I'm obsessed with all kinds of animals, but dogs have a special place in my heart. I have been housesitting and dog watching for family, friends, and neighbors since I was in High School. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with my BA in Sociology in 2016. I then competed my RN degree at Rasmussen College in Bloomington this past March....
I'm obsessed with all kinds of animals, but dogs have a special place in my heart. I have been housesitting and dog watching for family, friends, and neighbors since I was in High School. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with my BA in Sociology in 2016. I then competed my RN degree at Rasmussen College in Bloomington this past March. I am working part-time as a nurse while I finish the Bachelor of Science portion online. My schedule is super flexible and I am usually able to work around your needs! I'm fun, responsible, clean, and probably just as obsessed with your pet(s) as you are :D I love being outside and going on walks. I have experience with all age ranges of dogs and cats. I am comfortable giving medicine (insulin, eye drops, pills, etc.) as well as following whatever training techniques you have in place. I can guarantee there will be zero concern with messes or me getting into anything other than where I will be sleeping and interacting with your pets. I am a responsible young adult with a passion for travel, helping others, and spending as much time as I can with animals.
I am an extrovert who prefers doing introverted activities. I enjoy traveling like a local, exploring nature and local attractions on my own time. I don't like to stay out late or engage in the part scene. My ideal day consists of sitting outside in the sun with a couple of pets, reading a book, and people-watching. I am blessed to have the opportunity to combine my love of travel and love of animals in this way.
May 18, 2018
Sidney was a great person to have. We trust her with Joe and he loves her. We definitely would want to use her services again.
Dec 3, 2017
My dog, Lily, has so much fun when Sidney stops by. She always sends updates and adorable pictures of their great time together. Sidney does a wonderful job!
Jun 10, 2017
Sidney was great! Not only did she take my dog for a walk, but they went to a dog park for extra fun. Sidney is wonderful, she goes above and beyond and shows a true love for dogs.
Jun 10, 2017
Sidney is always a delight. She takes good care of my dog while I'm gone. She is always bright, sunny, and excited to share her time with my dog.
Mar 31, 2017
Sidney is so amazing. She was flexible with our schedule and last minute request. She is so loving and kind and I knew the puppies were in good hands. She was excellent at communicating with us and sent lots of pics. She was great and we will continue to book with her in the future.
Feb 7, 2017
Sidney watched our two older dogs for a week and they were in great hands! She really takes care of them like they were her own. She sent pictures and connected with us every day, making sure we were at ease while away. I would recommend Sidney 100% and will definitely use her again for our pooches. She was awesome!!
Dec 12, 2016
Sidney did an awesome job with our dogs! She was on time, great with communication, and able to help out on short notice. Highly recommended!
Nov 3, 2016
Fantastic! We request a walk for our dog very last minute and was quickly accommodated! Luna had a great walk and the communication was perfect! Thank you!
Oct 30, 2016
Sidney has done regular drop-in and walking visits for Tully for a little over a month. She is reliable and awesome to work with - she sends pictures, gives daily updates or lets me know of anything out of the ordinary. Since Tully is a puppy, she helps reinforce how we train him.
Oct 22, 2016
Sidney came over when she said she would. Our dog Leo loved her and so did we.
Very upbeat with excellent communication skills. I would ask her again.
Oct 14, 2016
Sidney is simply the best!! She is great with handling my BIG dog, has the best communication, and always sends me fun pictures & updates! I am so happy to have found her and highly recommend her!!
Sep 29, 2016
Sidney is wonderful! I appreciate her kindness and genuine affection for my dogs (which are my babies!) I appreciate that she seeds me updates when she arrives at my place, pictures of them hanging out or having a walk, etc. I feel confident that my dogs are in good hands....I would highly recommend Sidney!!
Sep 27, 2016
Sidney was wonderful. Communication was excellent. We're so grateful we found her for our elderly dog. Sidney was very conscientious and caring. We will definitely hire her again.
Sep 17, 2016
Sidney was great! Detailed daily reports and photos . I will use her again.
Sep 1, 2016
Sidney has done a great job watching our puppy. Consistent drop ins and many updates! Been a huge relief for me! Thanks again Sidney!
Aug 23, 2016
Sidney did an awesome job with my three dogs! I have two dogs that get medications, and one dog with a lot of anxiety. She handled all of it easily, and I came home to a clean house!
Aug 15, 2016
Sidney has great enthusiasm and love for animals. She watched my two cats, one who needs insulin injections twice per day, and I came home to happy well-fed pets. She even put up with my worried text messages when I left. :) Thanks Sidney!
Aug 9, 2016
We booked Sidney to drop in and feed our cat Sami while we were away for the weekend. She was wonderful to work with - quick to respond to questions, friendly at our meet and greet and she even brought in our mail for us. She offered to clean the litter box but we didn't need her to since it was such a short trip. We received pictures of Sami both days she stopped by and everything went really well as expected. We would not hesitate to book her again!
Jul 6, 2016
Excellent!!!! I would highly recommend Sidney. She came and stayed at our home with our two large dogs over the holiday weekend. One of the dogs is highly anxious and can be intimidating but Sidney was excellent with her. She kept us updated and sent up pictures during her stay. She was so good with her communication prior to and during the stay. She really is a lovely gal and I would definitely re-book her again in the future.
Jun 20, 2016
We're very happy with Sidney as our dog's walker! She has come over twice so far - the very first walk, it was raining and our dog doesn't like the rain. Sidney tried her best to get him out for a walk, texting me to confirm if there were any tricks to try, etc that might help, since she couldn't get him to go very far on his expected walk (ps: there aren't any tricks...my dog really doesn't like the rain!). When that didn't work, she took him home, played in the backyard with him and gave him lots of belly rubs inside, and I could tell she felt really bad that she couldn't walk him even though it wasn't her fault at all! She walked him again the next day too, and it was much better for them both, and I could tell from the pictures she sent that he was having a great time (and definitely getting his exercise)! We'll be continuing to hire Sidney as our dogs walker - she's dependable and communicates openly about any concerns we have or she has - I know I can trust her to take care of our dog just as well as we would!
Jun 16, 2016
Sidney is very thorough and reliable. Having recently moved away from family my fiancé and I needed to find someone we trust to watch over our pets. I didn't worry about our cat's care at all while out of town!
Jun 2, 2016
I have known and respected Sidney for more than 18 years as a neighbor and a dog sitter. Sidney is an honest, reliable, compassionate person, and an enthusiastic lover of dogs! She is sincere in her interactions and easy to communicate with. She is very responsible and will follow through on all things discussed. Sidney will get to know your dog and care for your dog with attention to detail and enthusiasm. I highly recommend Sidney.
May 30, 2016
I used to feel badly every time I went out of town. I envisioned my dogs moping at the window, waiting for me to come home. Then along came Sidney! My labs are estatic when she comes over and now they mope when Sidney leaves!
There are very few people that are compassionate and loving to my furry beasts as I would be. Sidney not only loves my dogs but she also takes amazing care of my house when I am away. In fact, my house is cleaner than when I left. It is so relaxing to be on vacation knowing my dogs are in heaven with her scratching and adventures, and I will come home to clean floors! Sidney is trustworthy in every sense and a true gem.
May 29, 2016
I highly recommend Sidney for a dog sitting job. She is a very bright, responsible woman and she loves dogs. i have known Sidney for over 15 years and have hired her for a few jobs myself. She arrives for the job when she says she will be there and she's very committed. You won't be sorry if you hire Sidney.
(These are the reviews I have received from the usual housesitting website/service I use. I am happy to give you the link for reassurance!)