Give your pup the vacay he deserves!
We are a husband and wife team who LOVE what we do! That is: sharing our home, love, and affection with our guest doggies and caring for them as if they were our own.
When you enter our home, you will greeted by our Min Pin, Roxy, who will give you a tour of our cozy, two-story loft furnished with plenty of floor pillows, dog beds, and water stations. We also have a variety of toys available and plenty of room for the dogs to run around and play!
Your pet will feel at ease in our home, which we like to call the Oasis.
They will LOVE the soothing environment, playtime in our private yard, complimentary treats, and all the attention they'll be getting. You may be the one traveling, but your pet will be on vacation, too!
To make everything stress-free for you, we are totally flexible when it comes to pick-up and drop-off times. Morning, afternoon, night, drop them off and enjoy your flight! We will send updates regularly, throughout the stay so you will always be in the know about what your pup is up to. And we always send plenty of adorable photos!
We take the pups for 4 walks per day (15-30 minutes each) around our quaint, beautiful neighborhood in Lincoln Park. We sometimes even stop at Starbucks for puppucinos at Roxy's insistence ;)
Your pet's safety is our number one priority. Dogs are never left unattended; one or both of us will be home for the duration of the stay. Our vet (Your Pet's Wellness) is a 5-minute drive away, while MedVet is a 7-minute drive away and we can transport your dog there in case of an emergency.
If you want the peace of mind of knowing that your pet will be in the care of a loving couple while you're away, please reach out to us. We cannot wait to meet you and your dog!
--Rachel, Bret, & Roxy
I have been an animal lover all my life and have volunteered at animal shelters most of my adult life. I grew up with German Shepherds, previously owned American Pit Bull Terriers, and now am the proud mom of Roxy, a sweet little Miniature Pinscher. I previously worked as a cat nanny and, currently, in addition to running my own pet sitting business, am a professional dog walker with another company. We are new to DogVacay, but can provide plenty of references from previous clients!
Raising Roxy since she was a young pup, I understand wanting to make sure your dog is in a loving, home environment rather than in a more impersonal arrangement. I never wanted to put Roxy in a kennel and that's how I discovered DogVacay!
While Rachel is out doing walks, checkups, and meet & greets, I am the one checking the pups in and out of the Oasis. I love to get down on the pups' level and play!
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