Why Fetch?

Choose Fetch! for our experienced, vetted, animal loving pet sitters

Our Sitters Are Thoroughly Vetted

We do our due diligence when hiring to make sure every single one of our sitters is not only safe and reliable but that they have a true passion for pets and people.

  • All sitters pass a mandatory background check.
  • All sitters go through an in-depth interview process.
  • All sitters are required to provide any essential personal information.
  • All sitters are required to be bonded and insured.

Meet Your Sitter Before You Schedule

We believe that you and your pet should feel as comfortable as possible with your sitter before our scheduled service takes place. That’s why we offer a free in-home consultation before your first service begins. This gives everyone a chance to get to know each other and make sure that this is a good fit.

You’ll Get The Same Trusted Sitter Every Time

When you schedule a service with us, we’ll partner you with a primary and back-up pet sitter based on your needs and schedule. You’ll have the chance to meet these nearby sitters and once you approve of them, we’ll assign them to your account. Any time you schedule services thereafter, you’ll receive care from your primary or back-up sitter. This way you know your pet is getting care from someone you (and they) know, trust, and like every time.

We’ve Earned a Glowing Reputation

With tens of thousands of satisfied clients nationwide, we’ve earned a solid reputation as the most trusted and reliable pet care service in the country. And it isn’t just Fetch as a company. Each of our sitters come with fantastic reviews of their own and our local owners are constantly reviewing feedback surveys to ensure it stays that way.

Meet The Team

Carolyn, Owner

Carolyn is the owner of Fetch! Pet Care of Greater Chicago. A lifelong Chicagoan, she’s been in business since 2007. She’s here to help make your pet sitting and dog walking experience as enjoyable and as stress free as possible. Currently Carolyn lives with her husband Greg and their four rescue pups-Lily, Zuzu, Frazier and Bowie!

Donna, GM

Donna recently joined our team as an office manager after she retired in May from 33 years of teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system. As a teacher, she became an expert at juggling many different tasks, setting deadlines, and communicating with students, parents and staff. She has shared her home with Basset Hounds and, more recently, cats for over 20 years. She loves working with the team and clients at Fetch! and is looking forward to a long and happy relationship.


Amy is another one of our very long time pet sitters and dog walkers. She doesn’t have a specific Chicago neighborhood that she covers, she goes almost everywhere she’s needed. Need a dog walk in the South Loop or Lincoln Park? Maybe a cat visit in Logan Square or Pilsen? How about an overnight in the Lakeshore East area or up in Edgewater? Done and done. Amy will not let you down, she makes Fetch! happen every day and is a great mentor for our new pet sitters and dog walkers too.


Lynn makes Fetch! happen in Pilsen, South Loop and a little further north too. She is a compassionate and responsible pet sitter and dog walker with hands-on experience in handling a variety of pet care services including dog walking and overnight care. She has a great love of animals and a proven commitment to constantly provide excellent and safe service, She has also volunteered with PAWS Chicago. She’ll have your tail covered!


You’ll find Maria making Fetch! happen all over Chicago pet sitting but lately she’s been dog walking for our clients in the Lakeshore East area as well as near Wrigleyville and Old Town. She has a history of volunteering with Chicago Canine Rescue and is currently fostering two Pugs at her home while the rescue finds them a forever home*. Maria also provides private/cageless boarding for friendly pups in her home as well. Fun fact-Maria was a contestant on Jeopardy in 2016 and is a team member of our What the Fetch!? trivia team at One Tail At a Time’s annual trivia event.


Mark is another one of our Lakeview Sitters and walkers. He retired from the airlines after 27 years of international travel. Returning to school to decide on a second career path, he chose to devote all of his time to animal care; a lifelong passion that began while visiting family farms growing up. He lives just a short walk from Lake Michigan; full of pet-friendly neighborhoods and parks. He provides private, cage-free boarding in his home, as well as client in-home pet care in Chicago. Private boarding and home care is a very important service, and he goes above and beyond to ensure high-quality care. Mark’s time spent on family farms, and his rural upbringing, allowed Mark nearly constant contact and interaction with a wide assortment of animals, pets, and wildlife. A member of his local 4-H in his youth, Mark completed training classes for general animal care and dog training, Competing at county fairs each summer. Acquiring the nickname “Dr. Doolittle” during this time, he was, and still is someone who loves, and is devoted to, his entire, adopted Fetch! animal family.


