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I'm Kim, founder of Northside Pets since 2006. After a lifetime of volunteering with wildlife rehabilitation and working in pet boarding, I decided to "wing it" on my own. I liked the idea of providing my local neighborhood with a valuable service doing something I really enjoy. There's such a different feeling waking up each morning and heading out to see all my dog and kitty friends versus punching a clock at the previous desk job I held. I'm so grateful for the support and gratitude I've received from clients while caring for their pets over the years, some who have become lifelong friends along the way. Dog walking and cat sitting brings me joy. Even in winter weather, it's just something I never get tired of. I especially love the rare experiences of caring for exotic pets, so much fun!


Hello pet parents! I’m Nancy and I am a huge animal lover. I’ve owned and cared for both dogs and cats, and even chickens, ducks, birds, a turtle, and a rabbit! I currently have 1 dog, Sunny, as you see in the pic. She’s a 40 lb mixed breed.

I have experience walking dogs with special needs, senior dogs, puppies, and dogs of all sizes. My own personal dog needs tons of exercise so I’m comfortable going on long walks as well.

Whatever your dog/cat’s personality or circumstances, I will gladly cater to their needs and give them tons of patience and kindness. I also like to send pics and updates so you’re always up to speed on how the visit went. I look forward to meeting you and your fur baby soon!


I'm semi-retired, but fully devoted to Tiny Elvis, on the left, and Li'l Costello, on the right. I also really enjoy working with others' sweet animals. 




Working with Northside Pets has been one of the best decisions I have made after the loss of my own family dog back in 2018.


As a kid I covered my walls with all dog and cat posters and have always had a special connection to doggos, especially the often misunderstood breeds. 


The key to a positive dog-walker relationship is good, consistent communication; and I pride myself on sending confirmation texts and adorable pet selfies on every walk or cat visit I take. 


Kim runs a great organization and we all work truly as a team. Check us out!

Meet our professional dog walkers: Kim, Nancy, Kevin and Stephanie!  We are all residents of Rogers Park and love taking our clients' pups for a stroll on the beach whenever possible!  Our small and personable company is based on the belief that our customers and their pet care needs are of the utmost importance. Our tight-knit and long-term animal care staff is committed to meeting those needs and caring for pets as if they were our own since we began in 2006.  As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and offer you the best professional pet sitter or dog walker you've ever had! We are bonded and insured with Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.

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