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Dusty M.

26 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Dusty's Resident Pets

Del The Funky Canine
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 3 mo old
Ruby
Mixed
Female
3 yr 3 mo old

Dusty's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

About Dusty

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
All pets REQUIRED to be NEUTERED and CURRENT on VACCINES and FLEA TREATMENT!!

I offer doggie daycare, nail trims, ear cleaning, medication/fluid administration, baths, and patient advocacy. I offer in home pet care and pet health consulting. Pet sitting services are done in my home, or yours. I travel up to 5 miles from my house, in Glendale Heights. I specialize in hard to care for pets such as those medically fragile, or have anxiety. I of course love when "easy" dogs come over too!

I have worked as a veterinary nurse in the emergency room for the past 11 years, so I am more than qualified to handle all your pet care needs. I have extensive experience with digestive issues, diabetics, renal disease, cardiac conditions and hypo/hyper thyroid disease.

Pets will enjoy their time boarding at our house. They will have that homey feel and even their own bed to sleep in if they like! I love to let friendly dogs run around with my dogs, with full supervision, during socialization times.

Doggie daycare pups will be taught/reinforced on basic commands. They have full run of the yard most of the day. I try and get puppies schedules in line with the other puppies coming for maximum socialization. They will also have my dogs to socialize with. Puppies, in my humble opinion should always be crate trained and this is also reinforced every day for at least 1 hour. Usually this is around mid-day. This gives house dogs a chance to recharge as well as give an opportunity to associate positive rewards with a kennel. Kennels should always be a happy place! I encourage you to feed your dog in their kennel and always treat them when they go in.

Overnights, guest pups are typically in their own room or kennel. Every once in a while we break this rule, and let dogs sleep with us. For high anxiety types I will go upstairs and sleep with them.

We walk 1x daily. During the day pups have full run of my large backyard. If your pup is here for multiple days often we will visit a house that has 4 acres fenced in. We call it the "dog park". The dogs love it! I do not promote actual dog parks because of all the injuries that happen there.

Up to 3 boarders can board at any given time and will be given their own room or kennel. Unless otherwise specified all boarders will be fed twice daily and socialized at least four times daily.

I love to send picture updates on how your pet is doing while you are away!

I am insured whether care be at my house or yours.

I require meet and greets for all first time stays. This must be done when it is still light outside. Dogs do not do well meeting new friends in the dark or in extreme weather, and it can be difficult to read body language if you can’t see. The meet and greet serves many important purposes the most important being properly introduced and to smell out the place/ leave scents for when your dog comes back. I try and get all meet and greets done during the M-F between 7a-7p. I will not do same day meet and greets followed by a stay. This does not set a good tone for pack relations.

ALL pets REQUIRED to be NEUTERED and CURRENT on VACCINES and FLEA TREATMENT!!

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Dusty M.

26 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dusty's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Dusty's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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1 Testimonial
Oct 2016
Dusty has walked my dogs for 6 months last year and 4 months this year while my parent who usually walks them was out of the country.
I have a 12 year old yellow lab and a 2 year old mix. The puppy is an overstimulated, full of energy, protective as heck and requires someone who knows what they are doing to handle her.
Let's just say that I can't even imagine ever leaving my dogs with anyone else. I was hesitant to leave them with someone I don't know at first, but Dusty quickly showed me she is the right person for the job.
She gave me plenty great advice, my dogs LOVE her, she is reliable.... I'm simply lucky to have her!
She is the person you want for your pets if you want to leave them in good hands.
Feel free to ask Dusty for my number if you need more info.
Karolina
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26 Reviews
My pup always has a great time at doggie daycare with dusty! I love to see the fun pictures throughout the day. Love that he interacts with other dogs and people, dusty goes out of her way to make sure he has a great time. I would highly reccomend her!
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Dusty is awesome with bane! She sends fun pictures throughout the day to ensure me that he is having an awesome day with his dog buddies! Dusty goes above and beyond your regular sitter and works on training and behavioral issues that you ask her to work on! I would strongly recommend dusty to anyone looking for a dedicated and loving animal lover
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Bane had a great day playing with Dusty and the other dogs. Dusty kept me updated throughout the day with pics and messages! We will definitely go back to Dusty :)
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