Another very long time Fetch! pet sitter and dog walker that we’re proud to have on our team. Stephanie has been pet sitting, dog walking and volunteering at animal shelters for years. Not only does she have a long history of caring for cats and dogs but with guinea pigs too. Steph makes Fetch! happen near Sheridan Park and Ravenswood but she also will journey out to the West Loop when we need her. She possesses all of the qualities that make a Fetch! Pet Care sitter and an excellent caregiver for your pets.


Jonathan has a special way with dogs and cats and he’s so dependable. He is an animal lover that has volunteered at animal shelters, dog grooming shops and also worked at an animal hospital. He’s always doing research in dog behavior and animal habits. Some of his friends have called him Jonny the Animal Whisperer. He has an understanding for animals and they always seem to be comfortable and happy around him, even right after meeting for the first time. He has a great memory and can remember animals name and faces after the first meeting.



Sara is a lover of all kinds of animals, and a willing sitter to any who need it! She showers her roommate’s dogs with affection at home, but is saving up to adopt a pet of her own one day. When Sara isn’t taking care of fur babies, she’s crafting lattes at Starbucks and working on her science fiction novel.


Seth has been an amazing addition to Fetch! since he joined our team in 2020. The wealth of experience he has by being a Veterinary Assistant with Treehouse has made him an asset. He has been responsible for the care and adopting out of over 150 cats within his home over the last ten years. He has always had pets growing up and currently has a beautiful dog and five cats that he and his wife make sure have the best life possible.


Toni has recently moved to Chicago with her husband from the UK. Toni has volunteered in the UK with the Dogs Trust and Cats Protection, whilst also fostering dogs for the Dogs Trust, they have also had cats of their own. Toni has always wanted to work with animals and has applied to volunteer at the Anti-Cruelty Society, she is studying a Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare as she hopes to be an Animal Behaviourist in the future.


Juliana is a lover of all animals, especially cats! Born and raised in Tennessee, pet care has always been a passion of hers and she is also a cat mom to the sweetest 3-year-old Tabby, who is currently back home in Tennessee. Her level of patience and love for animals is what makes pet care so fulfilling for her. When she’s not caring for furry friends, her time is spent working in the music industry as an artist manager and A&R.

Robyn, Dispatcher

If you’ve contacted us on an evening or weekend, you probably had the pleasure of working with Robyn! Robyn is a retired nurse and lawyer and current dog mom to Clover and Snow.


My name is Autumn Harris. I am a Chicago native and I am a film student at DePaul University. Growing up I fostered dogs who were in shelters or who were breeders. When they were comfortable, my family and I would give them to a loving and caring family. I enjoy making films, listening to music, and walking around Chicago!


Katie lives in the Bucktown area, and loves meeting up with furry friends from Irving Park to River West. She loves having the opportunity to give care and snuggles to all kinds of pets–she’s had reptiles, fish, dogs, and cats throughout her life! Katie is a grad student originally from Cincinnati, OH. When she’s not destressing from school with her pet friends, she can be found baking bread or snuggling her own cat, Bitsy.


Hi there, I’m Martina! I live in the Albany Park neighborhood. I am very excited to join Fetch! In my youth, my family had a beautiful husky-shepherd mix, and I’ve also experienced the joy of sharing a past life with three rescue cats. I absolutely love getting to know the unique personality every pet has. Once my children came into my life, my hopes of having pets in my house were sadly dashed. This is 100% why caring for your fur-babies will be such a fulfilling opportunity for me. I am a high school Special Education teacher who has a stressful job during the school year. I look at spending quality time with pets as much needed therapy! I am very much looking forward to hanging out with your pet and making them feel very loved! I promise to take extra care, send you updates and pictures, and be a proactive communicator!


Nikki is an all around animal lover and has owned a variety of pets including leopard geckos, chinchillas, rats, fish, cats, and dogs! Originally from Iowa, she is a music therapist and activity director for seniors. She spends her free time in the outdoors, tending to her jungle of house plants, singing with the Chicago Chamber Choir, and working with the Boy scouts. She is the proud owner of Maya, who is therapy dog certified. She is happy to reinforce any training you have done or are actively working on with your pets. She can’t wait to meet your fur baby and give them all the love and care they deserves!


My passion for animals stems way back to my childhood. Growing up I was always surrounded by all types of animals and learned at an early age how much empathy and compassion I had for all living things. I grew up with cats, dogs, birds, turtles, and bunnies! My love for animals only grew stronger as I got older, and I hope to establish a career in animal care. Outside of my love for animals, I am a professional dancer and I teach kids and adults.


