I went to culinary school with aspirations on being the next great chef, but quickly realized the crazy hours and intense atmosphere were not for me. I joined Urban Tailz in 2005, and it's been my home ever since.
I have two wonderful dogs Mucha and Tesla that are my life outside of Urban Tailz. They keep me busy, full of love, and well-entertained. I get to play with lots of kitties and dogs on a daily basis working for Urban Tailz, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I love cooking, but my passion now and forever will always be taking care of all my wonderful furry friends and their owners.
I grew up in Michigan and moved to Chicago in 2007. Chicago has always been my favorite city, and I have always wanted the big-city life. I started working for Urban Tailz in 2009.
I spent 8 years working in the hospitality industry before coming to Urban Tailz. My years working in hotels and customer service have given me invaluable knowledge that translates well to the pet service industry. I strive to make Urban Tailz the Four Seasons of pet services!
I've had animals for most of my life, and my obsession for animals knows no bounds. We have four dogs at home and would probably have more if I didn't already think people thought we were crazy. My dogs are my babies, so I know just how important our furry clients are to their families.
I'm Joanna, a freelance writer and Kentucky native. I've worked with animals for years, first as a regular pet-sitter and later as a Humane Society volunteer.
I grew up in a house full of pets - dogs, cats, rats, bearded dragons, the works - but I'm currently without a dog and missing one dearly. That said, I can't imagine a better way to spend my days than walking for Urban Tailz!
My hobbies include running, yoga, dipping pizza in ranch and overindulging my two very needy cats.
I grew up in a small town west of Chicago and moved here around 15 years ago. I love Chicago and don't plan on ever living anywhere else. I live in Humboldt Park with my husband and Pit Bull Dyna. I love all dogs, but I'm definitely a big fan of bully breeds.
I can't get enough of dogs, and working for Urban Tailz gives me the opportunity to be around all sorts of different sizes and breeds. It also gets me out and moving! When I'm not walking dogs I also work at a beer bar where I've learned a ton about beer, and get to try different kinds too. I love watching movies and hanging with my husband and dog.
My name's Paige! I moved to Chicago from Oregon to see what big city life is all about and I'm loving it so far. I have always had a huge spot in my heart for animals and decided I wanted to start working towards a career where I get to help animals anyway I can. Let me love your fur babies!
I've worked in the service industry for the last 8 years so I understand the power of open communication and resolving problems quickly. It makes me smile to see how happy your animals are when we go out for a walk or just to sit and visit with them.
Hello! My name is Jessie. I grew up in Iowa, but moved to Chicago with my husband and my two children five years ago. I was a stay at home mother for the first 6 years, then made the transition into teaching preschool! I have a lot of patience and feel like my love for children translates well to my love for animals as well!
These dogs are your family and I will care for them and love them as if they were my own. When I'm not walking dogs, I enjoy dancing and reading. Running in the summer and skiing in the winter. Also, I am currently enrolled in school furthering my education in early childhood development. I love animals very much and I will make sure to treat your fur babies with care and lots of love!
I grew up on a farm and love the outdoors and animals. Working for Urban Tailz allows me to hang out with great dogs while also being outside on a daily basis.
While I'm not walking dogs, I enjoy working out and doing anything outdoors. I also enjoy riding my scooter around town during the summer months.
Hi! My name is Alma, and I have been working for Urban Tailz almost as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have walked dogs and taken care of cats all over this beautiful city. I love being outdoors and being active, so this is the perfect job for me. When I'm not walking dogs, biking, or skating, I also enjoy playing and watching soccer. I love walking around Chicago and noticing simple beauty, like flowers and butterflies.
Taking care of animals makes me happy, and I will be sure to take great care of yours!
Hey! I’m Alp, film school graduate and Istanbul native. After I graduated from college I worked for couple visual editorial and advertisement companies. Not long enough later I discovered that I just wanted to focus on my art projects and use my skills just for artistic reasons. So I made my move to Chicago to work on my upcoming album and short movie projects. When I moved to Chicago, I had to leave my old friend Zeus and his baby boy TG with my mom. It didn’t take long enough for me to understand that I can’t live without an animal around me so I got my little, short hair, black cat Bean who’s always busy with running around the house, sleeping and sneaking into the bathtub.
I was always a big time walker and most of my creative ideas came into me while I’m on my daily walk routines and thanks to Urban Tailz, I have my cute friends to accompany me on my walks.
