Craig J.

Craig J.


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Craig can host 1 dog per night.
Craig can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
28 Reviews

David K.
David K.
Nov 5, 2018
Verified Stay

I'm from NYC and brought my dog with me for a trip to the midwest. I needed daycare for a day, and found Craig. He was great! My dog and I are pretty much inseparable (I've had her for two years & never boarded her for a single day) and I was nervous about finding a sitter who would take good care of her and who would not mind a pit bull mix who can ...

Craig J.
Craig J.
Jodelle M.
Jodelle M.
Sep 26, 2018
Verified Stay

I needed a last minute place for my zeke to board at for a few days and found Craig on the 1st page of my search. I went ahead and looked at all the pictures and reviews and requested him. We did a meet and greet with his beautiful and kind dog Hans and my zeke ABSOLUTELY LOVED BOTH OF THEM! My dog is typically scared of men but she couldn’t stop jumping on ...

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Craig J.
Susan M.
Susan M.
Sep 5, 2018
Verified Stay

We were in Chicago for just a couple of days and wanted our pup to have fun while we were off having fun and boy did he!! When we met Craig and his dogs, my guy went straight to the pack as though he already knew them all. Craig sent a few blurry pics which to me said my guy was playing so hard that you couldn't get a clear shot (i have this problem ...

Craig J.
Craig J.

About Craig

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • RoverGO

Loving Dog Care In Hyde Park

Basically, I just love dogs! I've grown up with them my whole life, and I can't imagine living without one. I like to think that I am a good personality match for looking after and taking care of them: loving and caring, yet authoritative when necessary. Additionally, my Rottweiler, Hans, loves to make new friends, so it's a win-win. He's actually a great helper with visiting dogs -- he loves to interact and play with them ...

What Craig would like to know about your dog

Some things I like to learn ahead of time:

Would you like to schedule a meet-and-greet before the stay?
What’s your preferred method of communication?
Does your pup have any health issues that need to be tended to? For instance, dietary restrictions, medicine, or behavior triggers?
Do you have a vet nearby that you trust?
Does your pup like to stick to a given schedule, like regular walks in the morning and evening?
What does your pup do well around? What does your pup try to avoid?
What’s the best way to spoil your pup?

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Craig's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Craig's Pets


7 years, 4 mo. old, 125 lbs.

When Craig watches your pet

I love to make sure that dogs are happy and healthy by making sure we take advantage of every opportunity offered to us. I don't have a yard, but I have a large duplex with lots of room to play and relax, and I'm a short walk to several parks. I love taking my dog to dog parks and beaches (in the summer, of course) for maximum exercise. Whether I'm walking, sitting, or boarding your dog, I guarantee he/she will have a great time and will be happy and content!

I live 2 blocks from Washington Park and a few blocks from another large park. I also often go to Jackson Bark, a large fenced dog park with a ton of agility equipment. If your dog likes the beach, I'm close to a couple of them for off-season running around. And of course, I'm happy to play any of your pup's favorite games.

In Craig's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Craig's Neighborhood

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