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Best Dog Daycares in Elgin

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Elgin Dog Daycares 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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Rover

Elgin, IL
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Anytime
  • Dog Day Care

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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4.7
Google
4.8 / 5 (25)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)

Price: $10 off first booking!

Elgin, IL

Why choose this provider?

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Roselle, IL 60172

Why choose this provider?

Located in Roselle, Illinois, Pals for Pups is a professional doggy daycare facility that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. In addition to an over thirteen-thousand-foot indoor play area, the company also offers nearly two acres of outdoor space in which its pups can run. Pals for Pups offers a variety of pet care services, including full grooming work, indoor "yappy hour" playdates, sleepovers, and dog training. Additionally, the company accepts both large and small dogs and requires each dog to be up-to-date on vaccinations as well as to undergo a temperament evaluation. The company can be contacted by phone or email.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.0
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (34)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (1)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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East Dundee, IL 60118

Why choose this provider?

Located in East Dundee, Illinois, Pampered Pet Services Resort and Spa is a professional pet care facility that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company offers clients such services as dog boarding, doggy daycare, training courses, therapeutic swimming, and full-service dog grooming. Originally an in-home pet sitting business, Pampered Pet Services Resort and Spa has been in the industry since opening its doors in 2002 and has been expanding ever since. Tours of the company's facility are available for new clients. Pampered Pet Services Resort and Spa is open every day of the week and can be contacted by phone or email.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (26)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (1)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Elgin, IL 60124

Why choose this provider?

Winner of the Best of Fox Kane County Readers' Choice Awards from 2012 to 2016, Kountry Pet Resort and Training Center is a professional pet care business located in Elgin, Illinois that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company has been in the industry since opening its doors in 1973 and is a family-owned and -operated business. Kountry Pet Resort and Training Center is available for such services as dog and cat lodging, doggy daycare, dog training courses and behavior modification techniques, pet pick up and delivery, and full dog and cat grooming services. The company is open every day of the week.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.5 / 5 (291)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (87)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Geneva, IL 60134

Why choose this provider?

Open every day of the week for clients' convenience, The Water Bowl is a professional pet care facility located in Geneva, Illinois that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. Services offered by the company include pet grooming and spa services, overnight and multiple-night boarding, and doggy daycare services on hourly, half-day, and full-day bases. Additionally, The Water Bowl works closely with a local animal shelter to assist with pet adoption and foster care. Previous clients praise the company for its staff's love of animal as well as its unique and fun pet workout and play routines.

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Why choose this provider?

Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 7 Paws a Week is a professional full-service doggy daycare facility that serves clients throughout the wider Chicagoland metropolitan area. The company's staff has more than sixty years of combined experience in the pet care industry and are certified in dog training, dog temperament testing, dog CPR, and pet first aid. Open Monday through Friday, 7 Paws a Week has been in the industry since opening its doors in 2013. In addition to its daycare services, the company specializes in all manner of dog needs. 7 Paws a Week can be contacted for inquiries or appointments by phone or email.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (31)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    It can be stressful for dog parents to leave their fur babies alone at home while they’re away. They worry about their pooch being anxious, lonely, bored, and destructive. Plus, safety is a concern, along with the fear that their dog will leave unwelcome surprises for them in their home. If that describes you, dog daycare may be the solution.

    Doggie daycare can help socialize your pup while ensuring that they have care, exercise, regular potty breaks, and safe supervision. Dog owners who use doggy daycare services provide additional reasons for their choice. It can offer a better quality of life for their four-legged friends, keep homes free of pet messes, and help with canine health and physical fitness.
  • What is a dog daycare?

    Dog daycare is on-site, supervised daily care for dogs. Pet owners bring their animals to the daycare location on their way to work, then return at the end of the day to pick them up. There are commercial doggie daycare facilities and private, in-home options. Commercial daycare businesses usually have more staff and more dog clients than private ones.

  • What happens at doggy daycare?

    Reputable, well-rated dog daycare operations typically offer several activities for the dogs they care for. That includes walks, playtime, naps, dog food, and water. Some providers also offer companionship, snuggles, and special options, such as dispensing medication, grooming, and training. When choosing a doggy daycare, ask about all the available services and whether visits or video observation are available.

  • Should I take my dog to daycare?

    Answers to the following questions can help you decide on doggie daycare services.

    • Are you away from home for several hours most days of the week?
    • Does your pup engage in destructive behavior while you’re gone?
    • Is your pooch crated for several hours every day?
    • Does your dog walker report issues?
    These concerns may indicate the need for doggy daycare.

  • How much is doggy daycare per day?

    Rates vary, depending on location, demand, and competition. But the national average typically ranges from $25 to $40 per day. Half-day rates may also be available. Commercial dog daycare centers commonly charge a bit more than in-home providers. Many facilities offer price breaks on weekly and monthly packages as well as discounts to multiple dog families.  

  • How do I know if my dog likes daycare?

    The following are signs your pup likes doggy daycare. She falls asleep on the ride home, exhausted from a full day of activity or she quivers with excitement when you mention the daycare and is beside herself with joy leaving the house. Also look to see if your pup exhibits positive body language at the daycare — like a wagging tail that means they're eager to see everyone.

  • How do I prepare my dog for daycare?

    They’ll be around other dogs all day, playing and interacting. So, take your pup to a dog park several times for an introduction to dog language with other canines. Bring your fur baby to the daycare to meet the staff before using the service. Plus, walk your pup before drop-off and be upbeat and positive to avoid stress.

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