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Giselle F.

29 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rottweiler

Giselle's Resident Pets

Yayo
Mixed
Male
1 yr 0 mo old
Mae
Maltese
Female
0 yr 9 mo old

Giselle's Apartment

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Small Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Giselle

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there! We are both finishing medical school & we live in a very cozy 1bd apartment in Lincoln Park. We are originally from NYC /TX but hope to stay in Chicago as we have fallen in love with this city! We have done a lot of traveling abroad and frequently go home for special occasions. We can't always have Yayo or Little Mae accompany us so we have used dog sitters in the past and we understand there is nothing more terrifying than trusting absolute strangers with a member of your family. This is why we would be more than happy to do MnG's & text you with frequent updates. I (Giselle) have +15 yrs of experience taking care of different breeds as I grew up helping my grandmother host and rehabilitate emaciated rescues. When I adopted Yayo from PAWS in Antigua in 2009, he was riddled with parasites and malnourished. I had to work hard along side his vet to get him in tip-top shape but I couldn't be happier as we have been inseparable ever since. He is very playful and patient with kids,cats and other pups. The apartment is located on a beautiful & quiet tree-lined street but we also have a fenced backyard for your furry kid's pleasure! I would be happy to accommodate any special needs, feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions and I will get back to you ASAP! We look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

John David & Giselle




PS: Kitty siblings are welcome to vacay free of charge!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Giselle F.

29 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 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 Giselle's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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29 Reviews
Everything worked excellent, Ernie seemed happy and content
Giselle and her partner took very good care of Sydney. I got photos and brief updates periodically while I was away. She responded quickly when I asked how Sydney was doing. I felt very comfortable that Sydney was in good hands with Giselle.
PorkChop and I had a great experience with Giselle. I'll be using her again next time I travel.
Giselle and JD were very welcoming. They made me feel comfortable right away, and sent me pics of my pups each day. I would certainly use them again next time I leave town.
Giselle was amazing at communication and accommodated our requests. Lucy seemed very happy when I returned. Would definitely use again.
Giselle took great care of Chispa and that made my vacation so much better. I'm grateful that she was able to watch her for 6 days. She was very accommodating when I had to drop off Chispa at 6:30AM and pick her up at night. I appreciate Giselle being so nice even when I found out that my pup had a few accidents. Thank you to Giselle and Yayo and will absolutely keep her in mind next time I use dogvacay!
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Oscar loves staying with Giselle & yayo! He starts crying in excitement when we're outside their door.
Giselle was very easy to work with and very accommodating and flexible. She kept us updated with pictures of our dog Stout. In the pictures he was usually napping so was looking very comfortable at her apartment. Stout got along fine with Giselle's dog too and any other pets she was sitting. We will definitely use her in the future when we visit our son in Chicago.
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Quincy had a great time hanging out with Giselle and Yeyo! He came home a happy, relaxed guy. We would absolutely recommend Giselle and plan to work with her in the future.
Giselle was great. I ended up booking with her because our usual sitter (who lives much closer to my house) had a last minute work trip come up.

For having such short notice, Giselle went above and beyond to make the entire stay seamless. I even got a photo of Riley making himself at home within a few minutes after dropping him off.

Her pup is super friendly too. Highly recommend her!
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Giselle was wonderful - she was flexible with our timing dropping off and picking up, April was in such good spirits when we picked her up and we got some fun pics during the weekend we were gone. Thanks so much!
I felt very comfortable leaving chance with Giselle when I dropped her off . Chance was very well taken care of.
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Giselle is a wonderful dog sitter! She was responsive and kept me well-informed of Marley's progress over the course of 14 days. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to watch over their furbabies!
I think that Giselle took good care of Parker. I should've left this review a year ago, sorry! I do wish I would've known how many other dogs were being watched with mine. That was a little surprising to me, but I do think it was a good experience.
This was our first time Skippy was dogsat with Giselle. He's a little dog with lots of anxiety when his routine is disrupted. We brought him home with little disruption. He seemed as happy as ever. Giselle didn't hesitate to accommodate us when our return was delayed by a whole day. Excellent.
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This recent stay was unlike any previous reservation with Giselle:
I received no updates and had to reach out to make sure everything was going alright.

It was extremely frustrating to get in touch with her when trying to pick up my dogs from their stay.

They were also overfed.

There was also another dog in the apt (which was not Yayo) I was unaware of before their stay and only found out about once I came to pick them up.

Both dogs are seniors with special needs and I understand they may be difficult to handle, however I would have rather had her ask me questions if she was uncertain about anything and would have appreciated updates during their stay as she had done previously.
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My pup had a great time playing with Yayo, and came home happy and tired. Giselle was also kind enough to arrange pick up. Highly recommended!
Giselle is wonderful! I can always count on her to give my babes they extra loving they need while I am away!
Diego has stayed with Giselle a few times when I've gone out of town and he loves her. She's always been very friendly and personable. I would leave my little one in her hands anytime!
Giselle did an awesome job watching my little Yorkie Bruiser. She sent me pics of him so I knew he was ok and she gave me regular updates. I totally recommend Giselle.
Giselle was very friendly and attentive to Roxie's specific needs and schedule. She sent daily photos and kept in touch with texts also so I always knew Roxie was doing well. I was very happy with the experience, especially since we arranged the meet and greet and visit on such short notice.
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Giselle was an excellent host. We booked at the last minute and had to make some changes to our reservation. It was very easy to communicate and coordinate with her. Our pup had a great time playing with Yayo!
Giselle was great. She promptly responded to all my requests, kept me updated on any special issues Fritz had (he's got a very sensitive stomach), and was all around, just an easy person to deal with.
Giselle was great with Champ. She sent me photos, which was great since it was the the first time I had been apart from him, and he loved his time with her!
Giselle was great! She was very accommodating with the meet-n-greet and pickup/drop off times and her dog Yayo was a great playmate for Cooper. Will definitely utilize her in the future!
Giselle watched my two senior (and special needs) dudes on 2 separate occasions and both reservations went without a hitch. She was extremely easy to coordinate with and accommodating with an early morning drop off and later pick up. I received daily updates and she was prompt to respond to messages. Both dogs returned home without any issues - they have both been calm and free of anxiety. Yayo is also a sweetheart and so good at sharing his home.
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Giselle was a wonderful host for Coco, who overcame her shyness due to Giselle's warmth and attention. Giselle was also gracious enough to extend Coco's stay at the last minute when our flights were cancelled and we couldn't get home!
We have used Giselle twice for our goldendoodle and have had great experiences. This most recent time we asked her to put ear drops in our dog's ear which my dog hates and she not only put the drops in but went above and beyond what was asked and cleaned out her ear. Giselle is always very responsive and flexible on times for drop-off and pick-ups and sends us pictures while we are away. I recommended Giselle to our neighbor and would recommend her to anyone else looking for a host.
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