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Kate & Sam M.
Chicago, IL 60611
16 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Kate & Sam 's Resident Pets

French Bulldog
5 yr 0 mo old

Kate & Sam 's Apartment

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About Kate & Sam

Thanks for checking out our page. We are huge dog lovers! We both grew up with dogs, Kate with Golden Retrievers and Sam with Norwegian Huskies.

Sam and I have been dating since our senior year of college at UNC and have been in the Chicago area now for almost 3 years now. We recently got engaged in March and are looking forward to our wedding next August.

In January of 2012 we brought out fur baby home! We have a three year old French Bulldog named Emma! Emma is an extremely friendly & well behaved dog who gets along with all friends, furry and human, big and small. Kate and Emma are active members of Sit, Stay, Read which is a program that brings dogs into Chicago elementary schools to help at risk children improve literacy skills by reading to the dogs and writing about them.

Our building is a very dog friendly apartment with a dog run and dog park next door to our building. We even have a room in the building called, "Dog City" that has a dog bathing/grooming center in case your pups gets dirty while playing outside.

Sam works in consulting and Kate works at an advertising technology start up. Sam is in the office everyday during the week but Kate has some flexibility and can work from home occasionally. Because of this we can sometimes offer 24/7 supervision with advance notice so Kate can plan to work from home. We are also able to provide 24/7 supervision over the weekends. If 24/7 supervision isn't required Kate and Sam come home during their lunch hour to walk the pups. We walk the dogs a minimum of 4 times, morning, lunch, late afternoon, and before bed.

We know how hard it is to be away from your dog so we will happily send text updates and photos of your dog daily!

Thanks and we look forward to meeting you!

Kate, Sam & Emma
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Kate & Sam M.
Chicago, IL 60611
16 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Last updated November 10, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kate & Sam 's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Kate & Sam 's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
16 Reviews
Amazing as always!
Kate was so flexible when my flight got delayed. I was able to book an extra night. She always sends pictures and is super responsive.
Max really enjoyed his stay with Kate & Sam. The stay was 8 nights and I was provided with lots of photos and notes about Max's well-being while I was away. I highly recommend Kate & Sam !!!
I only ever spoke with Kate but she was great! She was super flexible on our drop off and pick up time and great at communication!
We got lots of pictures and updates about their activities. Riley loved their dog Emma. When we left Riley kept trying to turn around to go back!
It was a great first experience! Kate was very responsive which was great considering this was a last minute request. We met Kate and Emma at a dog park close to their place so we could all get acquainted. She was very flexible on predetermined drop off/pick up. Topping it off were the great updates and pictures she would send. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Kate and Sam (and Emma!) were great and welcoming to Rosie. Rosie loves playing with Emma. Rosie had some new puppy issues this visit and I appreciated Kate's frequent communication and updates. Rosie settled in and enjoyed a fun weekend. THANK YOU!
We have a French Bulldog that was recovering from a back injury and our kennel cancelled on us last minute. I inquired and heard back from Kate and Sam within the hour. They were very responsive and agreed to take care of our recovering dog. We received tons of photos and daily updates and he looked so happy. After we picked him up he was exhausted and didn't have any back issues as they followed his careful instructions. If we ever need to board our dog again we will absolutely choose Kate and Sam!
The hardest part of travelling is finding a place that we feel comfortable with leaving our dog. Kate & Sam put our minds at ease, and went above and beyond to ensure that Bentley was well taken care of and happy.
We fully trust them with Bentley, and will certainly look to them when we need someone to look over our dog.
Kate and Sam were great! They sent lots of photos to keep us updated on how Charlotte was doing. It seemed like she really enjoyed going to the dog park with them and playing with resident frenchie Emma. Would definitely have Charlotte stay with them again!
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Dogvacay. Kate was responsive, friendly, and extremely welcoming of our rambunctious Golden. I received daily photo updates, often including their adorable French Bulldog who seemed to get along great with our dog. I honestly don't think Charlie missed me at all!
Great folks who took great care of Achilles. Kept me updated with texts and had a great time with the bear. I would recommend using them again .
Max is such a happy camper when he gets to stay w/ Kate & Sam.....and Emma !! He gets so much attention and it is so convenient for me to meet with them the day Max is to begin his stay. The proximity is awesome !! I would HIGHLY recommend Kate & Sam to anyone in need of a dog sitter .... they could fell confident that their pooch is going to be cared for in a very professional manner AND be treated like one of the family !!
Kate & Sam are awesome !! They treated Max like one of their family. I received texts and photos several times each day so that I could see how happy Max was in their care. I would highly recommend them....and I will be booking with them again very soon !!
Kate was wonderful! She agreed to meet with us the day before to make sure our dogs got along, and updated us with photos of Etta while we were away. Etta was treated to several trips to the beach, and enjoyed a beautiful view of Evanston from their 15th floor apartment. And she loved her playmate, their French Bulldog Emma! We would love to have Kate watch Etta again!
Kate was the perfect pet host! We had a wonderful experience with Kate and her husband, and our dog seemed very happy and content being in their home.
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