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Christine S.

30 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Christine's Resident Pets

Layla
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
Female
10 yr 11 mo old
Gemma
Mixed
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Salem
Other
Female
2 yr 11 mo old
Mystic
Other
Female
2 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Christine's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Christine

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I have been with Dog Vacay for over 2 years.

Our Pups Prefer to Play with Large Dogs. Our pups weigh about 60 lbs. each.

We currently have two dogs and two cats. Our pets are all family to us. They all have access to the entire house. However, we do close off our basement when we have guest dogs so the kitties have a safe place to get away.

We have a large fenced in backyard, but we are very close to Crystal Lake and enjoy the great walking paths nearby.

We require a Meet-N-Greet for ALL new guests before we accept any reservations. This is for the safety of all dogs. It is not necessary to schedule a Meet-N-Greet if you are a repeat guest.

We will provide a safe, loving home for your dog while you are enjoying your time away.

When recommend you bring their personal items from home (i.e.: favorite toy, bed/kennel, food/water bowls, food, treats, etc.) Some dogs are very particular using their own food dishes.

We will follow any rules that you currently use and to help ensure they feel as comfortable as possible in new surroundings.

Enjoy your time away and know that your pet will be loved and have a great time with us! We are happy to text you photos during their stay.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Christine S.

30 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christine's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
30 Reviews
Brian and Chris are amazing!! Our two labs love them and their dogs! It's obvious they love animals and it shows!
Criss and Brian are great people. They love Dogs and always keep us informed on how he is doing. Oliver loves going there and comes home without showing any signs of stress.
My dog almost didn't want to come home she was having so much fun at Christine's house! They sent me pictures every day they did a beautiful job with my animal I will definitely use them again.
This was our first use of DogVacay so I didn't know what to expect. I brought my dogs to meet Brian and Criss and thier two dogs. They were very welcoming and put my mind at ease about leaving my dogs for a week. The dogs seemed to get a long well with each other. I received daily updates while on vacation. When I picked them up they were well acclimated to thier hosts. I was very pleased with the expierence and when I have another need will definately call upon Brian and Criss again.
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Had such a great experience with Christine and her husband! We were very nervous to be leaving our puppy, Nala, for the first time. They definitely put us at ease. From the very beginning, they were great! Very quick to respond. They were also willing to do a meet and greet. We were able to have Nala meet them, their dogs, as well as other dogs that would be there during her stay. They went above and beyond! We had car troubles the day we were going to be leaving and they offered to come pick her up. Throughout Nala's vacay we received updates and pictures. She appeared to be loving life, having a great time! We would definitely have Nala stay here again and recommend Criss and Brian to anyone!
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Our family has two large french mastiffs. We went over to their home for a meet-n-greet and these two KNOW DOGS. Christine and Brian go out of their way to assure that you are getting more than just a kennel service. They are loving, nurturing and understand the dynamics of multiple dogs and a variety of situations. As a large breed owner I am confident that they can handle a mastiff's size and stubborness in any situation. I highly recommend them. You will be able to rest easier when you're away from home with these two taking care of your fur babies.
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We left our 2 dogs (a very hyper German Short hair and Yorkie) with Christine and Brian for a week while we were on vacation. From the first initial meeting we were very comfortable with them and their 2 dogs. We knew our dogs would be treated as their own and they did not disappoint! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a loving home to take care of their dogs. We were able to completely relax on vacation because we knew they were in the best of hands!!!
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It was a great experience for me and my dog. Brian and Christine are great hosts and sent daily pictures that were much appreciated.
Christine and Brian were great! It was the first time sending my baby Jax to a sitter and they made me feel so comfortable and sent me pic texts to put me at ease!
Jax was so happy when we picked him up and was past out all day after his night out with new friends! Jax can't wait for his week back with his new friends!!
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Our lively Dobermann was a well loved guest at the Stetz Family Dig Retreat over Christmas this year. Their home is very comfortable and dogs are definitely welcome here! They have a lovely fenced back yard for running around outside. And their own doggies are well mannered and everyone got slog great! Our Doberman was loved and cared for as if one of their family! I would definitely recommend them as a wonderful family to take care of your dog!
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Christine and Brian took great care of Natalie while we were away. Natty gets a bit anxious in my absence, but Christine and Brian were able to keep her at ease. They treated her like one of their own!
Maddie stayed with Christine and Brian for over two weeks, and had the BEST time. I received email updates and pictures daily, and I was able to truly enjoy my vacation knowing Maddie was in great hands.
My friend had used DogVacay in the past for when she goes on vacations and mentioned to me to check it out as I was having a hard time finding someone to watch our two dogs. So I took a look and came across Christine's page which seemed like it was too good to be true in what they had to offer. I scheduled a meet and greet for the dogs and it couldn't have gone better! Brian and Christine were more than welcoming to us and our fur babies into their home and we couldn't have felt more comfortable leaving them at their home for 3 nights. We got updates daily and they followed any house rules we had, so the dogs came back still well behaved and pooped out from playing all weekend! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and definitely plan to have our dogs vacation at their home again in the future!!
