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Ann S.

51 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Ann's Resident Pets

7 yr 0 mo old
8 yr 0 mo old

Ann's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Ann

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been caring for dogs for over ten years. I have a Beagle named Peter and a Puggle named Betty.

My dogs are very friendly and love to meet and play with new friends. A typical day includes playing in my large, fully fenced in backyard weather permitting. I am always outside with all the guest dogs in my care. I have a basket full of toys to keep your babies happy for hours!

I enjoy taking walks around the block with your pups unless it is very icy and cold and your babies paws will freeze.

Your babies are allowed on all the furniture (if you allow it) Your dogs are not just guests, they are treated like family!

I also offer Doggie Daycare while you are gone for the day. Your babies will enjoy a day full on fun!

** In order to ensure the safety of all guest dogs, all dogs must be neutered or spayed.

** I am conveniently located just seconds from the tollway with easy access to O'Hare!! **

I have cared for senior dogs and dogs that need oral medication.

* Guest Dog Pick Up After 7:30 pm Will Be Charged An Extra Day

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Ann S.

51 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ann's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ann's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
51 Reviews
Ann is very accommodating, but the two times that we have left Macie and Enzo with her, she seemed a bit overmatched by the size and number of dogs in her care.
Ann did a fabulous job with my two dogs! She sent regular updates with pictures! It put my mind at ease knowing how many repeat costumers she had and that she was highly rated! I highly recommend Ann and will definitely use her in the future!
A wonderful loving environment, lots of socialization with other dogs. Great communication while we were away too.
Ann was great been taking my dog to her for awhile now she always keeps me posted with pictures of my dog looking forward to taking him to Ann in the future
We found Ann to be a pleasant person and our dog seemed to enjoy his stay. Ann sent us several pictures and videos while we were away, it was nice to see that our pet was doing well.
The stay went real great! Molly enjoyed her time with Ann. She sent regular updates and the communication was great!
Our puppy had a great overnite stay at Ann's. He gets plenty of fun & socialization with the other dogs that stayed there too. I love that she sends frequent pics & videos & responds promptly to text.
We've had many visits with Ann, both with our old dog, Sydney, and with our new pup, Wheatley. Ann was great with both of them. She is very attentive to the dogs during the entire visit. After every visit, my dog is happy and exhausted from running around in her spacious backyard with her friendly dogs and any other visitors. She is also good about sending little updates and photos during the stay.
Ann was a wonderful host to Gus! She sent us videos and pictures every day we were gone, showing Gus playing and happy. She has a fenced in back yard where the dogs can run and play, which is Gus's favorite! When we left I was worried about leaving him; after seeing some of the videos, I worried he wouldn't want to come back home! Thanks Ann - so much appreciated!!
Anne did a great job...both our pups were well taken care of...they were active and playful with her residents and other transient dogs. She was cautious, took the time to do introductions and checked behaviors. We had ours with her for 9 days, she was easy to work with, provided a custom quote and quickly responsive. Updates were provided daily which gave us a high comfort factor. We will use her services again...job well done
Ann was great! My Sadie was completely tuckered out when she came home from all the fun she had on her Vacay. I am going on vacation next month and definitely plan to have Ann host Sadie again.
Ann is amaizing!
Ann was very nice but we decided not to go with the dog care.
5 stars! Ann is absolutely wonderful and an excellent caregiver! My dog has many issues--old age, blindness, and separation anxiety. Ann dealt with it all and made him feel loved, too! He was very happy to be with her.
Ann was awesome!! She provided us with updates and she has a great place for our crazy dog to run around outside. Highly recommended!!
Ann was amazing. My boys absolutely loved their stay. She was very accommodating to special needs and to my changing schedule. Using Ann for extended care during long term indefinite work assignment. So easy to communicate with and very responsive.
Ann was very good with updated messages and photos while my dogs were in her care.
Ann was excellent! Our two dogs were well cared for and Ann regularly updated us on them during their stay.
Ann was wonderful! I knew immediately upon meeting her that she loves her fur babies and Dexter would be well loved and taken care of. Ann, Michael, Peter and Betty welcomed Dexter with open arms/paws (he even slept in bed with them) and I was delighted they were able to accommodate my request for an extended stay at the very last minute. I highly recommend Ann and wouldn't hestitate to have Dexter stay again on my next trip.

