Dog Daycare

We accept dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

Do you feel guilty that your precious pup is at home laying on the couch or sitting in a crate?

Worse yet, have you experienced the dreaded letter from a neighbor complaining about the incessant barking from your apartment? Plus, after a long day at work, we know it can be difficult to give your dog the exercise they require to be happy and healthy.

Worry no more about exercising your pup or leaving them home alone all day while you’re at work. With the daycare services offered here at Dogaholics in Chicago, your pooch can play with their friends as they run, chase, wrestle, and unleash 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!

We take the safety of the pets in our care very seriously, so each dog will be evaluated on their first day to ensure that they are a good fit for Daycare.

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The Importance Of Socialization

Proper socialization with other dogs and other humans is critical to having a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted pet. With so many people spending more time at home in 2020, your furry family member may now be home alone for long periods of the day for the first time in a while, and the stress of solitude may cause anti-social habits such as destructive chewing, persistent digging, excessive barking, or other signs of separation anxiety. Pets may also show signs of stress such as drooling, attempts to escape, and pacing.

If your pet is suffering from separation anxiety or simply the boredom of home isolation after many months of company, bring them to daycare with us! Daycare provides your loved one with the pack environment they are accustomed to, creating a trusted second home for your pet while you are away. Bringing your pup to daycare with us provides all the physical, mental, and social exercise your dog needs. Give us a call to learn more about the socialization benefits of daycare.

Dog Daycare Hours and Rates

Our daycare hours at Dogaholics in Chicago are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: Closed for Daycare

Based on your needs and our business hours, we can find your pooch the perfect daycare package to satisfy their desire to burn off energy and make new friends. Our packages are divided into half-day and full-day packages, depending on how many hours per day your pup requires daycare.

We also offer transportation services to make it even easier to fit dog daycare in Chicago into your busy schedule. Cancel before the next billing cycle to avoid unnecessary charges.

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First Day Evaluation

A safe and healthy environment for all canines in our care is our number one priority, which means all dogs will undergo an evaluation on their first day to ensure they are eligible to join our daycare group. To uphold our protective measures for all our dogs, we have the following requirements:

  • All new dogs, or dogs who have not visited us in over one year, are required to pass an evaluation day for daycare and boarding services.
  • All dogs must be in good health, spayed or neutered by 8 months of age, and have current vaccination records and proof of Rabies, Canine Distemper, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella vaccines and a negative fecal test.
  • Dogs must be at least 6 months of age to be eligible for daycare, and all dogs over the age of 8 months of age must be spayed or neutered.
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Dog Daycare Evaluation Day

What to Expect During Your Dog’s Daycare Evaluation

A safe play environment is our top priority for all the dogs under our care. We take our enrollment process seriously, requiring all dogs to pass a health and evaluation day before using our daycare or boarding services in Chicago.

What to expect on your dog's first day: 

  • We’ll have you fill out a new client questionnaire to see if we’re a good fit for your pup’s needs.
  • If we’re a good match, we’ll have you complete our customer profile and upload vaccination records.
  • When you and your pup arrive for the first day, we’ll ask any questions we may have based on your new client questionnaire.
  • We'll take your pup 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 evaluation process.
  • To continue the evaluation process, we'll keep your pup for a minimum of 4 hours during which they’ll be introduced to other dogs and get a feel for our facility. We will also conduct a basic crate test.

After the first day:

If your pup passes the evaluation:

  • The card on file will be charged for the daycare package of your pooch’s dreams.
  • We'll get your pup's next daycare day reserved in our system, which must occur within 30 days of the evaluation day.

If your pup fails the evaluation day:

  • Our staff 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.
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What to Bring to Your First Day

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

Daycare Pricing And Packages

Daycare Add-On Services

Add something special to your dog’s daycare day!

  • Spa Services
  • Puppy Postcard
  • Brain Games
  • Shuttle Service
  • Individual Playtime
  • Birthday and Gotcha Day Party
  • Treats
  • Cuddle and Storytime
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Dog Daycare in Chicago

We understand how difficult it can be to give your dog all the exercise and mental stimulation required for a healthy, happy pooch, so we’ve made it our mission to help dog owners enrich the lives of their puppers. For a fun-filled, half-day or full-day dog daycare with transportation services in Chicago and Lakeview, look no further than Dogaholics.