Hi! I'm Amanda. I was born and raised in the best city there is...Chicago! I enjoy working for Urban Tailz because there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy animal waiting for you as you walk through the door!
When I'm not with my furry animal friends I like to go for runs and play tennis. I also enjoy checking out different coffee shops and restaurants in the city. And of course, hanging with my friends and family!
Hi there, I'm Aminn! I grew up in Iowa and now live in Humbolt Park, Chicago with my amazing roommates. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, and I also love yoga/stretching, meditation, cooking, and biking around and exploring the city! I work as a freelance music transcriptionist and am also currently working on original music for lots of different projects, including a solo album.
I look forward to meeting you and some adorable pups and to sharing that greatness of experience with Urban Tailz!
Hi! I'm Angel! I have lived in Chicago my whole life and have always loved animals. I love being around all kinds of animals, but I'm a dog lover above everything else. Working for Urban Tailz not only allows me to take my doggie friends on adventurous walks, but also allows me to build a bond and friendship with each and every one of them.
My clients know my love for all things Bravo TV, so they usually have the channel listed for me when I'm house sitting with one of my furry friends. There's nothing better than snuggling up with one of my doggie clients while watching Real Housewives!
My name is Anne, and when I graduated college in DC I knew I wanted to move to Chicago. After moving, Urban Tailz felt like the perfect fit for me.
I grew up with dogs, first a mutt named Curry and then two corgis named Boomer and Lucy. I always loved playing with them, and missed getting to take care of dogs while I lived in DC. Luckily, my roommates and I got to take care of a cat named Finn and I discovered a love of cats.
When I’m not walking dogs or taking care of cats, I like riding my bike around the city and playing guitar.
Hi! I'm Annie, and I love dogs more than anything! I grew up in Oak Park just outside of Chicago and have lived here and loved it ever since. I left for a few years to attend school in Tacoma, Washington, and while it was beautiful there I missed my dog, my city, and my people so much I had to come back.
I am so excited to be walking with Urban Tailz, can't imagine anything better than being paid to hang out with and care for dogs all while actively exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago through fresh eyes. I grew up with all kinds of pets, dogs being the stars of the show. Recently, I moved into my own place where I cannot have pets, so I'm extremely excited to be able to keep dogs in my everyday life. I have been walking and sitting them for almost 10 years, and am now driving a doggy daycare school bus in the mornings- I am living and breathing dog transportation and I am so grateful for the trust involved with this line of work.
Outside of walking and driving pups around I love cooking, crafting, hiking, and vegging out watching tv- all things that are better with a furry friend around!
Hi! My name is Ashley and I currently live in Ukrainian Village with my husband and Basset Hound puppy named Winnie. I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have had experience caring for many different pets growing up (cats, hamsters, cockatiels, bearded dragons). Animals have a special place in my heart and it's a goal of mine to always be an advocate for our furry friends through volunteer work and through Urban Tailz!
When I am not walking dogs or watching Winnie run in slow motion at the dog park (Basset Hounds aren't very quick), I am usually studying music, running on the 606, or singing karaoke with friends (Alanis Morissette anyone?). Having a blast with your pup on a walk and seeing how excited they are to go outside for an adventure just makes my day!
I grew up in rural Illinois and moved to Chicago in 2005. I now live with my girlfriend, her two kitties Bela and Gus, and our crazy rabbit Choo Choo. I started working for Urban Tailz in 2006, and it has been my home ever since.
There is nothing better than spending my day with all my furry companions! Animals are my life, and I couldn't imagine not being around them everyday.
Hey there! My name is Brittany. I've been living in Chicago for about 4 years now and absolutely love this city. Exploring is one of my favorite things to do during my free time and thanks to Urban Tailz, I'm now able to adventure around Chicago with man's best friend. I've always had such a love for animals since I grew up around so many and I couldn't think of a better gig for myself than hanging out with dogs all day and enjoying the outdoors!
Aside from my love for animals, I am also a free lance circus performer who specializes in fire eating. I spend my weekends traveling to wherever entertainment is needed and I also vend at festivals over the summer selling custom wire wrap pendents.
Hey, I’m Brittany!
I was born and raised in Texas, but I’ve been living in Chicago for almost 3 years. The last 2 of those have been spent finishing grad school at SAIC where I completed my MFA in studio practices, writing, and critical studies. Now that I’ve graduated and can call myself a master of art, I’m looking forward to mastering the art of the dog walk with Urban Tailz.
