Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Spayed and Neutered Dogs
No Females in Heat
Bella had a great time during her stay. Barbara is tremendously caring and absolutely loves dogs! We got pictures and updates throughout, which was much appreciated. Highly recommend!
I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Barbara for all her efforts. Not only was she willing to take my Hazel on short notice, but was willing to meet within 2 hours of me contacting her to allow our pets to meet ensuring they would get along during the stay. She made time to teach me techniques on how best to socialize my rescue; with her pets being model citizens for Hazel to ...
Maisy & I couldn’t have found a more compassionate dog sitter!! Always exceeds expectations. Xoxo
Lots of cuddling, lots of love!
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ---Anatole France
About this sitter:
I returned to the Chicago area ten years ago from a long time in Berkeley and three years ago moved to a lovely apartment in Evanston. (It's late September 2016 as I edit this). It's in a dog-friendly building, in a beautiful dog-friendly neighborhood that's just made for lovely walks down tree-lined residential streets.
I studied ...
What Barbara would like to know about your dog
I'd mostly like to know all the special little things that make him or her feel happy; all those little rituals that dogs like so much; all the places they especially like to be scratched or petted; all the quirky little things that make each of our pets so special. As for me, I've had and loved dogs with wildly varying temperaments. My dog now is Scout, a wonderfully good-hearted and happy little Beagle who's very adaptable and friendly.
The breed of your dog doesn't matter to me at all. We had a miniature poodle when I was little, but all my dogs (until Scout, that is) have been large mixed breed dogs who were from shelters or were homeless. Scout and I welcome your best friend, whatever he or she looks like!
Also, I want to mention that senior doggies are very, very welcome. I know you might hesitate to leave your very old dog, but I have cared for four of my own dogs in their senior years. There's something special about the love one shares with a senior dog.
And more than one guest is welcome, too, if everybody gets along.