Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
This was the fifth time Rocket has stayed with Barbara and as usual it was a good experience for both us and him. Barbara loves Rocket and he really enjoys his time there. I recommend Barbara highly!
Rocket loves going to stay with Barbara. She loves to spend time with him and there are always other dogs there to hang with. I will recommend her any time! Also, sorry for taking so long to review this stay.
Darcy had a fantastic stay with Barbara! She is really loving, which made Darcy feel right at home. Barbara sent updates during the stay and really cared about making sure that Darcy was comfortable and doing well. Normally Darcy would be mad at us for a bit after we've been out of town, but she was excited to see us and had no issues at all. We highly recommend Barbara!
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.