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I have been working for Urban Tailz since 2009 after moving to Chicago from Michigan. I have a background in sales and hospitality, and I strive to make Urban Tailz the Four Seasons of dog walking.

rita the dog sleeping on her back on the couch with yellow blanket keeping her warm

House Sitting vs. Boarding

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Thinking of taking a trip soon after getting vaccinated? We go over the benefits of in-home house sitting vs taking your pet to a kennel.

pet of the month jerry laying on a bed with his head resting comfortably in his paws

May Pet of the Month: Jerry

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May Pet of the Month is a rescue from Oklahoma who is far too cute for his own good, and he knows it. He’s a great snuggler, loves playing fetch with his ball, and enjoys chasing birds when he’s out on walks.

close-up of dog with tongue out

April Pet of the Month: Milo

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Milo is the most affectionate, goofy, friendly, smart and lovable 11 month Mini Bernedoodle who weighs in at a whopping 43 pounds (mostly fur) and loves to play and make friends with humans and doggos.

a yellow lab and a terrier mix on an adventure dog walk with luscious trees and a river in the background

Our Favorite Adventure Gear

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We treat our Adventure Walks like hikes (because they basically are). As such, we like to come prepared with water, snacks and durable dog gear. It also doesn’t hurt to have a towel in the trunk just in case.

white Cavapoo on an adventure dog walk with tall grasses in the background

Choose Your Own Adventure

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We’ve scoped out all the forest preserves and lakefront paths near Chicago. We give you our top list of places to take your pets on an Adventure Dog Walk.

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January Pet of the Month: Harris

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Adventure enthusiast Harris is our January Pet of the Month. He is a One Tail at a Time rescue from Alabama who still is a country boy at heart.