Best Dog Boarders in Chicago

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Dog Boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Canine Crews Dog Daycare & Boarding

The Canine Crews Dog Daycare & Boarding has one primary goal, which is to give their furry guests a happy, fun, and safe environment to play and relax in. No matter the size, breed, or age of each dog, Canine Crew's trained staff helps them all socialize properly in their four indoor play rooms and fenced outdoor area that doubles as a dog park. Their dog boarding facility also offers group training, grooming, walking, overnight accommodations, and a reception area stocked with eco-friendly toys and treats. Canine Crews is proud to work with Animal Sense Canine Training & Behavior for our group training classes.

Chicago, IL 60647


Canine State of Mind

Just like their human family members, Canine State of Mind believes that dogs also deserve vacations. In rural Jo Daviess County near Galena in northwest Illinois, Canine State of Mind provides short and long-term dog boarding at their farm in the country. The owners built their property and philosophy with the purpose of giving each dog a natural and safe environment where they're free to explore, play, and enjoy the company of other dogs. Their facility is open year-round with indoor and outdoor options, and they provide transportation to and from Chicago several times per week. The property consists of two 10,000-sq ft dog gardens securely enclosed with premium 7ft-high fencing and cage-free boarding.

Chicago, IL 60614


Cruisin' Canines

Cruisin' Canines strives to give their clients peace of mind while they're at work or away on vacation by taking care of their pets. Their friendly staff includes local dog walkers and pet care specialists, who are trained in pet boarding and in-house pet visits. Their business offers reasonable pricing, easy and reliable scheduling through Pet Sitter Plus, and the reassurance of bonded and insured staff members.

Chicago, IL 60618


Found Chicago

Found Chicago provides services to the local public, as well as the rescue dogs in their rehabilitation program. Their facility offers training, boarding, daycare, and grooming, as well as dog boot camp. Their trainers come from diverse backgrounds in dog training and understand that patience and consistency is the key to successful training. Through their various training programs, Found Chicago can rehabilitate dogs that would be deemed un-adoptable for medical or behavioral reasons thanks to the NFP that focused on helping dogs in need of rescue in Chicago.

Chicago, IL 60618


Oakview Pet Resort

Whether their clients are going out of town for a long vacation or need regular dog daycare, Oakview Pet Resort accommodates both with a focus on quality care and peace of mind. Oakview Pet Resort provides a variety of services, including overnight stays, dog daycare, training, grooming, and food and treats. Their pet resort offers standard and large suites, pampered cottages, and kitty "condos" to soothe every guest, as well as multiple play areas for different sizes and personalities. Experienced staff members supervise all areas, and soon their resort will provide on-site veterinarian services. Pet owners can place their reservations through the website, over the phone, or in person at their location in Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Rockstar Pets

Rockstar Pets is a full-service cat and dog care facility that wants their furry guests to let out their "inner rockstar." For over five years, Rockstar Pets has provided dog daycare and boarding with doting staff members who focus on giving each animal celebrity treatment, which includes exercise, socialization, stimulation, and one-on-one love. Rockstar Pets sends updates to pet owners by texting or emailing pictures, as well as frequent Facebook posts.

Chicago, IL 60618


Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel

Since humans have the option to stay in comfortable five-star hotels, Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel decided to extend that luxury to dogs. Located in the heart of Chicago's north side, their modern 30,000-sq ft building has full access to nature on the banks of the Chicago River and Horner Park for nature walks and fresh air. Their indoor area provides dog daycare, a fitness area, pet grooming, and boarding suites of varying sizes. Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel also features climate control, 24-hour surveillance, daycare and boarding suite webcams, and a fire suppression system. Their dog hotel is fully compliant with the new City of Chicago Ordinance Chapter 4-5 and only hire dog handlers trained by canine care professionals and CPDT-KA Trainers experienced with every breed, age, and temperament. Their team members are also Pet CPR First Aid Certified through the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Members of American Boarding Kennels Association (ABKA) and North American Dog Daycare Association (NADDA).

Chicago, IL 60618


The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot boasts the catchphrase, "Everything Under One Woof," for their expansive list of services provided. Their dog boarding facility offers dog daycare and boarding, grooming, dog walking, training, webcam viewing, indoor climate control, outdoor playtime, and an array of pet supplies. The Barking Lot also features online reservations, a rewards program, and dedicated staff members that make sure each pet has a safe, fun, and comfortable stay. They have a location in Deerfield and Chicago that both house dogs from all over Illinois.

Chicago, IL 60618


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