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Brian L.
Saint Charles, IL 60174
11 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Brian's Resident Pets

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Female
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Brian's House

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About Brian

We offer doggy vacations in an exclusive, safe, adoring home with a large yard (1.5 acres) nestled in the wooded hills and wildlife of unincorporated Kane County. We only host one family's dog(s) at a time. So your dog(s) will have our undivided attention, affection and care. We provide at least one walk per day of 1 mile or more, weather permitting (and pet willing). And we brush each dog at least once every three days (for stays of 3 or more days). We prefer dogs that weigh less than 50 pounds and that have no extraordinary health issues. Please let us know how we may make your pet(s) vacation more enjoyable.
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Brian L.
Saint Charles, IL 60174
11 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 24, 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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brian's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Brian's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
11 Reviews
This was the first time we left our 12yr old Weimaraner with someone other then family.I was even considering canceling the trip. After meeting Brian and Alison I felt much more at ease. There friendly, warm,kind and extremely patient family.
"FIVE GOLD STARS"
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I found Brian on DogVacay because the sitter I used last time (and was very happy with) was filled for the dates I needed.

Brian watched my dog Nacho for one week while I was on vacation. His home includes his wife and 3 or so kids. No pets owned by Brian are in the house.

Everything was so-so when I was away. I had to ask for text picture updates and keep reminding him, and still didn't get them every day. The previous sitter sent them each day and I enjoyed that greatly (maybe being a dog owner herself, she realized I would love to see my little boy regularly. But still, not that big of a deal.

It was when I picked up Nacho that I knew something was wrong. He definitely wasn't his normal excited self. When we got home I noticed a broken nail with a good amount of dried blood on his hair next to the nail. This nail wasn't just cracked, it was turned almost 90 degrees and was very obvious. Wish I could post the pic.

When I sent the picture to Brian he replied that his kids were saying Nacho had some "spotting" of blood, but that he (Brian) didn't check it out; he just assumed it was a cut in his paw and that it wasn't a big deal.

In short, I took Nacho to the vet and after almost $300 in anesthesia, nail removal, meds, etc, Nacho is back home and healing up.

My bad review isn't because my dog came home with a broken/torn nail, it's because Brian didn't notice this; he didn't take the time to look at the paw that his kids were saying was bleeding. That's just inexcusable neglect on Brian's part (in my opinion).

I obviously won't be using Brian in the future and can't recommend him to anyone else.

Oh, and the "pet insurance" by using DogVacay apparently only kicks in after a $250 deductible.
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I can't recommend Brian L and his family enough.They took care of my dog for 10 days (two weekends) and based on how calm and relaxed she was when I picked her up, I couldn't be happier and had all the proof I needed that she was well cared for and happy. Both Brian and his wife, are great people. I could tell right away when I met them.They have a great house, and are very laid back, it was a relief, as I did not worry. If they'll have my crazy Jack Russell Terrier again, I will definitely utilize their service.
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Our dog Fluffy had a great time while we were on vacation. It was a good fit with Brian's kids. Fluffy got a lot of attention and no other dogs to contend with.
Brian and his family were awesome...could not have asked for a better place to have left our dog for the weekend. Thanks again!!!
Our 3-month old Scottish Terrier Julie spent 8 nights at the beautiful house of Brian. He sent daily updates with pictures/videos which helped us enjoying our vacation without concerns. I would definitely recommend Brian and will use his services next time.
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Brian and his family did a great job watching our guys! Their kids are sweet and had a great time with the dog and we got lots of pics and updates while we were gone. It was nice to meet people who were so concerned for our pets!
Brian and his family are very nice people and took great care of our 2 dogs for a week. We have 2 dogs that we have always had at our home and found a sitter to stay with them. When we lost our sitter we started looking for alternatives and luckily found dogvacay and wonderful families like Brian's. They welcomed our kids into their family and took great care, taking them for walks and sending pictures when we were missing them on vacation. I would definitely use and recommend Brian for anyone thinking about leaving their loved ones for a vacation.
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Brian and his family were wonderful to our dogs. They helped us out when we were in a jam and needed an overnight sitter. Brian sent us texts with updates and a picture of the girls enjoying "movie night" with the family. We will definitely use Brian again and would recommend him to others.
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We are so thankful we found this amazing family! Our dogs came home happy and loved. Thank you so much!
great place to keep your pup if you're staying in st. charles. our dog seemed happy, but tired from his long walk when we picked him up. we loved the pictures from his walk as well. i definitely recommend this host.
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