Barkley Hotel
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Jon & Toni W.
Warrenville, IL 60555
108 Reviews
64 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Miniature Bull Terrier, Neapolitan Mastiff, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, Weimaraner, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Jon & Toni's Resident Pets

Mack
Male
8 yr old

Jon & Toni's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Jon & Toni

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As dog owners we understand the worry and anxiety of leaving your pet behind. In our home your dog will be affectionately cared for just as if it were our own. We are genuine animal lovers here.

Your best friend will definitely enjoy our securely fenced backyard to run & play in and we also have quick access to various local parks and forest preserves for those longer walks.

We offer care, companionship and mellow walks for those old friends who are less active, too.

Pick up & delivery service is also offered. Just click on the rates and services tab to view our pricing.

We're looking forward to meeting you & your furry friend!

Jon & Toni
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
Jon & Toni W.
Warrenville, IL 60555
108 Reviews
64 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 25, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jon & Toni's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
108 Reviews
Willoughby Really Enjoys Spending Time with Jon and Toni
After meeting with Jon & Toni I was sure my dog would be well cared for, and I was right. You will find a stable, clean and pleasant place for your dog to stay. It was comforting to know he was well cared for, and fun to get picture updates as well!
We brought our dog Amy, for a practice run with Jon and Toni, before we leave her there for a longer stay. Jon couldn't have been kinder or more gracious. We are extremely protective of our Amy, and this visit certainly put our minds at ease. Amy says thank you for a wonderful time!
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Great experience with Jon and Toni, as always! Cindy just loves staying with Mack and his family... and this time she made new friends with other guests as well. Wonderful pictures and updates on Cindy's stay, a happy and healthy pup upon our return, and peace of mind knowing Cindy was having as great of a vacation as we were! I'm always amazed at the pictures Jon gets of Cindy, as she is very camera shy : )
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If you are looking for the perfect dog care provider...look no further. They watched our dog for two weeks and were amazing. We recieved frequent updates and photos. There was no question when we picked her up she was happy and well cared for. We will definitely use again. Thank you so much for caring for our dog
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Jon and Toni are enthusiastic dog lovers and provide similar high quality care to our Zoey as their own dog. Zoey was taken for walks, and Jon and Toni tolerated her impish behaviors. We appreciated the regular photos and updates in writing. Our two week trip was wonderful and knowing that our dog's needs were taken care helped relieve any concerns we had. Certainly we would board Zoey with Jon and Toni again. Jon or Toni were available at the appointed times for dropping off and picking up and for the meet and greet. We are appreciative of DogVacay and its system of dog caretakers.
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Cooper(chocolate lab- 3 years) has stayed with Jon and Toni twice now and always comes back happy! They are great with communication, and send photos so you can check in on your pup. I always know that Cooper is in good hands when he is there. I will definitely continue to use Jon and Toni for my doggy vacates!
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Oliver had a wonderful stay while we were on vacation. When we picked him up, he was calm and not anxious, which we took to be a good thing. He was excited to see us, but no more than usual. Thank you for having Oliver.
Jon & Toni are real dog people. If you want your dogs cared for just as you would, these folks are the answer.
Thank you, Jon and Toni! We were able to take our trip and know that our furry babies were in great hands. Your photo updates were awesome too! Thank you so much!
Jon and Toni were great with my dog Jackson . They are very kind and gentle. They really care about the dogs and they keep you well informed. I knew when I picked him up he loved it there. I will definatlyuse them again.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were really pleased. Jon & Toni not only responded to our request pretty quickly, they were also willing to accommodate Muffy even though it was last minute.
For our meet and greet Muffy seemed really comfortable, even our kids agreed it was the best place for him. Jon & Toni kept us updated with great pics and messages of how Muffy was doing. We are really glad we found Jon & Toni, even though they are 20 miles away, it was worth the drive because we knew Muffy was in great hands.
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This was my first stay with them, I could not have been more pleased. She is a challenging rescue which makes her fragile in some ways and can be a bit reactive. She was just fine post-stay ! I look forward to repeating our experience.
My first time using DogVacay and it was wonderful to have my 7 month puppy stay with Jon and Toni. They were wonderful and took such great care of him.
I used Jon and Toni to watch Wrigley while I was away for 11 day work trip. We did a pre-meet and greet to see their house and their process for taking care of dogs as well as see how Wrigley did with them and my dog literally went and sat in Jon’s lap while I was there. Even though my dog is very friendly but he can be cautious at times and he will only go to people that he has a good feeling about but I was happy that he felt comfortable with Jon and their house. When I went go drop Wrigley off Toni was very sweet and allowed Wrigley to roam around and get comfortable in the process he had a little accident and she was so nice and told me they are dog friendly people and can expect to have some accidents from time to time, she handled it so great and didn’t get upset at all. Even though I was nervous in the beginning to allow someone that I barely know to watch Wrigley however with all the great reviews and after meeting Jon and Toni I decided to take a chance and I’m glad I did. Wrigley seemed very happy while he was there and I was very happy to see all the picture and messages that I would receive from Jon which put my mind at ease knowing my pup was happy and doing well. I would highly recommend Jon and Toni to watch your dog. I liked them so much that I already booked them for a 2nd time to watch Wrigley.
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Immediately after meeting Jon, you know you have met a dog lover. It is obvious your dog will be well cared for when he listens intently and takes notes to ensure he does not miss a thing about your pooch. He is responsive to all inquiries and sends cute photos to assure you your dog is doing great.

