Julie, Business Owner:
Julie has always felt an extreme love for animals! As a young child, she brought home stray cats and dogs and worked hard to find loving homes for them. She helped raise six litters of kittens throughout her childhood! She enjoyed caring for friends' pets more as she grew older and began walking and pet sitting dogs on a regular basis.
The next logical step was to start her very own pet care company with her loving and awesome husband, Andrey. It was one of the best decisions she has ever made and she loves being of service to Chicago families in this way!
When Julie is not caring for your dog or cat, she loves spending quality time with her husband and their spunky child and dog!
Andrey grew up with family pets and took care of and adored stray dogs as a child. His love for animals is ineffable!
Shortly after moving to the U-S, Andrey began working at a local animal hospital and at the ER as a vet assistant. Being surrounded by animals and people who love them was a great and fulfilling experience.
Currently, Andrey is pursuing his career as a software developer and helps his lovely wife, Julie, run the business and take care of all the technical aspects of it!
In the little free time that Andrey has he likes to make music, play games, watch TV shows and play with his son, dog, and wife!
Jenny, Dog Walker:
With Jenny's love for the outdoors and animals, she couldn't be happier loving dogs throughout her day. Her favorite part of working for Wags-A-Lot Pet Services is getting to know each animal individually, because each is SO different than the next!
When Jenny is not loving on your animal, she's home loving her very own sweet cat named PawPaw. PawPaw is a rare cat that actually loves taking road trips with Jenny to Michigan, their second home.
For fun, you can find Jenny listening to live music, hula hooping, "beaching it," hiking, or making music of her own.
Vivian is a true “’dogaholic.” Growing up, she always had at least one dog around the house.
Vivian loves to get to know different dogs and their unique personalities, while helping contribute to their general livelihood and physical health. Through the harsh Chicago winters, Vivian stays strong and positive to ensure all dogs get their needed attention and fun exercise.
After her daily walking schedule is finished, Vivian 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, Vivian 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.
Dom, Dog Walker:
Dom loves animals of all sorts, from cats and dogs to horses, birds, and snakes. Their family has always had dogs and other pets, including their family's current rescue mutts Pippa and Chispa, so being around animals is an important part of Dom's life.
Dom misses having their own dogs, but is always more than happy to play with other peoples' dogs and get to know each of them. After all, keeping dogs happy and healthy is its own reward!
After dog walking each day, Dom goes home to their lovely pet dove Callisto and works on art. Dom is a freelance digital artist and illustrator, who enjoys drawing animals, humans, monsters, and more. Their art website can be found here. Dom's other interests include horse riding, neuroscience, fencing, reading, and gaming.
Bob, Dog Walker:
Since a young age, Bob has had a love for animals. He grew up with everything from dogs to ducks.
He is currently in his 2 nd 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 in Chicagoland.