Chicago dog walker runs, not walks

Chicago dog walker runs, not walks

Member name Linda Holland
Company The Chicago Dog Runner
Category Dog Walking
Was work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $28

Description of work "David [Hill, the owner] runs my dog, Rudy, twice a week."

Member comments "Rudy was so full of energy, and I couldn't exercise enough to tire him out. I work out, but I'm not a runner, and that's what Rudy wanted to do. I hired David and the results have been incredible! Rudy is much calmer and he loves the extra exercise. David is completely reliable and I believe he has Rudy's best interests at heart. I highly recommend him to anyone with an active dog."

Hill got the idea for his business after adopting a border collie mix from a rescue. "He was pretty high-strung and neurotic," he says. "I started taking him running with me as I trained for marathons and he seemed calmer and more relaxed. He's run up to 14 miles with me." Hill, who has finished seven marathons, does two to four four-mile runs each day and ran nearly 2,000 miles with dogs in 2007. "I started at the beginning of 2007 with one client,"he says. "Now I have 28 clients and three employees, and we do around 60 runs a week."


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