Dog Sitting

Sparky Steps Dog Sitting Service

Based in Chicago

We are Chicago Dog Walkers and Cat Sitters who care about safety, love, professionalism and timeliness.


Sparky Steps was founded in 2016 with a mission to spend our days taking care of your beloved pets and to encourage people to volunteer to help and adopt shelter animals!

Our Name

Our company is named after the founder’s dog Sparky to keep his legacy going. He sparked so much joy into our lives that we decided to dedicate our lives to animals.

We Know Your Needs

We know what you are looking for in a pet sitter and our aim is to fulfill your needs to the max! We assign two pet sitters to your pet(s) that you will meet in person before anyone has access to your keys.

Dog Sitting Visits

We offer a staycation for your pet at your home! This allows your dog to maintain their routine in the safety and comfort of their own environment. It’s like while you’re on vacation, the furry one is going on a staycation with us! We will come visit your furry one to feed them, walk them, follow your directions, and show them some love!

Dog Sitting Pricing

Sparky Steps offers Dog Sitting between 9AM – 9PM. This includes 3 30-Minute Visits (9AM morning walk, 3PM afternoon walk, and 9PM evening walk), feedings, freshwater replacements, playtime, and anything else you need. $65 based off Monday-Friday rates. $80 based off Saturday-Sunday rates. We can add on additional walks as needed.

For an additional $30 per night, we can stay overnight with your pet.

Monday-Friday Pet Sitting Pricing

3 30 Minute Dog Run Visit
Overnight Stay + 3 30-Minute Visits

Saturday-Sunday Pet Sitting Pricing

3 30-Minute Weekend Visits
Overnight Stay + 3 30-Minute Weekend Visits

Possible Extra Surcharges

$2 Extra for each Additional Pet
$5 Extra for Additional Weekend Visits
$5 Extra for Same-Day Reservations
$5 Extra for Off-Hour Additional Requests
Double Charge for Visits during the Holidays


We utilize DoTimely for all our Pet Care Scheduling Needs. IOS and Android apps ready. You can schedule appointments, manage pet profiles, view service reports and invoices right from your phone!

We create peace of mind with the photos, notes and GPS tracking. Each visit we take three photos: 1 to start the visit, 1 during the walk, and 1 to end the visit. We leave a comment with each visit to keep you updated. We use GPS tracking to track where we have been. After every walk you get a confirmation email with all this information to let you know how everything went.

Strong communication is what we aim to deliver, and this app allows us to deliver on that promise.

Our Clients Love Us


American Red Cross

All Dog Walkers and Cat Sitters have passed the Cat & Dog First Aid Online Training at the American Red Cross!



All Pet Sitters Have Passed Our Background Check at CheckR!



Licensed with the City of Chicago Illinois!


Pet Care Business Insurance

We are insured with Pet Care Business Insurance!


NGM Insurance Company

Bonded through NGM Insurance Company!