Meet Our Team

Wags-A-Lot Dog Walking is a family, and our family is full of heart. Learn more about us, then see why our clients—and their dogs—love our dog walkers.

Allison, Business Owner

Growing up, Allison was jealous of all her friends with pet dogs and pestered her mom for years until she caved and let her and her sister get a dog of their own. She enjoyed helping her sister with her dog care services while they lived together in college. Presently, Allison and her boyfriend have their hands (and hearts) full with an Australian Shepherd puppy named Kobe and a tuxedo cat named NeNe.
 
She moved here from Indiana and has been a server/bartender at various bars around the city. She enjoys watching The Real Housewives, reading, cooking and listening to My Favorite Murder and scaring herself with true crime stories.

 

Sadie, Business Owner

Sadie has loved animals ever since she can remember. Some of her favorite childhood memories consist of running around playing with the animals on her grandpa’s farm. It is no surprise that she later insisted on having a pet of her own ("Mudd" - pictured above). Besides caring for her own pets, she has also been a dog walker/sitter for over 8 years. During that time she has encountered pups of all shapes, sizes and personalities and loves getting to know each and every one!

Sadie grew up in Northwest Indiana but spent the last three years living in Colorado and Mongolia, where she taught elementary and junior high school. Since she has been back in Chicago she has been working as an ABA therapist and, of course, spending lots of time with dogs!

 When she’s not working and hanging out with dogs, she’s probably going for a long run or bike ride, sitting on her porch with a book and a cup of coffee, hiking, eating something chocolatey, or listening to Mongolian music.

 

Bob, Dog Walker

Since a young age, Bob has had a love for animals. He grew up with everything from dogs to ducks. Bob is currently in his second season of fostering and domesticating outdoor cats for adoption. He also owns a rabbit, nine parakeets, and an assortment of fish.

During his free time, he writes, designs, and publishes a digital magazine on retro gaming and plays a lot of video games as well. When he is not working on design or writing, he can be found playing some hockey wherever a sheet of ice or patch of pavement can be found.

 

 

Olivia, Dog Walker

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Olivia grew up in Minnesota, running wild with her family's dogs and the barnyard denizens on friends' farms. She fondly remembers bottle-feeding baby goats and the day that her first dog, a black lab named Jack, came home. Now she owns a sweet cat called Noomi, with high hopes of having a backyard and a dog of her own someday soon.

When she's not hanging out with the pups of Wags-A-Lot Olivia works as a server, spends a lot of time on her bike or with a good book, and in her kitchen trying out new recipes.

 

Erika, Dog Walker

Erika has always been a dog-lover from growing up with dogs; however, currently she has a cat at home who came into her apartment as a stray and then decided to stay put. I guess it's true what they say, the cat chooses the human! Erika adores Rosie's cat cuddles at home but loves getting to hang with doggos on a daily basis through Wags-A-Lot!
 
Erika recently started law school at Chicago-Kent after spending the past few years working in management at a few Chicago tech companies. When she's not dog walking or studying, you can find her on the Ultimate Frisbee field traveling the country with her competitive club team: Chicago Shakedown.

 

 

Viv, Dog Walker

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Viv is a true “’dogaholic”. Growing up, she has always had at least one dog around the house, giving her experience with a huge variety of breeds.Viv’s passion for dogs ignited when she moved to Chicago in 2012 and began walking pups all around the city, realizing her own motivation were the pups she’s always loved since childhood.

After her daily walking schedule is finished, Viv is still a proud doggie mama of two beautiful pups of her own, a cute Chorkie named Teddy and a yellow Labrador named Sunday! In her free time, Viv likes watching TV cuddled with her pups and husband, enjoying BBQ’s with friends, attending any Chicago sporting event (GO BEARS!), and singing along at music concerts.

 

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