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Julia P.

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111 Reviews
60 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Doberman Pinscher, English Cocker Spaniel, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Julia's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Julia

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*SPRING BREAK 2017*** Hello! If your Spring Break falls on the week of March 25-31, we are completely filled up at this time. If you are a regular please feel free to contact me and I will work to help you find another Spring Break vacation spot for your furry. I'm sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you! ***
We have had the joy and privilege of being Dog Vacay hosts for over three years now. It has been a delight to love on so many wonderful furries and meet so many incredible people!
My family would enjoy nothing more than to love on your pup(s) while you are away. We are extreme dog lovers and have enjoyed being the "cool Aunt and Uncle" to many of our friend's furry family members' as they have entrusted their pups with us while they have gone on vacation, served on missions trips, experienced moving transitions, etc. The photos shown in our profile are of the many times our extended furry family members have stayed with us, as well as some of our pawesome DogVacay clients. We do not currently own a doggie of our own, primarily because we fall completely in love with yours and so enjoy having them in our home. Your doggie(s) will receive lots of love and attention with as many kisses and snuggles as they will tolerate. We love taking your pup for a walk through our dog-friendly neighborhood or through one of the many Forest Preserves we have in our area. We LOVE to play! Fetch, keep-away, tug-o-war, hide and seek you name it! Your pup will have free roam of the furniture at her home away from home, as well as free roam of our fenced in back yard. For as long or short as we have your pup(s) they are a part of our family.

Here are a few important requirements to vacationing at the Palace:
*we ask that your furry be social toward other furries - no history of past aggression.
*we ask that your furry be comfortable around kids.
*we ask that your furry be neutered/spayed (unless under one years old).
*we ask that your furry be up-to-date on vaccinations/shots.

Meet and Greets are recommended and enjoyed. We currently schedule them on Mon., Tues., and Sunday evenings after 4:00.

Looking forward to meeting you and spoiling your furry!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Julia P.

Online Now!
111 Reviews
60 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 13, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Web Training Complete
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Julia's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
111 Reviews
Julia to the rescue! She is the best caretaker we've ever had!
Once again, Julia is the best. She loves these dogs and it shows. I trust her more than anyone else.
Julia and her family were amazing with our dogs!! I loved receiving pictures and updates every morning and night! I seriously looked forward to opening my email while on vacation! Lol! Both of my dogs had smiles on their faces every time! Julia is very organized. Her drop off and pick up routine are top notch! It helped my crazy dogs stay calm! They treated my dogs like family! It was great to be able to relax on vacation knowing my dogs were being loved on!
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What a treasure we have found! This was Wrigley and Gracie's second visit and again I know they were well taken care of in a loving home. Julia kept me well informed of how their stay was going through numerous picture and video update. Reassuring to know they were being pampered and well cared for, even providing my sock hoarder with her own special supply. Truly can't find a better home or family to leave my girls with!
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The P Family are wonderful dog sitters! I have used kennels & other home dog sitting services in the area and they are above and beyond what I expected. Our dog Daisy is well cared for and entertained while we are out of town and the pictures she sends tell a great story of the time she spends there. They are a caring, loving family who truly love & enjoy dogs and I am glad to have found them! Maria
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Julia and her family made our Piper feel at home! We left her knowing she was in great hands and would be loved! We couldn't have asked for a better match! Thank you for all the pictures and videos sent on a daily basis!
Julia does such a great job caring for the dogs in her care! I had seen and heard about it, and now got to experience it. Our dog had an amazing time with lots of attention from people and the other dogs there:) Pictures and updates were wonderful, and I feel like Julia asked great questions so she knew how to make the visit great for my dog. I chose her because I knew how she and her family genuinely love the dogs that come into their care. I would highly recommend her!
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We are so happy to have found Julia to watch our Westie Chloe! We know that Chloe is in great hands of a caring and loving family. We love receiving the pictures and videos Julia sends while we are gone so we can see how Chloe is enjoying herself. Chloe is part of their family while she is there. That makes us feel at ease leaving her. While we were gone for 2 weeks to France, Chloe had some tummy issues. Julia sent a message to us and made her rice and ground turkey to eat until she was feeling better. Just what we would have done! Can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Julia!
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My dog had an amazing time! I could tell by the photos and video updates that Julia sent everyday! It was also great that Julia and I kept in touch during the whole time even though I didn't have anything to worry about!

