Brian and Sheila's Humboldt Bark

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Brian B.

20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Brian's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Brian

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi our names are Brian and Sheila! We have over 15 years of experience with all types of dogs and would love to meet your cuddly bundle of happiness!

We live on the 2nd floor (of 3) in a 1,200 sq. ft. condo where your dog can chill on the couch, roam free around the entire place, or hang out on our gated balcony.

We live two blocks from Humboldt Park where there are trails around ponds, tons of people, smells, wildlife, and exciting adventures! And if your dog likes to veg out, we're big fans of that too!

Because I work from home, I can provide our wiggly-tail friend with 4+ walks a day. My wife is usually home after normal business hours so she will be around for evening or weekend activities.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
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Can administer oral medicine

Brian B.

20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brian's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Daycare At Brian's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$9 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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20 Reviews
Home Checked
Brian and Sheila are very nice and welcoming hosts. They have a comfortable and stylish 2nd story apartment with a balcony for dogs to get some bonus sunshine. During their home check with me, Brian and Sheila had two guest dogs that seemed very content. Brian works from home, so he's around most of the time to provide extra care. If you're looking for a regular host, I would really recommend these two!
Brian was super friendly, accommodating and a fabulous communicator! Will definitely use again!!!
Brian and Sheila are great puppy sitters! They give your pup the royal treatment, including long walks, dog park adventures and lots of snuggles.
Their place is stylish, has a large balcony and a front yard. It's located close to Bucktown and Ukrainian village. Brian works from home and sends many updates through the day.

This was our second time leaving our labradoodle Becker with Brian and Sheila. When the dog arrived at their gate, he was so excited, wagging his tail and jumping around. Clearly, he had had a great stay the first time we left him with B&S.

Highly recommend.
Brian and Sheila are amazing people!

Our 1.5 year old labradoodle Becker stayed with them for almost 3 days. He came back happy and tired (and everyone loves a tired puppy).
Brian and Sheila spent a great deal of quality time with Becker. Not only they took him to the dog park, but they also played with him through the day.Brian sent pictures several times each day. I was traveling for work, so the pictures made me very happy because I missed my boy.

We warmly recommend Brian and Sheila and will reach out to them again and again for puppy sitting.
Brian was amazing! He was very prompt with communication and lovely with Amelia. He sent pictures each day updating me with how she was doing. Amelia came home exhausted and a very happy pup! I would most definitely rely on Brian in the future with watching my gal.
Brian and Sheila were incredibly caring, attentive sitters. I fully trusted them with my little guy, Axl. They made sure to provide me with daily updates and photos while I was away, which helped me relax and know he was in good hands. Their home is clean and spacious and their gated front yard is a huge plus. Loved knowing that Brian was home all day to keep Axl company. I also really appreciated their openness on the final day when during the last hour of Axl's stay, he managed to mildly injure his paw. When I picked him up, they immediately talked to me about the issue and behavior changes they had observed and were very concerned for his well-being. While I can only hope for a stress-free, safe and healthy doggie vacay, accidents can happen (especially with clumsy pups like mine!) and I was grateful for Brian and Sheila's communication skills.
Brian was amazing and anytime that I am in the Chicago area and need someone to watch my dog I will absolutely go with him again. He was very welcoming and my dog loved it.
I am very happy with my first experience with DogVacay. Our host Brian and his wife did a wonderful job watching our pup Darla. They were very kind and flexible with drop off and pick up times. They also updated me frequently with how Darla was doing, including pictures. They even had some homemade dog biscuits ready for Darla when she arrived and sent some home with us! I plan on using this host in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable dog sitter that makes your dog feel at home.
Brian and Sheila took great care of our bulldog, Oskar! It is very clear that they love dogs and really enjoyed spending time with our pup. Oskar has some special grooming needs and he came home looking great. They were also really flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. We look forward to using them again!
Brian and his wife were great host. They let me know each day how my dog was enjoying herself through text messages and pictures of her. I would defiantly would book with them again. Thanks again for all the help.
Brian was really great to work with. I had to extend my trip and he was flexible and understanding about it. He sent a lot of pictures and it looked like Chloe was having a good time. Looking forward to booking Brian again!
Brian was very understanding and flexible about drop off and pick up times. My dog Chance spent one night with him and seemed to really enjoy his time there! I would use Brian again.
Brian and Sheila were great! Very nice and clean second story apartment. They will definitely treat your fur baby like their own.

Brian would send us a ton of pictures (per our request) to keep us posted while our dog was on vacay. We would recommend them to anyone and will use them again!
Brian watched my dog Pumpkin for two nights while I was on vacation and Pumpkin had a great time! Brian was extremely flexible and easy to book through. In addition, Brian was great about providing updates and photos of how my dog was doing. I've used Dogvacay a number of times and this was probably the best experience I've had with a dog sitter thus far and I would definitely use Brian again.
Brian and his wife are awesome. They take great care of my pup, sending updates multiple times a day. Every time I pick him up from their house he whines because he doesn't want to leave!
Very easy to coordinate drop off/ pick up, pup was happy and tired coming home, and I received lots of great photos. Brian was a wonderful host, and we look forward to our next stay!
Brian was an excellent host -- he was very flexible with us with changing start and end times (really beyond what was fair --- especially when we were late in returning), provided a great environment for our puppy, and were just excellent to our dog. Our big guy is very young yet very large (130ish lbs) and acted like it when he was away from us - and Brian and Sheila treated him with nothing but love, care, and acceptance of him being who he is. We received regular photo updates that we just loved receiving while away on vacation, and we knew that our dog was being treated with the same level of care that we treat him with at home. We wouldn't change anything at all about our experience, and would recommend Brian as a host to anybody!
Brian and Sheila are amazing! We had never left our dog Louie alone with people who weren't family and were a bit nervous, but they put us at ease immediately after meeting them. They asked great questions to make sure they were prepared for Louie's stay, and during the weekend Brian sent updates and pictures multiple times a day. We highly recommend using them, and we will definitely be booking future weekends with them!! Thank you Brian and Sheila!
Brian and his wife, Sheila, were amazing! They were so flexible and accommodating with my schedule, and they took fantastic care of my pups! They sent us regular updates of the dogs at the dog park, on walks, romping around the backyard, etc. The dogs came home happy and exhausted. Brian and Sheila took better care of them than I do! I would definitely recommend Brian and Sheila to anyone, but be careful - your pup might not want to go home!
Brian and Sheila were great hosts. They were very welcoming upon arrival and we felt very comfortable leaving our dog in their hands. They sent us many updates of her on walks, at the dog park and lounging on the balcony. They kept her busy. We are very picky when choosing people to care for our dog while we are away, and usually use family/friends but were in a bind this time around, which is why we turned to dog vacay. We had such a positive experience I would not hesitate to use Brian and Sheila again.
Brian works from home so a great fit for dogs who love company although I'm not sure how much work he gets done given all the updates he provided me! BTW, its very much appreciated by those who dote on their dog like I do. I could tell Darcy felt right at home with Brian given the first photo update provided was her asleep on his sofa. Will definitely visit again next time I'm out of town.
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