Please be aware for any holiday visit, there is a $5 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
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

No additional fees for multiple pets!

Rates and payment

Standard/Occasional/**Vacation Visits: Each 30-minute walk costs $25.

Drop-In Visit: Each visit lasts up to 20 minutes, perfect for a quick potty break or to check on a cat.  The cost is $20 Mon-Fri (between 8:00am-6:00pm) and $22 for weekends and outside normal business hours.

Regular Weekly Pet Visit: With 2 or more visits scheduled at least 48 hours (during the same week), in advance for walks Mon-Fri (between 8:00am-6:00pm), the price is $22 for each 30-minute visit. Visits outside of normal business hours are $25.

45 Minute Visit: Each 45 minute walk costs $30 Mon-Fri (between 8:00am-6:00pm), and $33 for weekends and outside normal business hours.

1 Hour Visits: Visits lasting 1 hour will be at the rate of $34 Mon-Fri and $37 on the weekends and outside normal business hours.​

Short-Notice Visits: 30 minute visits that are requested on short-notice will be $35.

Extended Visit: Unexpected/Additional services or time for unforeseen circumstances would be charged $8 for each additional 15 minutes.

** Please note that vacation visits which are scheduled within 48 hours are 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.

We also take Zelle payments!

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.

* We also offer taxi services to and from vet appointments, groomers, kennels, and doggy daycare. Pricing will vary so please call or text us if you need these services.

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AWARD-Winning Pet Sitting Service

​​​​​​​​​​Bright Star​ Pet Services

We cover the areas of: Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, parts of Huntley and parts of Crystal Lake. 

 Call or text: 847-220-7454