House Sitting

$60
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
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old

Availability

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

Reviews

1
repeat client
8 Reviews

Karin N.
Karin N.
Sep 10, 2018
Verified Stay

Matt was an awesome dog sitter he arrived at the time we agreed upon and spent the night and kept my pups company. Taking very good care of them, giving them lots of attention. I would definitely use matt again in the future!

Matthew C.
Matthew C.
Laura C.
Laura C.
Aug 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Matthew did a great job caring for my reptiles while I was out of town. I have 3 lizards that require a lot of care. When I got home the cages were clean and everyone looked happy. I will definitely work with Matthew again.

Matthew C.
Matthew C.
Bryna G.
Bryna G.
Aug 10, 2018

Matt is a loving, caring person. He really treats animals with the best of care. I trust him with my pets lives implicitly. He's great.

Matthew C.
Matthew C.

About Matthew

10
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Very Flexible Schedule

I am trying to start my own pet sitting/dog training business. I have a very flexible schedule and a lot of experience with animals. I can also be accommodating on rates and I do holiday specials. I am happy to walk dogs, house sit, and do drop in visits. At the moment I can’t board but I’m working towards my own facility. Thanks for the opportunity!

I have loved animals my entire ...

What Matthew would like to know about your dog

I am a very big advocate of responsible pet owning. Your animals needs come before even my own. I will clean up after your dog and take the absolute best care of your pets. I have experience with young and old dogs, both presenting their own challenges, and I have yet to find a pet that I couldn’t help.

I can handle dogs of all sizes in most scenarios, I have never lifted a giant sized dog, however I can lift any small to medium sized dogs and most large dogs safely, gently and comfortably from the floor if there is ever a need(even vet visits). With that said, I am open to giving it my all in lifting a giant sized dog if need be, and I can definitely assist giant sized dogs with stairs and walking. Lifting and supporting dogs is generally only necessary if your dog is sick or recovering from a surgery or disabled in some way, or if they’re just old and get tired. I don’t just lift dogs as a hobby.

•If You Are Booking a Dog Walk•
I will leash train with a harness for free if you would like. I can explain the details of leash training in person. I’ll walk any dog leash trained or not, don’t worry about that!

*Rabies Vaccination required on all dogs.
*Leash training cannot be accomplished in one session, depending on your dog will depend on the time. I’ll do recurring dog walks and leash train them in the process, it’s no additional fee and you can stop at any time. Obligation free. I will do everything I can during the time that you book me. Leash training requires a lot of stop and go, so high energy dogs will take longer if you want them leash trained and to be tired after their walk. This is not mandatory by any means.

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

When Matthew watches your pet

We can walk anywhere from around the neighborhood to an adventure at Starved Rock! Typically I would like to go somewhere like a nearby walking trail for walks, or we can hang out in the backyard and play fetch! We can even just hang out. Anything and everything you want, I will do my best to provide.

Matthew's Service Area

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