“When we first got our puppy, Matilda, we were hesitant to leave her in a crate while we both worked all day. It is such a comfort to know that she will get a nice, long walk and TLC with her friend, Kathy, while we’re away. It is also fun to read Kathy’s daily notes to see how her day went. Go with the Irish Sitter. Your dog will thank you for it.”

— Megan & Brian W.

“As a pilot and physician, we have irregular and demanding schedules. We routinely have last minute obligations that need to be met and this creates a significant dog care challenge. Kathy has been absolutely a God-send to us!! She is a wonderful care provider for our dog Sierra and is very understanding of our schedules. We have been using her for several months to care for Sierra and I cannot say enough good things about her. She is an A++ in every matrix; dependability, care, flexibility, friendliness!! I would highly recommend her without reservation to anyone who needs a great caregiver for their beloved pet.”

— Deron J.

“Thank you for taking such good care of my home and for the extra time, attention and food you gave to Scrappy. I appreciate you bringing Tiger home from the animal hospital too. …Thanks again. Please use me as a reference.”

— Bobbie & Tom B.

“We wanted to take a vacation, but dreaded the thought of boarding our dogs. Our experience with boarding has always been returning to stressed out pets. We were fortunate to find Kathy who stayed in our home with our dogs while we took a 9 day vacation. We came home to two very content and happy dogs along with having the peace of mind that everything at home was taken care of. In addition to the daily care of our dogs, she took care of our plants and brought in the mail. We would highly recommend the Irish Sitter to give your pet the very best care when you can't be there!!”

— Caren T.

“Kathy has been my dog walker for over a year providing daily visits while I work during the day. She has done an outstanding job taking care of my two Scotties and Belgian Sheepdog puppy who just turned 1 year old in July. Kathy is extremely reliable and provides detailed notes of how she and my dogs spent their time together during her visit. Whether it’s playing frisbee or tossing a tennis ball, I come home confident my dogs played and had fun. Recently, I took a two week vacation and Kathy stayed at my home taking care of my dogs plus my huge Greenwing Macaw. She handled the exotic parrot with no problem at all. She took excellent care of all my animals and I came home to calm, happy animals. I highly recommend Kathy. She is by far the best dog walker and pet sitter I have ever worked with.”

— Linda M.

“I must say finding Kathy was a complete God-send! She is fabulous. We have two dogs and both of us travel all the time. Kathy was always able to accomodate our needs and take great care of our babies. We have been using her for six months and can just tell the dogs love her and I never have to worry about a thing because I know she is there to care for them. Kathy goes above and beyond any expectations of a pet sitter. She takes out the trash, brings in the mail and makes sure everything is in order for us while we are gone. There was one time when the battery in our garage door opener pad went dead and Kathy did everything possible to fix it and get in to take care of the dogs. This saved us from cutting our vacation short. She is absolutely fabulous and my neighbors just raved about how she walked the dogs and spent so much time with them. We highly recommend Kathy to anyone looking for the answer to their dog sitting worries :)”

— Bonnie O.
Port Barrington

“Our dogs are members of our family and we take great pains to provide them with the loving care they deserve when our busy schedules require we be away from home. Our resource for that care is Kathy, the Irish Sitter. She is dependable, reliable and efficient. Her communication is outstanding. We know every detail of her visits and how our dogs reacted. The water is always freshened and the food topped off, much to the dogs delight. Our schedules are in constant flux and Kathy responds with enthusiasm to each call, sometimes on very short notice. Kathy has done both daily walks as well as in-home weekend vacation stays. We could not have the peace of mind we have without her excellent service. She is five stars (paws) to us!”

— Randy Y.
Towers Lakes

“I was so happy when my mom found Kathy online. I was being sent out of town for two weeks with little notice and was becoming frantic as to whom was going to take care of my two Blue & Gold Macaws. I called Kathy and explained the situation and she was able to set up the consultation within 48 hours! I was thrilled! Kathy did a fantastic job with Pretty and Macallan. She came twice a day and spent time talking with the birds, changing their food and water daily and kept the whole aviary clean. I came home to birds who had been very well cared for. I am so happy to know that Kathy is just a phone call away. I highly recommend her services to all exotic bird owners. Thank you again, Kathy!”

— Luke S.
Fox River Grove

“Kathy has been pet sitting our dogs for about a year now and has been a great provider. She is accessible and we really appreciate her flexibility and availabilty to watch our pooches if we are out of town, even pet-siting overnight. She provides a necessary service, but she is their companion and friend as well. We have great trust in her.”

— Linda O.
Long Grove

“Kathy is the most professional and reliable dog walker that we have ever used. She is wonderful with our two dogs and takes great care of them. She is also very flexible when it comes to changes in our schedules. We are so pleased that we found her in November 2010.”

— Erin M.
Lake Zurich

“The Irish Sitter pet sitting service is excellent…so much so that it motivated me to post on Yelp for the very first time! My two Wheaten Terriers are loveable, but sensitive to "strangers". Their protective instincts take hold. Kathy’s calm demeanor, experience in a pet ER center and her love for dogs was sensed immediately by them. This is a dependable, safe and high quality service for pets! I have been using her to take out my dogs, but would use her to house sit if needed too. Love her report cards she writes about the dogs!”

— Sarah P.

The Irish Sitter covers Lake, McHenry and parts of Cook county for dog walking, pet-sitting, cat sitting, dog sitting and overnight live-in house sitting for the following zip codes: 60010, 60013, 60021, 60047, 60060, 60074, 60095, 60084, 60012, 60014, 60102, 60156, 60050, 60051


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