While the whirlwind of being in school again has kept me from owning a pet since living in Texas (where I cohabited with a cocker spaniel, 2 bassets, and a greyhound throughout my life there), I’ve surrounded myself with a community of animal lovers who benevolently allow me to take part in the love and care of their pets of many shapes and sizes.
When I’m not hanging with my friends and their animals, you can catch me biking around Logan Square, gazing throughout the AIC, or reading and writing in the park if it’s not too cold. I hope to add a furry friend to the mix again one day, but I’m thankful I get to fill my present with caring for yours!
Hey, I'm Connor!
I'm originally from Quincy, Illinois, and have been living here in Chicago for about four years. I've recently just graduated from DePaul University with a major in English Lit, and have been spending my free time exploring the city and meeting plenty of new and outrageous people that this city abounds with. I love to read, write strange poetry, paint, draw, take long walks, hang out at the beach, watch movies, talk about movies, and all around have a good time.
I've been around dogs all my life, and like most of us here feel a little bit more joy in my life each time I get to play with and take care of them. I'd be honored and delighted to walk your pups.
I’m a Chicago native going to school right now pursuing my recording arts degree at Columbia. I enjoy the city a lot and know just about every inch of it as I have loved all over.
I have been around dogs since I was born, and I have a great passion for animals as a whole. I have trained large breed dogs and also have two of my own named blue and dexter who I love very much.
My hobbies include gaming and anything sound design.
Hello! My name is Devin Ann and I love dogs! I grew up in Jefferson Park, was raised with three beautiful big dogs, and I’ve been in love with them ever since! I also currently have a three legged cat named Harley Quinn.
I am a full time hair stylist and have been behind the chair for almost ten years. In my spare time I love to hang out with my family and my sisters pit bull Gertty.
I’m very excited to be a part of the Urban Tailz family and to lend a helping hand to our four legged friends and their families.
Hello! I'm Emilio! I'm 24. Growing up my family always exposed me to a wide array of exotic animals, due to the rural locations they inhabited and the positions as ranch veterinarians and research biologists they held. I grew to love, respect, and be completely fascinated by ALL of our fellow sentient living organisms; from the lowly workaholic ant to the 15ft long deadly snuggler boa constrictor snake. Yet if I'm being completely honest I did develop a bit of favoritism in the animal world, and to me personally there is a standout species: Canis lupus familiaris AKA ♥Dogs♥. Although very common and domesticated worldwide, to me nothing beats man's best friend, because well it's in the tagline, man's best friend. I very much am obsessed with our loyal, dopey, playful, cute, needy, protective furry friends. And Urban Tailz allows me to spend fun quality time with doggies while getting much needed fresh air and exercise outside.
I say "much needed fresh air and exercise" because professionally I work as a video editor and have to spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen stitching and tweaking narratives. The recreational things I enjoy the most are: Korean variety shows, weight lifting, running, cycling, filmmaking, comics, sculpting with clay, cooking, swimming, sailing/boating, stand up, and watching movies.
I'm Evan - originally grew up in Glenview, IL, but I always claimed to be a Chicago-native, like most suburbanites. I moved to Chicago to study Psychology at DePaul University where I graduated earlier this year (2018).
Recently, my girlfriend and I rescued an 11-year-old Havanese mix named Paige. We've only had her for almost a year, but she has quickly become our Princess.
While my parents never let us own any pets growing up, that didn't stop me from surrounding myself with dogs as much as I could. I would visit my aunts Shih Tzus on a weekly basis and would often offer to look after dogs of friends and family members at any opportunity available. I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to socialize and care for a number of different dogs and pets on a daily basis working with Urban Tailz.
Originally from Evanston, I went to college in Maryland then worked in D.C. and Michigan before returning to Chicago 4 years ago. I recently finished law school at The John Marshall Law School. I am currently working as a research assistant until I am sworn in and officially receive my license to practice law here in Illinois.
I grew up with yellow labs and several birds, I currently have two pet rats - Bella and Penelope. For me, nothing beats a beautiful Chicago summer day, especially if you add in the beach and a dog or two.I am an avid photographer who loves to travel and meet new people. I also enjoy biking, swimming, and skateboarding.
I'm happy to be a part of the Urban Tailz team and look forward to serving you and your awesome pups!
Hi! I'm Fernando, I’m from Mexico City, I've been living in Chicago for over 20 years, working mainly in the restaurant industry. I also worked as an exotic animal veterinary assistant in Chihuahua Mexico.
