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Claire I.
Chicago, IL 60626
39 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Claire's Resident Pets

3 yr 3 mo old

Claire's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Claire

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
To tell you a little about myself, I am a dog lover. I currently have a beagle named Bono, who is three years old and so much fun. I've had experience with a range of dogs, from huskies, pit bulls to chiwawas. I love them all!!!! We currently reside in a apartment building, on the third floor (dog-friendly obviously) and near many parks which the dogs love!

I like to be outside and active, and we often to venture to the beach so the dogs can run and enjoy. I have a pretty flexible schedule as I work part time and therefore I am able to spend a lot of time with the dogs. I have my bachelors degree in social work from Loyola University but enjoy being with dogs as much as I do with people!

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
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Can administer oral medicine
Claire I.
Chicago, IL 60626
39 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 23, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Claire's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Claire's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$12 /half-hour
$18 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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39 Reviews
We needed a last minute place for Trixie to stay and were so happy Claire was available. Trixie is always happy to stay with Claire. We can tell our dog is happy there because as soon as we walk in the door of Claire's building Trixie races up the stairs. Claire does a wonderful job caring for our dog.
Claire is always the best with my dogs
Clarie and Bono are perfect every time with Morgan and Fairchild. She is the only one I want to use when boarding my babies
Claire does an amazing job with Morgan and Fairchild every time she watches them. Bono loves them and they love Bono. She is the best
My go to dog sitter, Claire is awesome and Boris loves her. I always feel safe to leave Boris with Claire knowing that he will get a ton of attention all the time and get all the care he can ask for.
Amazing as always and Boris (our dog) LOVES Claire
Olive is once again in love. I am not sure she was happy to be back in her own home. She had so much fun with Claire's dog Bono. We will be happy to send Olive to Claire again!
Once again, Claire did a wonderful job with Trixie. We can tell she was well cared for. Trixie was willing to share the couch Claire's puppy, Bono which is a sure sign that she liked him. It was great for her to have a playmate while we were gone.
We had a great experience with Claire. We did a meet-and-greet a month or so before our trip to see her place and get to know her a little bit. My wife and I were both a little nervous entrusting a stranger to care for our dog, but everything worked out great. We left Sam with Claire for 4 days and 3 nights. Claire was so easy to work with and was able to accommodate our schedule. The daily pictures of Sam she texted to us really gave us peace of mind to see that she was doing well. No more dog boarding for us. DogVacay is the way to go.
Claire is great with my pugs Morgan and Fairchild. They didn't want to leave her house to come back with me.
Claire was great. Our dog came home and slept for 2 days. She had a blast! Thanks Claire.
Great as always!
Claire is our go-to dog sitter now! She is extremely friendly when we drop the pups off/pick them up. She sends the cutest photo updates and our dogs are always exhausted when they come home!
I left Stella with Claire again and she did a great job as always!!
This is our second time boarding Boris with Claire, he always seems to have a blast and Claire is always so awesome about picture updates and making sure he has a ton of exercise. Highly recommended!
Claire was awesome with our 2 small chihuahuas. Regular picture updates and texts made these overly protective parents feel at ease and enjoy our long weekend!
For Azuki's second stay with Claire, she was there for five days. Claire kept her extremely happy with a visit to the dog beach and runs. I loved the updates and pretty photos Claire sent while I was away. She was also extremely flexible on the drop off and pick up times. I can't recommend her enough!
Claire is great. Pickle gets lots of attention, great care and lots of walks.
Claire was wonderful. It is obvious that she really loves dogs. Trixie felt right at home. We have always boarded at a local kennel with open boarding, and they did a great job, but using DogVacay/Claire is even better. I loved the pictures she texted. They assured us that Trixie was well cared for.
Claire was great; we went for a meet up before the first stay and my pup seemed a little nervous, but she was very very happy at the end of her stay. So happy that she didn't want to go home! I highly recommend Claire!
I think we will permanently be using Claire when we need a sitter for our dogs! We LOVED the photo updates and felt like our dogs were in great hands. They came home exhausted which is always a good sign!
Had another great experience with Claire!
It was so great to know Oliver was in such great hands with Claire! She was so sweet with him, played endless games of catch with him and took him out and about. Oliver was exhausted when he came home!! I also loved receiving the daily texts and pictures of Oliver's visit. It was so nice to see how much fun he was having and how comfortable he was in her home. Through her texts, I could tell she really understood my little guy and appreciated his funny personality!! I will definitely have Claire care for Ollie again, he loved it!
Simply amazing, Claire was so attentive to Boris taking him to the dog park often, frequent walks and making sure he had a place that he felt secure in while we had been away for 15 days. We had so much piece of mind being out of the country that Boris was being taken good care of sending daily pics of Boris playing and having a good time and Claire will be our go to from now on when Boris needs a temporary place to call home in the future. THANKS SO MUCH!
Claire was a wonderful dog sitter! She was easy to contact, very friendly, and my dog didn't seem ready to leave when I came to pick her up! This was my first experience with dogvacy and I am completely hooked!
Stella had a great stay with Claire again. She sent text updates and was very flexible with times for drop off. Highly recommend!!
It was my first time being away from Dakota for a full week and my first time using DogVacay. As best as I can tell she had a good time! Claire sent lots of photos and updates and really tried to coax her out of her shell even though the whole event was probably pretty stressful for Dakota since it was her first time away from home.
Skip and I absolutely loved Claire! This was my first experience with dog vacay - right from the moment I saw them interact, I was put at ease.
This was followed by pawsome pics of Skips stay - I could tell he was enjoying and was at ease with Claire.
If he could talk - I think he's say "I love you Claire and I look forward to my mom going on vacay again" :D
It was my first time using Dog Vacay and it was great. Luckily I was able to find a great dog sitter in Claire. I felt like she treated him like her own and I never had any worries. She provided me with daily photos which was great. I would certainly use Claire in the future and I recommend others to use her as well (when I am not!). Thanks Claire!
My dog, Stella, loved her night with Claire. Stella can be nervous being away from me, but claire did a great job making her feel comfortable. Claire was very flexible and accommodating with the schedule and pick-up and drop-off times. It makes me feel so much better knowing I have found someone so kind and caring towards my beloved dog. I am not worried at all about leaving Stella there again soon. I highly recommend Claire.
Claire was awesome with my pugs, Morgan and Fairchild. She kept me up to date with how they were doing and they seemed very happy at her house. They were happy to see me once I picked them up, but I think they would have gladly stayed another day or so since they were being spoiled. Will definitely use Claire in the future
Claire is wonderful with my beagle, Pickle. She takes her for tons of walks, pampers her with lots of love and attention and toys and Pickle always has a new trick up her sleeve after a visit with Claire! Plus, Claire lives in a similar space as I have, so I feel like Pickle easily feels at home. Pickle's claimed one chair and Claire calls it the "Pickle chair"---love that.
Words can not express my gratitude for Claire watching over my 4 month old Pit Bull name Gargamelle at the last minute, when I had to go out of town. She was super flexible responded to my our reservation and questions very promptly. While she was watching Gargamelle, our Vet realized that Gargamelle needed another type of prescription based on her stool sample. Claire was able to stop my Vet to pick-up the new prescription and administrer the it properly. Claire is awesome and highly recommended!
Matilda enjoyed her week with Claire. Claire texted me with pictures of Matilda throughout the week. This made me feel that Matilda was being well taken care of.