Julia took amazing care of my dog; she was flexible with adjusting to her needs and patient to work her into, with the dogs that were already at the vacay. :)

Not to mention that she's a natural dog lover, gentle and kind. :) I will gladly recommend her as your dog sitter!
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Julia took such excellent care of Rufus and Rocky while we were away!!! They were given so much love, care, and attention....lots of playtime, walks, and snuggles. They both had the hugest dog smiles in every picture and video she sent us! We are so thankful to Julia and her family for giving us the peace of mind of knowing our dogs were so well-cared for and having their own adventure while we were away. We will most definitely ask Julia to care for them next time we go on vacation!
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Our 8 mo old puppy, Finnegan, had the best week-long vacation EVER while we had our vacation! We loved getting pictures and videos everyday... It was great to see that he was having fun while we were gone. Also, Julia got him to eat his food, which he's usually finicky about if he isn't at home. When we picked him up, he didn't want to leave! He was having too much fun with all of his new doggie friends. Our pup was well-loved and well taken care of. Highly recommended Julia & family for your puppy vacay needs.
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Julia and her sweet children were so friendly and welcoming! My 6 month old puppy LOVED her stay there! Julia sent me a video and text to let me know how things were going, which was so kind.
Julia and her family were so awesome with our 9 mo old border collie mix pup! It was our puppy's first time around kids and she LOVED them. We enjoyed getting all of the updates as well. :) Thanks again, Julia & family!!
We love Julia! This was our first time with DogVacay and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Julia kept us updated with many photos and videos. We enjoyed our vacation that much more knowing that our puppy was in good hands and having a great time. Thank you!
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Thanks for all the updates on Rex!
Julia was amazing! Her and her family took wonderful care of our boy, Jake. We would highly recommend Julia! We will definitely use this family again! Thank you Julia for taking care of Jakers!
Thanks for taking such good care of Vader!
Julia and her family are the second best thing to having your furry pal with you. Thank you again!
Julia is awesome. She loves dogs as do her kids. My dog Lucky is always thrilled to see Julia's daughter Naomi.

Julia sends lots of pictures during the stay which was reassuring during the beginning and is so fun to see the dog playing.

Lucky loves socializing with the other dogs when Julia has other guests and it makes me happy to know that he is getting time with both people and dog friends.

