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Rosario O.
Chicago, IL 60647
51 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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

Rosario's Resident Pets

4 yr 1 mo old

About Rosario

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please feel free to contact me even if my calendar shows that I am booked, I may be able to accommodate your pup !!!

"Nothing but love and fun is in this house!!!"
Bengal and I are very active, walks and runs are done multiple times a day. We love playing at the dog park, walks and runs thru the nature trails. Of course WE LOVE THE BEACH!

Bengal and I will make sure your pet gets all the exercise needed and all the love possible... They usually sleep, play and chill where ever makes them comfortable.
This is my full-time job. to take care of your pet.
I am home 99% of the time and I love making treats, baking and cooking for them.

Your pet will be treated and cared for as if they are my own.... Updates, pictures and videos will be sent to owner daily. That way nobody misses out in the fun!!

A reason why I'm a sitter is because, I enjoy taking care of animals and I love having friends over to play with Bengal Tabby.

I love to teach the pups new things and helping them be socially well behaved.

I have experience working with aggressive dogs, dogs with fear and anxiety,

While growing up I have always been around animals and realized this will be my life. I foster doggies until they find a loving and caring family. I volunteer with PETA, PAWS and Anti-Cruelty Society, also I am an Advocate for Pet Pardon.

"Not to hurt the creatures brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it."
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Rosario O.
Chicago, IL 60647
51 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 24, 2016


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$40 /hour
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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51 Reviews
Rosario is so great, friendly and flexible to work with! We needed to go out of town on short notice and Rosario and Bengal were able to come stay the weekend with our dog, Rowan, and not only take care of him but really help him come out of his shell! We recently adopted Rowan and he was super shy and scared of other dogs and people, but by the time we got back he was totally in love with both Rosario and Bengal, and was so much more confident and adventurous! We are so glad to have found Rosario and will def be working with her more in the future!
Rosario was incredible. She is my go-to! Thanks for everything!!
Rosario paid a tremendous amount of care to my dog Varik during his stay in early April. I was kept up-to-date throughout the boarding stay, and I could not have asked for a more complete and compassionate experience for us.
Rosario was great! She was very flexible with the drop off and pick up time and kept me up to date with pictures of my dog over the weekend. Moxie had a great time and I loved that she was with my dog the entire time. I would definitely use Rosario again!
We left our pup with Rosario when we got married/ honeymooned. It was the longest we had ever left her. Rosario was AMAZING with her. She sent photos, and updates. Kooza came back happy, healthy and exhausted! Kooza has stayed with her since and whenever she sees Rosario her tail starts wagging and she runs right for her. That's a huge sign of how happy our pup is and how well treated she is.
Remy's stay at Rosario's was wonderful. Rosie was responsive throughout the booking process and stay--even amidst the busyness of the holidays. She kept us updated with sweet photos and videos. My favorite videos were of the dogs joyfully romping around in the snow. She gets the dogs plenty of exercise and it's obvious she loves them. On the last day, he ate her comforter and she was very kind about it. Despite missing his dog buddies, Remy came home a happy dog and was clearly well cared for. Thank you, Rosie!
This was my first time using Dog Vacay and was scrambling two days before Thanksgiving Day for a place to leave my Goldendoodle puppy, Presley. Rosario was very quick to respond my request and I'm glad I was able to work with her.

During the stay, the pictures and videos of Presley with the other dogs in the house were greatly appreciated. It was always exciting when the messages came and it felt great seeing how's much fun she was having.

Presley had a good time at Bengals. On pick up she was exhausted and happy. Thank you Rosario!
Rosario was great to work with! She posted photos every day and kept us updated regularly.
Bill always has a good time when he' with Rosario. And we always get plenty of updates so we know he's having fun!
Rosario is the best! She's the only person I'll be using in the future. After spending time with Rosario your dog daughter/son may not want to leave. Pippa (pitbull) had such a good time she didn't want to leave. (She pouted when she got home but was fine the next day.) She had a great time with Bengal and the other 4 pawed friends that were there. Rosario sent pics, and kept me informed with texts. When you meet Rosario you can tell she loves what she does, knows what she's doing, and as far as I'm concerned did a wonderful job taking care of Pippa. I spent over 2 hours on the site, I'm so glad I spent the time and found Rosario!
Rosario was great. Bax seemed to be comfortable with her and she made sure to keep me updated with pictures and messages!
This was my first time using Dog Vacay and I will definitely use them (and Rosario) again. She responded very quickly and was able to take my golden retriever, Rosie, for 3 days with only a 2 day notice. I really appreciated the videos she shared while I was out of town. It's nice to have that peace of mind that your furbaby is in good hands and having a blast!

