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Liz & David C.

44 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler

Liz & David's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Liz & David

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Find us on Instragram, @barksbonesbeyondmke!

Hi! We are two Marquette grads living on the bottom floor of a house in Milwaukee. Liz has a professional background with dogs (5+ years of experience at Doggy Daycares & Salons) and David grew up with a mischievous Bernese Mountain Dog. We believe our differing skill sets in this field compliment each other.

We began hosting in October 2014 and we take a lot of pride in the business that we have created. At 45 furry clients + counting, every dog in our home is treated like family. That being said, we require Meet n Greets for all new bookings to ensure that your dog(s) are a good fit for our home. Meet n Greets are a great opportunity for you to meet us, for your dog to check out our space, and for us to get to know your dog. For both us and you, we believe it is a relieving experience: for you to know your dog is in the right hands and for us to know what kind of guest(s) we should prepare for in the coming future. For this reason, we do not take "last minute" bookings for dogs that we have not met.

Dogs that we would consider perfect to vacay with us would be ones that like to go on outdoor adventures and watch television with us. Fortunately, cuddling is free of charge in our home.

The most frequent questions & concerns that we have come across:

1. Does your dog need exercise and extra potty breaks? No problem. We have hosted several active dogs and puppies, with pleasure. One great aspect of our location is that we are only a five minute walk from a fenced-in play area on campus, where we take our dogs when the weather is nice!

2. Does your dog need 24/7 supervision and extra attention? Talk to us and, with our flexible school schedules, it is very possible that we can accommodate.

3. Do you travel frequently for business or take vacations over all holidays? Repeat guests make up a vast majority of our bookings; they are the livelihood of our business. If the Meet n Greet goes well, we would love to welcome your dog into our pack.

4. Do you miss your dog while you're away? Worry about what it is doing? Wonder if it's being well-behaved? You're in luck! We have no problem with check-in texts and we send daily photo updates regardless. We love to document the adventures of our dogs: where they're going, who they're meeting, and what goofy behavior they've picked up on vacation.

5. Do you have other concerns not mentioned here? Take a look at our client reviews and see if any of their stories sound like we have the characteristics that you are looking for in a sitter. And, most importantly, don't be shy to send us a message.

One thing is a guarantee: You will pick up your dog having been well-fed, well-rested, well-exercised, and happy—For them, staying with us is truly a vacation.

Situations We Are Willing to Accommodate Upon Further Discussion:
-- Picking up/Dropping off your dog to an event or celebration such as a wedding
-- A long-term stay (14 days or more) at a discounted rate
-- Early drop offs/Late pick ups at no extra fee
-- Booking dogs that are not good with other dogs (only possible if we have not already booked another dog over the days requested)

***We apologize in advance for our breed restrictions, as we are not allowed to watch "Pitbulls" (American Staffordshire Terriers), Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. We love all dogs--regardless of size, age, or type--and do not believe that there is a such thing as a "bad" type of dog. However, for insurance reasons, we cannot watch certain breeds in our home. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Liz & David C.

