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Maureen L.
Batavia, IL 60510
55 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Maureen's Resident Pets

Mia
Labrador Retriever
Female
7 yr 0 mo old

Maureen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Maureen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Here at Happy Hounds we offer exclusive dog boarding, one guest dog for each visit, with an occasional overlap including another furry friend. We absolutely love the time spent with all our furry friends!

My daughter offers so much knowledge and experience in dog care and training since working directly with dogs the past 6 years. My husband also has several years of experience in training our family dogs including obedience and hunting.

The past 30 plus years my husband and I have been surrounded by furry family members as we each have grown up with the joy of owning a family dog. We have also been involved in fostering dogs for a few years.

Our family of 5 spends a great deal of time interacting with Mia, our 6 year old lovable lab, and her furry friends, such as dog walking, playing in the yard, fetch, pool fun, etc.

Included in every dogvacay visit:
Unlimited outside activity
Dog walking
Administering meds
Daily text message/email/photo updates!
Lots of TLC!

Additional services available:
Nail clipping
Dog bathing
Transportation services
Personal home visits/dog walking

We dearly miss our sweet Maddie (Golden Retriever pictured) She lives on within our hearts with such fond memories.
October 30, 2000-July 23, 2012



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Can administer oral medicine
Maureen L.
Batavia, IL 60510
55 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 30, 2016

