Hi everyone! We're Melissa and Keith, and we share a lovely 2.5 bedroom apartment in Chicago's Ukrainian Village, along with our quirky amateur comedienne basset hound/beagle mix, Susie Q. Sue is a special gal who enjoys spending time with other mellow dogs (which is why we cannot accept puppies, unfortunately) so we thought becoming pet sitters would be a great way to both give her a chance to make friends and have a chance to get our own fix! We are both lifelong passionate dog lovers who shower each dog who vacations at our place with the same love, care and affection we give to our own beloved Sue.
We both work during the week, so babysitting a dog who needs someone around all the time would probably not be ideal, but since we already have our own dog, we spend lots of time with her and never leave her alone too long. We usually enjoy mellow weekends, so if you needed weekend care, we'd likely be around pretty much the whole time!
Our apartment is great and cozy. Susie has the run of the house--she snuggles on the couch and watches tv with us, and we'd love to have yours join in! We have a small, very secure backyard for them to explore in, but we also take Susie on walks, so depending on what you prefer re: potty breaks for your own pup, we can accommodate. I will also send you tons of photos of your dog(s) while they are with us!
Furthermore, I volunteer at Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, so I spend time with all kinds of dogs and have seen it all! Dogs with emotional and behavioral quirks are not only welcome but embraced :)
We just started Dog Vacay in November of 2015, and are overwhelmed with joy over the number of wonderful dogs (and people!) we've had a chance to know. Having fun with dogs while also giving great people the peace of mind that their pup is being well cared for is so rewarding. We hope to meet you soon!
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