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Tyler D.

15 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Tyler's House

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Medium Yard
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Tyler

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Tyler, and I'm a PhD student at UIUC with a flexible schedule, lots of time at home studying, and a need to pet every dog I see (with permission, of course.) I live in a house with a big yard (not fenced, so your dog will have to be leashed when outside) and a large, screened in porch. I have one roommate, who happens to be a veterinarian. We have no other animals in the house, so if your pet is great with people but not so much with other animals, this house is ideal. As a rule, I do not take more than one dog at a time unless all dogs are owned by the same person or are already well acquainted, though an exception can be made in some circumstances with the consent of all parties involved.

I am also able to stay over at your house while you're out of town to take care of your dogs and housesit. I cannot do this for cats, as I am very allergic to them, but if you need me to pop in and check up on/walk dogs I can certainly feed your independent cats while I'm there. So long as I know ahead of time (to take an allergy pill) and don't stay long, I can make sure the basics are taken care of for just about any type of pet. Generally, I prefer not to book house sitting for more than a few days at a time, but please feel free to send me a message if this is a service you require and we'll see what we can work out.

I spend my days reading, writing, studying, going for runs or walks, and binge-watching Netflix. I have rarely in my life met a dog I don't adore, and I'm sure that I will get along with your pup whether s/he prefers to lay about all day or play fetch in the dog park.

I do rent this house, and while the landlord is more than happy to allow pets, I'm really only looking to work with dogs that are thoroughly house-trained. Sometimes accidents happen in new places and that's no big deal, but really young puppies or incontinent dogs are probably not appropriate for this space.

I look forward to meeting you and your dogs!

(I must stress that I do not offer "24 hour supervision." As a grad student, I have more hours per day at home than the average person and certainly your dog will be able to move about freely much more than at a traditional kennel. Nonetheless, I do leave periodically for several hours at a time and your dog must be house broken, not destructive, and if you are unsure of his/her behavior when alone you must provide me with a crate. Thanks!)
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Tyler D.

15 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tyler's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$36 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Tyler's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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15 Reviews
Tyler did an excellent job. I was impressed with the questions he asked at our meet and greet. He was professional, caring, and flexible. Plus, Barnaby loved him.
Tyler was great with Cooper for the week we were gone. So glad I found DogVacay it was easy and quick. Highly recommend.
This is a very delayed review! However, Tyler was great! He came over and met the pups. I felt very comfortable leaving my dogs with him. He was great!
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