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  • "Alicia Obando at Pitter Patter Parenting is an incredibly compassionate and caring individual. She has been helping me with my cat for more than a year now. I travel a lot for my job and can be away from home for days at a time. She is very responsive to all of my cat's needs and great at providing updates/photos from each visit. I have been truly impressed with her high quality of care for my cat and professionalism. I get real comfort in knowing Alicia is there to take care of my fur baby, when I am not. I highly and happily recommend Alicia Obando at Pitter Patter Parenting!" - Katherine S. on 9/5/18

  • "Alicia came highly recommended by a good family friend and I was glad because, initially, I didn't quite appreciate what her services would do for us off the bat. We thought we were looking for puppy training but we soon realized there were many other critical gaps in our own education on how to best raise our puppy. He is well tempered and causes very few problems so why would we need someone to tell us more about crating or potty training etc? Alicia not only pinpointed areas of improvement like providing more mental stimulation (we thought the dog park was good enough!) but also showed us the best bargains on neutering, micro chipping, toys, and supplies. We spent $125 on 2 sessions but saved over $400 immediately with her advice! 
    Very thorough, easy to schedule, and engaging! Would highly recommend."
    Jenelle G. on 7/16/18

  • "I love my little pup as if he was my child. I had friends cancel last minute on me to watch my little 1-year-old Brussels Griffon and then remembered meeting Alicia in the neighborhood walking another pup that Hiro really liked so I sought her out in the days to come to get her info. We got to talking and I made the good choice to have her watch Hiro in her home while I went on vacation. After visiting her home and fellow animal mates I felt better about leaving Hiro because honestly, I was a wreck with anxiety. She sent pics and updates almost daily which I was so grateful for. Hiro had a tummy ache for a few days and she let me know his status daily while she put him on an appropriate food diet as well. I 100% prefer not to candy coat or hide anything and she handled him perfectly. I would recommend Alicia to friends and whomever I see who needs a sitter or walker. She is professional, timely and corresponds perfectly." - Crystal B. on 6/11/18

  • "I have an older, diabetic cat (13yo DSH) that require/s daily insulin shots, so I was very selective with pet sitting services when I moved to Chicago more than 1.5 years ago. I reache/d out to a few different providers before finding Alicia Obando at Pitter Patter Parenting, who came recommended from and other pet sitters. Alicia is a reliable and compassionate caregiver with reasonable rates (and the convenience of paying via Venmo!), and I appreciate how communicative she is with scheduling and post-visit updates. I have complete trust that my furry friend is in great hands while I'm out of town." - Angie T. on 2/27/18

  • "Pitter Patter Parenting is the only company you'll need for pet sitting and pet care. Alicia is extremely personable, responsible and professional. Her love for animals is infectious and she treats your pet as if they were her own. Every time we go on vacation and she looks after our cat, our minds are at ease that we have someone we can trust watching her. Alicia has a wealth of knowledge about animals too and offers amazing classes for the family. All in all you can't go wrong in hiring Pitter Patter Parenting for anything pet related. You won't be disappointed!" - Laura F. on 2/20/18

  • "We found Alicia through one of the dog and baby counseling classes she was holding at a local doggy daycare. The class was informative and had relevant tips that we could implement right away to get our lab mix comfortable with the new baby. We were also in the process of moving from Pilsen to the West Side of Chicago and could not find a walker. Luckily, Alicia saved the day and our pup, Daisy absolutely adores her. Alicia sends daily texts, photos, and videos. Alicia also reinforces all of the commands that we've been working on with our pup." - Karen N. on 2/20/18

  • "Alicia is amazing. She is always available when I need her. She has been great with my dog and sends updates and pics on every visit." - Alvaro A. on 6/18/16

  • "Alicia is not only a great child and pet care provider, she has become an integral part of our family. She cares for our children, as if they are her own. She is proactive with their care and always puts their best interests first. The kids adore spending time with her - as she is so interested in them and enjoys teaching them and learning with them. She has a great work ethic - responsible, dependable and honest. We are lucky to have Alicia as a care giver and dog walker!" - Pam Q. on 5/26/16

  • "I'm so glad I found Alicia. She walks my dog four days a week and boards her when I travel. I knew it was a good sign when she came over for the initial meet and greet, the first thing she did was plop down on the floor to play with my dog. It was clear that she's very comfortable with dogs, and loves them! Alicia has been very understanding about accidents and helping with medications. She also tells me about training exercises she practices with my dog, a nice bonus service! Overall, Alicia is a reliable caregiver with a great history of working with animals professionally. I trust her and recommend her services." - Briana C. on 4/26/16

  • "Alicia has been a lifesaver for us with our parrots and cats. She has been so good with them that she has become our regular pet caretaker." - Hrayr A. on 4/22/16

  • "Alicia is very dependable. When she takes on a project she puts herself fully into it. She is passionate about her work with animals and their families." - Laura A. on 11/25/15

  • "I completely trusted Alicia with our daughter and cats. She did an awesome job getting everyone into a routine and my daughter just loved her. Alicia is someone I would confidently and comfortably recommend to families with children." - Sandra S. 2001

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Pitter Patter Parenting provides pet care, education and support to help families manage their pets in a way that encourages safe and healthy relationships.

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Tel:  773-430-2812


Serving Chicago and adjacent suburbs

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