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Andrew S.
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Chicago, IL 60605
32 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

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About Andrew

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Update: Hello everyone! I have been dog sitting now almost three years and have loved taking care of your pets. I just got my own greyhound "Winston" (pic included in listing) and am going to take a little break from dog sitting until he gets settled in. Once he is comfortable at home maybe I can continue to do some dog vacays!!


Hello owners! Honest, caring prior military guy here who just likes to have a four legged companion at times. I am not a pet owner but enjoy taking care of your pet when your not available. My building is very pet friendly. Let your dog lounge with me during a movie or we can take a run near the lake. As i am in a shared condo I shy away from larger dogs. I try and respond immediately! Talk to you soon!! Also greyhounds stay free!

Please note: all dogs must be house trained. I cannot do indoor potty pads.
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Andrew S.
Online Now!
Chicago, IL 60605
32 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 18, 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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Andrew's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Andrew's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
32 Reviews
We had a very good experience with Andrew, he was awesome with Matilda and with us. He let us know how everything was so we were always in peace knowing she was in good hands.
Andrew was very friendly and responsive! Silky was so happy to see him for the second time :) I was confident to leave my little friend with him. Andrew sent us pictures everyday and kept us posted. I really recommend him for your future dog vocay reservations.
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Andrew was absolutely perfect. Couldn't ask for a better first experience on dogvacay. Communication was excellent. Everything was really easy to arrange and went perfectly smoothly. Sai seemed very happy, and I don't think we could have left her in better hands.

Thanks again Andrew, we (Sai, Lindsay, and I) really appreciate everything!
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Andrew was very easy to communicate with and took great care of our dog for a long weekend away.
Andrew was great with our two little ones. He's a really nice guy and kept us updated about how the pups were doing. The duo had a great time! Would highly recommend!
Andrew has been great and Bruno loved to stay with him, he looks forward to return!
Our dog Tex is 6 and 1/2 years old and has never stood with anyone outside of his house. When we would take a trip we would feel guilty leaving him and someone to just come and spend short periods of time with our dog. So, we chose Andy because of his reviews. It was the best choice we could have made. Talking to Andy was very comfortable from the beginning, his conversation about his experience with dogs and his personality seem to reassure us that Tex was going to be ok. Well, that's exactly how it was. Leaving Tex the very first time I was a nuisance texting and calling Andy, it did not seen to bother him. I know from now on I wont' have to keep texting and calling cause I believe he will be in good hands. Our dog adapted very quickly with Andy considering he has never been with strangers and he was well taken care of. We will definitely chose Andy each time we go away from now on. I am spreading the word to family and friends if your looking for someone to care for your dog ... my choice is Andy.
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Andy was absolutely fantastic! Our "kid" was definitely spoiled....she wasn't even excited to see us like she she usually acts when we return from a trip! :-) Andy was so kind and flexible to pick Desi up and drop her off since we didn't have a car...such a Huge help! He sent pictures of her throughout the week and let us know she was doing great. We can't say enough about the confidence in and comfort with Andy with our precious "kid". We would definitely recommend him to anyone needing the best care for your "kid".
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Andrew was a great host to our dog! Highly recommend him!
Andrew was amazing. He responded immediately to any text I sent and provided text messages updates with photos on the regular. I highly recommend him. I would leave him with my Bruiser any time.
Once again, Andrew was fantastic with my boys. The daily updates were awesome and made me miss my boys more! I highly recommend Andrew as his love for dogs shines through. Thanks!
I'm always nervous to leave our dogs when we go away, but I'm happy to say that Andrew made it possible to completely relax on our 2 week vacation.
We received regular photo updates and the dogs looked so chilled out and settled in. There were lots of visits to the park and cuddles in front of the TV. Andrew was extremely flexible when it came to drop off/pick up, we were able to drop our boys off the night before and then do a very late pick up at the end of the stay.
We would definitely recommend Andrew S, in fact we already have. Thank you.
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Andrew took wonderful care of our dog, Kirby. He sent us regular updates via email since we were traveling outside the country. He was also easy to coordinate and communicate with - we scheduled a meet and greet at his place a week before our trip, which put us at ease. When we picked up Kirby, she looked like she had a great time. We highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a caring, responsive host.
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From the first communication to the final pickup, Andy was nothing short of fantastic! I tend to be a helicopter dog mom and hate leaving my babies, but I felt that they were in great hands while I was away. Andy sent me photos and little anecdotes on a daily basis. I highly recommend Andy and will be using him again in May! Thanks Andy for taking such good care of my "kids"!
Timre
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Andy is wonderful! He's responsive and flexible with pickup/dropoff. I was a little nervous to leave Emily for the first time with someone new. He sent me the cutest pictures of her during her sleepover. Most of all, I don't worry about my dog when she's with him. That's the most important part! Andy is my go-to now!
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Andrew was great at working with us on when to drop off our dogs. He was very good with updates and infomation on our dogs during their vacay.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay! We have a special needs foster dog that we were worried to leave in the apartment while visiting Chicago. Andy came over and watched the dogs for a few hours while we went to dinner. Andy was personable and able to handle all that our pup threw his way. Can not recommend Andy enough. Thank you for putting us at ease!
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Andy was great! He sent us updates on our dog, Violet, and also was very accommodating to our needs as far as drop off and pick up go. We will definitely use Andy again in the future!
My dog is elderly! She needs special care and Andy treated her very well. She had a good time while at Andy's. This was the first time that I had not been able to leave my dog with a family member. I was able to leave the country on my trip knowing that my dog was in good hands and that I did not need to worry about her.
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Andrew was absolutely wonderful! We just moved to Chicago from Florida and had no friends or family we could trust with our pup. Andrew was reliable and flexible with our travel schedule. Riley was happier than I've ever seen her being away from us. He also sent frequent adorable pictures and updates. Will definitely be using him again!
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This was my first time with Dog Vacay. Andy came highly recommended and after this experience, I would highly recommend him as well. I was a bit nervous because I have never left Jack with anyone except family. However, Andy put my mind at ease right away and then reassured me with sending awesome pictures of Jack on his vacation. I was able to enjoy my special weekend away thanks to Andy! I cannot thank him enough for being the great guy he is.