My dog came home tired but happy. It does not get better than that!
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We have left our dog with Jon and Toni several times. Mitzi is always excited to see them and a happy pup when we pick her up. They are wonderful about sending pics and updates while you are gone which eases your mind considerably. I highly recommend The Barkley Hotel.

Nancy Z.
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Jon and Toni are a great couple that take best care of our dog when we are out of town. We've left our 10 yr old Cockapoo with them twice now and she comes home a happy pup!
Our one year energetic golden retriever had a great time at Jon and Toni's. We enjoyed the pictures - it was great to see him having fun! Thanks so much for taking good care of him.
Jon and Toni were quick to reply to my email messages. They took Addie (my black lab mix) for a walk, allowed her to play with friends in the house, and sent me updates almost everyday.
Our first time leaving our dog with Jon and Toni. They sent me photos and were very responsive when I tried to get in touch with them. The overall experience was Pawsome.
Jon & Toni are wonderful. We have entrusted them with our dog twice and each time have been really pleased with the experience.

They sent newsy updates via email with great snapshots of our pup so I knew that she was in good spirits! We will definitely be using them in the future and can 100% recommend their services and The Barkley to other dog parents looking for a safe and happy place to take care of their dogs.
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This was the first time leaving my dog with a non-family member and Jon & Toni took great care of him. At the meet and greet, they answered all of my questions and put me at ease that my senior dog would be in good hands. Riley did great in their care!! I would use them again if the need arises.
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Tucker was so well taken care of with Jon and Toni. We loved all the pics of him while we were away and all the updates they sent. It made being away from our pup easier knowing he was in such great, caring hands. We will definitely use Jon and Toni again the next time we need care.Thanks Jon and Toni.
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We are very happy to have found Jon and Toni! After interviewing a number of prospective DogVacay hosts for our pups, we knew immediately that we had found the right home away from home, where our two pampered pooches would get the care and attention they normally enjoy.

