Bright Star​ Pet Services

In-Home Pet Care

When you can't take them with you, we offer full service care for your home and pets. This includes everything to make your pets comfortable and keep your house safe while you are away. Service includes:

  • Notes with pictures emailed or texted after each visit
  • Walk, playtime, or visit with your pet(s)

  • Feeding and fresh water as you specify

  • Medication administered, if needed

  • Accident clean-up and litter box cleanup

  • Bring in mail, newspapers, and deliveries

  • Take out and bring in garbage cans

  • Rotate blinds and turn on/off lights to make your home look "lived-in"

  • Water houseplants 

Each standard visit lasts approximately 30 minutes, and will include lots of love and affection for your pet, feeding and fresh water as requested, dog-walking and/or cleaning of litter boxes, and clean-up of any "accidents".  Please note that if your pet has accidents on a regular basis, there may be additional charges for clean-up, or we may request more frequent visits be scheduled. Pet-sitting visits also include extras like bringing in the mail or packages, and rotating lights and blinds to make the home look lived-in. 

Drop-in visits are available if you just need a quick check on your cats, for watering plants or bringing in mail and making your house looked lived-in.

No added fees for multiple pets!

Bright Star Pet Services

Cat and Dog in luggage


Please be aware for any holiday visit, there is a $3 surcharge per visit. This fee goes entirely to your pet sitter, who takes time away from his or her family holiday to make sure your pets receive the best possible care.

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day


Pet Sitting Service

Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and Lakewood, IL

​Phone 847-220-7454

Rates and payment

Standard visit (30 minutes): $21

Extended visit (45 minutes): $27 or

              $6 per additional 15 minutes

Drop-in Visit (up to 20 minutes): $16 (Mon-Fri) or $18 (Sat-Sun)

​Please note any last minute request (6 hours or less) may be subject to an additional charge.

Payment is due prior to service.  Our secure customer portal allows you to use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or electronic checks to pay online.  If you prefer, we are happy to accept cash or a check.