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 was in the hospitality industry for years and also have a background in IT. 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 I now have two great Italian Greyhounds Casey and Raleigh that keep me busy. My pups are my babies, so I know just how important our furry clients are to their families!
I grew up in Tinley Park and I have been living in Chicago for about 5 years now working as a licensed esthethican. Growing up we always had multiple pets in the house. I have always had a passion for animals, big or small, fluffy or bald. Sadly my current apartment doesn't allow pets making Urban Tailz the perfect way to get my animal fix.
In my free time I enjoy painting, baking, reading, bike riding, and of course my family and friends!
I joined Urban Tailz in 2014. I grew up in a southwest suburb of Chicago. I've been in Chicago sin I began college at Loyola in 2009.
I grew up with a lab named Ben, and then in 2013 I adopted the most energetic puppy in the shelter - my pit bull mix Penny.
Urban Tailz has become a home for me, and taking care of all of our furry friends each day has become a passion.
Hi! I'm Alison- or Ali- and I have lived in Chicago all of my life. Since moving out of my family home and away from my furry brother Shiloh- he's a little Morkie- I have come to the conclusion that I need dogs in my life. I am unable to have a furry family member in my building, and I have MAJOR dog fever! Being with Urban Tailz helps break this fever because now I get to walk and play with some of the coolest pups in town!
When I'm not walking dogs, I enjoy crafting, baking, working out, sipping cheap wine and eating cheese. Also, my baby nephew is pretty fun to play with!
Hi, I'm Alex. I moved to this beautiful city three years ago and currently live in Buck Town with my girlfriend and two cats. I can't think of a better job than getting to hang out with dogs all day and walking around the great neighborhoods of Chicago.
While I'm not walking dog's I enjoy coding, creating custom graphics, taking pictures, and binging my favorite tv shows.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Hello, I'm David. I was born in FL but grew up in the Joliet/Plainfield area(southwest burbs). I was raised in a family where everyone has pets. I enjoy spending time with all animals, especially the walks.
In the mornings and evenings I'm a certified trainer, yoga teacher, and holistic nutritional counselor. In the mid day I walk dogs. For fun I love to be helpful, fix and build things, bike ride, write, watch movies, listen to music, meet new friends, and learn new things. I find the balanced combination of helping others, animals and nature, exercise, and eating clean leads to happy health.
I was born and raised in Southern Wisconsin, and moved to Chicago in Spring of 2017. I am an avid cyclist and moviegoer, so living in a city where I can bike everywhere and there are always movie events going on had been a lot of fun!
I grew up living with animals, and having a job that lets me work with animals has been a great way to fill the void of not having a cat and dog myself anymore.
When I am not walking dogs, I am usually biking around Chicago, studying to become a web developer, watching movies, or reading books
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 have lived in Chicago my entire life, growing up in the now-booming Logan Square area. I've worked for Urban Tailz since 2014.
I don't have any pets at this time, but I often have my niece and nephew over, whom many have confused as chimpanzees. Urban Tailz allows me to play with lots of animals on a daily basis, which I love.
When I'm not working for Urban Tailz, I love playing music, and I consider myself an avid cinephile.
Hi, I'm Greg. I grew up in the western suburbs and relocated to Chicago in 2015. I graduated from DePaul University with a degree in media and cinema studies.
Part of my interest in dogs started as I became a volunteer at adoption centers in Chicago, mainly PAWS and Anti-Cruelty Society. Spending time with my furry clients give me more exposure as well as great entertainment.
I love watching Chicago sports, especially the Bulls. I also enjoy cooking and watching movies.
Hi my name is Heriberto. I have lived in Chicago most of my life. I am currently serving in the United States Army reserve. I had a pup named Paco who was a husky/poodle mix but had to leave him at home because where I'm living doesn't allow dogs.
I love this job because I just love dogs. Ever since I was little my favorite thing to do would be to go walk around with my dog. I love to play with all types of dogs big or small, they are all loved.
Hi! My name is Iliana and I live in the Humboldt Park area. Dogs are my favorite, as I've had a shihpoo and golden retriever as a kid. I love meeting new dogs and getting to play with them and give them love!
I am currently studying architecture and fine arts, and hope to get a degree in the future for construction sciences. I like to build things and work with my hands. I usually bike places with my friends in my spare time and love going out downtown and exploring the city!
Hi! I'm Jack. I grew up in a Northwest Suburb outside of Chicago and moved back here to this great city after living in Tampa the last 6 years. No longer in the sunshine state and preparing myself for the cold to come. I figure what better way to stay warm then walking fluffy friends around the city!
I grew up with a lab/husky and was a proud parent to two chihuahuas who now reside back with my parents since the dog rent was higher than my own in the city. So I am definitely lacking some dog pals these days! When I'm not walking dogs, you will find me watching all sorts of teen dramas on TV and chick flicks. What can I say, hopeless romantic!
