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Barkly Pets provides the safest, most affordable dog walking in Chicago. Through our advanced technology, our customers receive detailed reports and GPS tracking for every walk. Discover local Chicago professional dog walkers near you today!

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Featured Chicago Barkly Dog: @bennythegolddood

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Discover local Chicago dog walkers and view their profiles with verified credentials. Meet the local walker you choose beforehand, and ensure you and your pet have the perfect match.

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Our app makes booking, payment, and management a breeze. Quality assurance is built-in to the experience with pick-up/drop off notifications, GPS tracked walk routes, and photos from every visit.

We pay our walkers more per walk than any other company. This has led to a much higher quality of care, and standard of service compared to similar companies in the industry.

Chicago’s Top 5 Walkers

Chicago dog walkers in your neighborhood.

I Will Care For Your Pets As If They Are My Own

Hi I’m Michelle! I would love to help with your fur babies! I currently have a Maltese that is 15 and needs a little help getting around so if you have a senior dog I have many years of experience. I am good with all breeds, and sizes. If you need walks, drop ins or sitting please leave instructions and I would be glad to help. I previously worked in a vet clinic and know how to handle emergency situations. During our time I will keep you updated and send pictures. Before end our walk I will give you a report on how well they were so you know they were safe and having a good time.See Profile

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Friendly Dog Walker In Lakeview

Hi! I’m an improviser and comedian. So humor and flexibility in my schedule is key for me. I love dogs and appreciate good communication, so expect that from me in return.I have volunteered in animal shelters before. Grew up with dogs, and one cat and currently look after my parents dog every month or so. I’m easy to get along with and friendly, I look forward to talking with you!See Profile

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Experienced Dog Walker In Northwest Indiana

I love dogs, and have been around my whole life. Currently, my wife and I have three rescue dogs, and are involved in fostering and boarding all types of dogs. My wife was on the board of a dog rescue, so I have been exposed to all sorts of dogs and have learned much about dog behavior, body language, and safe handling. I have a calm personality, and dogs take well to me, even those who normally don't trust men.See Profile

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I Would Love To Assist You In Walking Your Dog!

Greetings! My name is Gabriel Onofre Cruz and I would love to assist you in walking your pet. I am currently the owner of a Chihuahua mix, and I enjoy walking him everyday. My dog is 7 years old therefore I believe I am qualified to handle just about any dog. I am an animal lover and firm believer in an animal's right to roam around where he/she pleases within reason. I have always wanted to experience the feeling of walking another dog to see how he/she compares with mine. I throughly enjoy walking as it is both a healthy thing to do and you can experience the beautiful sights that the city has to offer. By far, my favorite destination is near Lake Shore Drive because of the long trail walk...See Profile

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Loves literally ALL dogs! :)

Hi! :) :)I am a huge dog lover! I can't help but smile at other dogs when I walk past them. I am attentive and caring, loving and empathetic. I make sure my OWN dog is loved, bathed, nails trimmed, and teeth brushed. I am very conscious of the care my dog needs.My chihuahua, Snickers, and I have been best friends since October 2012! He is my first dog, the cutest, and so easy to love. He is my perfect snuggle companion after a long day :)When your dog and I are hanging out, just know we're both having a great time! I cannot imagine a life living without a dog. Can't wait to meet you and your buddy:)See Profile

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Chicago Dog Walking

The windy city is a bustling and diverse metropolis on the western shores of Lake Michigan that is famous for its art, jazz, appealing architecture, and deep dish pizza. Barkly walkers can enjoy walking dogs through the busier city streets, or along the riverwalk that features skyline city views. Millenium Park, home of “The Bean”, is one of the top attractions for Barkly Pets customers, known for its giant open lawns that host free dog-friendly events. Our customers love taking their dogs to the off-leash beaches along Lake Michigan on the weekends.

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Chicago

MOST POPULAR BREED

Pit Bull

The most popular breed in Chicago is the Pit Bull. This city has more dog walks with Pit Bulls than any other breed.

MOST POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR WALKS

River North

The most popular neighborhood in Chicago is the River North. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Chicago.

How Dog Friendly is Chicago?

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GREENERY TO PAVEMENT SCORE

50 out of 100

Chicago has a low amount of greenery compared to pavement. This area’s parkland compared to overall area is low. A greener canopy for cities improves the quality of dog walks for both the dogs and dog walkers.

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DOG FRIENDLY AMENITY SCORE

91 out of 100 (A-)

Chicago scores high for dog-friendliness given the city’s many dog friendly places. It’s easy to take your dog with you to restaurants, cafes, and stores in cities that score high in dog-friendliness.

DOG WALKING RANK

#27

Chicago ranks #27 of the best cities to be a dog walker for Barkly Pets. We rank our dog walking score by reviewing weather patterns, urban walkability scores, and other data.

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DOG PARK RANK

#51 out of 100

Chicago ranks #51 in the top 100 U.S. cities for parks per 100,000 residents, per the 2019 ParkScore. More parks in any given city means more squirrels to chase!

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Common Questions

  • How can I book a walk in Chicago?

    Download our app or create an account from our website. Once logged in, select "Book a Walk." Add in the dates you need on the next screen and select the duration and time you'd like us to arrive. Select or add the pet's you'd like us to walk on the next screen, and add in any important tasks you'd like for your walker to complete. It's as simple as that!

  • Can I meet a walker before booking with them?

    Yes! All our meet and greets are complementary and free of charge. You can browse through profiles and read our walker bios by tapping on "See Local Caretakers" on the homescreen. When you find a walker who seems like a good match, you will request a Meet and Greet with them to set up a time for a meeting. You can also opt to have us match you with a professional walker. Walkers will start reaching out to you as early as the same day you request the Meet and Greet.

  • What are the prices for dog walks in Chicago?

    Our dog walkers set their own prices for 30 minute and 60 minute walks. Browse their profiles in the app or on our website to find the walker with the right experience and rates for you and your dog.

  • Can I have the same walker each time I book?

    We believe the best experience for your dog is a consistent walker, and when you book with Barkly, you will book with the same walker. If that walker is unavailable, you’ll have the option to cancel the walk or request that we send a backup walker.

  • Do I get to see the route my walker takes on the walk?

    You will be able to track each walk route in the app so you know precisely where your dog was walked. All visits are also followed up with detailed notes and pictures from the walker, so you know exactly how each visit went. Additionally, we offer 24/7 live customer support, so if you ever need anything, we are always here happy to help!

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