Shannon S.
Pet Care Specialist, Client Services Manager    Profile Coming Soon...
Allison S.
Pet Care Specialist                                     
Allison is so excited to be working with Heaven Sent! She is originally from
Columbia, Missouri and is a graduate of Stephens College.
"I have been an animal lover my whole life. I grew up in a house full of
cats and as a kid my friends and I volunteered every weekend at my local
Humane Society. As soon as I got my drivers license I began pet sitting for
teachers, family friends, and colleagues, finding lots of joy in making their
furry friends happy and getting to be a little part of their lives. When I'm
not petting puppies or cuddling kitties, I'm an actor! I particularly love
classical theatre and Shakespeare. I look forward to receiving lots of from -
and giving lots of love to - all of the sweet pets I get to work with!".
Karen B.
Pet Care Specialist             
Karen is a "local" who grew up in Morton Grove. She taught art in three elementary
schools, then landed in the business world where she eventually became the
director of customer service for two different companies. She loves gardening,
camping, long road trips, boating, horseback riding, and has done landscape
design for her friends and for her church. She volunteers to work road races, and
has met all sorts of famous people doing so (ask her about the time she met Paul
Newman!) She sings in her church choir, as well as with a local group called "Good
Noise Skokie."
"I have always loved animals. My dream is to own and ride my own horse
one day. It would be fun to have a large enough property to have lots of
dogs and other animals! There is nothing better than coming home to your
dog who is always happy to see you, greets you with enthusiasm and is so
darn cute you can forgive them for any transgression. They are there to
comfort you when times are bad, and can help you stay warm on a cold
winter's night. They are pure love."
Keith R.
Pet Care Specialist                                       Profile Coming Soon...
Mimi R. Client Services Manager, Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter
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Elizabeth K.
Pet Care Specialist
Elizabeth is originally from North Carolina and has lived in the Chicago area since
2016. She works as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Waukegan Public schools,
and has enjoyed pet-sitting and dog-walking as a fun change of pace!
"I love animals have had a number of quirky cats and dogs and snakes and
hermit crabs as pets over the years. Right now, my 2 cats, Amadeus and
Eleanor, pretty much rule my house. In my spare time I enjoy dancing and
have found some wonderful dancing venues and dancing friends in the
Chicago area! I also love going on long walks and pondering life, so
walking dogs is a great job for me. I look forward to continuing to meet a
ton of great pets while working with Heaven Sent."
Serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth
Serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth
Serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth
The Heaven Sent Team - Pet Care Specialists
Betsy K.
Pet Care Specialist                                      
Betsy grew up in Michigan where animals were always a big part of her family! She
grew up with a dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hermit crabs, and fish. Her and her
family would also frequently nurse injured bunnies or birds back to health before
returning them to their environments! She moved to Chicago in the mid-nineties
to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After that she worked as a
fashion/knitwear designer and other jobs in design fields.
"I live in Rogers Park with my husband and two young sons, a crazy 4
year-old German Shepherd - Suki, and a beautiful Maine Coon cat named
Yoshi. I enjoy meeting and caring for so many sweet and fun dogs, and
experiencing their great spirits and personalities. When I am not walking
dogs, I am probably running or working on knitwear, fashion or other
creative projects."
Leslie B.
Pet Care Specialist                                      
Leslie has been walking dogs with Heaven Sent since 2015. She has had pets her
whole life including dogs and hamsters.
"I have always loved animals especially
dogs. I currently have a black standard poodle named George. I love how
happy the dogs are when I arrive for their walks. They all have very
distinct personalities. I am originally from Orange County, California, but I
have lived in Chicago since 2006. In my spare time I enjoy spending time
with my family, watching movies, and traveling."
Kate F.
Pet Care Specialist, House-Sitter                  Profile Coming Soon...
Katherine R.
Pet Care Specialist                                       
Katherine has lived on the far north side of Chicago her entire life and grew up with
a variety of pets since the age of 9. Katherine is married and has three adult
children. She was an Early Childhood Educator for many years, and recently
decided to seek employment working with animals. Katherine started with Heaven
Sent in the spring of 2016. She has volunteered with two rescues groups since
2003 and has fostered over 30 dogs in her home. Katherine has always loved
animals (especially dogs) and currently has three dogs, a cat, and a bird. In her
spare time
she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, biking, gardening,
reading, cooking and baking, home projects and movies.
“I’ve always loved dogs. As a child I was always bringing home strays, and
would eventually find their owners. It’s something I still do today!
Volunteering at the shelter and fostering dogs is very rewarding. I love
when I can reunite an owner with their lost dog or cat, foster a dog until
they find their forever home, or help a sick or abused dog become well
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Janice F.
Pet Care Specialist                                        
Janice was born and raised in Iowa, then moved to Tucson, AZ before ending up in
the Chicagoland area in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with
animals or in nature, running, walking, swimming, the lake, reading, traveling,
movies, and concerts.
