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I don't know where to begin to explain how much Steven and Karla have done for us and our Newfie girl, Max. They are the best dog walkers and some of the best people we have had the pleasure to meet! 

I met Steven two years ago in the West Loop at the dog park and loved that he brought the dogs to the dog park / wherever you wanted him to walk your pup. This was so different than all those larger dog walking companies that are very strict on time and extremely impersonal. I also loved how every time Max was walked (pretty much every day) it was either Steven or Karla. There wasn't a rotating group of walkers that could never really bond with our dog. Steven and Karla have become like second parents to Max and we feel so safe/confident having them walk our dog and be in our home at any time. 

Max is also not the easiest dog. She is a 115 lb Newfoundland in the city. She has had many health issues (requiring specific foods and medications that change regularly) and behavioral issues that have required serious and consistent training. Steven has listened to all her training needs and helped to consistently counter-condition her on all their walks together (he even offered to attend one of our training sessions with her!). With Steven and Karla's help, Max has advanced leaps and bounds and is a much calmer, happier dog after months of training. 

We also recently moved to a new neighborhood where Steven and Karla don't usually walk dogs. They knew how dependent we were on them with Max, and how hard it would have been to change walkers with her, that they have gone out of their way to accommodate our needs and now travel further daily to walk Max. Steven also overnight sits for Max when we go away for the weekends and we always come home to an extremely healthy and happy dog. Recently, Max has had health issues and, while we were out of town, Steven went to our vet to pick up food and medication for her. I don't think grateful is enough of a word to describe how we feel about these two - they are incredible, caring people and just overall the best! 

Pawsitive Paws prices are also extremely competitive with other dog walking services and you and your dog get SO much more 1:1 attention. Steven and Karla are available at any hour to text you about a situation. They respond via text IMMEDIATELY. They send many photos and videos of your dog daily. You just really couldn't ask for anything more. 

I have recommended Steven and Karla to at least 7 other couples, who now love them and swear by them for their dogs and I will continue to do so with confidence. They are truly the BEST and my husband and I so grateful to have them in our lives!

Lucy D.

I can't even put into words how much Pawsitive Paws have done for our family. They have provided so much love to our dogs, during transitions in our home where we couldn't give our dogs the attention they deserve. An anecdote- we had a 12 year old French bulldog who we could no longer take care of. They would come weekly and bath her, trim her nails, clean her ears, and most importantly would provide encouragement. We struggled taking care of her and I called Karla for guidance, she loved Maya so much and would have taken her in if she could. She put me in touch with a forever home for Maya and she is now so happy. 

For our baby Henry, steve and Karla love him so much. They walk him, provide exercise, they even help make his grooming appointments and drive him to his appointments. 

We truly don't know what we would do without them!!  They are so accessible in Chicago and beyond and working with them will make your family better.

Neha G.

Pawsitive Paws has been walking our dog Lacy over the last 14 months. My husband and I talk about how lucky we have been to find Karla and Steven on literally a weekly basis! They are so kind to Lacy and it is obvious they love her as much as we do. They are extremely flexible with no minimal walk requirement, which works out perfect for our busy schedules. We simply talk to Karla and Steven I'm a weekly basis for our upcoming needs for the week. After each walk, we get a super cute picture of our pup as well! They are also extremely reliable and have great communication about the walks and if anything came up during their time with Lacy. We have even had Karla and Steven stay in our home when we are away, and Lacy is better behaved than we left! We cannot recommend Pawsitive Paws enough!

Rachel A

I LOVE the attention my two dogs have received from Karla and Stephen!  They are both responsible, reliable and and take the extra time to ensure that my pups are well cared for.  And, in an emergency, they made an extra effort to accommodate my needs on very short notice. I know you will be happy with their services and I plan to remain a loyal client of Pawsitive Paws!

Debra W

We love Pawsitive Paws! Our dog Jackson is always happy to see them, they are reliable and responsive, and they seem to truly care about making sure Jackson is healthy and well taken care of. They are great people who seem to genuinely enjoy what they do. Couldn't recommend a better dog walking service. We also love the pictures and updates we get from them when Jackson is out on his walks!

Kelly L

Steven and Karla are truly amazing. Their service and attention is top notch. They have been walking our puppy, Fred, multiple times a week since we brought him home and have been nothing short of incredible! They provide prompt and flexible services and are only a text or call away. Most importantly, they genuinely care about Fred and we know he's well loved by them everyday!!

Julia M

I can't say enough great things about Pawsitive Paws! I first met Karla when I adopted my dog at 9 weeks. He is now 2.5 years and they are the only walkers I've ever trusted. They really go above and beyond. My work schedule varies every week and they are super flexible about accommodating my schedule weekly. As a single dog mom, they have also helped me out when I have been in a pinch and my dog needed a last minute walk. There have also been days I've worked from home and still needed my dog walked and it's clear from how excited my dog gets when either Karla or Steven show up how much he loves them. 

The day I really knew they were more than just dog walkers was when there was an electrical fire at my old apartment building. PP walked many dogs in the building and Wrigley wasn't even scheduled that day. Karla texted me to see if Wrigley was home because she was concerned. Everything I'm ended up being fine, but Karla went to go check on Wrigley until I got home. PP truly cares about the dogs they walk and it's more than just a business to them.

Danielle M