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Klara Z.
Hanover Park, IL 60133
14 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Klara's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
6 yr 0 mo old
Gordon Setter
6 yr 1 mo old

Klara's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Klara

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our cozy home sits on quarter acre of land with fully fenced in yard. Our dogs have the whole basement with a treadmill to them selves. Their routine in the morning is to run & walk for 30min on a treadmill and then to go for 30-45min walk usually with backpack. In the afternoon they either go for another 30-45 min walk, or rollerblading or to a local dog park I am now stay at home mom so I am home all day but one of our requirement is that your dog has to be good with babies/childre.n .
We are big fans of Cesar Millan and so the agenda in our house is "excersise, discipline and then affection". I am a Certifed Gentle Touch Method dog trainer and I am a graduate of Cesar Millan's workshop "Training Cesar's Way". So we can mix business with pleasure and adress any unwanted behaviour your dog may have developed.
Also upon your request I will post pictures of your dog so you know how he/she is enjoying his/hers vacation time.
Your four legged pooch will be relaxed, calm and submissive when you return!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
Klara Z.
Hanover Park, IL 60133
14 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 30, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Klara's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Klara's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$60 /hour
$15 /bath
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14 Reviews
Klara was wonderful as always! She will always be our go-to dog sitter!
It was the first time we left Nella and went away. Klara was helping us with Nella's training, so she knew how to deal with her and we weren't worried about her at all. She is very active big pup, and Klara knew how to keep her calm and behaving. Also, Klara's dog are great and friendly to all dogs. She came home more relaxed and happy as always. Thank you Klara for taking care of Nella!

We have seen Klara walking many dogs in our neighborhood. We have always referred to her as 'the dog lady'. She was always friendly and the love she has for her dogs is totally evident. Imagine my delight when her picture came up on Dog Vacay. I didn't hesitate to make the phone call. We were in the Smokey Mountains, hiking and white water rafting. Klara sent pictures everyday of our Golden, Asher, and all his Vacay activities. Honestly, I'm not sure who had more fun, Asher or my family. We look forward to playing with Marley and Tyler again, too.
I was very nervous and felt guilty about leaving Kona for 4 days to a home she has never been to before. Kona looked very happy from the pictures Klara sent and that made me feel good about leaving her there. Klara will be my only choice for Kona from now on.
Klara was absolutely terrific with our dog Ellie. Thanks to Klara's updates I knew Ellie was getting lots of exercise and was eating normally which she does not do at a typical kennel. It was a relief to know she was being so well taken care of -- we got to enjoy our vacation. And Ellie came home in a calm state of mind which was also a sign that she was very happy spending time with Klara.
Nelson got his second vacation with Klara this week. One of the many nice things about going to see Klara is the way my dog approaches the house. In the past, my dog would "put on the breaks" to go to the local Doggy Day Care/boarding facility. Now he calmly walks into her home and casually takes a sniff around (like he owns the place). It's nice to see him calm and happy when we leave, then we have a better vacation too! I didn't even text her once to check on him, I trust Klara and she's sweet to post pictures of him having fun at her house.
Thanks DogVacay and Klara!
Wow my Dog Cubbie came home a changed dog ,he just slept thru my preparing dinner normally he would be pestering . He is now just chillin , Klara is our Vacay Girl from now on Thank You for such a great experience.
Klara was a wonderful host to our dog Nelson. She is also a dog trainer....could we ask for anything more? She inspired me to be a better pack leader in my home and gave me some tips to better handle my dog. She is smart, kind, and has house that is perfect for a dogvaca. My dog was naughty upon arrival and marked on her curtains. She took it in stride. She doesn't expect your dog to be perfect upon arrival but chances are your dog will be much better when you return!
We used to pay a college kid to stay in our house and watch our dog. Klara will be my first choice for ALL my future vacations. I'm very pleased, thanks Klara!
My dog decided to growl and not be cooperative at the start of the weekend, and Klara was awesome about how she handled it. I would recommend her to anyone.
Klara's service was great. She accepted my two dogs, one needing insulin shots daily, when two other services turned me down. Klara even walked my dogs which is an option and I didn't expect.
Klara went the extra mile for my dogs and I appreciate it. She can update her profile to include injected medication.
Klara was a superb host once again! Bardsley had a wonderful time and can't wait to stay with her again!
I left my 3 year old boxer with Klara while I was out of town for the weekend. She sent me numerous photo updates and even a video of my dog playing. Klara was able to accommodate my dog with my last minute reservation. I would definitely recommend Klara!
Klara is an excellent host! Our dog was quite nervous when we dropped him off, but he was a completely different dog when we picked him up - he was happy, calmer, a better listener, and even better at walking on a leash. Klara has such great skills when working with dogs, and even shared some good training tips with us. We will definitely use Klara again whenever we go away!
My dog had a great time staying with Klara and playing with her dogs. Lots of play, exercise and fun.
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