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We are a team of vetted and experienced pet professionals focused on providing a high standard of care for your pets.

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We Care

  • We’ll give your dog personal attention for your peace of mind
  • We’ll provide professional feedback
  • Bottom line – we’ll love and spoil your dog every chance we get!

You're Safe

  • Epic Yelp reviews!
  • We’re really well trained, reliable, pet professionals!
  • Rover-Time carries Travelers Business Insurance coverage (for dog bites, veterinary care, property damage or loss).

We're Convenient

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  • Smooth-running office with charm of a boutique


Julia Rohan, Owner & Pet Parent


If Julia Rohan could walk every dog she met, she would.

Rover-Time’s owner created this business because she loves dogs. But she also loves working with pet parents. So while she personally takes care of each customer and the relationship Rover-Time has to their home, her team of really well-trained pet professionals delivers Rover-Time’s services across Chicago.

Julia knows it takes a deep, personal touch to keep dogs and their pet owners happy because she was a dog mom first to one very deserving-of-love guy named Chauncey Billups Vanderhoff. It was this chance to nurture and better his life that steered her towards motherhood. Now she is a mom to another little one, her son Archie.

Julia welcomes you to contact her about anything pet related whether you need a resource, pet-advocate, or to be introduced to the right person. After all, dog walking isn’t just about taking care of the dogs, it’s about their pet parents, too! Please feel free to call, email or follow her. You can also reach out to her on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn.

Rover-Time’s Pet Professionals


Aaron knows how important it is to make sure Rover-Time’s dogs feel loved and cared for. He prioritizes their comfort first by letting them set the pace so they have the time they need to feel stimulated and well exercised on their walks with us. Aaron is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and he works with our Avondale to Belmont Gardens customers.


Meet our Operations Director. Becky supports the relationships we have with incoming and existing customers. She also oversees new hire onboarding and the longterm success of our walking team. She loves animals, improv, and learning to cook. Becky is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and has been with the company since June, 2014.


Brandon can’t think of a better job than dog walking. To help our pet parents feel confident and happy with his care of their babies, he establishes a tight bond with the animals he personally cares for. His goal is to elevate worry and stress for our customers, human and four-legged! Brandon is pet First Aid and CPR certified and he manages our Logan Square route.


Chris believes consistency is key to keeping our clients happy. He knows customers appreciate a walker who’s not only an animal lover, but also someone who commits to the job and their dog’s long-term happiness. Chris is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and oversees our Old Irving Park route and acts as a north side support walker. Chris joined our team in April, 2016.


Christine lives in Edgewater with their wife and dog, Charlotte. Christine has a special place in their heart for dogs with a history of physical and emotional trauma because Charlotte had a rough past herself. Rover-Time appreciates Christine bringing this unique perspective to their work with our client’s pets. Outside their work for Rover-Time, Christine is a multidisciplinary designer and photographer freelancer. They are certified in pet First Aid and CPR and serves our customers living in Uptown.


Dave is a sports writer and actor looking to achieve success in both of those fields some day. He believes a positive attitude makes a world of difference so he carries in a great sense of possibility to every home he serves. Dave works with our Budlong Woods customers and will be certified in pet First Aid and CPR soon.


As a dog mom herself, Joanne understands how it feels to leave her pets for work or vacation. She relates to the comfort a reliable and well-trained pet professional brings to a pet parent because Joanne has been on the receiving end of hiring dog walkers for the last 8 years. She brings this experience to her work for Rover-Time and looks forward to creating special friendships with all the animals she has the opportunity to serve. Joanne is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and oversees our Irving Park route.


Meet our Team Manager. Katie supports staffing, training, communication, and growth as it relates to the dog walking team. Katie believes each dog needs something different from his or her walk and gives this good advice, “As long as you are paying attention and focusing on whatever it is that makes the dog have fun (safely) then you have a happy pooch.” Katie is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and has been with the company since July, 2015.


Kirby is a budding actor, looking to get involved with the theater community. Before her move to Chicago, she worked as a veterinary assistant, pet-sitter, and dog-walker for over four years in Asheville, North Carolina. Kirby says dogs and cats are good for the soul. She recognizes how important pets are to their humans and vice versa. So she works extra hard to bring joy and happiness with her to each client visit she makes for Rover-Time. Kirby manages customers living in Lincoln Square and is certified in pet First Aid and CPR.


Michaela is a mother to three children and two dogs. She grew up in the North Center neighborhood and has lived in Chicago (on the same street!) her entire life. Michaela brings a sense of optimism, positivity, and ease to her work with our customer’s dogs. She loves managing the details to create a perfect visit each opportunity she has. Michaela works with our Horner Park and North Center customers and will be certified in pet First Aid and CPR soon.


Rocio was born and grew up in Chicago and is now raising three of her own daughters in the city. She’s always loved dogs as a kid and Pit Bulls were always her favorite. In her free time she loves crafting and learning how to make and fix things and would even go as far as calling herself pretty handy! Rocio is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and has been with the company since January, 2016. She oversees our Ravenswood route.


Shaun shares his joyful personality, his high levels of integrity and loyalty, and his years of animal handling experience with Rover-Time clients. He’s raised and cared for dogs, cats, snakes, birds, and even a hedgehog. He simply loves animals and makes it his goal to bring happiness into each life he touches. Shaun is certified in pet First Aid and CPR and has been with the team since February, 2014. He manages our clients living in Edgewater and Andersonville.


Sonia is a pet parent to three rabbits that she adopted from local shelters so she understands the level of trust Rover-Time’s customers place in their walker. It’s a goal of hers to build a strong relationship with every animal and human she serves. Sonia’s hobbies include playing competitive flag football and one day, writing a children’s book! Sonia works with our Humboldt Park and Bucktown customers and will be certified in pet First Aid and CPR soon.


Susie brings 16 years of veterinary technician experience to her work with Rover-Time. She believes one of the most important aspects for making clients feel content is ensuring their pets are happy, through walks and positive interaction. In her (limited) free time, Susie’s an amazing mom that’s raising a lovely, little one in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. She is pet First Aid and CPR certified and she oversees our Mayfair to Albany Park route.


Zoë relocated back to Chicago from New York City. During her eight years living there she walked dogs and pet sat as much as possible to feed her love for all animals. When she’s not walking dogs for Rover-Time, Zoë is a classically trained actor, avid podcast listener, and book addict. Zoë is certified in pet First Aid and CPR. She manages our clients living in Albany Park and has been with the team since January, 2016.

Tail Wags & Happy Parents

Matt from Rover-Time cared for our (anxious) adult Standard Schnauzer twice in the past few months while we went out of town. Once for a longer over-night stay and once when we got into a travel pinch and he came to the rescue! Our Jackson is extremely nervous, but we came home and he was very calm. Matt even had to coordinate with a different family member because my husband and I were out of town and the transition from that family member to Matt was seamless. We were thousands of miles away and knew Jackson was in great hands. For the longer stay, Matt sent detailed daily reports both by text and we came home to a log about each of their walks and overnights. I have yet to find an over-night pet service in the city that can hold a candle to Julia and her team. I hope Matt can care for Jackson again in the future!

— Lauren S., Jackson's Mom

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