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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!

Animals around the world

Rescuing Isn’t Just For the Dogs: Earth Day Edition!

Happy Earth Day Month, Pet Parents!

Typically when we talk rescue stories, it’s in reference to our beloved pup and kitty pals. Earth Day, though, provides a great opportunity to consider a broader spectrum to include our wildlife pals, too!

Like pets, there are animals in nature needing human love and support. Sea lions are one such example, and The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has an incredible program to rescue them. The aquarium notably adopted a blind sea lion pup, Cruz, who wouldn’t have survived in the wild on his own. With the help of the Shedd team, he’s found a safe home filled with friends, both human and fellow sea lion. To see more about Cruz, check out his story.

Shedd Aquarium sea lion pup rescue, Cruz

Extra special wildlife wags this month!

montrose dog beach chicago

Chicagoland Pet Events: Montrose Dog Beach Earth Day Clean-Up

Join the Mondog Board and others at Montrose Beach Dog Friendly Area on Saturday, April 26th between 9am-noon to help clean-up the dog beach! Gloves, garbage bags, and some garden tools will be provided. Please bring rakes and shovels if you’ve got ’em! Visit Mondog Earth Day Cleanup event for more info.

Out-U-Go! Chicago General Manager Sara stands at our event table talking to Village Green's Fisher Building residents about their pet care needs!

Out-U-Go! Chicago Meets Furry Residents of Village Green’s Historic Downtown Fisher Building

Out-U-Go! recently established an exciting, exclusive pet care partnership with Village Green Property Management! To kick off the relationship in Chicago, we met some of their Fisher Building City Apartments residents last month.

We made lots of new friends human and canine, and we can’t wait to start dog walks, cat care, house sitting, and puppy care in this beautiful Historic landmark!

Meet Mallory, our Chicago Lincoln Park neighborhood pet sitter!

Meet Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood Pet Sitter & Office Assistant, Mallory!

Mallory not only takes care of our pups & kitties in Lincoln Park, she helps us out here in the office! You may see her name on your Doggie Diary or email! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nickname: Mal

My furry family: Black Lab named Buddy, Kitty named Tennessee

My favorite animal (other than cats & dogs, of course!): Elephant

Favorite game: Pool

Best gift ever: Anything handmade!

My superpower: I would love to be able to fly and see the world from that perspective!

Life philosophy: Follow your heart!

ROMP Rescue's Sharpie & Taser selected to participate in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl X show

Touchdown!! Chicago Superpups Sharpie & Taser Kick It at the Puppy Bowl

We’re so proud of our pet sitter, Liz, and her Puppy Bowl sports superstars! When Liz is not working for us part-time evenings and weekends in Oak Park, she’s running Chicago’s ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue. This year, ROMP became the first Chicago rescue ever selected to participate in Animal Planet’s popular Puppy Bowl X show!

Tail wags to contenders Sharpie & Taser for a game well-played! Check out their friends still looking for forever homes at ROMP Rescue.

cold dog in Chicago area snow

Chicagoland Chills: Ice, Snow, & Cold..Oh, my!

When people know you’re in the dog walking world, they talk to you a lot about the weather. In the summer, we often hear “Dog walking must be the perfect job!” In the winter (especially this winter with Chicagoland’s Polar Vortex) that often turns to, “Dog walking must be really hard!”

Yes, the winter challenges our Pet Sitters. You’ve got to bundle up, find a parking spot in the mounds of snow, take your boots off in the house, put on the pups’ coats & booties, encourage pups to take care of business in the cold, wipe the snow off pups (stop to blow your nose), take your boots off again, take the pups’ layers off, etc. It’s a few extra steps, BUT, we love it! We are so lucky to swoop into your home in the middle of the day and let your pup know he or she is loved and cared for.

However your pups feel about the cold, they love to see their favorite Pet Sitter each time he or she visits. As for us, getting licks on our frozen noses makes winter weather worth it!

And kitty visits this time of year? Now THOSE are the cat’s meow! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chicago dog walker outside with pup in winter

Meet Chicago’s West Loop Pet Sitter, Laura!

Laura is one of our brave, strong souls who bikes in all four seasons. We are especially proud of her for braving this Chicago winter..Polar Vortex has got nothing on this outdoor gal! Laura navigates through the West Loop, loving all the pups & kitties in this hip neighborhood.

Here she is pictured with Barkley, a pup she walks every day. Barkley LOVES the cold and snow!

My furry family: My dog, Parker!

My favorite animal (other than dogs & cats): Horses.

My favorite game: Skyrim.

Best gift ever: The gift of travel!

My superpower is: Empathy when combined with intuition.

Life philosophy: I believe in dog.

ABC 7 Chicago features Out-U-Go! for Extreme Cold Weather!

Out-U-Go! Pet Care was recently featured on Chicagoland’s ABC 7 News! The news crew accompanied us to a dog walking visit with Old Town neighborhood darlings, Chloe & Belle, to explore what it’s like to work outdoors in our chillier temperatures and snow!

Ever wonder what a winter moment in the life of our awesome pet sitters looks like? Click the video below to watch:

ABC7