'll care for your pets as if they were my own. There are no worries for my loyalty. I'm all paws for you.
Pamper Your Pet is a professional pet sitting and dog walking service with options ranging from mid-day dog walking to vacation-stay pet sitting in our homes or yours. We strive to give you piece of mind in knowing that your precious pet is loved and cared for in your absence. About Pamper your Pet: Pamper your Pet has been in business since 2005. We are a family-owned and operated company located in Lombard, IL. We service Dupage, Cook and Will county. We love animals and wanted to find a way to spend everyday caring for and nurturing as many animals as we can. This is our perfect alternative to bringing them all home with us! Pamper Your Pet provides the following: * Caring for pets with special needs * Quality time with your pets * Senior Pet Care * Cat and Kitten Care * Large Breed Dogs * New puppy socializing * Daily visits for your pets * AM/PM and mid-day dog walks * Transport to vet and grooming appointments * Overnight and weekend companions in our homes (limited) * In-Home Boarding * Horse Care and Training * Exotic Pets * Small Pets
I think each person who does this type of work has a huge desire not just for working with animals, but has to truly have a caregiver personality. We obviously have our own individual personality that we use to communicate and connect not only with owner, but to the pets as well. And animals can sense that right away. I care for the smaller breed dogs in my home. Here they are part of the family!