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Amy E.

42 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Amy's Resident Pets

No one :)
0 yr 4 mo old

Amy's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Amy

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
(Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting!)

Hello! My name is Amy and I can't wait to meet you and your four-legged friend! I live alone in a one-bedroom (dog-friendly) apartment in Lincoln Square. My building faces Welles Park, which is wide-open, dog-friendly green space! My neighborhood is full of safe, tree- and grass-lined sidewalks and there is a great veterinary clinic less than a block away.

I decided to become a DogVacay host shortly after I lost my own dog to a heart tumor. While I'm not quite ready to consider adopting a new pup just yet, I still have plenty of love to give. That being said, my apartment is definitely dog-approved and safe!

I formerly spent a year working as a veterinary technician, so I am well-versed in basic canine medical care. I currently work as a special education teacher during the week, but I can get home mid-day to shower your pup with love, attention, and playtime. Weekends are also generally available as well! I also love to send out-of-town owners pictures, videos, and updates!

Thanks for stopping by; I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Amy E.

42 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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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 Amy's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
42 Reviews
Amy was great. She was flexible on times and she showed true affection for our dog Rocky and took time to get to know him when we first met. He had fun while he was with her (as shown by the photos she sent - which were much appreciated since we hadn't used her before.) She even gave Rocky a little present at the end of the stay!
Oh wow Amy was amazing! She took our pups with short notice and truly went above and beyond by helping us arrange transportation to make our trip possible. The daily pics and videos were adorable and responses to all communication was prompt and super friendly. Her place has a great location across from a big park and is super cute and comfy. My pups were happy as clams when I picked them up. Will definitely be back if she'll have us!
The cards were in our favor when we found Amy to take care of our 13.5-year-old dog over our wedding week vacation.
Amy knew the exact ways to take care of her, and it was apparent when we came to pick up our pup, Evie, that she TRULY loved being around Amy!
Her home is comfortable and beautiful.
We received DAILY updates about Evie with detailed information. Amy was very attentive!
We really hope that Amy and Evie can spend more time together in the future.
We have NEVER come across someone who is as good with our family member as Amy has been.
We are incredibly grateful and lucky to have met her.
It has only been a couple of days, and I have already recommended her to a friend!
Amy was wonderful! I had my dog stay with her while I was overseas and she even downloaded a new app so that she could text me while I was overseas! She also sent me lots of photos so I knew my dog was in great hands and she also sent my dog home with a goodie bag! I HIGHLY recommend her!
Amy was a great find for my old dog, Webster. She was very attentive to his needs and his personality. I give her the highest recommendation!
This is a much over due review. But, Amy is truly wonderful. She was SO great with our little man. He loved the 1-on-1 time he got with her and she sent photo updates everyday. We were out of the country and we weren't left wondering how our furchild was doing once. Thanks, Amy!!
Amy is a wonderful sitter! She kept me updated with pictures and videos and was very easy to reach by phone. I know that my dog is looked after and comfortable whenever he is with Amy. Thanks for a great stay! We look forward to booking with you again.
Amy was awesome! This was the first time we left our year and a half-old dog for more than a couple of days, and we were worried how she'd adapt to ten days away since she's still a bit of a puppy. She fit right into Amy's schedule, and we received lots of photos of happy walks in the park nearby. We know she was crazy about Amy, because on the last day we received a video of Daisy first thing in the morning, and we instantly recognized the little dance she does when the crate door is opened and she sees someone she loves. We would definitely bring her back to Amy again!
Amy is really awesome. She was super flexible with drop off/pick up times. I needed to bring Wrigley a day early, and Amy was able to accommodate. She sent videos and pics while I was away for the week. She bought Wrigley a few toys during his stay and even gave him a little gift as we were leaving. Amy is super sweet, and I'd highly recommend her.
Our Scottie Tuffy had a great experience staying with Amy, and that gave us the comfort to have a worry-free vacation. Amy has a loving nature, an efficient professionalism and was careful to match our dog's very social personality with another dog of a similar personality. The 2 dogs became buddies and played all day. Amy sent frequent photos and videos so we could tell that Tuffy was happy. We rate her "Pawsome"!
Carol M.
Any was the ideal dog sitter! She was easy to reach, caring, and compassionate to our aging pooch's needs. She was able to follow rather complicated medication and dietary schedules. She also offered convenient pick up and drop off services. Our dog seed happy and refreshed upon our return. I would definitely recommend her services and utilize them again!
Amy was great - our dog clearly loves her!
Amy was a wonderful caregiver for our Tuffy. He had a lot of love, carefully considered exercise given the heat and humidity, lots of play time and came home content. We have already booked a 2 week stay for him with Amy when we travel. I know he will be well cared for. Amy also sent us a cute photo of him at her place and a video of him exploring the park near her home.
Amy was reliable and an excellent caretaker, who I can trust!
Amy was extremely flexible and attentive. Her location is right across the street from my favorite Veterinarian (Jewell Animal Hospital) and she is a legitimate dog lover. Grab her if you get a chance to.
Amy took excellent care of our dog. He came back exhausted from playing and very happy!
Amy is a fantastic caretaker. She was totally professional from her first response to our inquiry to our picking up our dog at her place. Our pet, who is shy and can take a while to warm up to strangers, felt comfortable with Amy after just a few minutes. She sent us photos several times a day while we were away and always kept us up to date on how our baby was doing. We felt very reassured that our dog was in good hands! We have booked Amy now more than once....that speaks for itself.