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.
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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 Maureen's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Grooming
$20 /min
$30 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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55 Reviews
Lola had another great stay!!!!! Maureen always takes such good care of our little girl. Lola loves being with their dog Mia. Maureen always keeps us updated with pictures and videos during her stay!!!
You never have to worry when Maureen and her family are taking care of your furry children!!! Another great stay!!!
Our boy Rex loved his first vacay at Maureen's home and we could not be happier with our experience. Maureen and her family welcomed Rex like he was a part of their home. He went on lots of walks, fell in love with her sweet and patient host dog, Mia, and got to play and lounge in her beautiful fenced backyard. We couldn't ask for better care. Maureen sent us such personal and comforting pics and updates of his stay, our minds were completely at ease while we were out of town. We looked forward to them each time. And Mia even sent Rex a sweet little going away present at the end of his stay which was adorable and warmed our hearts! We will definitely be re-booking for our next trip!
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Another great stay!!!
Maureen and her family are awesome!!! This was Lola's third stay and she is definitely a part of the family when she is there. Mia and Lola get a long great! Maureen kept in touch with us her entire stay with pictures and videos. We are so grateful for Happy Hounds!
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Maureen and her family took such good care of our Lola. This was her second stay. Maureen sent me lots of pictures and videos. Even celebrated Lola's Birthday for us since we had to miss it. Lola loves playing with Mia. If you are looking for a home away from home for your puppy, this is the place!
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Our 10 month old mini goldendoodle Lola stayed will Maureen, her family and Mia their dog. Maureen explained pretty much everything before I left which I really liked. Sent me pictures and videos. I could tell Lola was having a great time playing with Mia, they have a big fenced in yard. Maureen also spends a great deal of time with the dogs. I would definitely recommend Maureen and have already booked two more stays for Lola. Happy Hounds just what we were looking for since I travel several times throughout the year for work.
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Wonderful as usual!
Our dog (we should say puppy) Stella had a fantastic time at Maureen's. She's a 9 month old Golden Retriever and made quick friends with their own sweet Mia. In fact, it really was some great socialization for her to have during that week. We were nervous because, well, we've never left her with anyone but relatives and never for this long, but she adjusted fine and really learned to enjoy herself without us. The fenced in backyard makes for a great play space, they are grain-free friendly, and they patiently yet firmly deal with puppy shenanigans (i.e our dog jumping up on the sofa!) which is much appreciated. We received pictures of a happy doggie throughout the week with some text notes, just the right amount, and it kept us from any worrying we may have done. She was clean, healthy, and happy when we picked her up. She loved her vacay! We won't hesitate to use Maureen again for Stella. We know she'll be safe, happy, and well cared for.
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This was the second time having Maureen care for our dog and I don't think I will take him anywhere else. Maureen and her family provide incredible care and attention. We appreciated the pictures and notes regarding his day. I am so glad I found Happy Hounds.
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Our Bella did totally enjoy her stay with Maureen,
it has been awhile since she was there last but got
back in the groove quickly. My wife and I are totally
secure in knowing she is in good hands with Maureen. It is just like she never left home. We were informed daily as to how she is doing and pictures too. So all of us had a good time, we will be booking again with Maureen in a couple weeks.
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Maureen is the best! She knows what she is doing. Very methodical. Organized. Friendly. "Customer" oriented. Love her!
Maureen & her family watched our Maddie during her first fourth of July last year. They were very prepared with how to help animals cope with the fireworks that can be very scary for dogs. Maureen took genuine interest in everything about Maddie, which showed she cared and also made the transition to stay at her house even better for everyone. She loved playing with Mia & being able to run throughout the backyard. She was truly was in doggy paradise in the backyard with the baby pool as well. Thank you again for taking such good care of her!
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This was our first visit with Maureen. We did a short stay just to see how things went. We couldn't have been happier. Maureen made sure our dog was acclimated to a different environment. She was very welcoming to us and our dog. We will definitely use her again.
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Maureen is the BEST. This is the 4th time Tucker has vacationed at her home. He has so much fun and attention, I think sometimes he's a bit sad to see us pick him up! :-)
Maureen provided wonderful care for our dog on her recent Vacay. We received frequent updates and felt confident that our dog was in good hands! We highly recommend this host!
Remus has a wonderful time staying with Maureen and her family and of course, his favorite girlfriend, Mia. I feel very confident having Remus stay with Maureen. I know that he is being well cared for, loved, played with and kept safe. Maureen and her family are my first choice for Remus' home away from home!
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Remus LOVED his stay at Maureen's home. He also loved her dog. He enjoyed the personal attention that he received from the family and probably would have been very happy staying longer. I recommend Maureen 100%.
