Dog Hosting Preferences
Dogs Over 1 Year Old
I can't say enough about how wonderful Barbara is. I feel so fortunate to have found her and I don't think I could have asked for a better dog sitter. She truly loves dogs and will treat yours like one of her own during their stay with her.
Our 5 year old dog stayed with Barbara for three weeks over Christmas and it was such a great experience for all of us. Our ...
Milo had a fantastic time while staying with Barbara and her two dogs. He was well loved and enjoyed the warm welcome from both Barbara and her canine companions. We will most definitely use Barbara again! Thank you, Barbara, for making this easy on an owner who has a hard time leaving her dog! oxoxo
Would highly recommend using Barbara to take care of your dog. We enjoyed working with her and our dog Gino felt like he was a part of the family during his stay.
Barbara's Canine Clients
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 several years ago from Berkeley and have just moved to a lovely apartment in Evanston. It's in a dog-friendly building, in a dog-friendly neighborhood and -- best of all -- it's near the wonderful Evanston dog beach!
I studied at several universities here and abroad (my dog Fido spent a ...
What I'd 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. And as for my dogs, Scout is a good-hearted little guy who's very adaptable and friendly. And Digger, the senior dog I just adopted, is gentle, sweet, always content, and likes everybody -- dogs and humans alike.
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, Digger 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 three of my own dogs in their senior years -- and that's not counting my Digger, who's 13 or 14 and whom I adopted from Petfinder nearly two years ago.
And two "guests" would be welcome, too, if everybody gets along.
About Barbara's Home
When your dog stays with Barbara
In Barbara's Home
Here's where we'll take our walks
We go on LOTS of long walks. Our new apartment in southeast Evanston is in a lovely residential area, with tree-lined streets and lots of other dogs to greet when we're out for a walk. If you have a large dog who enjoys bounding across open spaces, we could go on excursions to the magnificent Evanston dog beach, too!
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
We all ...