The Mutt House in Mundelein

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Jill H.

34 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky

Jill's Resident Pets

Sophie
Labrador Retriever
Female
5 yr 5 mo old
Buddy
Mixed Breed
Male
4 yr 4 mo old

Jill's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Jill

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
********(We recently celebrated our official 2 year anniversary at The Mutt House! Thank you to all of the amazing owners and pups for making it a wonderful first 2 years....please read on!........)

The Mutt House is the perfect vacation destination for the already WELL SOCIALIZED dog...while you are enjoying YOUR vacation.

I have so much time to give your dog the attention they need. My two large dogs will also love the companionship.
Your dog will enjoy a safe, large fenced- in yard and plenty of room to roam around our smoke-free house. They are also welcome to lounge on the couch or wherever they are comfortable. You will receive daily texts (or emails) w/a picture and update, so you can have peace of mind while away!

All you really need to bring is your pups food.....If your dog is crated I have all sizes of extras - so no need to lug yours here. I have extra bowls as well.

A few other things to note:

1) I do generally have multiple dogs here from different families. I average 4 dogs plus my 2, especially during busier seasons (spring break, Thanksgiving, Christmas), so it is important that your dog adjusts easily and is well socialized.

2) NOTE ON DOG BREEDS****** Please no Huskies (unless it is Tinky our VIP guest), no guarding breeds of dog, including Shepherds, Dobermans or Pittbull/mixes, or pups with separation anxiety or PAST AGGRESSION issues.****

3) On school days, I do lunch monitoring at my daughters school for 2.75 hrs/day, .....Besides that I will be here around the clock for your dog (s).

4) For families with multiple dogs the rate is $38 for first dog, $20 for each additional dog.

5) FOR FIRST TIME GUESTS...PLEASE NO LATE DROP OFFS. IDEALLY THE LATEST DROP OFF IS BEFORE 5pm.....(mainly because the new guest generally takes a while to adjust to the new surroundings and new dogs).

6) If you live within 10 miles of Mundelein, I am happy to pick up and drop off your dog for you ($10.00 fee each way).

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and your dog at our meet and greet.

Thank you for your interest.
Jill

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Jill H.

34 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 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.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
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.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jill's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
34 Reviews
Jill's dogsitting seems to be the ideal combination of professional efficiency and familial warmth. During the meet-and-greet before our dog's stay, it was apparent the house and fenced yard were set up to maximize dog safety and comfort. Jill asked the right questions and accurately judged our dog's personality. We boarded our dog at The Mutt House feeling she would be stressed as little as possible by the upheaval, and would be kindly and competently looked after. Now that we have her home again, we judge that was true.
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This is our dogs second stay and he comes home and sleeps for a whole day to recover from all the fun. Our kids love the picture updates while on vacation.
This is the second time Jill has taken care of our 3 year old westie, Maddie, and she is awesome! Jill sent me daily updates and photos, and took extra care with her on the first day when she got a bit of a nervous stomach being in a different environment. Maddie loved being around Jills other dogs and had a great time! I feel 100% comfortable and confident with leaving Maddie in Jills care when we go out of town. Her home truly is like an extension of your own home. I can't recommend Jill enough!
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My dog loved his visit with Jill & her family. I could tell as soon as we picked him up because he excitedly greeted me & my husband and then tried to walk back into Jill's house. Jill was also flexible with drop off and pick up times when our flights were delayed and she gave us a thank you card along with a toy and treats for our dog when the vacay was over. I am extremely pleased with this experience and we will definitely be using Jill to watch our dog on vacation again!
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Marley had another great weekend with Jill at The Mutt House. I know our dog enjoys his time with Jill and her family because he gets excited pulling up to her house and comes home wiped out for a day or two. I always feel comfortable leaving him with Jill. She is very accomodating, reliable and caring to Marley. The pictures Jill sends while we are away from him are great too! 5 STARS!
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Jill is fantastic. Riley loves everytime she's over. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a safe and wonderful place to have their dogs watched.
Excellent stay for Scully! This is the first time we have had our dog hosted by Jill and family and Scully looked in great shape after his stay. Best of all, no weight gain (an issue we've had with other hosts). Jill kept in touch with photos and text updates. And a complementary treat package when we picked Scully up!

Scully will definitely come back.
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Pearl had a wonderful stay with Jill and her family. She came home her normal self, not stressed at all as she had been in a kennel. Jill has gates all over her house, so she can separate the dogs if needed and she is able to feed them alone. She has a large fenced yard for the dogs to play in. She has extra crates if your dog is crate trained so you don't even have to bring your own! You'll also get a daily update and picture of your dogs vacation. Thank you so much Jill, Pearl will be back!!!
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Jill is wonderful! She is very attentive, caring and welcoming. Our dog loves to stay with her! We have an older dog with difficulty walking and takes medication and we feel very comfortable leaving her with Jill. My girls love the daily pictures and updates. She even sent a thank you note and gift!

