Dog Walkers in Wood River, IL
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“Jill is Amazing! Communication with me was on point. She followed instructions to the tee! Jill is just a down to earth personable person and I am so glad I found her here on Rover! Next time I am in town for work, I will bring her back to my pups in a heartbeat!”
“Kelly was able to accommodate my last minute request on a holiday. She was great walking Hudson. Thanks!”
“Jade’s passion for animal care is unmatched. Experienced with veterinary clinics, groomers, and a major metropolitan zoo, she’s an ideal pet caregiver. Trustworthy and compassionate.”
About: I’ve been taking care of family and friends dogs since I was the at the age of 15. I love dogs and they usually love me too. I have school during the day, but anytime I have a break during, I can always make a run to take care of your fur baby! I will follow any instructions that you provide, I will go take care of your pup and play. During outside time, I will always keep an eye out for your baby.
“Alayna has taken care of our furry friend Marley several times now. She does a great job and we would hire her for any upcoming vacations and/or out of town meetings.”
About: I have been pet sitting for over 10 years now for family friends and thought to expand my services! I typically walk 3 miles a day and I love to have a furry friend join me. I am currently in college and missing my golden doodle back home, so I love all the dog time I can get :) I am currently in college with a flexible schedule! I prefer lunchtime or evening walks, but can do potty breaks at any point throughout the day Mon-Fri. I am comfortable crating your dog, feeding, walking, and letting them outside for bathroom breaks. I am also more than willing to include play time for active dogs.(I might enjoy it more than them)
“Joy went out of her way to meet our dogs beforehand. She was kind and attentive, she sent photos of our boys while she was there. Will definitely be using her again!!”
“I’ve known Sarah for years now, and she is very caring. She loves animals and is very professional. She has her own fur babies, that she spoils rotten. She is an amazing animal mommy, and would make an amazing caretaker for your babies too!”
“Kyleen did a great job taking care of my three dogs, and cat while I was away! She even let me facetime so I could see my dogs, and sent tons of photos through out my trip.”
“Jordan has watched my dog, Chloe on several occasions when I go on vacation. Chloe was happy, content, and well cared for by Jordan. I would highly recommend her for all you pet care needs. She is loving and attentive.”
“Sarah has taken care of our 3 family dogs for the last two years. She is a lovely young woman and a wonderful caretaker for our fur babies. Sarah is diligent about walking and feeding. Our dogs absolutely adore her, as does our family :)”
“Jamie is the kindest most reliable person I have met in a very long time. I trust Jamie with my life. She takes care of my cats for me every time I’m out of town and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is taken care of. She’s a great Mother to her daughter, and her own pets! She’s a great friend, daughter, mother, sister, person- period. She’s a huge animal lover and would enjoy helping others with their pets!”
About: I’ve had pets since I was five and helped take care of them and pet sat for my neighbors many times over my life. I can bathe dogs and I have experience administering medication to them as well. I love all animals and they take a liking to me too. Aside from dogs I also have experience with cats, fish, lizards, and rodents. I’m in charge of my work schedule, which allows me to be very flexible. I will gladly work with you to get the best care for your pets! During the summer at peak heat times during the day (12-4pm) there is an additional $10 fee for walks. I love animals and will provide attentive care for them. I live in an area with lots of walking spots to take your pets exploring.
“Amanda was great. Very friendly, responsible, and responsive. We had her come walk our large labradoodle several days during the week. It was nice to meet with her prior to the walks. Would definitely recommend her!”
About: I've been around pets off and on my entire life. I have experience walking small and medium size dogs regularly, including putting on and taking off harnesses. I am not afraid to roll around on the floor and play with them. I am a firm believer in using dog communication, such as eye contact or lack thereof, and in keeping with the training that already started. If you always put a hand flat for sit, it means sit, if it means lay down, it means lay down. I follow your lead, you know your dog best. I'm currently in between jobs so I'm very consistently open, I will update my availability if something comes up for a day, and I hate letting people down so I pay close attention so I don't overbook myself. Consistency is key for most animals, I'm willing to work with you to maintain the status quo, so to speak, with your pets routine, food, and training.
“Mady watched our dog, Rizzo. He's high maintenance but Mady handled it well. She did everything that was asked of her. She took him out multiple times per day and he did great under her care. We will definitely have Mady back to watch Rizzo next time we're gone.”
“I call Rebecca “the pet whisperer” because, animals that don’t like most humans, love Rebecca. She has a gentle spirit, and a “way” with all animals. They love her! She is caring, respectful, and responsible.”
About: I would love to be part of your fur baby’s routine! I have always had a love for animals of all types (except snakes 😅). My family has raised Belgian Malinois, which are used as police dogs, so I can care for even the highest drive dogs. I have trained and cared for several of my family and friends pets and can provide a good reference if needed. I am currently working part time so I have plenty of time to spend with your fur baby while you are away! I am going to school to become a veterinary pharmacist so I know quite a bit about pets as is. I treat every pet as if it is my own because I know that is how I would want mine to be treated. I have experience doing just about anything with pets so I can be flexible. I do have a female great pyrenees and female lab/pit mix so if your pup enjoys the company of another dog they are always available to come with.
About: For as long as I can remember, animals have been my passion. I've been involved in animal welfare/rescue since I was in my teens, have had pets of all types, and love to care for animals as if they were my own. I'm a currently working towards my degree to become a veterinary nurse, which will be my "second career" when I retire from teaching in a few years. I definitely have experience and now I have the time to do more pet care jobs. Drop-in care can be personalized based on your pet's schedule. This is something I feel is extremely important for the animal, as routines help make adjusting to absences a little easier. Should boarding in my home be necessary, this can also be personalized. I have years of experience fostering both dogs/puppies and cats/kittens, so your pet will receive the attention and care as if they were my own. Drop-in care will be done according to the owner's specifications and instructions. In-home boarding will have extra precautions taken so that pets are safe, well, and taken care of properly. I have a fenced-in front and back yard, however dogs will be leashed when taken out as an extra precaution. I have a dog who has been around cats, dogs ferrets, birds, and other miscellaneous animals throughout her 9 years. She's very laid back and doesn't mind sharing her bed or treats. I also have cats, which came to me through fostering.
About: I have spent my life with pets. I've fostered for rescue, worked with several pet food companies and am very educated in pet nutrition. I've volunteered at my local humane society. I'm an experienced pet handler and have worked with a pet relocation company providing boarding and long distance ground transportation. I have and excellent knowledge of dog breeds and breed specific behavior and needs. I treat every animal I work with as if he/she were my own. All animals in my care are treated as royalty. I have a special love for senior and special needs dogs and always welcome them for services. I will always treat your pet as a member of the family and take extra special care when taking them on dogs walks and transporting them. I'm bonded and insured and a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters I work from home part-time so I'm always home for daycare and boarding. I also have the flexibility to do drop-in visits and petsitting in your home In home boarding and daycare are cage free. Pups are crated at night for sleeping depending on how many dogs are in the house, how well I know them and of course, what they're sleeping preferences are. I'm not a fan of crating pups unless its necessary for health and or safety.
Wood River Dog Walking ratings
Dog walkers in Wood River are rated on average 5 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews.