About Us

About Lori

Hello and welcome to Lori's 'BOUT THE JOURNEY website!

My name is Lori Dupes and I am a pet lover! I've had pets all my life and began my journey as a paid dog walker when I started walking dogs for a Senior citizen. I loved it and through word of mouth began my Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service in my local community. I don't see your pet as just an animal but as one of the family, my own! I work through referrals which has worked out very well for both the owners and myself. If you'd like more information about my services please email me at zukeeper6@aol.com

RIP Shadow !!!

 My faithful friend along my journey...  

My Mission

When I left the work force I wondered where I'd be heading next. I had the opportunity to begin walking three little dogs for a Senior Citizen and I loved it. I loved the fresh air, the exercise, the sweet doggie kisses, but mostly I loved the the fact that I was making a difference in the lives of both the owner and the dogs. Over time and through word of mouth I began serving other families in the community.

Whether I am walking, feeding, giving fresh water or a good ol' "puppy massage," I am doing so with one thing in mind, giving peace of mind to both pet and owner.

As a pet owner I would want nothing less from someone caring for my precious babies, why should you? 


"We (including our dog, Max) absolutely love Lori! She is wonderful with Max and it is evident that she truly loves animals! Lori is so easy to work with and we love that she sends us texts to let us know how Max is doing when she is here! Not only will she feed and play with Max but she also gives doggie massages :) Lori is someone that we trust with our "baby" and we would recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone who will lovingly take care of their pets!"

~Dana G. - Shorewood IL

"We had a five star experience with Lori caring for our pets! She spent time getting to know our dogs beforehand. She played with them, talked to them, pet them, and allowed them time to get to know her. While we were away, Lori stayed in touch with us to let us know that all was well with what she affectionately referred to as our “precious babies.” We have hired her again to care for our babies in the very near future, and we wouldn’t hesitate to call on Lori any time we need someone loving and caring to watch over them."

Ginger C.- Joliet IL

"Lori is dependable and caring. Our 2 dogs are always excited to see her. We love her!"

Carole S.- Crest Hill IL

"Dear Lori,

We were so lucky to have you as a dog walker, as of course was Maggie. We would recommend you to anyone at anytime as a lover of dogs. You were always on time and Maggie loved walking with you. WithGratitude,"

Jim and Carol K. -Crest Hill