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Darcy H.

21 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 9 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Darcy's Resident Pets

Georgia
Female
7 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Darcy

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi!
My name is Darcy and I have been caring for dogs, cats, birds, etc. for as long as I can remember. My parents brought home our first dog, Rocky, when I was nine years-old. Since then, we have had two more pugs join our family and three cats. Now that I have left my parents' nest, I have my own family of furry kids.
I'm a 29 year-old professional living in Wicker Park with my dog, Georgia, my cat, Martin and our human, Steve. I work full-time for a marketing firm in the Gold Coast, but I always have extra time for animals--big or small.
My dog is dog-aggressive due to the circumstances I rescued her from, but the blessing in disguise is that I now know how to handle dogs like her.
During my college years, I worked at Petco and gained knowledge of dog training as well as animal-medication processes, basic care and general grooming.
Although I cannot care for your pet in my home, I will be happy to come to your pet as often as you need and stay for as long as you'd like me to--even overnight! Some activities I normally do with pets I sit are walks, playing fetch (or throw if your dog is like mine who still hasn't mastered the whole, "bringing it back" thing), visits to ease loneliness, etc.
If you're looking for someone who can provide structured care and love to your pet at your home while you're away, please contact me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Darcy H.

21 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 9 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 16, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Baths
$15 /bath
21 Reviews
This was the second time time that Darcy has stayed with our pup, and as usual it was fantastic. We loved her daily updates and photos -- it was clear she took such good care of our dog, as well as our apartment while we were gone. Thanks Darcy!
Darcy sat for our pup for a second time and we were just as thrilled as the first time. Highly recommend Darcy!
Darcy was great! She was very considerate of us and our sweet pup. She made time to come meet our dog and tour our home before the sitting to make sure she knew where everything was and didn't have any outstanding questions. Darcy sent updates and pictures throughout the stay and kept our dog very happy. We will certainly use Darcy again!
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Darcy was great with Elwood. We appreciate all of her efforts in helping Elwood overcome his nervous challenges. He was in good hands with Darcy. We will definitely use Darcy again for dog sitting. Thanks Darcy!
Darcy was amazing! Not only did she help us out on short notice, she took the best care of our dogs. She was great with communicating throughout the weekend and sent lots of pictures. When we got home, the dogs were so happy and relaxed. We definitely plan on working with Darcy again!
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Darcy was amazing with my tough pup! My dog is older and was having some pain, she went out of her way to pop by the vet's office, pick up pain pills and even stayed overnight to make sure my dog handled the meds well. She was super communicative throughout the whole trip! We cannot wait to use her again.
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Darcy was incredible with the pups! Her experience with dog aggression, food aggression and general quirks with a dog put me at ease. I got regular updates during her stay and the dogs seemed happy and healthy when I returned. Highly recommended!
Darcy took the time to get to know Paxton before her stay which made us very comfortable. Her daily emails and pictures were fantastic, too! She showered him with love!
Darcy was a wonderful dogsitter! Truly attentive and loving; we felt she treated our Sadie as if she were her own dog. Darcy provided walks and playtime every day and stayed overnight at the house. She sent daily updates so we could rest easy that Sadie was being well cared for. Especially recommended for pups with dog-aggression issues, as ours has. So happy we connected with Darcy and will definitely reach out to her with future dogsitting needs.
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Darcy was great with our dog! We would definitely book her again!
Darcy helped me out when I was in a real bind! She willingly took on the challenge of staying with a 3.5 month old puppy. Baloo was always excited to see Darcy come in the door, and Darcy sent me periodic text updates helping me know how my little guy was doing! Thank you so much, Darcy! I hope we can use you again in the future!
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Darcy was a fantastic sitter! She took the time to come meet our dog earlier in the week, and took great care of the pup (and our apartment) during her stay. We hope to book her again in the future!
Darcy was awesome! I can’t say enough good things and I will definitely become a repeat customer for her. I was struggling to find the perfect solution for my dog as he has anxiety issues when I leave and I have found it. Darcy is so sweet and my dog – who is scared of most people, went right up to her and wouldn’t leave her side at our meet and greet. I think he was almost sad to see me walk in the door when I got home instead of her. That was such a great feeling to have and to know that he was comfortable with her. I also appreciate that Darcy brings experience with her own dog. She understands the concerns of a dog parent being one herself and knows the common dos and don'ts. She provided me updates and photos as well which I appreciated very much. Kirby and I give Darcy the highest rating possible.
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Darcy was great! My dog took to her immediately. She was professional and thoughtful. She sent me updates and pics, which gave me peace of mind to enjoy my time away!
Once again, a great vacation courtesy of Darcy. I never have to worry when Darcy takes care of my pets!
I was a little nervous about leaving my pup but after a few hours I had received a text from Darcy and I knew all was well! She was so sweet and my dog loved her:) she made sure that to contact me everyday and to me that was great!! I could enjoy myself because I knew all was okay at home!! Thanks Darcy!
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I just left my (15 year old) "baby" in Darcy's care for the second time and again we had a fabulous experience. I came home to a calm, happy dog. Thank you Darcy!
Super communicative, and really flexible despite population changes in the household (we lost our old lady dog and and adopted bunnies). I felt comfortable leaving the whole crew with Darcy.
Darcy was generally very communicative and very helpful in handling my high maintenance dogs. I was able to leave head out on vacation with a minimum of stress and concern!
Darcy was absolutely great with both us and Joey! She was very accommodating as it was a last minute reservation, and she did a wonderful job checking on Joey! She came by and took him out and walked him and made sure to give us updates. If you're looking for someone to watch your pet in your own home, Darcy is a great choice! Very sweet, communicative, reliable and trustworthy!
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Darcy was fabulous! I came home to a calm and happy dog which is exactly what I was hoping for when I elected to leave my (14-year-old) baby at home and have someone come walk her rather than sending her into a strange new environment. Darcy was professional and responsive in our dealings and sent me photos and a summary of her visits. I would definitely work with her again.
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