We even booked her again the following month!
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Jill is wonderful! She is very attentive, caring and welcoming. Our dog loves to stay with her! We have an older dog with difficulty walking and takes medication and we feel very comfortable leaving her with Jill. My girls love the daily pictures and updates. She even sent a thank you note and gift!
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Riley loves her vacations with Jill and her family. She's alway well taken care of and Jill always provides pictures and updates. Highly recommended!
Fantastic service, and Riley loved her stay.
This is the second time Riley has been with Jill, and it will not be the last. Jill and family (both two legged and four legged) made Riley's stay a comfortable and fun one. Highly recommended!
Our dog Sampson always has a great time playing with the other dogs!! We are grateful he's in a safe place and we love that we get regular updates with pictures while on vacation. Thank you for everything!!
Jill and The Mutt House are the BEST!! We have been taking Riley to Jill's for over 18 months and cannot think of a better place for him to stay. Riley literally runs to her front door (pulling us behind) as he can't wait to begin to play with her dogs Buddy and Sophie. Jill's communication and attention to detail are top notch. You will not go wrong using Jill and the Mutt House as a vacation destination for your four legged family member!
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Jill is amazing!!! She was very responsive, reliable, and has a great love for dogs! She was able to take our two dogs under short notice when an option to board them at a nearby doggie day care was no longer an option. And I am SO happy that we found her on DogVacay. She has a beautiful home with a large backyard. Plenty of space for the pups to run around and enjoy their own little vacation. She provided us updates and pictures everyday while we were out of town. After a long day of traveling, we picked up the pups and they were asleep for the rest of the day which allowed us much given rest! She is wonderful and I highly recommend her. We will be using her services every chance we can! Thank you, Jill!
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Jill is the best! Have used her several times. Jake seems very happy to be there. Always get daily photo updates!
Jill did a great job with our dog, Cocoa. He is an elderly labwith arthritis, who can't handle stairs. She let him out through a side door where he only had to walk up one stair. He seemed to enjoy his time there with other dogs to play with. Normally he comes home from the kennel, sick, hoarse and noticeably thinner. He came home from her place healthy and happy. I would definitely use her again.
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5 stars!

Jill was great with our dog Sampson. He was well cared for during the week we were gone and he had a blast with some of her other canine guests! I loved that Jill kept us updated with messages and pictures. I would recommend Jill to anyone and we will definitely bring Sampson back.
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Jill was so great with our 2 labs! She was so patient with them and treated them like her own. She sent us a few pictures and updates while we were away and was always so responsive. We would definitely use her again if she would have us :-)
We left our dogs with Jill for 8 nights. We'd never left them for so long before. JIll was very accomodating of our schedule and took great care of the boys. She even texted pics and updates so we could see how well they were doing. We will definitely use her services again.
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Jill is fantastic! She really understands the dogs, and our dog Zoey almost doesn't want to leave when we come to pick her up! Jill is also very flexible helping to accommodate last minute arrangements and schedule changes. Plus, the daily picture updates really provide a bright spot in our day while we are traveling.

I will definitely be scheduling through Jill again.
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Jill are her family were great with with our dog, who has a high amount of energy. She was super friendly, truly cared for our dog, and sent us updates & pictures every day! This was my first time sending our dog to a pet sitter and we really picked the best out there! Jill is great!
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Jill is great. Very good with my dogs. They are always pooped when I bring them home. That usually means they had a good time. Definitely will use her whenever I leave town.
Over the years I have searched and searched for great pet care...using kennels, in-home sitters, family, neighbors - you name it. My sister, who also has her dog vacation at The Mutt House, suggested I give it a try. I have two dogs, one very little and one very large and they have both gone on vacation with Jill now - and I just can not say how wonderful she is. We are just returning from 10 days of travel and to be so confident that our dogs were well cared for is such a relief. And, they come home so happy (with little presents from Jill hidden in their suitcases!). I am very very grateful for Jill and her family!
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After meeting Jill and family during our meet and greet we were confident that our English bulldog would be good hands. Our first stay was a success, and a came home to a happy, tired (always a good thing) dog.

We appreciated the pictures and updates during our long weekend away.

Jill was very accommodating when our flight was delayed and we were later than planned to pick up Winston.

Great experience overall.
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Jill provides a warm loving home your dog. I recommend her highly!
After Tanner [joyfully] greeted us following his week's stay at the Mutt House, he promptly tried to reenter the house, clearly intending to remain where he had been so happy for a week! He's been pining away for Jill and company ever since!
Jill is a great hostess - she's kind and thoughtful, and respectful of the dog/dog owners' habits and practices.
This is our 2nd visit with Jill - and the first overnighter - and in both cases Tanner came home happy and well-exercised.
We plan to board Tanner with Jill for a week later this month!!
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Jill was quick to reply to my inquiry and took my dog on less than 24 hour notice. Her home was clean and her family was friendly. Jill's own dogs got along right away with our Vizsla, Otis. Otis came home happy and exhausted! I'd definitely use Jill and The Mutt House again.
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We were thrilled with the serivce provided by Jill. Bailey was cared for like part of the family. Jill posted pictures while we were away and sent updates.
This was Riley's 3rd overnight stay at Jill's and we had no worries at all. Jill is so professional and friendly, her dogs and Riley play very well together and she always asks questions about Riley before we leave and provides a quick update when we pick him up. Jill is excellent and very timely with all communication. We will definitely be going back to The Mutt House again and again!
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Jill and her family were great and cared for our young golden retriever, Joy for 10 days. Joy went on walks each day and got along great with the other dogs. We will definitely take Joy to stay at Jill's again!
Our Riley had his first sleep over at Jill's this weekend and it couldn't have gone better. Jill and her family love dogs and take great care and pride in providing a worry free experience. Jill asked several very good questions when we arrived regarding do's and don'ts for Riley as she wanted to make sure he was properly cared for. We received a text message each day with a picture. We know Riley had a good time with Jill, her family and her two dogs as he has been sleeping for several hours since arriving home!
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