House Sitting in Westmont
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“Kari is an absolutely wonderful pet sitter. She watched our two elderly dogs while we were on vacation for a week. We truly had peace of mind knowing they were in such good hands. She sent us updates and photos everyday. The dogs looked so relaxed and happy with her! We highly recommend Kari. She is the best dog sitter we’ve ever had and we look forward to having her care for our dogs again in the future!!”
“Riya was so great with Roo, who is an anxious dog. Riya knew how to read Roo’s body language, gave her space, and was so patient. Riya won Roo over and Roo now loves Riya ?”
“Ann was very reliable and took great care of my dog! I would definitely use her again.”
“Heidi watched our two dogs over the weekend. She was wonderful with them. Both dogs can be shy at times and she was very patient and kind. It was the first time we have left them overnight and we were nervous, but Heidi put us at ease. By the end of the weekend the dogs were both comfortable with her. She sent us several updates daily and was quick to respond to our messages. She left our house immaculate and we will definitely have her watch our dogs whenever we leave town. Definitely would recommend Heidi to anyone in need of a dog sitter in their home. She was fabulous.”
“Sarah took great care of our dog while we were away for a few nights! She provided pictures, updates, was super easy to work with. Our dog was well cared for when we returned thanks to Sarah! We will definitely work with her again.”
“Lucas was exceptional in taking care of my dog from beginning to end. He truly loves dogs and it shows in his approach. I highly recommend him!”
“Destiny was the MOST perfect choice for house sitting our small zoo of animals (including two large Danes, cat, and Guinea pig). She was prompt,kind, and our animals were so happy with her the minute they met her. She sent tons of pictures and stayed in touch throughout our whole vacation and made use feel at ease. We also came home to a clean house and fresh laundry (BONUS). She really goes above and beyond. We will definitely be using her again in the future. AMAZING SITTER”
“Leah has watched my cats on multiple occasions. She has a natural love for animals and loves giving them whatever attention they want (or letting them chill and snuggle!). She's very sharp and asks all the right questions. I feel safe with her in my house and trust her 100% with my pets!”
“Keegan was great! He gave us updates daily and the dogs were very comfortable with him. He even took notes during the initial meet and greet. Would definitely recommend and we will book him again.”
“Wow! I don’t want to say too many Greta things and over populate Sam but she is an Angel! She took better care of my June than I would have. Walking her, cuddling her, and taking care of her when her tummy hurt. I got so many updates and she left the house cleaner than when I left it. Such a hardworking young adult! I highly recommend!”
“Madison has been watching my dog Clancy for 10 years and dog Flynn for 4 years now. She is knowledgeable and comfortable around dogs any size and age, and knows exactly how to care for them. Madison is timely, responsible, respectful, and loving to the dogs in the time she has helped my family. She is great, and your dogs will love her too :)”
Tracey & Jack R.
“Tracey was excellent with our two big labs, one of whom is 15 and deaf, the other who is 4 and always a little crazy. She was well organized at our first meeting, good with sending us photos while we were gone, and overall very kind. We'll definitely use her again and be worry free!”
“Amanda is an amazing cat sitter! She always treats my cats as if they are her own and is able to provide them the attention and care they need while I am not around.”
“Ashley cared for my two senior pugs over the weekend. The dogs were happy and appeared well-loved upon our return. She kept things tidy, ensuring to clean up after herself. We'll be using her services again for next month!”
“Cara was great with our puppy. It was the first time we left Katee, and she really enjoyed Cara’s company. We would definitely ask Cara to puppy-sit Katee again. Cara also sent the cutest pictures of them together!”
“Philip T. I would recommend to all my friends and family that have furr babies. He is very professional and polite and his positive dog whisperer vibe won the hearts of Nami, Juju and Penny. He gave great care and attention to detail when an unexpected emergency to the vet came about with one of our huskies. He kept us in the loop each day or evening of whatever activity was going on. He made us laugh so hard with the funny pics and videos. He definitely is the BEST Sitter Rover could ever have in a million years. We gained a new friend too.”
