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.
Andrea T. said:
Prairie Path Pet Care has taken exceptional care of our world, our dog, Tyson. The Prairie Path team is incredibly knowledgeable about the care that goes into working with pets. I’ve had the opportunity to be home on a few occasions and our pup couldn’t be happier with his walker. I love how forward thinking Prairie Path is regarding the care of Tyson, as the walker has to scan a QR code at the beginning of the walk and the end of the walk. I receive an email each time they scan in and out so I know when they’ve...
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...
Pam D. said:
Thank you Tom and Prairie Path Pet Care! Just got back from a long weekend trip and I am so happy with the service that Prairie Path provided for my two cats. They made sure that they understood my cats personalities and any quirks they have. I received a message when the visit started and ended and what I liked best of all was the daily e-mail update about the visit that really put my mind at ease that everything was going well and they were in good hands. You can tell they really care about your pets and they...
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...
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...
Patrick K. said:
I moved out to the suburbs from downtown Chicago last year with my dog Laszlo, without any recommendation for a local dog walker/sitter. After extensive research online, I narrowed down to Prairie Path Pet Care and on other company. After screening both, I went with PPPC and let me tell you…the single best find since I moved out here! The owner and manager of the company are incredibly accessible and very prompt on replying to any questions I may have. My dog walkers themselves (we have one regular walker, but if she’s out for a day another steps in) are...
Laura M. said:
Best dog training and walking! Our German Shepherd loves his walker and has been able to showcase his full potential for training both on and off leash thanks to his wonderful trainer, Sara! The whole Prairie Path team from their management to their dog walkers are fantastic! They care so much about the animals and their clients. Couldn’t be happier.
Lisa T. said:
I have been blessed with 3 large dogs and one my sweet pups is a bit “special needs” with one eye and a bit of trust issues. Once my dog sitters had moved away, I’ve been faced with a considerable amount of anxiety to find anyone to watch my pups at home while we travel. Once I talked to Zach (the manager) I finally felt hope that maybe I would be able to travel again. Meeting Zach and his perseverance to allow my dogs to gain trust was amazing!! He watched my pups for a long weekend and we came...
Joseph B. said:
I’m so glad that I found Prairie Path. Zach has been extremely helpful in taking care of our pets while we are away. They also have the Pet Check Technology that allows you to know when they arrive and when they leave the residence, while also providing a brief summary of their actions. I was very impressed with their services.
Mike R. said:
I live in Wheaton Center and found Prairie Path Pet Care through the Internet and Yelp. This service is absolutely amazing. Not only were they responsive and open to any situation we had for them, they were able to adjust our services on short notice while keeping us updated as the changes were implemented. The software they use is amazing and allows you the comfort of seeing your pet being walked, for how long, and where. Not only that, but their dog walkers (Jessie is awesome) write great reviews and notes to let you know how the walk went. I...