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It’s no secret that our top priorities in visiting your furry family are that they are loved, very well cared for, and enjoy all aspects of their visits immensely.

With summer changing to fall and fall into winter, pups have some new and rather exciting opportunities while walking. Mud? What mud!? Which puddle should I walk through vs. sit in? Should I dry my fur on the couch or your bed? My parent(s) think my paws, which look just like these prints, are totally cute…right? #mylifeisruff #Ineedanap

While we can’t discourage ALL fun on walks, we do promise to keep any mess outdoors!

Helpful Tidbits:

  1. Towels are awesome: leaving one by the door is helpful for paw cleaning
  2. Paw wipes: a fancier version of a towel and great for making sure paws are really clean
  3. Soapy water spray bottle: another great trick is a spray bottle filled with soapy water. This combined with a towel is also a great combo.

Finally, with changes in seasons often come modified routines for fur-kids. Please keep us pup-dated in the office if you’d like to make adjustments to your pup’s routine. This will help us ensure that our team of Pet Sitters are all well informed regarding any new visit details.

– Your BFFs at Out-U-Go!

September’s P.O.T.M. is…

Type: Pooch

fun fact:
Meet Tekate! Tekate is a senior pup who loves visits from his OUG! BFFs. He especially loves belly rubs and playing with his toys after a nice walk.

Spring Break is around the corner, Pet Parents…

22e4a5e6-04d6-4b01-8e91-ff596c586fdaIt’s everyone’s favorite time of year to pack their bags, throw their family in the car, and head out for their own memorable Griswold style adventure. Now, more than ever, popular vacation destinations are welcoming to both human and canine family members. Below is a list of the 5 highest rated pet friendly vacation spots*:

  1. Mendocino Coast, CA
  2. San Juan Islands
  3. Telluride, CO
  4. Sedona, AZ
  5. San Francisco, CA

*Provided by the humans at iheartdogs.com

If your pup or kitty isn’t planning on traveling with you, that’s what Out-U-Go! is here for. We’d be happy to set up doggie vacation care, kitty sitting, or house sitting for your furry family members.

Shoot us an email, give us a ring, drop us a line, or send us a fax. (Actually don’t send us a fax, our fax machine is sitting in the same pile with our VCR.) Or even better:

Click here to schedule your spring break pet care

New pet parents can schedule a Meet & Greet here

– Your BFFs at Out-U-Go!

March’s P.O.T.M. is…

Type: Dog
Age: 9

fun fact:
Meet Finnley! Our awesome Chicago sitter Kelsey recently welcomed a furry friend of her own into her family. Finn’s loves playing fetch, belly rubs & all things Out-U-Go!


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south loop pet sitter aya

OUG! South Loop & Hyde Park Celebrates Awesome Pet Sitter, Aya!

Many of you know her! She is a dog walking, kitty scratching, house sitting extraordinaire!

We just celebrated our second year anniversary with this fantastic lady on our staff. I know I speak for everyone when I say THANK YOU for these incredible two years!

Elly Denver Pet Sitter

Meet Denver’s Dog Whisperer, Elly!

I’m in charge of: Providing much needed relief, fresh air, and endless love, plus long walks along the shore of Sloan’s Lake and around the Highlands ‘hood.

My Furry Family:

  • Lola Belle (Australian Shepard, Lab, Rottweiler Mix, 8 years old): The love of my life, my soul mate, super spooner, snow bunny, protector, loyal friend, cuddle bug, therapist, work-out partner, beautiful brown eyes…she totally understands me.
  • Sancho (Boxer/Beagle Mix, 6 years old): My man on the side, my partner in crime, my prince charming, sweet baby boy, master jumper…(8 feet!).
  • Sinbad (short-haired kitty cat, 12 years old): Handsome, powerful, strong and confident. Owns the neighborhood (or so he thinks), and although he hates to admit it, he is beginning to like to cuddle with his Mommy and his human brother Ashton more and more.
  • Grace (A.K.A. Barf) (Kitty, 12 years old): Misunderstood and very sweet. She thinks the baby’s room is her own and loves to bask in the sun.

