Pet Sitting - $20 Off First Service! - Chicago, IL
I am an experienced pet sitter that would love to care for your pets while you're away! I have more than 20 years of experience caring for dogs, turtles and fish, as well as 10+ years experience caring for cats.
Dog walking: $14 per 30 minute walk for one dog, plus $5 for each additional dog.
Vacation dog care: $50 per day/night for one dog, plus $5 for each additional dog. This includes 3 walks per day (in the morning, afternoon and evening), plus overnight stay in your home, feeding, mail pick up, etc.
Cat care: $12 per 30 minute visit, $25 per day/night for vacation care.
I also have plenty of experience caring for fish and turtles!
I have always dreamed of a career working with animals, but the veterinary field wasn't for me (science and I do not get along!). My family always had large dogs when I was growing up that I helped care for from a very young age, and I am currently the proud owner of two beautiful pitbulls (aged 2 and 4), as well as a community of fish and turtles. You won't find a more dedicated animal lover!
I am also great with animals who require extra special care. I was once the owner of an English Pointer dog who had a stroke at age 15, and he lived to be 16 1\2 against all odds! In the first few months following the stroke, he required extensive care in his disabled state that included administering medications, hand feeding him water and baby food using a syringe, urine and feces clean up, teaching him how to walk again, and carrying him up and down the stairs for bathroom breaks several times per day (he was never able to navigate stairs again after the stroke). I have infinite love and patience for all animals, and will care for your pets as if they were my own!
I am also the proud owner of seven aquatic turtles, one 47 year old eastern box turtle, one Russian tortoise, six cichlid fish, and two betta fish (I have had turtles and fish for 30 years), so my skills are not limited to dogs! I also have plenty of experience with cats! I was the owner of three beautiful cats when I was younger, and have also lived with cats for years (owned by roommates) since then.
I am a part time college student in my late 30's (currently off for the summer). I also have a pet friendly SUV with plenty of room, and a clean driving record, should you need me to transport your pet anywhere. Once I resume my college classes in August, I will have classes on Monday and Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30pm, so I will still be available to care for your pet!
I will send you a detailed report of each visit with photos and videos, so you can see how much fun your pets and I are having.
I hope to hear from you!
"I was looking for a dog sitter for 5 nights, and found Kelly on Rover. We set up a meet and greet, and Boozer loved her from the second she walked in the door. Daisy, who tends to be a little more shy, acted a bit aloof, but Kelly spent time with her, making her feel comfortable. Kelly stayed with the pups each night, and also spent time with them throughout the day (even though they are used to my 8 hour work day). If it was hot, she waited to walk them until after the sun was down. She paid attention to what they needed/wanted. While I was gone, Kelly sent numerous pictures and videos with daily updates, which was so reassuring. I was visiting Boozer's dad, who lives in another country, and he loved seeing all the photos and updates. On the day I was due to come home, there were storms coming through the area. Daisy is terrified of storms! So Kelly stayed with her until I got home. Throughout Kelly's stay, she went above and beyond the call of duty. The hardest part of going out of town is leaving my pups. I felt much better leaving them with Kelly. The best part of ending a vacation is coming home to the pups. Kelly made sure I came home to happy and comfortable dogs. So appreciative of Kelly's help!"
"Kelly did great with my two dogs while I was out traveling, will definitely be using her again and would recommend her to anyone."
"Kelly is one of the most loving pet parents I have ever met. She takes such loving care of her own fur babies that I can't imagine anyone I would trust more than her to watch over mine."
"Kelly was awesome!! I would definitely book her again. She did a meet and greet with Paul first. Kelly also stayed a little bit longer because we just got Paul from a shelter and it was Kelly's first time with Paul."
"I was asked to help with a dog rescue. A dog was left in an abandoned apartment and the owner was afraid to go inside. I met Kelly for the first time there. She was amazingly patient with the dog that went from being fierce to scared. Kelly spoke soothingly with the dog for two hours and won the dog over that soon was wagging her tail."
- House calls
- Pet Meds Administration
- Pet Sitting
- Pet Walking
- under 20 lbs
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
Ravenswood Manor and surrounding areas