About Us

Sit, Stay….Swim – Services

*Petsitting care of dogs, cats, fish, horses, chicken, goats, birds, hamster, gerbils, guinea pigs, lizards, turtles, snakes…more

*Pickup and delivery services

*Transportation to vet, groomer, etc.

*Veterinarian-recommended

*Vacation care for your home:  mail, lights, flowers, garden, pool

*Beautiful, indoor pool for comfortable, year-round canine therapy

*Located nearby in Roscoe, Illinois

About Cherie Hogland

*Professional petsitter for nearly 30 years

*Caring, compassionate, reliable

*Bonded, insured

*Certified Member of Association of Canine Water Therapy, certified graduate of class in Seattle, WA

*Eight years veterinary clinic experience; extensive experience with injection, fluids, insulin, pilling

*Cherie loves all animals!

18 Comments

  1. Nancy Gleasman

    Looking for care or our 2 yr old and 4 mo. Old great pyrenese.

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      You can contact Cherie at 815-623-7946 about the care for your dogs. Thank you. Christian

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  2. Carrie Cleary

    Do you have outdoor swimming for the dogs also? I have a golden that is high energy. I wanted to see if there were sessions for a few hours that he could attend to play in a pack and swim.

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      I wish that we had outside swimming for the dogs. We only have the indoor pool. But, if you wanted your dog to exert as much energy as possible he can come for the day and play with the dogs in the yard. And, on top of the
      frolicking the dog will get some time in the pool too.

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  3. Debbie

    Hello!
    We have a 4 yr old rescued golden. From what I’ve read she is a reactive dog. She barks at everyone and other dogs. She acts like she wants to attack the other dogs. She is however a very sweet dog, will eventually warm up to some dogs and puts up with our cats. We took her to a trainer once and she told us she was too old to break that habit. I’ve also seen where her behavior could be out of fear. I’m wondering what your thoughts are as I see work with many animals for Noah’s Ark in Rockford with great success.
    Thank you!
    Debbie

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      Never too old for a dog to change habits. As I say with all the dogs I work with one of the best things is too continually have her in different settings. You can see tells of when she is going to act up and try to redirect her attention. Have her sit and stay and give her a treat. Have her drag a leash and when she begins to act out then step on it to redirect her attention. When she does act in a positive fashion you should lavish her with positive reinforcement. It is just a matter of changing her routine which may take a little longer with older dogs, but it can be accomplished. Good Luck. Christian

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  4. Dawn

    We’re looking for place for our 4yr aussie shepard to stay while we’re on vacation. Friends of ours had suggested Sit, Stay and Swim. Is this something that you do? We would need 8 days and 8 nights. If so, how much and can we set up a time to come and visit?

    Thank you,

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      We do overnights for dogs and even have a Aussie Shepard there right now who is up for adoption. We have two large yards and a great many vivacious other dogs for your dog to interact with. We offer a free half day for the
      dog to see how it does with us and the other dogs. Also, it gives the dog a chance to accumulate without being overwhelmed. You can call Cherie at 815-623-7946. Thank You. Christian

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  5. Kelley

    I am interested in boarding my dog while we are on vacation this summer (for 1 week). Where do the dogs sleep at night? Kennel, crate, in the house?

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      The dogs sleep in the house. We try to make it as comparable to being at home as much as possible. Actually, a little more like summer camp. But, the dogs are grouped with other comparable dogs and get time in the house and in the
      yards. You can call Cherie at 815-623-7946 for more information. Thanks. Christian

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  6. Ronda Pierce

    Hello. We are hoping you have a spot for Willow August 15th thru the 22nd – 2015. She spent the day with you back on June 19th – while we were gone for the day. We will be gone for the week in Wisconsin. I left a voicemail also. Thank you!

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      There will be no problem with Willow coming on those dates. I will have Cherie confirm the appointment by phone. Thanks. Christian.

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  7. Amber busch

    How much is it for an eight night stay? You were recommended to us for our sweet goldendoodle, Jake.

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      The fee for one night is $25 so the cost for a eight night stay is $200. You can make any arrangements by calling Cherie at 815-623-78946. Thanks. Christian.

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  8. Diane Coyne

    We have a four month old boxer boy that I would like to have the socialization of a visit once a week or so.What are your fees for daycare? I am a little hesitant to leave him because our last boxer was attacked by dogs when we were walking,and he ended up very dog aggressive. our current boxer ,Reggie, just graduated from miss christys canine academy and she recommended you. Thank you. Diane Coyne

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      The fees for doggy daycare are $15. We do our best at sitstayswim to put dogs with the same traits together. We will introduce Reggie gradually to the other dogs and then figure out which dogs he gets along best with. We want it to be
      an positive experience, and he is likely to find friends here. You can call 815-623-7946 to make arrangements for daycare. The first day is free as it is an introduction period for both the dog and us. Thanks. Christian

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  9. Kellie

    Hello, I have a 2 year old female blue heeler. We have a baby due the end of March. My heeler will undoubtedly have extra energy because of the one on one care a newborn receives those first few weeks. So I’m looking around at doggy daycares in the area to see if I can send her a day or two during the week to help wear her out. Do you have a flat rate or do you charge hourly? She has never shown aggression towards other dogs and she is currently not fixed.

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    1. sitstays (Post author)

      The other dogs can do a superb job in wearing your dog out. It is only $15 for a day of daycare. She will get a chance to play with other dogs and take breaks in the house. You can call Cherie at 815-623-7946. We offer
      a free half day of doggy daycare so that the dog can get used to the surroundings. And, if things work out maybe the dog would even like to swim. That is only $15 with the in house dogs. She definitely will go home tired. Thanks. Christian.

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