Custom Canine Care by Claire
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Claire H.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
30 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Claire's Resident Pets

Makena
Cockapoo
Female
8 old

Claire's House

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Outdoor area

About Claire

NEW CLIENTS ONLY- Meet & Greet Required prior to date of drop off. Proof of vaccinations and rabies is required.

I am Pet CPR Certified

We limit the spots available in order to provide the concierge service you and your dog need! Customized vacations, overnight business trips or even daily pup sitting....we do it all.

-Text/picture updates throughout the day so you know your pup is having a great vacay in our comfortable home and large fenced yard!

Tell us about your dogs specific routines, foods, special habits and behaviors. We treat your dog just like you would....which is what we all want for our furry friends.

Have your drop off and pick up times for your pet's determined and listed in your booking request.

**Listed Price is for a 24 hour period from drop off**
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Claire H.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
30 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 28, 2015

Credentials

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.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Claire's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
30 Reviews
Claire was excellent in caring for our high energy Siberian husky for over a week. She treated him as if he was a member of her family and made him feel secure and comfortable. She also passed on many helpful tips to us as we are new dog owners. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that our dog was being cared for in a warm friendly home. We also appreciated the daily pictures and updates on his stay. Our experience with Claire was great and we highly recommend her.
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Claire was wonderful as always. What a relief to be able to go out of town and have the peace of mind that your dog is well cared for and is also having fun. Can't say enough thanks!!
Poochini had a fun time! It is such a relief to know he is well taken care of and loved when we can't have hime with us. Thanks Claire!
Cedar stayed with Claire while we were out of the country for nearly two weeks. She was great about sending pictures daily and letting us know about the day's activities and antics and also helped nurse his ear back to health when an infection (which we thought was gone) flared back up. Cedar came home a happy dog. Thanks Claire!
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Claire has cared for our dog, Sam, on numerous occasions, from quick overnights to vacations lasting 10 days. She and her own dog, Makena, are always very excited and happy to see him and he always seems to be very happy to be back with them.

I truly appreciate the piece of mind I have when we go away knowing that Sam is being well cared for and that he is having a good time himself. Sam is a very well-loved dog and enjoys a lot of attention and I know that Claire gives him the attention that he likes. I'm home for the majority of the day with Sam and I like the fact that Claire is home with the dogs too.

Overall, we would highly recommend Claire and are so happy to have found her!
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Daisy and Dixie have stayed with Claire and Jim THREE times since they first visited. They love to "vacation" with Makena and her family. We are booking again for New Year's week and the girls are very excited!
My dog, April, has stayed with Claire and Jim a few times and, after previously only staying with family while we were away, I was thrilled to find a home where she would be loved and taken care of like she is used to. Now at 13 April was diagnosed with chronic renal failure and requires additional care which Claire has been more than happy to accommodate. She requires subcutaneous fluid every day and Claire offered immediately to learn how to administer it. April also requires extra care in feeding, drinking and needs a diaper at night. Claire has taken all of this on and I feel blessed she has this home away from home.
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Claire and Jim are fabulous! They went above and beyond to make sure our dogs were comfortable, happy, and tired. Such a pleasant experience to leave them without worrying. We will definitely be using their services in the future. I would HIGHLY recommend this host. Thanks so much Claire and Jim!
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Claire & Jim were so great with Kainer and were professional, kind and patient with all of us. We will definitely be contacting them again for our dog watching needs and would highly recommend them to our friend! I cannot thank my co-worker enough for recommending this site to me!
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My three dogs have Never been taken care of by anyone but family and one is fourteen years old. They are all shelter dogs and two have been abused and are very fearful. To say the least I and they were afraid to leave them but Claire quickly put us at easy she is so very loving and kind. The home has a air about it of peace that both I and the dogs could feel. After visiting several homes we knew this was the right one for us and it was. Claire sent me picture of what they were doing while I was off at my Son's wedding and set my mind at easy. For sure we will be back to stay with Aunt Claire when Mom and Dad need to go away again. Thanks Claire
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This is our dog's first visit at Claire's house. She was great! Claire sent us updates and photos throughout the day and it looked like Cedar had a great time. We'll be back soon!
I have an ailing older dog and a puppy that was 2 weeks new to my home when I had to go out of town. Claire & Jim were awesome in attending to both dogs and keeping me posted on what was happening at home. They gave me peace of mind, and my pups a lot of good attention!
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Claire is the best! She and Jim took such good care of our Buzz. He was treated like one of the family. Buzz was totally spoiled with walks, treats, and attention. Plus the daily texts with pics were great. Buzz wasn't just looked after and cared for, he was loved. We will definitely be calling on Claire again and referring her to all of our friends.
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Really great. Our girls did so good. Received a lot of updates, pics and videos. Our Nikki can be really shy, but she was being so silly there it seemed like she felt she was really on vacation. Would recommend Claire and Jim to anyone and would use them again.
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This was the first time leaving Baxter with anyone and the first time he was away from home, so we were all pretty nervous. Baxter suffered car sickness on the way to Clarie's & Jim's, but was welcomed with loving arms and cleaned up immediately. He then ran through the large yard and acquainted himself with McKenna and the other visitng pups; I felt more relaxed leaving him after seeing how much fun he was going to have and how well he was already fitting in .