I grew up in a house full of farm animals. We also used to rescue street cats and dogs. At one point in time we had a chicken coop and 4 dogs and 27 cats in one household. Our family has always had deep love and respect for animals.
My hobbies include drawing, sculpting, and reading.
Hi! I'm Georgina. I'm from the Chicago suburbs, and currently attend DePaul University (majoring in Spanish & Political science, with a minor in Latinx Studies). I've lived in Chicago for two years! I have one dog (golden retriever, 2y/o) named Sunny. I absolutely adore him- I know we all say this about our dogs, but he is the best boy! On top of that, I have a family dog (yorkie-poo) named Sox (sorry Cubs fans, I didn't name him).
I am a dog/animal lover! As an owner, I understand the importance of walks and play time. I love working with Urban Tailz because it allows me to meet some amazing pups!
In November 2013 I joined the Urban Tailz team as part-time holiday help. I was asked to join the team full-time shortly after.
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in Wheaton. I have lived in the city for 4 and a half years. I share a home in Wicker Park with my boyfriend Michael, who also works for Urban Tailz.
My degree is in early childhood education. I have fallen so deeply in love with these animals that I don't know if I would ever go back!
Hello I'm Jennifer! I am from Evanston but grew up in Chicago all my life. I'm a mother of two beautiful children that are my life! I love to explore, be outdoors, and just be active. I'm such an animal lover. I grew up around dogs and cats as a little girl, so I decided working with dogs is something I want to do! I want to take care of your fur babies, I will treat them as if they were my own and care and love them!
When I'm not walking dogs, I work at a Subaru dealership as part time. I will also be furthering my education and attending school, and do plenty of activities with kids and enjoying life!
Hi! I'm Jesse! I'm originally from Southern Indiana, but moved to Chicago a little over a year ago. I feel like I still have a lot of the city to see and explore, but I really enjoy it so far!
I've held a variety of jobs so far. Most recently I worked in food service, where I was in charge of some very high volume kitchens. Aside from that, I performed standup comedy for the last six years! I've seen all the small to medium Midwest towns you dream of visiting as a child!
I started at Urban Tailz to try something totally different from a kitchen or office. I grew up on a small farm so I've always been surrounded by animals as long as I can remember. I really enjoy spending time with dogs especially, getting to explore the city and getting exercise so Urban Tailz is a perfect fit! Cant wait to meet you!
I grew up in Lakeview and have lived in Chicago my whole life. I love working for Urban Tailz because I get great exercise, and my furry friends make great company to any walk no matter the weather.
In my spare time, I love playing soccer and basketball. I also love going to the movies.
Hello, I’m Kathy! I grew up in a small town in Illinois and went to NIU for my Bachelor degree. I moved down south for 8 years where I worked in fitness and raised two beautiful Labradors.
Now that I’m back up north, I’m an in-home personal trainer and help take care of my clients pets when they are out of town. I'm very passionate about all animals and their happiness so this is absolutely the best job for EVERYONE involved.
Hi, I’m Kelly! I grew up in Iowa and moved to Chicago in 2013. My husband and I currently live downtown with our sassy mini-goldendoodle Olive. I love dogs, walking, and being outside, so I’m thrilled to be able to explore the city with new furry friends!
When I’m not doing something dog-related, I enjoy hiking, reading, listening to podcasts, and eating an inadvisable amount of pizza.
I grew up in Maryland and moved to Chicago 3 years ago. I have a great pitbull mix Penny who is almost 2 now!
I love working for Urban Tailz because I get to be outside, and I get to walk dogs. Who could ask for a better job? Exercise and being outside all day, plus hanging out with some great pups every day is a pretty sweet gig!
I went to Illinois Champaign-Urbana and have a BFA in acting, which I put to good use in the city in my night hours. I also am a founding member of Definition Theatre Company in Chicago, so look for me on your stages/tv screen when you ask your dog how our awesome walk was!
Hello! I grew up in Florida most of my life and have just recently moved to Chicago looking for a change of pace.
I was drawn to Urban Tailz out of my lifelong passion for animals, especially dogs. When I was a student at the University of Florida I volunteered at a canine cognition lab, where I gained professional, hands-on experience with dogs of all kinds and learned a lot about dog psychology. I've also walked and pet-sat dogs all throughout my life.
I love biking around, being outside, and most of all I love spending time with dogs, so I can't think of a better way to spend my time than working for Urban Tailz!
