Sparky Steps Updates: Our services are currently paused due to the Coronavirus. We hope you are all safe during this time. On a happier note, we are launching our Sparky Steps Apparel and Product Line. We published a few products that are available for sale today, more will be published weekly! Stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the blog and new products! Thank you and stay safe everyone!

CHICAGO DOG WALKING AND CAT SITTING

Sparky Steps Chicago Dog Walking and Cat Sitting

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 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. Now every day we get to spend our days taking care of pets with the same love we gave to Sparky!

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.

It’s all about your comfort level with us. We start each new relationship with a Free Meet and Greet. This way we all can make sure we are the perfect fit for each other. Try us out for one day, the first visit is free! Let’s set one up today and you can see yourself if we are the perfect fit for your pet sitting needs!

We are currently servicing the following neighborhoods for dog walking: Lakeview, Uptown, Wicker Park, Humboldt Park. We service all of Chicago for Cat Sitting. Not in your area for dog walking? Contact us and we may be able to help.

Sparky Steps Dog Walkers and Cat Sitters

DOG WALKING AND CAT SITTING

Sparky Steps visits include love, fresh water, feeding, and medications. We customize your pet care needs based on what you need. All prices listed below are based off Regular Hour Pricing on Weekdays between 9AM – 5PM. Surcharges may apply. Please keep in mind that our visits start when we enter the home, and end when we leave the home, after the walk.

Regular Hour Pricing

Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM

  • 15 Minute Dog and Cat Visits are $13
  • 30 Minute Dog and Cat Visits are $17
  • 45 Minute Dog and Cat Visits are $22
  • 60 Minute Dog and Cat Visits are $27

Possible Extra Charges

  • $2 Extra for each Additional Pet
  • $5 Extra for Weekend Visits
  • $5 Extra for Same-Day Reservations
  • $5 Extra for Off-Hour Requests (before 9AM or after 5PM)
  • Double Charge for Visits during the Holidays

 DOG SITTING

We don't offer boarding or overnights, but we can offer a staycation for your pet(s)!

Our version of pet sitting means we will come visit your furry one(s) to feed them, walk them and show them some love! With 2 visits throughout the day and 1 at night (and belly rubs), it may be the way to go!

Sparky Steps Pet Sitting allows your pet(s) 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!

Sparky Steps offers In-House pet Sitting between 9AM – 9PM. This includes three thirty minute walks (9AM morning walk, 3PM afternoon walk, and 9PM evening walk), feedings, freshwater replacements, playtime, and anything else you need. $56 based off Monday-Friday rates. Weekend rates for three walks are $71 per day. If you need additional walks just let us know. Additional SurCharges May Apply.

 SMALL ANIMAL CARE

We also provide care for small animals. Please contact us for more information!

Sparky Steps Dog Walkers and Cat Sitters

SCHEDULING

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.

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