25299450_1084891114947287_1279823944578559849_nA “professional” is defined by Merriam-Webster as

(1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession

(2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace

(3) :  participating for … livelihood in an activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by amateurs

This definition sums up why I embrace using a professional dog walker rather than the neighbor’s kid or one of the convenient but not truly professional app-based walking services that have cropped up in the last few years.
The fact that C&G Pet Sitting is Gina La Monica’s livelihood means that she has a lot riding on the quality of her care—her reputation and her very business are at stake. That means she and her employees are punctual, nor do they “short” my dog’s walk time. “Professional” means Ms. La Monica and her employees are trained—by another true professional—in how to walk a dog and how to properly redirect the dog when he decides he might prefer to chase that squirrel over there or tell off the neighbor dog in the yard they’re walking past.
I know my dog will be treated not just humanely but kindly and knowledgeably and that she will return home happy and well-exercised. Knowing my pup is in professional hands allows me to concentrate on whatever I need to be doing until I can get back home for that crazy waggy-butt greeting from a happy and well-cared for dog. -Allison Alcorn Normal, IL

We are so fortunate to have C and G Pet Sitting in our community! Daisy loves seeing daisyGina arrive for a walk, and our clients have high praise for the pet-sitting services Casey and Gina offer. We highly recommend them!. -Susan & Bob Ryder Bloomington,IL




hunterGina is amazing and truly loves animals. The one to call for someone trustworthy. -Lynne Allen Odel,IL





22780421_1022782194530016_1353613142438146497_nSuper professional and caring. I could tell within seconds of meeting Gina that she has a true, sincere love of animals. Her business did a great job of keeping us informed on how things were going while we were out of town by sending us texts, pictures, and videos. We’re very happy with their services and super-glad they provide the option of staying overnight!                   -April Baker Bloomington,IL

C and G Pet Sitting is a new business in town offering services in your home. We’ve met Gina and Casey and are happy to have them offer this service to the B/N community!        -Pawsitive Transformations

22228212_1004270223047880_4701929893472952615_nC & G Pet Sitting is the only service we trust to care for our dog in-home while we travel. He is a large breed we rescued that experiences separation anxiety & requires specific dietary needs & daily medication. Boarding him is not a desirable option & when we hired anyone other than C & G, we came home to a distressed dog that made messes & hadn’t been properly fed or medicated. Whether it’s a day-trip or extended vacation, C & G has consistently been available to come to our home at the times needed for his daily routine & medications & has a great rapport with him. It’s never easy to travel & leave our big guy, but knowing he’s comfortable at home & being cared for by wonderful people makes the situation better for us all. –Lydia Holmes Bloomington,IL

My husband and I vacationed for two weeks and Casey took care of our two older cats (“kids”) while we were away.

Our cats are kind of high maintenance as one has to have medication in a treat everyday and they have special feeding needs. I won’t go into details but I’m saying they are a bit of a handful and special needs cats. Casey handled them gracefully and didn’t seem at all discouraged when I was describing all of their needs to her.

While we were away I checked in a few times with her but it was odd because I wasn’t worried about them. Casey had a way of putting us at ease by repeating things back to us and reassuring us that we were not being unreasonable cat parents!! Even though she had classes she would get back to us in a timely fashion with any text or call.

Usually when we come home from our trips our babies are a little freaked out and look a bit disheveled. But when we returned home this time they looked fantastic!! They hardly even cared that we had returned home at all!! Which was hard for me emotionally but I knew that meant that Casey had taken very, very good care of them while we were gone. I knew their routine was in place, as we didn’t have to retrain them at all. They were in good spirits and physically healthy!

Casey is also one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She is a gentle, kind and patient person. You will not find anyone better to look after and care for your pets.            -Jeremy & Heather Myers Bloomington,IL

wilmaGina was super professional & took such great care of our rabbits while we were away! I’d recommend C&G for anyone looking for a passionate, trustworthy pet sitter!  -Angie Keller Bloomington,IL




chloe (2)Have been a client experimentally for almost a year now? Love them. LOVE. Gina and her team are dependable and care about the critters. Taking the time to get into the good graces of Chloe (cat and part time diva)… can’t be easy. And I happen to come home early and caught an interaction…. Chloe has warmed right up! Experiment is over. They are my choice to take care of the fur baby. Without question. You won’t regret it. -Heather Stanley Bloomington, IL

onxyGina is amazing! She was able to help me out in a time crunch and was extremely professional. She sent me photos of her visit and walk with my dog. She gave me status updates the entire time and was available to me during the time I was away. I would recommend her anytime! -Jlee Scott Bloomington, IL




karmaWe have had great experiences with C & G Pet Sitting! They we so great with our dog when he got injured just before we left on vacation. They are wonderful with giving updates (texts/photos/videos) on their visits/care. -Jenny Sun Bloomington, IL