Camo and Toto need an experienced dog sitter
Hello. My name is Jacki and I am the Artistic Director of a Chicago-based Jazz Dance organization. I will be traveling to a dance conference and need assistance with my two dogs.
Our Home & Location
I live in Chicago on the northwest side in the Norwood Park neighborhood. I am 5 miles from O'Hare International airport which is a 10-minute drive without traffic.
If you don't drive you can take the Blue Line CTA from O'Hare to Harlem the stops are:
O'Hare, Rosemont, Cumberland, Harlem
The Harlem Blue Line stop is .5 miles from my home (11-minute walk). It is 27 minutes to take the train and walk to my home....
Uber is another option.
The Blue Line goes directly to places like Lincoln Park Zoo and Millennium Park.
If you prefer to stay close to my neighborhood, the Edison Park neighborhood of Chicago has several hip restaurant options as well as quaint shops. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Care for my two dogs is a high priority for me. Camo (Australian Shepard mix) is an easy going gentleman with an even temper and a laidback personality. He loves doing typical dog stuff like walks in the snow. Then there is Toto (Chihuahua). Toto is a complicated little girl with a BIG and demanding personality. She likes things on her term. She does not like to be touched without warning. Once she warms up to you (we will have to do a meet and greet so I can show you how to surpass her quirks) she will not separate herself from your lap. She becomes territorial of who she is snuggling with and won't let Camo come near. She is bossy pants with him and he gives her her way. She has been through boot camp twice. They both know many commands, sit, down, wait, free, off. Camo know gimme paw, speak, leave it, drop it, roll over.
I have a fenced in backyard for the dogs to go potty, but Toto can fit under the fence since she is only 5 lbs. I have a lead that attaches to the stairs and she can be clipped to it for her outside visit. She is highly sensitive to the cold and cannot stay out for more than a minute or so....
They both eat twice a day. Poop twice a day. Need 4 potty breaks a day. + More info