Providing professional loving pet care - dog walkers, pet sitters, cat care & pet events in Chicago's Northside neighborhoods of Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Boystown, Roscoe Village and
North Center since 2004.
Fully insured & bonded so we've got it covered from the pets to your home and everything in between.
In the bustle of city life, it is can be a bit demanding to consistently provide the attention your pets need. With years of satisfied owners & much loved pets, you can rely on us when you're away. We'd like to consider ourselves a part of your pet's extended family.
We partner with local businesses producing fun and unique ways do get out and do things with your pet. Photo opts, birthday parties, trick-or-treating, pool parties, fundraisers and just a good time with give-aways & prizes.
Dog Walks $25 - 25 min as needed - weekdays
10 pack @ $23 each
20 Pack @ $21 each
15 min breaks - puppy/1senior $20 each
10 Pack @ $18 each
20 Pack @ $16 each
*Weekend day time walks $30 each
Weekends & Holidays rates apply. Contact us to discuss your needs and set up a meet-n-greet.
Live-in Pet home $120
(24 hours all inclusive)
10 Pack @ $110. (24hr)
20 Pack @ $100 (24hr)
Holiday Rate is +$20
Hourly $20/hr (2 hour Minimum)
for sick or elderly needs
*out of town hobby farm sitting must be price quoted individually.
Cat Visits Weekday $25 - as needed
10 pack @ $23 each
20 Pack @ $21 each
Weekend daytime $30 - as needed
Includes: Feeding, water check, box cleaning, play/affection interactions, some medications with cat cooperation.
Cat Nail Trims
$25 trim visit - $15 each additional cat same visit
$15 added to booked care visits
Weekends & Holidays rates apply. Contact us to meet-n-greet.
Birthday Parties & Dog Gatherings
Mini Pool Parties
Photo Shoots - holidays and seasonal
Trick-or-Treating Pup Crawl
Fundraisers and Adoption Events
Helping businesses reach out to their communities through unique pet events.
Contact Catherine, Event Producer
Bring your dog out in costume to trick-or-trick up and down Halsted Street in Boystown with local busineses. Register at the Registration location on North Halsted, Chicago. Generally scheduled a week before Halloween.
It was a lucky day for Suzhou, my 3yr old labordoodle, and me meeting Catherine. There was an instant bonding. What started out as occasional walks morphed into a 9 yr friendship with Catherine and company providing regular walks and overnight stays when we're out of town. It's very comforting to know they care so deeply when we can't be there. Thanks for all the love over the years
- Bruce & John
While I can't say enough about how reliable Catherine and her staff (Eddie & David) are, or how great they are at walking & pet sitting our dog in emergencies or last minute requests, the ultimate compliment comes from our dog who actually loves Catherine
and her staff!
- Dave & Alex
I can really recommend Catherine her team for dog walk and beautiful grooming. We moved to Lakeview 3 years ago and A Dog's Best Friend was a neighbor referral. We love it. So flexible with our crazy work schedules and last minute accommodations. Prices are good and our dog loves them.
- Stefan & Cornelia
We've been with A Dog's Best Friend for about 9 years. Catherine has walked our Labradoodle, Chunk, the entire time. Our big pooch gets groomed at their shop and we utilize the live-in services while traveling. I find them flexible, going the extra mile, and very accommodating. They are straightforward, honest, and VERY TRUSTWORTHY.
Catherine has successfully organized & managed Chunk's birthday party twice. Most recently in June, 2018. The Kentucky Derby themed dog birthday party was held at Kubo Chicago restaurant on their outdoor patio, consisted of 20 adults and 12-13 dogs. It was a great success; fun was had by all and guest really thought the event remarkable.
I have enjoyed partnering with Catherine (A Dog's Best Friend) for 3 years now. She came up with the wonderful idea of The Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl and has turned it into a fabulously successful event! It is managed flawlessly and continues to gain more crowd momentum each year! I am continually impressed with Catherine's management skills- coordinating multiple businesses with sponsors, loyalty of participants and quality of staff & promotion.
Be sure to come and enjoy the fun!!
Ziva loves & adores Catherine; she's pretty much is Ziva's second mom. Catherine has known Ziva since the day I brought her home, and even helped me with those first few stressful days and weeks of new pet ownership. Catherine is very reliable, and better yet, flexible. She can save the day last minute when I unexpectedly need her. Knowing how well Ziva is cared for makes me very happy. The grooming is supurb! Ziva is constantly getting complimented on her haircuts! When walking or sitting I get the reports of the things they have done during the day while I'm at work, I'm honestly a little jealous. Ziva has enjoyed A Dog's Best Friend's Halloween pup crawls, Pool party, Valentine's Day party, and several of the birthday parties they have held. I wouldn't hesitate to use Catherine and A Dog's Best Friend for any services