Our Story

Passion for dogs is something innate for Paul and me. Our business as Chicago dog walkers and our in-house boarding grew all on its own – thanks to our clients who could see and feel our passion and spread the word for us. Our story is simple: We love dogs and we’ve devoted our working lives to taking excellent care of them. Cruisin’ Canines began back in 1995, when I was searching for work with meaning. The thought of hanging out with dogs and being outside all day completely moved me. So, I started to get the word out and slowly but surely, I was in business. In 1997, as fate would have it, I met Paul. In addition to the love we found for one another, we also discovered a mutual love of dogs. We eventually married and added another service: In-house boarding, and thanks to the word of mouth of our incredibly loyal clientele, our business took off.
Since then we’ve had two kids and created a dog-centric home and lifestyle in Roscoe Village. We also expanded our service area across the greater Northside of Chicago by hiring a pack of dog-loving employees to better serve our clients. We are completely involved in the day-to-day details; Paul still does daily walks and trains dog walkers in Chicago, while I do the scheduling and work very closely with our owners to fulfill their needs.

Bottom line, we take great pride in the work we do and we’ll love and care for your animal as if they were our own.

Thank you so much for considering Cruisin’ Canines.


Pam Gordon

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