Pets in Gage Park

Up to 54% Off Doggy Daycare and Training

Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc

Illinois Medical District

$90 $45

Dogs roam with their fellow tail-waggers inside a cage-free facility and enjoy 30-minute, one-on-one training sessions

Pet Supplies Plus – 55% Off Self-Serve Dog Washes

Pet Supplies Plus

Oak Lawn

$40 $18

Shampoo and groom pups at pet-supply store's self-serve dog wash

Up to 66% Off Dog Runs from Dog Park Dreams

Dog Park Dreams

On Location

$100 $35

Dogs run, play, and socialize for an hour in an off-leash dog park; owners receive a daily video/picture email of their dog playing

Up to 71% Off from Millennium Dog Walkers

Millennium Dog Walkers

Redeem from Home

$140 $49

After each 30-minute dog walk, pet owners receive a report card detailing the dogs' behavior

50% Off Pet Care

Happy Paws

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Pet Care

Khalaysi Home Pet Styling

Redeem from Home

$225 $124

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Pet Daycare

Grunty's Pet Care

On Location

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off In-Home Puppy Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

On Location

$150 $75

Lessons focus on curbing behaviors such as jumping up, excessive barking, separation anxiety, leash pulling, potty training, and aggression

Up to 52% Off Dog Running Service

Dogtastic Walking & Running Services

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Dog runners take canines on vigorous one-mile jogs, either on foot or with a bike; puppies receive at least 30 minutes of play time.

49% Off Pet Care

Ready, Set, Paws!

Redeem from Home

$75 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Raw-Food-Diet Starter Kit for Dog

Honden & Katten

DePaul

$49.99 $25

Pet lovers can choose special recipes that are prepared onsite and can be picked up fresh from the butcher

Up to 54% Off Dog Daycare at DoggieWorks

DoggieWorks

DoggieWorks

$145 $72

After being placed in an appropriate playgroup, dogs enjoy toys and specially designed playground equipment to jump and climb on

56% Off Pet Care

Dramatic Paws Pet Care

Uptown

$70 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Pet Goods or Services at Follow Your Nose

Follow Your Nose

Evanston

$40 $20

The pet boutique stocks premium foods, boutique toys, and housemade treats; staffers groom and make house calls

50% Off Pet Daycare

The Dog District

Darien

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Ear & Teeth Cleaning and Paw-D-Cure at Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog

Frankfort

$32 $16

Groomers prep pets with a 4 step ear-cleaning, pad-shaving, nail trim, pad conditioning treatment, and teeth cleaning.

Select Local Merchants

Different from the average pet-boarding facility, Paradise 4 Paws has a bone-shaped pool surrounded by more than 20,000 square feet of indoor play area, plush accommodations, and comfy boarding suites. Staff members roam the facility 24/7, playing with animals during the day, tucking them in at night, and performing à la carte services such as grooming, obedience training, health checkups, and canine massage therapy. Paradise 4 Paws has its own training academy, and its pet-care professionals have received pet-first-aid certification from the American Red Cross.

The pet-minded staff cares about pet owners, as well, granting access to the play area’s real-time webcams and offering airport parking and transportation.

5262 S Kolmar Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Founded in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1996 by pet owners who were sick of bothering neighbors to care for their furry charges when they were busy or away, Out-U-Go! keeps beloved animals happy when their owners are unavailable. Certified members of Pet Sitter International, Out-U-Go’s fully licensed and bonded pet professionals undergo a rigorous screening process, putting in time at the company's Dog Walk University to learn how to deal with willful pets, calmly handle emergencies, and internalize animals’ fear of vacuums. New customers start off with a free meet and greet, with sitters coming to the house to meet dogs, cats, and smaller critters, and discuss special needs and routines. Services range from daily walks to full-time housesitting and pet taxi rides to groomers, vets, and kennels.

2150 S Canalport Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Sanzone School of Dog Training is the embodiment of perfection. We won't stop until the training is perfect and the client is 100% satisfied. We have created a dog obedience training program that supports our quest for perfect dogs.

All dogs trained will be encouraged to take their Canine Good Citizen test.

813 W Cermak Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

Paws In Motion’s dog walkers Mariah, Michelle, and Gavin spread the love they have for their own pets to others’ furry friends during daily dog walks. The troupe scatters across the city, from downtown to Wicker Park, picking up pups along the way. Dogs leap at the ends of leashes, happily exploring the city’s parks and helping police officers chase squirrels back into trees. Though the team specializes in dogs, they also keep cats company with overnight stays while owners are away.

736 S Claremont Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Outfitted with spas and treadmills, Pooch Hotels are nearly the same as human accommodations, with one key difference: your dog might get a tummy-rub with their turndown service. These venues were all designed by dog-lovers whose main priority was canine comfort, regardless of the length of each guest's stay.

Dogs on daycare visits, for example, are sorted by size and temperament before entering one of multiple play areas. Monitored by human "Pack Leaders," they socialize amidst toys, treats, and wading pools at select locations, or run outside if the weather and facilities permit. Those who have booked a room for the night can relax in a private suite, outfitted with a glass door rather than bars. These range from standard to presidential and even palace suites—rooms outfitted with luxury bedding and flat-screen televisions tuned to dog-friendly programming. Customers might also schedule a spa appointment for their pooch, choosing from services such as baths, "pawdicures," and even facials.

The hotels pursue peace of mind for owners as actively as they pamper their dogs. Certain locations have installed web cameras in the play areas and suites, enabling people to check in on their pets and guilt them about the time they napped instead of writing a postcard. Staff remain on-hand at all times to welcome newcomers and care for already-snoozing pups.

1214 W Monroe St
Chicago,
IL
US

As a comprehensive source for natural, biologically appropriate dog and cat foods, Paw Naturals helps pet owners to properly nourish their companions. The fur-friendly delicatessen specializes in healthy cuisine, keeping aisles stocked with grain-free, raw, and homemade foods. In addition to US-produced products, Paw Naturals works with small, family-owned businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Canada to obtain small-batch organic pet foods. Allergy-accommodating, age-specific, and weight-management options also allow shoppers to feed companions with special diets. A Paw Naturals–approved selection of grooming supplies helps to keep coats healthy and increases each canine's chances of getting asked to the prom.

932 W Monroe St
Chicago,
IL
US

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