Add in Jon and Toni's beautiful home and nice backyard, and the dogs had a great Christmas vacation. Thanks again, and we look forward to next time!
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Jon and Toni responded to my messages and questions very promptly and were very friendly to work with. Our dog had must of had a fun time because she came home in a great mood and worn out (not an easy task!) We would recommend these hosts to others; we will definitely use them again for our dog-sitting needs!
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Pawesome and a CAPITAL P!!!!!!
For crying out loud---they are the BEST!!!!!!!
Toto had such a great time at his favorite doggyvacay destination. He was well cared for and enjoyed his barking buddies. We received the funnest photos of his vacation which kept us connected. Jon & Toni treat our pup like he's their own…what can be better!
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As always, Hope loved her time with Jon & Toni.
We couldn't have been happier with Jon & Toni. Charlie came back to us happy & healthy. I think he really enjoyed his vacay! Jon & Toni sent us texts of Charlie while we were gone. We enjoyed that, and it was good to see him so happy. We would definitely use them again.
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Mika always has a great stay over at Jon and Toni's place. We really enjoy the updates and the willingness to be flexible with us. Thanks!
Pawsome as ALWAYS!
Our dog was very happy when we picked her up. She doen't like most people but is very happy with Jon and Toni. We have tried many places and this is the only one that works for Josie. This is her 3rd stay and it worked out great with the emails and photo's of our dog Josie while we were away.
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I have brought Tucker over to Jon and Toni's several times now and will continue to bring him there! Tucker is so excited to go over there every time and they are just excited to see him! Tucker has a history of high anxiety and Jon and Toni are just fantastic with him! It's so good to know when I am out of town that he is in good trustworthy hands!! Thank you for everything Jon and Toni and than you for being so good to my boy!
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Jasmine and I are both very lucky to have Jon & Toni. Jasmine has a great time and feels like part of the family. I have total peace of mind, and get to laugh at the photos !!
Ellie always has a great time at Jon and Toni's Barkley Hotel!
Awesome experience. This was only the second time I had left my puppy with someone and this was a last minute need. I found Jon & Toni's page and was impressed with their reviews and experience. I found everything to be exactly as promised and as others had indicated it would be. Louie happily went into their house and never looked back! When I picked him up he had just been walked and was all ready for me. He was one completely happy and exhausted puppy. I would plan to use Jon & Toni anytime the need arises.
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Ellie runs out of the car into Jon & Ton's house as soon as I pull up the driveway. She doesn't even look back! I know that I can have a carefree vacation knowing that Ellie is being loved and well cared for, thank you Linda.
Ellie always has a GREAT TIME at Jon & Toni's. She runs out of the car into their house & doesn't even look back! I can enjoy my vacation knowing Ellie is being loved at Jon & Toni's, thank you Linda!!!
Very friendly and professional. Appreciate seeing the photos throughout the stay.
Toni and Jon are beyond fantastic!!!!!!! Wrigs was one happy boy when we picked him up!!!! He looked very well taken care of and loved the pics we got in the middle of his visit!!!! I never had a worry when dropping him off for his first visit with Jon and Toni!!!!!!! PERFECTION and totally PAWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Excellent as always!
Well, what can we say. We were extremely pleased with Jon & Toni's care of Wrigley while we were gone for two weeks. Frequent communication when you're gone for that length of time from your fur baby really helps deal with the separation and distance and they definitely made sure that we got that.

Wrigley came down with an infection while staying and they went out of their way to communicate with us all along the way as well as with our regular Vet and even loaded her up into the car and took her in to get checked out. To me although Jon said they would do this normally, it was something above and beyond what I'd expect from a caregiver. Additionally it did require a few follow up visits which Jon and Toni did for us as well until we could get back.