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Another great time for Apollo. Always great care and no worries.
We left Apollo for 13 days with Christine and Brian. They were warm and welcoming, we knew what to expect after our meet and greet. They respected our house rules with Apollo and he came home with no bad habits. We received pictures regularly showing what Apollo was up to and could tell he was happy. Only downside - I think Apollo is sad because he doesn't have their dogs to play with anymore! Thank you so much for caring for Apollo like he was your own dog.
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Brian and Criss do a great job! Oliver felt at home instantly. They sent us frequent updates and their dogs were great playmates. We won't hesitate to bring our dog back again.
Bella always has a good vacation with Chriss & Brian. She has a nice yard to run around with her friends, Layla and Gemma, and to sniff out squirrels and bunnies. She is babied there as if she was one of their own, we get plenty of pictures while we are away, and we never worry about her while we are apart.
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Our dogs love staying with Chris & Brian!
Always a great experience when we leave our dogs with the Chris & Brian! They are wonderful care takers of our pups and send us pics and updates. We have used them several times now and we are extremely happy with them!
Summer was exhausted when she got home so I know she had fun playing with the other dogs ! They took good care of her and sent us pictures every day which was very nice!.
Brian and Christine are wonderful! Our dog came home relaxed and happy. They treated Bowser like one of their own pets. They sent pictures and updates frequently. We all loved seeing the pictures as we could tell he felt right at home. Brian and Christine are easy to get a hold of if you have questions, and they were able to be very flexible with us about drop off and pick up times, which was extremely helpful. We will be using them again, and I highly recommend them!
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Our dog Maxx was left in great hands while on our recent spring break vacation. Christine and Brian a dog lovers and took great care of Maxx. They sent text messages with pics of their activities with the dogs. We would certainly recommend their services and will use them during our next vacation.
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Christine, her husband and their pups were AMAZING! Murphy enjoyed playing with their 2 dogs all afternoon. The were professional and really love animals! I would recommend them to anyone!
Thanks so much for watching Lily. We loved the daily texts letting us know that she was in good hands. We know she can be a handful and is full of energy so we were please to find someone who understands dogs and their behaviors.
Christine and Brian immediately made Chloe and Sadie feel at home. Their two dogs were friendly and welcoming also. Our pups are large dogs (~85 lbs each), so it was nice to have a fenced-in back yard for them to run around in and no restrictions indoors. The pictures Christine sent daily gave us the reassurance our babies were in good hands. We will definitely have them stay with them again.
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My girl LeLe had only stayed with my family in the past, when I was out of town, and I needed to find a second option for her. Brian & Christine were willing to take her, knowing that she is taking meds for seizures. She was warmly welcomed, and loved a lot! I received texts and photos to let me know she was doing well in their home! She enjoyed the company of their dogs and she quickly became a lap dog in their home. I intend to bring LeLe back to their home in the future, and am so happy that I reached out and found them!
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We were so fortunate to have found this home away from home for our beloved/spoiled dog Holly. We could not bare the thought of putting her in a kennel type setting with a cold floor and minimum attention. Christine and her husband gave Holly all the love and attention that she is accustom to (maybe even more!). We were so excited and looked forward to our daily picture text message from "Holly" (with some help from her host family). We were able to view Holly relaxing on the family couch and even sleeping in the master bed! If you want your dog to be treated like part of a family I would HIGHLY recommend this host family. Thank You So Much!!!!!
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We had not left our German Shorthair, Bella, in a doggy vacay home before. The pre-visit went well, so we decided to go for it. Bella is a very verbal dog, aka whiner, so we did worry about that. We had nothing to worry about. After the first day/night, she settled in and had a great time. She made new friends with Gemma and Layla, watched squirrels in the backyard (we only have bunnies in our yard so I'm sure that was interesting for her!) and found a favorite spot to curl up in the evenings. We will definitely be taking Bella to stay with Chriss and Brian next time we need to board her. Bella also tears up every bed we've ever sent with her to a kennel before because she gets so anxious. We were happy to take home a completely intact bed after her stay with Chris's and Brian. Proof to us that she was relaxed and happy there.
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Christine and Brian were great with my 10 year old dog. My dog is very much my baby and a princess and they made sure Naja felt at home in their care. I loved receiving text/picture updates of my dog while I was away. It made me feel at peace to know she was well taken care of. I would recommend them to anyone utilizing this service!!
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I was very pleased with Chrisitine and her husband. They sent pictures of my dog every day and gave me updates on how she was doing. I can not thank them both enough for caring for my dog on such a short notice. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with them after our meet and greet. I will definetly use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone who uses DogVacay.
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