Hi! My name is Lily and I am a born-and-raised Chicagoan. I grew up on the south side with my german shephard-rotweiler-husky mix and moved to the north side after college. I started with Urban Tailz because dogs are the best people and I love how much they love to have fun. It’s impossible to be upset when the dog you’re with thinks you are the greatest thing to ever exist.
Outside of playing with dogs, I coach rowing on the Chicago River and eat lots of hot dogs.
I’m a chicago native who loves all animals-especially dogs. They are incredibly healing & make the world a better place. Working for Urban Tailz allows me to enjoy that great bond formed with all my furry friends.
I am a professional drummer & an international ashtanga yoga instructor who loves cooking, (especially doggie treats), gardening, & biking!
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I moved to Chicago in 2006 from Nebraska, and strangely enough, was not a football fan. I joined Urban Tailz in 2007, and I've become so fond of all my doggie friends. Going on long walks, teaching new tricks, and giving good scratches behind the ears are my specialty. When I'm not playing with my furry friends, I enjoy painting and creating things.
Hi! I’m Melissa. I have 2 snuggly kitties, Bo and Cal. I have been around dogs my entire 24 years of life and couldn't imagine anything less. I love working for Urban Tailz because it allows me to spend my days playing with all your wonderful dogs.
When I’m not working for Urban Tailz, I have my own online business that I work from home. I also love to dance and be active as much as I can outside in my free time. :)
Hi I'm Mindy! I've been in Chicago for over 20 years (Go White Sox!) but am originally from Kansas City (Go Royals!). I'm nuts about all animals and always have been. Currently I live with 2 kids, a cat, a dog, a fish, 3 chickens and a husband. It's a zoo for sure and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I have too many hobbies which is probably because I drink way too much coffee, but on any given day I'm into running, hiking, climbing, kettlebell swinging, dancing, knitting, reading and perfecting my pour-overs. I've been working in Television my whole career but am taking a hiatus this year to focus on some creative projects and in the meantime I'm loving this opportunity to get some fresh air every day and meet all these cute doggies via Urban Tailz.
Hi, I'm Muriel! I am an artist that loves to draw and paint, my favorite medium being watercolor. My second passion is music, I'm obsessed with finding new artists and diving into older music I may have missed.
After school, I spent 4 years in food service working as a barista, and just as many years working in retail. Though I always enjoyed connecting with customers and working with a team, I was unhappy with the culture of big corporations.
I've loved dogs all my life and spent my entire childhood begging for a puppy to no avail. I now have a puppy named Zelda who is a little fireball of energy and love. I've joined Urban Tailz so I can meet furry friends while spending more time enjoying the outdoors.
I have had dogs all my life, and dogs are my life. At this moment, my family includes two wonderful dogs who are my whole life outside of Urban Tailz. They keep me busy and full of love. Moreover, like all of us here, I get to continue my passion for dogs by working for Urban Tailz, and I get to walk with lots of amazing dogs everyday. My dogs are my life, my family and my babies, so I know and understand the responsibility and how important our little friends are to their families. Thank you!
Hi Everyone! I grew up in Skokie, and just recently moved to the city in October of 2018, and I absolutely love it! I spent most of the school year behind a desk, so I am super excited to actually be outside and explore the city while meeting some awesome pups!
I have grown up with dogs all my life, and I couldn't think of a better way to spend my time than taking care of them. I have a 6 year old golden retriever named Riley who thinks he is a lap dog-he's definitely not-and who has mastered the art of giving the side eye-which he probably learned from me!
When I'm not working, you can find me reading a book outside, writing my novel-which I swear one day I will finish-or watching way too much TV. Like way too much. So happy to be apart of the Urban Tailz team!!
Born in California, but raised in Connecticut, I found mycultural balance and home in Chicago 16 years ago, enjoying all the blues and greens of the "best coast" landscape.
Before moving here, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. I enjoyed a 10-year career in teaching and discovered my talent as a performance poet, while coaching high school slam poetry teams. I left education to pursue my Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from the School of the Art Institute, where I studied creative non-fiction and found my niche in writing braided narratives and as a visual artist creating concrete poetry.
These days, I’m excited to join the Urban Tailz team! Having grown up with dogs, I am a dog-lover at heart and now have one of my own. I wish I could spend every day with him, but since life requires that we earn a living, I’m looking forward to working with dogs in a professional capacity, enjoying nice walks, play time, and doggy kisses.
Hello, my name’s Randy. I grew up in Texas taking care of dogs, cats, pigs, and cows on a farm, so I’m an all-around animal lover. I like being active and getting outside, especially when that consists of meeting nice dogs!
