Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
Barbara took splendid care of our two dogs over several days. She paid careful attention to their feeding and walking cycles and generally lavished them with love and affection. I will definitely use her again!!
Barbara did so much for Lucky! Lucky became a stubborn picky eater and I was worried that he would become weak during my long absence. Barbara and I worked out special meal menu for Lucky, and for the whole stay she gladly took the trouble of preparing Lucky's food, and then took pleasure in Lucky's eating well. Barbara was understanding and never complained about Lucky's or other dogs' accidents. She really has a kind heart ...
Experienced, caring, a loving sitter able to spend a lot of time at home with the dogs, Barbara also spontaneously volunteered the word I was very interested in: Safety. This is very important to us, as our little Emma is only 3 lbs. 11 oz in size, and is obviously vulnerable. But whether in the apartment or out on walks, we saw that Barbara could handle any situation with Emma's safety in mind. That taken ...
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.