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Wilmette House And Pet 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.

Top Pro
  • 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.

KLM Services
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Katie J.
Verified review

Karen did such a great job cleaning up an extremely weed-ridden yard at a house that was vacant for 2 years. The yard is now a selling feature of the house and we've gotten great feedback from prospective tenants and buyers who have used it. Very fair pricing, and she gave helpful information along the way.

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Maryjo D.
Verified review

Lainey did such a great job taking care of my cat over the thanks giving weekend. It was my first trip away from him since we moved to illinois so I was nervous with a new pet sitter. My cat bonded to Lainey right away and she sent me daily updates. He was happy and healthy when I arrived home. I'm so happy to have found her!

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

Smart Paws Chicago
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

SmartPaws is thee best! I found them here on Thumbtack and couldn't be happier. They made my first few days leaving my pup home alone much much easier. Thank you!

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
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!!!!

Pawfect Dog Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
diana w.
Verified review

I LOVED PAWFECT DOG TRAINING! The trainers were incredibly insightful and spent more than enough time to not only train Jack, but to teach me everything I needed to know to do my training with him in between our sessions. Jack would get so excited every time we would pull up to the Pawfect House and Matthew and Carin always gave us such great greetings. Being able to train with other dogs in such a friendly environment was so relaxing and pressure-free. We thought we would just do some general training for behavior to stop Jack's jumping and nipping concerns but we learned so much and evolved to agility training with Pawfect and it has done wonders to reduce Jack's energy level and he is so much more responsive to my commands now. I spent so much money on training facilities and I simply didn't know if I would ever be able to resolve my issues with Jack, but a friend told me about Thumbtack and once I was quoted by Pawfect, spoke to Matthew and Carin, and reviewed the Pawfect website, I felt that it would be a safe bet to try the training and I am so, so happy I did. This experience was unlike anything I would've ever imagined for dog training. It is so much more than basic obedience or even advanced obedience training. Matthew is a behavior specialist first and he completely changed my view of not only my dog but all dogs. Working with our dogs as just an animal was simply not correct. Learning that Jack is actually as intelligent as he is and training him as such really made a difference; not in days or weeks, but immediately! I can go on and on but I want to express how truly amazing Pawfect Training is and I encourage anyone and everyone to stop doing facility training and just go to Matthew and Carin and experience what I have; IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR DOG'S LIFE FOREVER! Thank you Pawfect... for more than you will ever know!

Hot Dignity Dog
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rose S.
Verified review

This is my first time hiring a pet sitter for my two cats. Diane did a great job taking care of my two cats. She kept me informed about how they were doing while I was out of town. I am very happy with the service I received and would highly recommend Diane as a pet sitter!

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

Jason has exceeded our expectations as a pet sitter. He not only does the basics well, like walking, feeding, etc., but he also keeps things clean and neat after each visit. And not only is it true that "Jason loves dogs", but also the dogs seem to love Jason which makes for a good working relationship. Jason is an A1 pet sitter. He is the best!

2 Hearts 4 Paws, LLC
5.0
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'!

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.

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.

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!

Paw Prints Pet Care
5.0
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
    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!!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    About

    I have a passion for animals! When I have someone else's pet, I treat them like they are my own. Also, I have great feedback from my family and friends when I am done watching their pet!

    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 Cat Sitter

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      Need someone frequently to visit the cat in our home and provide feeding, exercise and litter changing.
    • $20
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