The texts and email updates I receieved every day while we were away was so comforting! My kids loved seeing how much fun our little guy was having his own vacay! And, bonus, Baxter learned to curb his puppy barking after staying with veteran McKenna for several days. :)

Would definitley use Claire & Jim again and refer to all my friends with fur babies!
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It's not easy leaving my dog, April, who is 12, set in her ways and very spoiled with someone new, but upon meeting Claire any hesitation was gone. Claire, Jim and Makena are so warm and welcoming and it was their priority to become familiar with her schedule and habits and to make her feel comfortable and loved. Their home is clean with a large backyard to run around in. April has been there twice and it has been a wonderful experience. I feel very fortunate to have found a home away from home for her.
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We were so relieved to find Claire & Jim, especially since this is the first time we have found anyone we were comfortable in leaving our sweet dog with. From our meet & greet through our reservation, we were extremely comfortable and satisfied. We received updates both days and texted pictures. This is where we will take him in the future. When we picked him up he seemed happy. When we got home he was himself and that is a very good sign. What a huge relief to have found them. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you!
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Claire and Jim have a lovely, clean, and very pet friendly home. There is a fully fenced back yard and they play with your dogs which is important to me. Some places just keep your dog. Claire and Jim treat this as their "job" and they get involved. They make sure your dog's routine stays similar for less anxiety. It was a great experience!
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Absolutely amazing! I couldn't be happier with the service and love that my pup got over two nights!
Claire and Jim made me feel extrememly comfortable leaving my dog, Kiley, with them. After our meet and greet, I knew that Kiley would not only be well taken care of, but also have a great time playing! Claire kept me updated throughout Kiley's stay with pictures and messages of how much fun she was having. I will definitely be contacting Claire and Jim for our next vacations!
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From our first meet and greet, Claire, Jim, and of course Makena made Ellie feel right at home. She was a little nervous meeting everyone, but Claire and Jim were very patient and knew exactly how to calm her nerves. From the pictures I received throughout Ellie's vacay, I could tell she was having a blast in the big fenced backyard, playing with Makena, Jim and Claire. I was able to enjoy my vacation without a worry. Thank you Claire and Jim!
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We are so thankful to have found Claire, Jim and Makena! We were able to enjoy our family vacation knowing that Sam was being well cared for and given lots of love and attention. Claire sent us several updates and pictures throughout Sam's stay and it looked like he was having a great time! All of the pictures were so cute and my kids really liked and appreciated being able to see him.
Claire is extremely professional and friendly. She responded to my messages and meet-and-greet request promptly and courtesously. When you meet her, you instantly realize that she truly loves dogs and has a lot of experience caring for them.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to contact her again next time we need someone to care for our fur baby.
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Claire and Jim are amazing! This is my second having them watch my 3 very spoiled girls. The girls love going over to stay with Claire and Jim and to play with McKenna. I highly recommend that you choose them to watch your dogs when you go out of town.
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Claire and Jim are a cut above the rest.

Our dog was calmer when we picked her up than when she is with us.

They give both genuine love and individual attention, plus followed our instructions.

These are amazing people. Dog Vacay is fortunate to have them, as are all of us!

We definitely recommend them, though we’d like to keep them for our self!

They have a cute calm dog that was a great companion for our girl.

Received texts with captions so we felt confident our girl was always happy.

Totally positive experience!!
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I have nothing but positive things to say about Claire and Jim! My 3 dogs are very spoiled and I was concerned that they would not get the attention that they are used to getting from me. Well, I was way wrong on that! Claire and Jim treated them as if they were their own dogs. I do not travel much, but if/when I do, Claire and Jim will be my first choice in taking care of my dogs. They really love animals and that provided a piece of mind for me while I was on vacation. I knew my dogs were in a great, loving home. Thank you very much Claire and Jim.
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Thanks for watching Ginger on such short notice this week. I think she misses her new friends and is anxious to come back! You were a great host and were very attentive and flexible with Ginger's unique and energetic personality. We plan to be back with Ginger and am happy to refer friends and family to your dogvacay! Thanks again!
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Claire was so wonderful! She took really great care of our dog and we felt very comfortable leaving our dog with her. I highly recommend Claire and Jim to anyone who needs someone to care for his/her dog. They have a beautiful, large home, with big fenced backyard. She even gave our dog a toy to keep! Claire worked hard to make our dog feel a part of her family while we were away.
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Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of Rocky! We did not have to worry about anything! Thanks agin for all the great pictures of him and the wonderful communication!
Claire & Jim made Duke feel right at home. They provided a loving and secure feeling for him. Claire provided us with pictures and notes regarding his daily activities. Duke was able to be himself in a caring household.
Claire and Jim (and Makena, of course!) were great hosts to Dixie and Daisy. They have a great attitude and it is immediately obvious when you meet them, they LOVE dogs.
We have a very shy rescue pup and she seemed right at home with Claire and Jim as soon as we arrived at their home. While we were on vacation, they sent some adorable photos of our "girls" and were good about quickly responding to any texts we sent.
Dixie and Daisy will definitely want to visit them again!
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