Dog walking, cat whispering Gurus
Dog walking has been such a blessing for me. After spending almost 10 years at a desk I knew I wanted a change. I broke out my notebook to brainstorm what my perfect job would look like. I knew I wanted to work with animals, work outside, make people happy and get to be nurturing and loving on a daily basis. The only job I could think of that matched my requirements was dog walking! I joined the top company in Chicago for two years so that I could learn from the best and start my own company.
I opened Harvey Park Pals in 2015 as a one woman show but I'm so happy to have Patty and Grace to provide much needed back up so that I can also go exploring from time to time.
Patty started out as a client of ours but has now officially joined the team! She is methodical and careful and just loves working with animals. Her own crew includes one big dog Zoey and three sweet cats including theneighborhood's infamous Marzipan. Patty says that getting to work with animals is making retirement that much sweeter.
Grace has an origin story much like my own. She dreamed about working with animals from a computer desk and finally made the leap! You can find Grace serving the neighborhood with her own pet care company Fur Family Pet Care. The name is inspired by one of her all time favorite children's books. Grace and I help support each other when we need a hard earned break from dog walking.