I am still providing services to support people who live with animals during the pandemic. Now we know more about how to keep not only ourselves safe and healthy, but everyone else in our community, I have set up safety measures and protocols to reflect this.

For dog walking clients, I can pick up your dogs outside your home, either in a foyer or on an outside porch. I can use my own equipment/leashes. And I communicate via text, email or phone call about your dog’s walk, health status or issues, etc.

For cat visits, those are still of course, done in your home. Given what we now know about how long the virus lives on surfaces, I am still careful about where I am in your home and what I touch. I will sanitize what I touched most frequently on the last visit.

Cat Visits
Gimlet’s greeting

Interest in our services/Meet and Greets: Usually I am contacted by potential clients either via email, text or a phone call to begin with. A few texts, emails or a phone call, and I can get a sense if it would be a good fit. if so, I can meet outside, masked, for dog walking clients. The paperwork can either be mailed or emailed or I can give it to you when we pick up the keys to your home (keys still are needed for foyers or gates and there may be times when clients will be gone on an errand or they do work outside the home). With cat visits, I can email or mail the paperwork, or when I pick up the keys I can give you the paperwork at that time. There is also the option for clients to make a video showing me their cats and where everything is that I will need to do the job. Please include which lock or locks to use on front or back doors, what lights you would like left on, mail pick up, plants watered, etc. It might be a little startling when I walk in the first time and your cats don’t know who I am but almost all cats I have cared for have either warmed up to me, or fallen in love with me…

dog walking
Walking with Zoe and Kahlua in Rogers Park