Featured Walker: Rob Byrd

Rob has been with us since 2013 and we couldn’t be happier to know him. Fun, laid back, and electric, Rob has always provided our clients with a fun approach and is easily one of the most reliable and consistent dog walkers out there. One of the reasons we all love Rob so much is how much he makes us smile and laugh. He’s also a very talented, passionate musician and wrote and recorded the music used for our promotional GoPro video (Click Here to check it out). Rob has an extremely big heart, one that extends to humans and dogs of all types, thus making him a wonderful match for all our clients and a delight to all who meet him. You’ll never meet a more genuine and caring person than Rob, which is why we love him!

We asked Rob to share a few things about his background and his experience working with DDI…

Why did you decide to become a dog walker?

I became a dog walker cause I was tired of my sales job.
What is your favorite thing about the job? and DDI?
My favorite thing about this job is the fact that I like all the people I work with. But most of all I love to make our clients’ dogs happy! I also LOVE the fact this gig keeps me on my toes and in shape.
Tell us about your passions/hobbies! 
My passions are -> food, cooking, barbecuing, travel, art, film, video, sailing, sleep, computers, graphic design, GUITARS, musical instruments, pro audio gear, digital and analog recording, beer, wine and being a goofball! To be continued.
My Hobbies and side jobs are -> MUSIC! I currently play in 2 Chicago metal bands. I also play jazz, rock, metal, pop, bossa nova, reggae and too many other genres to mention in a ukulele project. I LOVE to record friends I believe in, when I have the time, through word of mouth at my make-shift recording studio. I just finished mixing and mastering an instrumental guitar album called “Jupiters Calling.” I’m also currently working on a 7″ record for a Chicago hardcore punk band. And last but not least, I’ll be mixing 10 albums this fall through spring that are ready to go. 4 of them are long lost recordings from our band called “Bonedust” that was inspired by Black Sabbath. A lot of impromptu-low-tuned-distorted guitars in this blast from the past! I’m happy to say that Bonedust just got back together after 15 dormant years! Woo-Hoo! I’m at last also FINALLY finishing 6 more records from our ukulele side project called Populele.  Enjoy your life and tip your bartenders!


Rock on, Rob!


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