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."
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
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."
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The Heaven Sent Team - House-Sitters
Brian D.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   Profile Coming Soon...
Jessy S.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                    
Hi there! My name is Jessy and I've lived in the Chicago area since 2010. I
like working with animals because they all have such different personalities
and they give me a great excuse to spend more time outside. I don't
currently have any pets of my own, but I love spending time with my
sister's dogs, Popeye and Stella. In my spare time, I enjoy writing and
producing site-inspired theatre with my theatre collective, Living Room
Playmakers [link:]
Cynthia B.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
Cynthia 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! She has always had pets - cats and
dogs. She has two dogs and a cat of her own currently.
"I love how each animal, each breed, each one has a unique and individual
personality. 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
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Robyn W.
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Chloe H.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
Chloe loves the opportunities to befriend more animals. She has two cats of her
own and grew up with a lot of pets in her home in Michigan. Chloe is a graduate of
the University of Michigan and the French Pastry School and has lived in Chicago
since 2016, where she works in pastry. She also loves to travel and has been to
22 countries so far, including a six month nine country trip around the world with
her sister in 2015.
"I love how every pet has a distinct personality and getting to know each
of them is the best part of being a sitter."
Mary Ann P.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
Mary Ann is a Chicago native, and grew up near the lake in Rogers Park, but also
spent several years living in California. Her love for animals started when she got
her first puppy, a spirited Wire Haired Fox Terrier named Lucas.
"I experienced the challenges of having a dog who was intelligent and
mischievous. More importantly - I learned that having a pet brought love,
laughter and happiness to my life. I also have had West Highland White
Terriers (Westies) in my life...most recently a lovely, senior lady named
Shelby. Shelby was rescued from a Puppy Mill where as a breeding dog,
she had spent her entire life in a crate. Due to life in the mill, she had to
learn to trust humans and to overcome her many fears...lots of trial and
error but we had an amazing bond and rescued each other over the course
of our 7 years together."
Tom B.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   
Tom was born and lived on a farm in Southeastern Missouri until he was thirteen
years old. His family raised many animals on their farm, including cattle, pigs,
goats, chickens, and dogs.
"This is probably where my love for all animals came from. At thirteen my
family moved to the Chicago area, and I have lived in Evanston for the last
eight years. I have had dogs, and a cat as pets throughout my adult life.
To me, there is nothing like being greeted by a furry friend after a long day
at work."
Kathy G.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                   Profile Coming Soon...
Mimi R.
Vacation Care Manager, House-Sitter              Profile Coming Soon...
Tina I.
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