I think you'd have to agree with me that that's a sign of pet loving people who understand how emotional things like this can get when you can't be there in person. I'd highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a place for their pup. I'm sure, as long as they are available, they'll be our first choice again as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Jon and Toni were very warm and welcoming! We had a great stay and will be booking with them in the future.
Jon & Toni were the best. I loved the pictures and updates while we were away. They took such good care of our babies. I don't trust our dogs to anyone, but I am looking forward to having Jon & Toni watch our dogs again. Our dogs had their own vacation and I didn't have to worry about them. Our dog Chloe became good friends with their dog.
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We first used Jon & Toni as a substitute when our 'regular' sitter was unavailable. Our Wheaten just loved being with them. They are so kind, welcoming and loving to our family & dog. They became our main sitter and we come back often!
Zoe is always well taken care of at Jon & Toni's home. I never worry about her sitting in some horrible cage or pen,just barking at some other dogs. . In fact, after writing this review, I'm going to sign on and make another reservation.
Toto really enjoyed his doggy vacay again. He hung out with his poochie peeps and made new puppy friends too. Jon and Toni always make Toto feel right at home. Barkley Hotel is a favorite destination!
Yet another wonderful experience with Jon, Toni and Mack! Just a short 2-day trip this time, but as always Cindy was loved and well cared for. And we didn't worry about her one bit - missed her, but didn't worry! We will be back!
Ellie had a great time with Jon and Toni! This was the first time Ellie was away from home. Jon and Toni were wonderful. I would highly recommend them and we will go back! Thank you Jon and Toni!
I dropped my dog off with Jon and Toni and never worried about her once. She has separation anxiety, but I received emails and photos showing her relaxing in the grass with the other dogs. I won't hesitate to book with them again!
Once again, Cindy had a wonderful time staying with Jon, Toni and Mack. No worries leaving her with their family, and we love the updates and pictures we get throughout her stay. Cindy comes home happy and healthy, and a little on the tired side, so we know she's been enjoying her playmates! Couldn't be happier with the loving care she receives. Thanks Jon and Toni!
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This was my first time using DogVacay and Jon made the experience great. The scheduling was easy and Jon answers e-mails very promptly. We got updates and pictures while we were gone and Rufus was a happy dog when he came home, unlike when he comes home from a regular kennel stay. We've already got the next stay scheduled!
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Jon & Toni is the best! MiMi was very well taken care of and came home a happy dog. Thank you Jon & Toni!
Toto always has such a great time at Barkley Hotel and he is a frequent guest. Jon & Toni treat our pup like family. The updates we receive are fun. Whenever we travel, Barkley Hotel is our (and Toto's) FIRST choice!
Jon and Toni are great!!! They made me feel completely at ease leaving my puppy with them. They knew I was missing my pup and sent me pictures and emails to let me know she was doing well. They are wonderful, caring people and I would recommend them to any great family who has a dog. I highly recommend them!
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We have two rescue dogs and we have never been comfortable enough to leave them with anyone but family. Jon was a great host for our boys and we were 100% comfortable leaving them. We did a meet and greet to make sure everyone was comfortable, including us! Jon sent us update pictures to let us know how the boys were doing, and gave us feedback at pick up. Our dogs were happy at pick up, but exhausted so we knew they had a great time. We will keep using Jon & Toni whenever we need someone to watch Jerry and Tuff. Leaving them with Jon and Toni was like leaving them with family!
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Our first time leaving our dogs with someone and Jon & Toni made it easy and gave us confidence that the dogs would be well taken care of. They sent us pictures and updates that helped us relax and enjoy our vacation.
We always feel so good about leaving Belle and Mindy with Jon and Toni. We know they are well taken care of and happy. I think sometimes they would rather stay there then come home! :) thank you!!!!
They are wonderful. I know my dogs are safe and well cared for. Highly recommended!
