About

Hello there and thanks for visiting the Paws-N-Effect LLC website. Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Kristen Polich and I bought this fabulous company in April 2010. Back in 1995, after having spent almost 10 years in Corporate America, I had what you see on TV referred to as my own personal “ah -ha” moment. I have always loved animals – every size, shape and color – and in that moment, decided I wanted to find a career that would allow me to work with animals full time. I started walking dogs for a dog walking service in Chicago and within 9 months had been promoted to general manager. It was like a dream come true!

I walked into work every day feeling like I was making a daily difference in the life of 4-legged friends all across Chicago. I had toyed with the idea of branching out on my own but waited for the “right” time. That time came in April 2010. Paws-N-Effect was built on the ideals and beliefs that I feel strongly about: a passion for animals, attention to detail and providing excellent customer service!

We are bonded and insured for your peace of mind and I am flexible, reliable, trustworthy and fair. Our walkers are carefully picked and I give extra incentives to encourage everyone to stay with Paws-N-Effect so that turnover is kept to a minimum. We’re all loving, attentive, consistent and patient with our doggy clients and treat them with the care we would as if they were our own. If your special 4-legged pal needs some extra attention, just let me know and we’ll be happy to oblige!

For me, taking care of your loved one is an honor and privilege. I take it seriously and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your furry family members!