House Sitting

$45
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$15
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$15
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Around an hour

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

8
repeat clients
9 Reviews

Maria S.
Maria S.
Mar 25, 2018
Verified Stay

David does a great job walking our dog Vigo. Vigo is a bit of a nervous walker but David is able to handle him perfectly take cues from Vigo in case he’s ready to go back. We will definitely be using his services again!

David O.
David O.
Sara M.
Sara M.
Jan 9, 2018

Our dog loves David. He’s always reliable and sends us photos and updates so we know he’s been there and can see how happy our puppy is. David’s been walking our dog for over a year and when we got our cat, he was happy to give her a few pets too.

David O.
David O.
Katelyn M.
Katelyn M.
Jan 9, 2018

David took excellent care of our dog Zoe. He is so personable, responsible and loves dogs more than anyone I know. He even helped with obedience. Sadly we had to lose David as a dog walker when we left Chicago, but he gave us a flash drive with all the pictures he took of Zoe during their time together. We will never find a caretaker for Zoe as wonderful as David.

David O.
David O.

About David

20
years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Dog is love! - Compassionate Care

Dogs aren't just my passion-they're my reason for being. Since I was a baby and my grandparents' golden retriever would look after me, dogs have been the most loving and supportive members of my family.

I've been taking care of dogs full-time for 4 years now, as the co-owner of Haymarket Hounds Chicago. As a worker-owned business unlike most dog-walking companies, there's no middle-man between me and my clients and their dogs. I provide the ...

What David would like to know about your dog

I love all kinds of dogs. How does yours react to other dogs while walking? How about small kids, or large adults? What about bikes/skates/boards, traffic, etc?

Is there anything you're working on with your dog's behavior that I should be aware of and help reinforce? Whatever your routine is, I can help maintain that consistency.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When David watches your pet

I'm only able to sit for dogs in their home, so I'll go wherever the best walks are by you! Are you near a neighborhood park? Wonderful! Does your dog love to cuddle? Even better!

If your dog is extremely athletic and energetic, I can even rollerblade with them--the only sure-fire way to tire them out so they can't get into trouble!

I'm only able to set an 'additional dog rate' while the cat rates are 'per cat'. For drop-in visits or pet sitting, I would expect an additional rate of $5 per each extra pet I'm caring for. But sitting for 2 cats shouldn't be double the rate for one cat, it should be a surcharge like for an 'additional dog'. Also, if you need dogsitting but you have cats for me to also care for, that should be included as well.

David's Service Area

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