Julia is accommodating, reasonably priced and really just a godsend.
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Julia is always quick to response to messages and sends lots of cute photos! Our pup always happy to see her!
My puppy was well taken care of on this quick overnight! She came home exhausted from playing with her furry friends all day, which was great to see. We loved the regular picture updates! Thanks for the great work!
Julia and family are exceptional! She sends multiple pics daily and keeps you updated. It's so nice knowing you don't have to worry. Gus will be back soon for another week!
Had our girl, Quincy, stay with Julia and her family for the first time for a week! This was by far her best stay yet. Quincy can be a little shy and takes some time to warm up to people. Julia and her family made Quincy feel right at home. We could tell in the daily updates, pics and videos we received of her. I pride myself in looking for the best doggy sitter for our pup and I found it in Julia and her family. Check them out! You will be more than glad you did. We will most definitely use Julia's services again!
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Julia is great. She sends lots of pictures/videos of my dog having a good time which puts me at ease.
Once again, Julia was more than we could ever hope for, as a second home for our pups!
Flynn had a wonderful first stay with Julia! We got tons of pictures and we know he was well loved. We always know when our furry had a good time because he comes home and SLEEPS!
Yet another wonderful Vacay for Maddie and Cookie with Julia & Family. The best review I can give is to say I don't book a trip until I make sure Julia is available to keep our girls.
I highly recommend Julia to look after your favorite four legged friend while your away. Julia and her family were really attentive and wonderful to my Stella it was her first time away from me and I was very nervous about how things would turn out. The videos and pic's were precious and I looked forward to seeing them everyday. Julia responded to all of my texts and some of them were really late in the evening. I would have easly given five stars but my Stella has a very sensitive tummy so she is on a strict diet and however it happened my Stella ate some things that were not agreeable and it made things difficult for me and Stella when I took her home. I feel confident that Julia will keep Stella on track going forward and I will ask Julia and her family to watch Stella in the near future. Thanks again for everything!
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Our dog Thelma had a wonderful DogVacay with Julia and her family. We were not sure Thelma would want to come home! We loved all the photos and videos Julia sent us everyday. It is so nice to have a great reliable family so close. We will definitely use Julia again!
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Julia was awesome ! I needed a dog sitter at the last minute and Julia was more than accommodating. She sent pictures everyday and keep me updated on how Tess was doing . I would highly recommend Julia
Julia surpassed our expectations! We are new to the Chicago/ Illinois area and were in search of a wonderful place to board our dog. We weren't satisfied with much, until we found Julia! She welcomed our two yellow labs into her home as if they were her own. They played with her children, went for walks with her and her husband and slept as if they were kings and queens wherever they wanted! They were spoiled rotten- didn't even want to come home! We love Julia and highly recommend her!!
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Julia and her family provide the home away from home for Bella! She was so well taken care of and I truly believe she had just as great of time as we did on our vacation! It is such a great feeling when leaving for a trip than to know that your dog is going to be so well taken care of!!
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We absolutely love that we have discovered Julia and her family on Dog Vacay! She is so very attentive to our dog and goes out of her way to share information and pictures with us when we are gone. Our dog loves visiting her family!!
Trust the reviews. Julia was an outstanding sitter for both of our dogs. They come as a package deal and Julia was more than accommodating. They got all the love and attention that they so desire on a daily basis and it was outstanding to be able to leave them in good hands. The dogs loved her and she loved them right back. We will definitively be booking with her again!
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Julia and her family are a Godsend to us and our fur babies. Our girls are so loved and well cared for when they are there. Our girls have stayed with Julia several times and there was one time she was not available, so we chose another sitter (had meet & greet before stay). On the very first day, our Maddie somehow got out of the house and ran away. Luckily she was found, but was badly injured. It was a nightmare for all of us. Needless to say, I check Julia's availability before finalizing any travel plans and if she's not available, we don't go or the girls go with us. She is just wonderful!
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Julia and her family are such amazing caregivers to our sweet Bailey. I love the pics and videos she sends throughout our trips so we know she is having fun and is being loved on. Thank you Julia for taking such could care of our girl!
It was great to see all the pictures! They were spoiled... And were really on vacation! I'm glad I found Julia and her family!
Julia is awesome. I love that she loved our dog so well and her whole family is involved. Our dog had an amazing time - she even told me that!! I highly recommend Julia and will gladly bring our dog there again!
We could not be luckier to have found such an amazing person ( & family) to watch over our furries. Julia is simply the BEST!!!!!!!! I'm not sure that our puppy wants to leave her when we come to get him!
Bella has a great time and I loved all the pictures and videos! We will be back for sure!
We loved her, our dog loves her,,,!!!
Julia did a GREAT job taking care of my dog while we were away for the night. It was my first time leaving him for an overnight and I was a little nervous but Julia was very conscious of keeping me informed of my dogs day with her and her family. I was able to rest better seeing her pics and doggie videos knowing my dog was keeping busy and having fun. I was also impressed by her dog friendly home and flexible attitude. I would highly recommend Julia for doggy care!
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Booking with Julia again was really easy and I'm so glad that my husband and I have a sitter that we can trust! Giving her a 5 star rating again for being so understanding of our last minute bookings and our anxious pup.
Julia has cared for our dog several times. We are always kept informed by pictures and email while we are away. Our pet seems well cared for during his stay.
Julia and her family are amazing! They welcomed my dog into their home and truly gave him a vacation. I was afraid he would never want to come home after all of the love and attention he received from them. Pictures were sent multiple times during the day which was so nice. I can't say enough wonderful things about her and her family! Thank you, Julia!!
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Can't say enough great things about Julia and her family. They are true dog lovers and treat my pups with the same love and care they would treat their own family members. Julia is also fantastic at keeping us up to date on the dog's activities and all the fun they have during their staycation. Every time my dogs come home, they are sad for days that they have to leave!

