LilyPet offers safe and happy walks for reactive dogs.
Servicing in & near the Irvington neighborhood.


As far back as she can remember, Lily has had a great love for animals. She recalls cutting out photos of kittens from magazines and gluing them into a notebook, writing letters to Santa for a puppy for Christmas, and collecting Wildlife Treasury cards through the National Geographic. In her early teens, she knew she wanted to work with animals, but was unsure which field to pursue – Veterinarian, Zoologist, Wildlife Photographer, or Oceanographer were all attractive possibilities.

After high school, Lily began working as a Kennel Attendant at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society. She worked her way up to Receiving Agent which included socializing new pets coming into the shelter. Eventually, Lily moved on to become a Veterinarian Assistant at a cat shelter where she learned to administer medications and assist during examinations. Though it was a wonderful learning experience, she was still looking for the right job which allowed her to work with animals. That search ended quickly when Lily began working with Chicago’s 1st dog walking service where she became certified as a Professional Pet Sitter and learned how to start her own dog walking company. In August 1998, Lily took on her 1st client. It was then that she knew what she was destined to do. In 2008, Lily was featured on “Life… Pinoy Style” on the Filipino Channel for her dog walking and clothing design.

After 12 years of service in Chicago, IL, Lily left her hometown in 2010 to move to Portland, OR. It didn’t take long to discover that Portlanders love dogs! Lily settled right into dog walking again and has been expanding her business since.


Tammy and Eric, November 29, 2004

Lily has been a “Godsend”, a part of Foster’s daily routine since he was only 9 weeks old. Foster is our only child at present [November 2004] and Eric and I were truly concerned and protective of our baby! We interviewed with several dog walking services but felt that Lily was the most sincere, attentive and affordable service available.
After a hectic day at work it is always great to come home to Foster and a note from Bryan. His messages always seem to put smiles on our faces.

In addition, the scheduling, payment and cancellation process couldn’t be easier. Everything can be handled online or via email, which is very convenient. Lily and Bryan are very responsive, and their love of dogs is very apparent.

We highly recommend Lily to anyone considering a dog walking service. You can’t beat the experience!

Alejandra L., April 29, 2010

We have used the services of LilyPet for over 2 years and have been very pleased. Lily manages all aspects of pet care and pays special attention to feeding, exercise, and unique behaviors. Our Pug requires special geriatric care, including being carried down stairs and eye medicine treatments, which Lily has attended to in her visits. Lily has proven to be both reliable and flexible working around her schedule to arrange pickups and last minute care. Lily has provided overnight care for our pets on various occasions without incident. We treat our pets like family and have no reservations leaving Lily in charge of their well-being when we are out of town.
I would recommend Lily dog walking services to any pet owner needing reliable care for their pets.

June 2010

To whom it may concern,

Lily has been caring for our dog, Chloe, for over ten years now; so obviously we think she is great (so does Chloe)! She spends quality time with Chloe, taking her for long walks every day and detailing to us how things went in a note. Lily always lets us know if Chloe has had a problem, or she thinks Chloe might be sick. It is sometimes not apparent when your pet is not feeling well, and Lily’s notes really help us take better care of Chloe. Lily’s sense of responsibility for her dogs and her clients goes above and beyond. In the tens years she’s been walking Chloe, she has taken maybe 5 or days off, 4 of those because she couldn’t get out of bed! I don’t know what we would do without her. I definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for a caring, friendly, responsible dog walker.

Daniel & Laura Kelber


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At this time (October 2022), LilyPet is not accepting new clients. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below.