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 love they deserve when you can’t be there for them. We use absolutely no independent contractors so our dog walking and pet sitting team is entirely comprised of dedicated employees. Every one of our dog walkers goes through a rigorous interview and 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.
Elizabeth H. said:
Prairie Path Pet Care is an awesome company that really puts your pets’ needs first. Everyone is so friendly and you can tell how much the employees truly enjoy caring for animals. Scheduling is super easy and they are very accommodating with last minute appointments or changes! I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for trustworthy and responsible pet care!
Dawn M. said:
I recently adopted an American Pit bull who has a lot of energy to say the least. When I first called and spoke to Tom I was concerned that they wouldn’t be able to care for my dog Zeus because of his breed. Tom immediately assured me that they DO NOT discriminate against any breed and offered to meet with me later that day. When Tom and Janell arrived at my apartment my dog Zeus immediately went to them wagging his tail. Janell is highly dependable and does an amazing job caring for Zeus. After every walk she sends me...
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...
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.
John A. said:
Prairie Path Pet Care is the best. There are a lot of choices in my area and I always use this firm. The team that takes care of my dog really loves what they do and love the animals they walk or take care of. I like how easy it is to schedule a walk and it is really great that I get an email when they arrive and when they leave I get another email with notes about the activities and a map of where they went. They have leveraged technology in a way that enhances their service rather...
Brian C. said:
Great service and price. Love that you get an email notification/update when your dog is out for their walk. Would definitely recommend!
Brian K. said:
Prairie Path Pet Care has been great! I got my pup back in June and have been using their service since about August so just over 3 months now. At first we hired a person from our neighborhood which seemed like a good idea but you do have to factor in the fact that a neighborhood person is just one person. Prairie Path has back up walkers if something comes up and that is a huge advantage that I didn’t even think about. At first I thought the daily e-mails were a little much but it is very comforting knowing...
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...
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...
Alissa S. said:
Tom, Ashley and the rest of the crew at Prairie Path have been nothing but accommodating, flexible, friendly and trustworthy during the eight months I’ve used their service (daily afternoon walks plus periodic overnights at my house). The real differentiator for me has been their online system – I love getting emails to let me know that my dog’s walk has started and a full write-up of the outing at its conclusion. This has been one of those services I didn’t know I needed until it was offered; now I can’t imagine going back to paper notes about the walk...