Hidden Talent: Wicked Dance Moves, and due to my past life as a dog, I would be perfectly content sleeping all day, receiving a head massage, eating, and taking a few walks a day. I understand pups’ every want and need…The Dog Whisperer if you will…

Life Philosophy: I love life and love livin’ it. Smile at everyone you come across or that chooses to acknowledge and/or make eye contact with you. Happiness or sadness is contagious! Open your arms and home to a dog…truly the best friend you will ever have.

Super Power: The ability to snap my fingers and produce enough money to own and operate a dog rescue and find homes and loving families for all the homeless pets throughout the world!!!

Out-U-Go! Madison's Lisa and her dog, Finn!

First Year of OUG! Love in Madison


Big wags, Out-U-Go! family and friends!

High fives and congrats go out to OUG! Madison’s Top Dog, Lisa! Together with her crew of helpful humans, Lisa is celebrating her first year anniversary in business. In the past twelve months alone, her Wisconsin location has expanded to include 8 awesome pet sitters, causing more than 3,000 tails to wag!

We also couldn’t be prouder of OUG! Madison’s community contributions, namely a partnership with Dane County Humane Society to include fundraising event sponsorship and a holiday donation drive benefiting the shelter’s pets in need. We are thrilled about OUG! Madison’s year-one achievements and excited for new accomplishments to come.

Another round of high fives goes out to our amazing Out-U-Go! family…You! Without your continued support, we wouldn’t be able to share our love, belly rubs, and chin scratches to our growing furry family! We are forever grateful for your help spreading the good OUG! word to your family, friends, and neighbors.

Paws & Whiskers,

Interested in your own Out-U-Go! Franchise opportunity? Give us a “woof!”

Colorado pet sitter Mark

Meet Colorado Pet Sitting Superstar, Mark!

I’m in charge of: Not only do I give your pup a chance to poop while you’re away, I provide stimulation! By reinforcing pet parent training and changing up our walk routes often, your pup gets exercise for the body and mind…and nose!

My furry family: No pets right now. Sad face. I am new to Colorado and I wanted to be sure I have the schedule, environment, and a proper home for a pet to thrive in! I’ve got my eye on a Shiba Inu rescue for when the time is right!

My superpower would be: Ooooo…my favorite icebreaker question. I think I would choose invisibility to get to the bottom of Area 51 and expose the formula for Coca Cola…I’d also see a lot of free movies and concerts! If I could have two super powers, I would combine my invisibility with time travel to go back in time and watch the great artistic masters paint.

Best thing ever: Good food, live music, and the love of my wife. All three of those things wrapped together in varying daily quantities make me a generally pretty happy fellow.

Hidden Talent: The ability to flawlessly toss a poop bag into an open distant dumpster. Also, people tell me stuff. All the time. It’s weird.

Life Philosophy: Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life! Thanks for using Out-U-Go! and helping me live out my philosophy every day!!

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! 🙂

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!

Downers Grove Pet Sitter Liz

Meet Downers Grove Pet Sitting Extraordinare, Liz! Warning: Her Dogs Will Make You “Aww” Out Loud! [PHOTO]

Hi there, I’m Liz, pet sitter extraordinaire covering Downers Grove! I’d like to introduce you to my furry family. I have a 7 year-old Chihuahua named Bigsby, who we call Bigs for short, a 4 year-old Yorki-Poo named Ella, and last but not least, there is my 9-month-old American Bulldog named Cooper.

Every day is an adventure with these three! My bulldog would definitely be the most social of the gang…we spend a lot of time at the dog park playing, running, and saying hi to every potential furry or human friend he sees.

As a joint decision, my furry family and I would declare the classic red Kong as our favorite toy! Each of my pups has their own size-appropriate Kong, and they go to town when I put their favorite snacks inside, like peanut butter, apple sauce, and pumpkin. Sometimes I freeze the filled Kong to make it last longer (shhhh… don’t tell them that!).

My pups also agree on having a favorite treat: they go absolutely bananas for Stella & Chewy’s Carnivore Crunch! We like to go back & forth between and try all the other flavors, too.

As cheesy at it may sound, the best gift I’ve ever received are my dogs! Their unconditional love is something that can never be replaced.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me and my furbabies!