We are still providing services to support people who live with animals during the pandemic. Now we know more about how to keep not only ourselves safe and healthy, but everyone else in our community, we have set up safety measures and protocols to reflect this.

For dog walking clients, we pick up your dogs outside your home, either in a foyer or on an outside porch. We use our own equipment/leashes. And we communicate via text, email or phone call about your dog’s walk, health status or issues, etc.

For cat visits, those are still of course, done in your home. Given what we now know about how long the virus lives on surfaces, we are still careful about where we are in your home and what we touch. We will sanitize what we touched most frequently on the last visit.

Cat Visits
Gimlet’s greeting

Interest in our services/Meet and Greets: Usually we are contaced by potential clients either via email, text or a phone call to begin with. A few texts, emails or a phone call, and we can get a sense if it would be a good fit. if so, we can meet outside, masked, for dog walking clients. The paperwork can either be mailed or emailed or we can give it to you when we pick up the keys to your home (keys still are needed for foyers or gates and there may be times when clients will be gone on an errand or they do work outside the home). With cat visits, we can email or mail the paperwork, or when we pick up the keys we can give you the paperwork at that time. Instead of us going into your home, even wearing a mask, we have asked clients to make a video showing us their cats and where everything is that we will need to do the job. Please include which lock or locks to use on front or back doors, what lights you would like left on, mail pick up, plants watered, etc. It might be a little startling when we walk in the first time and your cats dont know who we are but almost all cats we have cared for have either warmed up to us, or fallen in love with us…

dog walking
Walking with Zoe and Kahlua in Rogers Park