Abigail is originally from Elkhart, Indiana. She always had cats growing up, usually rescues! Though she always wanted a dog. Currently Abigail owns a handsome rag doll cat named Harvey! If she were a dog she would be a Husky. What Abigail loves most about walking dogs is the unconditional love they give and being outdoors! What she loves most about dogs is companionship. She loves any animal who can cuddle and her favorite moments are when a dog will gives her a look like “yeah, look at us being awesome together!” In her spare time, Abigail enjoys acting/performing, writing, camping, and trying to finish books on existentialism (though unsuccessful).
Hi everyone! I’m Angela and I just graduated from DePaul University in 2016 with a degree in Art and minors in art history and anthropology. I really love to paint, draw, and weave. My current pets are back home in Austin, Texas. One is a classic fat, orange cat named Eddie who I found in a bush as a kitten. The other is labrador-border collie mix named Mac who’s obsession with tennis balls is never ending. I love and miss them both but it makes me happy that I’ll be meeting other dogs and cats for work!
Ann is originally from Moline, IL. She grew up with dogs, cats, and fish! Ann currently lives with her roommate’s long haired mini dachshund named Rosie and rescue kitty Mathilda. If she were a dog she would be a Great Dane. What Ann loves most about walking dogs is learning from dogs about how to be a better human! What she loves most about animals is that they are highly perceptive. It makes them excellent teachers. In her spare time, Ann enjoys being an actor, voiceover artist, writer, volunteer, activist, and lover of animals. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading a good book, and random dance breaks.
Anna is originally from Madison, Mississippi. She grew up with all different kinds of animals because her father owned a veterinary clinic. She would sometimes go to work with him, and she also volunteered at a no-kill animal shelter that housed cats and dogs. If Anna were a dog, she would be a French Bulldog, although her friends tell her she would be a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Anna enjoys spending time with all kinds of dogs and getting to see more of the city she loves while doing it! She loves that dogs love unconditionally, and they always want to be around people at the end of the day. In her spare time, Anna is a comedy sketch writer and performer who loves to bowl and watch silly YouTube videos and web series.
Hi! I’ve recently moved to Chicago from Houston, Texas. Before moving to Texas, I was born, and spent 10 years of my life, in The Bahamas where we grew up with 3 dogs and 1 cat, who I loved very much. I have been around animals all my life, whether it was with my own dog, a toy chihuahua named Wesley, my cat Sapphire- both of whom I sadly had to leave with my mom in Texas, or pet sitting for nearby family and friends. I’m so excited to get to know and care for your furry little kiddos.
Aura is originally from the DC area. She grew up with dogs and cats, and has also cared for fish and horses. Aura currently has two cats named Santana and Georgio. If she were a dog, she would be a Scottish Deerhound. She loves getting to know dogs, because they all have a unique personality! What she loves most about animals is that they’re always happy to see you. In her spare time, Aura enjoys giving tarot readings to her friends, crocheting, and writing poetry.
Ben grew up in Waukesha, WI. His family has had dogs since before he was born. They’ve owned a Golden Retriever, a Cockapoo and a Goldendoodle. Currently, Ben owns a black cat named Wednesday. If he could be a dog he would be a Golden Retriever. Ben’s favorite part of dog walking is building relationships with so many different dogs. What he loves most about dogs is how honestly they express their emotions. In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, making music, and watching movies. He also runs a gallery and performance space in Humboldt Park and teachs music lessons!
Hi everyone! My name is Claire. I’m a born and raised, dog-loving Chicagoan. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in English and Creative Writing, hoping to one day become a college literature professor. Through the years, I have happily been making furry friends all over the Chicagoland area by walking, playing, and caring for them on behalf of various loving owners. Throughout my life, I’ve always been surrounded by animals, cats and dogs alike. I have two pups at my family’s home that I love dearly: Hendrix, a Border Collie/Husky mix and Dexter, a Labradoodle. Lucky for me, my parents live right in Lakeview, so I can visit whenever I please! I’m so excited to be joining the team at Windy City Paws, and look forward to making more puppy pals in the future!
Courtney is from Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up with dogs big and small, from a Bernese Mountain Dog to a Welsh Corgi. Courtney also has experience working with animals at a Vet’s office during high school. If she were a dog she would be an Australian Shepherd! Courtney loves getting to play with other peoples dogs while getting her daily exercise! What she loves most about animals is the unconditional love they give. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys acting and teaching theater.
