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Gwen H.

27 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Gwen 's Resident Pets

Dooney
Other
Male
9 yr 11 mo old

Gwen 's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Gwen

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
24 HOUR A DAY CARE AVAILABLE ! WHAT COULD BE BETTER THEN KNOWING YOUR PET IS SPENDING TIME IN A COZY HOME WITH LOADS OF ATTENTION FROM OUR FAMILY!

CARE FOR YOUR PUP IN OUR BEAUTIFUL WEST RIDGE BUNGALOW ! PLENTY OF SPACE FOR YOUR PET TO PLAY IN OUR FENCED IN BACK YARD! PLENTY OF PEOPLE TO SNUGGLE AND GIVE ATTENTION TO YOUR PUP WHILE YOU ARE GONE. THE WORST PART OF DOGVACAY FOR US IS SAYING GOODBYE TO OUR CLIENTS AT THE END OF A STAY !

We are a family of 5 (4 humans and a 9 year old well trained schnoodle) who LOVES to play and interacts well with other dogs. He loves when his pug cousins come for overnights and is looking for more canine companionship. However, he's also very good at just chilling and leaving other dogs alone if they aren't interested.

My husband Rob is home during the day so we can guarantee ROUND THE CLOCK attention of your pup. We guarantee 3 walks a day but our clients usually end up with around five plus plenty of time to romp in our typical Chicago Bungalow back yard. When the weather doesn't permit we have a full basement for exercise. The two teenage girls love animals as well.

Your dog can sleep in the kitchen or one of our bedrooms, depending on the particular situation.

We can't wait to host and care for your pet.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Gwen H.

27 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gwen 's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$70 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Gwen 's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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27 Reviews
Gwen was an efficient and friendly host. She and her family took great care of Kermit, and sent frequent updates.
Gwen and family took great care of Terra! She had a blast! Would definitely go back again.
Gwen and her family were so sweet and took great care of Miller while I was out of town. Could not recommend more!
Couldn't be more pleased. Dogs were happy and well cared for.
Rob and Gwen were very nice and welcoming to my boy. They walked me through their home and assured me that he would get several walks though the day. Watching my older dog, they were careful and kind.
This was our first dog vacay experience and we are very pleased. Hugo enjoyed his stay.
Jasper had a wonderful time with Rob and Gwen! Highly recommended
Our little girl Kahli loved her time at Dooney's and played her week away. Gwen and family are quite responsive and seemed to enjoy having our dog stay with them.
Gwen and her family took wonderful care of our dog Mira for several days. It's a happy and comfortable place for pets -- they have a lovely home and great fenced-in backyard space. Gwen sent photos and updates throughout Mira's stay to reassure us, and Mira was happy and mellow when she came home. We won't hesitate to book with Gwen again.
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Bella had a WONDERFUL time w/Gwen and her family; completely welcoming and adoring of my little one. If it were up to Bella, she would have extended her stay! We hope to return!!
I was in a huge bind late at night before an early morning flight. Gwen not only saved me and put my mind at ease, but she and her family took amazing care of my dog. I am so grateful to Gwen and her family - they even let my dog sleep in the bed! I can't thank them enough, and truly appreciate all that they did. Thank you!
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Gwen and her husband Rob were both great in setting up our dog's visit and in the logistics of drop off and pick up. Our dog got along very well with their dog and we loved getting the pictures. We felt better during our time away and our dog seemed to be very comfortable. We will certainly use them again. The fenced back yard is an added plus.
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Gwen accommodated us even though we were driving in at a very late time. Rusty loved playing with the other dogs there!
Gwen and Rob were able to take Atlas on fairly short notice when I had a work trip come up. They welcomed him into their home and kept me updated with pictures. Atlas was happy to have a friend with their dog.
I am admittedly a high maintenance dog owner. My dog Buddy is a hearing alert Service Dog and he is an important part of my life. He eats a special diet and Gwen was more than willing to accomedate. She asked lots of questions and I could tell that she and her husband are caring pet sitters. I spent an hour going over details before I dropped Buddy off she was an attentive unrushed listener. I enjoyed my two week trip I didn't worry about Buddy, because I was confident leaving Buddy in Gwen's care!
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Our little dog Leo had the best time with Gwen and her family. We received daily pics and Leo seemed to be having so much fun playing with the other dog's at Gwen's house. He also appeared to be in great spirits when we picked him up after the 5 days. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gwen to anyone whose looking to board their dog with her and we will definitely be bringing Leo back to Gwen for his second vacay when we are out of town again. Thanks for taking such great care of our little chap for us xxx
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We have nothing but good to say. Gwen and Rob accommodated us on short notice and were easy to work with every step of the way. Gwen also kindly kept us up to date on how things were going and sent along several pictures of Kaiser over the course of the week. I believe we've found our new favorite dog sitter.
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Pro Host. Very friendly and accommodating family, loved getting photo updates throughout Champ's stay and would definitely book with Gwen H again if our schedules permit!
Radar has stayed with Gwen and Rob several times and he feels right at home there. They took great care of him, sent pictures on a regular basis, and it was clear that Radar was having a great time with them and the kids and their dog and the other dog who was also vacationing with them.
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This was my first time leaving my dog for an overseas trip, but Gwen made sure to keep me updated with pictures and e-mails. They are very flexible and accommodating. Thanks Gwen and Rob!
My dog Sam had a great time with Gwen and her family (of humans and dogs). Gwen was easy to communicate with and accommodating of my pick-up and drop-off time needs. Sam came home tired and happy from lots of play at Gwen's house. I would happily send Sam to stay with Gwen again.
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Gwen and her family were awesome with my Beau Bear!! I got daily updates of my Beau Bear via pictures and texts! They really made me feel like he was in great hands and I didn't need to worry about him. I would definitely use their services again! Highly recommended.
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Gwen and her family were really great! They picked-up and dropped Buddy off for a very small fee. They also emailed me photos of Buddy and he seemed to be having a great time and looked really happy. They very communicative and cooperative during the whole process, especially when my flight was delayed on the drop-off day and they had to wait for me to get back home. I will definitely be boarding Buddy with them again and totally recommend them for your furry friend. Thank you so much guys, and thank you for the gift, Buddy loves it.
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I boarded both my dogs with Gwen and her family and they were great! They stayed for 12 nights and I got pictures and email updates daily. I was happy that my dogs were having fun! She took care of them and Charlie has major storm phobia, and I know that can be a lot of work, but they followed the steps I gave them and made sure she was relaxed!

I will definitely use them again!

Thanks
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Gwen and Rob were great! Vincent has high energy and can be a bit overwhelming for some people. He sometimes get anxiety. He didn't show any signs of that at all. They made him feel welcomed! They did an excellent job! Highly recommend!
This family was more than amazing! Our dog came home exhausted from all the fun! They were so good about sending picture updates while we were gone on vacation. We would recommend this family in a heartbeat!
Gwen and her family were great! She sent pics while we were gone and the dogs seem to be having a good time. Highly recommend.
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