We love our walkers at Windy City Paws, and this month we want to introduce to you to Garrett H, who has been with us for over a year!
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, specifically Choctaw. Then I lived in Edmond while I was in college.
How did you end up in Chicago?
I moved up here a little over a year ago to pursue an acting career with an emphasis on Music Theatre.
What is your favorite pastime?
I really enjoy making music playlists, (or mix cd’s before Spotify and Apple music) whether it be for someone else, or my own enjoyment. I enjoy finding a collection of songs that match a certain mood or feeling, and placing them in an order that flows well.
What is your hidden talent?
I have a pretty spot-on impression of Russell Crowe’s singing voice in the Les Miz film.
Do you have pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? Tell us about their personalities.
I don’t have one here yet, but I have a dog back home. Her name is Tipsy. She’s a rescue, and we’re not really sure what breed she is. She’s very lazy and sweet.
If you were a dog, what breed would you be and why?
Probably a bulldog. I’ll have energy and be fun when I feel like it, but I also like lazing around.
If dogs could run for public office, which breed do you think would make the best president?
Golden retriever, for sure. They’re so loving. We need more of that.
Why did you decide to become a dog walker?
I love dogs. Back in Oklahoma, there wasn’t really an option to work as a dog walker. I was mind-blown to find out I could actually do this as a job here.
What’s the weirdest thing about being a dog walker?
To me, going to other people’s homes. I’ve gotten used to it, but it was strange at first.
What would people never guess is part of your job as a dog walker?
I can’t think of much. I guess the fact that people are so appreciative of what you do. All my clients are so kind and appreciative. It’s the best day job I’ve ever had, and the customers are always kind.
What is your biggest pet peeve while walking dogs?
Other walkers/dog owners not picking up after their doggos. A sign I once read says, “Your dog did their duty. Now do yours.”
What’s the best part about being a dog walker?
All of it. I get to make a decent portion of my living making new friends and then hanging out with them. Every week day is filled with joy. I love it.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work, Garrett! If you would like to learn more about Garrett and our other fantastic dog walkers, visit our website!