We believe in providing the best possible care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership offering preventative and medical health care for pets, and educational information for our clients. Our motto is: EXCELLENT CARE, and HIGH STANDARDS produce HEALTHIER PETS that LIVE LONGER
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.
Alsip Home & Nursery's more than 40 years of sowing, growing, and plant-bestowing earned the distinction of Best Nursery/Garden Center 2010 by the SouthtownStar. The expansive greenhouse and nursery houses hundreds of annuals, perennials, tropical houseplants, vegetables, bulbs, and seasonal plants looking for a place to lay their roots. Alsip's plant finder makes it easy to locate a suitable sprout or a tenacious tree, and it boasts a bevy of lawn and garden accessories such as adjustable hand rakes ($19.99), steel pruners ($30.99), and patio furniture from which to admire birds lining up for your sunflower tube feeder ($25.99). The knowledgeable staff will gladly advise patrons on plant possibilities and which watering cans combust when filled with Tang.
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.
At Hair of the Dog, nail clipping, premium shampoos, coat conditioners, and massage are just a few services that help ensure pups emerge with their newly cleaned tails wagging. A full-service doggy spa and boutique, Hair of the Dog employs professional groomers highly trained in haircuts, tints, and styles that accentuate each pup’s coat. They also specialize in luxe treatments such as fur blowouts, “pawdicures,” and blueberry facials.
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.