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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
Verified review

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 day’s 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.

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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.

  • 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
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Bob M.
Verified review

Belinda was great. She did everything we asked for our pet dog Sandy. We intend to use her again and definitely recommend!

kittycareplus
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christina H.
Verified review

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.

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Muttsley's Pet Services
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenny R.
Verified review

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.

Furry Hooligans Dog Walking
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy M.
Verified review

I cannot say enough positive things about Shauna and Furry Hooligans. She is incredibly thorough and thoughtful in her service and genuinely cares about my fur babies. I have an elderly dog with severe arthritis. Shauna comes every day while I am at work to walk him. It's difficult for him to move and she is very caring and patient with him. Recently, I was called out of town and Shauna pet sat for my animals (my dog and cat). She was very caring and thorough. She even sent me pictures of my animals so that I knew they were happy. What I appreciated most about Furry Hooligans is how much Shauna genuinely cares for my animals. I highly recommend her service.

Pet Sitting 4 Paws
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly F.
Verified review

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.

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!

  • 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!!

Purrfect Companion
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
Verified review

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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jess R.
Verified review

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.

Lake County Pet Care, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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!

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

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.

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

I was desperate for a dog walker when my local high schoolers went off to college. Todd has been great. Wally, my kind of tough mixed breed shelter dog really likes him and Todd has never let me down.

Pawzz N All
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren R.
Verified review

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!!

  • 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.

Dee's Pet Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doreen S.
Verified review

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.

  • 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.

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

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

Passion for Pets
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda K.
Verified review

I hired Barb Carter to take care of my cat for a week. She was terrific. I received daily updates about how my cat was eating and how active. My cat had no trouble adjusting to Barb and went right to her lap. I will definitely hire her again. I felt relieved to have left her in such capable and caring hands.

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Saint Charles, IL

  • Type of pet(s)
    Dog(s)
  • Length of sitting
    Visit / Partial day
  • Frequency
    Other (Occasionally during the weekend so our dog will not be left alone too long )
  • Additional services
    No additional services
  • Details
    Cat likes ppl too, would be nice to say hi to him
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