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Pat C.

40 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Pat's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
9 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Pat's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Pat

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your pup will love staying with us, our two preteen/teen kids and Sadie. Walking in our quiet neighborhood, romping in the fenced and wooded backyard, and watching the world through our wall of windows are highlights of what we can offer.

Marty and I spend lots of time outdoors for both work and fun, and have cared for our own or others' dogs for over 20 years. There are lots of exciting places to explore nearby including Lake Michigan and the Ft. Sheridan Forest Preserve. Our small, cabin-like house is easily managed by dogs both young and old.

We usually accept only one dog at a time, but will make exceptions if there's limited overlap especially if you're a repeat guest. Please feel free to message me if you see that we are booked.

We look forward to meeting great dogs and their people. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns or to schedule a Meet-n-Greet. Thanks for considering us and have a great day.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Pat C.

40 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Pat's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
40 Reviews
Pat and Marty do a wonderful pet-sitting our red heeler mix. He warmed right up to them and the rest of the family. They have a wonderful backyard to explore and live in a quiet neighborhood conducive to walks. I would highly recommend. We have sent our dog to larger kennels in the past but now prefer Pat and Marty hands down.
This was our first time leaving our dog with someone that wasn't family. Penelope went on walks and was taken to the dog parks. She almost acted like she didn't want to leave. We were very pleased with Pat and will be using her again.
Pat and Marty were great--it was the first time I had left Mickey with anyone and they were very understanding. We had a meet and greet first, which made me feel a lot better about the process, and Mickey had a wonderful stay with them. He was happy and healthy and I think really enjoyed being with their beautiful dog, Sadie. Pat and I texted daily, just for check-ins. It's great to have the peace of mind when you are out of town that your dog is safe and happy and well taken care of! I know Mickey would love to visit with them again!
This was our first use of DogVacay. Our puppy Olivia (about 11 months old) had a great time and Pat and Marty could not have been more welcoming. We felt very comfortable having Olivia stay here. We definitely plan to have Pat and Marty take care of Olivia at our next opportunity.
Great family to leave your dog with. My dog got a lot of attention and love from Pat family.
It was our first time leaving our dog with someone from DogVacay. We were gone for two weeks - and were very nervous about leaving her for such an extended period. Pat and her family were so wonderful to Zoey and extremely communicative with us. We are grateful to have been able to go away and know that our puppy was being cared for so well.
Pat and Marty were great! Lulu, my exuberant lab, came home happy, healthy and tired. She obviously had lots of play time with Sadie and friends. Great communication and loving dog people. They were also flexible in pick up and drop off times. So nice when you are driving and unsure of exact timing. Thanks Pat and Marty!
A great partner to care for our beloved pet
Great piece of mind that Mo is enjoying and being enjoyed by a family
I have used Pat and her family several times over the last few months and I have been very happy. Bandit loves playing with their dog Sadie and Pat is very accommodating for pick up and drop offs. I would definitely use them again!!
I have used Pat and her family several times over the last few months and I have been very happy. Bandit loves playing with their dog and Pat is very accommodating for pick up and drop offs. I would definitely use them again!!
This was a great experience made possible by nice dog friendly people who are located close to home. Jazz ( our 7 month old English cocker spaniel) came home happy and tired from playing with the owners dog (golden retriever). It sounds like our dog was a good guest and enjoyed himself. I'm glad we found this caring couple, thank you dogvacay. Definitely will take our dog Jazz here again.
Pat and her family were amazing to work with and could tell they truly love dogs. The meet and greet before the stay was greatly appreciated and allowed us to talk thru the details. As hosts they were flexible and kept us updated on how the stay was going for Jaxx. We could tell that he had a great time--they live on a beautiful property and took Jaxx out for walks/Frisbee. We would highly recommend!
Shelby had a wonderful time with Pat and her loving family!! We're so glad to have found the perfect home-away-from-home for our sensitive girl. We'll be booking you again soon. Thank you!!
She is a great pet sitter our dog had a lot of fun playing with the other dog! I totally recommend her to everyone!
Thanks to Pat, we were able to extend our stay with peace of mind, knowing our dog would be well cared for.
We love it when our dog stays with Pat and her family! We know that she will have a great time and be treated like family. Communications are always timely and Pat makes everything easy!
