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Our Team

Our pet care providers are carefully selected, vetted and trained and they have all passed a background check. Our pet care providers are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and most are also certified in Animal Psychology and/or Pet Behavior & Training. They have each completed a five part custom Hyde Bark Pet Care Certification Test, including a new sixth test on Coronavirus safety. We do not use independent contractors and our walkers are all actual employees of Hyde Bark. 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.

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LeAnna
(she/her)

Owner

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

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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.

Lyvonne
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Training

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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!

Claire
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

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Courtney
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat Care

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Courtney started Hyde Bark in 2019 and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, Animal Psychology and has extensive experience caring for senior animals and animals with unique emotional or physical issues. She lives in Bronzeville with her four cats: Caleb, Radio, Rutabega, and Garry; two dogs: Tofu and Dottie; and several chickens including an awkward rooster named Blue.

Nick
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

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Nick has been with Hyde Bark since 2019. Nick is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and Animal Behavior & Training. Nick is a very gentle spirit and dogs quickly love and trust her kindness! Nick lives in Hyde Park with her cockatiel Banksy. 

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Margaret
(she/her)

Manager

Hiring & Training

Pet Sitter

Margaret has been with Hyde Bark since 2018. She originally started out as a dog walker and pet sitter, but as of 2020 became our first ever manager! Margaret is both a "dog whisperer" AND a "cat whisperer"! Margaret lives in Hyde Park with her dog Darla.

Sami
(they/them)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

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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

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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.

Raul
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

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Raul has been with Hyde Bark since 2018. He is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and Animal Psychology. Raul is an experimental musician and recently released a new album with his partner. He lives in Hyde Park with his two senior cats and senior Jack Russell Terrier, Brutus.

Max
(they/them)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Bria
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

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

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

Maggie
(they/them)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Cat Care

Eli
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat Care

Brandon
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat Care

Audrey
(she/her)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat Care

Raymond
(he/him)

Dog Walker

Pet Sitter

Dog Boarding

Cat Care