44 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Liz & David's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
I've never met a couple with so much compassion for dogs! Liz is well trained to deal with all types of dogs in a variety of situations due to her background in the pet industry. Both Liz & David take pride in the care that they provide the dogs including walking, grooming, etc. You name it and Liz & David provide whatever care your furry friend needs. My dogs LOVE Liz & David and show outright excitement when they are around. They are honest and caring. You can feel at ease with your dog is their hands! I would highly recommend Liz & David to any dog parent.
Nov 2016
Liz and David offer exceptional animal care by treating dogs like part of their family. Whenever I am visiting their home, the dogs are free to lay on couches or beds, have tons of toys to play with, and are always so happy! Their home is very dog friendly. Liz and David love to take dogs on walks, play with them in fenced in, grassy areas, and (only if it's okay with the owners!) will even take dogs to the beach for a swim! They pay close attention to the individual needs of each dog, whether that be keeping up with medications, helping older dogs to be comfortable, or making sure homesick dogs get extra attention. It's very apparent that Liz and David have grown close with their human and canine customers. I highly recommend them to everyone who wants their dogs to receive the best possible care!
44 Reviews
Liz and David have watched my dog, Jake, a few times. I would (and have) recommended them to my family/friends. They are very active and took Jake on a lot of walks and let him run around in a fenced in area. Jake is high energy so he needs a lot of exercise and he is always extremely tired when I pick him back up. Liz sends a lot of picture updates which we love getting when we are away. I plan to continue to use Liz & David in the future!
Well done and worry free - We'll be back!
Liz & David were awesome. They made drop-off/pick-up easy. They sent lots of pictures updating me on what Wyatt was doing, and made me feel like my dog was in good hands.
Liz and David were very accommodating to my extended schedule. They were thorough in preparing my dog Jackie and me for his vacay, especially since he had very recent abdominal surgery. He was in their excellent hands for 10 days and when I picked him up, he was happy and healthy. They texted photos and videos every day so I was assured he was ok. I am very happy with the care they gave him and will definitely have Jackie stay with them again.
Great stay with Liz and Dave....they made Tessa fell right at home and went out of their way to send us soooo many photos and updated of her stay! Thanks to Liz and Dave, We were able to enjoy our family weekend at Marquette with our daughter!
As always, Liz and David were terrific. We received updates and photos throughout the day. Our dog didn't even cry after the drop off which is a first! She has stayed with them a few times now and we will be using their services again.
Very responsive. They made it exceptionally easy to book and arrange everything. Extremely helpful. I'd definitely recommend them to someone else.
Arlo had an absolute blast with Liz and David (and Turtle). They sent the best photos and videos to keep me posted on how he was doing. Arlo is always so excited to stay with Liz and David - he has a great time and is well taken care of!
Once again, another successful stay with Liz and David. They have been watching our dog since she was a puppy, and we are so lucky to have found them. Our dog (MJ) always gets excited when we are telling her that she is going to Liz and David's for a stay. And when she comes home, she always crashes for a day or 2 because of all the attention and exercise they give her. If you don't like Liz and David, you may not like people at all! They are 2 of the nicest people we know, and would never hesitate to let them watch MJ for a day, a week, or a month!
Magnolia absolutely loves going to stay with Liz and David, she has stayed with them a few times now.
During this past say they watched my second golden, Daisy (13 y/o). Daisy has had a number of various health issues over the years and I am super picky about who cares for her while I am away. After Magnolia's first stay I knew they would be a great fit with Daisy, I just needed to wait until they moved to their new home so Daisy didn't have to climb so many stairs as that is difficult at her age. Liz and David took great care of Daisy. Before her stay she had a couple of cysts rupture so she had to have extra care for those. I knew that she was in good hands. They kept me up-to-date on how she was doing and asked questions in regards to her medication to ensure she was being cared for properly. I could tell from the photos that they had sent me during their stay that both were having a good time. After picking them up they both immediately passed out from having so much fun. Thanks, Liz and David! See you guys soon.
We have been frequent clients of Liz and David for over a year and we have had Dash stay with them for 90+ days during this period over several stays. We travel for work quite a bit and are very selective when it comes to sitters.
When we met Liz and David we instantly knew that they had Dash' best interest in mind...both in their own unique way! Liz is very organized, and likes to understand exactly when Dash should be fed, his favorite toys, where he likes to sleep etc. And David is all about playing with Dash, giving him kisses and massages! The balance is perfect - and you'll know exactly what I mean when you meet them. Liz and David are truly Dash' best friends...they play his favorite games, take him to the beach because he LOVES to swim, got a kiddie pool for him to play in, bought him gifts for Christmas, and managed to send so many pictures to capture the special moments! I know Dash enjoys his stay with them because he runs to them when I drop him off (the little bugger doesn't even look back!) and whines for 10 minutes when I pick him up! Most importantly, I trust them completely and know Dash is safe with them.
We are unfortunately relocating to California and will miss them both so very much. Liz and David are more than just sitters for Dash - they take care of him like he is their own. We wish they could move with us (one day!) but until then I would want you all to experience the love and joy we did. Best choice we ever made - thank you Liz and David!!
Liz and David did a great job watching over my 6-month Border Collie puppy, Sami. They respected my requests for training purposes, and kept up with his highly active energy levels through lots of walks and well-supervised romp sessions with other dogs! Whenever I bring Sami back he's always napping the next day! Since he's a puppy he still is getting socialized with other dogs and people. They were so friendly and attentive to Sami and other dogs, kept up with grooming Sami, and didn't mind helping me practice commands and routines. They also did a wonderful job cleaning up after puppy accidents, and destructive toy sessions, their place was clean and very welcoming for both the dogs and their humans. I would very much recommend Liz & David, they were very kind, responsible, and flexible! And an overall good experience for Sami - he's always excited when he walks up their steps!
Liz and David took care of Arlo while I was away on vacation for over two weeks. I was unable to take him with me, which was difficult.

