Do you work long hours and worry about your dog being home alone all day? We know the feeling.
Let us give your dog a mid-day walk while you’re at work and give you peace of mind! You will know that your pup is doing well and had the opportunity to socialize with their dog walker, get some exercise and/or playtime, and have a potty break. If you’re having a long day at work your day will get better when we send you a post-walk update with a picture of Fido walking around the neighborhood or chasing squirrels!
We offer weekday dog walks between the hours of 9-5. We book in two shifts, morning or mid-day. We require a minimum of 3 recurring walks per week/12 per month. We also offer puppy/senior potty breaks for those who need a shorter visit.
Dog Walking provides dog walking in Park Ridge Area, IL. Our team of professional dog walkers work and live in the Ward 3 area. Hiring a local dog walking company is important because we care about our neighbors, are actively involved in the community, volunteer and donate to local fundraisers, and support other local businesses.
We work as a team. It is best for the dog to become socialized with different types of people and for walkers to be trained on each dog in case they need to cover a different shift.
When you hire a local company you are getting peace of mind, you are getting a walker with experience and training, you are getting a walker who is vetted and background checked. You are also supporting the local economy
More and more pet owners are using the services of professional pet sitters to take advantage of the benefits in-home pet care provides for both them and their pets. Once you experience professional pet care in your home, you’ll never worry about being away from your pet again.
When work, vacations or schedule conflicts take you away, Dog Walking Services provides the highest quality, most reliable, and personalized pet care tailored to meet your’s and your furry family members needs.
We are a locally owned and operated professional dog walking and pet sitting service who provides a wide variety of services for dogs, cats and critters of all shapes, sizes and degrees of furriness.
Our Potty Break dog walking includes quick in/out 15 minute bathroom breaks. The service requires 2 visits per day.
2 Visits / day (15 Minute Each) $26
$5 per walk provided outside of regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM)
$10 for holiday visits (We consider the following to be our major annual holidays: New Year’s Eve after 4PM, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve after 4PM, Christmas Day)
$5 will be added to standard weekend or holiday rate if requested outside of regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM). We pride ourselves on our flexibility and can almost always accommodate last minute request, but appreciate as much advanced notice as possible for all services.
No. We work as a team and do not assign a specific walker or pet sitter to each pet. You are hiring the company and not an individual. All of our sitters are experienced, vetted, background checked and provide the same level of care.
For pet sitting we prefer to keep the same sitter when possible however the sitter may experience an emergency or already be booked and another sitter may need to step in.
No two days are ever the same for a dog walker or pet sitter because there are different pets to see every single day. Our team schedule is developed based on client needs, requested time blocks, and visit locations.
Although nobody will care for Fifi and Hunter as well as you do, Dog Walking Services is dedicated to maintaining your pet(s) familiar daily routine. Whether it is an extra long walk in the morning, a home cooked meal, or a midnight treat we customize our care to fit your pet’s lifestyle and routine! However, we cannot accept requests that conflict with our policies.
We offer a discounted rate for Monday-Friday walks booked for the entire calendar month. Please see our services page for more information.
Aside from our monthly promotion we are unable to offer any other discount. We cannot cut prices because we will not cut corners with your pets care. Every pet deserves the best possible care and the best is very rarely the cheapest.
We are a locally owned small business and take pride in our level of service. Unlike national mobile app companies we are active in and support our local community.
Dog Walking Services cares for its team members as we care for our dogs – with safety first! We regret that we are unable to care for any animals that have a history of biting, fighting or attacking other animals or people.
No, we ask that pet parents continue to provide all of their pet’s supplies, including food. If enough food is not provided for the entire length of service we will go to the store to purchase more and provide a receipt for reimbursement. There is a $25 fee assessed for this service to cover the sitter’s time and fuel expense.
Never, we believe in safety first! While your dog may be trained to walk properly with us you never know what hazards, including vicious animals or bad drivers, we may encounter on our walks. We only let your dog off leash in your completely fenced in backyard.
We offer overnight pet sitting in a 12 hour shift. We will work together with you and your pet caregiver to determine the most appropriate hours for the shift. Overnight visits typically start between 5pm and 8pm. Overnight pet sitting includes morning and evening walks and feeding plus a brief mid-day check-in/potty break. Overnight visits are full of playtime and snuggles!
All emergencies are unique and may require split second decisions. We will follow all guidelines and procedures to protect your pets and our team members. Depending on the situation we will either try to get in touch with you or follow the procedures outlined in our emergency response plan. We will always use our best judgement and we will do what it takes to serve and protect your pet when each second counts. If a pet is in need of emergency care they will be taken to the nearest veterinarian, your veterinarian (if available), or emergency pet hospital facility.
Although we do not tell you how to care for your pet we are committed to protecting your pet’s safety and will make recommendations based on our education, training, and experience.
Flexible/retractable leashes are dangerous. These leashes often lock-up and do not retract, or snap and/or break. Each pet should walk with us not lead us by 10 feet. If you are using a retractable leash we kindly ask that you purchase a traditional leash for us to use during walks.
We also regret that we may not be able to provide certain foods upon request if they could potentially harm your pet – for example chicken bones that may splinter.
And we believe in positive training and reinforcement. We will never allow any device or collar that may hurt an animal.
We require two key copies and a lock box. During the consultation we will provide a lock box for one set of keys to be placed at your property and a duplicate copy will be kept at the office as a backup. For keys that cannot be duplicated we still require the use of a lock box. If your building prohibits a lock box we will work with you directly for a solution. You may provide your own lock box. We cannot be responsible for keys hidden under a mat or rock.
Invoices are generated in Time to Pet and due on the 15th and 31st of each month for dog walks. For pet sitting payment must be made in advance or services will be canceled.
You are required to store a payment method on file and you will be charged automatically if payment is not made by the due date. We accept cash, credit cards MasterCard, Visa, Discover and AMEX and checks.
Payments should never be given directly to a staff member other than Anna. You may however tip your walkers/sitters in cash.
Credit cards will automatically be charged for past due invoices.
All of our care is booked within a 3 hour time block. Sample time blocks include late morning 9 am -12:00 noon, early afternoon 12:00 – 3:00 pm, late afternoon 3:00 – 6:00 pm, and evening 6 pm – 9 pm. In the notes area of your service request you may ask for a preferred time within each time block and we will try our best to accommodate.
Yes, we hope you will. You are encouraged to leave a cash gratuity for your sitter at your home. You must leave a note so they are aware it is for them. Gift cards are also a great idea and appreciated. You may add a gratuity to your bill which is distributed to the pet care givers who provided your services during the next payroll.
You must use a lockbox. If your building prohibits the use of lockboxes the next option is to ask for the door code for the call box. As a last resort clients generally leave the fob for us in an envelope at the front desk authorizing us to enter their apartment. We leave the fob back in your apartment on the last visit. Due to our schedule we are unable to wait for a desk person to let us in the building and up to your floor each day. Waiting time will be deducted from the visit.
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Pet owners trust us to look after the needs of their beloved companions. We are specialists committed to delivering the very highest of veterinary care and affection.