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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!

Grace Oak Park pet sitter and her dog Fender

Meet Oak Park Pet Sitter, Grace, and Her Adorable Pups! [PHOTO]

Grace is having SO much fun taking care of your furry family members! Get to know her a little bit!

My Furry Family: Two dogs: Fender, a 3-year-old Doberman Pinscher and Duncan, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois.

My Favorite Animal (other than dogs & cats): Snakes

My Favorite Game: Training my doggies. I try to make sure it’s always a huge game that is fun for both them and me.

Best Gift Ever: Fender, my Dobe…he was my Christmas present this year!

My Superpower Would Be: Teleporting, especially considering this past winter.

Life Philosophy: Enjoy what you do, and do what you enjoy.

Naperville Human Race

Naperville Dog-Friendly Events: Naperville Area Humane Society’s 3nd Annual Human Race

The 3rd Annual Human Race is coming up in April! It is a 5K run or 2 mile fitness walk, where all ages can participate and DOGS ARE WELCOME on the fitness walk.

Be part of the Naperville Area Humane Society team for this exciting event! NAHS has a goal of raising $10,000.

The Human Race will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM at the Esplanade at Locust Point in Downers Grove. Visit DuPage Human Race for full event information.

Oak Park pet sitter Ciara with her dog and puppy!

Meet Oak Park & Forest Park’s Awesome Pet Sitter, Ciara!

Ciara begins her weekdays with college courses, and she ends them walking your pups and visiting your kitties. What a great way to gear up for a late-night study session!

AKA (nickname): Cici

My furry family: Sheena, an 11-year-old Bouvier, and a new spaniel-mix puppy named Daisy!

My favorite animal (other than cats & dogs): Horse

My favorite game: Apples to Apples

Best gift ever: Anything sweet, I have a huge sweet tooth!

My superpower would be: I would love to fly or teleport so I could travel anywhere in the world.

Life philosophy: Travel and experience as much of the world as possible!

Naperville pet event Yappy Hour at Two Bostons Springbrook store

Naperville Pet Event: Valentine Yappy Hour & 9th Anniversary Party at Two Bostons – Springbrook Location!

DATE: Friday, February 21st

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

PLACE: Two Bostons, Springbrook Prairie Pavillion Store [view on map]

Two Bostons is wearing their hearts on their sleeves, and celebrating their 9th anniversary in business with tons of super-yummy treats and extra TLC for your best tail-waggin’ buddies.

Stop by with your little sweethearts and share the LOVE!

Best dog parks in Oak Park, IL

Best Dog Parks in Oak Park, IL

Dog parents understand the importance of finding a great local dog park.  Dog parks are a great resource for your furry friend to run to his heart’s content, interact with other dogs, sniff new things, and buddy up to humans in attempts to gain cookies.  It is also a great place for pet parents to meet like-minded neighbors and share fur-children stories!  We’ve put together a list of the best dog parks in Oak Park, IL, to help you find a spot with the amenities, space, and cookie-dispensing humans that your pup is looking for!

  1. Maple Park Dog Park: Maple Park Dog Park is a dedicated dog off-leash area located in the Northwest corner of Maple Park (Harlem & Lexington).  This new dog park in Oak Park offers 12,000 square feet of crushed granite surface, benches, an electronic entry system, and a water spigot for the pups!  Maple Park Dog Park is open from sunrise to sunset.
  2. Ridgeland Common Dog Park: Located in the Southeast corner of Ridgeland Common Park (Ridgeland & South Blvd), Ridgeland Common Dog Park is about 8,700 square feet.  The dog park is open from sunrise to 10pm.
  3. Dog Park Plus: Dog Park Plus is the total fenced-in area of Ridgeland Common.  The entire area includes the above-mentioned Ridgeland Common Dog Park, plus additional fenced park land such as baseball fields and a ski hill.  Since these included areas of the greater Ridgeland Common are often in use for other purposes, Dog Park Plus is open select hours only.  The hours are infrequent and subject to change, so check out Park District of Oak Park’s Dog Park Information first to see if there’s an upcoming morning your dog can run free in the extended space.

Have fun exploring!

Celebrating Our Sweet 15

Happy Sweet 15!

Big Hellos, Woofs, Meows, Holas, Shaloms, and Bow Wows to all the Out-U-Go! family members, furry pet parents, and general supporters of the cats, dogs, and critters of the world.  My name is David Lipschultz.  I’m the president of Out-U-Go!, or in our world the TOP Top Dog.  I’m thrilled to announce that 2011 is officially our 15th year in business.  It’s been an absolutely amazing 15 years and I can’t say thank you enough to all of our wonderful pet parents, furry friends, and staff who have made it all possible!

When we started way way back in 1996 I had amazing days spent strolling through Oak Park with my furry buddies Callie, Molly, and Hazel to name a few. (Sorry if I’m name dropping).  We started with just a 6-foot leash, a forty-pound dog, and a great big dream.  Over the years we have been extremely fortunate to grow in to who we are today.  Out-U-Go! currently has seven locations throughout Illinois and Colorado and over the years we have accumulated nearly 1,000,000 visits under our collective leashes.

Our fifteenth year promises to be a great one.  We look forward to providing many great dog walks, kitty visits, and critter sits.  Thanks again to all of you in the Out-U-Go! stratosphere.  We couldn’t do it with out you!

Wags & Whiskers,