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 Michigan but now consider Chicago my home. Working with Urban Tailz over the years has helped me take root in the city because I've truly found a dream job! Since I don't have any pets of my own yet, it's been wonderful to bond with all kinds of animals as a "pet auntie". Hanging out and playing with your pets is a joy each and every day.
In my free time I love to cook, eat, travel and Netflix binge, preferably all in the company of my friends and family.
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 Allison. I grew up in both Chicago and Seattle and currently live in Albany Park with my boyfriend and our incredible dog, Sydney. I can’t imagine a job that could be more fun than spending time outside with dogs, so I love working for Urban Tailz!
I’m also a musician and when I’m not out walking, I’m probably playing the flute. I recently got my Masters degree in flute performance from a conservatory in Boston and moved back to Chicago in 2014 to play with the Civic Orchestra. I am very happy to be back in my home city! In addition to playing music, I love biking, reading, listening to records, and finding new places to eat.
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 Betsy, and I just moved to Chicago in the early months of 2017. I was born in the midwest, but grew up in northern California, before heading down south to study film in the Los Angeles area. I graduated from Biola University in 2016 and have been a freelance video editor ever since!
When I'm not spending some quality time with your adorable dogs, you can usually find me trying to keep up with the real athletes on the Lakefront Trail, nursing my caffeine addiction at the closest coffee shop, obsessing over the newest additions to Netflix and Spotify, and getting hopelessly lost in the beautiful city of Chicago.
I was born and raised in Chicago and never want to leave, mostly because I hate paying the tolls to get out of here. But truly, it's an awesome city and being a walker for Urban Tailz has allowed me to get a better experience of what each area has to offer as my dog buds escort me around their neighborhood.
My hobbies include cuddling with my dog Twinkie, technology (I'm currently studying computer science), hanging out with my friends and family, and football season. Sometimes I get to combine all of the above!
Hello! My name is Brenda and I have been living with a furry companion most of my life after I initially begged my mom for a dog when I was a little girl. My first dog, Bessy, who has now sadly passed away of old age, really reinforced my love for animals. She was the best furry friend I could ever have and was there for the tough times too. We made a few more friends over the years of all kinds- cats, turtles, more dogs, etc.
Currently I live in Chicago, with my sassy torti and my ball of energy shepard mix pup. My love for animals lead me to study the field of biological sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago. My end goal is to work for a veterinary clinic so I can take care of all our furry best friends. I am excited to meet your furry companions and promise to take care of them as if they were one of my own.
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.
Hi! I'm Cristina! Since moving back to Chicago in 2012, Urban Tailz has been a huge part of my life and lifestyle. The best part of my job is getting to see wagging tails and get tons of love from all of the pups! I also love all the exercise and being able to stay in different parts of the city I've grown up in.
In my spare time, I like to (deep breath) instruct painting classes, make silver and copper jewelry, do yoga, watch Law and Order SVU with my roommate, and drink wine with my friends and family. Whew!
Hey there, I'm Dan! I was born & raised in Orlando, Florida and have moved to Chicago for all that the city has to offer. Household pets have been an integral part of my upbringing, with an open mind and heart to any and all breeds of dog & cat.
I take pride in walking & looking after pets because it gives me the opportunity to make new friends and give myself some peace of mind. I hope to share nothing but memorable moments and and positive experiences with any furry friends I come across.
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.
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.
Hello! I'm Emily. I am originally from St. Louis, MO and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in dance and choreography. My favorite things to do include dancing, painting, cycling through the city, and of course...playing with pups and kittens!
I absolutely love dogs and grew up in a household with literally every kind of pet. Whether it be an elegant golden retriever, a sassy tabby, or an albino rat, I've had the experience. Nothing brings me more joy than walking dogs and playing with pets, and I am so excited to have a job that allows me to do what I love every day.
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.
Hello! My name is Jenna. I grew up in Carmel, IN. I went to school at Indiana University and moved to Chicago after graduation in 2015.
I grew up with a border collie named Max, who is now 13 in people years and still going strong! After moving to Chicago, I adopted two cats, Donna and Jackie. I love them to pieces!
I am an animal lover, no matter the shape or size. I am preparing to enter into a vet tech program this upcoming fall semester to help animals in need. I hope to one day travel the world helping animals.
I am super excited to be working with Uban Tailz and meeting all my furry friends!
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'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 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!
Hi I’m Mary Kate. I am originally from West Virginia and went to school at Ball State University for Musical Theatre. After I graduated in 2014, I moved to Chicago for the theatre scene. I did a few fun shows and worked full time at a restaurant but soon realized I didn’t have much balance in my life. Enter Urban Tailz…
My family has always had dogs and I have walked a few professional, so when I started looking for new opportunities Urban Tailz was a perfect fit. I get to help take care of dogs all day, you say? Yes please.
When I am not doing the acting thing, I love running and exercising. However, I’m sure my furry friends would make me eat those words if we went toe to toe… or would it be tail to tail or nose to nose? Anyway, I don’t have a dog of my own but I do spend quite a lot of time taking care of the beast that is my hair. It takes some serious grooming, so if your dogs have any stylists they like, I would love a referral.
I am always excited to build new relationships with my clients and their owners ;) Have a great day!
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 Morgan! I grew up in Wicker Park with big dogs. A few years ago I was blessed with my crazy cat Annie after she was beating up my father's Rottweiler. She's five whole pounds of love and cuddles.
In 2015, I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in psychology and art/new media. I've been told I'm like a combination of Grace Kelly, Wednesday Addams, and David Lynch. When I'm not playing with your dogs, I'm creating and experimenting with photos, videos, and cool art.
Hello! I’m Preston. I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have lived in Lakeview with my girlfriend for the past three years. I grew up in a family with five dogs, and am thrilled to walk pups with Urban Tailz! When not spending time with dogs, I perform sketch, standup and improv comedy around the city and love playing guitar and eating good food!
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.
Hi! My name is Sydney, and I grew up in Indiana and have been in Chicago for almost two years now. I am currently getting my masters in Human Resources at DePaul University, and I have always been a big animal lover.
I grew up with two dogs at home -- one is a rescue named Sophie who is about 14 years old now! The other is a small yorkie poo named Ella! They are a part of my family, and I love being able to care for these adorable members of other peoples' families!
In my spare time you can find me studying, trying out new restaurants, or improving my fitness!
I was introduced to Chicago the summer of 2012 and fell in love with the city immediately. I came here from the suburb of Plainfield in pursuit of an education in art and found myself at NEIU. I graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts accompanied by a concentration in photography. I left very happy with my achievements of Magna Cum Laude and being a part of the National Honors Society.
Walking dogs came shortly after and it has been the most rewarding job I have ever had. Alongside art my relationship with animals makes me feel like I'm living my life to the fullest. Urban Tailz has given me the opportunity to continue my journey into pet care and loving others pets like they are my own!