House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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2 Reviews

Paul L.
Paul L.
Sep 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Another booking went awry at the last minute and Gavin was able to step in at short notice. Also for unexpected reasons spaying surgery had to be done a couple of days before my departure. Gavin was able to get the layout of the house and pet care and follow through on post-op meds. Photos of visits were reassuring, and all ended well. Gavin did an excellent job in communicating with owner; reliable and friendly ...

Gavin M.
Gavin M.
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
Aug 11, 2018

Gavin loves dogs. He has been taking care of dogs since his dad got a Beagle-Bassett hound almost ten years ago. Since then there have been two other dogs permanently in the household with a menagerie of foster dogs that Gavin has helped look after. Gavin has cared for dogs from as big and rowdy as a two year old Pitbull, to as small as a Chihuahua, and as lackadaisical as a an old arthritic ...

Gavin M.
Gavin M.

About Gavin

years of experience
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Home mornings and afternoons

Dogs have always been a huge part of my life, and I’ve always wanted to do whatever I can to give back to them. For all the happiness and companionship they’ve brought me, I consider it my duty to make sure that they feel safe and taken care of at all times! I think we all know how special dogs are, so it really is an incredible privilege for me to get to ...

What Gavin 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?
• Is your dog spayed/neutered?
• Does your pup like to stick to a given schedule, like regular walks in the morning and evening?

When Gavin watches your pet

I like to maintain a very active lifestyle, so your pup will be right at home with me if they like getting lots of exercise! I’m somewhat new to Chicago, which means that I’m still exploring everything this city has to offer. I love exploring and going on new adventures, so checking out any of the many walking trails and parks is always on the menu! I currently live in Lincoln Park, and my place has a great backyard that is perfect for running around in or finding that perfect sunbeam to nap in. Whatever your pup’s speed is, I’m happy to accommodate.

Gavin's Service Area

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