Clarissa S.

Response Rate: 70%
Response Time: Under half an hour


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
34 Reviews

Adrienne P.
Adrienne P.
Nov 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Clarissa was incredibly kind, understanding, and accommodating when an unexpected situation arose (through no fault of her own); she made sure everything went smoothly and communicated all along the way. I also appreciate her patience in getting snow booties on my dog!

Clarissa S.
Clarissa S.
Theresia D.
Theresia D.
Nov 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Max may have found a new best friend!
Extremely detailed recaps with pictures are always fabulous. So glad to have found you Clarissa!

Clarissa S.
Clarissa S.
Katybeth T.
Katybeth T.
Sep 28, 2018
Verified Stay

Great communication

Clarissa S.
Clarissa S.

About Clarissa

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

I won't cancel when it's raining!

My history with dogs is expansive. I have previously fostered many dogs full time (seniors, reactive/sensitive, fearful/nervous/timid, young goofy puppies... you name it and I've probably seen it and handled a wide range of personalities, sizes, breeds and behaviors all successfully and with a cheerful disposition to boot). Currently, I am an around the clock volunteer as a shelter dog handler, animal care advocate for a local rescue league in the Chicagoland ...

What Clarissa would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences at all! I'm strong and can handle all breeds and activity levels. Walking both of my own (who are tenacious pullers and reactive to birds, cats, and other dogs in the windows) combined is over 100 lbs so I'm used to keeping multiple strong dogs in line and still ensuring they're getting the most of their outdoor time. I do ask for lots of relevant details concerning your dog (and entry of your home!) The more information you provide to me, the more I can tailor my service to you and your pup and spend less time with entry/introductions :)

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Clarissa watches your pet

If you're staying with me, I live .4 miles away from two proper dog parks and .5 miles from one of the many 606 access points. If you prefer a more private, quiet walk away from dogs, people, temptations, etc. that's perfectly fine too (that's what my dogs prefer so I'm very used to those accommodations). If you have special requests or want me to take your dog somewhere specific with better outdoor space for walks I'll happily comply -- just ask!

Clarissa's Service Area

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