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Patricia K.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
36 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Rottweiler, St. Bernard

Patricia's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Patricia

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
The "Four Seasons" for Dogs! - 5 Star Stays
I love my vacationers!
Each day with your small to medium sized dog will conform to his/her's typical daily routine so he/she feels safe and comfortable. You may provide the list of special activities or routines you want your pup to follow! As a retired school social worker, and currently not owned by a dog, I will focus on keeping YOUR beloved furry family member happy and relaxed in a warm and comfortable setting. Your dog will enjoy a safe fenced-in backyard for romps and exploring. Good food, great exercise and nurturing attention will delight! My home is a stress free environment and visitors are typically in my line of sight all day. I am "all about the dog"! Multiple dogs from the same family are especially welcome. Elderly dogs and their special needs receive wonderful attention and pampering. "Other dog friendly" vaccinated and neutered dogs only please. If your pup has separation anxiety or excessive barking please consider an "in your home" dog sitter on Dogvacay.com to keep them the most content.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
Patricia K.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
36 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patricia's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Patricia's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Baths
$17 /bath
36 Reviews
Great experience for my corgi.
COMPETENT AND EXPERIENCED! Patricia exceeded my expectations in her care of my high maintenance senior pet.
Patricia was a wonderful host to our beloved cavalier Rudy who arrived a bit under the weather and shy. He had a playmate (Duke) waiting for him when we arrived. Rudy quickly accomodated to the unfamiliar, but dog-friendly environment. We appreciated the photos, as well.
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Pat is great and I highly recommend her. She is so kind and goes out of her way to make the owner and dog feel like they are part of her family!
Patricia is another "dog whisperer ". She just understands dog and what they need. She was so caring of our Maltese, and he just loved her and the other dogs. She's very careful to be sure your pet will be comfortable and safe. We felt our sweetie dog was very well cared for!!
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Patricia was very motherly to my little Millie and she was well taken care of. Karen
5 stars for Pat! She took great care of our nervous little Charlie and sent us updates and talked with us several times by phone. We highly recommend Pat to anyone!
Pat took excellent care of Lola. She really tries to understand what the dogs need to feel comfortable and happy in her home. We'll be staying there again!
This was the first time that Molly and Penny stayed with Missey. Both are senior dogs and one requires medication. Missey was great about getting detailed instructions, and reporting on their progress. They returned happy, healthy, and relaxed, with every indication that they had a great time!
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She is the best. My dog absolutely loves her, and I couldn't feel more secure. Thank you, Missey for your hard work and your overall thoughtfulness!
Missey K is brilliant. She loves my dogs as much as I do.
Fabulous as usual
Fantastic as usual.
Another fantastic visit! My dog loves visiting here. Great TLC and personal attention.
Pat is amazing and the dogs love her.
Missey did a great job taking care of our West Highland White Terrier while we were on vacation for 10 days. She is a caring individual that makes sure that your dog blends in well with other dogs at her house before she accepts your boarding appointment. She kept us well informed in our absence by sending us email including photos and short videos. She goes above and beyond for all of her clients. I highly recommend her for this service.
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Sam and Abbey had a ball. They were in no hurry to come home. They were spoilt rotten and very well cared for.
Once again Missey was awesome. Trixie was happy and treated like a queen. We received lots of pictures and detailed updates about Trixie's day. Staying with Missey is as good as it gets!
Toby had a great time staying with Missey! This was Toby's first visit and he had a great time playing with his new friends. Missey cares so much for all the dogs and let us know how Toby was doing.
Trixie had a great stay with Missey. The house is very dog friendly with lots of comfy places for the dogs to hand out. She also has a great outdoor space that is very secure. Trixie has found a home away from home when we are out of town?
Missey is absolutely wonderful! She has such kind spirit and will love your dog like you do!
Missey was an absolutely fantastic host! We left our 6 year old Dachshund, Cole, over at Missey's for 4 days and he had a blast. Once I had my meet & greet with Missey, I felt as though Cole was in great hands. We received daily picture updates and Youtube videos of Cole throughout his stay which really put our mind at east.

Once we had agreed to have Cole stay with Missey, she went out of her way to make sure that he felt at home - including calling another one of her friends that had a 1 year old Doxie so that he could come over and play with Cole. When my wife went to pick him up, he seemed happy to see us, but sad to leave Missey. Knowing Cole, that is the highest form of a compliment he can give any human.

