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.
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...
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...
Susan W. said:
I had the most amazing and wonderful experience with Prairie Path, Tom went above and beyond what you could ever expect from any other pet sitting service. I do not leave my pets very often and do so with some anxiety, but since using this service I will never again leave my pets with any anxiety but rather with peace and contentment knowing they are in great hands. In the middle of the night I woke up in a high rise hotel to hearing a cat meowing, knowing this hotel is not pet friendly I was worried that something may...
Wendy S. said:
Prairie Path is great with an amazing, caring team! I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Heather B. said:
I used this pet care service for the first time last week, as I went out of town and had nobody to take care of my beloved kitty while I was away. I have never used a service before, and I needed additional things done around my house like feeding my fish, watering my plants, and bringing in my mail–all the stuff a friend would have done to take care of my house. Shawn totally hooked me up! Not only did I come back to all three fish and my plants still living, but my cat had been well cared...
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...
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.
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...
Susan T. said:
From my initial contact with Prairie Path Pet Care, I was impressed. They promptly return calls, walked me through their process, are flexible, concerning of my needs and respectful of my property. Best of all, they love my dog Jenny. They use a computer program that lets me know when they arrive, and provide notes on all that occurred while on their visit (where they walked, any eating/eliminating, play time, etc.) They hire wonderful caregivers who truly love their jobs and are consummate professionals linked to their passion for pets. I have contacted other pet sitters, and none provided the...
Sheila G. said:
I am so grateful that one of my colleagues recommended Prairie Path Pet Care. My walker, Zach, is wonderful with my dog and I feel at ease knowing he’s there to take care of my Buddy! I had trouble in the past with walkers forgetting to show up and never have to worry with this company due to the technology that lets me know the service has started and when it’s completed. I appreciate the personal notes to let me know how my pet did each time. The service is excellent and the cost is more than reasonable for what...