We were very happy with Ann's attention to our Bichon, Spencer. He had a great stay and was well cared for. We would not hesitate to leave him here again when in the area.
Ann did a great job taking care of my boys! They had do much fun running in her huge backyard and playing with her dogs. We will be repeat customers!
Our dogs had a great time during their stay. Would highly recommend Ann!
Ann did a wonderful job with my 2 dogs Levi and Luke. She even slept on the couch with Levi because he was having some separation anxiety the first night. This was the first time in 12 years that I had to use someone to watch my dogs. All in all it was a great experience. I would recommend Ann to anyone needing her services. Thanks Ann!
Ann came through for me big time when my scheduled host had to cancel at the last minute for medical reasons. Ann sent pics to let us know that Macie and Enzo were having a good time. They came home happy and tired -- what more could we ask for?
Ann did a great job stopping by our house while we were away to take care of our "girls". She did exactly as we asked and was great to work with. Thank you so much!
It was good.
This was our first time using DogVacay and it was a wonderful experience. Ann was very prompt with responding to messages and Grey (our 8 month old husky puppy) had a wonderful week long stay at her home. Ann was great at sending us updates and pictures of Grey while we were gone! We will definitely have Ann watch Grey again in the future!
Ann was great with Simon during his stay. She sent us regular updates and kept him entertained. He was sad to leave but happy to see his owners. I will use her again.
Ann took great care of our 3 dogs while we were away. There was a big yard for them to play in with lots of space to run. She is a very calm person who truly loves dogs so our pets felt right at ease.
Ann provides photos of Lilu which makes my day while at work!!
Max was well cared for. He seems to have thoroughly enjoyed his stay. We will call Ann when we need to board Max in the future. Thank You!
Ann was wonderful with my two large dogs. I would definitely try to reserve a spot with her for my next vacation!
Ann was very accommodating - I booked at the last minute for a week-long trip and had to extend for a day as well (while on the trip). She took great care of our dog while we were gone. I really appreciated the pictures and texts to let me know how he was doing.
I love Ann's picture updates! I know she has the utmost care and concern for my dogs. We have already booked her 4 times! Definitely a great host.
Ann is great and has the patience of a Saint!! I will continue to you her anytime I need dog care.
Ann is wonderful and I continue to use her for daycare as well as overnights while on vacation. You will not be disappointed!!
Ann was great!! Our dog was well cared for and got lots of attention and outside time! We will use Ann for all our dog sitting in the future.
Ann was very flexible to our changing plans, was very communicative and shared pictures and videos of the pups having a great time and playing. They came home tired and happy! Thank you Ann!
We were so happy to have found Ann through DogVacay! She was very accommodating, especially since we booked almost last minute. This was our first experience with DogVacay, as well as our first time leaving Snickers with someone we didn't know for more than a night. Ann was amazing! She sent us pictures and updates every day, which made our trip easier in knowing that our dog was so very well taken care of. We will definitely book our next vacay with Ann!
My pups were very well taken care of with Ann and her family. Her dogs are very sweet and were nice greeters and company for my pups. Ann is very conscientious of your animals needs and took care of my cats as well.
Third or fourth time and will use them again. Jim and Sue
Ann is the best and we trust her with Mollie. This is at least the third time we have used her. We have another trip already set up. Jim Hora
Ann was great. We were able to book with her last minute. She sent us an update on our dog Rollie. She was also very accomodating with drop off and pick up times.
Very nice people, very friendly and easy to work with. Will definitely use them again, thank-you so very much.
Ann was a fantastic host for our dogs. They were well taken care of and the periodic picture updates were a nice touch. We have found our new goto boarding place.
Amelia stayed with Ann for 11 days while my family was on vacation. She sent daily pictures. Amelia was well taken care of. I would use Ann again. Thanks
We brought our 6 month old puppy to meet Ann at their home. She was immediately comfortable in their fenced in yard with Ann's two dogs. Ann was very interested in how she could make our dog's stay comfortable and fun. We were gone for five days and during that time Ann texted us photo and video updates everyday per my request. It was good to see our dog's tail wagging. Ann has a sweet and gentle personality which is what we were looking for to take care of our precious puppy! Definitely recommend.
Ann D. did a wonderful job caring for my dog. Jim H
Sam and I immediately felt comfortable with Ann. Sam had an initial puppy play-date with Ann's two pups to check for compatibility and they hit it off well. He spent the weekend playing, running through the well-kept, fenced yard, and came home in great spirit. Ann sent (texted) photos throughout Sam's stay, and kept me updated. I will make a reservation with Ann again in the future!
Ann loves dogs and took good care of my older dog for several days. I will be taking my dog to her again soon.
Ann had a pre-meeting with our dog and her to assure compatibility. During this time we saw how she maintained the yard tha the dogs were suing and were impressed by her pooper scooper. She showed us her house and explained how she would make sure our dog had privacy for eating and sleeping. She was very cordial and had developed an admiration for our dog. Very satisfied and would use her again.
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