Jon and Toni were great!!! It was like leaving Mia with family. They were happy to have her and all her little puppy behaviors. I think she was very happy staying there and our first separation did not traumatize her at all. Jon and Toni will be her home away from home any time we need to leave her from now on. They even sent pictures of her while we were away. I highly recommend Jon and Toni.
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Jon and Toni are great and so accommodating. I booked with them on a little short notice and with that, Lola had a Schnauzer bump issue prior to her Vacation, on my return my flight was delayed which meant Lola had to stay another night!! Wow!
Jon and Toni were so helpful in every way. Lola needed a special eye to care for her "bump" which needed treatment daily and when I said I had flight delays it was not a problem at all!
I was so relieved she was taken good care of, Jon sent pictures which also made me feel more secure leaving her with a health issue.
We will be back!
Thanks Jon & Toni
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This was our first experience using DogVacay. I want to thank John & Toni for taking care of Halo and Hershey. The process was simple and easy. The accommodations and treated were perfect.
We appreciated Jon and Toni's regular updates and photos of Toby during his stay with them. Toby seemed to settle in well and enjoy his time with them and the other dogs. Jon and Toni went above and beyond to make him feel comfortable and at home. It was comforting to know he was well cared for and was in good spirits when we picked him up. We will definitely send Toby on his vacay with them again! Thank you Jon and Toni!
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This first experience could not have been better, for both me and my little old Papillon. A good time was had by ALL !!! Thank you so much, Jon & Toni.
This is the fourth time I've entrusted the care of my dog Genie with Jon and Toni. I can honestly say this is my dog's one and only go to vacation home. Unfortunately, she developed a UTI during this last stay. Jon keep me posted on her condition, called her vet, took the time to take her to the vet to get her started on antibiotics, and even emailed me after her stay to inquiry on how she was doing. The Barkley Hotel is the best!
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Zoe always has a great time at Jon and Toni's house. I am so happy we have found them to take care of her when we are out of time. This is the fourth time Zoe has stayed at their home and she always comes home happy and healthy.
Jon and Toni took great care of our dog Rocko. This is the first time we have ever left Rocko. He took to Jon right away which was wonderful to see. If we have to go out of town again, we will definitely bring Rocko back to Jon and Toni.
I was a little nervous dropping Halle off for her first vacation away from home but she walked in and looked like she felt right at home! She was happy and healthy when we picked her up - we loved the updates and photos and would definitely leave her at the Barkley Hotel again!
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We love Jon and Toni, they are great and love their home. Thank you for taking care of our Tubby Toby and we'll be seeing you real soon!
Jon and Toni were fantastic with Lucy. They kept us updated with notes and pictures. Sounded like Lucy made some good friends--human and canine. I would have Lucy return there in the future.
This was the 2nd time I've used Jon & Toni, but first with 2 dogs. Great place to leave your dogs. Fenced in yard a plus! They kept me updated with pictures and notes which I greatly appreciated. Came back to 2 happy pups!
Stop right here.... you have found the perfect place for your furry family member to vacation while you vacation!
My dog is terrified of the crate. He was a rescue and we were his 5th home in a year when we got him last summer. So, we were very afraid of the impact a perceived new home might have on him. Jon and Toni were okay with him not being crated at night which was a HUGE comfort to me. Apparently Bandit chewed his leash the first night there as a show of anxiety but he was perfectly fine after that. Since there were a couple of other mid sized breeds vacationing with him I was afraid he would never want to come home.
He was happy and healthy and seems to have suffered no mental hang ups from vacation. Oh, and I did not even notice until I got home that they had given Bandit a new leash to replace his chewed one!
This is my dogs one and only vacation home. I will always book far in advance so that we never have to be turned away.
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Thank you Jon & Toni, you're awesome!

