There may be a number of different dog walking and pet care services to choose from in Chicago, but here at Green Paws, we hold ourselves to a higher standard in regards to the Pet Care Specialists we welcome to our team and the belief that a genuine passion for pets translates into better care. While many people can walk your pup or play with your kitty and other small pets during a visit, our team will provide care with real value that will enrich and prolong their lives. So why look anywhere else? Here at Green Paws Chicago, we have two simple missions:
1. To provide every pet the love and care they deserve.
2. To be socially responsible in ways that improve both the pet community and the world at large.
We bring these missions to life through:
The industry’s only real standard of care.
Veterinarians know that good exercise and hygiene helps pets live longer, healthier, happier lives. For example, brisk walks, regular teeth and ear cleaning, monthly flea/tick prevention and weekly de-shedding reduce the risk of life-threatening disease. Green Paws Chicago is the only pet service company offering all these services and personalized care. We want to give every pet the care and attention every owner wants, but cannot always provide. Why? If you really love pets, you want them to live as long as possible.
Employees, not contractors.
Some firms use cheaper 1099 contract workers, often young people who work occasional hours while they look for “real” jobs. Our whole team is W2 company employees who are rigorously trained to provide the best, most consistent care. They don’t yak on cellphones on the job; they focus on your pet. Why? Because it’s only fair that we give your dog our full attention.
Being licensed, bonded and insured.
We wouldn’t let just anybody into our homes and don’t expect you to, either. We screen our people to make sure they share our love of animals and then check their backgrounds to ensure they are honest. Why? Because you deserve the peace of mind that comes from knowing that only trustworthy professionals are caring for your pet.
Making socially conscious commitments.
This is part of our company DNA. We believe big changes come from individual efforts. That’s why we:
Support pet rescue and shelter organizations.
We contribute to organizations committed to helping the pets who would otherwise go unloved.
Support the environment.
We look for ways to reduce our impact on the planet. So far, we’ve eliminated paper waste by digitizing billing and records; we encourage our Pet Care Specialists to ride bicycles to their assigned visits; and we use compostable bags to collect and dispose of dog waste.
Support the larger community.
We’ve donated biodegradable dog waste bags and dispensers to Chicago’s dog parks, we’ve commissioned artists to design unique dispensers for individual parks and then arranged their installation, we volunteer time at local shelters, and we’ve planted over 3,600 trees since Green Paws was incorporated in 2007.
We believe these things are a good start, but realize there’s more to do. That’s why we continually look for new ways to make a difference.