June 15, 2019

Our Story

Welcome to Hyde Bark!

Hi! I am LeAnna 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 always said it was the “best job I ever had”. Prior to starting Hyde Bark, I was a stay-at-home mom. Once my son started school, I decided to get back into dog walking for no other reason than it was something I had always loved doing. My goal was to only service my neighborhood of Hyde Park that I loved so much and to be the best and most dedicated service. Eventually I would employ (and pay well) a passionate, well-trained and diverse team. I also wanted ultimate accountability which is why we use Time to Pet which provides clients with real-time reports, photos and maps for each service. In early 2016 my husband, Brandon, quit his job to help manage Hyde Bark and the two of us have been running the business 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 all five star reviews on Yelp, Google and Facebook and an A+ rating with the BBB but it is really word of mouth that has helped us grow the most! 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 proud that we offer actual employment with training, certification courses and mentoring. All of our walkers are also certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and Animal Training & Behavior. Many of our walkers have been with us for years!