Welcome to 

BARK BY THE PARK

YOUR one-stop-shop

for retail + pet care!

ABOUT US

We're a growing local pet business known for offering exceptional customer service and pet care  from Chi-town to Beantown. We offer specialty retail with a focus on supporting local artisans and Made in the USA product offerings, as well as dog walking, pet sitting, and store events. 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

EVENT RENTAL

Meet The Team

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. 

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

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! 

Christa

Pet Care Specialist

Christa has worked with animals professionally since training horses. She started working with dogs when she moved to Chicago ten years ago to attend Columbia College Chicago. She’s worked in many areas of the dog care industry, from bathing and teaching swimming lessons to training. Her long-term goal is to be a service dog trainer, and she has trained her own service dog, Roxy.

Aracely 

PET Care Specialist

Born and raised in Chicago, Aracely is a full-time student majoring in Business Administration. Her goal is to enter the HR world upon graduation. Her love of animals comes from her family. She grew up in a diverse household of fur and feathers. She's also a fur mom to two chihuahuas, Miley and Stella. 

jordan

Pet Care Specialist

New to Lakeview from the Burbs. Jordan grew up around dogs and cats. He's particularly fond of small breeds like Chihuahuas. Originally a music teacher, he has since decided to spend his time working on other passion projects. He's looking forward to meeting all the BBTP fur friends while enjoying what city life has to offer.

Contact us

CHICAGO, IL  &  BOSTON, MA

SHOP HOURS

Wed - Fri

11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Sat - Sun 

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

ONLINE HOURS

Open 24 hours a day 

SERVICE AREA

Lakeview 

Wrigleyville

Buena Park 

Lincoln Park

Roscoe Village 

North Center 

Lincoln Square

Beacon Hill

Back Bay

North End

We are always accepting resumes for pawsome team memebers. Apply online! 

KEEP IN TOUCH

Be sure to reach out to us  at info@barkbythepark.com, staff@barkbythepark.com

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