Hey, I'm Jason! I'm a long time dog lover, experienced pet care professional and master belly rub administrator. I'm knowledgable in canine behavior and psychology as well as have experience with basic training!
I work closely with your dog with the goal of getting to know them personally to understand their individual needs and personalities. Personally, I believe dogs are a true gift in life to us, and there are few things as special than the deep, loving bonds we develop with them.
When I'm not caring for our canine companions, I'm a musician, audio engineer and a vocalist. I'm also an avid cyclist, occasional writer, and deep-dish pizza enthusiast
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!
I've grown up around dogs and cats for most of my life, and have great affection for them. Joining Urban Tailz was an easy decision -- the owners and staff are terrific, and few things make me happier than spending time with animals. Our furry companions need care, exercise, socialization and love, and I'm committed to providing them with plenty of each.
When I'm not doing Urban Tailz, I can usually be found in Logan Square, where I live, or on the near south side. I'm interested in art and how it means what it means.
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.
Hi, I'm John! I grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky but have lived in Chicago for 15 years. I love dogs and Chicago, so working for UrbanTailz is an incredibly fun way to see the City while getting in some fun pup time.
When I'm not working for UrbanTailz I work for a local Chicago youth soccer club as a professional youth soccer coach. I've been coaching kids for over ten years and love it. I'm also a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish!
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.
I grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago and I am online student pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. My passion for animals keeps me motivated everyday. I've observed at animal hospitals as a part of my curriculum which has helped further my comfort levels with all animals!
I have owned and cared for dogs of all sizes (Min-Pin Chihuahua, Golden Retriever, Pit Bull, Alaskan Malamute). My apartment does not allow dogs so currently I have a cat named Joffery and a bearded dragon named Dragon.
I soon will be taking courses on animal behavior and breeds. I used to run cross country and track so I have no problem taking your pups for a stroll! In my free time you can typically catch me outside, at concerts, or baseball games.
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!
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!
My name is Krystle! I moved to the city from Rockford, Illinois shortly after attending make up school downtown. Walking dogs and taking care of cats has always been a part of my life. I've loved animals since I was a little girl, from nursing sick squirrels back to health to raising rescue cats. I currently have 3 cats of my own, (one with special needs) and a dog back home. I'm so excited to give your little family members love!
Hi! my name is Mandie! I grew up in the Seattle area, but have called Chicago my home for the past 12 years now. I reside in Portage Park with my three kids and five cats. Yes, it's a full house! I am an animal lover through and through. All of my pets have been important and irreplaceable members of my family. I love walking with Urban Tailz and can't think of anything more fun than hanging with awesome animals.
In my free time I am an avid yoga, love to read, eat, bake, hike, do anything outdoors and hang with my family and friends.
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.
My name is Mercedes and I have always loved being surrounded by animals. I love working for Urban Tailz because I love to take care of your beloved fur-babies.
I am originally from Indiana and moved to Chicago to work in the arts. I studied vocal performance in school and enjoyboth performing and working behind the scenes. In my spare time I love to travel, read, create and play with my two dogs, Fritz and Theoden.
Chicago is such a fantastic city and I love that I get to spend my days with these four-legged friends- everyday is a new adventure!
Hi! I'm Bekah and I'm a Chicago nativewith a love for pets and the outdoors! I've been a pet owner all my life and love doing what i can to help animals so Urban Tailzis the perfect place for me. I currently share my home with my wonderful dog Finn and two cats Echo and Ophelia. I love to spend time with them playing and going on long walks .
When I'm not walking dogs I love to take photos, listen to records, curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, watch Steven Universe, and go on excellent adventures with my son and partner.
I love taking care of animals big and small and look forward to meeting yours!
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.
I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and just moved to the beautiful city of Chicago one year ago. I've grown up with and been exposed to a variety of dogs. My grandparents bred golden retrievers for years, and in my own home we had a chihuahua terrier mix. I love walking and playing with dogs and I can't wait to take great care of your pets!
When I'm not walking with Urban Tailz, I'm either writing or doing stand up comedy and improv all around the city.
Hey, I'm Ulysse. Originally I am from Los Angeles California but have been in Illinois since 2011. I recently made the change from the suburbs to the city. I will admit that being from the west coast there is some bias, but I can honestly say Chicago is my favorite city aside from the quarter of the year it turns into Antarctica.
Related to the move, I am leaving my adorable labradoodle in the suburbs which is why I decided to join Urban Tailz. There couldn't be a more perfect way to fill that dog shaped void, though cats also work. My interests other than pups Include film, fitness, tabletop and virtual games, and travel.
I am pursuing a career as an actor, It is a love I've fallen for over the past year. In terms of training, I went to school at Bradley, marketing and entrepreneurship, am a personal trainer, have experience in the service industry, and classes at second city. That means I can get your pup in sled dog shape or how about some doggy improv!