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Holly S.

40 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Caged birds

Holly's Resident Pets

12 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Holly's House

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Large Yard
Partially fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Holly

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dog is God spelled backwards!
And I've had a spiritual connection with animals in general, since childhood. Because my mother was a bred, we raised and showed basset hounds.

My dog boarding/whispering business started in Chicago and moved here to the country into a ranch style home two years ago. What's great about my location, is that I'm five to fifteen minutes from 94 if you're on your way to Chicago or Michigan.

Pet accommodations include much of the house. Dogs can sleep on dog beds, crates, couches and my TempurPedic bed, if they are small enough.

My oldest client is 17! I do care for quite a few senior dogs who are blind, deaf physically challenged and need medication. Dogs don't have to go up and down stairs if they have arthritis or knee issues. We're handicap accessible!

In summer, the dogs lounge on the back deck or in the pen, where they can nap in the sun and watch hummingbirds. We can take long walks where there's very little traffic and 15 minutes away is the beach. In winter, two fire places keep us cozy after brisk walks in the snow. Many of my clients live in Chicago so I often drive into the city which is 60 minutes away to pick up and drop off. I do offer that service for a small fee.

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

Holly S.

40 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Holly's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Holly's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$25 /hour
$30 /min
$40 /max
$15 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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3 Testimonials
Mar 2017
Dog boarding just got awesome because Holly joined! Our dogs' second home. They are completely comfortable because they are so well taken care of and loved. Loads of room to run. Holly is a dog whisperer extraordinaire.
Mar 2017
Holly Schroeder is a terrific caregiver. She is a responsible and organized woman. Holly has looked after my dog Domino, a seven year old Boston Terrier since he was a puppy. He has boarded with her for weekends and and as longs three weeks. Domino loves Holly! on several occasions he was in no hurry to leave when I arrived to pick him up. Most visits are during holidays so she has a couple dogs with her. It is easy to see that her dogs get along and have a great time at play. Holly always checks in with me every few days. When she has an opportunity for a social outing where she can bring the dog she has asked first. But at this stage I trust Holly's judgement completely so I look forward to seeing she and Dommy at an Art Fair or out with her friends on Facebook. When he can board with Holly he is the luckiest Dog in the world. Holly grew up in Indiana around lots of pets and animals. She is a talented professional singer and actress. Just an kind-hearted energetic and interesting person.
Mar 2017

We have been using Holly Schroeder for dog sitting for 4 1/2 years. She is very loving with the dogs in her care, and our maltipoo Malka, who is a patient at Pets First Veterinary Clinic, just adores her! Holly is dependable, and she also has come in and fed our cat while we were on vacation. She treats all the dogs like family and spoils them. Malka gets very excited when she stays with Holly, and we have no reservations about leaving her in Holly’s care. Holly will even text photos of Malka and let us know how she is doing. She goes the extra mile, and I would highly recommend Holly for dog care.
40 Reviews
Holly was a great sitter. I think my dog misses her! Her property has a smallish fenced area in the back (surrounded by the large unfenced area), and people should know she takes more than one dog at a time, and has three cats herself. None of this was a problem: my dog got on well with the other small dogs that were there, and apparently he and the cats ignored each other, so all was well. He probably enjoyed that better than being by himself. Holly sent us some pictures of our dog being relaxed with one of the other dogs.

It's an easy drive from Midway Airport in Chicago, just off I-94, very convenient for anyone in northern Indiana or SW Michigan flying out of Midway. I would definitely use her again.
We were visiting the area and looking for daycare for our dog Tucker. Holly was very responsive, flexible and friendly. Tucker is usually very hesitant, but Holly made him feel right at home as soon as they met. I truly believe he enjoyed his stay and we will definitely use Holly again if we are in the area.
Holly is awesome! She sent some great pics and I could tell my pup was well taken care of. Thanks so much Holly!
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