Pet Care By Kristin

Pet Care By Kristin

5.0 (2)
1 employee
27 years in business

About this pro

I've worked as a Veterinary Assistant, Pet-Stylist, Dog Walker, Kennel Worker & Pet-Sitter since 1995.  I found my calling when I started working as a grooming assistant in 2009.

Common complaints I heard were "overpriced" & clients found it to be a hassle to wait the 2-4 hrs it can take for their dog to be finished.  Groomers working on several dogs at a time needed to put pets in kennels when they weren't being worked on, which is another thing clients weren't fond of.  The inconvenience of bringing their dog in & waiting for the call to pick them up was also a hassle, especially for busy moms.

I offer bathing packages that include ALL "add-on" services.  There's no extra charge for an oatmeal bath or deshedding treatment.  ALL bath packages include a full hands-on massage bath, reverse blow-dry, complete brush-out, anal gland release & dematting if needed, teeth brushing, nail trim & ear cleaning.

I offer body trims & quick scissoring trims of the face/feet/rear end as well.  I do NOT do special "fancy" show dog cuts, deskunking or flea/tick baths at this time.

Unless I'm working on a "sibling," I only schedule ONE dog per day.  No kennels!  I take larger dogs to a self dog wash.  I do all trims from my home where it is quiet without a bunch of strangers or other pets around.  This helps keeps the dog more calm & less stressed.

I offer pick-up/drop-off "pet taxi" service in/near Elgin.  I text when I am on the way & send another text when the dog is ready & on the way back, along with a photo.

I take my time with pets, allow them to get to know me in a stress-free area & give breaks when needed.  I offer as many services possible at the lowest rates.  I accept cash & several online payments.  I have excellent references from repeat clients & prior employers.

This hobby became a passion of mine & grew into a side business where I'm known as "your neighborhood pet care specialist."  Besides pet pampering, I also offer pet-sitting, dog walking & other general pet care services.

My clients love the convenience of not having to load up their car with their pets & kids, sit in traffic, waste gas or wait in long lines!  I love making dirty dogs look, feel & smell great...

More info is available on my FB page:

I also have my business listed on under Pet Care By Kristin.

I have excellent reviews & grooming rates are as low as $25 for a small dog bathing package ($35 including body trim).  Pet-sitting & dog walking rates start at $8/visit (includes walk, waste removal, feedings, etc). 15-60 min visits available.

I cater to Elgib, Bartlett, Streamwood, Lake in the Hills, South Elgin, Hanover Park & most nearby surrounding suburbs.

I love playing with pets!  I also enjoy making dirty dogs beautiful again!  

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Elgin, IL 60123
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2 Reviews


  • Jennifer Constly

    She takes her time to get to know my dog. She even took him to a self dog wash for the bath because he's a big guy. She didn't even charge me extra for that even though the payment for using the self dog wash came right out of her own pocket! I know she loves what she does because she probably made a very small profit from me between transportation and bathing my boy at a self dog wash! She trimmed up his feet for me so nicely and he smells wonderful now! I'll definitely be using her services again! Incredibly convenient and inexpensive!! Jen & "Parker"

  • Karen Count

    She really loves dogs! And my dogs love her! She's the best!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Answer every single question they have!  This includes the type of pet (breed), service they desire & when, any concerns they have, their pet's typical persona/behavior, etc.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've worked in literally every aspect of the pet care industry for 25+ years & am Pet CPR/First Aid Certified.

How did you get started in this business?

One of my first jobs was working for a Veterinarian at age 19.  At the time I had wanted to be a Vet.  I soon decided I wanted to be more involved with different types of animal care.  Hence, I'm overworked & underpaid and LOVE it! 🐶

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Go with your gut.  The highest price doesn't necessarily mean the best.  The most popular doesn't mean it's "right" for you & your pet. And the cheapest doesn't mean it's the best bargain.  Trust your instincts on the person & the "pro's" attitude.  Are they doing what they do solely for $$$ or do they honestly deeply love & care about animals?

I LOVE being known as "the neigh pet care specialist!"  I wouldn't trust just anyone with my pet...why should YOU?  My motto is, "I treat each & every pet as if it were my own!" 💘💖