Krysta is a life long dog lover and was a longtime cat owner. She's always felt a connection with animals and is super excited to have the opportunity to care for other's pets when they're not around! All of the fun, fewer of the early morning wake up calls demanding to know when the food bowl will go from 1/2 full to Full full, and less annoying to others than stopping every dog on the street for pets (yes, she really is that shameless). She loves getting to know each dog and learning their personalities and quirks, and she really does think of them as her own for the time that they have together.
At Uptown Pet Services, our mission is simple: To love and care for each and every animal just like we would want someone to take care of ours. Keeping your pets happy and healthy by providing exceptional care which includes exercise, interaction and personalized attention. And that means more than just coming to your home for more than just a 30-minute visit or to feed them. We routinely walk, play and train your animal to make sure that they're not just getting love and attention, but they're also getting some well-deserved, structured exercise.
Josh has lived in Michigan his whole life and recently re-located to Chicago where he now lives with his girlfriend and their 3 dogs and 2 cats. After taking care of his pets full time he realized that what he would love to do is pursue his passion and spend his days with the best co-workers ever - animals! He is so excited to be joining the Uptown team and looks forward to spending many sunny (and rainy) days walking your furry family!
Jack was born and raised in the Chicago area, and throughout his childhood Jack's family was always extended with four-legged canine and feline members; in fact, there has been an Old English Sheepdog in Jack's family since the day he was born! After taking his own sheepdogs on a hiatus to Colorado, Jack returned to Chicago and has been a proud resident of the Uptown neighborhood since 2006.
During that time, Jack managed a large pet services company where he hired and trained staff members as well as creating and implementing weekly schedules that often extended to more than 500 walks per week. After more than 7 years in that position, Jack decided that it was time to venture out and start a business of his own, along with the help of his wife Trisha, and his trusty sheepdog Payton (who, unfortunately, passed away in April 2015). Jack not only brings customers his experience and expertise of the profession, but also the care and loyalty he has had for animals since childhood.
I've always felt that animals do so much for us and show us all the attention we could ask for, and I'm so happy to be returning the favor each day at Uptown Pet Services. My cat, Stimpy, encourages me to stay active and play with string as much of the day as possible; and he handles sharing me out during the day fairly well, so long as he can shed all over me in the evening. In short, Stimpy and I have lots of love for all our furry Chicagoans and their people, and I'll look forward to seeing your pets for our next stroll around the city!
Nakita is from Minnesota, went to school in Colorado, and now making a home in Chicago. Their cat, Cat, and dog, Potato, need much love and affection 24/7. Nakita’s six-month-old puppy is extremely energetic and occupies most of their time with endless rounds of fetch. Over the span of their life Nakita has owned and cared for over 15 pets. They are excited to get to know the beautiful area of Uptown more and its furry and non-furry residents. It’s a pleasure for them to get to know each and every personality that each furry friend has to share.