I would absolutely recommend Julia for any dog sitting needs, big or small!
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Julia was awesome as she always is. Our dog loves all the attention he gets when he goes on vacation.
This was our second stay. And, another 'home run' for Julia. Thanks for the personalized service, Julia.
Aquilly always loves staying with Julia - she takes good care of him and always sends us pictures of the fun he's having!
Milo had yet another awesome stay with Julia and her family. As soon as we started filling his overnight bag at home he knew he was headed on vacation! Seeing him so excited to go warms my heart. He wasn't shy to bolt right into Julias house and make himself at home. We as per usual received tons of photos and videos of our guy in action with the rest of the furry friends that were there for the weekend. He went on walks, got cuddles and even met his first puppy. I'm sure he can't wait for his next stay. Thank you :)
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What a wonderful family. Loved my pooch like it was their own. Would highly recommend them for sure.
Julia took good care of Ellie. She kept us updated with photos and a video and important issues related to the visit.
This was our first experience with DogVacay and Julia, and it was great! If our dog could talk I'm sure he'd say the same thing. Julia kept us updated daily with pictures and comments which made our vacation more enjoyable knowing our dog was in good hands and happy. Thanks Julia and DogVacay.
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Julia and family have cared for our dog several times. He is always loved and returns home calm and happy. We have already booked our next dogvacay with Julia!
Milo has truly found his home away from home at Julia's house with her loving family. On his most recent stay we received countless photo and video updates as his stay progressed. We've even seen a change in his behavior since staying with Julia! He has become remarkably less shy around strangers and no longer growls at dogs passing by our yard. He's a changed pup! This is only our second time using DogVacay but we will never hesitate to consider Julia when planning for future trips. Thank you!
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Julia and Bryan were great hosts! They loved our little angel and were able to understand and work with his aggressive behavior. We got a lot of photo updates from them and loved being kept in the loop about how his first dogvacay stay was going. We would definitely recommend them!
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Julia and her family are awesome!!! It was our first time to use dogvacay...I was worried at first because I don't know what to expect... But Julia and Her husband made sure that Joey is in good hands... Julia never missed a day to update us and to send Joey's pictures. My family and I will use dogvacay again and will contact Julia again!!
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Our dogs stay with Julia was awesome! From the start to finish, it was easy to sign up and coordinate schedules. We received photos and updates throughout their stay that ensured us that they were having a good time, making themselves comfortable, meeting new friends and enjoying their vacation as well!

