Insured & Bonded - Dog walks, Cat Sitting Dog Daycare Dog Boarding Specialized Care Pet Taxi Chicago
Hello and Thank you for your interest in 4 Paws and Whiskers! My name is Eva Gelfand. I started 4 Paws and Whiskers because I knew there was a better way to provide impeccable service to animals. I have first hand experience in using companies that employ multiple, less than qualified individuals. Needless to say, I was incredibly motivated to start my own pet care business.
4 Paws and Whiskers is an individually owned and operated small business. I am bonded and insured and put ALL of our clients personal safety and care at the top of my priority list. It is my mission and goal to make sure your pet is safe, happy and well taken care of when you can't be there. I keep our client base to a manageable number, as to guarantee each day is perfectly laid out to ensure your pet has ample amount of time and attention devoted to him/her. No dog is left sitting in a crate waiting for their "play time." The dogs are outside; they run, play, swim, explore and build bonds with one another that create a unique pack family, that I am extremely proud of. Many of my clients I have had since they were puppies, I take so much joy in watching them grow and develop into the wonderful, social, sweet, intelligent, well-rounded animals they are today. That is why I do what I do. It also brings me immense happiness that their human counterparts are thrilled with my work with their beloved companions.
At 4 Paws and Whiskers, all animals are loved. Whether big or small, feline, canine, equine or small critters, I believe all pets should get as much love and attention as we can give them. I believe in socialization and behavior that reflects good doggy citizens. Our client's dogs are thrilled and exhausted each and every day. I have no anxious, worried or unsocial clients. Some of my clients who left indoor facilities, left due to their dog shaking in a corner all day because it was overcrowded, loud and incredibly hard for the dog to feel at ease in that setting.
My emphasis focuses first and foremost on your animal, while simultaneously creating an open line of communication and responsibility to their human counterparts. In our busy world, calls and emails sometimes don't get returned. Not at 4 Paws and Whiskers, I keep in constant communication with all of my clients, giving daily updates and progress reports, so that you may rest assured your pet is being put first and given the highest quality care available. 4 Paws and Whiskers firmly believes in treating others how we wish (and our pets) wish to be treated.
If a dog is coming to us from an indoor facility, I ask the client to please wait for 2 weeks before their dog starts service with 4 Paws and Whiskers, to ensure their pets are not currently sick or carrying any of the many types of infections found in indoor facilities.
Temperament Testing - All clients interested in doggy daycare, dog walks and boarding will need to be observed for 1 day to adequately review the dog's personality, social cues, pack behavior, potty training and overall presence with other dogs.
We are happy to go out of our way for our clients: Hygiene maintenance is one of the important things we can do for our clients, depending on your dog's grooming tolerance:
We provide services that go above and beyond traditional kennels