We understand how stressful it can be to leave your pet home alone during a long work day or while out of town. Through years of hands on experience our staff has amassed a vast wealth of knowledge and are always available to answer questions and help address all pet related issues. At Snappy Paws clients are more than just a number on a key, we specialize in providing professional custom pet care. It is important we get to know each and every one of our clients and their pets personally in order to provide care tailored to the needs of each home. 

 

At Snappy Paws we have distinguished ourselves in providing quality personalized pet services for each of our clients for over ten years.


Meet Our Snappy Paws Team

Our management staff takes great care in recruiting the ideal person to add to our team because we are adamant about providing the absolute best pet care. In order to ensure we hire highly qualified individuals who are passionate about animals, all of our team members are vetted and background checked.


Carla

Owner and Founder

Hi, my name is Carla and I am the extraordinarily proud owner of this amazing company!  I started this company over ten years ago after not feeling satisfied or fulfilled in my culinary career.  It became increasingly difficult to find a job that would allow any decent quality of life outside the workplace. At the time, I was a single parent to three small children and wanted to be home for them and our four legged fur babies as much as possible. I wanted to make a difference, help make people's lives simpler and have their minds be less burdened. I wanted to focus these efforts and provide services to the neighbors and the neighborhood I have resided in for the past twenty six years, the far Northwest Side.  This train of thought led to the birth of  Snappy Paws. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love dogs. I have never been able to resist stopping to pet any dog walking my way. I will even go out of my way to pet a dog that catches my eye.   

After much research it became apparent that the far Northwest side was in need of a professional, reliable, flexible and consistent service. I decided to put my management, customer service skills and keen organizational prowess to work  and dove head first into Snappy Paws! Backed by a team of rock star walkers we deliver amazing services to our clients at a fair price. We provide services comprised of loving and caring individuals dedicated to caring for this community's pets. We believe people and their pups aren't just a number on a key, but part of a family. Snappy Paws was the first to bring dog walking services on this scale to the far Northwest Side. We have expanded our service area over the years to encompass much of the Northwest Side and remain true to our mission.

You will find me to be an extremely consistent, reliable, fair, and loving person. I will always treat you and your pet as I would wish to be treated myself. I will love your four legged friend almost as much as you do!  I am flexible and will work with you to make certain your pet's needs are being met. I welcome your questions and am always happy to chat about any advice you need regarding your pet or to just lend an ear.

Caring for you pet is an honor I am proud to have and I thank you for the opportunity to work together.

 

 


Gloria

Pack Leader

Hi my name is Gloria, I was born and raised  in the city of Chicago and studied Spanish and Latino/a Studies at the University of Illinois  Urbana-Champaign. I am incredibly fortunate to spend most my days bonding with dogs and working with our awesome walkers. I began my journey with Snappy Paws as a walker and soon fell in love with the entire experience. Aware of my background in team building and management our founder approached me about putting those skills to work in managing and training Snappy Paws's walkers. Together Carla and I fine tuned our training protocol and I set out to meet each and every dog on Snappy Paws service. I couldn't be happier combining my love for animals with my leadership and training skills. I have two rescue Pitbulls named Neyo and Sasha and have had multiple dogs since childhood. I love working with Snappy Paws  and spending quality time with your pets. I have enjoyed meeting so many awesome dogs, cats, and other pets. In addition to my love for animals I have a passion for art and sustainable design. Most weekends you can find me in my work shop building/refurbishing old furniture and jewelry with my pups by my side. I look forward to continuing to be loved and inspired by your furry friends.


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Kristin

Office Manager

Hi there! My name is Kristin. I’m a Chicago Native from Logan Square. I’ve lived in the city my entire life and graduated from UIC. I enjoy cuddling with my pitbull, Capone, usually while watching TV or reading a book. I’ve always loved dogs and you’ll usually find me on the floor playing with a pooch in any setting. I have always dreamt of a career working with animals. I’m excited to be part of the Snappy Paws team and to share my day with your pets! Go Bears!!


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Val

I was born and raised in Chicago an I'm currently in the last stretch of my college career. I am a Communications, Media, & Theatre major with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language at NEIU. I have been around dogs my whole life and, most of the time, I prefer them over people. I grew up with a beautiful white Lab, Arizona, and currently I am fulfilling my dogaunt duties to my Husky/Lab, Snow. I'm so excited to be part of the Snappy Paws team and can't wait to love on all of the your precious dogs!


