Hey! I am Amanda, I own Poodly Pawesome alongside my partner Jose. Since I was a little girl I have always loved animals and caring for them. As a college student in 2012 I decided to move this passion into a career and started Poodly Pawesome. Not only can you find me walking dogs throughout the North Side of Chicago, I also love spending time with my two senior cocker spaniels, and hanging out in my back yard with our four chickens. I have a passion for art, the outdoors, and mental health. I am a certified yoga teacher and a ceramic artist as well as an active volunteer. I love building relationships with animals, from the shy and timid to the super energetic- I adore them all!
Hi, I am Jose, I own and operate Poodly Pawesome with my partner Amanda. We started this business in 2012 as a way to integrate our love of animals and the outdoors with our entrepreneurial spirit. As a kid my father raised a variety of animals, roosters, chickens, ducks, dogs, we had them all. I learned to care for animals at a young age and continue to be passionate about animal care. When I am not walking dogs throughout the city you can find me on one of the many bike trails, or exercising at the boxing gym. I am also very handy, you can find me building furniture and restoring cars in my garage.
I grew up with dogs and other pets. I had a long career as a professional photographer and working with animals was part of my job that I enjoyed most. Starting in 2017, I walked dogs in other parts of town before meeting Amanda and Jose and I've been with them ever since. Getting to know all sorts of pups (and cats) and their personalities has been such a pleasure for me. I love my job!
Alex loves to walk. He believes the only thing better than walking solo is walking with someone else’s dog. After a dog-less childhood, Alex is trying to fill a dog sized void in his heart…and make some money! Those worlds collide as a premier dog walker. When Alex isn’t walking Chicago’s wonderful four legged angels, you can find him acting on stage or the small screen (just make sure you can pause and enhance the tv)