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2024

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Schaumburg, IL
  • Dog Walking
  • Pets Services

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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4.5

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Schaumburg, IL

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Glenview, IL 60714

Why choose this provider?

Home Alone Pet Care Inc is located in Glenview, IL and serves surrounding areas of Chicago’s north shore. The company provides dog walking services including the walk itself as well as feeding, watering, clean-up, and mail or package retrieval. They also provide quick let-out services as well as pet visits for dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets as well as other types of pets. In addition, they provide overnight pet sitting services including feeding and medication. Customers describe Home Alone Pet Care Inc as knowledgeable, caring, trustworthy, and kind. Their website includes a helpful resource guide for the convenience of pet owners.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Schaumburg, IL 60007

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Doggy Bagz is a pet care service located in Schaumburg, IL. The company provides both pet services and home care services for people who may be out of town or busy due to work. Pet services include thirty-minute dog walks or visits, twenty-minute cat visits, grooming, clean-up, pet medications, and more. Home services offered by Doggy Bagz include taking out the garbage, bringing newspapers and mail inside, and watering plants. The service area includes Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, and other nearby areas. The company is insured and bonded and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (139)

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Elmhurst, IL 60126

Why choose this provider?

Floofins & Co. is a pet care service located in Elmhurst, IL. The company provides dog walking, puppy breaks, cat playtime, vacation services, pet taxi services, pet concierge services, and much more. Owner and founder Kristin Skelton founded Floofins & Co. after finding that her volunteer work with PAWS Chicago was more rewarding than her previous career in business. All employees of Floofins are certified in pet first aid and CPR by the Red Cross and trained extensively by the company in caring for multiple different types of pets. The company is certified by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and is licensed, bonded, and insured. The Floofins & Co. website includes a helpful pet education section.

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4.8
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4.7 / 5 (40)
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4.9 / 5 (36)

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Glenview, IL 60025

Why choose this provider?

Doggie Dharma is located in Glenview, IL and provides pet care services in the Chicago north shore area. The company provides dog walking, house sitting, and vacation care for dogs, cats, birds, pigs, rabbits, fish, reptiles, guinea pigs, and chickens. They also provide minor medical services for pets including administering medications. The service area includes Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Glenview, and Northfield as well as sections of Skokie, Northbrook, Evanston, and Highland Park. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and is certified through the same organization. Doggie Dharma aims to bring peace of mind to their customers, who describe them as sweet, loving, and reliable.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Glenview, IL 60025

Why choose this provider?

North Shore Dog Walk is located in Glenview, IL. The company provides pet care services in the suburbs north of Chicago. Services provided include dog walking, pet sitting, overnight pet visits, pet taxi services, potty training, cat care, pet waste clean-up, medication services, and more. Pet care services are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. All employees receive background checks, professional training, and certification in pet CPR and pet first-aid. The company is licensed, insured, and bonded and is also a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Customers describe North Shore Dog Walk as professional and flexible.

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3.5
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3.5 / 5 (5)

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Schaumburg, IL 60007

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Tail Waggin’ Pet Services, LLC is located in Schaumburg, IL. They provide twenty-five-minute dog walks, thirty or sixty-minute dog training sessions, pet taxi services, and pet sitting services. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Tail Waggin’ Pet Services, LLC employs dog trainers certified by the Animal Behavior College. Kristen M. Smoot of Tail Waggin’ Pet Services, LLC is certified in pet CPR and first aid by Pet Tech. The service area includes the western and northwestern suburbs of Chicago, including Schaumburg, Roselle, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, and more than a dozen other communities. Customers describe them as flexible, reliable, trustworthy, and knowleadgeable about pets.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Deerfield, IL 60015

Why choose this provider?

A Paw Above the Rest is a pet care service located in Deerfield, IL. The company was founded in 1998 by the same family that still owns and operates it today. A Paw Above the Rest offers pet care visits and home care services. Pet care visits include exercise, a walk, or playtime as well as feeding, watering, basic grooming, litter box maintenance, medications, and more. Home care services include plant watering, mail collection, newspaper retrieval, and other services. A Paw Above the Rest also offers overnight pet sitting services. The service area includes more than fifteen communities in the suburbs north of Chicago.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Many people have turned to dog walking as a regular household service. Dog walking can give your pet some exercise while you’re away at work or just take this chore off your hands when you’re having a busy day. Additionally, some people simply need dog walking help if they’ve sustained an injury or have health-related issues.


    Regardless of why you’re hiring a dog walker, it’s a hugely positive act for your pet. They get exercise, company, and an extra set of eyes on them.

  • How often should you walk your dog?

    The general rule is to walk your dog at least three to four times a day, with each walk being at least 15 minutes long. However, this can significantly vary depending on the dog breed, the dog's age, and the dog's energy levels. For example, some breeds that require a lot of exercise are Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, and boxers.

  • How long should I walk my dog?

    In total, most vets recommend a dog receives between 30 minutes to two hours of exercise a day. The variation depends on your dog’s energy levels. So, if you're hiring a dog walker for a one-hour morning walk, you can choose to do the other 30 minutes to an hour yourself in the evening.

  • How do you walk a dog?

    Usually, it’s safest to walk your dog on a leash so you can prevent them from wandering away. Dog walkers can help your dog learn how to walk well, as they are experts in dog walking. In general, dogs should walk close to their owners (or dog walker) and stay on the left side.

  • How do you train a dog to walk on a leash?

    Many dogs don’t adapt to leash walking right away. They may lunge, pull, or even stop walking. You can ask your dog walker to help train your dog to walk on a leash better. For example, when dogs pull on a leash, the correct reaction is to stop walking. Eventually, this teaches them that pulling won’t be tolerated.

  • How do I stop my dog barking when out walking?

    It doesn't feel great when your dog barks at other dogs. Luckily, you can train this behavior out of them. The experts recommend you teach your dog to heel. This way, when other dogs pass by, you can get your dog to heel and reward them for their good behavior. You can ask your dog walker to practice this on their walks.

  • Why do dogs like walks?

    Walking your dog has two benefits: it's physical exercise for them and it's mentally stimulating. Dogs are genetically a very active species that likes to be outdoors, so they enjoy getting outside a couple of times a day. Additionally, the smells and sights on their walk stimulate their brain. The human equivalent of a dog’s walk is like reading a good book.