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Mark S.

15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Mark's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Mark's Apartment

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About Mark

Consider me your own personal pet nanny. Make no bones about it, I'm a dog lover and will care for your dog as if he or she were my own, regardless of breed. I live one block from a dog park and my apartment building in Uptown is surrounded by woodsy areas. Don’t let your animal companion sit at home alone or stay at a kennel when a friend is waiting. I look forward to meeting you and your special furkids.
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Mark S.

15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 12, 2017


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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 Mark's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Mark's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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15 Reviews
Mark did an amazing job with Stan. It was importnant that they met in advance so that it was a smooth transition. I could tell Mark has a passion for dogs and was going to do his best. He provided 2 detailed updates a day, was flexible when my flight was delayed a few hours, and Stan was worn out when we got home. Highly recommend.
Mark is great! He shared multiple pictures of my beagle Scout a couple times a day which went far to assuage my guilt for going out of town without the pup. He took care of him like his own dog. I feel really lucky and will happily check with Mark for future events that take me out of town.
Sugar and Marley were very happy with Mark! Wish he was still in Chicago. I got pictures and updates everyday and he took them out in the cold and would play with them all the time.
Mark was an awesome sitter. He kept me up to date on how PorkChop was doing during my trip.
Mark was an awesome sitter. He kept me up to date on how my dog was doing throughout my trip.
I am so lucky that I found Mark! I can't say enough nice things about him and my dog Rocco absolutely loves him! Mark is super responsive and has gone out of his way to accommodate my travel schedule. It brings me great comfort to know that Rocco is in good hands when I go on vacation.
Very accommodating to early(departing) and late(arriving) flight schedules for pickup and dropoff. Daily, if not twice a day, updates with photos of my Stella. My dog seemed very at ease with him. I will definitely use again if available.
Mark is AWESOME!!

My Italian Greyhound Rocco recently stayed with Mark for 9 days and had a great time. I loved the thoughtful daily updates and photos he sent of Rocco. They really put my mind at ease.

He was super responsive to my inquiry and throughout our entire process. Rocco and I were able to meet Mark ahead of my trip and Rocco and Mark instantly hit it off.

I would highly recommend Mark -- he really goes above and beyond!! I would definitely trust him with your pets!
I did a meet up with Mark before our dog Nica stayed with him. Mark is a great guy. He was really great with Nica, so we reserved a couple of stays with him. On Nica's first visit, he took pictures of her and sent them to us. This was very much appreciated as we worry about her when we leave her with people we don't know. Mark was fantastic with Nica and she was relaxed and happy when we returned. He took her for a long walk and spent a lot of time with her as well. We will definitely book with Mark again.
Another great stay with Mark! He took Mitzvah very last minute and made himself available to fit our continuously changing schedule! He sent photos right away and was quick to respond to texts. Mitzvah has found her home away from home, we are so lucky to have found Mark!
He was great. Mark was very easy to schedule. We have used Mark before and we totally trust him with our miniature schnauzer. We can travel with ease knowing Mark is taking care of Frankie. He sends us regular updates while we are away.
Mark was so great from the very beginning! He was super flexible with times to meet as well as the drop off and pick up of my pup and was super accommodating to my last minute change of plans. I am super neurotic and protective about my rescue dog and he was very understanding and sensitive to her needs. Mitzvah took to Mark right away and he sent photos and texts updating me often on how she was doing. Mitzvah made herself right at home at Marks apartment and it was clear when I went to pick her up that they had created a bond. She came back very happy. I am just about to book Mark again and would 100% recommend him to everyone! Thank you Mark!
Mark was great with my 14 year old Maltese who needs medications and some extra tlc. He spent a lot of time with her and she did great. It was a short visit, but I will certainly try to book him again!
This is my second time having Mark take care of Louie and I felt extremely comfortable leaving Louie with him for 12 days. I completely trust Mark. I will check with Mark first before making any future travel plans because I would prefer to have him care for Louie (and I know Louie would prefer to stay with Mark). He updated me on how Louie was doing each and everyday. In fact, I know Louie misses Mark when he returns home to me... what could be a better recommendation. Thanks again, Mark!
Mark was absolutely fantastic. I was so relieved to have found him and he also happens to live in my neighbourhood. He is a dog lover and he knows how to care for dogs, having had a dog himself. I first planned a “meet and greet” with Mark so we could all meet together before my planned vacation. Within several minutes of meeting Mark, I could tell that Louie, my 8-year-old miniature schnauzer, approved of Mark because rather than sit at the front door and have that look of “get me out of here," he made himself comfortable on the floor of Mark’s living room while we chatted. Mark also knew what questions to ask me about Louie’s care, such as, his habits, diet, overall characteristics, etc. He kept me informed throughout Louie’s stay via regular emails and he sent photos. I highly recommend Mark.
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