Author Archives: Laura Rumage

Naperville chihuahua Lily adopted on Easter

Easter Brings a New Beginning for Naperville Senior Chihuahua Named Lily

What started off as a very sad and all too common situation turned out to be a happy Easter ending. Ms. Lily the Chihuahua was given up at 10 years of age when her family decided they no longer had time for her. Fortunately for this sweet little girl, the Naperville Area Humane Society took her, giving her new mom and dad the chance to fall in love with her.

Ms. Lily was named for the Easter holiday she was adopted on, and she is now ready for the next phase of her life enjoying endless loving care and (hooray!) daily visits from her adoring nannies at Out-U-Go!

Big hugs to you Lily, Janice, and Darryl…we are so happy for you all!

Chicago pet sitter Dannielle

Meet Chicago Pet Sitter & Your B.F.F. (Best Friend’s Friend!), Dannielle!

Dannielle is an awesome Chicago Pet Sitter who biked her way through the Polar Vortex. She takes care of pups & kitties in the Loop!

My Favorite Animal (other than pups & kitties, of course!): Horses

My Favorite Game: Taboo, or anything that involves shouting funny things at my friends!

Best Gift Ever: A house cleaning coupon from a friend!

My Superpower Would Be: Flying.

Life Philosophy: Every single living being has something about them that is lovable.

Chicago & Oak Park pet-sitter-party

Out-U-Go! Chicago & Oak Park Pet Sitters Celebrate Surviving the Polar Vortex!

After biking, driving, and walking pups all through this epic Polar Vortex of winters, we thought our awesome pet sitters deserved some serious celebration. Those of us in the office thought it was a tough Winter, but would NEVER be caught complaining about it in front of those that were actually OUT there doing the visits! Are they amazing or what?

In addition to celebrating Sara’s soon-to-be motherhood and Chris’s addition to the OUG! team, we toasted our tough-as-nails team for surviving the sub-zero temperatures Oak Park served us up these past few months.

It’s always great to get together and swap dog stories, share photos of our favorite furry friends, and just have a good time with people who love pups & kitties as much as we do!

Click to view more party photos on Facebook! Cheers to our Pet Sitting team!

Maren Madison Pet Sitter

Meet Maren, Capturer of Photos and the Hearts of Madison Pets!

When Maren is not cuddling with your furry family member, she will likely be found behind her camera!

I’m in charge of: Giver of belly rubs and walking adventures around the neighborhood!

My furry family: None at the moment, but I have dreams of a house full of dogs and cats!

Super power: Hmm… teleportation. That would be awesome! (And save lots of money on plane tickets!)

Best Thing Ever: A lazy Saturday morning with a hot cup of coffee and a good book.

Hidden Talent: Photography…when I’m not walking pups, I can most likely be found exploring the city with my camera.

Life Philosophy: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
– MLK Jr

Downers Grove pet event Hinsdale Humane Society pet walk fundraiser

Downers Grove Pet Events: Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk

We are looking forward to our third year of participating in the Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk fundraiser! The pet walk is all set for Sunday, June 1st starting at 9am at Katherine Legge Park in Hinsdale. We hope to see you there!

For more information, to register, or to donate, visit Hinsdale Humane Society.

Downers-Grove-pet-sitter Lora

Meet Downers Grove Pet Sitter Lora & Her Interestingly Diverse Furry Family!

My furry family is: My pet rat Bonnie, my dog Bruiser, and my cats Oreo and Lucy.

My favorite walk is: A quick-paced walk in the warm sun with a cool breeze!

My favorite place to take a nap: On my big couch in the front room.

My favorite treat: Any type of ice cream or cheesecake!

Best toy ever: Bop It!

Best thing to do on a sunny day: Go for a long relaxing walk and lay in the grass.

Best thing to do on a rainy day: Stay inside under the blankets with a warm drink and a movie.

Best gift ever: My pet fish!

Life Philosophy: Live, laugh, love!

If I could say one thing to the whole world it would be: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value” -Albert Einstein

Dog in box thinks she's cat

Tally the Husky Mix Forgets How to Dog, Thinks She is a Cat

Sometimes we become products of our environments, picking up behaviors here and habits there, but we’ve never seen anything quite like Tally the Husky mix. This dog, who is definitely a dog, believes she is a cat! It is almost as though Tally has forgotten how to dog entirely, having been raised with only feline siblings.

Dog thinks she's cat

In this hilarious collection of implicating photos circulating the World Wide Web this week, Tally seems to think hanging out in boxes, curling up in the windowsill, and watching TV when she thinks she’s alone is totally passing off as dog material. Her humans aren’t buying it, noting that she can’t even fake enjoying a belly rub. “She’ll stare at you and sigh a lot until you stop.”

Dog thinks she's cat

Here is my entire belly, but don’t even think about it.

Yep. Tally definitely forgot how to dog.

Leon-County-Humane-Society

Tallahassee Dog Event: Dog Wash to Benefit the Pups at Leon County Humane Society

It’s that time of year again!! Spring is quickly disappearing, and it is warm enough for dog washing.

The Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) yearly dog washes are in full swing! All funds raised in this season’s washes are used to pay medical expenses for the adoptable companions of the LCHS.

Out-U-Go! pitched in the afternoon of May 10, 2014, to wash doggies in the shelter’s shaded backyard. We had a blast sudsing up a bunch of soggy doggies!

For more info and a full listing of 2014 dog wash dates, visit Leon County Humane Society.

Dane County Humane Society Bark and Wine Event

Join Out-U-Go! Madison at Dane County Humane Society’s Bark & Wine Event!

Out-U-Go! Madison is happy to be partnering with the Dane County Humane Society and will be a key sponsor at the popular Bark and Wine Event!

Join us on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 7pm-10pm at Dane County Humane Society’s Main Shelter at 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI (map).

Get your tickets while they last!