Home Treat Home is an in-house pet sitting and dog walking business located in Chicago, IL. While you’re on vacation, we take care of your pet from the comfort of your home, giving you the peace of mind knowing that they are in a familiar setting getting the love they deserve. Not on vacation? We’ll walk your dog while you’re at work. Simple as that.
I started Home Treat Home in 2013 in an effort to refocus my career on something I cared deeply about. I was working long hours in an advertising agency and felt uninspired and burned out. Dogs have always held a special place in my heart and are essentially the opposite of advertising executives, and so Home Treat Home was born.
This job has taken me all over the city, and I've met so many fantastic people along the way—not to mention their wonderful animals. I've enjoyed building this business the past 4 years, and my relationships with clients and their dogs have always been at the core of that.
My story is similar to Josh's: working long hours at a healthcare advertising agency, feeling uninspired in my career, a lifelong love of dogs (and a serious lack of them in my life). I knew Josh from the rugby team we play on, and he had mentioned that he was looking to hire someone to help out with his dog walking/pet sitting business, and I jumped at the chance.
It was great to move from an office chair staring at a computer screen to walking around Chicago with cool dogs. Not to sound cliché, but hanging out with dogs all the time gives you a significantly different perspective than hanging out in an office setting. Plus, walking around all day is certainly better than sitting. In short, it's been great and I look forward to what comes next!
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I think I've always seen myself as a dog caregiver, and I got to fulfill that vision in mid-2016 when I took a job with Home Treat Home. It has been, by far, my most satisfying job. A smile is always drawn on my face every time I walk into a house and am greeted with licks and tail wags.
This job is therapy to me, and I am thrilled to be able to work with a great group of coworkers as well as all of your furry family members!