About: My family rescued our first (adult) cat off the streets when I was in 5th grade, and I’ve been dedicated to helping cats (and other animals) as much as possible since then. Two of our cats are brothers (we only have one of them now - the other one unfortunately passed away early 2022) - rescued them right before they were about to put them to sleep because no one was taking them when they were very young kittens, I was in 7th/8th grade. The other two were a mother and kitten daughter, I was a sophomore in high school. Because I have experienced having 3 females and 2 males in the same household for 4-5 years, I understand the importance of measures needed to be taken to introduce new pets, keeping peace, and how to break up fights before they start or as they start. I’ve had cats who have dealt with and have helped them out with the following: having cancer, giving birth, stage four kidney disease, feline aids, ear infections/ear mites, saddle thrombus, open wounds, eye colds, some sicknesses, soothing distressed animals, giving baths, brushing teeth, cleaning litter boxes, playtime, distracting cats, feeding them, cuddling, minimal/medium level grooming, cats going through heat (the mother & daughter both weren’t neutered for a bit - some of my old stuffed animals will never be the same) and many more things. My sister has a cattle herding dog that I’ve babysat whenever she comes into town - many times when he was a puppy so in terms of dogs, my experience is: dealing with teething, playtime, going on walks/picking up any poop, taking him out for bathroom breaks, feeding, training (with instructions given by owner), soothing anxious dogs, dogs that jump, anxious barking/anxious energy, puppies with separation anxiety, distracting dogs, cuddling, and minimal grooming. I am happy to bring your pet to and from vet appointments, as long as the location is within a 10-15 mile radius. I can take care of dogs/puppies, cats/kittens, reptiles, hamsters, chinchillas — basically any animal aside from snakes and spiders, I’m happy to take care of! I have an enormous amount of love for animals and although they are very smart, I feel a personal responsibility to help them and care for them, especially when they can’t do it themselves. Listening to animals and their verbal/physical cues, along with noticing and respecting the boundaries they have, is so important. I’ve also: helped friends walk their dogs, feed them, soothe them, distract them, and bathe them. I do not have experience with taking care of senior dogs, but I do have experience with taking care of senior cats. As of 2022, I have experienced dealing with the death of three of our cats (we had to give the fourth one away after a few years - we couldn't afford to have her neutered, and we decided it would be better for her well being if she was able to have owners who could do that for her), so it's given me an immense understanding of how important it is to give pets all the love, affection, care, keeping them safe, keeping them healthy, etc needed. Although, I am sad that we're down to just one cat now, who I love very much, being able to take care of other cats helps keep life from feeling too empty, and gives me a chance to continue giving my love to animals. I currently am taking online classes at College of DuPage, so that is a very flexible aspect of my schedule. I also have a part time job as an Interior Design Assistant that I have a set schedule for, so that shouldn’t cause any issues. With that being said, I prefer to have at least 1-2 weeks notice in advance when booking visits to ensure time for doing a meet and greet. I do not book drop in visits without doing a meet and greet first. Meet and greets are my vetting process to ensure safety for myself, any potential clients, and your lovely pet(s). It also allows us to go over any instructions, me receiving keys/codes/etc, and gives your pet(s) a chance to get a feel of me with their owner around so they feel safer when seeing me for the first time and it is less of a surprise to them when I arrive for any actual bookings. I'm not a morning person, so I prefer to do afternoon and evening drop ins, that way I can ensure that I can do the drop ins at the time we've agreed on, but am willing to do late mornings (starting at 11/11:30 am). To get this aspect out of the way -- when doing meet and greets, I bring my mom with me for my own safety. I hope any owner who wants to work with me is okay with that. I would also bring her with me for any evening drop ins I do. Every cat I've done a drop in for always loves her immediately - I'm convinced they can sense the mom in her, and they're drawn to that. She is also willing to substitute for me and do drop in visits whenever I have a work shift that I cannot change, as long as it's also okay with the pet owner. I will likely not be hosting animals in my home overnight -- although we only have one cat now, he is very territorial and anxious. While I would love for him to have a friend to play with, I would not risk the safety of your pet or mine. At a client’s home, I would of course respect any boundaries they have in terms of where they want their pet and where they don’t want them, what they can and cannot do, etc. I would prefer to be given a list of instructions of rooms they’re not allowed in, activities they enjoy, if the litter box needs to be cleaned out, if one pet is particularly anxious or needs me to sit there with them while they eat (my cat needs me to pet him while he eats), things they like and things they don’t like, etc. I like communication to be as clear and thorough as possible, so I can do the best job and keep clients and pets as happy, comfortable, and safe as possible and to help build trust. In terms of administering any type of liquid medicine like eye drops or oral medicine, I would prefer to solely do drop ins in the evening, so I can take my mom with me for help. Whenever we administered liquid medicine, but specifically the two examples I mentioned above, it's always been a two person job.
“Aimee was a great house and pet sitter. She is prompt, responsible and communicated well with us before, during and after our trip. We came home to a clean house and happy pets! We would highly recommend Aimee.”
About: I have always loved pets and have had my fair share from ferrets to mice and dogs and cats. Since i was little my friends had dogs and i would hang out with them all the time and would frequently play with their dogs, i never thought my family would be getting dogs till covid hit. We got chloe who was a diabetic puppy, but we didnt know that when we first got her. She then went blind and we got her eye surgery to fix it. My parents started to talk about getting a second dog so chloe wasnt so alone. I thought it was a joke and they wouldnt go through with it because they have never really wanted dogs until one night i came home to a cute little puppy named Zeus. I now frequently help take care and feed the 2 dogs i call mine with one also being diabetic. I am very comfortable with giving shots. My schedule is extremely flexible especially with a 1-2 week notice. My job will only schedule me when im avaliable but on short notice ill need to check my schedule. I usually wake up around 7am and my dogs are fed at 7:40am. Chloe takes her insulin after being fed the proper amount and gets eyedrops. They then get fed at 7:40pm with the same procedure
“Bree was great! My terrier mix Odie has a unique personality and Bree really put thought and care into getting to know him and getting him comfortable. She also kept me informed throughout the weekend with sweet photos and updates- an anxious pet parent’s great relief! Jinx the cat was also happy to have Bree. I am so relieved to have found somebody I can trust to care for my two littles and will definitely be booking again next time. Thanks, Bree!”
Westmont House Sitting ratings
House sitters in Westmont are rated on average 5 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews.