Hello! I’m Mariah. I'm from Michigan and I moved to Chicago in 2008. My love for animals has brought me to my current place in life. I started Paws In Motion in January 2011. Some of my favorite things to do are going to the park with my pups, gardening, and traveling. I also like to challenge myself with tough projects around the house. Mya, Bo, Banshee and Waylon (my pups) are the loves of my life. Mya (modeling in this pic!) is a super cool 9 y/o Sheppard mix that loves to play BALL! Bo the beagle is almost 13 and he loves TREATS more than anything in the world, Banshee the Chi-wienie is just about 6 y/o and he is the biggest goof ever, and Waylon the pittie puppy is just under a year old and is just the silliest pup around! You can find my gang of pups cruising the streets of Pilsen and kicking up sand at the dog beach in the summer.
My name is Dave, and my wife and I live in Bridgeport with our sweet gal Grace, a 9 year old American Foxhound rescue. I started working with Paws in Motion in September of 2015 as a weekend side job. I quickly fell in love with the job and all my little fur buddies! I took on the position of Assistant Manager in January and started working this as my only job. It's the greatest job ever! I am privileged to hang out with some of the coolest animals in all of Chicago. I love all my current and future pet pals and nothing can keep me from getting them their special outside time. Not rain, snow, heat, wind or anything else that Chicago can throw at us can dampen our spirits or keep us in!
Head Dog Walker - Streeterville
Hi! I'm Jocelyn and I love everything 'dog'. I am an animal person through and through. Before joining the Paws In Motion team, I worked at a dog hotel in Kentucky for two years, where I cared for dogs of all breeds and sizes. I consider myself to be a patient and loving person. I am a dog mom to two sweet Pit Bulls. As a dog parent I understand the importance of giving our pup clients the same love and care their owners would give them.
Route Manager/ Dog Walker/ Social Media Administrator
Route Manager/ Dog Walker/ Social Media Administrator
Hi, I’m Drew. I’m a Southern transplant who married a Chicago girl and moved to the city five years ago. We are proud puppy parents of an 8 year old Husky mix rescue named Buddy and a 2 year old man-cub named Holden (and a second one on the way this fall). I spent nearly a decade cooking in kitchens but left the restaurant business shortly after our son was born and began walking dogs part time while searching for a new career path. I fell in love with the job and have since moved up to a more managerial role with the company. It’s hard to beat a job that allows you to work outside and see the city while spending quality time with Chicago’s finest pups. In the last few months I have also taken on the role of Social Media Administrator for Paws In Motion as well, so give us a like and keep an eye out for your fur baby.
Dog Walker - Lincoln Park
Hello! I'm Giovanny, the proud father of two beautiful Pit Bulls. I am a determined hard worker that loves dogs. I grew-up in the military, and am grateful to have traveled the world. I love to read and learn, and I also love to be outdoors whether it's camping, hiking, or fishing. I have also spent a lot of time helping tend to the needs of different kinds of animals on my grandfather’s farm in Missouri. I'm currently enrolled in college, and studying Theology. I think of myself as a kind, energetic, and goofy guy that’s excited to work with Paws In Motion!
Dog Walker - Logan Square
Hello, I'm Bennett and my favorite thing about walking dogs is the quality time I get to spend getting to know them. We had a lot of pets of all shapes and species when I was growing up. I had to leave my dog with my parents when I moved to the city, but hanging out with your pet helps to make up for it . When I'm not out walking dogs, you can find me playing board games like Dungeons & Dragons or cooking. I also consider myself a bit of an aspiring actor and writer and even started a theater company called Other World Theater.
Dog Walker- Bucktown
Hi, I'm Rosetta and for the first time in my life I live in a building that doesn't allow dogs, so getting my dog fix is important to me. I have a cat named Marie Antoinette, but I enjoy hanging out with the dogs on my route just as much, if not more (just don't tell her that). I also enjoy photography, reading, movies and working with children.
Dog Walker- Near North
Hi there, I'm John and my favorite part of the job is developing unique relationships with each of my fur-covered clients. I love being outside and getting exercise and making the most of every day. I'm very passionate about dogs and have been a dog walker since 2004. My career has taught me a lot about dog behavior across many breeds and age levels which helps me to better address each dog’s needs. I am also passionate about rescues and currently own a Border Collie rescue named Erin. One of my future goals is to be more involved with placing rescues in their forever homes. When I'm not caring for your pet, I enjoy taking in live music shows, traveling, backyard gardening and cooking.
Hello. My name is Tony and I am from Chicago, born and raised. I never truly had a dog of my own growing up so I love building a relationship with each of my furry clients as if they were my own. I also really enjoy being outside and riding my bike. two perks that make the job even better. When I'm not entertaining your pup, I enjoy playing video games and spending time with my five year old daughter and two cats.