Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Barbara was awesome! She is so caring, kind and accommodating. She went above and beyond to make sure our pup was happy & comfortable. She also sent great updates. I wouldn't hesitate in using Barbara again or in reccomending her to others. Thanks a million, Barbara!
Cooper had a wonderful stay with Barbara! She clearly loves dogs. She must have paid a lot of attention to Cooper, because she knew many details about his "personality." She emailed cute stories about the details of his vacation with her on an almost-daily basis. I highly recommend Barbara!
Barbara was incredible with Ruby. We are so happy we found her. She emailed us detailed reports, which we appreciated. And Barbara was able to help Ruby come out of her shell a bit. During Ruby's stay there were usually 2 other dogs in addition to Ruby: Barbara's dog and one other, which rotated. Most of the dogs were small or older, which worked well with Ruby's temperament (i.e., not usually interested in playing ...
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.