Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Barbara is a nice person who loves animals. My dog was well cared for and walked several times a day which was a treat for her. She returned home to me calm and relaxed which is terrific since she is a terrier and usually very active.
I plan to use Barbara again.
Driving across country stopping for a day with our two y.o Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Want a day of sightseeing and found Barbara on Rover.com. She is perfect. I instantly felt comfortable...so kind and patient. From the description of the day it sounded like our Chauncey was in heaven. I'm so thankful to have run across Barbara's profile. Thanks Rover.com!!
Our dog, Daisy, had a great time staying at Barbara's! This was confirmed for us when a few days after we returned from a long vacation we had to leave Daisy with Barbara again. Daisy was so excited when she figured out that we were walking up to Barbara's house and she was clearly thrilled to see Barbara and enter her home. Now that Daisy is back home, we think she misses the company of ...
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 year in ...
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. 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.