Cristi is originally from Gainesville, FL. She grew up with several dogs, including a Lab, a Westie, two Miniature Schnauzers, a Standard Poodle, and the abundant Floridian wildlife that occasionally made its way into her home. She also volunteered at the Humane Society in her hometown. If Cristi were a dog, she would be a poodle because of the matching poofy hair and healthy dose of sass. She enjoys walking dogs because of how present they are while being walked, an effortless awareness she aspires to in her own life. She loves that animals can communicate volumes without having to say a word. In her spare time, Cristi is an illustrator and painter. She also enjoys educating herself on wellness and health, practicing circus arts, and exploring nature.
Hey everyone! I’m Dakota Hughes! I am originally from sunny Los Angeles, California, until moving to Chicago in 2011. I recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance. In addition to my love for the arts, I have a huge passion for animals! I have many years of experience, including volunteering at an exotic wildlife rescue facility in California. I have also worked for a previous pet care company in addition to loving and taking care of my own household pets. I currently have two American long-haired black cats named Samson and Randolph, here in Chicago, as well as a crazy and fluffy Parti-Pomeranian, Loca, back home in LA. When you can’t find me on the stage or with your wonderful furry friends and family, you can find me at PAWS Chicago, where I volunteer both at Dog Town and Kitty City on my spare time.
Hey there! My name is Dane. I recently moved to Chicago from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area to pursue a life in the arts. Whenever I go to social gatherings or a friend’s house, I’ve always been “that guy” that goes right to the dog or cat – I’m such a huge animal fan. Back on the East Coast, I was a frequent dog and cat sitter for my friends and professors – probably the best job ever – and I’m excited to continue working with cool animals and their equally cool owners. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your pets!
Erik is originally from Green Bay, WI. He currently has two handsome pooches named Bartholomew and Damien. They’re a bundle of fun with tons of energy! If Erik were a dog, he would be a German Shepherd, because they’re rough-and-tumble kinds of dogs (and handsome to boot). He enjoys walking dogs because he gets to meet new pups and be outside. The thing Erik loves most about animals is their goofiness; they do whatever they want! In his spare time, Erik likes to sit down at his piano keyboard and sing some tunes. His specialty is Adele and Sia.
Hi! My name is Erika. I’m from Philadelphia and I moved to Chicago in 2012 to study Criminal Justice and Psychology at Loyola. I fell in love with the city and I’m here to stay even though I’m no longer in school. I’m hoping to become a police officer one day. When I’m not working I enjoy watching hockey and hanging out with my two goofy cats, Mickey and Sammy. I can’t wait to meet your pets!
Garrett moved to Chicago from Oklahoma City. He grew up with a Dachshund named Tipsy. If Garrett could be a dog, he would be a Boston Terrier. Just because they’re his favorite. What he loves most about walking dogs is getting to meet new dogs and becoming their friend. Outside of dog-walking, Garrett is an actor in the city. His hobbies include being a huge nerd in the subjects of Musical Theatre, vintage video games, and Arena Rock bands of the 70’s and 80’s.
Greg is originally from Akron, Ohio. He grew up with his brother’s dog named Lucky who was an absolute mutt and loved to dig. If Greg were a dog, he would be a Black Lab. He enjoys walking dogs because it allows him to be outside with a being that sees the world completely differently from him. He loves that animals all have their own personalities and seeing how they express themselves through how they act. In his spare time, Greg is a valet and runs a YouTube channel that showcases improv.
Jacqui moved to Chicago from Texas about 4 years ago. She’s spent most of my life around dogs, and currently has two boxers that live back home with her parents in Texas. If Jacqui were a dog, she would definitely be a pug! To her, the best part about being around dogs is getting to experience their often wacky personalities. When Jacqui isn’t petting strangers’ dogs on the street, she can often be found baking! She’s also an avid traveler and enjoys going on adventures.
Jake is from Coral Springs, Florida. He has had tons of pets as a kid, including Mastiffs and tea cup Poodles, as well as tiny cats. Currently, Jake owns a cat named Silas. If he could be a dog he would be a Greyhound because they both can be super nervous with lots of energy to kill. Jake’s favorite part of dog walking is seeing how excited they are to see him everyday! What he loves most about dogs is their unconditional love of anyone who is nice to them. In his spare time, Jake loves to do performance art, and also really enjoys the theatre.
