Participating in a 5k in Chicago can be a great way to boost your enthusiasm for exercise, increase your endurance, and get some great swag. There are a number of different 5k runs and walks offered throughout the year, with each having its own specific draw. Whether it’s a 5k charity event or a 5k Color Run, there are themes that suits all different interests. If you have a pet, you’re probably always on the lookout to find pet-friendly events in the city! Check out the list below of dog-friendly 5k events happening in Chicago this year!
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Heading to the lake in Chicago is one of the most popular activities for locals, especially for those with dogs. While a trip to the neighborhood dog park may be fine for during the week, heading to the beach with your pooch is a great way to take advantage of the nice weather in Chicago for both you and your pet. For those looking to let their dog swim in Lake Michigan, there are a few things to be aware of prior to the visit. Understand all the facts and tips that will ensure a safe trip for your pet, and you might just find yourself making extra trips to the beach this year!
Whether you’re on the way to the airport or just shuttling from one area of the city to the next, utilizing taxis or ride-hailing apps can be a great way to experience the city without all the stress of driving. With all the dog-friendly shops and restaurants in the city, hiring a driver can help dog owners bring their pet to areas farther from their home. While all drivers are required by law to transport service animals, there are specific guidelines for all other non-service animals. Check out some of the details for Chicago taxis and ride-hailing apps that permit animals, and bring along your dog to the next outing in the city!
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Taking your dog on a morning walk can also be used as an opportunity to get a great cup of coffee, if you know which coffee shops are dog-friendly. Whether you’re in search of something convenient, somewhere to relax with your pooch, or just an alternative to the same old cup of joe–check out our list of dog-friendly coffee shops in Chicago and you might just find your next favorite hangout spot with your dog!
We love our walkers at Windy City Paws, and this month we want to introduce you to Marianne, a fantastic walker who has been on our team for nearly three years now! Read on to find out more about Marianne!
Hiking can be a great way to keep your pet stimulated, while infusing a boost of added exercise into your routine. Check out our list of best hikes for dogs near Chicago, and maintain your pets’ overall wellbeing with some exercise you can do together.
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Windy City Paws has been providing dog walker service in Chicago since 2009. We are a licensed, bonded and insured dog walker in Chicago. We are a top-rated dog walker on Yelp and Google. Windy City Paws dog walkers take pride in caring for your dogs and taking dog walking seriously. We follow a PawsFirst philosophy, meaning your dog will always come first in our care. As a company, we adhere to strict guidelines when we hire and train the best people to ensure your dog receives loving care and attention during dog walks.
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