I am a lover all furry, feathered and scaley animals! I have owned and cared for pets big and small, with my professional animal care experience starting at an exotic animal hospital, when I was a teenager. My educational background is in social work and I currently work at The Anti-Cruelty Society, managing a program that offers free pet services to underserved, low-income neighborhoods. Additionally, I am the Adoptions Director for Mutts of the Midway, a Chicagoland foster-based dog rescue. I have three spunky dogs and a sassy cockatiel of my own, and usually have a foster or two crashing at my home, specializing in fosters that need extra training or young litters. I can’t wait to meet you and your pets, and give them the best care they deserve, when you’re away!


Cameron is an animal lover with a long history of pet sitting. He always has a blast playing with animals and loves spending time with them. When he’s not wrestling with dogs, he’s doing comedy or going to shows. He lives in Logan Square with his cat Matilda.



Katy is a lover of all animals, especially dogs, and a lifelong Chicagoan. After growing up in the Northern suburbs and graduating from Indiana University, she is now living downtown in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Since she was in middle school, she has helped several neighbors, family members, and friends care for their pets. Outside of her love for animals, she works in the luxury advertising industry and enjoys socializing with friends, walks by the lakefront, concerts, and creating Pinterest boards. She can’t wait to meet you and your pet(s) and can assure you they’ll be in the best hands!


Rachel has lived in Chicago for seven years now, and shares an apartment in Buena Park with her rescue cat, Geo. When she’s not hanging with her cat or walking neighbors’ pups, Rachel can be found talking walks on the lakefront, trying out new crafts, and practicing creative writing. She is so excited to meet all your furry friends (and the feathered and scaled ones too)!


I was born and raised in the city of Chicago. Chicago gave me my love for animals, but my experience as a dog daycare attendant has brought out my love for pets and my appreciation for them. Becoming a pet parent to my sweet baby Chance has shown me how much of a difference a dog, a cat, or any animal can make in a persons life. I will always provide care and attention to every pet I meet as I know they are basically your children. I am currently in the Avondale area, but enjoy going to others as I have lived in multiple areas growing up. I look forward to meeting your fur-babies!


Katelyn is a recent transplant to Chicago from the east coast! She grew up with dogs, ranging from tiny yorkies to big rottweilers. She now lives in Ravenswood with her golden doodle Puck. When she’s not hanging out with pets, Katelyn enjoys reading, writing, and going to karaoke.


Located in the Lincoln Park area, Korina is a true pet lover with over two years of pet-sitting experience, accompanied by her lifelong companions- two adorable Shih Tzus. She’s on the cusp of completing her education at DePaul University, where she’s been studying Theatre Arts with a double minor in Psychology and Entrepreneurship. She’s also a proud volunteer at Paws Chicago, actively giving back to the animal community. In her free time, you’ll often find Korina immersed in her passions for theatre, baking, and all things artsy.


I have owned and been around all different types of pets since I was little. Dogs, cats, bunnies, fish, reptiles, birds, etc.. I have rescued 4 cats and also 3 dogs, and currently own 3 cats and 1 dog. My goal is to work with animals full time! It makes me happy and at ease knowing I can help and do what I love the most which is working with animals.


I have a long history working with dogs and other animals such as cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, fish and geckos. I have owned all of these kinds of animals throughout my life. I have 10+ years of experience fostering large litters of puppies and also dogs in general. I love spending my time with dogs especially taking long and engaging walks. My home is very dog friendly with lots of toys and space for dogs of any size to make their own for a while. I have a love and passion for caring for pets and plan to provide the best care possible.


My name is Emma I am currently a graphic design student at Roosevelt University, I have 10+ years of experience volunteering at shelters, fostering, and have had a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, Guinea pigs, and reptiles. My special focus is on at-risk dogs, particularly Pit-bulls, but I have experience with all sizes of dogs from Chihuahuas to Great Danes. I love going on long walks and training with my dogs. I look forward to working with you.


As a lover of animals, Cadence is happy to be working with Fetch, and currently resides in the Near North Side. She’s grown up with dogs and cats, including a deaf Pitbull mix who informed her knowledge in working with pets who need a little extra support and patience. She takes pride in helping out with a beloved pet, whether it be going on a walk, administering medication, or live-in pet-sitting. When an animal is in her care, Cadence’s goals are to ensure the client’s expectations are met while the pet feels safe, happy, and healthy! She doesn’t currently have any pets but hopes to adopt when she graduates college.


When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” I am an all-around animal lover. I have been taking care of pets for over 19 years. I currently take care of my dog and rabbit. Taking care of pets and proving them with quality relationships and memories is everything that they deserve. I have had a cat, rabbit, hamster, and a few guinea pigs in the past. They are an important part of your life, and they deserve the very best care.