We do have a dog who is a handful. We would not require the caregiver to interact with her since she has some behavioral issues, but they need to he aware that she is in the house in case they have any pet allergies. We really only need someone for a few hours 2 or 3 days a week while I am in class or in the office. Our ideal caregiver: Someone trustworthy with lots of experience with newborns. Up-to-date CPR certification is a must! Additional needs include having a reliable car, being comfortable with pets and a non-smoker. Looking for a caregiver for my infant son. Flexible start date. My schedule may vary.