Best Doggy Day Care In Chicago

January 31, 2014 7:00 AM

(Credit: Wicker Pet’s Facebook)

Pets are members of the family and making sure that every member of the family is well taken care of is a top priority. Finding quality day care for the doggy of the family is serious business and a good fit between the dog and the doggy day care takes some searching and research. Not only do we want our pooch to be happy and content, but as dog owners, we want to be content in knowing that the decisions we make for our pets are the best as they cannot make those decisions for themselves and rely on us for their care. There are numerous pet care options in Chicago. Here you will find the best doggy day care in Chicago.

Dogone Fun Chicago
1717 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 765-9364

Dogone Fun is located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood and offers a 20,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor dog day care facility that provides much entertainment, fun and activities for the dogs. The outside area is a secured area so that no doggies can escape and the pets can play with staff, each other, toys, rest in the shade or even take a dip in one of the doggy pools. The indoor area is climate controlled so playing indoors is also a comfortable setting. Tours are available any time and vaccinations are required, see the requirements on the website.

Bark Chicago
1804 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 850-2275

Bark Chicago is located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood near Chicago’s United Center Stadium. The outdoor area at this doggy daycare facility is over 3,000 square feet and it offers what is called “Perfect Turf” pet grass which is said to be comfortable to the pets and also has an anti-microbial agent in the blades of grass which help in disease prevention. Playtime at this day care is supervised by certified pet care technicians and the staff is highly engaged with all activities involving the dogs.

Keep your pooch happy with a good day care (Credit, Michelle Guilbeau)

Keep your pooch happy with a good day care (Credit, Michelle Guilbeau)

Pet Care Plus
1328 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 397-9077

Pet Care Plus has over 13,000 square feet of space and it includes nine play areas. Dogs are not necessarily grouped together based on their size; the staff gets to know the dogs well and determines which dogs will do best together. This doggy day care has an outdoor in-ground pool for dogs which can be used for an additional fee; it has a zero-depth shallow end and goes to four feet so dogs of all sizes and shapes can take a dip in the pool. Pet Care Plus is flexible with meeting the needs of the family dog. If special requests are necessary, contact the facility and it will work to make sure you and your dog are happy.

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Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center
219 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 829-8787

Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center is located in Chicago’s West Loop, two blocks north of Harpo Studios. The facility is over 10,000 square feet and offers a large outdoor space with swimming pools and 2,000 square feet of canine grass. Weather permitting, dogs are taken outside for several hours per day and are not out all day long. All staff member at this facility have had some type of professional experience in working with dogs in some manner such as in a vet’s office, petting sitting, another boarding facility or working with a rescue group.

(Credit: Wicker Pet's Facebook)

(Credit: Wicker Pet’s Facebook)

Wicker Pet
2029 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-2050

This doggy daycare facility is located in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area in Chicago. Dogs are alternated in day care from the front of the facility to the middle area where naps are taken to the back area where there is a play area. Transportation is available to and from the doggy day care for an additional fee and this doggy day care will even help out by picking up your dog from home if an emergency should arise.

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Michelle Guilbeau is an elementary teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. She has also experience in school administration and literacy coaching. Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on

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