Hello! My name is Jake Hoover, and I’m delighted to be working with Windy City Paws. I’ve been a lover of dogs for as long as I can remember, and have grown up alongside man’s best friend at every step. A Pennsylvanian by way of Boston, I’m thrilled to have the chance to stretch my legs around Chicago in the company of dogs of all shapes and sizes. I love taking the time to get to know a dog on an individual level–learning their quirks and personalities, and being able to give your best friend the love and care they need every day. While not out on the beat, I’m an active, if nascent member of Chicago’s community of playwrights.
Jakob is originally from Overland Park, KS. He had a cat named Raja for 19 years, and he also lived with a dog named Rose. He and his wife currently have a cat named Otter who loves playing with feathers, snuggling, and eating. If Jakob were a dog, he would be a medium-sized mutt that likes summer and couch snuggles. He loves being outside with dogs, building routines and relationships with them, and they joy that they bring! In his spare time, Jakob enjoys spending time with his wife and Otter, playing in his bands SLOP SINK and Pass/Fail, going for walks, bowling, and reading!
Jenny is from Joliet, IL. She has owned owned dogs and birds since she was five years old. Jenny currently owns a Wheaten Terrier named Liam and a Parakeet named Gracie. If she were a dog she would be a Old English Sheepdog! Sometimes energetic, sometimes lazy, and always a bit of a weirdo. Jenny loves hanging out with dogs while also getting to walk around her favorite city. What she loves most about animals is how they see us as we are and still love us unconditionally. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys writing fiction and working on her novel. She is also a runner and tries to travel as often as possible.
Jess is originally from Niceville, Florida. She grew up with a variety of pets throughout her life, everything from horses to birds. She was the go-to pet/house sitter through her college years. Jess currently shares her apartment with two adorable cats, a boy named Angus and a girl named Bindi, who brighten her life! If she were a dog she would be a Westminster Terrier. Jess loves how dogs keep her from being too serious, they remind her to enjoy life. Walking dogs everyday is just good for the soul! What she loves most about animals is how unique their personalities can be. In her spare time, Jess enjoys singing Jazz and reading everything she can.
Joaquin was born and raised in Chicago, IL where he lives with his two amazing dogs (Coco and Chloe). Growing up, there were always a variety of animals in his house including hamsters, birds, cats, turtles and hermit crabs! If Joaquin were a dog, he would be a bulldog. One thing he loves about walking dogs is the opportunity create genuine connections. Animals get to live carefree lives with the help of loving humans, which is something he really loves. When Joaquin isn’t walking dogs, he can be found running shows from the Stage Management booth at theaters around the city.
I’m an outdoors kind of guy through and through. Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, I’ve spent the majority of my life out in nature and among animals. Some of my earliest memories are of spending time with our golden retriever Jake: my family camping on the shores of Lake Superior with him burrowed in my tent, or playing on the beaches of Lake Michigan, watching him go ankle deep in the water before getting scared and running back to me. I’ve had many great dogs since him, up until I moved down to the city a few years back and found that I couldn’t have animals in my apartment. It’s a bummer; but I love that I still get a chance to interact and take care animals by working for Windy City Paws. It’s like bringing a little bit of the wild into the city with me.
Jordan is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up with dogs and has been around them his whole life. He has a Boxer/Black Lab mix named Sadie that currently lives with his parents. If Jordan were a dog, he would be a Chocolate Lab. His favorite thing about walking dogs is getting excited with dogs right before the walk; a dog’s energy is unparalleled. What Jordan loves most about animals is that they can’t talk back and argue. In his spare time, Jordan is an actor, so he can often be found singing, dancing, and acting in the city.
Julia is from Medina, Ohio. Her family used to breed golden retrievers, rabbits and chickens. She was constantly surrounded with animals growing up which is probably why she’s such an animal lover. Julia owns a German Shepard named Missi back home and is currently in the process of adopting a cat! If she were a dog she would be a German Shepard because she’s protective of the ones she loves, and once she loves you she’ll love you forever. What Julia enjoys most about walking dogs is getting to explore neighborhoods and constantly being surrounded by so much love. What she loves most about animals is their innocence and how much love they have for everyone. In her spare time, Julia enjoys playing five instruments and writing.