We have used a different DogVacay host in the past, but she retired and moved to a warmer climate. A little searching through host listings, a couple emails, and a meet-n-greet later, and we have a wonderful new home-away-from-home for Cindy! We left her with Jon, Toni and Mack for a week while we were on vacation, and I think Cindy had a better time than we did! We loved the pictures and emails, which always showed a happy, well cared for pup. When we picked Cindy up, she was happy to see us (yay!), but actually seemed bored when we got her home. She really missed Mack for a day or so, but then went right back to her usual routine.

We will definitely have Cindy stay with Mack and his family next time we need to leave her overnight. Very easy to book, easy to arrange drop off and pick up, too. Jon wanted to know all about Cindy and her routine so he could make her stay as comfortable as possible. It doesn't get any better!
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I want to apologize for writing this review so late. It has just been a hard time. Our little Bear was quite old when we left on vacation and he ended up being so sick that I had to fly home to put him down. Jon and his family were absolutely amazing, to Bear, to us and to our skittish little Bailey. She doesn't like many people, but adapted so well to staying with this family. They made sure that Bear received as much care from his own vet as he needed, and even sat with him for probably the whole night making sure Bear knew someone was caring for him. They called us several times after I picked Bear and Bailey up to see how we, both dogs and humans :), were doing.

The care and compassion of Jon and Toni was amazing. They were like a second family to our little guys even after only meeting our pups once. I feel so bad because I think this broke their hearts as well. I hope no one ever has to go through a situation like this. You can tell they pour their whole hearts into what they do and once I get over my own separation anxiety I will be happy to have Bailey and our new Molly vacation here again.

You will not find a more loving home for your pets to vacation. We cannot thank Jon and Toni enough for their care for Bear, for Bailey and for all of their concern for us as well. They truly are amazing people!!
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This was a fantastic fit for our temperamental dogs. We are going to use Jon and Toni again. I am relieved to be able to leave my dogs with people that truly love animals. I was surprised to see my dog follow Jon into the house, after we had just arrived from a 2 day outing.This was the first time they ever stayed over night away from home. My wife and I are ecstatic to finally find a perfect place for our dogs.
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This is our first time using Dog Vacay. We have been very pleased with Jon & Toni - from our initial meet & greet, to dropping our pups off and picking them up after a 2 night stay. They are very professional, friendly and welcoming. You can tell that they are dog lovers and you feel that you and your dogs are in good hands from the very beginning. The communication all along has been excellent (updates on dogs, pictures, etc).

On a special note, our precious lab mix is approaching 14 and has a number of meds to keep track of, which can be a little daunting.... Jon didn't blink an eye with our long list of directions, and made sure she got everything when she was supposed to. It is comforting to know that she was well taken care of while she was there. And our 2 year old coonhound was also happy to be there, too.

We already have our next reservations lined up!

