Pet Sitting in University Park
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home a few times a day to feed and play with your cat or dog.
“Cassidy has taken care of my two cats multiple times and has done a wonderful job. She’ll take it upon herself to put in extra play time and snuggles and always makes sure their food and water is stocked and never leaves the litter area a mess. They love her!”
“Toni is an exceptional pet owner. She's taken care of my cats when I had to go out of town for my niece's birthday. She's not just going in to feed them and clean the little box, she's there to spend time with the animals and keep them active. She even sent videos to me when I was missing my babies.”
“Great experience with Bob as our pets caregiver. He responded quickly to the reservation, meet and greet was quick and friendly. We have a big fur family he quickly caught in to the routine for each fur baby. Even sent personal recaps and photos 10 out of 10. Definitely hire again.”
“Kathryn was great to work with and learned how to take care of the kittens with direction. She was very”
“She is wonderful with animals. She has been close with animals for as long as I've known her. Kailey has experience with working in animal care which makes her qualified to work with your pets! She cares about animals more than anyone I know!”
“Beth has always been an animal lover, treating other’s pets with just as much love as her own. For many years, friends, family, neighbors, and others have trusted her to care for their pets. She has done everything from walking, feeding, and administering medication. Beth has watched my dog several times for which I’ve been grateful. My dog has some difficult behaviors due to trauma in her background, but Beth does a great job of following her routine and making her feel safe. I highly recommend her!”
“Cindy was absolutely amazing! I was so uneasy after missing my meet and greet with the original scheduled sitter. But Cindy came and met my dogs and took the time to warm up to them in my absence. She’s really kind and sweet. I would definitely use her again. What a great service that allows the opportunity for dogs to stay at home in an environment where they feel comfortable or go out and enjoy something new! Thank you so much ?”
“Whenever we go out of town, Kathy always watches our 2 year old Havanese puppy Maddie. Kathy is very responsible, loving and wonderful pet sitter. Maddie is always excited to stay with Kathy. I would highly recommend using Kathy if you are looking for someone trustworthy to watch your pet.”
“Sadie took to Erin right away. This was our first meeting. Very comfortable, knowledgeable and kind. Can’t wait to book her again next month!”
“Lisa is attentive and reliable! I had never used Rover before but we needed someone to feed our cats while we were away. I booked Lisa for multiple drop-in visits based on her reviews and I’m very glad I did. She is communicative and caring. Definitely recommend!”
About: Managed a private dog walking service that served clientele throughout Chicago for over seven years. Well-trusted and frequently called on by clients to housesit and fulfill other errands as needed. I currently have open availability as I’m taking self-paced, online courses through the end of spring toward my transfer degree in communication and media studies. I have worked with a variety of breeds from Maltipoos to Alaskan Malamutes, and I can adapt to meet the needs of your pet. I have plenty of experience working with difficult dogs that require extra attention and care, and I’m happy to take on any extra measures you need to feel secure in your choice of dog walker.
About: I've had dogs and cats growing up. Taking care of them was not only a responsibility, but a joy! My husband and I have 4 cats, but love both cats and dogs. I work full-time, but I work from home. My hours and schedule are flexible, which give me plenty of time for dog, cat, and house sitting. Currently, I am only accepting jobs where I do drop in visits. We have 4 cats and they have lived with other cats and a dog before, but I want to start out before introducing them to other pets.
“Olga is great! Very attentive to my cats, gave my kitten his meds right on schedule, sent pics every time. I'll definitely be booking her again.”
About: When it comes to dog sitting, my experience and passion for dogs set me apart from other sitters. While many sitters may have experience caring for dogs, I bring a unique perspective as someone who has grown up with dogs and actively watched dogs before. My upbringing with dogs has instilled in me a deep understanding of their needs, behaviors, and the importance of providing them with love, care, and attention. Through my previous dog-sitting experiences, I have gained valuable insights into handling different breeds, temperaments, and specific requirements that dogs may have. This has allowed me to develop effective strategies for ensuring their well-being and providing a comfortable environment. Moreover, my passion for dogs drives me to go the extra mile in providing exceptional care. I genuinely enjoy spending time with dogs, engaging in various activities that keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Whether it's playing fetch, going on long walks, or simply providing cuddles and affection, I strive to create a positive and fulfilling experience for the dogs under my care. Additionally, I understand the importance of clear communication with pet owners. I prioritize keeping them informed about their dog's well-being, daily activities, and any notable behavior or health changes. This open line of communication helps establish trust and reassures owners that their beloved pets are in good hands. Overall, my combination of experience, love for dogs, and dedication to providing exceptional care sets me apart as a dog sitter. I am committed to ensuring the happiness and safety of the dogs I care for, making me an ideal choice for anyone seeking a reliable and compassionate pet sitter Pet care is a responsibility that I take seriously, and I understand the importance of providing consistent and reliable care for your furry companions. During weekdays, my availability for pet care typically begins after 3pm. Prior to scheduling any services, we can discuss your specific needs and requirements to ensure that we find a suitable arrangement for both you and your pets. However, when it comes to house sitting, I am more flexible. If you require my services for house sitting, we can discuss the details in advance and come up