Pet Sitting And Dog Walking Services

Our Service Area:

Downtown, Near South, Near West

Contact Maureen as soon as you have travel plans to schedule visits.  Our main service area runs north to the Chicago River, west to Ashland Ave., South to 39th St. and East to Lake Michigan. We can schedule visits outside of our downtown Chicago/near South area only on a limited basis and for an extra charge.


Walkies, Inc: Our Service Area

Schedule A Visit Today

Click here to schedule a visit today! Or call Maureen at (773) 719-6655

Cat Sitting and Dog Walking

Professional and dedicated daily cat and dog care services by Maureen.  Special needs are no problem: if your dog or cat is timid, diabetic, hyperthyroid, with CRF,feral etc., we can handle your pet’s specific needs and situation. All prices based on single visit/day.

Note: Holidays do have special pricing – see below.

Please contact Maureen as soon as you have travel plans to avoid last minute rushing to pick up keys.

Walking/Sitting Visits

  • Up to two cats: $22.00 for a 45 minute visit
  • For the next two cats: $4.00
  • 5 or more cats: let’s talk
  • Minimum service charge if out-of-area: $5.00 and mileage may apply (See map for service areas)
  • One dog walk: $16 for 30 mins/$20 for 45 mins/$25 for an hour (no pack walking, unless the dogs live together and normally walk this way–same rates apply–we have a right to walk separately if we feel the dogs are not reasonably easy to control in public)
  • Additional dog: $5 per session
  • Puppy visits: 2 per day (morning/afternoon): $25/if after 5 PM a $5 additional per visit charge will be assessed
  • Small domestic animals we will take care of:  rabbits, birds, fish, ferrets, turtles, some reptiles, sugar gliders, open to others: let’s talk. Charges are same as cats (see above)
  • Our hours are 8 am-5 pm, any service after 5 pm will be charged an additional $5 up until 8 pm.  After 8 pm, will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • If we are available to give service with 24 hours notice or less, a RUSH SCHEDULING FEE of $20  will be imposed.
  • No overnight service. Will try to refer you to someone who can help you.
  • Late night visits are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Oral and injectable medications can be administered: additional charge may apply
  • Small domestic animals we will take care of:  rabbits, birds, fish, ferrets, turtles, some reptiles, sugar gliders, open to others: let’s talk. Charges are same as cats (see above)
  • Food, water and TLC always included
  • Play time with favorite toys included
  • Litter scoop for cats, walk and clean-up for dogs
  • Photos emailed or text messaged to you with each visit
  • We DO NOT OFFER every-other-day service for cats.
  • We rarely offer same-day bookings.
  • We require current rabies and distemper shots on all animals
  • Any abnormalities will be reported by email or text if you prefer it.
  • Will pick-up mail in building, open/close blinds, vacuum and sweep up if needed
  • Animal supply pick-up will incur an hourly charge plus cost of goods.  
  • $25 cash for emergencies, vet information, contact information for you while you’re gone and a local contact if possible must be left for sitter/walker
  • We strongly encourage booking for holidays EARLY!

Holidays
All visits on the following days will incur the following surcharges:

  • New Years Day: $20
  • Easter Sunday:   $10
  • Memorial Day:   $10
  • July 4th:              $20
  • Labor Day:          $10
  • Thanksgiving:     $20
  • Christmas Eve:   $10
  • Christmas Day:  $20

Credentials
Walkies, Inc. is a member in good standing of Pet Sitters International

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Walkies, Inc. is bonded and insured by the Business Insurers of the Carolinas

 

We Do Require An Initial Meeting

  •  Includes customer (that’s you) orientation and client familiarizing (that’s your puppy or kitty), food and supplies checklist, key testing and pickup. Price for inside service area. All new clients must be met before service agreement!  Fee: $20.00, due at the time of the initial meeting in either cash or check.
  • Rush appointments: any introductory appointment scheduled fewer than five days from the start of your trip is a rush and will be due at the time of the initial meeting:  $25 (five days out) or $30 (three days out).
  • Introductory appointments are rarely scheduled sooner than three days before first date of pet care.

Change Your Keys Or Need New Orientation

  • Second key pickup or re-orientation. Fee: $15.00

Health & Emergency–Take Pet To Vet

  • Daytime vet transport while your pet is in our care. This excludes hourly charges while at the animal hospital. Fee: $25.00 minimum + hourly fee
  • Nighttime vet transport to vet ER while your pet is in our care. This excludes hourly charges while at the ER. Fee: $40.00 minimum + hourly fee
  • Take pet to the groomer–$25.00 minimum fee for drop off.  Pick-up is additional fee of $15.00

 

The Fine Print

  • PAYMENT FOR ALL CARE IS DUE BEFORE THE FIRST DATE OF CARE. WALKIES, INC. ACCEPTS CASH AND CHECK.  MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO MAUREEN SULLIVAN
  • RETURNED CHECK FEE OF $25.00
  • ALL CANCELLATIONS SUBJECT TO 20% CANCELLATION FEE.
  • NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY RETURNS ONCE CARE IS IN PROCESS.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Schedule a visit today! Use our form, or call Maureen at 773-719-6655

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