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Leslie B.
Oak Park, IL 60302
13 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Leslie's Resident Pets

German Shepherd mix
2 old

Leslie's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Leslie

My name is Leslie. I have loved dogs all my life! In January 2011 Max joined me and I consider us a family.

Max is a very sweet, yet playful German Shepherd mix. Max will be a great be companion for your dog during his stay. Max likes to play but he is gentle with dogs both big and small. He has no problem retiring to another area of the house if he or the guest dog needs space.

I own a condo in a dog friendly building (NO SIZE RESTRICTIONS) and live in a very dog friendly neighborhood. I have hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning. I have room for your dog's crate if he is crated. I have a standard day job downtown, and am available to care for your dog Friday evening-Sunday evening, as well as during federal holidays.

If an emergency arrives, or you simply need overnight care, please contact me to see if we can make arrangements for your pet to stay with Max and me.

In addition to weekend boarding, I can also offer Saturday or Sunday "day-cations" for your dog. This would be great if you have a family event or a home improvement project that goes from early in the morning to late at night.


1. Much more quiet than a kennel.

2. A single playmate for your will be easy for him to 'have his space' if he's had enough playtime.

3.Your dog will receive actual walks, not just yard time. This is an additional charge at a kennel, but not here!

4. Your dog can sleep in the bedroom at night.

5. The peace of mind of leaving your dog in the care of an actual loving dog mom.

6. Price! The kennel is expensive. Walks and other services that require extra attention costs more money. Book with me and you'll have more money to spend on your own vacay!

Max and I live alone, and he is accustomed to being crated when I am gone, even if I am just going to the gym or to the grocery store. My home may be best for a dog that is crated, but make no mistake, there will be lots of playtime for Max and your special friend! When I am home, Max is NEVER crated.

I am aware that some dogs are not crated, and I am open to discussing the care of uncrated dogs.

My best strength is that I am very protective dog mom. I take security on the leash very seriously. I know that it can be stressful leaving your "baby" in the care of others, and I do not take the care of your pet lightly.

I can give your dog individual attention with private walks. I am happy to give hugs and kisses. All in all I can provide a secure and stress-free environment for your special friend!
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Leslie B.
Oak Park, IL 60302
13 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated December 18, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Leslie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Leslie's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
13 Reviews
Leslie was so caring and accommodating where the girls were concerned. She made sure to meet them, learn about their habits, and to make them comfortable. Her dog Max is sweet. We we able to get away and know that the dogs were well cared for.
She did a great job with our dog--many walks and she was very caring. We were not aware that our dog would be crated when sitter was out of the home. It was fine for us, but we would have liked to know that before reserving. (the only reason for not giving 5 stars.)
Leslie is so kind, fun, and enthusiastic! She truly cares about her dog and the dogs she babysits. She kept us updated about how our yorkie was doing and he seemed relaxed and happy when we picked him up. Would definitely use her again!
I just moved to Chicago and have to travel for work. Since I usually leave my dog with family, I was worried about who would watch him when I am out of town. I have had bad experiences boarding my dogs before so when I saw Leslie's post I was excited. She and Max are amazing with Scooby. I really felt safe leaving Scooby in her care. She sends me pictures and texts of him while I am away. I would recommend her to any on my co workers.
Our dog Sam has stayed with Leslie and her dog Max several times now, and all of her stays have been a great experience for us. Leslie is very attentive to detail and keeps us updated with texts and pictures while we are away. We have always felt that Sam is safe and well taken care of by Leslie while we are away. Sam and Leslie's dog Max have become good buddies now! We were very lucky to find Leslie, and we will certainly contact her again in the future. We would highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking for a good dog sitter for their pup.
Leslie was great. Mick is a breed that Leslie hadn't dealt with before but she didn't back down and she did a great job with him. Mick was well taken care of and he almost seems down that he doesn't have Leslie's dog, Max, to horse around with. I really appreciated that Leslie took care of Mick while I was on vacation and plan on calling her again when I need someone to watch Mick for me. I highly recommend her.

Pat B
We left our dog Lola with Leslie for the weekend. We felt very comfortable leaving her, as Leslie did a great job answering any questions/concerns we had. She also was very flexible with the meet & greet, where we got to make sure that Lola got along with Max, Leslie's dog, and that we felt safe leaving her. Leslie sent us pictures and text updates frequently while we were away, and it seemed like Lola had a blast! It was her own mini vacation with Leslie! We would absolutely leave Lola with Leslie again in the future, and I would recommend her to others as a great option for when you'll be away.
This is the second time Leslie has helped me out. It was a bit last minute, and she was accommodating with my early drop off time and kept me updated (but not overly so) on Boo's state. Boo was a bit stressed out from being left but enjoyed playing with Max, the host dog, and when she came home she was ready to settle back in comfortably.

Leslie is responsive and helpful and I would recommend her, especially to those with dogs who like an active play buddy.
Leslie was a very gracious host to my precocious pup. She shared pics and sent text messages to let me know how he was doing. I appreciated the detail nd time she took to see if my dog would be comfortable in her home with max which ultimately helped me feel comfortable leaving him with her for a week and I hope to have Charlie vacay with Leslie and max again!
Leslie took good care of our dog. She walked her and sent pictures and updates. We met with her ahead of time to make sure that her dog and ours were compatible.
Leslie was a perfect host for Archie. She is very attentive to details and genuinely cares about your dog while in her care. I felt very comfortable leaving Archie with her and knew he was well taken care of. I will definitely use Leslie again and recommend her.
I found Leslie while looking for a host for the Labor Day weekend the week of, so I was worried I wouldn't be able to. The whole transaction was smooth with Leslie, especially with this being my first time with DogVacay. My dogs were taken out separately on walks and my older dog needed to be carried down the stairs due to arthritis. He is an older rescue dog who doesn't seem to understand stairs and has fallen down a few, but when I picked him up, he actually walked down the stairs!

The dogs seemed happy at pickup and adjusted right back to being at home. Leslie was allergic to one of my dogs, and Claritin didn't help it all the way. If it weren't for the uncomfortable hives, I would ask her to host my dogs again.
Leslie is a great, energetic person who clearly loves dogs! She is very attentive to detail, communicates well and Ralph was very well cared for. Recommended!
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