Once again Amy did a fantastic job! Lots of great pictures and videos and Diva was obviously well taken care of!
always an excellent host
Amy was great!! Winston enjoyed his stay and she sent pictures or videos everyday.
This is our second time leaving Murphy with Amy and again a great experience! Amy helps keep my mind at ease with leaving Murphy with her. She treats him great, sends lots of pictures and videos and even gives him a treat when he leaves! she's great and we will continue to use her!
Amy is a wonderful host! She kept in constant contact and made us feel very at ease about this brand new experience for us, as well as our little Joey. Joey has food and seasonal allergies and needs a lot of attention to help keep her healthy and comfortable. Amy was very attentive to these needs. We had a great experience with her and have already booked her for another Vacay!
Amy is fantastic. My husband & I like her, our dog Louie LOVES her, & even our cats seem to enjoy her. When she came to our house, Louie pulled out every single cute trick he knows to impress & get her attention. Then he pouted after she left. It's pretty adorable. If you leave your pets in Amy's care, they'll be well cared for & loved, & you'll get fun pictures of their adventures while you're gone.
Amy was fantastic. I was going back to Ohio for homecoming at Ohio University (found out she was an alum as well!) and Amy was open to a meet and greet. My dog was a little energetic at first, but Amy showed no signs of hesitation and was so excited to watch him for the long weekend. I received pictures every day, including a picture of Spi in an awesome Ohio University bandana, and left with a little goodie bag when I picked him up. I could tell he had an awesome time, and I will absolutely be booking with Amy again.
Amy was a fantastic host! Louie trotted off happily when he was picked up, & missed her/pouted for about two hours after he came home. His "parting gift" was well received, & all made in the USA, which was great to see. We were happy to know he was in good hands, & Amy kept us in the loop with pictures & videos while we were gone. I'd leave Louie with her again in a heartbeat.
Amy was wonderful! Our pup had a great weekend with her. It was nice to receive picture updates during our time away, too. It was a great experience!
Amy is truly amazing and caring! Amy took care of Rocky for 10 days and he was so happy and relaxed. She sent us photos on a daily basis and several videos showing him being played with and going on walks. We couldn't ask for a better dog caregiver for our fur-child. She treated Rocky as if he was her own fur-baby. We will definitely be asking Amy to take care of Rocky in the future. Thank you so much, Amy, for treating Rocky so well.
Amy is awesome. Kennedy loves his stays here and her flexibility is much appreciated.
We had a great first experience with DogVacay and Amy! We were nervous dropping off our 3.5 month old puppy for 7 days but she eased all of our worries and took great care of him! We got several photo, video and texts all week with updates and Amy was very flexible with arrival/departure times! Her apartment is very dog friendly and Chief loved the fenced in backyard. We would recommend Amy to everyone and will definitely book again!
Amy was awesome! She sent pics/videos daily with updates. Winston seemed to really enjoy his stay with her!
Amy was the best dog sitter we have ever used! She sent us daily pictures of the boys with updates of how they were doing- even after 9 days! She sent them home with doggy gift bags too. She didn't mind giving one of my pups medicine for a few days and just overall seemed to really enjoy and care for our dog babies!!
Perfect place for Kennedy to stay. Amy was awesome and I felt confident he was safe and happy. Thanks for the treats!
We were apprehensive leaving our puppy behind for the first time but once we met Amy, we were definitely at ease. She truly cares for animals and was nice enough to keep us updated with pictures. Highly recommended.
Charlie just got home from a stay with Amy and she is happy and tuckered out. Amy gave me text updates through out the day and made me feel super comfortable leaving my pup behind for the weekend. I will definitely be using Amy again!
Amy was fantastic from start to finish! I will definitely ask her to take care of my dogs again!
Amy was great with Gotti. I can't say enough good things about her! She made me feel very comfortable leaving and sent me pic of my pooch everyday! I will absolutely use her again.
Amy was wonderful! She was very reassuring and helped put me at ease about leaving my Gus with her. Her place is very tidy and well kept, and she has a nice fenced in area in the back of her building for dogs to run around, which Gus LOVED. I received daily updates with videos and pictures and it always looked like he was having a great time. He seemed very comfortable with her and he had another dog playmate that was staying with her as well, so I know he enjoyed that. She even sent Gus home with a little goodie bag of treats! Very sweet. I will definitely be booking with Amy again in the future!
This was our first time using DogVacay and Amy was great with our lab Dixie. She was very responsive both before the stay and during and sent plenty of photos and videos while we were gone. When we picked up Dixie, it was clear that she really likes Amy. We'd definitely use her again.
Amy takes great care of our dog every time we leave town.
Amy is amazing! She took the best care of Murphy! I can be an overprotective dog momma and she put my mind at ease the entire time! From the meet and greet to us picking Murphy up, Amy exceeded all expectations. She sent pictures and video's consistently that allowed for me to see he was having a great time! Murphy went on plenty of walks, got to play fetch and even had a special trip to the doggie treat store! Amy is just great and will exceed your expectations when leaving your pup with her! If you're nervous about leaving your pup while you're on vacation, you should definitely choose Amy, your puppy wont even know you're gone, they had so much fun together!
Amy was an awesome host for my little Bitsy. Sorry it took so long to review! I highly recommend her for any dog parent!
I can't say enough about what a great experience it was to have Amy look after Jack for an entire week while we were on vacation. She has a great cozy place that Jack loved with a nice (gated) yard for some exercise. Amy sent us updates every day along with some very well-taken photos of our pup - you could tell he was getting plenty of love.

These all put our mind completely at ease. Wouldn't and won't hesitate to work with her again in the future. Thanks Amy!
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