Sarah and Steve (the owners) started walking my dog 8 years ago when they were just starting out. I have kept in touch with them even though I’ve moved all over the country. I still call on them to watch my dog overnight, or for walks. They are the nicest people, and I completely trust them. I am nervous about leaving my dog with people, but know that they are wonderful people, and truly care about the dogs. They are the best in the city for hiring a trustworthy and caring dog walker.
I’ve been using Raise the Woof! for a few months, using both their walk service, and their boarding service. My walker is Ron, who Penny (dog) just loves! I come home to notes informing me on the walk and her bathroom duties.
I’ve been able to cancel and schedule walks for days when my own personal schedule changes, with no problems. Payment is per walk, per week, so one check a week instead of those annoying package deals where I have to lay out a huge sum of money all at once. If there’s ever been a problem where Ron can’t make it, I’m immediately informed and given options.
As for boarding, Penny went to the camp in Indiana and was able to run free off leash for hours on end. She came back exhausted and slept like never before.
Professional, affordable, easily communicable, friendly, always on time. This is what I need from a walker.
Raise the Woof is a god send. Their professionalism, reliability, and flexibility are top notch. I feel completely confident in them with the security of my home, and most importantly the safety of my pet. Our Boston Terrier Iggy, just loves his walker Gerardo. And I love that Gerardo is always available and flexible with my schedule.
And don’t even get me started on their very competitive rates. I haven’t found anyone who comes close to all the service they offer at that price. Five Stars!
Sara has been walking my dog for over 2 years now. She comes rain,shine,sleet or snow. She’s more reliable than the US Postal Service.
I walk my dog for an hour every morning, so I just wanted someone “”on call” if you will. And I wanted someone who will board dogs in their home.
I only wanted someone every now and then, just to get my dog used to someone walking in the house. Sara is great. She leaves notes every time she walks my dog. If you need solo walks, she is fine with that and she customizes the walks for your dog. My dog liked her so much, I started using her on a regular basis.
She has been a life saver (or more like a rug saver) on numerous occasions! Sara rides her bike to her clients houses near Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Uptown etc. Her husband drives for the clients who live further away. They are so good at customizing to your dog, that they have one daily doggie client who has separation anxiety. They have him ride in the car all day with Steve. Can you say SPOILED!!
We’ve been using Raise the Woof since we first got our dog almost two years ago. I can’t believe I’m just now writing a review!
Giving someone the keys to your home, and access to your animal requires a lot of trust and our walkers through Raise the Woof have never let us down. Our normal walker is Ron, who my dog absolutely loves. We’ve actually had neighbors stop us on our morning and evening walks to let us know how great he is with her. Even on days Ron can’t make it, I know my dog will be walked and I’ll come home to a kind and informative note.
Sara, Steve, and their team of dog walkers have been amazing to help expend some of Cooper’s energy during the day. I have seen tremendous improvements in his behavior, and it has helped with separation anxiety as well. I love the notes they leave me each day to let me know how Cooper behaved on the walk, and whether he did his business. As long as I live in Chicago, I will trust Raise the Woof for my dog-walking and boarding needs.
We literally met Sara on the corner of Wolcott and Montrose back in 2005. At the time we were out for a walk with Kuma, our new 9 week old Black Lab and were in need of a dog walker. She has been an integral part of Kuma’s life every since. We can follow the tight bond that has grown between Kuma and Sara through seven years of logs she has kept of every walk and play date with her or her other clients dogs. Many times I have come home and my backyard was full of happy, playing, socializing dogs. We have watched Raise the Woof grow from a couple of dogs to a big part of the dog and Humane community. With the addition of Dog Country, Raise the Woof has become a full service dog walking and day care experience. I have recommended Raise the Woof to many dog owners looking for a reliable, personable and affordable service.