We have already and will continue to recommend Julia to coworkers and friends! Greta and Shelby cannot wait to return!! :)
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Second extended stay with Julia and her family, and it was just as great as the last. Bella received lots of love and attention, and met some new furry friends too. We received pictures and updates often, helping us feel very connected. Highly recommended!
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Once again, julia and her family gave chip the greatest dog vacay, and he has found a second home with them! The daily photos showed how much love and affection he received as he looked happy and content with the whole family. If you chose Julia for your dog vacay home, you can rest assured that your pup will be just fine and more!
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Julia took great care of our 4 month old puppy Leia. We had no worries and received lots of pictures during her dog vacay. Thank you!
Loved the family, going to book again! But since they're so popular, I'm curious what other back ups other guests use.
Julia is so sweet and very accommodating to our dog's special "quirks"!
I am so glad we found Julia. She is so kind and a huge help in a time where we were out of options.
Another perfect stay with Julia and her family! When we dropped him off, the kids yelled, "Taisho!" because they were so excited to see him again. Taisho had a great time, judging from the constant pictures we got. Julia is incredibly flexible about schedule and we just love taking Taisho there. She obviously cares so much about the dogs she takes care of that we never have any worries when he's with her. In fact, the only worries we ever have are whether she's going to be booked when we are out of town!
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Excellent host. Khushi feels like home although we aren't there. Thanks a lot for your service. Regards, Amit
Julia is great with our dogs. This was their second visit and my pups kind of didn't want to come home. We will always use Julia when we need to have the dogs kept over night somewhere.
Another wonderful experience! This was our 3rd time with Julia. We had the reservation for our 2 girls, as always. Sadly, our oldest passed away the week before our vacation. It was very difficult to leave Maddie alone since she is mourning her sister. If we were leaving her anywhere else, I would've had to consider canceling our plans, but we knew Julia would take extra special care of Maddie and boy, did she! The whole family is just so kind and loving. We got lots of updates and pictures so we knew Maddie was relaxing and actually enjoying being with other dogs, it gave us such peace of mind.
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Julia and her family are wonderful. This was Stella's 2nd visit. Julia sent me so many pictures and videos of my pup having fun. I know Stella is one of the family while I'm away. This will be the only place Stella ever stays while we're away. Thank you so much Julia!!!
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Another great experience with Julia! Taisho slept all the way home and all evening as well. We got tons of photo updates and a video, too. We love Julia, and she and her family obviously love Taisho!
Julia is easily the best place in lake county to DogVacay. My corgi is happy and exhausted after every visit. We get wonderful picture and video updates. Highly recommend!
Julia has a wonderful hime away from home for my extremely high maintenance pup. She is so caring and attentive to me and my pup! This was my third time with her. Awesome!
This was our first stay with Julia and family. It went wonderfully! Julia was very accommodating with everything from our reservation, drop off and pick up. We loved receiving the pictures and video. My daughters had me checking my email all day! Thank you so much for taking good care of Violet!
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Another great experience with Julia! This time we needed somewhat last minute sitting, then we needed to make it earlier by one day, then we needed to change the drop off and pickup times, etc. Julia was super helpful and flexible with everything. I LOVE the number of pictures and videos I get throughout the day - it reassures me tremendously that my baby is in good hands. He's utterly exhausted today in the best way - thanks, Julia!
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Bailey had an absolutely incredible time meeting both Julia and her family, as well as making a few new 4-legged friends:-)

