Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Matt can host up to 2 dogs per night.
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repeat clients
28 Reviews

Ha N.
Ha N.
Aug 5, 2019
Verified Stay

Matt watched Panini while we were out of the country. He was great and gave me updates via email. Panini also just came back for her second stay and it looked like she had a great time with Matt!

Matt C.
Patricia P.
Patricia P.
Jul 19, 2019
Verified Stay

Once again, Matt was fantastic! Second time using him for dog sitting. He is very accommodating and great communicating through out the day. He really truly is a dog lover and enjoys taking care of my furry friend! Highly recommend Matt!!!

Matt C.
Liz S.
Liz S.
Jul 10, 2019
Verified Stay

Matt provided excellent care for our dog Bobbie while we were away for 5 nights. We are new to Chicago and the Bridgeport area and were relieved to find such a responsive and responsible sitter for Bobbie in the neighborhood. Matt took time to ask a lot of thoughtful questions, so we knew he was considering Bobbie's specific needs when she stayed with him. He provided updates throughout our trip and we came home to ...

Matt C.

About Matt

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

4 parks within walking distance!

Former doggy foster parent, hoping to earn money on Rover so I can afford a pupper of my own! Before moving to Chicago, I worked for a reputable dog walking service in Minneapolis and volunteered at the Anti-Cruelty Society. I have professional training and hands-on experience providing daytime, evening, and overnight pet care including walks, meals, water refills, medications, and lots of tummy rubs!

My personal experience includes raising a German Shephard, two Collies, and ...

What Matt would like to know about your dog

1.) Please confirm that your dog is up-to-date with his/her shots, flea and tick control, and has been spayed or neutered.
2.) Does your pup have any medical issues or special needs?
3.) Has your doggo had any trouble with excessive barking, destructive tendencies, or other behavioral issues? (Generally, I do not accept dogs who have displayed aggressive behavior. Safety is my number one priority!)
4.) My spacious 2 bedroom apartment is located on the 3rd floor; I'll need to know if your pooch needs to be carried or has any trouble with stairs.
5.) Please tell me about your pups daily routine so I can keep the schedule he/she is used to.

Your answers will help me create a fun and comfortable stay for your dog!

NOTE: I always require a Meet & Greet prior to booking, even for last minute requests.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
First Aid/CPR

About Matt's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has No Dogs

When Matt watches your pet

Dogs who board with me can choose between 4 nearby parks, one of them is right across the street! Does your pupper like to play fetch? With your approval, there's a dog park within walking distance where your good boy/girl can play off-leash or socialize with other pups. Does your doggo enjoy music? We can hang out on the patio and I'll serenade your pooch with my ukulele.

In Matt's Home

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

Matt's Neighborhood

Matt's Neighborhood
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