Some reasons I enjoy working with animals are because animals are just
who they are, no secrets, living in the moment, and loving life (and their
humans!) to the fullest. Sadly, I had to find homes for all of my pets who
were all dear to me, including horses, prior to my move from country life in
Tucson, to apartment life in Evanston. Something I look forward to as a
pet-sitter/dog-walker with Heaven Sent is making pet friendships and
human friendships, as I get to know Evanston, and enjoy all it has to offer
me as a new resident.
Susan B.
Pet Care Specialist                                        
"Hi! I'm Susan B. and I've been with Heaven Sent Pet Care since 2016. I'm
originally from the Detroit area and have lived in the Chicago area for over
20 years. I currently live with 5 cats and enjoy getting my dog fix through
my job. I love taking care of animals and that my clients always great me
with warm and loving welcomes! I also enjoy the opportunity to be out
and about during all 4 seasons. I like to spend my spare time with my
family and friends, and also like watching movies, reading,  doing yoga,
and trying new restaurants."
Jennifer J.
Pet Care Specialist                                      
Jennifer has lived lived in various parts of the US (Nashville, TN, Columbia, MD,
Pittsburgh, PA, Houston, TX) prior to settling down in the Chicagoland area. Her
family recently adopted a 3 year old miniature pinscher, and have also have two
beta fish that they've had for quite a while.
"The best part of my work day is when the pooches I work with greet me
with such excitement! I love it! When not visiting my dogs, I spend my time
shuttling my two daughters to and from their activities."
Kenzie R.
Pet Care Specialist                                      
Kenzie has always had animals around growing up, such as fish, guinea pigs, cats,
and dogs. At college, her coursework was heavily animal-focused courses such as
animal biology, companion animal care, human and animal interactions, and shelter
"Since I was a kid, if you asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up I
would tell you "I want to work with animals!" I have always had animals
around growing up fish, guinea pigs, cats, and dogs. There is a pureness in
animals hearts that fills me up, and brings joy, which is why I choose and
love to spend every day with them! I enjoy being outdoors with the
animals, exploring local neighborhoods, and giving the animals as many
cuddles as I can."
Kyle S.
Pet Care Specialist                                        
Kyle is a graduate student at Roosevelt University in Chicago and has a dog (Roxy)
and cat (Jane) of his own. He is originally from the suburbs and has lived in
Chicago the since 2012.
"A reason I enjoy working with animals is because of the unique
personalities all the animals have. In my spare time I enjoy hiking and
playing sports. Something I look forward to, as a pet-sitter/dog-walker
with Heaven Sent, is all the happy faces I get to see every day."
Daniel S.
Pet Care Specialist                                         
Daniel is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has lived in the Chicago area since
2012. In his spare time he enjoys writing computer programs to facilitate the
creation of music and art.
"I enjoy working with dogs because I love their enthusiasm and energy.
As a dog-walker at Heaven Sent, I look forward to meeting and caring for
your furry friends!"
Ben H.
Pet Care Specialist                                         
Ben is a longtime Chicagoan, recently moved to Evanston. ("Heavenston" as he
likes to put it!) Ben has two cats, Walker Texas Ranger and Winny, and a dog,
Portia, whom he loves dearly. Ben is also a talented singer/songwriter and
storyteller. Watch for his solo show,
"How the Beatles Nearly Ruined My Life -
and David Bowie Saved It!"
He's also a professional, award-winning video
creator and absolutely loves taking pictures of his creature-clients for their owners'
Ann Marie H.
Pet Care Specialist                                     
Ann Marie is originally from Michigan, but lived in Germany for 14 years, and is still
a part-time translator! She met her Chicago-born, cubs-rabid husband in
Switzerland, and they have lived in Chicago for the past 18 years. They have two
children and a rescue tabby cat named Pushkin. Other than taking care of pets,
she enjoys baking (especially pies!), making small hand-sewn gifts, and she always
has a jig-saw going.
"I enjoy being a dog-walker because the dogs are always happy to see me
and it is nice to have the company while walking!"
Aaron J.
Pet Care Specialist                                     
Aaron has a 3-year-old Boxer-Beagle mix named Flash ("He is one of the sweetest,
most lovable dogs, and such a funny guy!"), and is originally from Flint, Michigan.   
In Aaron's spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, going on runs with Flash,
traveling, and spending plenty of time at dog parks and forest reserves.
"A reason that I enjoy working with animals is that they are fun, sweet,
and can be such goofballs! I look forward to being able to spend time with
dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes, and personalities. As a mental health
professional, I definitely understand the amazing benefits of interacting
with pets and it creates a great balance for me because I care for people
during the week and care for pets on the weekends."
Mark T.
Pet Care Specialist
Mark is originally from Evanston and has lived there his whole life. In his spare time
he enjoys playing basketball, traveling, reading, and cooking. Also when he's not
dog-walking, he's auditioning for his next acting role or taking acting classes.
"A reason I enjoy working with animals is the simple joy that they bring
me. I look forward to as a pet-sitter/dog-walker with Heaven Sent is
taking care of all different types of dogs."
Masa N.
Cat Care Specialist                                     Profile Coming Soon...
Kim B.
Pet Care Specialist                                     Profile Coming Soon...