I like making music in my spare time, primarily with synthesizers and sampled noise. I would love to make music for video games someday!
Hello! My name is Révan pronounced (Raven) I’m from Evanston Illinois also known as E-Town.
I recently took a break from working as a Broadcast TV news reporter and since I’ve always been an animal lover I decided to start this dog walking journey. I grew up caring for multiple pups at a time while working on my grandparents ranch, which was always the highlight of my summers. I love stopping people to pet their cute doggies every chance I get! Currently I have two sweet kitties whom I love so much!
When I’m not walking dogs, I love dancing to reggae/ dancehall music, sipping a nice cold glass of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc, taking long morning jogs, and meditating. I’m so excited to be a member of the Urban Tailz family and to show our furry friends some love!
Hi! I’m Sam and I’m from central Minnesota. I came to Chicago to attend DePaul, and stayed because the city has so much to offer, especially a lot of great music.
I grew up with two miniature poodles and have been a dog lover ever since. While I don’t currently have pets of my own, I hang out with my girlfriend’s Alaskan malamute every chance I can get! I am excited to make some new four legged friends with Urban Tailz.
I like to travel, bike around the city, and watch movies. In my spare time I’m probably at a show or doing sound experiments in my room.
Hi there! My name is Samantha and I am so excited to meet your furry friends! I am originally from Pittsburgh, but I've been in Chicago a few years and absolutely love it!
I like to stay active and I do a lot of yoga, running, and biking. I love a good cup of tea when it's cold out. I have a baby pug and a black cat at home, and they love to sniff me after walking! I can't wait to meet your pets!
Hi there! My name is Sean and I originally hail from way out west in Phoenix, AZ. I moved to Chicago 8 years ago to pursue music as an audio engineer, songwriter and producer. I've had the good fortune of being able to travel the country playing music to hosts of wonderful people and find that making real human connections in the world is such a rewarding passion.
That's also something I love about being able to walk dogs in the city! It keeps me on the move and engaged with the world outside. And of course there's always the companionship you get hanging out with your pups every day! I feel that creating strong, trusting bonds with animals is often just as rewarding as with people.
Hello! I'm Sireena, a young Chicago native. I live with two dogs, my lab pup Odin and 6 y/o pit named Chulo, and a cat who acts like a third dog lol. As a graduate from Columbia College, I'm pursuing a career in the music industry by night and relieving stress with my besties at Urban Tailz by day.
I look forward to taking adventures with my new friends, clearing my head and boosting my mood. It's hard to have a bad day with all the kisses and happy dances awaiting every greeting! I in return, give them the same energy back, lots of affection, compliments and playtime.
When I'm not with my furry friends, I enjoy cooking, longboarding, and performing at or booking live music events.
I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and decided to move out to Chicago in 2014 for School. I wanted to get involved with comedy and improv and what better place than Chicago.
Growing up I had two dogs and a cat. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day and having all your animals meet you at the door. Since moving to the city I haven't had the means to have a pet of my own. With Urban Tailz I am able to get my dog fix. I love and care about animals, so it's a perfect job where I get to go on adventures with these pets and show them how much they are loved.
Hi! My name is Willy, I'm an actor/comedian originally from Littleton, Colorado. I moved to Chicago right out of high-school for school, where I went to Columbia College to study Musical Theater and Comedy Writing. I then moved to Los Angeles for a few years, and am now very happy and excited to be back in the Windy City.
Growing up, I was always surrounded by dogs, usually a cross breed of some sort. I'd spend hours walking them, rough-housing with them, or just chilling and watching Frasier with them (their favorite).
I love comedy, I love to perform, I love to write, I love to bike, and I love hanging with cool dogs all day. I'm very happy to be working with Urban Tailz and hanging with some four-legged friends.
Hello! I’m Zac. I grew up in Hawaii and Seattle before moving to Illinois at 10 years old. I’ve spent a lot of time around dogs through the years, but it wasn’t until last year when I rescued a very sweet, but very reactive baby pit bull, that I realized how engaging and enlightening of an experience it is to learn and grow with animals. Since then I’ve decided I want to spend as much time with dogs as I can. I now volunteer with Chicago Animal Care & Control, and hope to maybe one day further pursue a career with dogs.
When I’m not around dogs, I’m working as a creative director for a small multimedia agency I’ve been with since I graduated high school— primarily doing work with musicians, artists, community organizations, and fashion brands.
So excited to be with Urban Tailz and make new friends with so many beautiful pups.