June 15, 2019

Our Story

Welcome to Hyde Bark!

My name is LeAnna Quartuccio and I started Hyde Bark in 2015 after having worked as a dog walker for other companies as well as on my own for over a decade. I started my business for the sole reason that I love taking care of pets and indeed originally Hyde Bark was just me. My goal was to be completely local with the best and most dedicated service, and eventually I would employ (and pay well) a passionate, well-trained and diverse team. I also wanted ultimate accountability which is why we use an app that provides clients with real-time reports, photos and maps for each service. Within months I hired my first walker, and my husband, Brandon, took a big risk by quitting his cushy office job to join me in running Hyde Bark full-time. Brandon and I have run Hyde Bark together ever since.

I am so proud to have grown from a single client back in 2015 to today in which our small team cares for nearly 150 pets each and every day all in the Hyde Park area. We have over 40 five star reviews on Yelp but it is really word of mouth that has helped us grow the most! My goal is still to “keep it small and local” and indeed we oftentimes have wait lists for new clients. I love being out there with the animals still and I love to see the happiness our walkers get from working and connecting with animals, too. I am also proud that we offer actual employment with training, certification courses and mentoring, Several of our walkers have been with us since the beginning and make a good living for themselves just by spending time with pets every day! I am truly living my dream and it’s all thanks to our wonderful clients and wonderful team.