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Jessica L.

4 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies, No Adult Dogs
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, American Eskimo Dog, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky

Jessica's Resident Pets

Duffy
Labrador Retriever
Female
14 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jessica's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jessica

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***WILL RETURN IN OCTOBER- OUT OF TOWN IN SEPTEMBER***

Hello, and thank you for checking out my listing!

I have a soft spot for seniors and know that they sometimes need extra care. I have over 10 years experience in caring for senior canines, including adoption and fostering. As well, I've cared for a variety of foster dogs recovering from neglect, surgery, and various medical issues.
We have no stairs in our building, and an elevator open 24/7. We have plenty of quiet streets to take leisurely strolls along, with grassy banks, shade, and low traffic volume. We live in a lovely quiet residential area of Roscoe Village which is extremely dog friendly. My senior chow mix (aptly named Oldman) loves to rub noses with the locals on his many daily strolls.

To give you an idea of my experience in caring for seniors, I'll share my current responsibilities for my own fuzzybear. Oldman is currently attending weekly physical therapy to assist with his mobility, dealing with both arthritis and neurological functions. He has home massage treatments weekly as well. His medicine cabinet is full of supplements and prescriptions, and he is on a special grain free diet. He occasionally wears a male diaper, and sometimes needs help getting onto his feet.

We take very slow walks when he needs to, but pick up the pace when he is feeling good! Our building has a ramp entry, so he can avoid all steps. He requires an abundance of patience and vigilance to keep him healthy and feeling good, and I would love to extend an invitation to your canine companion to enjoy the same level of care and love I give to my own furbabies!

Rest assured your senior pups will be in good hands!

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Please note the following additional requirements:

Scheduling:

- Pick Up: I am available to pick up your pet after 7pm on week days, and after noon on Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise discussed.

- Drop Off: Week nights, I am am available for you to drop off your pet after 630pm. On Saturday and Sunday, after 8am. (unless otherwise discussed)

- Please coordinate times with me in advance to avoid confusion.

- I work full time M-F so I am unable to provide full time care during the work week. However, guests are still welcome during the week if they are able to be unsupervised for this time period. please send me a message and we can work out a plan!

Guests:

- Due to my own senior dog & cats in residence, high-energy/overly playful guests would not be a good fit.

- I require each guest's full shot record and basic documents required in case of emergency veterinary needs, as well as an emergency contact.

- Pets must be dog friendly and not leash aggressive.

- Pets must be cat friendly (we have two cats).

- Please let me know if pets require special care due to physical limitations, mobility, eyesight etc.

- A full list of all medications, supplements, feeding schedule and instructions for any dietary restrictions in order to insure proper care for all guests

- Pets must be house trained. If your pet suffers from incontinence, please let me know and we will discuss your system for managing his/her troubles and a custom quote for boarding.

- If your pet has a history of marking (male) please bring a supply of belly bands to deter this behavior.

- Guests cannot be sick! Due to having my own senior, I cannot accept animals who are contagious. If your pet arrives and is contagious, they will be transported to a proper veterinary facility such as Higgins Animal Clinic, to be boarded at your expense.

- Pets recovering from surgery are welcome, providing all details of care regime are discussed in advance and medical records are made available in case of emergency.

- I am able to transport guests to their vet or physical therapy session on weekends if they are boarded with me. *if your dog requires lifting to enter a vehicle, weight limits apply*

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Jessica L.

4 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jessica's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$35 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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4 Reviews
Great with my old lady, Bella!
Jessica was great with Bella and our dogs got along well. She's well versed in caring for senior dogs and lives in an elevator building. Worked out great for us!
Jessica is hands down THE most thoughtful and accommodating host I could have imagined for my dog (Emma). Being 10 years old and dealing with arthritis after 2 old surgeries I was concerned about finding a host that would understand my concerns and worries about Emma's condition. Jessica listened and totally got where I was coming from, (given her history of providing for ailing animals) she provided me with updates, sent pictures, administered all of her medications, gave her treats and made me feel 100% worry free while I was away. Not only did she provide Emma with all the care she needed, she truly and genuinely CARED for her; that was clear to me. There is no topping Jessica, I am certain of it :) I will only be booking with Jessica from here on out.
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Jessica was an awesome host! Bubba loved staying with her and we will definitely be requesting her assistance again. Thank you!
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