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Top 10 dog boarding services in Chicago, IL

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Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Experience: I worked as a dog walker for an agency in Oak Park IL. for 7 years. I also worked 2 years at Pet Vets Animal Hospital in Oak Park IL. as well. I have years of experience of animal care and love for your pup! I also know how to administer medications and insulin and other basic injections if your dog needs special treatments in this regard. About this sitter: I have 15 years of animal care experience. I have had every type of critter you can imagine. Dogs, Cats, Ducks. Chickens, Roosters, Horses, Hamsters, Rabbits, Fish, Ferrets, Birds, Snakes, Iguanas, Turtles, Frogs, etc. I also have worked for a dog walking agency for 7 ...
South Suburban Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

South Suburban Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Cody L. says, "Great guy. Nice Dog park nearby his place. Feiensly and fair priced. Definitely an experienced gentleman. " Read more
Fetch! Pet Care Of Greater Chicago

Fetch! Pet Care Of Greater Chicago

5.0(1)
17+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Katherine A. says, "I frequently used Fetch Pet Care in the Beverly Hills/Los Angeles area. I found my sitter to be nice, caring & really accommodating. I got updates with pictures from each of her visits, easy to see she really loved my kitty! Very happy with the service & sitter!" Read more
Jens Pet Care

Jens Pet Care

5.0(1)
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Areli says, "Great prices for dog sitting and I was happy with my dogs care" Read more
DoGone Fun

DoGone Fun

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Our boarding includes 8-1/2 hours of daycare play. In the summer dogs are outside with playground equipment and wading pools as weather permits. We conduct temperament assessments on all dogs that will be in daycare/boarding to ensure the safety of all dogs in our care. We are careful to hire individuals who are passionate about dogs. Owners can see the dogs on the playlots on our webcams. We've owned our business since 1990 and are passionate about what we do. I grew up on a farm and have always loved and valued and respected animals for what joy they can bring to our lives.
Pawsome Walks And Stays

Pawsome Walks And Stays

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Premier, stress free dog boarding. Your dog will be part of my family and have a Pawsome time. Meeting all breeds and temperaments and creating a save environment for my furry guests.
Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow

5.0(1)
Serves Chicago, IL
Cindy says, ""I love the personal care – it's as though my dogs are their dogs. The staff is very professional, loving toward the dogs and eager to please. My dogs love Camp Bow Wow so much!"" Read more
Benji’s PetBoardin

Benji’s PetBoardin

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
My service stands out because I’m willing to work with anyone at a fair price or understandable, affordable price to watch their pet(s). I enjoy the fact that I can help others when they most need it. I can be there to watch your pets at anytime of day no matter how long you need me. I enjoy watching pets overall.
Alina's Care

Alina's Care

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
About us: Hi there! I understand it can be daunting finding someone you trust to care for your pet, so I definitely understand the responsibility. My boyfriend and I are experienced dog owners and have been boarding for a few years now. We have owned a Lab-Chow mix and a Cockapoo mix in the past. We have alternate work schedules so someone will always be home with your precious pooch. We have no children so they will always have our full attention. We currently have a Toy Poodle named Juno who would love to make new friends. Juno is pretty laid back and well trained. He tends to get along with any new doggy friend. What we offer: Your po...
Doggy Love Camp

Doggy Love Camp

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
MY NAME IS GLORIA POPESCU. I HAVE BEEN AN ANIMAL LOVER MY ENTIRE LIFE FOSTERING FOR RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS & A MULTIPLE DOG/PET OWNER CONSISTENTLY THROUGH MY ADULT YEARS. MANY OF YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW ME, HAVING REFERRED & RECOMMENDED MY SERVICES OR HAVE HAPPILY EXPERIENCED MY STYLE PERSONALLY. FOR THAT I THANK YOU. I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE EXPANDED MY PET BOARDING/CAMP TO 24/7. PETS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME IN MY LOVING NON - CRATED HOME. THEY HAVE FREEDOM TO WANDER OR BE A COUCH POTATO WHILE ENJOYING DOGGY DOOR ACCESS TO AN ENCLOSED BACK YARD, ETC. WE EMBRACE OUR GUESTS WHILE DOING OUR UTMOST TO CALM THEIR FEARS & LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE ...

Your dog boarding questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

What is dog boarding?

It happens to the best of us—we have to go out of town or work on a big job and there’s no one to look after the dog. Thankfully, there are a fair number of dog boarding opportunities for your dog near your home. Dog boarding kennels provide your dog a safe and secure place to call their home away from home while you are away. Dog boarding is sometimes accompanied by other services, such as dog training and dog grooming.

How much does dog boarding cost?

Dog boarding costs $40 a night on average, depending on where you live, the size of your dog, and how long of a stay your pet needs. While the cost of boarding your dog may depend on a number of circumstances, most companies charge per day and/or night. Overall, you can expect the range to be between $25 and $85 each night.

What vaccinations do dogs need for boarding?

Dogs need proof of Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella (kennel cough) annually and Rabies every 1-3 years. Puppies must be 10 days past their final round of distemper/parvo vaccination before kennels will accept them for boarding. Vaccinations need to be given no less than 7 days prior to boarding. If this is the dog's first Bordetella vaccination, it must be given 2 weeks prior to boarding.

How old does a dog have to be for boarding?

For all breeds of dogs, most dog kennels require the dog to be at least 4 months old (12 to 16 weeks) old. This is because all certified kennels require incoming puppies to have had their first round of adult shots at 12 weeks, followed by the second round at around 16 weeks.

What do I need to take my dog to the kennel?

When preparing to take your dog to the kennel, remember to:

  1. Be up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccinations need to be given no less than 7 days prior to boarding.
  2. Pack plenty of your dog’s usual food for the length of their stay.
  3. Pack any medications or supplements that your dog may need.
  4. Pack your dog's leashes.
  5. Write a list of any special instructions you may have for your kennel regarding feeding times, portions for food, your local vet's phone number, and where you can be reached.
  6. Don't forget to pack your dog's favorite toys. An old t-shirt that smells like you can also make for a great cuddle toy!

What is the difference between dog sitting and boarding?

The difference between dog sitting and boarding is the length of stay and attention of care. Dog boarding is like a hotel, where it's typically an overnight stay at a kennel where your dog is around other dogs. On the other hand, a dog sitter will watch your pet at either their or your home, or they may just stop by to care for your pets two or three times per day.

While in-home dog care might feel uncomfortable to some because of giving a stranger access to your home, having someone stop by can be much less intimidating for the dog than having to stay in a crate or small room overnight with other dogs around. If you are one of those dog owners who would rather your dog be in his or her own home while you are out of town, you may want to check out local dog sitters near you.

How long before boarding does dog need a Bordetella shot?

In general, puppies can receive injectable Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines between 6 and 8 weeks of age and booster shots when they're 10 to 12 weeks old. Adult dogs generally need booster vaccines for Bordetella in intervals of six months to a year. If this is the dog's first Bordetella vaccination, it must be given 2 weeks prior to boarding.

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Page B.
Friendly and experienced guy, didn't mind all of my specifications and managed to fullfill the request for my dogs. Very good service.
South Suburban Paws of Chicago- Pet services.
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