Who we are:

Westside Paw Walkers is delighted to offer dog walking, pet care and house checks to the neighborhoods on the north westside of Chicago.  Our services include individual dog walking, dog sitting, cat drop-in and house checks seven days a week. We are a fully licenced, bonded and insured company. To get started---call or sign up. 

 

Owner & Founder,  Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a lifelong pet owner. Currently she is the loving, caring dog owner of Gizmo, 12 1/2 and her recent rescue, Bowie, 11. She was born and raised in Minnesota, moved to Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University.  The Logan Square Neighborhood of Chicago has been her home for the past 10 years. 

Westside Paw Walkers was founded on the desire to take great care of four legged family members.  Sarah is a huge advocate of senior animal rescue, is very experienced with taking care of senior dogs and cats and is comfortable administering medication.  If you are looking for pet care services that go above and beyond, Westside Paw Walkers will be happy to provide those services to you.     

Sarah with Gizmo and Bowie

Dan Hoeck - Dog Walker / Pet Sitter - Logan Square   My name is Dan. I reside in the Logan Square area in Chicago and love dogs. There has not been a time in my life when dogs were not an integral part of that. Over the years, friends and family have entrusted me to take care of their pups with walks, sitting, and around the clock care. This passion has now grown into a more professional role. Over the past year, I have gained more formal expertise and experience in walking, sitting, and boarding dogs. With this work I have developed relationships with dog owners,  provided coordinated care for both dog and owner while they are apart and gained extensive knowledge about dog behavior, and their overall needs. As a dog lover, I understand the difficulty in finding someone who will care for your pets and respect your home. To ease your mind while caring for your pup, I offer updates, photos, text and call availability. You can rest assure that I will provide the highest degree of professionalism and heartfelt engagement for your four-legged friends.

Dan Hoeck - Dog Walker / Pet Sitter - Logan Square

My name is Dan. I reside in the Logan Square area in Chicago and love dogs. There has not been a time in my life when dogs were not an integral part of that. Over the years, friends and family have entrusted me to take care of their pups with walks, sitting, and around the clock care. This passion has now grown into a more professional role. Over the past year, I have gained more formal expertise and experience in walking, sitting, and boarding dogs. With this work I have developed relationships with dog owners,

provided coordinated care for both dog and owner while they are apart and gained extensive knowledge about dog behavior, and their overall needs. As a dog lover, I understand the difficulty in finding someone who will care for your pets and respect your home. To ease your mind while caring for your pup, I offer updates, photos, text and call availability. You can rest assure that I will provide the highest degree of professionalism and heartfelt engagement for your four-legged friends.


Chris Colson - Dog Walker / Pet Sitter - West Town / Humboldt Park   Hi! I’m Chris and I am excited to be part of the Westside Paw Walkers team. I am a Chef and a musician here in Logan Square/ Humboldt Park. I have been involved in pet care and dog walking for over five years and have spent my life loving dogs! In the last several years I have helped friends develop their own pet care companies and walked personally for Wag! As well as other local agencies. Because I have come to love pet care so much I have decided to do it full time ! I enjoy the purpose driven life that dog walking provides. I love meeting all of the pups and the owners. I take the responsibility of caring for the canine members of your family very seriously. I can’t wait to meet your pups!

Chris Colson - Dog Walker / Pet Sitter - West Town / Humboldt Park

Hi! I’m Chris and I am excited to be part of the Westside Paw Walkers team. I am a Chef and a musician here in Logan Square/ Humboldt Park. I have been involved in pet care and dog walking for over five years and have spent my life loving dogs! In the last several years I have helped friends develop their own pet care companies and walked personally for Wag! As well as other local agencies. Because I have come to love pet care so much I have decided to do it full time ! I enjoy the purpose driven life that dog walking provides. I love meeting all of the pups and the owners. I take the responsibility of caring for the canine members of your family very seriously. I can’t wait to meet your pups!


