Testimonials and Client Photos

“Cathleen’s Critter Care is the best! Cathleen and Joanna are reliable, flexible and have taken excellent care of our pets (multiple dogs and cats) for well over a year. You’ll love the notes they leave after each visit and can be confident the pets are getting the best care possible. I’ve seen our dogs together with Cathleen and Joanna and you can tell how they treat them as if they were their own. Once again they are the best!”  -Owner of Jake and Riley, Barrington


“My husband and I are the proud parents of a 3.5 year old German Shorthair Pointer (Penny). Penny is a cherished member of the family. For that reason, we don’t entrust the care of her to too many people. We were very fortunate to have Cathleen come into our lives soon after we aquired Penny. Two days a week, I am out of our home. Cathleen is in charge of walking Penny during these days. My husband was home on one of those days and observed Penny’s reaction to Cathleen. It was pure joy and excitement to see her enter our home. We could not deny that special bond. Cathleen is a responsible, compassionate, reliable friend to our family.” -Owner of Penny, Barrington


“Cathleen’s been looking after my two labs for a couple of years now, visiting each day to let them out and play to break up their long day while I’m at work. It makes me feel good to know they’re getting some attention and I know they look forward to their playtime every day. When I have to travel for business, Cathleen’s always there. either staying at my house, or making frequent visits; I would never consider boarding them in a kennel – they get to stay in their own house, they get personal attention, and I don’t have to take them anywhere!

Every time Cathleen visits I get a handwritten note telling me what she and “the boys” did that day; it’s a nice personal touch that I look forward to every evening.

Caring, reliable – that’s Cathleen.”  -Owner of Lucas and Duncan, Lake Barrington, Il


“Cathleen’s Critter Care took the best possible care of my dog while I was on a motorcycle ride to the east coast. I was nervous to leave my dog at the time, because he was just a puppy and had one of his front legs in a cast. He had broken his foot a few weeks earlier while visiting my family back home and was on the mend, but still in a cast.

Cathleen. . . assured me that everything would be fine. While I was gone, the cast on my dogs leg caused a deep cut but was handled by Cathleen in the best way

possible. She got my dog to a vet, they removed the cast and treated his cut. She went above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of my dog while I was away.”  -Owner of Deeoje