I would highly recommend Missy to anyone that is looking to have a dog sitter with a great love for dogs and an incredible amount of patience.
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Having left my 2 dogs with Missey on several occasions, her house is like my dogs second home. They absolutely love it and I feel 100% secure in leaving them with her. She is truly the best and spoils her doggie guests with lots of TLC!
Thanks Missey!
Jill H.
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Our Sheltie, Jonesy, thoroughly enjoyed his stay with Missey! He was one happy puppy. I heard he used his herding skills to help keep the smaller dogs in line when they were tardy coming in! I certainly am happy with how well he was taken care of and plan to book with Missey late this week.
Judy D.
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From the moment I met Missey, I knew I found the right person to watch our 11-1/2 year-old dog, Petey. She was so attentive to his needs (medical and otherwise), and the daily photos and emails put me right at ease and allowed us to enjoy vacation. (Keeping his feet protected from the ice and snow was especially appreciated!) She even kept up with how Petey was doing long after watching him, and her concern for him after a minor health scare was so unexpected. I would definitely recommend Missey to anyone nervous about leaving their dog - her warm, caring demeanor will win BOTH of you over...hands, (or paws) down!
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nice & caring.....happy home means happy dog!
This was our first experience with dogvacay and it couldn't have gone any better. We were sent several emails each day detailing our dogs' fun including playing outside many times every day and baking fresh doggy treats:) We will absolutely send our Gage and Clover here again and can't believe how lucky we were on our first try finding such a great companion and caregiver for our dogs!!! Thank you so much:)
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Missey provided my dog with a comfortable, secure and compassionate setting while he stayed with her. Missey communicated with me regularly and provided information about my dog's well being and adjustment. I felt secure in leaving him with Missey and I will leave him with her whenever he needs boarding. Thank you, Missey, for making this such a "worry free" week for me!
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This is the second time Missey has watched my 2 large dogs..She is truly the best! I can't say enough good things about her..It is so nice to have someone who is knowledgeable about dogs/dog behavior watch over them. Thank you Missey!!!
Jill, Buddy and Sophie!
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Missey, you did such a wonderful job taking care of our precious yet obnoxious puppy, Bo, and we are so thankful that you stuck it out. We know how hard he is to handle and you saw that and still took him under your wing. My husband and I had an amazing 10 day vacation all thanks to you. You were so kind and so accommodating and we just wanted to let you know that we appreciate you so much!!!! Move to Virginia beach now so you can be our permanent sitter!!! =)

-Micaela
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Missy K is great! Our dogs are very excited to go see her and very happy when we pick them up. We are glad we were able to find someone who cares very much for our boys!!
Missey K took great care of our dog Mazie. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
I could not be any happier with finding Missey! I have 2 large dogs and felt so comfortable leaving them. Missey is so knowledgeable about dog behavior, the different breeds and all of their needs. I learned even more about my dogs through her eyes and observations. She is truly the best!
Jill H. (and Buddy & Sophie!)
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Missey is one of the most incredible people I have ever met--truly! She has graciously watched my dog, who has a case of anxiety, multiple times and has taken better care of her than I think I do! She even watched her for me when she was sick, which gave me ease while I was at work. I don't know what I would do without her help with Charlotte, and can't recommend her enough for your dog. She is extremely trusting and has become know as "Nana" to my little Charlotte!
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Missey is absolutely AMAZING. I rescued a vizsla/lab mix about two months and have been struggling to get her enough exercise. Additionally, she has some anxiety and Missey has been incredibly gracious and has helped Charlotte more than I ever could have! I HIGHLY recommend this woman to watch your animal--she is one of the most kind and gracious people I have ever met. Especially if your dog has special needs, Missey completely understands and knows exactly how keep your dog safe and healthy while you are away. I could not be more thankful!
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Upon meeting Missey for the first time, I immediately felt confident and comfortable with her ability to take amazing care of our high-anxiety Foxhound. While we were gone on our week-long vacation we received pictures and updates of our dog and never had to worry about her! Not only was Missey a great and reliable care-giver but she completely pampered our dog with new gear, toys and lots of attention and love! We don’t plan to use anyone other than Missey when we have to leave town again.
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