Hyde Bark Dog Walking

Hyde Park Chicago's #1 Dog Walkers

  • Professional

    We are a professional business licensed in the city of Chicago and we are also fully insured and bonded. We understand that your pets are part of your family and their emotional and physical well-being is always our number one priority. In addition to pet insurance, we also carry an expanded bonding policy so both your pets and your property are always protected when they are with us.

  • Reliable

    We use Pet Check Technology for the ultimate assurance your pet is being fully cared for in your absence. You will receive real-time notifications when your walker arrives and departs for your pets’ visits and real-time reports include a personal note, GPS map and photos of your pet. We also offer flexible online scheduling which you can do in seconds from your computer or via the easy-to-use Pet Check mobile app so you can schedule exactly what you need, when you need it.

  • Loving

    Each of our walkers has previous experience caring for pets personally and/or professionally and has passed a background check. Many have also earned certifications in various areas of pet care. Additionally, we pay our walkers significantly better than the majority of dog walking services. Most of our team has been with us for a year or more and we have the utmost confidence in each and every one of our walkers! We believe in quality over quantity and we only pair with the most loving and dedicated people.

  • Local

    We are independently owned and operated and located right in the heart of Hyde Park. Hyde Bark’s owner and manager are both permanent Hyde Park residents. We service exclusively the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Woodlawn and Bronzeville communities. Most of our walkers also all live on the southside of Chicago ensuring there is always somebody nearby if you need a last-minute walk

Our Walkers

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Founder of Hyde Bark Dog Walking, LeAnna is a Hyde Park resident and longtime dog lover. She has over a decade of experience as both a dog owner and pet care provider. She is certified in Animal Care, Veterinary Support Assistance, Animal Psychology and Animal Training. She specializes in special needs and rescue dogs. LeAnna and Brandon also offer limited boarding in their home for dogs and cats.
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Brandon is married to Hyde Bark owner LeAnna and is both our manager and dog walker. He has owned and raised several dogs of his own and has a special affinity for pit bull mixes and other energetic, loving breeds. Dogs naturally connect with Brandon’s genuine love and natural ability to train and teach. Brandon and LeAnna also offer limited boarding in their home for dogs and cats.
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Aaron is a Hyde Park resident and experimental musician spanning many different genres with special training in classical composition. He plays and records music with his own band as well as with others. He has extensive experience in pet-sitting everything from turtles to rabbits to dogs. He was Hyde Bark’s first-ever hire and is also certified in Animal Psychology.
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Jacob is a Hyde Park resident with a degree in documentary film. He makes videos for non profit organizations and he also volunteers with the Chicago Childcare Collective. He grew up around many types of dogs and has special experience with caring for elderly canines. He is certified in Animal Care and joined Hyde Bark in 2015.
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Lyvonne is a Hyde Park resident who joined Hyde Bark in 2015. She has extensive experience caring for animals on a professional level and worked previously for a South Loop animal hospital. Her specialty is winning over even the most standoffish dogs and always putting the pups first. She is certified in Animal Care. Lyvonne also offers limited boarding in her home for dogs.
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Jaeymes is a Hyde Park Resident and a Lutheran seminarian. Jaeymes loves his two kitties, Peighton and Amarit, Netflix binges, cooking and church activities. He loves animals because of how pure their love is for those who care of them and has a gentle heart towards cats and dogs alike
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Jenna is a Hyde Park resident and joined Hyde Bark after having first been a client! She has three dogs of her own, all with very different personalities and their own special needs. She grew up in Texas where she fostered dogs growing up. She enjoys cooking and reading (Harry Potter is a favorite) in her spare time.
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Allison is Hyde Park resident with previous experience as a professional dog walker in the South Loop. Allison studied creative writing in college and is a singer, dancer and performer with a passion for pole dancing. She loves dogs because they are pure-hearted and optimistic creatures who yearn to bond with their human counterparts.
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Kooper is a longtime Hyde Park resident and has an M.Div. from the Chicago Theological Seminary which she is still actively involved in. Kooper is extremely gentle and kind with a natural empathy for animals. She has previous freelance experience caring for other people’s pets and has owned several different breeds of dogs throughout her life.
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Anna is a personal friend of owners LeAnna and Brandon. She joined us from Paws and Claws Pet Care in Logan Square. Anna is passionate about cooking and eating vegetarian cuisine, lifting weights, yoga and biking. She is always willing to go the extra mile for people’s pets and is extremely hard-working and reliable.

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