Ever wonder who you’re talking to via email or call? Interested in knowing who makes Chicago Pet Sitters work behind the scenes?

Meet Chicago Pet Sitters’ office staff!


Dana and Turks

Dana | Owner of Chicago Pet Sitters
Dana started Chicago Pet Sitters in 2005. At that time, she was working for a magazine out of New York, and had just hired her first dog walking company to care for her own dog. It didn’t take long to figure out that she wanted to focus on spending more time with her pup and saw an opportunity for quality pet care. After a year and a half of essentially working out of her car, she quit her editing job and became a full-time dog walker for Chicago Pet Sitters. Soon after, she hired her first employee, and the rest, as they say, is history. Most recently, Dana and her husband welcomed a new human addition to their pack, Logan. At nearly 4-months-old, Logan is already quite smitten with his canine siblings, Turks (an English Mastiff) and Bella (a Rottweiler).





Dan | General Manager
Dan started as a dog walker with Chicago Pet Sitters. Born and raised in the Rust Belt, Dan lived in Nashville, TN for 12 years where he met his wife and earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Justice and a master’s degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. When he’s not managing Chicago Pet Sitters, he’s playing with his kitties, watching his beloved Detroit Red Wings, playing music, or watching a documentary or film. Dan is passionate about making work a dignified and fulfilling experience for each person, and creating a just economy for all.





Marcus | Office Coordinator
Marcus has recently returned to Chicago after living in Los Angeles for 2 years following graduation from Columbia College Chicago for a degree in Audio Engineering and Music Business. While in L.A., Marcus worked on audio projects for podcasts, film, and music, all while working in music copyright research. Today, Marcus lives in Lakeview and continues to make music, dreaming of the day when he can move to an apartment that will let him get a dog.

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