with a tailored plan that accommodates your schedule. House sitting allows me to provide round-the-clock care for your pets, ensuring their comfort and well-being in the familiar surroundings of their own home. On the weekends, my availability is more flexible due to my open schedule. I understand that weekends can be busy times for pet owners, and I am committed to being there for you and your pets whenever you need me. Whether it's a few hours of pet sitting or an entire day of care, I can adjust my schedule to accommodate your specific requirements. I believe in maintaining open communication and transparency with pet owners. By discussing your needs and availability in advance, we can work together to create a pet care plan that suits your schedule and ensures your pets receive the attention and care they deserve When caring for pets in an owner's home, there are several key aspects that I prioritize to ensure the well-being and happiness of the animals: safety, trust, environment, enrichment, and attention. First and foremost, safety is of utmost importance. I take great care to create a secure environment for the pets under my care. This includes being mindful of potential hazards in the home, such as toxic substances, loose wires, or open windows, and taking necessary precautions to eliminate or minimize any risks. I make sure to familiarize myself with emergency procedures and contact information provided by the owner, ensuring that I am prepared to handle any unexpected situations that may arise. Establishing trust with both the pets and their owners is crucial. I understand that pets may initially feel anxious or uneasy with a new person in their home. Therefore, I approach them with patience, respect, and a calm demeanor. I allow them to set the pace of our interaction, gradually building trust through gentle and positive reinforcement. Similarly, maintaining open and clear communication with the owners helps foster trust, as I provide regular updates on their pet's well-being, activities, and any notable changes or concerns. Creating a comfortable and stimulating environment is essential for the pets' overall happiness. I ensure that their basic needs are met, such as providing fresh food and water, maintaining cleanliness in their living areas, and following any specific dietary instructions. I pay attention to their preferred routines, whether it's specific feeding times, exercise routines, or playtime activities, to help them feel at ease. Additionally, I strive to maintain a calm and peaceful atmosphere in the home, minimizing any disruptions that may cause stress to the pets. Enrichment plays a vital role in keeping pets mentally and physically stimulated. I engage with the pets through interactive play sessions, puzzle toys, and activities that cater to their specific breed or species needs. Whether it's a game of fetch, hide-and-seek, or teaching them new tricks, I aim to provide a variety of enriching experiences that prevent boredom and promote their overall well-being. Lastly, I ensure that pets receive ample attention and affection. I understand that animals thrive on companionship and social interaction. I spend quality time with them, providing cuddles, petting, and grooming as needed. I adapt to their individual personalities and preferences, offering the attention and love they crave
About: I’m definitely an animal lover. I studied Animal Biology in College, I am a Wildlife Biologist, and dogs are my all time favorite animal. My wife Tasha also studied Health Sciences. I workout daily so your pet will definitely get their proper amount of exercise. If your dog does not like small children then our home is not the right place for you. Our schedules allow us to spend most of our day around the house. We are available to sit Mon-Sun but pick-up/drop-off times on Sundays will have limited availability because we attend church regularly. We also have a 8 year old and a who loves dogs a 3 year old a 1 year old and a newborn so if your dog loves kids they’ll fit right in. We have 4 small children so we spend a lot of time around the house. My wife also works from home 75% of the time. I have a fenced in yard and a playful labradoodle to keep your fur babies company. There are also other very friendly pups on our street.
“If you need a sitter or dog walker, Stephanie is the one to go to! There is no doubt that she will take great care of your pets. She is compassionate, friendly, trustworthy and reliable. She is an experienced pet sitter and dog walker which made me feel safe leaving my pets with her.”
About: Thinks for thanking of me! 👋 My name is Chris - I'm a lifelong tech industry worker that's currently learning to become a software engineer. Thankfully while I learn to code and work on projects, my schedule is pretty flexible which means I can care for your pet in whichever way is needed. I've been a pet owner since I was a kid, but most recently owning a large Dog™ brand dog (aka she's a mix of who knows what) for the past few years. I do project-based work, so my hours are my own. Because of this I've got plenty of time to focus on your pet. My schedule will always be up to date if there are any conflicts, but generally I can work around your schedule. In all cases, instructions are key - as someone who has cared for other pets and has asked people to sit for Ellie, I know this is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. If you do not give me thorough instructions, please do not be offended if I pepper you with a barrage of follow ups: I want to make sure all the bases are covered and I can recreate your pets routine as closely as possible! With me, the name of the game is consistency for your pet - they should feel no difference between when you're at home vs. when they are with me.
“I have known Jordan for well over 10 years. I have seen him care for his dog, cats, salamanders and his brothers snake. He’s a loving and conscientious animal caregiver. He’s compassionate and protective. As a human being, Jordan is responsible and devout. Jed be an amazing caregiver for any pet.”
“Taylor took fantastic care of our two cats! She provided great communication and even sent us videos of our cats while we were away. She went above and beyond to take care of our kitties and respected our home. We would love to use her assistance again!”
“Zakiya is one of the only people I trust to watch my cat (Sid, 12 years old) when I am out of town. He is a cuddler and is very particular about his schedule and Zakiya has always gone above and beyond for him.”