I would be very likely to recommend Dogvacay and to use them in the future as well...
Claire was great with Quincy. She clearly spent a lot of time with him, because he is exhausted tonight. I really appreciated Claire's care for Quincy. Quincy can sometimes be unpredictable and not always "warm and friendly." But Quincy loves Claire. I highly recommend Claire!
Claire (and her pooch Bentley!) were terrific hosts for our dog Simba. Claire was responsible, caring, flexible and dedicated. We were out of town for over three weeks, and during that time we received frequent pictures of Simba as well as e-mail updates. Simba had a fabulous time staying with Claire and playing with Bentley - he had frequent jaunts to dog parks and the beach, particularly welcome given the heatwave in Chicago. We were fortunate to find Claire and were thrilled with her genuine affection for our dog.
I just picked up my Australian Shepherd from a 10 day stay with Claire - and I can't say enough good things about our experience with Claire. First, she is responsive, flexible, and responds immediately to phonecalls / text-messages. Second, she is responsible, and a good dog carer. Third, she is a dog lover! You can see it in her happy nature towards the dogs, and the smile our dog had when we went to pick him up. Our only complaint comes from our dog...who said he wishes he could spend more time with Claire's dog Bentley! Thank you again Claire - We look forward to future stays!
Claire was awesome. Need I say more? She conveniently lives right by a dog park. My dog was exhausted when he got home!
Claire was fantastic with our dog and lovely to deal with. She was really
friendly and professional and treated our cavalier just like her own. Kimmy
was really happy when we went to pick her up. Claire had even given her a
bath that day after a walk so she was all clean and shiny! Claire also sent
us pictures of Kimmy when we were on holidays. We really loved Claire's
personal touch; a home away from home for Kimmy.
We have booked her again and I would recommend her to a friend with no
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