Out-U-Go! Partners with Luxury Apartment Company Village Green


Press Release

For Immediate Release

Karin Machusic, PR, Out-U-Go! Mobile: 925-708-2179 or karin.machusic@outugo.com
Jacqueline Trost, Director of Public Relations, Village Green: 248-932-2770; jtrost@villagegreen.com

Chicago-based pet care franchise to provide exclusive pet care services at Chicagoland properties

CHICAGO, February 4, 2014 – Chicago-based Out-U-Go! Pet Care Services franchise today announced the launch of a special partnership with Village Green, one of the Midwest’s leading owners, managers and developers of luxury apartment communities. The relationship will bring premium pet care amenities to residents of Village Green’s Chicagoland communities. As the official vendor of Village Green’s pet care services, Out-U-Go! will provide Village Green residents with pet care services, as well as also host signature pet-themed events at participating properties.


“We are devoted to providing our residents with exceptional experiences,” commented Andrea Humanic, Executive Manager, Village Green Benefits, Chicago. “Out-U-Go! has developed an outstanding reputation as a premiere residential pet care provider, and we are excited to offer their extraordinary pet care services to benefit Village Green residents in the Chicagoland area.”

The partnership between national leaders in the pet care and apartment industry couldn’t come at a better time: According to “2013 Pet-Friendly Renting Trends” published by apartments.com, approximately 75-percent of renters have pets, marking a 32-percent increase from 2012. Cats and small dogs still top the most popular apartment pets, and increasingly, apartments (approximately 78-percent) are allowing pets. Meanwhile, the pet industry is estimated to have grown to $55 billion in 2013, up $2 billion in year-over-year expansion, according to the American Pet Products Association.

“We are excited to work with Village Green to bring a wide range of high-quality pet care services to benefit […]

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Madison Pet Care Company Celebrates 1st Year

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For Immediate Release

Karin Machusic, mobile: 925-708-2179 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 peace 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 pets 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 (above right 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 whose four-legged children we care for, whether it is daily dog walks, overnight care or Cat/Critter […]

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ABC 7 – Chicago features Out-U-Go! for Extreme Cold Weather

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In Praise of Pet Parents on Mother’s Day

Written by Alison Moran, Out-U-Go! pet parent and Sports Commentator on WRLR 98.3 FM.

My dog, Duke Francis Moran, who made me a dog-mom 11 years ago in March.

“Alison, what’s wrong with it just being us two?” the ex asked on our 10th Anniversary.

“I need more. That’s what.” I said.

In Praise of Pet Parents on Mother's Day

And just like that, the two of us became three, as adoptive parents to Duke, a gorgeous, spirited, and intelligent lab-terrier mix, from our local animal shelter, the Animal Care League of Oak Park and River Forest. I recommend them highly if you are looking for your own pet. And in the interest of full disclosure, the organization was founded by my brother as his Eagle Scout community service project. And it grew.

I’ve never had any biological children. Not for lack of trying…just a lack of luck. I love children. So I’ve tried to be nurturing to those around me.

Yet, I am often discounted on the most sacred of parental holidays, Mother’s Day.

In fact, some people, thoughtlessly, have  told me that I “don’t count,” because I have never conceived, adopted, or fostered a child. Yet, I am a woman who has nurtured much, loved well, and provided for my parents, siblings and 11 nieces and nephews. I even helped raise my oldest niece when she was a toddler, during her parents’ divorce.

But then, there is Duke, my pride and joy. Life with Duke is magical, joyful and special. He is the one I come home to, and walk every night. The one I trust OutUGo to feed, walk and nurture when I need to be out of town, as I would a babysitter. I interviewed […]

Naperville Top Dog Aschley on Business Connection [Video]

Out-U-Go! Naperville Top Dog Aschley Hopkins Yanda and canine Office Manager, Berkeley, sit down with NCTV17’s award-winning Executive Director, Liz Spencer, in a thirty minute free-flowing conversational TV interview.  Aschley shares her unique experience as a local business owner, including her successes and community involvement.


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What’s In a Name? Franchise Times Magazine List

Out-U-Go! is included in Franchise Times Magazine’s list of best names in the franchising business, “What’s in a name?”

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Out-U-Go! Madison Top Dog Featured in Edgewood College School of Business Newsletter

For full or past issues, please visit Edgewood College’s School of Business Newsletter Archives.

Lisa Hartman, MBA ’11, opens Out-U-Go! Franchise in Madison

Congratulations to Lisa Hartman, who opened a new Out-U-Go! location in Madison in January. 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. Lisa previously spent 15 years in senior level positions with US Cellular, where she concentrated on creating superior customer experiences. She is looking forward to applying these experiences in her own business in addition to her strong educational background and passion for animals.

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Pet-sitting, dog-walking service Out-U-Go! opens in Madison

Out-U-Go!, a national pet-sitting and dog-walking service, opened in Madison on Thursday.

The Madison franchise, located at 330 W. Lakeside St., is operated by Lisa Hartman. It is the ninth location for the Chicago-based business and its first in Wisconsin.

Services offered include dog walking, cat sitting, house sitting, pet taxi and pet care.

For further information, contact Hartman at 608-268-9161 or Madison@outugo.com.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/pet-sitting-dog-walking-service-out-u-go-opens-in/article_090cee40-6739-11e2-9739-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2XpPUDKrJ

January 25, 2013 3:50 pm  •  State Journal staff

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Naperville Business Owner Elected to Naperville Area Humane Society Board

Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) board of directors has elected local business owner Aschley Hopkins Yanda.

Yanda owns a local pet care company, Out-U-Go! Naperville, and has a long history working on behalf of animals in need and advocating for animal welfare. Through volunteer work with Naperville Area Humane Society, Don’t Bully My Breed, Safe Humane Chicago, Best Friends Animal Society and San Francisco Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), she has accumulated years of experience creating awareness for animals in need and for the organizations which serve them.
asch event 3Yanda’s professional experience began with non-profit fundraising, then grew to include large scale event planning for restaurants and hotels in San Francisco and Chicago. In 2009, she opened the Naperville area pet care franchise Out-U-Go! Naperville where she oversees a team of pet sitters, providing in home pet care and dog walking for families throughout the Western suburbs.

“I am extremely excited about joining this board of talented and experienced individuals,” said Yanda, “I look to forward to supporting the mission of NAHS and to furthering community awareness about humane education and homelessness among pets in our community.”

Yanda and her family have four rescued pets, including two cats from NAHS. Her first rescued dog was Berkeley Moon, a pit bull mix who was AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) certified and along with Yanda became the first ever team in the NAHS Paws for Tales program.

About Out-U-Go! Naperville

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Chicago, Out-U-Go! provides professional, personalized dog walking and pet sitting services with the ultimate mission to make the world a better place for pets and people.

With a focus on its local […]

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I Love My Job [Video]

I Love My Job”.  Out-U-Go! Chicago’s dog walker extraordinaire John Beisner is featured on WCIU TV.  See the story

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