DOG DAYCARE

Enrollment is subject to availability and solely depends on current spots available and the type of schedule you’re looking for.

Where your dog can play with friends - ALL DAY LONG!

They play. They get tired. You can relax!

After a long day at work, we know it can be difficult to give your dog the exercise they require. Do you feel guilty that they are at home lying on the couch or sitting in their crate? Worse yet, have you experienced the dreaded letter from a neighbor complaining about the incessant barking from your apartment? We say “NO MORE!”

At Dogaholics your pooch can play with their friends as they run,  chase, wrestle, and burn away all that pent-up energy in an engaging, cage-free outdoor environment. We proudly boast one of the largest outdoor play spaces in all of Chicago. Whatever your schedule may be, we have a package to fit your needs. Our team of responsible and caring handlers will ensure your dog is treated like family, because we love them too!

MON - FRI, 7AM - 7PM  |  SAT, 9AM – 5PM  |  SUN, CLOSED

Illinois Licensed Kennel Operator, Fully Insured and Bonded

WHAT MAKES DOGAHOLICS DIFFERENT?

Dogaholics is committed to you and your dog and we want to help you every step of the way.  It is our goal to help you shape your dogs experience based on their specific needs. Whether your dog is shy, overly rambunctious, or somewhere in between, Dogaholics can help give them the confidence and tools they need to live happy, fun-filled lives.


MONTHLY PACKAGES

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Memberships auto-renew monthly and are non-refundable. Cancel at any time before next billing cycle.
*Daily Rate indicates price of daycare should package days run out before renewal date.

Have more than one dog? Save 20% on additional pooches!

Refer a friend to daycare and receive a FREE FULL DAY!

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

 
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Our transportation services are available for clients who will be on a consistent weekly schedule. Pick up and Drop off times are flexible to account for traffic, construction, and weather.  Your pup will always spend the entirety of their scheduled daycare day in daycare.  We do not count any of your dogs time spent in transit towards your half or full day.

Monday - Fridays

  • Pick up times:

    • 7:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Drop off times:

    • Half Days: 1:00 - 2:30

    • Full Days: 2:00 - 4:00

We offer transportation from Lake Shore Drive out to Damen Ave and from Diversey Ave up to Montrose Ave. The cost of transportation to and from daycare is dependent on your package type and not based on where you live within these boundaries.


ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

Age, Health, & Other Requirements:

A safe and healthy environment is our number one priority. All new clients, or clients who have not visited us in over one year are required to pass a behavioral assessment test.

  • Assessment tests are required for daycare and boarding services.

  • All dogs must attend daycare at least 2 times and pass a trial overnight stay before they are eligible to book an extended stay.

  • Assessments are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, by appointment only.

  • All dogs must be in good health, spayed or neutered by 8 months of age, and have current vaccination records and proof of Rabies, Distemper/DHLPP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella and a negative fecal test on file.

  • Be at least 5 months of age.

Age Considerations 

While puppies 20 weeks old with all of the previously mentioned vaccinations are welcome to attend daycare, it is our recommendation that your pup enroll at 6 months of age. Puppies younger than 6 months have underdeveloped immune systems which may put them at risk for contracting mild germs that an older dog would have no issues with.  Just like with human daycare, there is the potential for bugs and colds.  

Dogaholics loves our senior dogs but asks that you consider the following before sending them to daycare.  Senior dogs much like young puppies can be more susceptible to high and low temperatures.  They often tire easily from exercise and have greater sleep requirements than their teenage or young adult counter parts. Additionally dogs who have trouble getting up and down stairs at home may also struggle moving up and down through all our areas.

Newly Adopted Dogs & Dogs Who Have Just Moved

Dogaholics requires that all newly adopted dogs are in their new home for at least one month before scheduling a behavioral assessment. We ask the same for dogs who have just moved to the area. The time after adoption or a move is key for your dog to find its place within your home. Introducing a newly adopted dog or a dog who is still adjusting to their new home environment can add stress and confusion which may lead to a failed assessment.

ASSESSMENT TESTS

Enrollment is subject to availability and solely depends on current spots available and the type of schedule you’re looking for.

What to Expect
A safe play environment is our number one priority. We take our enrollment process very seriously, requiring all clients to pass a health and behavioral assessment test before utilizing daycare or boarding services.

Our assessments are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11am and 12pm.

1. We’ll have you fill out a New Client Questionaire to see if we’re a good fit for your pup’s needs!

2. If you’re a good fit, we’ll have you complete our customer profile and upload vaccination records.

3. Once you select your assessment date, a $29 deposit will be collected to hold your requested date.

4. You and your pup arrive for the assessment. We’ll ask any questions we may have based on your new client questionnaire.

5. We'll take your pup back to meet the pack. After 15 minutes, we'll let you know if we're a good fit and whether or not we'd like to continue the assessment process.

6. If we're a good fit, we'll keep your pup for 2 to 4 hours. During this time they’ll be introduced to other pups and get a feel for our facility. We will also conduct a basic crate test. Please note: If you are interested in our boarding services, your pup will need to complete a trial overnight stay, free of charge.

After the Assessment 

If your pup passes:
- The card on file will be charged for the package of your choice!
- We'll get your pup's first daycare day reserved in our system. (First day must occur within 30 days of assessment) 
- We'll go over everything you need to know about using our services! 

If your pup fails
- The assessment deposit of $29 will be refunded to you. Our assessment coordinator will let you know if we'd like to reassess at a later date, or if another facility may be better suited to your pup's needs.


What to Bring to Your Assessment

You are not required to bring anything to your assessment besides yourself and your pup. We do ask that you keep your pup on a leash and secured while in our lobby and limit the number of human attendees to two people.


GET STARTED TODAY!  

Call 773-549-9000 or email southport@dogaholics.com or fill out or New Client Questionaire (click here) and we’ll be in touch!