Nicole W.
Pet Care Specialist, House Sitter
Born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, Nicole has been working with
animals and taking care of other's pets for 16 years. In college, she worked for an
animal hospital and since then has been a part-time dog-walker/pet-sitter. She
lived in San Francisco for a few years before moving back to Chicago to get
married. She loves going to live shows, local comedy clubs, or the movies. On nice
days, she takes her Catalan Sheepdog, Hooza, out to the park, beach, or to go
hiking in the woods. She has been a paralegal for the past 10 years, and works at
a mid-size firm downtown Chicago.
"I believe the legal field and discipline helps with being responsible for
other people's pets. I have been with Heaven Sent Pet Care since 2013 and
have loved every minute of it! I chose this job because of my love for
animals, first and foremost. Working with animals is very rewarding; I love
developing strong bonds with the animals I've worked with and can feel a
sense of satisfaction seeing their happy faces, and knowing that their
owners can feel comfortable leaving their pets in my care."
Emily C.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter
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Jim L.
Pet Care Specialist, Clients Services, House-sitter   
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Mike D.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter
From Mt. Prospect originaly, Mike has had dogs his whole life. He volunteered at a
shelter during his college years, and often took care of family and friend's animals
as well. He used to work in construction but is now in graduate school for
Education at National-Louis University.
"I love soccer and baseball, and am an avid runner. I love to travel and
have been overseas many times. Animals, besides being cute, fill people
with joy. Thank you for trusting me with your animals! I know they are
precious to you, and that's how I will treat them when you are
away!"
        
Stephanie B.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
"Hello! I have been with Heaven Sent since November 2015. A reason I
enjoy working with animals is they are fun, loving and I feel make you be
present in life. I do not own any animals as my condo building does not
allow any animals except for goldfish. I am from all over, I was an army
brat so I have lived overseas and in many states but have lived in the
Chicago area since 1984. In my spare time I enjoy working out, going to
movies and hanging out with family and friends. Something I look forward
to as a pet-sitter/dog-walker with Heaven Sent is the happy faces and
wagging tails when you arrive, it will always make your day better even if
you are not having such a good one."
David B.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
"Animals are a blessing, and cuddly friends at the end of a long day. They
provide warm hugs back, and gleeful smiles. I’ve been with Heaven Sent
for over a year and have found it very rewarding. When I’m not pet
sitting, my wife and I foster cats from PAWS to give them a respite. I
enjoy using my old hockey laces as a toy, and the cats love it!
Snowboarding and ice skating are fun activities I do in the winter. In the
summer, I love going to the various Chicago neighborhoods for their
distinct shopping and restaurants.
I’m a pre-nursing student at University of Illinois at Chicago. School is
rigorous but enriching. I hope to get my degree and one day volunteer for
human relief efforts around the world."
Serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth
Serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth
Serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth
The Heaven Sent Team - House-Sitters
Kate F.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   Profile Coming Soon...
Breyon B.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
"Hello! My name is Breyon and I have been with Heaven Sent since July of
2016 . A reason I enjoy working with animals is because they are so full of
love and joy. I currently do not have any pets of my own but I would love
to hang out with yours :). I am from Washington DC and have lived in the
Chicago area since 2012. In my spare time I enjoy checking out new
restaurants around town and spending time with friends. Something I look
forward to as a pet-sitter/dog-walker with Heaven Sent is cuddling with
your pups and kitties.
Connie P.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                    
"Originally from the South side (Palos Hills) but was ALWAYS a CUBS fan!
I moved to Glenview with my husband after we got married. I worked as
an accountant for several years and then managed our family restaurant
business. I grew up with cats (Kitty - 23 years old and Mink - 21 years
old). My younger brother always brought home strays but I was the one
taking care of them. Being a huge animal lover, the best decision we made
was when we adopted our dog, Sasah, from Kay's Animal Shelter. The
love, joy, and companionship that she brought to our family is
immeasurable. I have been with Heaven Sent since October of 2016 and
working here gives me the opportunity to share my love with your pets.
Rest easy and be assured that your 4-legged family members are receiving
the love and attention they are accustomed to."
Dasha H.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                    
"Hello! My name is Dasha and I have been with Heaven Sent since
September 2016. I really enjoy working with animals because they are
adorable and funny and are a very good company. I currently have 2 cute
naughty cats at home who are equal members of our family and I've had
cats and dogs and fish my entire life. In my spare time I enjoy track
racing, kayaking, camping and riding my motorcycle. I love to walk for
miles and it's even more enjoyable when I have a dog or two as my
companions. I also love to cuddle up with a good book and a fluffy kitty by
my side. Animals are simply the best!"
Cynthia B.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
Cynthia joined Heaven Sent during the winter of 2016. She works full-time in the
Sales industry, specifically in meetings and events. She has two children in college,
Carter and Whitney. She moved here from Texas in the fall of 2016 and is
embracing the cold!
"I have always had pets – cats and dogs – but in September of 2012, I
very impulsively adopted an Australian Shephard who was found running
the streets of Fort Worth.  She has been such a great, appreciative
companion and changed the way I look at our animal friends. I have Gypsy
- the Aussie - Boomer - a rescued and wobbly Dachshund- and a tuxedo
cat -Domino, who adopted us by landing in our garage 9 years ago. I love
how each animal, each breed, each one has a unique and individual
personality.  I love that they default to kindness, even when they haven’t
been treated kindly.  And I love making them feel loved – they return it
tenfold.
I enjoy antiques and decorating and redecorating.  And I’m getting
involved with some fabulous ministries through Willow Creek Community
Church, FHC Moms - a wonderful ministry for single moms, and Exodus
World Service - a ministry that welcomes refugees to the Chicagoland area.
I’m also a huge Dallas Mavericks fan and will be heartbroken when Dirk
Nowitzki retires.
Laura N.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                    
Laura Nessler is a dog enthusiast originally from Blacksburg, VA who moved to
Chicago in 2010. She has been with Heaven Sent since 2016 and loves meeting
and taking care of other people's pets. Laura has volunteered with PAWS Chicago
and housesat for various friends and acquaintances before joining the Heaven
Sent team. She and her partner recently got their own dog, Jack, from One Tail at
a Time, a rescue organization in Chicago. Jack is pictured here at Montrose Dog
Beach, one of his (and Laura's) favorite places. Laura will complete her Masters of
Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago in May 2017. She is also a
playwright; more about her writing can be found at
www.lauranessler.com
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