We bring professional pet care, reliability and technology, together.
Prairie Path bridges the gap between your home and work life, so you can relax knowing that your pet will receive the attention, exercise and break they deserve when you can’t be there for them. We use absolutely no independent contractors, our dog walkers and pet sitters are all dedicated employees and a true part of our team. Walkers undergo a rigorous training program to ensure we are always delivering the very best service available.
Here’s just a few more reasons to choose Prairie Path for your pet care needs:
If the pet services industry is the haystack, then we're the needle!
We know how hard it is to find great care for your family pet. You have many options and at Prairie Path we feel that being educated on the many choices will help you pick the right pet care. Let us help you see why Prairie Path is the best choice for you and for your furry one.
Services for all of your pets needs.
From dog walks to critter care and even on your special wedding day, we can meet you and your pets needs. Heck, we’ve even cared for a monkey. Just saying.
9am and 5pm
All visits outside of
9am - 5pm, M-F
2 visits a day between
9am and 5pm, M-F
* Listed prices are the base rate and may change depending on clients scheduling needs and service add-ons (such as additional pets or holidays).
Dog running available upon request and runner availability. Please call for details.
See what our clients are barking about.
Nicole Z. said:
These guys seriously, seriously rock. I recently moved to Crystal Lake with my Aussie mix, Bailey, who I had also recently adopted. Bailey is high-energy and has a bit of anxiety. I was in need of someone to check on her/take her out while I’m at work during the day, but I was a little nervous about trusting a dog-walking service. However, Eric and Noel put me at ease the moment we met them. We have been getting daily, weekday walks from PPPC for a few months now. I am honestly blown away every day by how attentive, capable, and...
Kimmie C. said:
These guys are amazing! I work 60+ hours a week with my schedule changing from week to week and they are flexible in changing days and times for walking my puppy. Emails are sent out after every walk giving you an update on how your puppy did on their walk and how it went. This is so awesome! When I work all day it always makes me smile when I get these emails. It’s like I’m there with her when I can’t be! And the walkers are amazing! My puppy loves them so much! I tell everyone how awesome they...
Irene B. said:
Prairie Path Pet Care is the best!!!! I wouldn’t trust my dogs to anyone else having had them take care of my two “boys” for over 6 months! Tom is accommodating, quick to respond, flexible, kind, loves animals and is able to offer many services that other pet care companies do not have. I love the emails that the walker sends to me every time she walks my dogs – they put a smile to my face when I’m at work. I also get an email when the walker first comes to the house so I know what time she gets...
Wendy S. said:
Prairie path is great! You can tell they genuinely care about the well being of your pets and go above and beyond to care for them and put your mind at ease. They’re very flexible with scheduling, which is awesome. I’d highly recommend them to anyone!
Wendy S. said:
Prairie Path is great with an amazing, caring team! I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Delane D. said:
We chose Prairie Path Pet Care because they use the GPS technology that shows us exactly where they walk our four-legged children. It is reassuring to see that the dogs are actually getting the walk that we pay for. Prairie Path has been on time every day. When we needed last-minute pet care, they were available. They noticed that one of our dogs was sick and alerted us right away. They send a friendly email to summarize each visit. The GPS technology allows us to see exactly where they walk and also reassures us that they are spending the full...
Stacy H. said:
I first met Zach and Prairie Path a few months back when I called with a VERY last minute request. Being new to Nashville, I googled in-home pet care for my 2 cats. Within an hour, Zach called me back and was over making an introduction later that evening – my trip was the next day! He was thorough and took the time to get to know my boys. Since then, Zach and his team have been AMAZING. They are there when I need them and give me the peace of mind I need when I am traveling (which is...
Nicole Z. said:
I had recently moved to Crystal Lake, IL and found out about PPPC via an internet search. Man, was I lucky to have chosen them over any other local pet-care business! It’s kind of hard NOT to consider Prairie Path Pet Care part of your own family. The service, but more importantly, the love and care that PPPC provides for their clients’ pets is simply invaluable. Regardless, often times I find myself feeling bad they don’t charge MORE than what I already pay them, and I believe that alone says a lot! We receive daily, weekday walks from Eric and...
Erin H. said:
My dogs are my family, though I admit, they aren’t the easiest kids for a single mom. When I interviewed Tom at Prairie Path I was blown away at how easily my girls got along with him. Now, bear in mind I have bigger dogs. I have a collie/hound mix and an Aussie Cattle dog who both pull like mushers. They can be a little overprotective, a little aggressive and I’ll spare you the story of how one of them headbutted Tom in her excitement and split his lip. However, the dogs LOVE Tom. Not only does he come in...
Jennifer R. said:
I absolutely recommend Prairie Path Pet Care. They have been fabulous with my dog. Ive used their dog walking service for almost a year and it has been reliable and happy experience. I’ve also recently worked with Sara, their recommended dog trainer, and she works miracles. My dog was out of control on a leash and after a week with Sara she was heeling on command… A miracle!