Pet Services in Chicago

Just moved? Looking for some places to bring your furry friend while you’re at work or where you can wash all the mud off after a crazy romp in the dog park? There are a lot of pet friendly businesses in Chicago.

Here are a few places that will give your canine some TLC:

Happy Hounds
is a dog daycare located at 2521 N Lincoln Ave and is open from 7am to 7pm Mon thru Fri and 11am to 5pm on Sat. They are closed on Sundays. Happy Hounds has two levels where dogs can play, romp, and make new friends. The first level is for small dogs and the second is for medium to large dogs. The dogs are supervised by staff that are all CPR certified. Happy Hounds also does boarding for when you need to take a trip for $50 a night with daycare included. If you are looking for training classes, they also offer those as well as a party space for your pup’s birthday! For more information call 773-477-2707 or visit their website.

Soggy Paws is the place to wash your dog, dry your dog, and go home happy. They are located at 1148 W Leland Ave and are open Tues thru Fri from 11am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 6pm, and Sun 10am to 5pm. They have a whole wash kit for your dog complete with towels and air dryers. If you are unable to wash your dog, they will do it for you. While you’re there you can also pick up some food, toys, treats, and leashes. If you have a dog that needs a new spring haircut, make an appointment and they will clip, wash, and make your dog look fabulous. For more information call 773-334-7663 or visit their website.

Get Pet is a dog walking service covering many neighborhoods in Chicago. Their goal is to provide one on one attention to each furry friend they meet and take care of for overnight stays or daily walks. Get Pet is located at 77 W Huron. The staff will work to reinforce commands, help with potty training, and customize the walks for each dog based on energy level, age, and health. For more information visit their website.

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Pet Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and is named from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, meaning “wild onion.” The city has many upscale dining options, ethnic restaurants that receive rave reviews, and is the hometown for deep-dish pizza and hot dogs with pickles, relish, peppers, tomatoes, and mustard known as the Chicago-style hot dog.

It’s also a pet-friendly city with many bars, cafes, and restaurants that allow dogs who have good manners to sit, hang out, and spend time with you as you catch a meal, catch up with friends over coffee, or go out to dinner after a nice afternoon in the park.

Tommy’s Guitars and Cafe
is located at 2548 W Chicago and is open Mon from 7:30am to 5pm, Tues thru Fri till 7pm, and Sat from 8am to 5pm. It’s the only cafe where you can buy a burger, fries, soda, and a guitar at the same time! Dogs are allowed at the outdoor seating area and will be offered water while you enjoy one of their sub sandwiches, salads, or check out some of their guitars and accessories.

Sunrise Cafe is a great place to get breakfast or lunch. It is open everyday from 7am to 3pm and is a good family place. They are located at 2012 W Chicago Ave and dogs are allowed at the outdoor patio area. It’s a diner that will always refill your cup of coffee, has a mom and pop feel, and receives rave reviews on their hash browns.

Eleven City Diner is located at 1112 S Wabash Ave and allowed dogs to sit with their owners at the outdoor tables. Eleven is open Mon thru Thurs from 8am to 9:30pm, Fri 8am to 10:30pm, Sat 8:30am to 10:30pm, and Sun 8:30am to 9pm. It’s a diner that boasts an old-time feel and has great deli sandwiches, brisket that you might die for, burgers, and knishes. They even have old-fashioned sodas such as the Brooklyn Egg Cream and milkshakes.

America’s Dog is the place to go to for hot dogs! There are 4 locations and they all allow dogs to hang out at their outdoor seating areas. Have a hot dog with the works that reflects the city it is from such as the Chicago dog that has mustard, relish, onions, peppers, tomato, pickle wedge, and celery salt or a Houston dog that has chili on it. Maybe you’ll want a Baltimore dog that is deep fried with melted cheddar and grilled onions on it. They also have burgers, wraps, and soup.