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Cheryl G.

42 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Cheryl's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Cheryl's Apartment

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Cheryl

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please note if I am 'unavailable' or booked please send me a message, odds are I can and will accommodate you!

We began Time Out Pet Care as a dog walking business in Oak Park 6 years ago. And simply put my 13 year old son (Griff), and I LOVE dogs, the more the merrier!

So what is a typical Vacay with us?
We start around 6 or 7am with breakfast for the pups followed by a long walk around the neighborhood! Luckily we live in a very dog friendly neighborhood, with beautiful trees and homes!
After we return we have some play time which usually leads to naps!

Depending upon the dog we usually head out again around 10am for another walk followed up with more playtime!

In the afternoons, when the weather is nice you will find us on our patio playing ball, water play (if the dog likes water!), with toys, maybe some chase etc.
Our home is well stocked with toys for all dogs to share as well as two dog beds, two cat beds, a leather couch (the dogs are welcome here) and treats!

In the evening the we take another long walk along the neighborhood after dinner. Followed by a shorter walk before bed.

At bed time the pups are welcome to sleep where they would like. For example we currently have two visitors, one has chosen to sleep in Griffs bed and the other sleeps with me!

Our guests are NOT crated unless you ask us to do so. They have free run of our apartment and choose where they sleep and nap.

We work to match activities and exercise with the pups preferences and abilities. For example, many dogs do not do well in the heat, so we don't walk as far. However if its an active dog Griff may take them jogging and we take longer walks. As some homes are made for children ours is structured for dogs! And our neighbors enjoy meeting the pups!

I personally have been raised with dogs and have over 30 adult years of experience as well as professionally taking care of pets for 5 years (walking, in home house sitting, pet transport and in my home vacays). Additionally, I have owned, bred, shown and judged horse shows, Owning 36 horses, 10 llamas, 4 dogs, chickens, ducks etc at the same time! Simply put I come with a bit of animal experience. I have also worked with veterinarians and administered meds in IV and pill form for cats and dogs.
Griff has been raised with cats and dogs and has been riding along to dog walks for the past 5 years. Although he is extremely responsible we always walk your pup together!

We hope you will choose us for your pups vacay! We understand how important it is to leave your furry family member with someone you trust. And we strive with every vacay to earn that trust and knowledge that your pup is with someone trustworthy and fun yet professional! We welcome you to our home!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Cheryl G.

42 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cheryl's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 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
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Daycare At Cheryl's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$14 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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42 Reviews
I am so happy to have found Cheryl to care for my senior pup! This was my first time using this type of service and I will definitely be using her again. She sent updates and pics and was always very responsive. I was actually worried that my dog was getting so much love and attention she would be sad to leave!
Ruby stayed with Cheryl for the weekend and loved it. She came back exhausted and Cheryl sent me multiple picture updates throughout her stay. I've booked multiple times now w/Cheryl and will continue going back.
Great experience all around. Can tell Cheryl is comfortable and experienced with dogs. We will go back.
Great host for our dog, went above and beyond.
Cheryl was great to work with and Brutus came home happy and exhausted. I think he had a blast playing with the other dogs and she seemed very in tune and skilled with dogs.
Cheryl was very accommodating and professional. We will definitely use her again!
Cheryl was great! She was very welcoming of our dog and gave us great information about how he did when we picked him up. He takes medicine daily and she was able to administer it easily. We are very grateful and will definitely consider using her again!
Cheryl is absolutely great! This was my first time leaving my dog with someone other than family, and she reassured me that everything was going to go well. When I picked up my puppy, he almost didn't want to leave and was completely exhausted from all the play time with the other dogs there. I couldn't be any happier with the great service!
Cheryl was very responsive and friendly. Shared some great pics of our dog while we were away and he didn't want to leave when we picked him up.
Cheryl was flexible with our dog's needs and was confident she could introduce the animals so they all get along. She updated us with how things were going throughout our trip.
We just moved to Oak Park and are so glad we found Cheryl! She watched our dog over the long Thanksgiving weekend and was very flexible with scheduling, sent lots of photo updates, and made sure our pup had plenty of fun playtime. Our dog can't wait for another stay!
Cheryl was great! She was very responsive and quick! Plus we loved the text and picture updates of our pup while we were away.
We were very pleased with Cheryl as was Gypsy. She was able to play with other dogs at Cheryl's and able to sleep on the couch. We saw no downside and will certainly use her again.
My dog seemed very happy. Cheryl sent us updates as well as photos so we could see how things were going. I was very happy with my dogs experience and will definitely call on Cheryl to help in the future!
Cheryl was fantastic! This was our first time using DogVacay and we had a great experience with Cheryl. Our rat terrier, Verdell, stayed with her and her family for a long weekend and had a blast.

