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.
Chicago 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
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
I live in the Garfield Park Area. That is where I walk my 3 beautiful puppies that I love deeply. I love being around dogs. I have had them all my life. I’ve also spent a few months at a dog hotel and have professionally taken care of up to 50 dogs at a time. I love them and it’s a passion to surround myself around them.See Profile
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.
Clark was so thoughtful in bringing a towel with him to dry Patty off afterwards because of the snow!
Perfect walk. Thank you, Gerard!
Jazzy loves Gerard!
The most popular breed in Chicago is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.
Barkly Pets dog walkers in Chicago walk an average distance of 1.58 miles. This distance is above average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.35 miles.
The most popular neighborhood in Chicago is the Irving Park/Avondale/North Center area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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