Awesome experience for both Bailey and us! We hope you will consider using Julia for your pet's home-away from home when needed -- we surely will!!!
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Once again, Chip's vacay with Julia was perfect! The photos she posted were fantastic and showed the great time Chip had. Julia and her family are truly the most wonderful people and I am lucky to know them, and grateful for the loving care they give! Thanks again and again.
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First time stay with Julia and her family. It was a great experience for us. We received daily communications and pictures about how Bella was doing. You could tell Bella received very personalized care, a lot of affection, and opportunities to interact with Julia, her family and other furry friends. Would most definitely recommend, and she will be our first choice sitter in the future.
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Julia and her family are awesome! Stella was so happy the entire time we were away. She was able to play with kids and other dogs. Julia sent pictures and videos to keep us from missing Stella. We know Stella can't wait to go back. Thanks so much!!!
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When I dropped Taisho off, it was almost impossible to get his leash off because he was trying so hard to get into the action with the other dogs and kids. Julia provides constant updates and pics so I never have to worry, and her new place was even easier to find. Another perfect visit!
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We just had our second stay with Julia and her family. We could not be more grateful that we have found them. They are so kind and treat our Stella like one of the family. Julia is great about sending updates, photos and videos. I am so thankful to have found them. Thank you so much!
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This family is wonderful for boarding. They kept us informed daily via photos and videos with commentary. The family has the perfect personalilty for boarding, leaving little doubt that we made the correct choice. When we picked up Rocky it was a "rescue from bliss" effort. Thanks Julia and family for taking such good care of my Rocky.
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Julia is fabulous. Wiley had a great time and was very spoiled. He got to play with other dogs and there where kids to keep him entertained. He was on his own vacation while we were away. Thanks!
Julie and her family were the best!! Our puppy was very comfortable in their care, I think he actually missses them,,,! We will definitely use them again.
Julia was amazing! She truly cares about the dogs she has visiting her. It was our first time leaving our dog with someone he didn't know well, but that didn't seem to matter at all! He was well loved and we were well informed. We will definitely book another stay with Julia!
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Our pup Milo just got back from an extended weekend (5 days) with Julia and two other furry friends who were also visiting! This was our first time using DogVacay. Previously we've boarded Milo up at the Petsmart pet hotel which we have no complaints about but seeing as our guy is not crate trained its not the most pleasant experience for him spending his time away from home in a kennel. I am so beyond glad to have found him a true home away from home! From the meet and greet up until picking him up I could tell he was in excellent, caring hands. We received 16 photo updates throughout his stay and Julia was just a text away ready to let us know how Milo was doing. He had fun snuggling up on her furniture and making himself truly at home with her family and the other dogs who were staying for the weekend. We will definitely be using Julia in the future. Thank you again for being so loving to our little guy!
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Another wonderful vacay with Julia and family! This was the second stay for our 2 dogs with Julia and it was for 11 days. We've never left them that long before but after their first stay with Julia and her wonderful family, we knew it would be just fine! Our girls have found their "home away from home". Julia is so kind and gentle, She and her family give them so much love and attention, that this time... my older girl, Lila wasn't too happy to be leaving! The pictures and notes everyday are great... you still get to see them and have an idea what they're doing even though you're away.
Lila & Maddie will definitely be visiting Julia again!
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Julia and her family were nothing short of amazing. Every single detail in previous reviews is 100% true. From our meet and greet to our actual visit, things couldn't have gone better. At least 2 updates daily with many pictures and videos of our four legged friend! We were so thankful for all that was done for our Wrigley. There's no one we'd trust more! We will definitely be returning to her for any upcoming visits!
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Myrtle's stay with Julia and her family went well, this was the first time we left her with anyone aside from family. Julia kept us up to date with photos throughout the weekend. We will definitely use Julia's services again. Thank You......Dave and Carolyn.
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This was Chip's 3rd stay with Julia, which speaks for itself! It's is just fantastic to have a place for Chip to stay while I do a little traveling which I could not do before I found dogvacay, and Julia and her family are just wonderful..thanks again and again and again!
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Julia and her family were so great with our two dogs. They sent regular updates and photos which was so nice to see while we were away. We would highly recommend them to anyone and we'll be using Julia from now on. Thank you again!!
We are so grateful to have Khushi at Julia's place. It was our first experience and usually our dog gets quiet for few days after coming home from other place. This was different. We got so many photos from the family. Special thanks to the entire family. Highly Recommended.