Hello everyone! I am absolutely delighted to be a part of this wonderful team at Windy City Paws! I moved from Minnesota to this blustery city to explore all the performing possibilities it has to offer. When I am not busy playing pretend on stage or telling awkward jokes, I love meeting new faces (human and canine alike). I cannot wait to meet you all and make some new furry friends!
Kalena is from Cape Girardeau, MO. She grew up grew up on farm with horses, big dogs, and lots of cats! Kalena volunteers with Harmony House for Cats and currently owns a rescue cat named Moonpool. If she were a dog she would be a Shiba Inu. What Kalena loves most about walking dogs is getting to make new furry friends all the time! What she loves most about animals their sensitivity to how people are feeling, and their willingness to lend a paw to make their human feel better. In her spare time, Kalena enjoys acting, and reading a good book.
Hi! I’ve lived in Chicago since grunge was all the rage. I am an actor and teacher of improvisation and I LOVE dogs! I am so happy Windy City Paws will let me get my dog fix by walking and playing with yours. I am a grown, responsible woman who grew up with dogs and cats and takes care of my friend’s and co-worker’s pets any chance I get.
Katie is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up caring for dogs, cats, birds, fish, guinea pigs, turtles, frogs, and hermit crabs, but always had dogs and cats because they make the best pets. If she were a dog she would be a German Shepherd. Katie loves how excited dogs are to explore the outdoors with her. What she loves most about animals is that they are so openly affectionate, and that they love their human companions unconditionally and without agenda. In her spare time, Katie does acting, storytelling, writing, and creative art. Outside of theatre, she likes to spend time with friends, explore the city, or hunker down with a blanket, a cup of tea, and her knitting.
Keith is originally from London, England! He grew up in a family of dog and cat owners. They always had dogs, or cats…and sometimes both! Keith currently owns two wonderful rescue cats… who make it apparent that he and his wife are living in “their Space “ (this is no more obvious then when sleeping, and they are squashed into one tiny corner of the bed)! If he could be a dog he would be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier! Keith’s favorite part of dog walking is spending time with the dogs, and getting to know their idiosyncrasies. What he loves most about animals is their different personalities, a trait you only get to notice, and appreciate, when you spend time with them. Keith is a musician, and also enjoys photography in his spare time.
Kendrae is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She grew up with a dog named Missy and a house full of cats! She was the go-to pet sitter in her neighborhood growing up. Kendrae currently owns two fish named Amy and Rory and enjoys watching them swim around their tank! If she were a dog she would be a Bichon Frisé. Kendrae loves going on adventures through Chicago with a happy dog by her side! What she loves most about animals is the compassion and unconditional love they give! In her spare time, Kendrae enjoys crocheting, watching tv, reading a good book, and biking when its nice outside.
Hey, I’m Kevin, a Ravenswood/Lincoln Square native. For as long as I remember dogs have been a huge part of my life, from bringing in strays as a child and begging my parents for more to an adult who is still begging for more! I have two dogs at home, a 2 year old Dachshund mix and a 11 year old Rat Terrier, so I have experience with dogs of different ages and ones with anxiety. I’m looking to build a strong bond with both dogs and clients to ensure you that your pup is in good hands. I am hoping to eventually make a career out of animal care and this is a good first step. Hope to meet you and your furry friends too.
Kevin is originally from Cary, IL. He grew up with dogs, and currently lives with two cats that follow him everywhere. If Kevin were a dog, he would be a Basset Hound. He enjoys getting to play with dogs and being outside. He loves dogs because he’s fascinated by their loyalty to humans. In his spare time, Kevin is a comic and performs in shows at night.
Kevin is from Tacoma, Wa. He grew up with a cat, Stripes and a beloved chocolate lab, Rolo! If he could be a dog he would be a Saint Bernard. Kevin’s favorite part of dog walking is unplugging and spending time with very gracious living creatures! What he loves most about dogs is their loyalty and positivity. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing guitar, running, hiking, and working with kids!
Kris is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She’s owned cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, a rabbit, and several fish over the years. Kris currently owns a 9 year old rat terrier named Conner and two cats: Frankie and Loki! If she were a dog she would be a mutt! A bit of rat terrier, with a bit of St. Bernard….or some other lazy breed! Kris loves being able to hang out with the same dogs everyday, getting to know all of their different personalities and quirks, and forming bonds with all of them! What she loves most about animals is that they aren’t judgmental and love unconditionally. In her spare time, Kris enjoys cuddling with all her fur babies and watching movies. Other than that, she loves to draw and paint!
