Your Dog-Walking and Cat-Sitting Questions Answered

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Whether this is your first time considering hiring a dog-walking service, you’re looking for a different dog walker, or you’re new to the Chicago area, we understand that you’ll have questions—and you should. Your pet is part of the family, and you want to make sure they’re in the very best hands.

Let Majestic Paws answer your questions about how we provide royal service to you and your pets, and of course, if you don’t find what you need here, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

No, walkers only serve one household at a time. Majestic Paws believes in providing individual care to clients, so your walker is fully focused on your pet or pets.

We assign one walker to your dog, and you can expect that same walker to arrive every time there’s a walk scheduled. The only thing that would prevent that from happening is if that employee calls off sick or schedules a vacation. In that case, a field manager or another walker will cover to ensure that your dog gets his or her walk that day.

Each walker is background checked and goes through a stringent multi-day interview process to vet them as fit for work with Majestic Paws.

Absolutely! In fact, the very first walk will be a “meet and greet” in which you and your dog can get to know the walker we’ve paired with you.

The walker will introduce themselves to your doorman, set the lock box for the key, or whatever other arrangements we’ve made with you for gaining access.

Yes, we are fully licensed by the city of Chicago, and we carry insurance through Pet Sitters Associates. This protects you against theft, accidents, property damage, injury or loss of your pet, etc.

We offer a two-hour window for each visit, except during our standard mid-day timeframe which is 11 AM to 2 PM—and you can expect your walker to arrive within your assigned window. The only exception would be during extreme weather conditions, but we will be in touch if we’re running late on those days. For puppies under six months of age and special-needs dogs, we offer special time-window options.

If your regular walker is out for any reason, we will assign a different walker to the visit. We recognize that each dog has different needs, so we do our best to assign a walker who will be a good fit for your pup. If this happens, you will be notified that a different walker is being assigned—and you can rest assured that your pup will be in good hands!

Absolutely! You may call at any time to get updates about your pet. We always give updates via the app after every walk, but if you’d like, we can even have your dog walker or pet sitter call you after the visit to provide an update on your pet’s condition.

We love puppies! We understand that puppies have special needs and we’re happy to provide for those needs during our visits with your puppy.

Absolutely not! Whatever you would like us to do for your pet during our visit is included in the price.

Yes, you will. The dog-walking app we use comes complete with GPS tracking, so you can see the route your dog and their walker took that day.

Yes, you will receive a notification on your phone when the walk starts and another one when it’s finished. You will also get personalized reports through the app.

We automatically charge our clients’ credit or debit cards every Monday, so you’ll never have to worry about missing a payment.

Yes, we will report that to you with every walk.

When we have the opportunity to take a photo of your dog on a walk or your cat while playing, we will send that to you through the app.

Yes, you will have the capability of sending comments to them through the app.

Even though dog walking makes up the largest portion of our business, we also offer cat sitting and overnight services.

We serve in excess of 15 different Chicago neighborhoods, and we’re always looking to expand. If you don’t find your neighborhood in our service area, get in touch with us anyway. We may already be in the process of expanding into your borough.

No. We have our own team of dedicated dog walkers who are employees of Majestic Paws. Each one has been background-checked and vetted through a rigorous, multiday interview process.

Absolutely! We are in search of dog walkers for full-time and part-time work. We invite you to learn more and apply for employment today.

Single-dog walks, no off-leash romps, full insurance, our real-time app, GPS tracking, the same walker every time…are just a few of the things that set us apart. Learn more about why people choose us.

We have compiled a list of testimonials from our clients, and you can read them on our Reviews page.

We begin every new dog-walking account with a meet-and-greet, and you can schedule that by clicking on Book Now anywhere on our website.

A standard, non-holiday dog walk is $19.25. If you have a special situation or would like more information on pricing, please feel free to contact us.

We have compiled information to help new clients, and we invite you to review that.

Yes! We have designated a section of our blog for tips for dog owners—using all the knowledge we’ve gathered in our collective years of caring for and walking pets.

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Just because you can't be at home doesn't mean your pet can't feel loved and pampered with treatment fit for a prince or princess. Your dog's walker or cat's sitter will become one of your pet's most trusted friends—someone who can be counted on to arrive on time, ready to play and deliver the royal treatment. Doesn't your dog or cat deserve the best? Now is the time to schedule your pet's first majestic experience.

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