Find a dog sitters in Chicago, IL

Find dog sitters in Chicago, IL

Find dog sitters in Chicago, IL

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Find dog sitters in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 dog sitters in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Wind Dancer Referrals LLC

Wind Dancer Referrals LLC

4.9Exceptional(51)
48 hires on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kenneth H. says, "Suzi not only knows the proper methods for training my dog but also understands what is in my dog’s head. She knows “dog psychology”. This also helped me to correct the errors I was making in trying to train her. I highly recommend Suzi with no reservations." Read more
Dina Cares

Dina Cares

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Liz A. says, "Dina is very caring with animals, as well as dependable, detail-oriented, and honest. I was completely at ease leaving town with her taking care of my apartment and dog. " Read more
Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Experience: I worked as a dog walker for an agency in Oak Park IL. for 7 years. I also worked 2 years at Pet Vets Animal Hospital in Oak Park IL. as well. I have years of experience of animal care and love for your pup! I also know how to administer medications and insulin and other basic injections if your dog needs special treatments in this regard. About this sitter: I have 15 years of animal care experience. I have had every type of critter you can imagine. Dogs, Cats, Ducks. Chickens, Roosters, Horses, Hamsters, Rabbits, Fish, Ferrets, Birds, Snakes, Iguanas, Turtles, Frogs, etc. I also have worked for a dog walking agency for 7 ...
South Suburban Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

South Suburban Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Cody L. says, "Great guy. Nice Dog park nearby his place. Feiensly and fair priced. Definitely an experienced gentleman. " Read more
Jeanne Tucker

Jeanne Tucker

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Hi, my name is Jeanne and I’m a dog lover! I have been doing dog sitting for over 25 years. I don’t keep your pet caged or put them in a basement. I am pretty easy and flexible to work with. I have had 5 dogs of my own, that I trained with voice & hand commands. Dogs are our gift from heaven.
Fetch! Pet Care Of Greater Chicago

Fetch! Pet Care Of Greater Chicago

5.0(1)
17+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Katherine A. says, "I frequently used Fetch Pet Care in the Beverly Hills/Los Angeles area. I found my sitter to be nice, caring & really accommodating. I got updates with pictures from each of her visits, easy to see she really loved my kitty! Very happy with the service & sitter!" Read more
Jens Pet Care

Jens Pet Care

5.0(1)
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Areli says, "Great prices for dog sitting and I was happy with my dogs care" Read more
ABC Photography & Video

ABC Photography & Video

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I advertise my business in newspapers & internet. Like doing creative kind of work.
Critter Sitters Pet Care

Critter Sitters Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
In your home pet and house sitting. I have been in business over 20 years. Excellent references, and fully insured. This is my full time business, and not a side job. As such, your pets receive my full attention while in my care. Senior, puppies, and special needs pets are a specialty, and I can administer pills and take care of most minor medical issues. I love caring for pets! They're always happy to see me, and I them. Since I care for them in your home, they get all of the attention, and are happiest staying in their own familiar surroundings....
Darlenes Dog Care

Darlenes Dog Care

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
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Your dog sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do dog sitters charge?

Dog sitters charge $10 to $20 per hour for a drop-in visit or $35 to $65 per night, depending on your location. Dog sitters may charge more for holidays or if your home is outside of their service area. Costs may also increase if your dog has special needs.

Do you tip dog sitters?

While dog sitters do not expect a tip, tipping 15% to 20% of the total bill is common. Tip on the low end if your sitter did everything they agreed to do. Consider tipping more if they exceeded your expectations or handled any unexpected problems or emergencies.

What do dog sitters do?

Dog sitters come to your home and care for your dog while you are away. Drop-in visits typically last 30 minutes and include feeding, walking, and some play or cuddle time. Overnight visits may be at your home or the sitter's home and give your dog more time and attention than a drop-in visit.

Hiring a dog sitter gives your dog more personalized attention than a pet boarding facility and is a great option for dogs who deal with separation anxiety, dogs who do not do well in a kennel or around other animals, and older, less agile dogs.

Do dog sitters stay overnight?

Most dog sitters offer drop-in visits and overnight options, with overnight stays typically costing more. Many dogs do fine with only drop-in visits for feeding, walking, and some attention. Consider overnight sittings if your pet has high separation anxiety or needs more attention than a short visit provides.

How do I choose the best dog sitter near me?

When searching for a dog sitter, be sure to:

  • Choose a sitter who has a licensed and insured business.
  • Ask if they belong to any professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Review their profile and feedback on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Arrange a meet and greet beforehand to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your dog.

What questions should I ask when hiring a dog sitter?

Ask the following questions to ensure you find the best dog sitter near you:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you specialize in specific animals or breeds?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • Can we schedule a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • What is the rate if I have more than one dog?
  • How and when do I pay for the service?
  • Do you offer dog monitoring service?
  • How long do you stay?
  • Can you give my dog medication?
  • Do you offer any house-sitting services in addition to dog sitting?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency or if my dog needs immediate medical attention?
  • How do I get in touch with you while I'm away?
  • Will you update me after each visit?

Reviews for Chicago dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Dave J.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value We found Susie through HomeGuide and are so happy that we did. She is absolutely amazing. We have a 5 year old rescue bulldog/beagle and we were having trouble with her pulling hard on the leash and being very reactive to movement be it a squirrel, rabbit, a leaf blowing, etc. both on her walks, in our yard, and in the house. She would go into a frenzy at times yelping very loud and sounding like she was hurt. Susie came over and within an hours time was able to get our dog to sit, go down, wait, leave it, to look at you, and to not pull on the leash. She spent over three hours here working with our dog, going over nutrition, and giving us the advice and the tools we need to continue working with our dog. Our dog is much improved and it is a work in progress, but if we spend the time training her and being consistent we know that everything Susie showed us will work. Susie also followed up within 48 hours and we know that we can always call her and have her come for another visit. We are very glad that we did this and would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her to anyone. - Dave and Teresa Jackson
Wind Dancer Referrals LLC
Page B.
Friendly and experienced guy, didn't mind all of my specifications and managed to fullfill the request for my dogs. Very good service.
South Suburban Paws of Chicago- Pet services.
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