Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Spayed and Neutered Dogs
No Females in Heat
Barbara was great with Max and Reggie. She got to know their personalities, and attended well to their unique needs. They are social dogs and we’re able to be with her much of the time. I could tell they were happy when I returned.
Barbara is the best! Milo was perfectly at home with Barbara and her little pack. She sent frequent updates so that we could see how Milo was adjusting to his new surroundings. We really appreciated those updates so that we could relax and enjoy our vacation.
Barbara is a real dog lover and my pup, who doesn't usually stay with strangers, seemed quite comfortable with her. Barbara accommodated my emergency need for dog care, and sent me pics and reports of how it was going. It's unfortunate that she doesn't have access to a yard for the dogs to run around in, but she is diligent about taking them for walks, and responded nicely to my dog's need to go out ...
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.