Walker Spotlight: Angela G.

December 14, 2017

We love our walkers at Windy City Paws, and this month we want to introduce you to Angela! 

Angela has been on the Windy City Paws team as a dog walker for over one year! She is taking a step down from her regular route to spend more time with family in the near future, and we wanted to introduce you to her before she goes since she has been such an integral part of the team! 


Where are you from?
Austin, TX!

How did you end up in Chicago?
I came to Chicago to go to DePaul University where I ended up studying art, art history, and anthropology. 

What is your favorite pastime?
Making art, painting, and playing video games with friends.

What is your hidden talent?
I embroider! It’s fun! 

Do you have pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? Tell us about their personalities.
Back home I have a fat, orange cat named Eddie who I found abandoned in a bush during a really hot Texas summer. He acts like the mafia boss of all the cats in the neighborhood.

If you were a dog, what breed would you be and why?
I would be a Border Collie because they’re my favorite! Also, they’re smart and I’m smart too.(right? Right?!?!?)

If dogs could run for public office, which breed do you think would make the best president?
I think a happy Pitbull deserves the presidency.

Why did you decide to become a dog walker?
I was missing my dog back home at the time, Mac. He was a labrador/ border collie mix, the sweetest thing in world, and my best dog friend <3. 

What’s the weirdest thing about being a dog walker?
A few times I’ve shown up at a client’s home, and the dog wasn’t there because the owners had gone out with their pup and forgot to cancel the walk. So I’d just stand there expecting a happy pup to come running up to me at any moment…but nothing. I would look for the dog, but the dog wasn’t there 🙁 So I would then leave feeling sad because I couldn’t hang out with my friend!

What would people never guess is part of your job as a dog walker?
Becoming a master of opening doors. I’ve encountered so many different types of locks, keys, and tricky doors that I had to figure out how to open!

What is your biggest pet peeve while walking dogs?
My biggest pet peeve is finding food (especially chicken bones) along sidewalks! I also don’t like it when people try to give my dogs treats without asking me first. Some of the dogs I walk have allergies, so please ask if you can give treats first!

What’s the best part about being a dog walker?
The best part is having so many close dog friends!

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, Angela! If you would like to learn more about Angela and our other walkers, visit our walker page!