A bonus, I have this AMAZING picture of Jack that Andy took...It is absolutly the best picture I have of Jack!

Thank you Andy!!!!
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Andrew was wonderful! He took really good care of our three year old Cavalier. This was the first time we left him with someone overnight in the city and Andrew eased our minds. He worked with our schedule, and made drop off and pick up very smooth and easy for us and our dog. We received daily updates and pictures that let us to know that our dog was happy and getting great exercise. Andrew's personality is one of professionalism and easy, a great combo for a doggie host. He was also accommodating to our dog's particular needs. We would love to work with Andrew again in the future!
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All my nervousness about leaving Buddy was eliminated within minutes of our drop off exchange when Andy was able to keep Buddy from losing his "cool" around a some big dogs in the elevator bank. Buddy took to Andy immediately!! Andy was so good with Buddy and I was so excited to see pictures of Buddy all settled in at Andy's place. I went on my trip and didn't have a worry in the world. I will definitely make a reservation with Andy again!
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Andrew is the best! Roco loves staying with him and I truly want to give Andrew 1 star because I want to keep him all for Roco but it won't be fare to other dogs. Andrew is a dog lover and to any dog parents out there, don't hesitate leaving your baby with Andrew, he is the BEST! ( I might regret this review later, when he is totally book months in advance but it's the right thing)
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Andy was great! Digby loved him!
Andrew took care of our baby bear for 3 weeks while we were out of country. He was very accommodating and took great care of him! He constantly updates with pictures and emails letting us know how our dog was doing. We could tell from the photos that our dog had a great time and we can't imagine going anywhere else.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and it was simply the best experience we have ever had leaving our family member Roco with anyone.

Andrew was excellent and exceeded all expectations. We felt more relaxed than we ever have and for Roco it was like he never left home - in fact Andrew clearly gave him a vacation of his own! We received pictures and updates daily so we knew he was having a great time!

We will definitely be using Andrew again and would highly recommend him. We just hope there will be space available for Roco the next time!
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Andrew was so great with my little 7 month old pup. I was a little nervous because this was the first time I was going to leave Moose, however my worries were thrown out the window when I dropped Moose off with Andrew and he was so excited to see him and Andrew led him inside and Moose never even turned back to see where I had gone! Andrew kept me updated with photos and texts which was so great. Moose looked like he was enjoying his vacation more than mine. Andrew took him on runs, walks, they watched football together and seemed to be having lots of adventures. The building has a dog run for quick potty stops and their are tons of dogs coming and going which is great for my little social man. Moose and I both approve of Andrew and Moose looks forward to his next vacation.
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Andy was very accommodating. Booking with his was very easy and painless. He was very engaged with Bent' and sent me pictures of his walks and such. He was very interactive with my dog and made sure my dog was comfortable around the other dogs he cared for.

I was very pleased with him taking care of my dog. and should the shot-notice need arrises again, I would seek his help.

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Andrew watched my little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dagne, over Labor Day weekend and I was very impressed with my overall experience. I was given frequent photo updates of Dagne, enjoying long walks/runs at the lake and just lounging around on the furniture. I could tell she was getting a ton of fun exercise and attention. When I came to pick her up, she was happy and exhausted - just what I needed after a long day of travel! I hope to use Andrew again in the future and would recommend him to anyone - especially if your energetic dog needs to be worn down a little.
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Andrew was great! We had to book our reservation very last minute when some friends had to cancel, and he was more than accommodating.

While we were gone, he kept us updated on how our dog was doing and sent us a bunch of pictures of all the outings they went on together. When we got our dog back, she was completely worn out from all the great walks and dog beach excursions! Taking her to the kennel stresses her out, but she was so chilled out when we got her back, I'm convinced she got more of a vacation than we did.

We were wary about trusting a stranger to look after my dog, but Andrew was so nice and helpful throughout the entire process, we'll definitely be asking him to help us out again the next time we have to leave our dog in Chicago.
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I honestly think my dog Milo misses his dog vacay with Andrew...

Preparing for a vacation, my dog sitter fell through at the last moment. Stressed out, I contacted Andrew on DogVacay late late Friday, and he responded immediately! He even came by Saturday morning and picked up my puppy himself, which was so helpful and convenient. I felt immediate trust with him.

Almost every day of my vacation, Andrew provided pictures and updates. He even took Milo to the beach! I was so happy and reassured, Andrew genuinely seems to love dogs.

I plan on using Andrew again the next time I have to head out of town, and I recommend you do too!
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