Small Breeds Social in Edgewater!
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Leisa H.
Chicago, IL 60640
4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
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Pet Requirements

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

Leisa's Resident Pets

Japanese Chin
5 old

Leisa's Apartment

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About Leisa

Bring me the little ones - the small & toy breed pups that need extra special attention. IF THEY'RE YOUR FURBABY, I'M THEIR FAVORITE AUNT! And I'll provide a safe, gentle, playful vacation for them while you're away.

Hi - I'm Leisa & my little guy is a 5 yr-old 10 lb Japanese Chin named Taji (no human children). We live in a sunny, spacious, pet-proofed 1 bedroom condo in a secure, very pet-friendly building in Edgewater w/ central air & heat. If needed, we even have an Astroturf dog run on the roof of the building (fully enclosed, on-leash only).

We love to walk the clean, tree-lined streets of the nearby Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood. If Taji is in need of an all-out run, sometimes we'll venture over to the Foster Street Dog Beach. But full disclosure: I'm a bit of a helicopter dog-mom. If the beach is crowded or there are many big dogs around, we'll skip it. I'm very aware of the needs & limitations of small & toy breed dogs. Although Taji loves to run with the big dogs, I know how easily an injury can inadvertently occur. I always err on the side of safety & caution. I will tailor the care & activities of your pup in whatever way you feel is best, the same careful way that I do my own.

I work 9-5:30 M-F so cannot offer 24/7 supervision. Evenings & weekends, though, will be devoted to the play, feeding, exercise, care & lap time that your little one deserves.

While you're away, I'll update you as frequently as you like by text & photos just like you're with us.

Please feel free to reach out w/ any questions. Taji & I would love to meet up to see if we're a good match.

Looking forward to meeting soon!
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Leisa H.
Chicago, IL 60640
4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 14, 2014


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Leisa's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Leisa's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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4 Reviews
Leisa was great and Wrigley had a great time on his vacay! She genuinely loves dogs and was excited to have Wrigley there. I received pictures and videos of him playing and having fun. Will definitely bring Wrigley back soon! Thanks Leisa!
Leisa was very accommodating, easygoing, and reassuring. I felt very confident that she could handle the very special needs of my 3 lb chorkie, and be patient with my energetic and mischievous Havanese. Her immaculately clean and puppy proofed apartment helped, too thanks, Leisa, for a stress free weekend. We will be back, if you will have us.
I first met Leisa when I hosted her awesome dog, Taji, earlier this summer. When I was looking on dogvacay for someone to host my Cavalier King Charles, Dagne, I was completely THRILLED to see that Leisa had become a host. Leisa, having a small dog herself, knows the very specific needs and traits of the little breeds. Leisa is very responsive, asks a lot of questions to ensure your dog will have a good experience, and genuinely cares about the dogs she hosts. Dagne is always happy to visit, and comes home tired. Additionally, Leisa has a great personality and I would absolutely recommend her (and have!) to anyone looking for an excellent "home away from home" environment for their small pup. Thank you, Leisa!!
It was a great first time with dogvacay only because of Leisa! We were so tired of Petsmart. We were so happy and relieved to learn that Leisa only boards small/designer breeds. We felt so good about our decision and it allowed us to have a great time on vacation. She kept us updated with pictures of Cookie and her activities throughout the day. When we got home, cookie was very happy, had no bathroom or appetite issues. What a relief! We couldn't have found anyone better than Leisa. She's the best and a perfect host!
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