Services and Rates
Each walk is tailored to your dog’s needs and personality. We’ll get the rundown of your pup’s routine at our initial interview so we can provide your dog with the best possible walking experience each day. We offer only one-on-one walks with the same walker each day. You will also have a regular substitute walker who will know you and your pet and can step in when your regular walker is unavailable.
Half Hour Walk (full time*)
Half Hour Walk (part time**)
Each Additional Dog (per walk)
1 Hour Walk
2 Half Hour Walks/Day
$25/day $30/day if 1 walk before 10am or after 5pm
Puppy/Senior Walks (2 20-Minute Walks/Day)****
*Full time = regular schedule 4-5 walks/week **Part time = 3 or fewer walks/week
***Walks requested before 10am or after 5pm Monday-Friday, or anytime on weekends
****2 20-minute walks/day are only for puppies up to 6 months and senior/special needs dogs who need an extra break during the day
*****No charge for routine medicine administered in food, treats, or if taken easily.
Field Trips $65
2-hour minimum field trip to forest preserves, lakefront or parks.
BUY AHEAD AND SAVE!
10-pack of walks = $135 ($185 for 2-dogs)
20-pack of walks = $260 ($360 for 2-dogs)
All visits include feeding according to specifications, fresh water and litter box cleaning.
Visits are tailored to your cat’s personality, and can include playing with favorite toys, snuggling, brushing, chatting, or simply making sure everything is OK with both cat and home. We can also water plants, bring in mail, etc.
Daily Half Hour Visit
Every-Other Day Half Hour Visit*
Daily One-Hour Visit
2 Half Hour Visits/Day (Morning/Evening)
Oral Medicine/Injection Charge**
*In order to ensure the safety of cats in our care, as well as the security of your home, we do not leave cats alone for more than 24 hours at a time. If your cat is an independent, healthy adult and used to visits every 2 days, we require a wellness check-in on the off days. We will make sure there is adequate food, water, there are no signs of distress, and your home is secure.
**No charge for medicine administered in food
We offer a full range of in-home vacation care options to fit every canine personality!
Basic Vacation Walks
3 half hour visits/day
$50 ($65 for 2 dogs)
Includes morning, mid-day, evening walks with feedings
Perfect for the independent, laid-back, mature dog
Super Vacation Walks
4 half hour visits/day
$65 ($80 for 2 dogs)
Includes morning, mid-day, dinnertime and evening walks with feedings
Ideal for the independent dog who needs a little extra attention
3 half hour walks/day, plus overnight care
$65 ($80 for 2 dogs)
Dog walker stays in your home with your pet. Multiple outings in addition to full walks, plus feeding, playtime, snuggles, and all the belly rubs your dog can stand
A must for all puppies, dogs who are crated, or dogs that just like to have a buddy around to cuddle
All vacation care includes general home care, such as taking in mail, newspapers, watering plants, feeding fish, etc at no extra charge. Cat or bird care is $5 extra per day for vacation walks, free for house sits. There is no charge for medicine administered in treats, food or taken easily. A $10/day fee applies for complicated pill administration or injections. There are no weekend or holiday surcharges on vacation care. Charges for the first and last days of service are prorated based on the number of walks needed. Contact the office for a rate quote for your specific needs.
Whenever possible, if you are a regular walking client, we assign your regular dog walker or substitute walker to your vacation care. When this is not possible, the new walker will meet you and your pet prior to leaving. While you are away, the walker keeps a log of visits that will be left for you on your return. You are always encouraged to check in via phone, text or email. We ask that you contact your walker when you return, or your walker will come back to check on your pet and you will be charged for an additional walk.
A 50% Deposit is required at the start of service for any vacation care over $200.
We offer a $5/day discount on all dog vacation care lasting 7 consecutive days or more!
Bird, Small Animal Vacation Care
Half hour visit, tailored to your pet’s needs
$25 One Way $35 Round Trip
(Dogs and cats only. Sorry, No Humans!)
House Checks & Plant Care
Care for your home while you’re away. Price depends on services needed, call for a quote.
Sorry, we do not offer boarding, but can recommend facilities in your area.
We have dog walkers across Chicago, from Evanston to Hyde Park. See if your neighborhood is included in our service area list.
Payment Methods and Policies
We accept all major credit cards, Pay Pal and checks.
Check Payment: Due at the beginning of the series of walks, and can be left for your walker. Payable to Second City Pet Care.
Credit Card: Online payments accepted through Pay Pal, with credit card or Pay Pal account. An invoice will be emailed following service with payment link included. Or call the office to pay by phone.
10 and 20-Walk Discount Packs: Available at secondcitypetcare.com or leave a check for your walker. Payment must be received before first walk to receive discount.
Auto Pay: Leave a credit card on file, receive a weekly invoice following service, with card charged the following day.
10 or 20-Walk Auto-Renew: Purchase a 10 or 20-walk pack, leave a credit card on file and when the credit runs out, we’ll email a statement and will automatically recharge your account. You can cancel at any time. If you discontinue service, any remaining credit will be refunded to your credit card.
We reserve the right to discontinue service if we do not receive payment in a timely manner after sending a bill. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.
Schedule Policies and Information
Please contact us with schedule changes by Sunday evening for the upcoming week.
Changes received after Sunday night may not be appear on your walker’s schedule increasing the risk of miscommunication and a missed walk.
Schedule changes can be submitted on our web site, click here
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-279-9922. We encourage sending a copy of any schedule emails to your walker as well as the office.
For last-minute schedule changes, please contact the office AND your walker.
We will confirm that your walker has received the message.
We request that cancellations or additions to that day’s schedule be received by 10am.
We will try our best, but requests received after 10am may not be accommodated.