Dog Boarding

$40
in the sitter's home
per night
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Barbara can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

43
repeat clients
109 Reviews

philip m.
philip m.
October 23, 2017
Verified Stay

My dog was happy when I picked him up, and the photos were great. Barbara is laid back and loves the dogs. Already booked again.

Barbara A.
Barbara A.
Criona N.
Criona N.
October 17, 2017
Verified Stay

Barbara is a wonderful person and a true dog lover. Charlie was welcomed and very comfortable with her.

Barbara A.
Barbara A.
Terry N.
Terry N.
October 9, 2017
Verified Stay

Barbara was wonderful with my puggle who can be a handful! She kept me up-to- date each day with descriptions of their outings and pictures. Sophie is a barker, which can wear on even the most patient of caregivers but Barbara was very kind and loving to her for the 4 day stay.

Barbara A.
Barbara A.

About Barbara

15
years of experience
  • Rover Pack
  • Verified Background Check

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.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Barbara's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Barbara's Pets

Scout

Beagle
not provided, 30 lbs.
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