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Our Team

Our walkers are carefully selected, vetted and trained by Hyde Bark's owners, LeAnna and Brandon. They are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and most are also certified in Animal Psychology and/or Pet Behavior & Training and they have each completed a five part custom Hyde Bark Pet Care Certification Test, including a new sixth test on Coronavirus safety. They have all passed background checks as well. 

 

We do not use independent contractors and our walkers are all actual employees of Hyde Bark. We offer our employees benefits like health insurance and paid time off and are proud to pay over industry standard. Many of our walkers have been with us for years and many are full-time meaning this is what they do for a living! We are an all-inclusive employer and welcome LGBTQ-identifying individuals and are proud to have a diverse team. To learn more about our hiring and training process, please review our Jobs tab.

LeAnna
(she/her)

Owner

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat care

Started in 2015

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LeAnna started Hyde Bark in 2015 and is certified in Animal Psychology, Animal Behavior and Training, Veterinary Technician Assistance, and Pet First Aid & CPS. She is active in local volunteer work, specifically with LGBTQ and BLM groups, and also passionate about supporting other local small businesses.

Brandon
(he/him)

 

Owner

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat Care

Started in 2015

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Lyvonne
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Training

Started in 2016

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Lyvonne has been with Hyde Bark since 2017. She is certified in Animal Behavior and Training, and Pet First Aid & CPR. She worked in a veterinary clinic in the South Loop for several years prior to joining Hyde Bark. Lyvonne is also the author of the book So You Have a Dog - Now What? The 411 on Dog Ownership For Current and Future Dog Owners!

 
Sophie
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2021

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Jason
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2016

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Annabeth
(she/her)

Dog Waleker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2017

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Sami
(they/them)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2017

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Sami has been with Hyde Bark since 2017. They are certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and Animal Psychology. Sami is currently studying law at Loyola University and love pet sitting on their days and weekends off. They live in Hyde Park with their dog Roxy and cat Frack. 

Kooper
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2017

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Kooper has been with Hyde Bark since 2017. She is certified in Pet First Aid and Animal Psychology. Kooper has a MDV in Theological Studies and is also studying to become a pet grief counselor. She lives in Hyde Park with her cat, Miss Kitty.

Sydney
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2021

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Dredia
(she/her

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2021

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Bria
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2019

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Bria has been with Hyde Bark since 2019. She is certified in Pet First Aid and Animal Psychology. Bria previously worked for a doggy daycare in the South Loop prior to joining Hyde Bark. Bria is very close to her family and lives with her mom, sister, three Shih Tzus, three cats and even a snake in South Shore.

Victoria
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Training

Started in 2019

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Victoria has been with Hyde Bark since 2019. She is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and Animal Training & Behavior. Prior to joining Hyde Bark she was a freelance dog walker. She also used to train horses. She lives on the northside of Chicago with her partner, their gerbil Peggy, and cat Sweetie.

Theo
(they/them)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2020

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Tai
(they/them)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2021

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Eli
(she/her)

Dog Boarding

Started in 2020

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Claire
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2020

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Paul
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Started in 2021

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Raymond
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Started in 2021

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Ryan
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Cat Care

Pet Sitter

Started in 2021

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