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Best Dog Daycares in Downers Grove, IL

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Downers Grove, IL
$10 off first booking! Rating

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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Downers Grove, IL Rating

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Need help contacting a Dog Daycare in Downers Grove? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Darien, IL 60561 Rating

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4.9 (187)
4.6 (73)

Why choose this provider?

Open every day of the week, The Dog District is a professional doggy daycare service located in Darien, Illinois that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company is a full-service boarding kennel and also offers pet training, doggy daycare, and grooming services. In the industry since opening its doors in 2013, The Dog District is affiliated with 3R Dog Training, which is a training program started in 2011 by the eventual founders of The Dog District. The company also provides clients with dogs for adoption. The Dog District can be contacted for appointments or inquiries by phone or email.

Downers Grove, IL 60515 Rating

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4.9 (11)
4.5 (9)

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Woods Wags and Wiggles is a professional doggy daycare and pet service business headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company is a member of several professional organizations, including The Humane Society, Pet Sitters International, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Fully insured and bonded for clients' protection, Woods Wags and Wiggles offers pet care services for dogs, cats, and small caged animals such as birds. The company offers a free initial consultation to its clients and can be contacted for appointments or inquiries by phone or email.

Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Rating

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4.0 (20)

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Located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Chicago Canine Club is a professional doggy daycare facility that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. In addition to its doggy daycare service, Chicago Canine Club offers clients such services as overnight boarding, dog grooming, training, and more. The company also offers a retail line of products like leashes, collars, treats, toys, and beds. Chicago Canine Club has a twelve-thousand-square-foot area dedicated to canine fun and is open every day of the year. Additional amenities at the facility include a canine bath, ample playground, and doggy treadmill. The company can be contacted by phone or email.

La Grange, IL 60525 Rating

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3.5 (49)

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The Barker Shop is a La Grange business that has been providing dogs with a variety of services for more than 12 years. Services include daycare, boarding, training, grooming, and pet photography. Dogs can enjoy playing on three acres of outdoor space, 24-hour care, and pick-up and drop-off. Training is available for puppies and older dogs. The business also carries beds, toys, food, healthcare products, treats, and more. Founder Kathy Deets is a Great Lakes Academy graduate where she studied grooming. The Barker Shop provides a free wellness consult. Pet owners remark on their professionalism, warmth, passion, knowledge, communication, and friendliness.

Downers Grove, IL 60515 Rating

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4.0 (19)

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Paws in Paradise is a professional pet hotel and doggy daycare business located in Downers Grove, Illinois that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company is available every day of the week and has staff on-site around-the-clock for clients' peace of mind. Additionally, Paws in Paradise offers clients a pet spa service through a joint business venture with The Dog Brow, which has more than fifteen years of experience in the industry. The company also provides clients with dog training services. Paws in Paradise is praised by former clients for its customer service and friendly staff.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Downers Grove, IL$10 off first booking!
The Dog District
Darien, IL 60561
Woods Wags and Wiggles
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Chicago Canine Club
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
The Barker Shop
La Grange, IL 60525
Paws in Paradise
Downers Grove, IL 60515


  • 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.