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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Dog to Run with You

A dog can be a great exercise partner if you’re a runner. Whether you simply like to get a run in or are training for a marathon, you can always bring your dog along to give your companion a healthy workout at the same time. Here’s a brief guide to help you get started on […]

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

  If you’ve been considering adopting a pet but don’t want to deal with things like house training a puppy, teaching it not to destroy your couch, or keeping up with an 8-week old ball of energy, adopting a senior dog can be a very rewarding thing to do. Adopting an older pet not only […]

November Dog of the Month is

Pilgrim! Well, howdy there! My name is Pilgrim, and I’m a 4-month-old White Shepherd-Husky mix. The nice humans at PAWS called me John Wayne, but after my mom and dad took me home, they began calling me Pilgrim in a silly cowboy voice. I love to run, play and burrow into soft things (including crotches). […]

We’re on Thumbtack Now!

Look for us on Thumbtack now! We’re new to it, so if you’re a Thumbtack user find us! We could use some reviews. 🙂 Check us out here: Cruisin’ Canines. If you don’t know about Thumbtack, it’s a new way to search for services you use regularly, from your dog walker to your house keepers, […]

September Dog of the month is

September Dog of the Month

STALEY! Breed: Greyhound Age: Four, in November Where I live: Chicago (former Floridian) Joys in Life: Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market, my squeaky lobster, car rides to the ‘burbs, and laying on the couch watching Netflix with my little kitty sister, and posting photos of my beautiful face on Instagram (my handle is @staleythegreyt , follow me!) […]

Unique Ways to Get Your Dog to Exercise More

Dog Exercise Tips from Cruisin’ Canines

If your dog could lose a few of the old L-Bs, it’s time to think about doing more for your pal than taking him on a slightly longer walk a few times a week. If you’re looking for better ideas for getting your dog to run around some more, check out these helpful tips. Go […]

April Dogs of the Month are…

Rikki and Sophie

dog-siblings Rikki and Sophie! Rikki  Breed: Huskie mix Age: 7ish years Where I live: North Center Joys in Life: barking and talking, snuggling, running, tugging toys, cookies,  my buddy Kraig, sleeping on the furniture Cruisin’ Canines Chicago Dog Walker: Kraig Chicago Dog Walking Buddies: sister Sophie; their best bud is Joey, but they love all their friends Addie, […]

Dog-Friendly Parks in Chicago

dog friendly parks in chicago

Source: No matter what time of year it is, you want to make sure your dog is getting adequate exercise, and a dog park can provide the space for just that. Here are some of the most dog-friendly parks in Chicago for walking, running or any exercise you could imagine: Arrigo Park Arrigo Park […]

JANUARY Dog of the Month is

VASH! Breed: Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Age:  3 years 11 months. Where I live:  Logan Square Joys in Life:  Eating Snow, Playing Fetch, Chasing squirrels, and Chewing on sticks. Cruisin’ Canines Chicago Dog Walker:  Mitch Chicago Dog Walking Buddies: Bear the Old English and Violet the Shep mix are both good friends!    

How to Make Sure Your Dog Gets Enough Exercise in Winter

To accomdate the cold start with short but frequent walks

Photo Credit: Outdoor exercise isn’t the only place that your dog can get some activity in. Play fetch inside—this is especially great if your home or apartment has a long hallway. You can also bring your pooch to a dog-owners meet-up ahere sometimes, an indoor play space is rented out for people to get […]

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