Last minute find was absolutely PERFECT! After a whirlwind move from Baltimore to Chicago, the moving vans driving away, I realized my long planned vacation was just a few days away and I had no arrangements in place for Sadie, my 7 year old cavalier king charles - and I was going to be gone for over 2 weeks, yikes! Fortunately a friend recommended this website and Maureen who graciously allowed me to stop by for a meet and greet. Maureen is extremely diligent and has a terrific protocol for introducing new dogs to her home and her own dog Mia (such a sweetheart and wonderful host dog). A gradual process of letting Sadie investigate the backyard, then the house, then bring Maureens dog, Mia outside and gradually introduce the two dogs. Since Sadie's visit overlapped with a couple other short visit hosts (not typical for Maureen unless special circumstances arise) I felt very comfortable with Maureen's process of introducing the dogs and did not worry that Sadie would be meeting two new dogs during her stay. As it turns out, Sadie made fast friends and thoroughly enjoyed her visit. I really appreciated the photo's sent to me throughout her visit and the video of her playing with Mia in the yard. Maureen leaves no detail uncovered and carefully handles all of them, from feeding time (carefully monitors each dog and segregates them), to bed time, to play time (great fenced yard to run and play in). It was a huge relief for me to leave Sadie in a place where I knew she would be cuddled and well cared for. I highly recommend Maureen!!
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Hi, I just wanted to recommend Maureen, Jerry and their entire family to anybody that is looking for an extended stay somewhere. I knew that we wanted our dog to feel like she was still at home and I believe that's exactly how she felt.
Especially, I liked that Mia became friends with our puppy, who had not been exposed to many other dogs just yet. I found that to be calming.
Our pup came home as if nothing had really changed, and what more could you ask for?
I have already recommended Happy Hounds out to a few friends and will continue to do so.
Thanks Happy Hounds!
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Maureen was great, gave us a few suggestions on how to handle our active puppy. We were very pleased with the fact that our dog was the only "guest" for the weekend. Maureen's dog, Mia, was great with ours, very patient. It seemed Stella got a lot of human and dog attention the whole weekend! Have already made recommendations to neighbors, and would highly recommend to anyone!!
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Maureen was great with my 10 month old Berner, Duke! She sent us daily pictures with updates while we were away, and I know Duke had tons of fun and probably didn't even want to come home :)
Maureen is very attentive to details, and I'd trust her with Duke anytime!
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This was Tanq's third stay with Maureen and we were just as favorably impressed and pleased this time as with his other vacays at Happy Hounds. I know that Tanq is well cared for and I can rely on Maureen to keep him safe and happy while we are away. Her regular email updates with pictures and video clips are so important to us and we always look forward to receiving them. I appreciate the way Maureen has met Tanq's needs as he matures from a puppy to a dog, and has accommodated his changing behavioral needs. The fact that she only boards one visiting dog at a time is also a key factor in our choice of Happy Hounds. A special shout-out for Mia, the sweet family dog who makes Tanq feel welcome, too! Highly recommended!!
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My 14 year old lab Maggie stayed with Maureen and her family for four days. I was concerned about how Maggie would do because she has trouble hearing and has some arthritis. She loved it there! Maureen sent me pictures and updates everyday. Maggie wants to go back :)
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Maureen did such a great job in taking care of our yellow lab. She was very professional and very accommodating. She took the time to learn our dog's personality and how to work with it. She clearly has lots of experience with various kinds of dogs. We will definitely consider Maureen for future Vacays.
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Elroy enjoyed his stay and had fun with Mia!
Our first visit experience with DogVacay (Maureen) was awesome! It was the first time I have not worried about leaving Abby while I was traveling. Maureen is professional, cares about her client (pet visitors) and has a wonderful atmosphere while they are in her care. I recommended DogVacay (Maureen) to a friend and will continue to do so. I am very excited that I found a place for Abby to go in the future.
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This was Tanq's second vacay at Maureen's house and once again we were pleased with the way she took care of Tanq. He loved playing with Mia, the house Lab, and had lots of fun running around in the fenced in yard. We especially appreciated the updates with pictures and videos. Maureen delivered Tanq back to our house and he was there to greet us when we got home, sporting a bandana and all spiffed up. Highly recommended!
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Maureen treated my pups like they were her own. She gave them lots of love, keep us updated through out the day and was extremely friendly. Thank you Maureen for taking taking such good care of my pets!!
Maureen was again fantastic as usual. As soon as we turned on her street, my dog Maddox knew exactly where we were going and got very excited. He and Mia played and played in the yard and it seemed like they would have an awesome time. I picked Maddox up the next day and he was so excited but as soon as we got home he was asleep. Thanks Maureen and Mia for tiring him out and making it a great night for me to get some things done! Love Happy Hounds!
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***** 5 STAR Hotel ***** for your Lucky Dog ! Maureen thinks of everything, even sending a video of my dog playing & loving her stay! Our dog has stayed with Maureen too many to count. My dog was bathed & nails trimmed (nominal fee) with a collage of pictures provided to me of all her fun. Our dog gets to play & pal around with their dog Mia in their big fenced yard and nap by each other in the family room just like she was at home. Maureen & her whole family love animals and really take care of each pet as if they were their own! I book early so I can guarantee Maureen for our dog. Thank you Maureen for all you do for our loving pets!
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Our 6 month old Golden Retriever, Tanq, was so fortunate to be cared for by Maureen and her family at Happy Hounds. We loved that she takes in only one guest dog and that Tanq got along so well with Mia, their Lab. Maureen was patient and caring with his puppy antics and worked with him on gentle play. It was a long vacay for everyone, and we are so pleased that Tanq spent our time away with Maureen. Highly recommended!!
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Maureen (the sitter doggie Mom) was great with Nacho (my boy). She has her own dog there (Mia) who is roughly 2 years old and super friendly; played well with Nacho.

