Jess D.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Around an hour


House Sitting

in your home

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
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2 Reviews
Nat K.
Nat K.
Oct 14, 2018

Jess grew up with dogs, has family with dogs, and has been a professional dog walker for some time. Jess is an incredibly caring and conscientious person who always puts the needs of an animal first.

Jess D.
Jess D.
Faye D.
Faye D.
Aug 25, 2018

I've known Jess for over 15 years and they are an amazing caregiver -- they've personally taken care of my dog, walking and playing with her as well as petsitting when I was away, as well as my cats and exotics (rats, hamster) at various times. While I've known them they've also walked and petsit for other companies and on their own and their clients always have glowing things to say about them! Dogs adore Jess ...

Jess D.
Jess D.

About Jess

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

Meet Your Pup’s New Best Friend!!

Nice to meet you! I’m Jess, a pet sitter and walker with over a decade and a half of pet care experience. I’ve cared for dogs and cats (and many other species!) big and small and an comfortable and competent in the care of animals with a wide variety of temperaments and needs.

I started pet sitting when I was just a teenager, caring for dogs and cats in my local area when ...

What Jess would like to know about your dog

I love all dogs, big and small. I’ve had great walks with tiny Pomeranians and massive Rottweilers and everyone in between! I do love to know ahead of time if a dog is a new family member, a rescue, or very nervous or territorial so I can assign them some extra time to get comfortable with a new person! Any health issues are also great to know - I don’t want to over exert a dog with heart or joint problems or under walk a pup who need to lose weight for their health. Any meds they need or allergies are great to know, and if they have a tendency to excitement pee so I know to hold off pets until they’re safely outside to relieve themselves.

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

When Jess watches your pet

I love walking dogs based on their breed and energy level so we may simply walk a few blocks for an older pup who can’t handle a long walk or we might do a light job around an area park or along the beach. I often take dogs I walk on “architecture tours” or “art tours” because I love Chicago’s amazing local history and enjoy reporting back to pet parents which monuments and buildings their pups enjoyed.

Jess' Service Area

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