Thanks!!
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WOW! Easy to book, easy to board, and easy going couple. They sent a photo update - which was greatly appreciated. My Cody is a sensitive, emotional dog, but they seemed to have handled him well. No drama, no fuss, and just a nice couple ... just the way I'd hoped. I'll definitely be calling upon them for every event I attend in their area. They charge a bit more than I'd prefer ($30 per day unlike the average $27 for the area), but they did a great job and you get what you pay for. I'd definitely use them again.
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Our dog, Enzo, had a great time with Jon and Toni. As a pet parent, I appreciated Jon and Toni's responsiveness and their attention to our concerns as a first time DogVacay family. They send photos and updates throughout the week that we were on vacation. We would definitely use Jon and Toni again!
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Mitzi had a great time with Jon and Toni. In fact, she will be staying there again next week! She always comes back happy and healthy.
Jon & Toni were excellent caregivers for my dog, Kieoki, while my husband and I went away for 2 weeks. She had never been left with anyone else before, is also a sensitive dog and I was very nervous. They genuinely cared about her well-being. We kept in touch and I was reassured that my dog was safe and happy. By the time I picked her up, she was very much at home with them. She was calm, but very happy to see me. I am very thankful to Jon & Toni for making themselves available to care for my dog, Kieoki, and making her feel so 'at home'. The next time we go away, we will definitely chose them again.
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This was the first time I used a dog sitter and was nervous leaving my dog. Jon and his wife took very good care of my dog. The family is very nice and attentive. Several email and photo updates were reassuring and allowed me to have worry free vacation. The proof was my dog was relaxed and happy when I picked her up. My dog will definitely be coming here for future DogVacays.
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This was our 1st experience boarding our dog-usually she stays with relatives. We were very pleased with Jon & Toni! It was like 'Charlie' was at home. I know she had a great time and we would definitely use the Barkley Hotel again! Thanks Jon & Toni
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Jon & Toni loved up our Zeus as if he were their own. They sent pictures and updates which we love when we are away. Especially our daughters! Thank you Jon & Toni
This stay of 10 days was the second time we have used Jon and Toni for our dog Zoe. We were extremely happy the first time we used them and equally pleased with this latest stay. Zoe came home happy and healthy. We felt guilty leaving her over the Christmas Holiday, but knew she would have a great stay. Thank you again to Jon and Toni!
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We were nervous leaving Mitzi with a virtual
strangers, but Jon and Toni were very reassuring
and sent us pictures of Mitzi having a great time
taking walks and meeting new canine friends.
Their house is immaculate and the dogs are free to roam and pick their favorite snoozing couch! Mitzi came home happy and healthy and
that is what we care about most. We would definitely use them again.
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As first time dog owners we weren't sure what to do with our puppy as we prepared for our trip away. I had heard horror stories about kennels and tried to stay away from this option. I stumbled upon dogvacay.com and was immediately drawn to Jon and Tony. The reviews were all so fabulous! I made contact; the communication was great and the meet n greet went well. Our Toby made himself right at home! Jon did a great job with pictures even though we couldn't always access them. And he really took great care of Toby, who is 100% puppy! But it must of went well as Jon said he could return! The treats at the end were an added bonus to a fabulous week. I never worried about the care Toby was receiving while we were gone and that made things great for our time away. Many thanks to Jon and Tony, this is a most fabulous thing you are doing for us dog owners!
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I was thrilled with every bit. Jon was quick to respond, and agreed to keep my Boxer over the Thanksgiving holiday. Their house is really lovely, and they did everything possible to make it dog friendly. I appreciated getting the picture updates while we were out of town- my kids loved the shots of our dog dressed in a hula skirt and lei! I loved hearing about her routine and who was cuddling with her the most. They gave tons of details, which made us feel very secure. I am so happy that we found them. I recommend Jon and Toni without hesitation and am very confident that I will use them again.
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Hope loved her Tim with Jon!
We couldn't have been happier with our dog's experience at Barkley Hotel. We were initially very worried about leaving her with someone for two weeks, since we had never been away from her for more than a few days, but Jon and Toni were extremely reassuring throughout the entire experience, from the initial meet and greet to the time we picked her up. Jon and Toni have a lovely home with a very secure fenced-in yard, and they ensure that your dog is supervised at all times. Our dog got plenty of exercise and loving care while she stayed at Barkley Hotel, and Jon and Toni provided pictures and updates throughout her stay. We could tell from the photos that she was comfortable and happy, and it was also clear when we picked her up that she was having a great time there. In fact, our dog looked so comfortable and happy when we picked her up that we were afraid she wouldn't want to come home with us! Jon and Toni also provided a really nice parting gift - a goodie bag with homemade dog treats. We will definitely use Barkley Hotel again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to others. Thank you Jon and Toni!
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We love sending our pup to John and Toni! Their home is ideal and the fenced in backyard is a real plus. We have used their services both for one day and for an extended time when we took a vacation to Florida. We received pictures and updates several times per week. I would strongly recommend Jon and Toni!
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My husband and I were very happy with Jon and Toni's home at our meet 'n greet. It was clean and had a nice fenced in backyard. We got very positive vibes that they loved animals and had a relaxed, caring and comfortable home. The idea that Zoe would always have someone around was important to us. Zoe had a great time during the four days we were away and we were comfortable knowing that she wasn't in a cage somewhere. We are making our reservations right away for a ten day trip over the Christmas Holidays and will be using Jon and Toni again.
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I am late getting this review in, but that is because I have been traveling the world trying to find a place nicer than the Barkley Hotel. It can't be done!. The Ritz, too stuffy, the Palmer House, too small, the Arista, too modern, The Drake, too much seafood....
The Barkley was just right, not to mention fabulous! Toby was so well taken care of, I am not sure he wanted to come home. Our dog is a little shy and can be difficult with other dogs at times. Jon and his family did everything to make Toby feel at home and even went as far as to sperate him from a larger more active dog. Everyone at Jon's house was so kind toward our dog that we really don't have the words to say. And the best part is that our dog got a "parting gift" ( I would give him a parting gift as well if I got to part with him! :) ) of little treats. Again, we can't say enough good things about Jon and his family except that I would not hessitate for a minute to leave Toby with him again.
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We are so happy that we were able to meet Jon through DogVacay. Jon provided the most nurturing and caring environment we could have hoped for during our dog, Pepper's stay. We feel like we have a second home for him now when we have to be out of town. Thanks so much, Jon.
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My puppy came back knowing how to paw at the doors to go out. Not sure if she was taught or learned from the other dog but it has helped a lot this week.

