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.
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.
Lincoln Park dog walkers in your neighborhood.
Hey there! I’m Christal and I’m animal lover who’s always loved dogs. I’ve been a dog walker of over 3 years and I love every second of what I do. Your furry friend is in great hands with me and I hope to be working with you soon:)See Profile
I'm Rachel and l have taken care of animals as far back as childhood. I have owned several dogs as well as looking after others (through volunteer work, friends and family, and other walking/sitting jobs). I live in Chicago and work in the suburbs. I also have a car and easy access to transit so I am comfortable traveling a bit out of my way to take animal jobs in my free time. Better yet - it brings me so much pleasure and happiness to spend my time taking care of all types, ages, breeds, etc ofanimals. l am also a vegetarian as well as an owner of an adorable black lab beagle mix so l am very attentive to the caring of animals.See Profile
I am a current junior at Depaul University looking to get my bachelors in business administration. I grew up in Vermont, with two adorable Golden Retrievers, and miss them every day. I worked for Wag for a few months and loved the job! I absolutely love dogs, making sure your pup is exercised and happy is my specialty! I am located in Lincoln Park, and can't wait to start walking!See Profile
I love all dogs! I have been around dogs all my life and they have literally been apart of my family. Anything you need from me I can definitely do for you. I’ll be available during the day and evenings. I am very flexible. I have both babysat children and a dog sat for a single mother who lived near my college for about a month. I am a senior at Smith College, at home during the during and looking for some extra money. I am very responsible and have an outspoken personality. I think your dog and I will have a good time together. My family has four dogs at home ourselves so I have daily experience with dogs.See Profile
My name is Gift. I’m energetic, positive and patience. I spend my childhood & most of my adult life raising & taking care of the animals in my home with my family. I grew up in a home with parents that took in & fostered stray dogs/cats that needed to be cared for and given a home. Playing fetch, going for runs on a trail, walks by park/lakefront/beach, grooming, or teaching basic obedience/training are just a few of the things i’ve loved doing with my pets & any animal i’ve been lucky to have shared time with. I’ve learned to understand their natures and to have the necessary patience required for them as well. Pets is my best friend.See Profile
One of Chicago’s more pet accommodating areas, walkers will find their walking routes to be pedestrian-friendly and full of natural wildlife. This neighborhood derives its namesake from Chicago’s largest park which stretches for over 7 miles on the edge of Lake Michigan. The park not only has museums and a zoo, but also includes an 18 mile trail along the shores of Lake Michigan along with dog-friendly beaches, a nature conservatory, and dozens of open fields for running and playing in. There are many other smaller parks scattered throughout the streets lined with historic architecture and brick row houses making this neighborhood a splendor of natural beauty for Barkly dogs and dog lovers to enjoy.
The most popular breed in Lincoln Park is the German Shepherd Dog. This neighborhood has more dog walks with German Shepherd Dogs than any other breed.
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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