September 6, 2015

About Us

Welcome to Hyde Bark! So, what makes us different and why should you choose us to take care of your furry companion? Let’s find out!

Each and every one of our walkers is carefully selected, vetted and trained. Our walkers are certified in both Animal Training & Behavior and Pet First Aid and CPR, and they have also completed a five part custom Hyde Bark Pet Care Certification Test. Our full-time walkers make up over half of our staff also enjoy such benefits as a weekly minimum guarantee, mileage reimbursement, paid sick and personal days and health insurance coming (coming Dec 2020). We are firm believers that happy employees make happy clients!

2. Professional, licensed, insured and bonded 

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 our number one priority. In addition to pet insurance, we carry an expanded bonding policy so both your pets and your property are always protected when they are with us. We are also proud to have all five stars on Yelp and be accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

3. Ultimate accountability and convenience with an easy-to-use app for real-time reports and client scheduling 

We use Time to Pet 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 reports including 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 Time to Pet mobile app so you can schedule exactly what you need, when you need it.

4. Local, trusted, family-owned and community-based 

Hyde Bark is owned by local Hyde Park residents wife and husband LeAnna and Brandon. We only service the Hyde Park, Bronzeville and Woodlawn areas so that we can focus on helping the communities that mean so much to us. We absolutely love meeting so many of our neighbors and giving them a peace of mind that their pets are truly loved and cared for when they are away. Word-of-mouth has always been our number one advertiser and we recommend simply asking your friends and neighbors about us!