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Allen 

I'm Allen! I'm from the 'burbs but I recently moved to Chicago with my wife. I have two cats, Victor and Zelda, a hamster named Geoffrey, and a fish named Mr. Monk. No dogs (soon, hopefully!) but not until we move to a different place. I love being around dogs, always have, so it's very exciting to have the opportunity to work with Snappy Paws!

I can't wait to hang out with your dogs!.


Kristin

 

Hello! My name is Kristin and I'm from Norwood Park. All my life I've been raised with both cats and dogs in my family. Currently, I have no dogs, but I have a 2 year old rag doll cat named Ghost. Besides spending time with animals, I enjoy photography, doing hair and makeup and the outdoors in my free time. I am looking forward to getting to know your pets!


Sarah

Sarah is a music maker with a passion for pups! She has had furry family members and friends for her entire life and loves animals to her core! After earning a degree in neuropsychology from Illinois Wesleyan, she found her path in the arts, as she is wrapping up her first self-produced LP. She also does freelance design work and teaches music production to aspiring music makers. Sarah has completed two full courses in puppy training and has years of experience caring for dogs as well as cats, rabbits, and rats. Her studies in animal learning and behavior at university have also enriched her understanding into the way dogs think and react. She is CPR certified and has experience caring for dogs with medical conditions as well. So if your pups have special needs, they are in good hands! She is so excited to spend her days with your canine companions!!


 

Spencer

Spencer- My love for pets goes back a long way, from my first dog, Odie, to my last
two dogs, Sophie and Shirley. When I'm not caring for dogs, I enjoy painting and
making music. I look forward to meeting and hanging out with your pets each day!


 

Steph

Hi everyone!  My name is Steph!  I’m from Bloomington, Il but decided to trade in the small town life for the big city life!  I grew up always having dogs around.  I currently have an adorable and loving Staffordshire terrier named Quincy.  She is my life.  I decided when I moved to Chicago that I wanted to share my time with other furry friends as well!  Aside from Snappy Paws and hanging with my pup I am studying for my personal training certification.  I also LOVE to sing and play guitar.   I’m excited to share the love with your furry family member!

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Alison

Hi, I'm Alison! I have just recently moved to Chicago from Oakland, California, where I worked for the last two years as a dog walker and overnight caregiver. I've been around dogs since I was a baby, and I have always held deep affection and love for them. Since acquiring a job that allows me to work with them, that love has only grown! Seeing their sweet faces and genuine excitement for life every day brings me great joy. My other interests include live music, writing, and anything outdoors, especially camping. I am excited to join the Snappy Paws family and get to know all your pups!

 
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Monica

Monica here! I just moved to Portage Park from Miami, FL ! I am 25 years old and love Jazz singing in my free time! I am currently finishing up my bachelors degree in Psychology, I hope to open a center for Alternative Therapy through the Arts. I came looking for new experiences here in Chicago and I am so thankful that I found my Snappy Paws family. I don't currently have any dogs, but growing up I had a Golden Retriever named Princess and a Dachshund named Lucy, after Lucille Ball, who was my idol since I was a little girl! I am so happy that I can get my doggy-fever out with all of your cute babies!

 
 

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Emily

Hi, I'm Emily. Originally I am from Tennessee but have lived in the big city for a little over a year. My love for pups goes back as far as I can remember with my first best friend being my giant shepherd Hoss. In my free time I like to work on my car and be with family. I absolutely love working for Snappy Paws because I have gotten to meet not only amazing people but awesome pups as well.

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Bob

Hello I'm Bob. I am a native of Northwest Chicago. I've lived most of my adult life in the northwest suburbs and recently moved back to Elmwood Park. I attended Loyola University where I received a BA and have held several management positions. I've had various critters such as rabbits and guinea pigs as pets. I enjoy having my son's Puggle, Chunk, as a house guest from time to time. In my spare time I enjoy playing online word games with other players throughout the world. I continue to follow most of our sports teams though not as avidly as I used to.   
 

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Yana

Hello! My name is Yana, I was born in Russia. From the childhood I have been always happy to communicate with dogs, cats and other animals. I have a small eight year old Yorkie named Nika, she is such a beautiful lady.  I used to work with horses and cared for dogs, cats, chickens and goats at our farm.  I moved to Chicago five years ago and live in the Portage Park neighborhood.  I miss my furry friends so much! Thank you Snappy Paws family for taking me on board, I am excited to meet your pets and give them a piece of my heart!