Walker Spotlight: Tracy W.

May 12, 2016

We love our walkers at Windy City Paws, and we want you to get to know more about them! Read on to learn more about our longest tenured walker, Tracy.



Tracy has been a dog walker with Windy City Paws since 2010, and she has done so much great work for us in those six years! We sat down with her to learn a little more about her and want to share some fun facts about one of our best walkers with you!

Where are you from?

New Jersey

How did you end up in Chicago?

I have family here and wanted a change. I moved to the city in 2009.

What is your favorite pastime?

Watching movies. My favorite kind of movie is horror.

What is your hidden talent?

I like to cook and try out new recipes!

Do you have pets? 

I don’t have any pets here in Chicago. I had dogs growing up as well as cats, a guinea pig & goldfish.

If you were a dog, what breed would you be and why?

I would be a Bernese Mountain Dog because they’re big, happy, energetic and don’t mind the weather or the cold. I’d like to meet and play with my client Panda, who is also a Berner!

If dogs could run for public office, which breed do you think would make the best president?

I think a Labrador would be a good president because they’re smart.

Why did you decide to become a dog walker?

I love dogs, cats, and being outside.

What’s the weirdest thing about being a dog walker?

Picking up poop, but I’m used to it now!

What would people never guess is part of your job as a dog walker?

People don’t get that it’s a real job. It takes a lot of work and is tiring, but I love it!

What is your biggest pet peeve while walking dogs?

When other people walking dogs don’t have their dogs on a leash and when people don’t pick up their dog’s poop.

What’s the best part about being a dog walker?

The dogs! Being with the animals, watching them grow. Giving them hugs and kisses.

If you’d like to learn more about Tracy, you can see her profile on our walker page.

Thank you for being such an amazing walker and wonderful member of our team, Tracy!