I am hesitant to write this review, as it will sound so different from the other reviews I had read before deciding to have our dog stay with Pat and Marty. But I admit I am disappointed in the communication aspect of our vacay here. I cannot say whether Bailey enjoyed it or not, as I only received one indoor photo the evening we dropped her off, and absolutely NO communication either by text or email or photos the full day after. That might be okay if we had stayed with Pat and Marty in the past and there was a familiarity, but this was our first time booking with them. All the good and reassuring info you can glean from photos was missing from this stay. I hesitated to request info so I wouldn't be perceived as a "helicopter dog mom", so it was uncomfortable. This was not what I expected at all from having read other people's comments. So, I am thinking perhaps it was just not a great weekend for the hosts for whatever reason, and that's why our interaction was so limited. Our Meet and Greet had gone well, although unlike at other meet and greets, we were not invited to view the home or back yard, which was a little worrisome. But we had enjoyed our conversation with Marty and Bailey seemed to take to him and to Sadie, so we took a chance. It's too bad that much of the stay is a mystery. All I can say is, I was surprised at hearing almost nothing over a 24-hour period.
As usual, Barkley couldn't wait to greet Pat and Marty. As soon as my suitcases come out he mopes until I drop him off - then it's "okay, now it is time for me to vacay"! Love you guys and Barkley definitely does.
Words can't explain how grateful I am for Pat and her family. They
took wonderful care of Sophie. She sent several photos of my little girl while she was on vacation. Thank you again for watching her. She can't wait to come back for a visit. -John
As always, Pat and her family were terrific! They communicated with us throughout our dog's visit, sent plenty of happy dog pics (my favorite!) and were warm and flexible. We're grateful for their good care.
Pat and her beautiful family are the dog feels like home with them....thank you so much
As always, Walden had a great time. Thanks!
Pat and Marty were awesome. Mo likes to stay with them when we go. When we drop him off he is so excited to greet Pat and Marty - it is clear he is comfortable and well cared for.
Once again, a great experience. Like a second home for our pup!
Pat and Marty were great hosts. Their home is warm and welcoming and Ollie was loved and well cared for. He became apart of their family and enjoyed having another dog friend to play with. I felt comfortable leaving Ollie and also appreciated their flexibility with our drop off and pick up times. This was my first dogvacay experience and it was a very positive one. Ollie would love to visit/stay with Pat, Marty, Sadie and Family again.
My dog just had the best Christmas holidays ever for more than 2 weeks!!!
Pat and her family are amazing dog sitters. They sent me funny pics so I could be relax as well.
I highly recommend Pat and I am glad I can count on her again any time in the future!
Barkley had a fantastic time with Pat and her family. The photos showed the "vacay" Barkley was having and the happiness he enjoyed. I plan on letting him return anytime I am not available. He hasn't stop sleeping since I picked him up which means he got tons of exercise.
As always, Pat took incredible care of our dog. Thanks!
This was our first time using DogVacay. We were a little nervous leaving Sandy with strangers, but Pat C and her family were the best. They sent reassuring texts...with photos.. of Sandy interacting with the family and it was clear to us that she was in the best of care.
We would recommend Pat C anytime for caring for your pet. Friendly, caring and a great environment.
We are so happy to have found Pat and her lovely family. Great fenced in backyard, their sweet dog Sadie, no more than a few dogs at a time....Our Murphy was returned to us happy and healthy!
Pat C and family were great! Pat was quick to respond to my messages. They took great care of Tess, they took her on long walks and treated her like one of the family. Pat sent me pictures and updates on how Tess was doing. I had a wonderful vacation knowing Tess was happy and being well taken care of . Tess will be going back to see her friends again!
Bandit had lots of fun at Pat's house. The whole family took great care of my dog including their dog Sadie who was a great playmate for Bandit.
I left my 1.5 yr. old Doberman for a week at Pat's house. Pat and her entire family were beyond attentive to my dog's needs - they accommodated his eating habits, put drops in his eyes, and paid so much attention to him. Maks was so happy at Pat's house and I truly felt at ease while on vacation, knowing that my puppy was cared for. All the pictures, updates, and videos were an added bonus! Highly recommend leaving your dog with Pat!!
Pat and her family took excellent care of our dog. Thanks!
When we picked our dog, Colby, up after his five day stay it was clear that he had a wonderful time with Pat and Marty! We treat him like our child and it was wonderful to see that Pat's family did the same- from lots of snuggle time to making sure he got plenty of exercise, we didn't have to worry about Colby for a second while we were away. They sent us pictures when they went to the dog beach and I know he loved getting to play with Sadie and having another dog to hang out with. Colby was happy and tired when we picked him up- we highly recommend them!
Cooper stayed with Pat C and her family for 11 days and we were very pleased. They took great care of her and walked her daily as Cooper has lots of energy! They took her to the dog park and kept us updated with pictures…it was like she was on vacation! Big thumbs up for Pat C and her family, we will definetly use them again and I highly recommend them.
We could not be happier with Pat and her family! They provided a loving home for our dog and took fantastic care of her. They kept us posted and sent us photos so we could rest easy on our vacation. It's hard to imagine that there is a better dog sitter out there. Highly recommended!!!
What a wonderful family! My 5 month old puppy had a wonderful time! She fell right asleep as soon as we got home! Pat was easy to work with and sent fantastic pictures every day. My favorite one was of Lettie swimming at the dog park! i am ready to book my next Dog vacay with Pat and would recommend you do the same!
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