Chilling with Pups in Highland Park

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Theresa E.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Theresa's Resident Pets

Tom Ford
Mixed Breed
3 yr 10 mo old

Theresa's Apartment

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Theresa

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Let me start off by saying that I still can't believe after 8 years of doing this that people actually pay me to do one of my favorite things in the entire world; hang out with dogs! Me and my own dog are best friends, family, and a solid dynamic duo. I can sincerely say I'm not sure which us gets more excited about meeting new dogs.

Now let's talk business!

I've dog sat in various capacities over the years, some charges were more regular, and some charges were just for a single weekend. I've worked with puppies, senior dogs, and have experience applying drops, administering oral medication, and keeping a high energy breed (Australian Blue Heeler) passive as he recovered from surgery so as to not open his stitches. I've worked with a special needs pit bull (missing a leg and developmentally disabled with aggression towards other dogs) and am up for any dog sitting experience as long as I have all the necessary information to make your dog happy while you're away.

I'm freelance marketer specializing in tech startups, so I work from home 80% of the time. Additionally, I'm currently in the process of designing an augmented reality video game (it's about interdimensional cats!) that should be ready for release by summer 2017, which is super cool but also leaves me a with a lot of down time at home between skype meetings with my developer and calls with my publisher. Dogs really help fill the void between staring at computer screens all day.

I live about a 20 minute walk from a dog park with a separate gated area for smaller dogs and visit nearly every weekend that Tom (my own dog) and I are hosting a guest. Additionally, I have a large secured front yard (about 25 yards/75 feet long) with grass, trees, and shade. The fence enclosing the area is approximately wrought iron and about 4.5 feet tall. For less social dogs, I live a short 10 minute walk to a regular park where dogs are allowed as long as they're on leashes.

I currently own a 3 year old jack russell/schipperke mix that is friendly and highly socialized. He's great with other dogs, especially those with high energy that love to play but is very aware and respectful of any dog (or cat or human) that has a larger comfort zone. He's welcome to socialize with your dogs but if you're in need of a more private space for your pup, my dog has a home away from home he is always welcome to spend the night at while your dog stays with me.

Additionally, my roommate worked as the live in manager at a kennel for over a year and is equally enthusiastic about dogs of all kind as I am. If one of us isn't home, 90% of the time the other one is. Although, I'm your official dog sitter specialist, take peace of mind in knowing you're getting two sitters for the price of one!
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Theresa E.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Theresa's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Theresa's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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5 Reviews
Theresa was fabulous! My dog LOVES her and her dog, Tom Ford. He didn’t even want to come back home with me. She’s truly a dog person and goes out of her way to make your dog feel comfortable in a new environment. She was flexible with timing and scheduling, and really patient with my crazy, super separation anxious dog. And she put up with my crazy dog mom tendencies (it was my first time leaving my dog alone for so long AND with non-family)! Superb DogVacay experience, we’ll definitely be using Theresa again!
Theresa was great. She sent updates and photos and was very responsive. I would totally use her again.
Theresa was very sweet and flexible and she did a great job making sure our very energetic pup got lots of walking time and exercise.
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