They provided great loving care to him, updating me with frequent photos and texts to let me know how things were going. He was able to be very active with the other dog that was there, running in the park and getting good rest time as well.

i think Arlo was a little mopey when he came home, missing his friends, and the daily runs in the park!
looking forward to booking with Liz and David again :)
My experience was not favorable. Bascom was not given a review of physical appearance and notes of the visit were not reviewed with me. After Bascom was picked up we needed to take him to the emergency Vet for blood in the whites of his left eye. The Vet stated that he had a scratched cornea and ulcer as a result of a direct hit to the left eye. This cost me $200.00 in Vet fees and follow up Vet visits to monitor his left eye.
Bruno was exercise very well, they sent lots of pictures of him in action. When I called to say we were on our way to pick them up, I hear a growl or yelp that I did not recognize. When we did get there, they had Bascom in his carrier and Bruno was on leash and very scared and skittish. There were two other BIG DOGS there.
After my son saw Bruno’s eye I questioned Liz to what happened, she said Bruno was humping one of the other dogs. Why did they have 4 dogs there??
Bruno has a mark under his eye, it looks like a tooth mark. Bruno has not been himself at all since we returned home, it is taking to long for him to be himself again. I believe this happened when I called Liz, and when we were talking, minutes before I got there. I think the rest of his stay was good.
I also have another concern, how do they clean after dogs leave, Bruno has been scratching a lot since he has returned home. I also have pictures of both the dogs’ eyes. Bascoms left eye,with cone from Vet
July 23, 2016
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Liz & David were great. They took such good care of our dog. Taking him out on walks & to the park. They sent us pictures the whole time. We will absolutely drop our dog off with them again. Highly, highly recommend!
Liz and David were loving thoughtful hosts! Our dog Sparky had a great overnight with them and was very relaxed when we picked him up. I would highly recommend them. Liza H
David & Liz took great care of my 13 year old lab during a weekend stay. I appreciated their timely communication before and during they stay. They also sent texts updates and pictures. Would definitely use them again and recommend them to others. Lisa
Liz & David went above and beyond any and all of my expectations! I got some of the best pictures and videos of Roxy while I was away with multiple updates every day! With this being the first time I was away from her for more than a night I was very nervous at first... But after our meet and greet I knew without a doubt that I could trust she was in the best hands and I was able to relax completely on my vacation! I would recommendLiz & Davidm to anyoneand Roxy already misses them!!!
Liz and David were wonderful; I could tell they really love the dogs in their care. When I got her home she was very tuckered out; which was great because I was tired from a long week of work and travel. The highlight for me was that they sent me pictures throughout the length of my trip. I felt comfortable leaving her with them and will be booking with them in the future. They were inquisitive/accommodating of her needs and I could tell that they even worked on some of her training with her while I was away. They also asked a lot of good questions that other people I interviewed didn't. Thanks for watching Magnolia! You guys are amazing!!!
Liz and David did a great job watching Freckles while we were out of town for a week. They sent photo updates every day which put us at ease. I will definitely use them again!
My 2 furbabies, Darwin and Daisy, just had their second stay with Liz and David. The fact that my dogs jumped all over them with gusto speaks volumes. I really appreciate the care that Liz and David provide, beyond sending me photos and updates. Daisy is an escape artist, and Darwin is an adept food thief (and will eat things he shouldn't), so I'm grateful to have found sitters I can trust to keep my guys safe and happy. Thanks, Liz and David!

Liz and David were very accommodating to Indy. She seemed tuckered out when I picked her up and they sent me pictures throughout the night (including pictures of her walking around Milwaukee with them!). I felt comfortable leaving her with them and they seemed to know how to handle taking in and taking care of dogs. They were inquisitive of her needs and asked a lot of good questions. Thanks for watching her! You guys were awesome.
Liz & David were great Joe loved them. Would definitely use them again if I had not moved out of state.
Liz and David were absolutely wonderful. I was so concerned leaving Jolie for the first time with a stranger and they took the BEST care of her!

