Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Spayed and Neutered Dogs
No Females in Heat
Barbara is very sweet. She watched my dog while I was on vacation. Max loved spending time with her and her dog. I recommend using her services.
Barbara loves dogs and took such good care of our little dog. Will be using her again soon!
Tessy's stay with Barbara went amazingly went. She worked with us to make Tessy's first stay as comfortable as possible. She was very flexible. Tessy is a senior dog so I was worried. Tessy immediately formed a bond with her beagle, Scout. I worried since I was out of the country. But my worries were eased with regular pictures and updates from Barbara. I recommend Barbara to anyone with first time worries. She truly went ...
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.