I'd have my dog stay with Jon and family again. They are very welcoming and update while we are away.
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Jon and his family enjoyed Loki almost as much as we do, it seems -- very reassuring while we were away. We especially appreciated easy and frequent communication with Jon via phone. Toni sent Loki home with treats -- and we're sure he had lots of attention from Jon, Toni, Andrew and their dog Mack. I recommend these hosts enthusiastically for your dog!
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Jon was great. Very nice and responsive. We would be happy and comfortable leaving our dog with Jon again.
I've never used a dog sitter so I was nervous leaving our puppy. Jon and his wife were very reassuring, took good care of our dog and allowed me and my family a worry free vacation away. Thanks to both of them for caring for our pup.
I had a problem with the place I normally leave my dog and at the last minute (Fri. And I was leaving Sat) I searched DogVacay. I had never used the site before.

Everything worked wonderfully and I was lucky to find Jon. Nervously I drove Ozzie to their home. Soon discovered I didn't need to be worried. Ozzie stayed at a nice house, with great fenced in yard, another dog to play with and a caring pet sitter. Jon kept me updated with pictures and texts. I will use him again!
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Our Brucie couldn't have had a better time with Jon and his family at the Barkley hotel! They really do treat your pup as one of their own while you are away. They are very caring, and we loved getting updates and pictures. Brucie even received a little parting gift which was just icing on the cake. The whole booking experience was very easy, and Jon responds very promptly. Our Brucie will definitely miss Jon, Mack, and the whole family. We will be using them again when our next vacation comes up.
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We are so happy that we found Jon & his family to watch our dog, Sadie. It was our first time having to use a dog sitting service for Sadie & Jon took the time to answer all of my questions in detail. He met with all of us ahead of time and put us at ease. It is very obvious that Jon & his family love dogs and truly enjoy watching & caring for them. Jon's home was very welcoming, clean & dog-friendly. We loved the updates we received via text message ... they put us at ease while we were away. When Sadie came home, they even sent her with homemade dog treats which Sadie absolutely loves. We feel grateful that we have found a fabulous dog sitter that will give our Sadie the TLC & attention she deserves & who treated our dog like one of his very own. A++++! Thanks, Jon!
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My shipoos stayed with Jon for 3 nights. This was my first experience with Dogvacay and I felt a little nervous. A few hours after leaving my dogs I received an email from Jon with a picture of him snuggling Martini and Rossi. They looked so HAPPY! After that I felt relieved and was able to enjoy my vacation worry free. I am booking again in a few weeks.
Judy
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I can't say enough about out wonderful experience with the Barkley hotel! Jon was so compassionate and professional in dealing with both our young and rambunctious German Shepherd and her doting "parents". He kept us updated with photos throughout our trip, provided TLC and exercise (two walks a day) for our girl and prepared a clean and safe environment. We will definitely call Jon when we are in need of extended care for our dog.
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Our dog's stay at Hotel Barkley was very positive and I would recommend their services to others. Mac was a happy guy when we dropped him off and when we picked him up. They take good care of your pet and welcomed him as a member of their family. If a home environment is what you're looking for, Hotel Barkley is a perfect choice.
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Rohan seemed very happy after his stay at the Barkley Hotel. Jon and his family are very sweet and attentive. We will definitely bring Rohan here for future dogvacays!
I was so thrilled to find an attentive, affectionate, playful environment for our 11 pound red poodle. Large, overstimulating, or too isolating boarding facilities were definitely not a good match for our situation. So, finding a family with another miniature poodle of similar energy level was a terrific fit for our poodle and gave us much peace of mind for our first overnight away. As my first experience with DogVaCay, I welcomed Jon's patience, and guidance through the booking process. We even got a cute "doggie" bag as a departing gift.
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My dog was so relaxed and happy when I picked him up, it was obvious he had a great time. They gave him walks in a beautiful forest preserve, nice home and yard, a canine friend and even home-made doggie treats.
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