Rosie had fun with Bengal and another dog that Rosario was taking care of. Rosie was exhausted and happy when I picked her up. What a relief to know I have a back up plan for last minute trips.
Mitch had such a good time with Rosario and Tabby. Rosario sent video's of him playing and having fun with Tabby. It assured us that he was well taken cared and having fun!
Also she was flexible and considerate with our last minute emergency book!
Thank you Rosario!
Rosario rocks! She kept our Sophie while we were on a quick trip down South and I'm pretty sure Sophie was pouting this morning because she missed Rosario and Bengal! Thanks again for taking such good care of Sophie :)
This was my first time using Dog Vacay and everything went extremely smoothly! Rosario was very flexible and responsive and I loved getting picture and video updates of my dog. We will definitely be back!
Rosario was great! Dexter was happy to see her again (we did doggie daycare with her a few weeks ago). Very easy to contact and flexible. We would definitely use her services again! Thanks!
A long overdue review! Rosario was fantastic with our small yorkie. He didn't want to leave when we came back to get him! Wouldn't hesitate to leave our little guy with her in the future.
Rosario was awesome, Teddy had a great time and she keep us updated with pics and videos all the time. highly recommended. Will never go back to a boarding business ...
Rosario is an ANGEL. She is wonderful with my little fur baby Sif! I don't normally review services unless I am blown away. She is THE BEST hands down. If you need someone to watch your pups, do not hesitate with this lovely lady!
Rosario was great with our dog! This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and Rosario was a perfect fit for our needs with our dog.
Rosario was THE BEST! She took the time to make sure Bill would get along well with her dog Bengal who is a sweetie and made us feel comfortable right away. She sent me updates all the time with GREAT pics of Bill so I was constantly reassured he was having a blast and was well taken care of. He got to go to the beach for some of his dog vacay and came home thoroughly tired out and happy! She even came to pick him up AND she dropped him off for us as well which was so helpful. I'm SO glad we found Rosario and we will definitely be using her again when we travel next. I think Bill was sad to have to come home!
Rosario is a true dog lover and welcomed our pet (a new lodger) with open arms. She kept us updated with texts and photo posts - much appreciated!
This was our dog's second stay with Rosario and once again it looks like she thoroughly enjoyed her vacation. Here are things we loved:
- photos or videos everyday, usually more than once a day.
- flexible pick up and drop off
- the company of other dogs during her stay
- allowed to sleep on the couch, bed etc... like she is used to at home

Perhaps the only downside is that she is probably a little lonely being back home without any of her dog buddies! We will definitely be sending her to Rosario's again.
Rosario is amazing! She treats your pup like her own, Monstro had a great time playing with his new friends. I will definitely book with Rosario again!
Rosario was fantastic! She took really good care of my dog and sent regular updates and videos which was really nice. I would definitely recommend her.
Rosario was great! Hichiro had a fun time playing with all the other pups, and Rosario kept me up to date with texts/pics the entire time.
Rosario was our first DogVacay host and we had a great experience. She responded promptly to my meet-and-greet request and I was able to visit with our dog. Happily, our dog got along great with Rosario's dog, Bengal. Rosario clearly is passionate about dog's because she has setup her home so that it is really comfortable for dogs. There is a lot of unobstructed space for them to play around in but enough comfortable places to lounge. Her building has a great courtyard where they can safely play outdoors.

Our first trip was for 3 days and everyday we received pictures and it certainly seemed our dog was having a great time. When we picked her up she looked like she had a great time.