We were nervous about leaving him with someone we had only just met, along with other new dogs, but Cheryl quickly eased our minds. She was knowledgeable, professional, welcoming and so kind during our 'meet and greet' and she clearly has a major love for animals. After sharing our dog's needs, Cheryl thoughtfully and thoroughly explained that she would ensure the visit went great. She sent photos and a text to let us know everything was going well. We will absolutely have Verdell stay with her again! Thanks again for everything!
Cheryl was great and the dogs were happy! She sent pictures, which were greatly appreciated. We will be back!
Cheryl was great! I had to find someone on the same day I was leaving and she replied right away. I really liked talking to her on the phone and could tell she cared and understood my situation. I felt comfortable leaving my dog and everything went great. I got texts with updates and photos. I will use her again.
As always, phenomenal! I will use her for sure during all my future trips to Chicago. Many thanks!
Absolutely great! Now if you were only in Texas where I live! I'll definitely be bringing Max back to Chicago with me on all my future trips knowing he has someplace so awesome to hang out!
It's difficult to feel comfortable leaving a furry family member with a stranger, but Cheryl really put us at ease from the start. She is friendly, accommodating, and responsive and you can see she really enjoys her work. We will definitely use her services again.
Oh we love Cheryl. And I say we since I'm speaking on behalf of my dog too. We were super fearful and nervous about leaving our dog with a total stranger. My dog is very nervous and anxious around strangers. As soon as my dog met Cheryl he went with her and had no problems what so ever. I received daily updates and pictures from Cheryl while Buff was with her. Whenever she questioned a behavior or habit that wasn't per the usual she email me right away asking if this was ok etc. I would highly recommend Cheryl and I'll use her service over a family member watching my dog any day! Thank you again Cheryl. You're the best
Cheryl is FANTASTIC. She really helped us out in a last minute pinch, and we received adorable updates and pictures of our pup Chloe. She has a calm, friendly, professional demeanor that really puts you at ease. She genuinely loves animals and is excellent at what she does!
After several great experiences, we have found our go to sitter with Cheryl. I have very high standards when it comes to leaving my dogs and Cheryl has met every one of them. She takes care of my dogs like they are her own, she keeps me informed and sends plenty of pictures. I am at ease when I go out of town knowing that my fur babies are being taken care of like they would be at home.
Cheryl is awesome and her love of animals is obvious. I had a last minute trip, which ended up including flight delays, but she had a great attitude and was accommodating throughout. My 5 month old pup will definitely be back.
Cheryl and her son Griff were outstanding hosts. They're friendly people, very accommodating, and provided me with regular updates, which I appreciated while out destroying my liver on a trip to Las Vegas.

They live in a secure building, in a nice neighborhood, and they're surrounded by tree-lined streets, which probably make for very scenic walks. One thing that I loved was that this is a very real business for them. And I have to think that their business will continue to thrive, since their love of dogs is very obvious.

THANK YOU, Cheryl & Griff! You guys were fantastic and I'm happy to offer my strong recommendation for anyone who's considering booking with them!
Cheryl is truly amazing! A true dog lover, and that is so important when you leave your dog with someone new! But after meeting her, I knew my dogs were in great hands. Will define tly be a regular!!
This was my first time using DogVacay, and Cheryl instantly put any worry at ease. She is awesome, and you can tell she truly loves what she does. I found myself in a pickle and she was beyond accommodating with me booking so short notice. I really appreciated the mid-day photo. I know my Princess had a great time with Cheryl and her son, because she knocked out as soon as we got home! We will definitely be using Cheryl again:)
Mischa and Pasha had a great visit with Cheryl. They settled right in and came back home completely tuckered out. Cheryl also sent pictures of the pups during their stay which was great. I definitely would use her services again.
Cheryl was awesome! It was my first time leaving my meatball with a stranger and using this app, but I became less nervous when I started receiving texts from Cheryl that's updated me everyday on how Moe was doing. When I picked him up he was happy to see me but I could tell he was worn out from all the playing he did. And he was calm. I will admit I was hesitant but not anymore. I would definitely recommend anyone to Cheryl and the great care Moe got! Plus he made a couple of new friends! The daily communication was great on her part!
Cheryl helped me out last minute when I messed up dog sitting plans for the holiday weekend. Lula had a blast playing with her new friends and kept me up to date on how it was going. Will definitely use her again!
Excellent experience. Cheryl was wonderful with our dog and kept us updated throughout the weekend on what they were up to. Our first time using Dogvacay.com but it won't be our last. Thanks Cheryl!
Every single aspect of my dogs dogcation was perfect. Sheryl was so reassuring to me... I never brought my dogs to anyone besides a neighbor. Sheryl kept me informed with text and pictures and made me feel extremely comfortable. Although dogs can't speak, they appeared to have a great time as they were both exhausted after their dogcation. They were safe and happy and that is the most important thing to me.
Cheryl was absolutely great with Penny who was disoriented and confused after an 1800 mile cross country move. She spent time playing with and walking Penny and making her feel right at home. Would definitely book a vacay with Cheryl again!
Our puppy only stayed one night, but she seemed to have a great time and she came home happy and totally worn out! She napped for the rest of the day. Great experience.
My dog had a wonderful stay with Cheryl and her son. It's apparent that they really love dogs and take great care of them.
Cheryl was very flexible for my last-minute booking. Devlin had long walks and got to hang out with other pups--he loved it and was super tired when we got home!
It looks like Koda had a great time with Cheryl and her dog. We appreciated the daily pictures. We weren't sure how our dog would react to Cheryl's cats, but Cheryl assured us that the cats would not be troubled by her, and that was so. We would be completely comfortable leaving Koda with Cheryl again.
I was so glad we "booked Kernel's stay" with Cheryl. She was great at keeping in touch during our week away, and put up with a lot of doggy playtime and hullabaloo. She is a very dog-oriented gal!
Cheryl was an awesome fit for Sailor. She is great with my dog and she kept me (nervous mom) up to date with all the details about how each day went. Sailor had so much fun with Cheryl's dog Chumly so it was like a vacation for Sailor too. Cheryl definitely cares for the dogs she watches and I felt very comfortable with her. 5 Paws from me!
Archie had a great time!
Cheryl is awesome! I contacted her when I was desperate for someone to watch my little guy with short notice. Cheryl is incredibly flexible and responsive and you can just tell she loves her job. She was thorough in understanding my dogs preferences and my wishes. I am so glad I found her. You will be too!
Cheryl and her son have taken care of my dog twice now; they take good care of him, take him for lots of walks, and give him lots of love and attention. Cheryl is my first choice of sitters for my dog now and in the future.
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