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A Bark And A Meow


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As nervous new puppy owners, we were understandably worried about finding a suitable dog walker for our hyper golden lab, Clyde. We had had less-than-great experiences in the past with other dog walkers for our older dog. That's why it was such a relief to find Andrea. She is truly a person who treats your dog as she would her own. Clyde loves his daily walk routine, and our older dog Chloe loves the extra attention that Andrea gives her as well! And of course, we love the daily updates on our dogs during the walks. It is refreshing to have someone so close that we can trust with our beloved pets. Thanks Andrea!


My 4lbs yorkie poodle mix has been going to A Bark & A Meow for about a year and he loves it. Andrea is a close 2nd to me in the people ranking. He has so much fun and wears himself out while he is there, not to mention he is doing so much better on his house breaking as well as his overall behavior. I love Andrea and so does Topaz! I recommend them on a daily basis to everyone!

Shawna H

We have had the pleasure of Andrea being our dog-sitter for several years. We began using her services because she would come to our house for our older dog and take our two puppies (then) to board overnight at her home. When we looked at other dog-sitting services, no one would provide such convenient service. The service she provides is above and beyond what I have experienced with other dog-sitting companies for several reasons. First, as I mentioned, she picks up and drops off our dogs. This has come in handy some many times when we have inevitably experienced cancelled flights or car trouble. She has always accommodated our last-minute needs, which provided us with much needed peace of mind! Secondly, she treats the dogs like they are members of her family, not just a job. When she boarded our dogs over Christmas, they came home with doggie toys that she had given them as presents! Third, Andrea is extremely conscientious about providing updates either via telephone/text

Amber A

Stephen and I have been lucky enough to have Andrea and now Shelia walk our dog since November 2009, when we got him from a shelter. They do a great job! Binny is excited everyday. Our neighbors have commented on the great interaction Shelia has with Binny. On the occasion I have been home, Binny is so excited when Shelia shows up to take him on his walk. We highly recommend A Bark and A Meow to anyone who has long hours and has a pet at home. It puts us at ease when we are away!

Stephen and Barb

I would suggest that anyone use Andrea instead of any other dog services/sitters. My friend told me about her since she has been watching his dog for years now. I went on vacation out of the country and Andrea watched Sparty for me. She took great care of her and was in contact with me the whole time with updates. I love how she comes to pick her up and drop her off. That is very helpful when you have flight delay problems like I had! She took Sparty on walks and to the dog park. I really like how she will board dogs overnight with her. It makes me feel better to know that my dog is with someone who will love her while I am gone and take care of her, instead of being in a crate and lonely. Thanks Andrea!!!! Love, Cheri and Sparty


Andrea and A Bark and a Meow are really unique in that Andrea and her walkers will take your dog and board them in their home. The price (which is super reasonable) includes pick up and drop off and unlike commercial boarding places, is a charge for 24 hours not check in during the afternoon until check out in the morning. My dog MUCH prefers to stay with Andrea and her dogs when we go away as opposed to other options. The other guys (sounds like smooch!) always set her potty training back since they don't take the dogs out. Check out her prices for walks too, really reasonable. Andrea is responsible, responsive and very sweet. 5 stars, highly recommended!

Karin P

April and I would strongly recommend A Bark and A Meow to anyone. The care, attention, service, and love for our little Sofa girl is amazing. I love that Andrea takes the time to know Sofa's quirks- dislikes cold weather, the mud, rain, and the dog next door - their attention is amazing. April and I couldn't be happier!

Lora & April

Andrea has been looking after our pup Dempsey for over 4 years. I can't sing her praises enough! Dempsey is always happy when I get home. Andrea has helped out with more than her fair share of Dempsey clean-ups (he's very mischievous- he'll shred tissues, and get into the garbage, and the fridge!! -if we forget to lock them up). We rely on Andrea for walking, occasional feeding, and boarding. She's also been great with Dempsey's occasional ear and eye problems - administering meds and always leaving updates for us. Andrea has so much love for Dempsey and ALL the pets she cares for and it truly comes through when you speak with her, get texts to check in/update, and in her little notes she leaves. Thank you Andrea, and A Bark and A Meow. You're always there when we need you! Shannon, Michael, and Dempsey

Michael B. & Shannon T

Andrea has been great for my four pets, Winnie, Midnight, Lari, and Nellie. I work odd hours and she has been very flexible with scheduling late night walks and weekend visits. She also has been a great help whenever I go out of town. She really loves animals and gives all of my pets lots of love when she visits. She also gives me text updates to let me know that all is well. I am so glad that I found her shortly after I moved back to Chicago.


I have been living in the Chicago area since August...a temporary stay for a couple months. With the travel I do for work, it was most important to find a dog walker to relieve my 12 year old boxer mix Mason during the work day. A friend of a friend uses Andrea, A Bark and A Meow daily and recommended her. She was a breath of fresh air from the minute i spoke with her. Very willing to fit another pup into her a moments notice, too!!! Andrea is very reliable, always leaves detailed updates, texts and calls on how Mason is doing. Treats Mason to a Doggie Massage from time to time, too. He is always relaxed when I return. :0) Recently, Mason got very ill and was hospitalized for 4 days. Andrea called or texted daily, sometimes more than once to check on my boy. She was very encouraging and positive, what i needed at this difficult time. She quickly agreed to fit him in for two walks a day now that he has kidney problems. Mason and I are lucky to have found Andrea

Shannon L

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