Best Chicago Animal Groomers & Pet Shops

October 2, 2010 12:23 PM

Celi hangs out at Bark Chicago. (credit:

Chicago’s love affair with its animals is no secret. The Windy City’s enthusiasm for dogs alone is evidenced by the city’s great dog parks, dog beaches, a doggy cruise on Lake Michigan, restaurants with outdoor seating providing menus catering to pampered pooches, and an annual Beach Bash to raise funds for animal shelters (dress-up optional). So it’s little surprise that Chicagos animal groomers and pet shops are some of the best around. Chicago’s pet store owners and groomers are a special breed themselves, infusing their passion for animals into their work. The best Chicago animal groomers and pet shops can offer the finest care for your beloved animals, with perks for pet owners, too. – Christine Zibas

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Sophie gets cleaned up at Animal Lovers. (credit:

Animal Lover’s Pet Salon

2277 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 296-9343

With a wide and loyal fan base in the Chicago area, Animal Lover’s Pet Salon provides great personalized service for both dogs and cats. Taking on all breeds, from mutts to show dogs, the owner of Animal Lover’s Pet Salon is often on hand to do the grooming himself, and the salon welcomes special requests for grooming specifications.

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Celi hangs out at Bark Chicago. (credit:

Bark Chicago

1804 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 850-BARK

This animal center is an all-purpose setting for any animal need. From daycare to training, grooming to boarding, Bark Chicago covers it all when it comes to the pampered pet. One of their best services is the unlimited monthly bath-and-brush service for $39.95. For those with a harried schedule, Bark Chicago offers a mobile grooming service where they bring their friendly help to your door. And don’t let the name fool you, Bark Chicago works with both dogs and cats.

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Barker and Meowsky

1003 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-0200

This charming pet boutique is as fun as its name implies. It carries an extensive line of pet accessories, which have been featured on “Martha Stewart Living.” The stores’s collection includes apparel, animal beds, carriers, collars, toys, furniture and more. The sky’s the limit when it comes to imagining what your pet might need or just want for fun.

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Spoiled Rotten Pets. (credit:

Spoiled Rotten Pets

2501 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 477-7387

Looking for a place where they know their pet products? Spoiled Rotten Pets guarantees the safest, healthiest pet food and treats in the city, and even better, they have a doggy-backed guarantee. If your dog doesn’t like it, you can bring it back! For the ultimate in convenience for their human owners, Spoiled Rotten Pets offers free curbside service and free local delivery. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

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