LeeAnna is from La Porte, Indiana. She’s owned pets, especially dogs, all her life. LeeAnna currently owns yellow lab named Kelly, after the dancer Gene Kelly! If she were a dog she would be a Corgi because she’s short and loves to smile! LeeAnna’s favorite form of exercise is walking and she loves being around dogs! What she loves most about animals is that they each have a unique personality, just like humans do. In her spare time, LeeAnna enjoys singing, planning, and making people laugh.
Hello! I was born and raised on the west coast (near Seattle). I have graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Acting. I moved to Chicago with the hope of pursuing my dreams of theatre. I have worked many jobs in my life, from construction jobs to postal service and even to the restaurant business, and now I have received the privilege of getting to spend my work day playing and running outside with family pets! I’ve always had a pet, at every stage of life, they were crucial to my family, and I know how crucial they are to yours! I couldn’t be more thankful to Windy City Paws for giving me this opportunity.
Lissa is originally from the suburbs of Cleveland, OH. She grew up with two cats, two dogs, one frog, three fish, three hamsters, and a chinchilla. Lissa has an adorable long-haired dachshund named Oscar back home in Green Bay, WI. She has also volunteered at rescues in the past. Lissa loves animals, and being around dogs is a must for her! In her spare time, Lissa enjoys baking, roaming the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago, and sketching by the lake.
I moved to Chicago in 2012 to pursue an acting career. Tragically, my landlord doesn’t allow pets, so a friend suggested that I look into dog walking. I couldn’t have asked for a better day job! I love pretty much anything warm and furry: cats, dogs, rabbits, wombats, you name it. When I’m not hanging out with my canine friends, I can usually be found reading a good book, or trying to write my own.
Maris is from Charlotte, Michigan. She has always adored animals, especially dogs. Her first word was dog!! Maris currently owns a cat, named Zissou! If she were a dog she would be a Golden Retriever. Maris’s favorite part about walking dogs is getting to know each dog’s individual personality! They’re all so different and awesome in their own way! What she loves most about animals is the unconditional love they have for the people that take care of them! In her spare time, Maris enjoys acting on film and stage, reading, watching movies and tv shows, and making coffee at Julius Meinl.
Marlisa is from the suburbs of Chicago. She had a family dog growing up and currently own a cat. She also volunteers at Treehouse humane society! If Marlisa were a dog she would be a Husky. What she loves most about walking dogs is being outside and interacting with dogs. She finds it very therapeutic. What she loves most about animals is how they always appear happy! They always put a smile on her face no matter how she feels. In her spare time, Marlisa enjoys traveling, doing yoga, and photography. She also is a speech pathologist and works with special needs kids!
Hi! I’m Michael. I’m a recent transplant here in Chicago from sunny Sarasota, Florida to pursue performance art and theatre, and I recently graduated with a degree in theatre from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. I am the lucky best friend of a beautiful Australian Shepherd named Apache, who unfortunately due to traveling had to stay back home in Florida. We like to FaceTime each other though so it’s all good. I love dogs so, so much (and cats and I are pretty cool, too), and I can’t wait to meet and become friends your furry companion too!
Miles is originally from northeast CT, and after that a rural town in MA. He has lived alongside and worked with cats, dogs, fish, a turtle, hermit crabs, guinea pigs, horses, goats, sheep, and chickens! If Miles could be a dog he would be a Greyhound. Miles’ favorite part of dog walking is the happy wagging tails greeting him when he arrives! What he loves most about animals is how they bring so much love and joy into our lives, and how being able to care for them while they’re with us is one of the best feelings in the world. In his spare time, Miles enjoys reading, drinking tea, playing board games, RPGs, theatre (both onstage and behind the scenes), and visiting museums and libraries!
Nancy is from Chicago. Over the years, she has cat-sitted for friends cats and has walked her neighbors dogs. Nancy currently owns a very spoiled Maltese-poodle dog! If she were a dog she would be a Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Nancy loves that she never knows what to expect from dogs. They do so many silly things that they always put a smile on her face and make her laugh every single time! It’s just a happy atmosphere with dogs! What she loves most about animals is their loyalty! In her spare time, Nancy enjoys reading cozy mystery novels, running marathons, and trying to learn other languages (currently Swedish).