Pan Lattimore Dog Walker / Pet Sitter- Hermosa/ West Logan Square   Hello, I’m Pan and I am so excited to get to know your pups! I’m a performing musician and music educator. I moved to the city and live in the Logan Sq area. I am pursuing my musical talents, exploring the city in many different ways, and enjoying my furry friends! I have been a pet owner and animal enthusiast all my life. I love getting out and getting to know the city with my own pup, Cookie, and I’m looking forward to doing the same with yours!

Pan Lattimore Dog Walker / Pet Sitter- Hermosa/ West Logan Square

Hello, I’m Pan and I am so excited to get to know your pups! I’m a performing musician and music educator. I moved to the city and live in the Logan Sq area. I am pursuing my musical talents, exploring the city in many different ways, and enjoying my furry friends! I have been a pet owner and animal enthusiast all my life. I love getting out and getting to know the city with my own pup, Cookie, and I’m looking forward to doing the same with yours!



Kyra Williams - Dog Walker   Hi my name is Kyra. I’ve been working with animals for years and enjoy being a caregiver for them. I love dogs but I also really love cats. Over the years it has become easier to understand their body language and cues to keep them happy and comfortable. When I’m not working with cute animals I’m playing music. I cant wait to meet your four legged family members.



Kyra Williams - Dog Walker

Hi my name is Kyra. I’ve been working with animals for years and enjoy being a caregiver for them. I love dogs but I also really love cats. Over the years it has become easier to understand their body language and cues to keep them happy and comfortable. When I’m not working with cute animals I’m playing music. I cant wait to meet your four legged family members.


Christina Ghezzo- Dog Walker /Pet Sitter   Hi I'm Chris(tina), your friendly neighborhood dog nerd! I have always been around dogs growing up; my own dogs, friends' and roommates' dogs, and even dogs at work have been a constant, cute, fuzzy presence. In college, when I didn't have a dog to live with for a few years, I started dog walking just to be around them, which grew into a respect and passion for pet care work. I am now a proud dog mom to two beautiful little girls and one very weird cat.  I have a research science background and education, which influences my approach to things I love and that very much includes pups! If you ever want to talk about the latest domestic animal behavioral research I'm your dude. When I'm not working, schooling, or reading papers on why dogs spin before they poop, I enjoy hiking, knitting, and enthusiastically trying every food available to me. I look forward to meeting you and your pups!

Christina Ghezzo- Dog Walker /Pet Sitter

Hi I'm Chris(tina), your friendly neighborhood dog nerd! I have always been around dogs growing up; my own dogs, friends' and roommates' dogs, and even dogs at work have been a constant, cute, fuzzy presence. In college, when I didn't have a dog to live with for a few years, I started dog walking just to be around them, which grew into a respect and passion for pet care work. I am now a proud dog mom to two beautiful little girls and one very weird cat.

I have a research science background and education, which influences my approach to things I love and that very much includes pups! If you ever want to talk about the latest domestic animal behavioral research I'm your dude. When I'm not working, schooling, or reading papers on why dogs spin before they poop, I enjoy hiking, knitting, and enthusiastically trying every food available to me. I look forward to meeting you and your pups!


Lance Sherrill- Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter    Hi, my name is Lance and I'm from Atlanta. I've lived most of my life with animals and love our fuzzy/feathered/scaled friends dearly. I have usually been the go to pet sitter for my friends throughout the years since I tend to get along well with just about anything on four legs. Chances are good that you're pet will love me!

Lance Sherrill- Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

Hi, my name is Lance and I'm from Atlanta. I've lived most of my life with animals and love our fuzzy/feathered/scaled friends dearly. I have usually been the go to pet sitter for my friends throughout the years since I tend to get along well with just about anything on four legs. Chances are good that you're pet will love me!


Sadie Wych  - Pet Sitter Bio coming soon

Sadie Wych - Pet Sitter Bio coming soon


Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
— Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

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