Growing up in Chicago, my family always had many types of pets in our home. Mom could not turn away an animal in need so we shared our home with dogs, cats, canaries, parakeets, fish, turtles and even white mice. Learning how to take care of them and loving them was the best adventure a child could experience. As an adult, the adventures continued. I typically have multiple dogs in my home that were rescued and desperately in need of TLC, and I regularly open my home to senior, fearful and special need dogs.
Understanding and learning about animal behavior has always been an interest of mine. I only wish I could speak their language; what great conversations we could have! I have attended many seminars to learn about modifying negative behaviors, aggression, fearfulness, sheltering, and best matches for pet owners to name a few. Over the years I have graduated from a Family Dog Training program, volunteer at local shelters to help dogs, and teach owners how to change their pet’s behavior. Having experience in Obedience Dog Training, Training Class instruction, helping dog behavior modification, dog walking, pet sitting and match-making new owners with a new pet has been fulfilling and does my heart good each day.
Keeping a client’s pet safe, cared for, and loved on each visit is a top priority. I respect and treat each dog with the special touch I would give to my own pets, and appreciate the client’s trust given to me to do so.
I cannot express how happy my husband and I have been with calling all dogs! Our walker truly loves our two doodles. She sends a picture and a message with an update of both of them at each visit. Plus, Archie and Pepper adore her as well!
I love this company and the ease of helping my puppy when I am out on the road traveling! They are wonderful and very responsive!!!! I recommend them for anyone that needs help taking car of their pets!
I recently used Calling All Dogs while I was away for the holidays. Steve (the owner) and Kristin came over a few days before the start of my trip for a meet and greet with my two pups. From the outset, it was clear both Steve and Kristin are animal lovers. Over the course of my five-day travels, I received regular updates and diary entries detailing each visit, including photos of the dogs and a GPS map of each walk. I returned home to a pair of dogs that had been very well cared for. I will certainly be using Calling All Dogs again. Highly recommended!
Calling All Dogs is an amazing service. Upon first contacting the company, I was greeted with nothing but professional and friendly conversation. The owner of the company, as well as our potential dog sitters, visited our home and interacted with Ike and Jack for nearly an hour. During our absence from our pups, the sitters always stayed in touch with us and provided GPS tracking documentation anytime our pups were walked. Because Ike and Jack are older, they required medication and some extra attention. The staff from Calling All Dogs implemented the medical plan just as my husband or I would have done. I cannot say enough about how incredible this company is. We will use them everytime we need to be away. Keith/Tom