Natalie is originally from Ottawa, IL. She grew up with a black lab and several stray kittens that lived to be about 20 years old. If she were a dog, she would be a Bernese Mountain Dog. Natalie loves walking dogs because they see so much joy in anything and everything. What she loves most about animals is their ability to show affection. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys going to movies at the Davis, Music Box, and Landmark and reading biographies.
Nicole is originally from New Jersey. She grew up grew up in a busy household full of animals. She’s owned everything from snakes and fresh and salt water fish, to chickens, goats and of course, dogs! Nicole currently owns a rescue cat named Silas, who is quite the gentleman! If she were a dog she would be a large, fluffy Bernese Mountain Dog because of their hard working, loyal nature, and love of cuddling. What Nicole loves most about walking dogs is getting to experience the city everyday! It’s a great way to get some exercise in without even noticing! What she loves most about animals is how they don’t care where you came from or what you’ve done in your life, they just want to love and be loved in return. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, cooking, and the backstage of the theatre. She can be found hanging lights or running around like a chicken with her head cut off!
Nicole is originally from Roca, NE. She grew up with several different kinds of animals, including two black labs, multiple cats, and chickens. She and her family currently have an American Eskimo miniature with a big personality. If Nicole were a dog, she would be a poodle: smart, sassy, and fun! She enjoys walking dogs because she gets to spend time outside getting exercise. She loves animals because of how they can become your family. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys exercising, watching movies, attending theatre, and spending time with her amazing friends.
Oli is from Seattle, Washington. She grew up with three dogs: a 17 year old chihuahua/terrier mix, a 15 year old Pekingese, and a 1 year old chihuahua, who are currently living in Seattle. Oli has lots of volunteer experience with cats at the Humane Society and Persian and Himalayan Rescues in Seattle. She also has a lot of experience working with birds and in avian research and conservation. If she were a dog she would be a French Bulldog! She loves getting to know new dogs and meeting different breeds. Oli enjoys being able to go out and walk all day and explore the city! What she loves most about animals is their cuteness and playfulness. In her spare time, Oli enjoys knitting, cycling along the lakefront, and birdwatching.
Owen is from Chicago. He grew up with with an 8 pound Shih Tzu/Brussels/Griffon mix named Ruby. If he could be a dog he would be a Gordon Setter. Owen’s favorite part of dog walking is being outside and noticing what dogs notice. What he loves most about dogs is how they can surprise you with their intelligence. They notice things! They remember and know you. In his spare time, Owen enjoys playing guitar and singing around Chicago.
Rafael is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He grew up with dogs, notably two beautiful Wimeriners and has lots of dog walking experience! If he were a dog he would be a Scottish Terrier. Rafael’s favorite part of walking dogs are: being active, spending time outside, and how excited his dog’s get when seeing him! What he loves most about animals is their incredible capacity for love! In his spare time, Rafael is an actor. He also has his black belt, and continues to practice martial arts.
I’m from the south suburbs, and I spent my summers working in an 80-horse barn in the Shawnee National Forest. Now I live full-time in the city itself, and I am very excited to spend time with the clever dogs of this fine metropolis. In my free time, I like fussing over my houseplants, playing bass guitar in my garage, and obsessing over produce sales.
Hello all! I am an opera singer with a huge passion for making some new furry friends. I moved to the Wicker Park neighborhood in 2014 to pursue my passion at the Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2014 to begin my Master’s Degree. I am native to New Jersey but have quickly found a wonderful home in the Windy City. Through college, I had two cats named Mae and Chi and had several dogs all throughout growing up. Currently, I am an Artist Diploma student at Chicago Opera Theater and am involved all around the city making music! When I am not practicing for my next gig, I like to take walks around the city and explore, and what better way to do that than with some dogs! I look very much forward to meeting, walking, playing and getting to know your four-legged friends!
Sarah is originally from Wayne, ME. She grew up with border collies and rode horses for many years. Growing up in the middle of the Maine woods, she was lucky to often spot deer, and occasionally moose! Sarah currently lives with her roommates cat, Leo, and back home her dad still has Scooter, the border collie! If she were a dog she would be a Goldendoodle. Sarah favorite part of dog walking is THE DOGS! She has a whole new set of best friends whom she loves to spend time with! What she loves most about animals is their empathy, and their ability to tune into the emotion of their person! In her spare time, Sarah enjoys acting and directing and has been lucky enough to work with several wonderful theatre companies. She also loves hiking and cuddling up to drink hot chocolate.