We already have her booked for a 2 week stay over the holidays. I was really anxious about the duration until we met Rosario. Now I know our dog will have a great time. We will certainly miss her but at least we will know she is in good hands.
Rosario was great with my pup Kayla! She shared so many photos while we were out of town that we felt like we were there with her the entire time! Also, Kayla came home absolutely exhausted so I know she had a great time! I would definitely recommend Rosario!
5 stars. Rosario was fantastic. Our pup is a rescue who is a bit shy and tentative, but Rosario sent us multiple pictures a day (along with one video!) to reassure us that she was not only comfortable, but having a blast. She came home happy and exhausted from romping around with her new friends. Rosario also very generously allowed us to come pick up our furry friend after getting back into town a bit on the later side. We whole-heartedly recommend her!
Rosario and her pup Bengal get so excited every time Austin comes over to stay. The dogs are best friends and hate to leave each other. We've used Rosario on numerous occasions over the last year and highly recommend her!
My dog, Breta, had a wonderful time with Rosario. She had other dogs in her care and she managed them all very well even taking them to the beach. She sent me pictures regularly of Breta having fun with her own dog and the others she was watching.
Her place had lots of room for all of them and even had a wonderful front yard where they could run around. She will be my go to dog sitter from now on!
Rosario is wonderful! She was very flexible with my schedule and sent a lot of pictures and updates. KJ had an amazing time there, and I don't think she wanted to leave!! Rosario took the pups on walks, they had long trips to the beach and got to play outside in the courtyard. I will definitely be using Rosario again whenever I need to leave town!
Rosario is an absolutely fabulous host! Our pug, Chang, had a wonderful time staying with her and Bengal. We are looking forward to the next vacation stay with her!
Rosario was great - sent regular updates, took my dog to the beach, and made dropping off and picking up easy to schedule. Bengal Tabby is sweet, too.
Revi absolutely loves going to see Rosario. She gets very excited whenever we tell her that she is going on vacay. We take this as a direct reflection on how she is treated when we are away. Rosario must be very attentive and loving towards little Revi for our dog to react like this. Thanks for watching her!
Very easy to work with and accommodating. Our dogs became buds too. Overall positive experience.
We cannot say enough about Rosaria's thoughtfulness and flexibility in working with us to find a happy and enjoyable temporary home for Athena on very short and unexpected notice. We arrived in Chicago only to find the apartment my company had rented for me did not accept pets, so we had to scramble to find a home near enough where we were staying that we could see Athena a little bit each day. Rosaria worked thoughtfully and flexibly with us to figure out arrangements, and Athena loved her stay. Rosaria got back to us quickly, both at the beginning of the process and throughout, and she took terrific care of Athena. I would highly recommend her as a host for your pet. You won't be disappointed, and you may even be surprised how happy your pet will be with her. Thanks, Rosaria!
Rosario was great with Layla! She sent tons of pictures and updates and took her to the beach 2 out of 3 days. As a bonus Layla loved her dog Bengal- would highly recommend her to anyone!
Our pup has stayed with Rosario now a few times - her dog, Bengal, and our dog are best buds! They get so excited to see each other and we are happy to know that our dog feels so comfortable around him. She has kept us updated with daily photos and we love to see him so happy. We'd recommend her in a heartbeat.
This is Revi's third time here. She has a blast, and the pictures that we get are fantastic! We also got video of all the puppies playing together this visit. :) When I picked up our pup, she whined as we walked away and kept trying to go back to Rosario and her pup. Once we got home, she curled up in my lap and slept the rest of the day away, so I am assuming she had a blast (as always).
Our little Revi stayed the weekend with Rosario and she loved it! Or at least, she was her happy self when we picked her up. She also fell asleep as soon as we got back home so she must have had a great time. Rosario also sent us lots of picture updates which was fantastic as we don't like to be without our pup, but sometimes life just doesn't let that happen. We will definitely be going back.
Rosario was great with my Bichon/shih Tzu mix, Biddy. She was very prompt with her replies to me over email and text. Rosario sent me updates which helped me to feel more comfortable being away from my sweet girl. My dog and Rosario's dog became fast friends and I was happy to pick up a tired dog. :) I would definitely book with her again.
Rosario was great! She was very accommodating when it came to our initial meeting and the entire time that she was watching Ralph. He came home exhausted and happy from all of the exercise and play time he got during his stay with her. She even made homemade dog treats for him! I will definitely be using her again, I am an overprotective dog mom and I felt at ease the entire time.
Rosario was great! She accomadated Swarley's stay very well and he had a great time! She was very flexible with extending his stay and also kept us updated with how he was doing. I would totally recommend her to all dog parents and will definitely use her services once again! Thanks Rosario!
I love her. Syrah comes home happy and pooped out from playing. I'm lucky that Rosario treats her as her own pup.
I have 2 small dogs and they stayed with Rosario over the Thanksgiving holiday, they were well taken care of and I would definitely use her again. She sent pictures of both of them and updates everyday!
I entended my dog's stay the day after I booked my initial reservation and Rosario was able to accommodate me and my pup. Thanks!
Rosario was a fantastic host for my Lily! She went on multiple long walks and to the dog park every single day, and I got numerous updates and pictures while I was away. Also, Lily was absolutely exhausted after I got home from all the fun times she had with Rosario and her puppy, Bengal! I would absolutely recommend to anyone out there considering someone that they decide to board their special pup with Rosario!!
Our dog had a wonderful time playing and spending time with Rosario and all the other dogs. She was attentive to our concerns and sent us pics everyday to keep us updated on Crosby's stay. Very accommodating to our changing schedule as well as we where traveling from Denver, CO.
Rosario truly cares about the animals she hosts, and knows dogs. She sent photos and texts to let me know how my dog was doing. My dog is skittish, and I could tell that Rosario took good care of her and allowed her to be herself - that was much appreciated! Perhaps because of the holiday, she had more dogs (5) staying in her studio apartment than I would have been comfortable with, but she handled it well. Thank you Rosario!
She was extremely responsive and flexible! My dog was well-cared for and was tired when I picked him up! Rosario sent pictures everyday and gave me status updates on his activities.

I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her and she was super friendly, easy to contact.

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