Maureen has a fenced-in backyard that was a blast for Nacho. She was also great about sending emailed photos and short updates every day of Nacho while I was out of the country on vacation.

She has a two-story home (but the dogs aren't allowed upstairs). The dogs are crated at night, but Nacho doesn't mind that at all. Mostly carpeted on the first floor. Can't think of any other details to give prospective guests.

I will definitely use Maureen again next time I need someone for Nacho.
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Trapper's 3rd visit with Maureen was yet another positive experience. Trapper seems to know his "vacation home" and starts whimpering with excitement when we park outside Maureen's house. This time instead of trying to get back to my husband and I when we left Maureen's fenced in yard, Trapper glanced at us leaving and then proceeded to trot off with Mia! My husband and I are convinced Trapper now knows we are coming back and he can just enjoy his vacation! Trapper also enjoyed being with another guest dog, Maddox. And Maureen was right; Trapper slept most of the rest of the day when we brought him back home. :-) It is so reassuring to have someone as reliable as Maureen to take our beloved pet to when we're gone! And the best part is, Trapper loves being there!
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Maureen was absolutly WONDERFUL! I had a last minute reservation for the weekend and she was so kind working with me to make sure we were accommodated. Maureen was very attentive to the needs of my dog, Maddox, and the other dogs that would be interacting with him. The backyard is perfectly suited, large, and plenty of room for Maddox to tire himself out on.

When I came to pick up Maddox, Maureen already had everything packed for him, had an adorable fall colored bandana on him and he was set to go. The entire family was incredibly nice and caring. Got home to find that they had slipped in a new little toy for Maddox into his bag, from their dog Mia to mine. How cute! Love them - would highly recommend them, and will use them again!
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Thank you Maureen for taking care of our Kodee!. Your daily updates and photo's of Kodee and Mia helped to make our time away stress free. Things couldn't have gone smoother.
Zoey was taken care of like she was part of their family. We always know Zoey is in good hands with Maureen and her family. They are the amazing.
Zack had a fabulous time with Maureen, her family, and their sweet dog, Mia. We loved the texts and pictures Maureen sent daily to show how happy Zack and Mia were - it certainly gave us such peace of mind. When we picked him up, everything was packed up and he looked so darling, with a little kerchief on (matched Mia's). We absolutely will have Zack stay with Maureen on any/all future trips we take, but we will need to book early as she has a very loyal following due to her wonderful care of her guest dogs.
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Absolutely fantastic. We have never felt so relaxed on vacation knowing our Tucker (black lab) was in a loving, caring home. Maureen sent us updates via text and it was a wonderful way to keep us in touch with our four-footed family.
Our dog Ginny enjoyed her stay with Maureen and we felt safe leaving her there. Maureen send us daily pictures and kept us informed about Ginny first stay away from home. Ginny and Mia got along great and I think Ginny is actually missing Mia now. It is good to know that we have someone we can trust when we go away and have to leave Ginny behind. Thanks again Maureen!!!
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Another 5 Pawsome experience with Maureen! Trapper's second visit was yet another success. Being able to leave your pet with someone you trust to provide the same care and attention you do is simply Awesome! And a special thanks to Maureen for the added skunk "spa" treatment and great tip for Trapper's "jumping up" remedy!
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We left our dog Maya with Maureen for the third time. She gave us updates on how maya was doing and also taught Maya some new tricks. While we were gone she noticed that my dog's nails were a little long so she cut them for me. She took my dog for walks daily and even played with them outside in a pool! She and her family are definitely dog lovers and I feel like my dog was very well taken care of while I was gone. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs to leave their dog for a vacay.
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My wife and I are very secure knowing that
our Bella is in good hands with Maureen and
her family. She takes care of her as well as we do, and keeps us updated as to how she is doing and sends us pictures. She has found a home away from home.

