Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Barbara is great! Lucky is a shy timid dog but she provided so much loving care for Lucky. On the fist day Lucky just recovered from diarrhea and I prepared mash potato and egg for him. Barbara hand fed him with her fingers until he started eating himself. She gave Lucky extra stroking and holding because Lucky is almost deaf. She really goes extra and does whatever she could for the dog.
Barbara is fantastic. She lavished our little dog with love. thanks Barbara- we'll see you again!
My senior dog came home so happy and relaxed after Barbara took such great care of her. It's like having a home away from home and we look forward to our next visit.
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.