This sweet little lady has been officially the smallest pup on our dog walking routes for some time now! We love her smile and all the wiggles we get when we walk in..Once our pet sitters find her, that is!
South Loop & Hyde Park’s new Pack Leader, Hannah, joined us at the start of the New Year. She brings with her some serious love for pups, kitties, and all pets furry! She also brings her best bud: a cute black pug, Figgins! Stay tuned as we share more about our new Pack Leader, but in the meantime, here’s a photo of Figgins hard at work in our office!
This month, Out-U-Go! Madison turns one! That’s right, it’s been a year since we opened our doors here in Madison and began meeting and caring for so many fabulous pups, kitties, and pet parents in this fantastic community.
In celebration of our first year together (although, we’re totally seven in dog years..), my staff and I would like to take a special moment to thank our fantastic pet parents. We couldn’t have asked for better humans to embark on this journey with us, and we appreciate your support from the very beginning of what is sure to be a long, exciting road with plenty of interesting trees to smell.
We’re incredibly proud to have reached this landmark with your help, and our tails are just a-waggin’ thinking about the adventures in store for years to follow. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your continued trust with your furry families!
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! 😉
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.
You don’t have to look to the runways of Paris or Milan for the latest fashion. Out-U-Go! Pet Sitters are sporting their newest apparel and looking quite spiffy if we do say so ourselves!
Our Sitters have always provided you and your furry families with professional love and care—now they look the part, too! Don’t be shy to woof “Hello!” when you see us out in your neighborhood wearing our bright green and orange!