Thanks again.
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Had an absolute 5 star experience with Maureen! My husband and I need a place for our dog for 3 days next month and decided we would like to try a "dry run" for one day to see how Trapper did away from home for his first time. Maureen is the best dog sitting mom! She texted me a picture of Trapper that night and I was able to rest assured that all was well and he was being well cared for. A couple more text pictures the next day were also very much appreciated. I was so happy to get the report Trapper and Maureen's dog Mia had become instant good friends and that my dog assimilated well. What a great dog sitter we've found with Maureen. Trapper is looking forward to his next visit in August!
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Bella had a great time! I think she was pooped when she got home! She kissed us all and went to bed! Thank you Maureen, we will be using your services again!
Because all of our usual dog sitters would be at our wedding, we needed to find someone that would be able to care for our dog Dougie while we were away getting married. We found Maureen and had Dougie stay over for a trial (being that he had never stayed with someone he didn't know, we were a little worried) and she eased any worries we had! During his 'trial', she sent us photos, texts and videos of what he and his new best friend, their dog Mia were up to. It eased our worries for our wedding weekend and he continued to have a great time while we were away. She and her family are very dedicated to the well being and safety of dogs and are very easygoing, trustworthy caregivers. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Our Bella could not have been in better hand's with her stay with Maureen. She will be visiting again in the coming year. We were informed every day as to her well being. Thank You again Maureen.
Maureen and her family were absolutely wonderful! We loved that Brucie made a friend (their dog Mia) and was able to actually sleep in a kennel! We also loved the picture/video updates as well. They have a lovely home with a nice big fenced in yard to run around in. We highly recommend Happy Hounds to anyone looking for a safe, caring, and attentive host. Your pup will definitely thank you!
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Elroy had a great time! Maureen was very thorough when answering questions at our meet & greet. She kept us updated on Elroy while we were gone. We will definitely have Elroy come again!
This was the second time I use Maureen and she was very informative. My dog played well with her dog and she took very good care of my dog. She gave me peace of mind while I was away that my dog was being well taken care of. I never thought that I would be comfortable leaving my dog with a stranger but I would be if my dog again with Maureen anytime!
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Maureen was wonderful with my dog. She sent me daily text with pictures and videos of how well my dog was doing with her. Her dog was very well trained and my dog got along with her great. She played with the dogs outside daily and took them for walks. She even has a dog pool in her backyard! I felt like my dog was on vacation! I would definitely recommend anyone to use her and will be using her again in a few weeks.
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Maureen and her family were wonderful with our dog. Loved getting the photos, videos and updates every day while we were away.
We could not be any more happier than having Zoey stay with Maureen and her family. She treats as if Zoey is part of her family. Zoey goes for walks, plays in her own doggy pool, and plays catch. Zoey gets along with Mia and you can tell they are best friends. We can tell that Zoey is always excited to stay at Maureen's and is sad to leave. (We have had Zoey stay with Maureen three times now.) Her text updates to us always make us smile knowing Zoey is being cared for that much. We would recommend having your dog stay with Maureen and family anytime. They are an amazing family and great dog people.
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We could not have been happier having Zoey stay with Maureen and her family while we were away. Maureen sent us detailed emails with pictures/videos that showed just how much fun Zoey was having and how much love and care she was getting. It looked like Zoey and Mia became best of friends during her stay. Zoey and Mia loved playing outside and in their dog pool. They noticed all the little details about Zoey that only someone who cares about her can and made sure to tell us about them. We could tell that Zoey was a little sad when she left her new friends. We would definitely recommend having your dog stay with Maureen and her family.
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Maureen, her husband & children cared for Annie like she was part of their family! Wow! Annie had more hands on, love & attention than I can even give her some days---Annie was on her own great vacation! Maureen sent me updates & pictures of Annie that made me feel so at ease ! Annie missed her new vacay home & new friends! It was well worth the drive & I hope you are able to provide their loving home to your pet too!!
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