Scott is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Chicago for the last 26 years. He had a dog, a Bichon Frisé, named Victor, as well as many cats throughout his life, named: Max, Sebastian, Bonkers, & Smokey. If Scott could be a dog he would be a Beagle. Scott’s favorite part of dog walking is how being with dogs is calming and is one of the best ways you can spend your time. They are the most loving and giving of all animals. What he loves most about animals is their happy souls. In his spare time, Scott enjoys acting and an teaching as an adjunct professor at Columbia College. He also loves to read!
Sean is from Bolingbrook, Illinois. He has had pets his whole life. He grew up with lot’s of dogs, big and small. Currently Sean has a 12 year old beautiful tuxedo cat named Prada, named for her little white Prada boots she wears! If he could be a dog he would be a Pitbull. Big and strong! But super sweet! Sean’s favorite part of dog walking is getting to meet some of the sweetest pups in all of the world. What he loves most about animals is their loyalty and their friendship. You can always count on them. In his spare time, Sean loves to do films and pursue his acting and writing goals outside of dogwalking.
Hey there. I moved to Chicago in 2016 from the north suburbs. I love the city. I have been caring for animals my entire life. I absolutely love dogs and cats, and have had a few exotic pets as well. I enjoy being outdoors, no matter the time of year. I look forward to meeting all kinds of new furry friends.
Stacey is from Dayton, Ohio. She was raised in a home with a mother who was a veterinarian technician and a father who ran an animal boarding clinic. Her life has always been filled with animals. Childhood pets over the years included cats, a Doberman, a six-foot long iguana, a parrot, a rabbit, a guinea pig, a hedgehog, frogs, and fish. Her first job as a teenager was working at Paws Inn, a clinic that boards dogs, cats, and birds. Stacey currently owns an 18 year-old Birman cat and is a National Award-winning breeder of Birman cats! If she were a dog she would be a Corgi because she is short and enjoys making people smile and laugh. Stacey’s favorite part of walking dogs is how excited and happy the dogs are when she walks in the door! What she loves most about animals is their devotion! In her spare time, Stacey is a published playwright and children’s author and she loves to go to the theatre.
Stevie is originally from Los Angeles, CA. She grew up with dogs & cats all her life, from having a snow leopard bangle for a cat since she was 7 in her family home as well as having a Shih Tzu, Bella, who is 8 years old now. Stevie currently has one cat that she took in as a stray. If she were a dog, she would be a Portuguese Water Dog. Stevie loves dogs’ awareness of facial recognition and learning how perceptive they are. In her spare time, Stevie enjoys photography, film, and teaching yoga to empower young girls.
Hey guys! I`m Tom and have been living in the city for a couple months now. I was born and raised in Sandwich IL. Yes there is a town in the west suburbs called Sandwich IL. It is a wonderful family town that was perfect for growing up with cats and dogs. I grew up with either a bassethound or a yellow lab in my home along with one or two cats. Three years ago I adopted my first rescue the smartest and most energetic basset girl you will ever meet. Sadly when I made the decision to move to the city I had to leave her at my parents house with her new basset and lab brothers, a big back yard, and 2 cats to play with. When I first moved to the city dog walking was my first job and it was a blast! I can’t wait to start walking for WCP and working with new people and pups.
Tim is originally from Bettendorf, IA. He grew up with a cat and a dog. Tim currently has two cats and a dog. If he were a dog, he’d be a Chihuahua/Husky mix. Tim loves being outdoors, getting to know new neighborhoods, and meeting great dogs. What he loves most about animals is discovering their unique personality. In his spare time, Tim is a bass trombonist and arts administrator.
Zach is originally from Orange County, CA. He’s had dogs his entire life, and his two dogs currently live with his mom in Washington. If Zach were a dog, he would be a German Shepherd. He enjoys walking dogs because it gives him the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with pets and experience their individuality. What he loves most about animals is their capacity to love unconditionally. In his spare time, Zach enjoys going camping, going to concerts, playing guitar, and traveling the world.