They were available extremely early in the morning for a drop-off and made it completely convenient for a pickup.

I received pictures and updates the entire time. I did not feel like a ridiculous dog-mom, checking in as often as I did.

They took great care of my baby and I will absolutely be using them again! Thank you again, Liz & David!
Liz and Dave are awesome as usual. This is not the first time that I have had Dash with Liz and Dave. They take care of Dash like their own. Thanks.
Very friendly and great w Lucy. Will definitely use again.
Liz and David are always great with Penny. She always has a great time!
Arlo LOVES to visit with Liz and David! he gets to play with other dogs and they shower him romps in the park and with lots of TLC. sending me videos and pictures makes me feel connected even on long work trips. They are great!!
Liz and David did a great job! I would definitely use them again!!
I have tried other dog sitters in the past for my dog but Liz and David were the best of any of them! They sent me plenty of picture updates and made sure my high energy dog got a lot of exercise each day. As soon as my dog got back home he immediately slept for hours. I highly reccomend Liz and David. I will certainly be using them again in the future!
Liz We hired Liz to take our Boxer out for daily walks. She sent us photo updates everyday and Joe looked super happy. Joe was also tired when we got home which was awesome. She did a great job and we are using her again.
Liz was amazing per usual. Except this time she went above and beyond. We were got married on Saturday and needed a pet sitter, we also really wanted to get photos with the pups. Liz was SO flexible when our timeline kept changing because of the weather. Liz will always be the first we go to for our fur babies :)
Leaving my dog with a stranger was not easy, but Liz made me feel comfortable and sent me frequent updates. Nippett was happy and seemed well cared for at her house. I would definitely use her again if I need another sitter in Milwaukee.
This was our second experience with Liz and just like the first it was excellent! Can't wait to use her again!
Liz is seriously the best! She gave updates all the time with pictures and was so sweet. Also-great side note--when I got my dog back, she was exhausted! Had a great time and can't wait to use her again!
Arlo is very at home with Liz, to the point of being protective! She is so great with sending pictures and keeping me up to date. It feels so great to have Arlo stay with someone he is excited about and feels comfortable with! He always has a great time!
The weekend was wonderful for all of us. Liz kept in touch every day by texting me updates and sending me photos. She has a lot of experience with dogs, so I had no anxiety about leaving my two mutts with her, and it made my trip out of town very relaxing and fun. I wouldn't hesitate to leave my dogs with Liz again.

Totally pawsome. Just like last time except I think she was spoiled more this time :) We've already booked with Liz again.
Liz is amazing!! So is David! Penny spent the weekend with them while we were visiting family and she clearly had a blast. Liz worked on Penny's issues of staying focused while eating breakfast or dinner by turning it into a game. We are definitely coming away with lessons from this experience to try for ourselves at home. She also sent a ton of photos and gave us daily updates on Penny's adventures. She had such a good time she wasn't even that excited to see me which is totally fine :) Liz and David will be watching Penny again this up coming weekend while we're away to visit more family and I couldn't leave her in any better hands. We've already told some folks about how great of an experience this was and Liz will be the first one we go to when Penny needs another dog vacay :)
Arlo had the best time with Liz! He had lots of walks and playtime and cuddle time. The pictures were awesome and it made being away a lot easier. I think Arlo misses his new friends :).
Liz did amazing with Luna! I was afraid Luna would be too mischievous, but Liz handled her very well and kept her busy. She took her on many walks and played with her to keep her from causing trouble. She answered all my questions and always answered my texts promptly. I loved that she sent me many pictures of Luna so I could see what she was up to. Luna was very well cared for and I would definitely let Luna vacay with Liz again and highly recommend her. Liz cared for Luna as if she was her own pup.
Liz is amazing! She took great care of Belle while I was away. She was very thorough and prompt with all of her communication with me; which I really appreciated. She sent lots of pictures which was very sweet. She is a true "dog" professional and I would love to work with her again!
Very friendly, and very nice to my pup.
Liz is a great host.She treated my Jessie as if it was her own dog. She gave her a bath after a day at the park.. She also sent pictures daily of Jessie having great time. The home is spotless and lots of room for a dog to play. They also have a park very near for outside play. Jessie was very happy, as I could tell by all the pictures she sent me. I would recommend Liz to anyone without any hesitation.

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