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Barkly is specially designed for professional dog walkers—people who share our values of deeply committed service, and who go "above and beyond" for their customers with regularity.


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Discover local Des Plaines 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.

Des Plaines’s Top 5 Walkers

Des Plaines dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

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

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You're Dog And I Will Be Best Friends!

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

5.00 (0 reviews)

Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

I have enjoyed being around dogs since I was very young. I have recently decided to become a dog walker becuase I want to be able to spend quality time with dogs and make them cheerful while their owner is away. I love interacting with dogs, and I would always be playful with your dog on the walk as it ensures they have a better time. I also have sidewalks all throughout my neighborhood which provides the safety a dog needs when going on a walk. I am 14 but I am very responsible and even more playful and friendly with dogs than most people. Because I am 14, I am also availible more throughout the weekend and weekdays which makes it easier to book me as your dog walker. I hope to connect with...See Profile

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Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

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

5.00 (0 reviews)

Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

Hello! My name's Bruce. For the last 6 years I have been a volunteer dog walker at DuPage County Animal Services, and I have been walking dogs professionally since 2018. I have completed the shelter's S.T.A.R. training program (Structured Training And Reinforcement), and I am certified in CPR and first aid for pets.Communication is key between pet owners and walkers so that all expectations are met. After the walk I will send you a full report card, including any information I think is pertinent. If you would like to meet before booking a walk feel to contact me and we'll schedule a time that is convenient for you and your dog.I live in Lombard, and generally work within a 10-12 mile rad...See Profile

5.00 ( reviews)

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Common Questions

  • How can I book a walk in Des Plaines?

    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 Des Plaines?

    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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