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Stella G.
Rockford, IL 61107
29 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Stella's Resident Pets

Mufasa
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Male
4 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Stella's House

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

About Stella

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
HI, my name is Stella, I run a doggy sleepover and vacation care in my home in the beautiful historic district.

It's a safe, non-crated environment with a fenced-in yard. They always have the run of the house or yard. Plus lots of toys and comfy couches to nap on. I can take care of them for as little or as long as needed.

I do this full time so your pet always has company. I take in a small number of dogs, so each one gets very spoiled!


I have been doing this for 20 years and love all the different dogs I have had the privilege of meeting.

A meet and greet is a great place to start!

I do not host unneutered male dogs or puppies that are not housebroken. Dogs with severe separation anxiety and dogs that have a tendency to bark a lot. We want everyone to be happy during the stay and not cause stress for the other dogs as well as the humans :)



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Stella G.
Rockford, IL 61107
29 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 2, 2016

Credentials

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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stella's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Stella's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
29 Reviews
I am very thankful to Stella for taking good care of muñeca while I was out of town. She kept me well informed on how muñeca was doing all throughout my absence. I would defenetly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter.
Stella was very nice and loved our dog Finley. Finley came home exhausted which is a very good sign.
Stella took great care of our beagle Bandit. She sent pictures and comments to let us know how he was doing. They even stayed up with him when he whined all night because he was homesick.
Stella put our minds at ease when we had to leave our almost one year old puppy (for the first time) for our wedding/honeymoon. She sends picture updates and lets you know how pups are doing throughout the week, which was always nice to see. Despite our dog having a hard time adjusting to the change, she was great throughout the process. Couldn't have asked for better people to watch our Lily. Thank you, Stella and Jim!
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Stella was able to watch Ruger on short notice. He had a blast. I would definitely recommend her and I will be reserving her in the future!! Thank you for taking excellent care of my lil man
Our dog Buddy is not a good candidate for a kennel due to his dog and separation anxiety. He was adopted at 2yrs. and may not have had the best start in life. We worried about finding a sitter that would understand his needs and territorial behavior. Then we found Stella and Jim at Dogvacay. They put us at ease right away, and our first daycare experience was a success! We will continue to ease Buddy into Daycare and prepare for upcoming overnights. Thank you Stella and Jim!
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Stella and her husband were super friendly and my dog Hurley took to them quickly. I told Stella about Hurley's quirks and she worked with my dog and got her comfortable with her dog. Hurley made a new friend during this visit!

I highly recommend Stella and I will bring Hurley to her again when I'm in the area. Thanks Stella!
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The dog seemed to enjoy herself, even if my dog can be difficult. Thank you Stella.
Stella's services were just what my two dogs needed. A friendly home environment and lots of one-on-one attention. My pups came home relaxed and happy. Thank you!
I had a rescue adult dog, I did not know how it was going to go since I had never left her completely alone since I got her 3 years ago. Stella made me feel comfortable with the whole process. I cannot say enough on how pleased I am, from the updates while I was gone, to how well and smoothly everything went. It looks like my dog made some friends during her 9 day visit as she is much more vocal now, letting me know she's the boss!!!!