Regards,
Amit Dave, IL
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Wonderful as always; thanks Julia - he had a great time :)
Julia is the best. We are very comfortable leaving our little special needs dog with her.
After a meet and greet with the host and her family, we were very comfortable with leaving our dog with them. We got several pictures and updates over the weekend which was very much appreciated. I would recommend Julia to anyone and would utilize her again in the future.
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Julia and her family were so wonderful. Julia was so great about meeting with Tinkerbell and me at the last moment. She welcomed into her home and ask all the right questions and really cares about all the dogs she has at her house. I would will be going back and highly recommend her! They really catered to Tinkerbell (an unusual dog who has a mind of her own). After Tinkerbell's visits to the other establishment, she snubs me. This was not the case after staying with Julia and her familiy. She cuddled with me all night long! Thank you so much!
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This was our first experience with Dogvacay and the longest we have had to leave our pup, and it was awesome! We had found out last minute our plans for boarding were affected by the holiday weekend, Julia took our last minute request and we cancelled the other place. She was very kind, and has a beautiful family. We got pictures the whole time and updates about how or what our pup was doing. If all hosts are as great as Julia, I will never worry about leaving our pup again.
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Aquilly always has a wonderful time when staying with Julia and her family. Wouldn't hesitate to use her (and we do) whenever he needs a place to stay...
When the opportunity came up for a last minute weekend getaway, I emailed Julia to see if she'd be willing to take our 2 girls without a meet & greet. She agreed. We suspected from the moment we met Julia and her family that we had found the perfect place for our girls to "vacay". After receiving photos and messages and then seeing the girls when we arrived to pick them up, we KNEW we had found it! This family is so caring and patient! Both dogs were relaxed and happy when we arrived to get them, even Maddie who tends to be anxious! Our girls will definitely be taking a "vacay" with Julia and her family again.
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Wiley had a geat time. They were so good to him it truly was a vacation for him as well. thanks so much for all the pictures and messages keeping us in touch. We will definitely use dogvacay and Julia again.
I worry my best friend won't want to come home after his stay with Julia. She takes great care to spoil my dog and sends regular photos to make me jealous of the time they're having. She truly does care for him the way I'd want him cared for when I'm not able to.
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This was our first stay with Julia - we did a meet and greet beforehand and she played with Taisho and adored him and just generally made him feel right at home. When I dropped him off the next week he ran right up to the door! Julia was so great about sending lots of pics and updates about him while we were away - we could relax knowing he was well taken care of!
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We wanted some place for our baby to stay where he would feel loved and not locked away in a kennel. He definitely felt loved and we could tell from the pictures sent by Julia every day that he had a great time. I wouldn't hesitate to make use of Julia again if we needed a place for him to stay. Julia sends daily updates and pictures via the iPhone app, but if you don't have an iPhone, just let her know an email address and she'll send the pictures that way! Thanks Julia!
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This was Chip's 2nd vacay with Julia and as with the 1st, it was perfect! The photos and messages I received were great, and showed me he was having a great time swimming, playing and cuddling up with the kids. Julia's loving care and attention allow me to go in trips knowing my dog is well cared for, and that he probably has a better time on his vacay than I have on mine! Thanks again Julia!
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Julia and her family continue to give a loving environment to our dog whenever we are out of town. We never worry and get pictures every day.
Thank you, Julia, and your family for taking such great care of Cooper. Thanks also for sending us pictures and video updates throughout the week. We could tell he felt right at home.

We look forward to bringing Cooper back for our next trip, hopefully soon.
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Chip's vacay with Julia P. and her family exceeded all my expectations! Their love of dogs, understanding of providing care and attention to Chip's particular needs, plus their overall warmth and making me feel at ease leaving my dog all contributed to a most positive experience. I will definitely send Chip to vacay with Julia in the future, and highly recommend her to other folks looking for a safe and loving place to leave their pet! Thanks again Julia and all!
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Once again our dog Harry was so well taken care of. We receive a photo at least once a day which is appreciated and keeps us connected with him. Thanks Julia and family!
Julia and her family took such amazing care of Harlie. We are grateful they are such huge dog lovers. We know they got in lots of fetch and walking this weekend, and we appreciate them taking so much time to play with and care for our dog. I would highly recommend this wonderful family for your dog sitting needs. Now if we could just go on another trip.... :-)
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We have had a wonderful experience with Julia. Our dog has special needs and she lovingly provides all the attention that he needs. The photos I receive on a daily basis allow us to see how is doing as well as brighten our day. We definitely feel confident is leaving our little guy with Julia and her family. :-)
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Julia and her family took such great care of our dog-child, Lucy! Lucy has been very ill this fall and is still on medication, so we were very nervous to leave her when we went to a wedding. However, Julia and her family were so welcoming and sweet it made us feel much better - they even patiently put up with our long list of crazy instructions. They went above and beyond, making sure Lucy got her pills, had fun, and felt comfortable. It was so great to know she was safe and happy for the weekend. We definitely recommend this family as hosts! Thanks, guys! :)
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This was my first time using Dogvacay and Julia and her family made it a great experience. We were in the process of moving from Indiana so we needed a place for our dog to stay until we took possession of our house. Julia was very flexible as there were things coming up in our move that were outside our control. Upon getting to the house they were very welcoming to our dog and us. Her kids were so excited to meet a new friend. Our dog was treated as part of the family. She was allowed to sleep on the couch on her blankey (which is what she is used to) and we went on outings with the family. I am not sure she wanted to come home. We got frequent updates and that was really appreciated. I would definitely recommend Julia and her family.
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