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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.

Experienced Dog Walker And Cat Whisperer; Fellow Pet Owner

Hello! I'm a college student looking to give the good boys and girls of this world the love and care they deserve. I have lived, breathed, and worked for animals since childhood. From cleaning up after and being chased around the house by the family kitten, to adopting my second cat while on a camping trip, to training and raising both family dogs through those difficult midnight-pee puppy stages. I walk in the northwest suburbs and relish the opportunity to discover new and memorable walking paths. I treat my walking companions as I do my own sweet dogs, and give them both physical and mental exercise to help them thrive. After 10 years of cat experience I like to consider myself an expert...See Profile

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Experienced, Loving Walker in the Suburbs

Hi there! My name is Marissa and with my years of pet care experience, I believe I would be the perfect fit for you and your fur baby! As a walker, you can expect me to be punctual, reliable, and always loving. I hold every certification Barkly offers, including agressive dog management, harness training, and positive reinforcement, to name a few. I am available Mondays-Thursdays in the evenings and all hours on Fridays-Sundays. I myself have two dogs and a cat so I understand the importance of finding someone trustworthy to care for your pet. With my work ethic and calming nature, I believe I can put you at ease when it comes to pet care. I look forward to connecting with you and your pet!See Profile

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Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

Hi my names Lee, I’m excited to connect with you and your pet! I’m very reliable, I have great availability and I have a genuine love for all animals. I have always had pets growing up and I’ve also taken care of pets for lots of my friends and family.See Profile

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Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

My name is Samantha and I'm a freshman at Northwestern University. I grew up in Glenview, IL so I've been coming to Evanston for many years. My family has always had dogs so I'm used to taking care of them. I've walked my dogs, fed them, and have given medicine to them. Because I'm at Northwestern, I would walk the dogs around campus.See Profile

5.00 ( reviews)

Dog Walker in Des Plaines, IL

I am an Illinois certified veterinary nurse, nationally certified canine massage therapist and certified Begnston energy healing practitioner. I have over 8 years of experience caring for animals and helping pet owners in addition to a lifetime of pet ownership. I always treat the animals I work with as though they were my own pets and utilize my extensive experience to provide the best care possible, specifically the best walk possible, for you and your pet.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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