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Dog Boarding Chicago –
A Safe and Comfortable Place to Stay

We know it’s tough to leave your dog behind when you leave town, however, you’ll find peace of mind in the activities and plans we make for your dog’s boarding stay.

All boarded dogs take a mid-day break for some rest and relaxation. Meals will be provided according to your dog’s predetermined schedule. Our skilled caregivers are able to administer special diets, medication and injections.

Dog Boarding Prices

1 Dog$56
2 Dogs$89
- - -$15 for each way
- - -$30 round trip for transport
An additional Daycare fee of $10 will be applied on the last day of boarding to all dogs going home on shuttle and to all dogs that are getting picked up after 2pm.

*Free bath with six nights of dog boarding. Client must schedule bath at time of reservation.

Dog Boarding Drop-off and Pick-up Hours:
Monday–Friday: 6:00 AM – 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
*Drop-off and Pick-up not available on Saturday and Sunday.

Why K9U Chicago for your Dog Boarding

  • 24 X 7 Qualified, Trained, and Caring Staff
  • Available 365 Days a Year
  • Indoor and Outdoor Group Play Every Day
  • Climate-controlled space
  • Largest and Nicest Dog Outdoor Dog Play Area in Chicago with K9 Grass meant for dogs
  • Comfortable Large “Condo Kennels” with Soft, Sanitized Bedding, and Elevated Pet Cots
  • Security Cameras to Confirm the Security of our Pets
  • A Team Who Truly Cares and Gives Lots of Love
  • Dogs Are Grouped With Others of Similar Size, Temperament and Play Style

Additional Services & Fees - Daycare & Boarding

Additional ServicesCostDescription
Bath / Grooming$35 and upShampoo, Condition & Blow Dry
Nail Clip$15$20 Dremmel
Report Card
(first report for new clients is free)
$2.50 /ReportVideo or Picture of your dog with a description of how your pooch is doing.
Late Pick-up from K9U After Business Hours (For Walk-in Customers)$10Please contact us during office hours to book it. We will do our very best to accomodate your schedule up to 9:30 PM. If the dog is not picked-up by then, boarding charges will apply for the night.
Early Drop Off Fee Before Business Hours (for Walk-in customers)$5We will accomodate your schedule from 6:30 AM on. Please contact us during office hours to book it.
Attempted Pick-up or Drop-off Fee$15When driver tries to pick-up the dog and can't due to reasons that are not in K9U Chicago's control (e.g., door person does not have the key) or in case of cancellation when driver is already on the way to get the dog.
Last Minute Reservation (up to midnight)$5Reservations need to be booked 24 hours in advance. Our goal is to provide you with the most flexibility that you need for unusual situations. We will do our best to accommodate late reservations for additional $5 up to midnight the night before.
Group Social Rehab - as an Added Service with daycare/ boarding$15Reservations required in advance
Group Social Rehab - as a Drop-in Service$30Reservations required in advance. Confirm availability and drop off between 9-10 am and pick up by 1:00 pm)
Individual Activities/Play My Way$15Individual play, ball toss or treadmill, quiet time, group socialization
Agility Training Additional Service$20Agility training service for our daycare and boarding dogs for high energy dogs.
Agility Training As a Drop-In Service$40Agility Drop-In service for our daycare and boarding dogs for high energy dogs.

Dog Boarding & Training (Dog Bootcamp) in Chicago

Staying for a week or longer? Then you might want to consider our boarding and training packages.

What Do We Need to Get Started with Boarding

The followings are the required Vaccinations for any K9U service: Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Bordatella, H3N2. Please be sure to fax or email us current record of these for our files.
Please review the Waiver Form here. You will sign the form electronically when you register online.
A Name tag and collar for the identification and security.
Let our caretakers know of any special behavioral pattern, medication or diet needs.
You will need to bring food, everything else we will provide.

Be sure to review our boarding FAQs for helpful information for you and your dog.

  1. Be sure we have a profile for you and your pouch in our system by registering online.
  2. Upload vaccination records to your online profile.
After that you will be able to place your reservation online. This will also give us the information we need to expedite the intake process.
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Special Needs Care, Individual Play, and Training Reinforcement

Please talk with us about your pet’s needs and let us customize a program for them. Here are a few the things we topically specialize.

Individual Activities

Tailored Activities

From treadmill time for a little exercise, to ball fetching to sharpen coordination and attention, to group social coaching.
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Dog Boot Camp

Dog Boot Camp

For dogs with special behavioral issues, or for busy people who can’t make it to regular training sessions, ‘Boarding and Training’ offers a personalized solution for intensive personalized training while boarding.
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Leash Reactivity Management

Leash Reactivity Management

In this specialized Leash Reactivity Management class, you will understand how to better communicate with your dog and gain new skills that will help navigate a busy environment with ease and confidence.

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Day Camp Academy

Day Camp Academy

Individualized day training through our Day Camp academy program for your dog to work on specific socialization or basic obedience skills while he or she enjoys daycare. We find that this is an effective way to implement training for continuous behavior improvement.
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Your Dog’s Safety and Well-Being is our Priority: Enjoy Peace of Mind While Away

While you are away, you can rest assured that your pouch is getting the best care, is occupied, and is having fun with friends all day. At night, she sleeps hard in his comfy kennels and is being attended to 24X7. Don’t be surprised if he or she is having more fun than you are.

Watch Boarding Videos

Watch Boarding Videos

K9U Chicago Waiver

K9U Chicago Waiver

Why Our Clients Love Us

K9 University is great. We’ve been going there for 7 and a half years. We’ve done training, we’ve done agility, we’ve done boarding and we’ve done daycare. The only thing we haven’t done is a drop off and pick up. My dog is kind of a nut and they deal with her well. Debbie W.
I was referred by a previous customer. I had never used a daycare before and my experience has been wonderful since day ONE! The staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive to my dog (and me…LOL)…She loves going there.Tracee A.
My dog has experienced everything at K9U: daycare, classes and boarding. When he is either picked up by the K9U van or dropped off his tail is wagging like crazy. When I pick him up he is happy to see me, goes outside to relieve himself and then pulls to go back in.Jane F.
I’ve been a customer for 15 years and counting. K9 helped us raise our puppies and cherish our old girls. I can think of no other place I would trust more with my furry family.Jonathan A.
This is really awesome dog place. We had a basic obedience training here, and our dog is changed! She listens now, and behaving well, our trainer is really good - she is like a dog whisperer. Love and recommend this place for all dog parents out there.Yessie S.
K9U is great. They offer classes as well as day camp /sitting services. The size of the location is pretty impressive, as they have a large indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play. (They even pick up and drop off your dog.). The staff and trainers are very friendly and extremely effective.James J.

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