Out-U-Go!: Madison pet care company celebrates 1st year

Karin Machusic, 925-708-2179 (mobile) or Karin.machusic@outugo.com

Lisa Hartman, 608-289-9599 or lisa@outugo.com

Out-U-Go! meets demand for high quality residential pet care throughout Madison

CHICAGO, January 27, 2014 – Out-U-Go!®, a national pet sitting and dog walking service, this month celebrates its first anniversary since opening its Madison location. The company is based in Chicago with nine locations across the U.S., including Wisconsin. Recognized for its customized pet care, Out-U-Go! provides Madison pet parents with piece of mind when they are on vacation, at work or simply on-the-go.

“Lisa Hartman has developed a remarkable pet care community,” says David Lipschultz, President & Top Dog, Out-U-Go! Franchising, LLC. ” He added, “She has a passion for animals complemented by strong business acumen, which is reflected in her success in developing her business while maintaining a strong partnership with local animal rescue groups and all of the furry friends in her charge.”

Wisconsin native Lisa Hartman (photographed with her own dog Finn) is an outdoor enthusiast and long-time donor/volunteer for the Dane County Humane Society. With an MBA from Edgewood College and 15 years in senior level positions with US Cellular, where she concentrated on creating superior customer experiences, Ms. Hartman has admittedly “over-achieved” to meet the needs for pet care services in the community.

“I am proud and thrilled that the Madison area has responded so favorably to our business,” said Ms. Hartman. “In our first year we have provided almost 4000 pet visits,” she remarked, adding “We have over 250 pet parents that we care for whether it is daily dog walks, overnight care or Cat/Critter care.” She has built a team of 10 pet sitters and is presently searching for two more amazing pet sitters to join her team. “Our accessibility and reliability set us apart in pet care,” Ms. Hartman commented. “We welcome pet parent customers on a daily, weekly or monthly basis or as their needs dictate,” she explained.

As pet specialists, Out-U-Go! is recognized for the individual attention provided to customers, and more importantly, their beloved animal friends. “We have a full range of residential pet care services including dog walking, cat and critter care, overnight house sitting services, pet taxi services and of course belly rubs come with every visit,” Ms. Hartman said. With flexible scheduling, a full-time office staff, competitive rates and trustworthy, trained pet sitters, the company demonstrates an unmatched customer service mindset.

Learn more about Out-U-Go! Madison by visiting http://outugo.com/; https://www.facebook.com/OutUGoMadison; www.yelp.com/biz/out-u-go-madison-madison, or call Lisa Hartman at 608-289-9599 or e-mail Madison@outugo.com.

About Out-U-Go!®

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Chicago, Out-U-Go! provides professional, personalized dog walking and pet care services for all of the family pets with the ultimate mission to make the world a better place for pets and people. The company has provided more than 1,000,000 pet visits at its nine franchise locations in Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin. Future growth plans include the opening of additional national locations.

With a focus on its local communities, Out-U-Go! helps support rescue programs and environmentally responsible business practices. The company carries all appropriate insurance and is a certified member of Pet Sitters International. For more information about Out-U-Go!, please visit http://outugo.com.