Welcome to 

BARK BY THE PARK

Chicago's one-stop-shop

for retail, pet care + more! 

ABOUT US

We're a growing local pet business known for offering exceptional customer service and care in the Heart of Lakeview East. We offer an array of product offerings such as retail , dog walking, private event rentals, and more. From the owner's love of animals and her zeal for small business, the Bark by the Park (BBTP) brand was created in 2015. 

OUR SERVICES

DOG WALKING

DOG SITTING

CAT SITTING

CUSTOM CAKES

PRIVATE EVENTS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Missy + mimi

Missy + mimi

ROLAND

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ROLAND

Thank you for great customer service. Happy to support local business and feel welcomed.

Thank you for great customer service. Happy to support local business and feel welcomed.

ROLAND

Christine,

Snowy + Stella

 I have used Bark by the Park for pet sitting both my dog and my cat and I have nothing but good things to say. They are so amazing with them both and when I come home I can tell my animals were loved and cared for in a way that I could only expect myself or a good friend to do. Thank you Bark by the Park for all the love and care you give. Would absolutely recommend your services to anyone in need of pet services in the area. 

laura ann

Fantastic experience. The space was cute, and well organized. The people working there were friendly and charming. Great pupper events too. My husband, pooch, and I loved doggie yoga!

Ryan + Bubbs

I highly recommend Nicky and her team for their cat sitting service, she offers a good value price-wise for the visit time you get. The online booking service is very convenient and she is also very responsive to emails, texts.

Missy + mimi

Wonderfully attentive and compassionate care for my kitty time after time by Nicky and her staff! I’m so relieved to have found a dependable team of caregivers. They really spend the time to play with my kitty and she loves the brushing!

ROLAND

Thank you for great customer service. Happy to support local business and feel welcomed.

Vanessa + Zuko

Amazing company. I use Bark by the Park for cat sitting every time I travel. I've used them many times since I adopted my cat and they are always professional and trustworthy. Recently, I have been traveling a lot for both work and personal reasons. I was anxious leaving my cat home for so long, but Bark by the Park makes me feel confident that my cat is safe and also happy. The pet sitters are very friendly and give detailed updates at every visit. They really love animals and send photos every time. It makes me so happy to see my cat being played with and really well cared for. I would not trust anyone else to look over my cat in Chicago.

GLORIA

Tiny shop, friendly staff, lots of cute things for dogs and cats as you'd expect from the name!

Meet The Team

Kelsey

Pet Care Specialist

Originally from the greater Boston area, Kelsey has now settled in Chicago after attending Columbia College Chicago. Though she doesn't have any animals herself, she grew up with them and has been the go to pet sitter for her friends and family. She has loved walking the Bark by the Park pooches and cannot wait to meet more! 

Jessi

Retail + Pet Care Specialist

After growing up in the greater Chicagoland area, Jessi moved to the city to study Public Relations and American Sign Language at DePaul University. Jessi found her love of pet care at home, growing up with several dogs and a frisky feline. Since relocating she's been pet sitting for friends and family.

Nicky

Owner & Operator

Born and raised on the North West Side of Chicago, Nicky is a graduate of Loyola University's School of Business. Traveling the road most traveled was not for her, so she combined her passion for animals and  real life experiences to create BBTP. She is a retired PAWs Chicago Volunteer and a fur mom to two dogs and a cat ~ all PAWs Alums. She took the road less traveled and it has made all the difference.

ELLE

ASSISTANT MANAGER

As someone who grew up with parents who rehabilitated and volunteered for the Wildlife Foundation, it is not surprising that Elle developed a passion for animal care. From a young age she's been caring of wild birds, bunnies & feral cats, as well as her own pets.  It brings her great joy to be able to spend time with all  the new  &  regular fur friends  in the BBTP Pack. 

Fantastic experience. The space was cute, and well organized. The people working there were friendly and charming. Great pupper events too. My husband, pooch, and I loved doggie yoga!

christine

pet care specialist

Chrissy has had a lifelong love of animals. Growing up she had high hopes to become a vet. Her career path changed and she has found herself in Chicago pursuing her PhD in Social Work at UIC. She grew up with cats, a dog, lovebird, small animals, and a gecko. Today she is a dog and cat mom to Snowy and Stella - both previous Bark by the Park clients!

Marla

pet care specialst

With parents who raised German Shepherds, Marla developed her love of animals from a young age. She had many family cats and dogs over the years. After moving to Chicago, she was a walker for  an app service and pet sitter for friends.  In 2018, she adopted her first cat of her own, Harry, followed by Luna this year. Marla can also be seen doing improv, standup, and triathlons in the city.

Jason

Retail + Pet

Care Specialist

Just another Blue Demon in the big city.  Jason is a DePaul student from Northwestern Indiana. He grew up spending lots of time at the Indiana Dunes National Park hiking trails with his dogs and coming home to his cats. Now in Chicago he’s pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine and is thrilled to have the opportunity to see animals he loves everyday! 

now hiring

retail staff, walkers

+ pet sitters

Our Pack is always growing. If you're interested in retail, the service side of the business or both...apply directly to our Indeed job page too! 

Contact us

2936 N. CLARK • CHICAGO, IL 60657

STORE HOURS

Tue

2:00 - 7:00 pm

Wed -  Fri

11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Sat - Sun 

11:00 am - 5:00pm

Lakeview 

Buena Park 

lincoln Park

Old Town

River North 

Our friends  are also our favorite collaborators.

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KEEP IN TOUCH

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