Thank you Stella
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Stella was excellent! thank god we found her to take care of our Bruce Wayne last minute! She was very accommodating to our needs..and Bruce was very happy to be with her and the other dogs. Thanks Stella! ..we'll probably use you again in the near future! :)
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Our dog was well cared for during her stay. We will be using Stella in the future.
Stella was awesome. Beary had some anxiety the first night and Stella was great about keeping me updated and helping him through it! I definitely recommend this professional
It was great! Stella sent me photos everyday of Mindy. And texted me. Made me feel at ease. Highly recommend.
Stella and her husband Jim are fantastic! They watched our 2 VERY active Golden Retrievers for 9 days. She sent me daily pictures of them playing. They always seemed to be having a blast. I know my boys can be a handful but they never seemed bothered by their energy. Stella replied too all my txts and emails right away. You can tell they love dogs! I would give them 6 stars if I could. It was nice to go away and know that Tanner and Charlie were in good hands. I would take them back there in a heartbeat.
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This is the second time I have taken my dog to stay with Stella and once again, she was very pleasant and flexible in the times I asked to drop off and pick up my pet. My dog was only there for a short time during the day, but she still sent me several pictures of him playing with the other dogs which I really appreciate! I plan to use her services again in the future.
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Stella was very quick to respond to my emails & questions. She scheduled a meet & greet and my dog seemed to feel at home immediately. She was flexible in the drop off and pick up times I needed and was very pleasant to deal with. The rate was reasonable and I would definitely use her services again!
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We were in Rockford, visiting relatives - just needed boarding for our dog for one overnight stay. Stella and boyfriend were so nice and welcoming to us and Carson (our dog), when we arrived. Carson is scared of men, but Stella's boyfriend got down low and talked gently to him and Carson pretty much went right up to him. That rarely happens. Right away I knew it was going to be a good stay. Stella has a fenced in backyard with PLENTY of room for Carson (20 pounds) to run. She also has a HUGE dog, Mustafa, who was so sweet and somehow put up with Carson trying to "get friendly" with his leg several times. I wouldn't have blamed Mustafa if he had nipped at Carson as a warning, but he never did (at least not while we were there). Carson is a cuddler and apparently it didn't take too much time for him to feel comfortable with Stella and her boyfriend - apparently Carson and Stella's boyfriend slept the night on the couch together after falling asleep watching TV (and we had arrived around 6 pm). I'm sure Carson was in heaven. And then Stella said the next day Carson napped with her. Seriously, aside from food and water, that's all Carson would ever want. :) When we came the next day he was so glad to see us, jumping up to us, running back and forth between me, my husband, and kids, trying to give his version of kisses, but he also, in his excitement, went to Stella to give her a kiss . . . I took that as a really good sign. It was like he was saying "Hey, Stella, look! My people came back! Isn't that cool? Let's all cuddle together!" :) Would definitely book with Stella again.
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Highly recommended!Stella is really nice and she has a big yard where can let your dog play.I got Oreo's photos every day.She play and relax as at her own home.I definitely back if I need to board my dog.
My dogs had a wonderful time staying with Stella! Her dog Moustafa was the ultimate doggie host. Stella is a true animal lover and took very good care of our dogs. They were able to play outside all day! I would highly recommend Stella to anyone looking for home boarding.
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I contacted Stella in a short notice and she was really nice to take my dog Marlow. She has been the best dogsitter I have encounter! She updated me with pictures throughout the time my dog was there. She was very flexible with the drop off and pick up times too. After picking up Marlow, i could see she had lots of fun and treated with love. From that day on Stella has become my go-to dogsitter!!! Thank you Stella for treating Marlow as if she was your own doggie! :)
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I contacted Stella due to my original dog sitter canceling last minute. She was prompt in her response and I was able to drop off my dog that afternoon.
Stella was welcoming and loves animals! Her dog got along with mine right away. I received pictures of my dog enjoying himself that brought a smile to my face (and peace of mind).
Definately going back!
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Stella was recommended to me by a friend and I can see why! She was AMAZING!!! My dog instantly fell in love with her and I knew she would be in great hands. Everyone says they are an animal lovers, but... animals really love Stella. She just has a warmth to her. I will absolutely leave Umi with her again.
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I'd definitely recommend her and will be going back again! My dog is usually very anxious at new places, but he settled right in and played well with her dog. The pictures she sent throughout the day of him playing helped ease my mind, too!
Daisy has stayed with Stella several times, and it has been a positive experience every time. It is obvious Stella loves dogs, and with a big house and a nice fenced back yard for the dogs to play, she has a good setup for boarding dogs. I would recommend Stella for anyone wishing to board their dog.
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Stella is so great with my dog. She is very friendly, takes great care of my boxer, and always sends pics and updates while we are away. They treat him like he is one of the family! Highly recommended!
Our dog had a wonderful stay at Stella's! He got along well with her dog, and was treated wonderful! I will definitely use Stella again when we're out of town.
Had a fabulous experience leaving my Bull Terrier, Zeke, with Stella for a weekend. Zeke is 60 lbs of rambunctious energy and Stella didn't bat an eyelash as he clumsily plowed through her home and into the back yard to play w/her dog, Mufasa. Mufasa was incredibly easy going and the two were playing like old pals right away. Stella is without a doubt a 'dog person' - she get's it, and understands that dribbling water all over the floor after taking a drink just sort of happens. Getting a text/picture was nice too, for a dog mom who has never left her baby before. I plan to let Zeke enjoy my vacations on his own vaystay with Stella again, would definitely recommend.
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Stella quickly responded to my request with a warm enthusiasm and assurance that made me eager to meet her. We easily scheduled a pre-vacay visit. I have a small white fluffy dog who hasn't been mine very long, so I was a little nervous about her first time away with a stranger. Not long after I left her, Stella sent a photo of Dádi and Stella's big dog that totally reassured me that all would be well. Small touches like that are priceless. I recommend Stella G without reservation. She's an awesome sitter!
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