Chelsea is one of our substitute walkers now that she has taken on a full time job in the city. Chelsea was born and raised in Cary. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Illinois. Chelsea is a dog rescue owner. She has two dogs, Boomer, an Australian Cattle Dog mix and Kona, a Basset Hound mix. Chelsea is our go to gal for shy dogs. She can charm them all with her sweet personality. Chelsea enjoys traveling, hiking, photography and music. She loves being outside all day enjoying her walks with her furry friends! Chelsea’s been with us for several years as well.

Cindy is our large dog expert. She has worked for Barrington Animal Hospital in the past, as well as for several breeders of Great Pyrenees. She is also able to give insulin shots to our diabetic clients as well as nail trims for our more cooperative dogs. Cindy also resides in Cary with her husband, two daughters and two dogs, Coco a Yorkshire Terrier, and Willow, an Italian Greyhound Chihuahua mix. Cindy’s been with us over two years.

Denise is a life-long pet owner and animal lover! She has always been the person friends or neighbors come to when they need care for their pets while they work or travel. That’s why she has become such a huge asset to The Irish Sitter. She has been with us for over three years and all her clients adore her.

Denise resides in Cary with her husband, three teenage children, her dog Colby and kitty Trixie.

From a young age, Jodie has dreamed of working with animals. Throughout the years, she has cared for numerous animals including shelter work, dog sitting friends’ and family members’ pets, and always having at least one furry friend of her own at home. Jodie and her husband Brian, moved to Cary back in 1999 to raise their two sons, Trent and Tristan. Her newest "baby" is her 1 year old, 120 pound Newfoundland, Winnie. When she is not caring for your beloved pets, she can be found enjoying the outdoors. Jodie loves cheering on her son’s football and baseball teams, gardening, and boating on the Fox River. Jodie has been with The Irish Pet Sitter since March 2017.

Paula has been a longtime resident of Cary and has had pets most of her life. From helping her mother breed Samoyeds, as a kid, to working at Birds and Beasts pet store in Crystal Lake and having every pet from saltwater aquarium fish to snakes and tree frogs, she considers all animals to be precious individuals. Currently, she has a Bernese Mountain Dog, named Samson, a rescued yellow lab, named Tara, as well as an Eclectus parrot, named Stella.

When she’s not walking dogs, Paula is singing opera, keeping active through running and other fitness endeavors and cooking and enjoying vegetarian food.

She believes in being an advocate for all animals by donating or signing petitions for animal activist groups.


The Irish Sitter covers Lake, McHenry and parts of Cook county for dog walking, pet-sitting, cat sitting, dog sitting and overnight live-in house sitting for the following zip codes: 60010, 60013, 60021, 60047, 60060, 60074, 60095, 60084, 60012, 60014, 60102, 60156, 60050, 60051


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