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We only needed Lainey for a few days but she was great! We have two big dogs that are very excited to go on walks. They adored Lainey! She was very responsible and we would highly recommend her for anyone looking her a pet sitter, or dog walker!!
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!
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.
Nancy from Pets N Me cared for my dog for a few days it seemed her and my dog bonded so well I saw pics of them bonding when I ask for them i officially have a dog sitter thanks
We are so lucky to have found Stephanie as a trusted caretaker for our 2 dogs. They absolutely adore her. We have used her several times for dog sitting in our home while we are out of town. It's so nice to be able to relax knowing our boys are in good, loving hands . She is very responsive & professional. I would highly recommend using Stephanie for reliable care for your pups!
John has been our cat sitter for several years. He is reliable, respectful of our home, and wonderful with our cat! I can't say enough good things about him and his service.
Jay is extremely attentive to details. He takes time to study your personality and lifestyle and pairs you up with the dog that can fit into that personality and lifestyle. He is always available to help answer all my questions about the health of my dog and even other dog owners he has no relationship with. I have learned that when it comes to dogs, Jay is always right. My dog got missing one day due to my negligence, and he gave me steps on how I can make sure my dog finds her way home, and before and hour, my dog was barking in front of my door. Jay is an exceptional and professional dog whisperer and I would always recommend him.
My experience as a pet sitter for "At Your Home Pet Sitting has been wonderful! The Biggest problem in having an extraordinary partner is that I will never be happy working for anyone else. Thanks, but you have really limited my career options because I have no other options but to follow you wherever you go. Thank You!!!
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!!
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.
I had a great experience with Awesome Pet Service! They were very reliable and conscientious, always taking good care of my dog, Pepper. They walked Pepper everyday and also kept her when I would go out of town. I was disappointed when I moved away and could no longer use them. I highly recommend them!
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.
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!!
I hired Cristiana to look after my dog, Pierre, while we went out of town for the weekend. The proof to us of Cristiana's great care was the excellent mood our dog was in when we returned. When we have taken him to be boarded, he at best grumpy upon our return and at worst sullen. When we returned home after the weekend Cristiana took care of him, he was our happy and ready to play. While out of town, we were happy to know that our home and pet were in trustworthy hands. We would happily use Cristiana's services again, and I know Pierre would be happy to see her!
Entrusting Mr. Barkypants, my first-born son, to a dog walker is akin to how I imagine it might feel to someday entrust a less furry child of mine to a nanny: He/She sure as hell better be committed, conscientious, able to survive blizzards*, and love Mr. Barkypants as his/her own. Using this (perhaps slightly unreasonable) standard, I interviewed many, many dog walkers before I found Walks With Zara Chicago Dog Wlalkers, a dog walking company that Russell and his business partner own and operate. Though I haven't yet had to put them to the blizzard test*, it is clear that Russell is an excellent dog walker and human being. I feel strongly about not having just any random person walk Mr. Barkypants: I've witnessed how some walkers who work at larger operations treat (or rather mistreat) the 5-10 dogs they walk at once. Sadly, it doesn't seem uncommon for some dog walkers, on the north-side at least, to roughly yank leashes or yell and scream at dogs, or to refuse to stop walking to allow one of their charges to use the little dog's room, or to tie dogs up to a post in the park while the walker enjoys a cigarette and long chat with his friends. I am confident that Russell does NOT do this; Mr. Barkypants would probably behave very differently with him than he does. Interestingly, though Mr. Barkypants isn't terribly fond of strangers and he is particularly non-fond of strangers who are male and who wear hats, he took to the hat-wearing Russell like he took to liver treats from the first or second walk on. Russell has a gentle, quiet, calm, non-domineering manner with dogs (and humans, really). He isn't embarrassed about speaking to dogs in goofy voices -- a talent I quite appreciate. Moreover, wrt his human dealings, too, Russell is prompt and as honest as Abe: He lets us know when he isn't able to walk a full hour (because of severe weather or sickness) and deducts from his pay despite our asking him to take the full amount. Rates, by the way, are extremely reasonable for Chicago dog walking, especially since Mr. Barkypants gets Russell all to himself on walks. According to their website, Russell is bonded and insured as a dog walker and is a member of the Association of pet sitters. I can speak with knowledge about Russell's excellent credentials as a dog walker. He *will* treat your dogs with respect and patience -- or at least I'm pretty sure they will based on how they've treated my first born son. I can't recommend him enough.
As far as the service itself goes, SIT in Chicago is great! Our dog Joey loves Gina and we love the text updates telling us about her walk and the photo of her as well! when Joey was a puppy and had a couple of accidents in her crate Gina cleaned it up for her and texted us to let us know. We've also had Gina stay overnight with Joey while we were out of town and everything was great. The only feedback I would offer which isn't necessarily a negative but can make scheduling tricky for our changing schedule when I work from home is that walks have to be canceled within 24 hours.
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!
I love working with dogs! Able to care for rowdy or shy hounds. Walking and watching - keeping the dogs safe!
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!
I clean homes, apartments, and offices. I am also available for light errands, party prep and dog walking/pet care.
We have been trusted to hold on to house keys long after the job is finished. Pam can handle even difficult animals with caution and care. Able to give meds when most people fail.