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Chicago Dog Daycare – Experience the Difference at K9U Chicago 

The Perfect Place for Your Pet: Happy, Healthy, Safe Dog

As a dog owners we all lead busy lives. Between work, family and friends, it is inevitable that our dogs will be left at home alone.

  • Concerned he’s being left alone too long?
  • Is she not getting enough socialization with or play time?
  • Is he showing destructive behavior when you’re away?

Dogs are social beings and it is common for dogs that are left alone for long periods of time to develop problems such as separation anxiety, excessive barking and destructive behavior. This is why K9 University (K9U) provides doggie daycare for dogs in Chicago.

Regular Business Traveller? K9U Chicago Doggie Daycare Is the Answer!

Dog daycare is a great way to ensure you dogs are safe, stimulated and cared for during the hours or days you are away from home. K9U has the largest and nicest indoor and outdoor play areas in Chicago complete with playground equipment and controlled environment. All Dogs are welcome. Our personalized programs, experienced professional care givers, and trainers cater to dogs of all breeds, ages, temperaments and behaviors, including dogs with special needs and aggressive behavior patterns.

  • 29,000 sq. ft. indoor & outdoor play areas
  • 15,000+ sq. ft. of K9Grass® outside play area
  • 24 hour staff
  • Supervised play time
  • Learning key social skills
  • Individualized and special needs care
  • Transportation Services
  • Indoor Climate Controlled
  • Different play areas based on your dog’s

K9U Chicago Dog Daycare Pricing

Daycare & Packages For Daycare Page

Daycare With Transportation

Additional Services & Fees - Daycare & Boarding

Additional ServicesCostDescription
Special Handling Fee for Individual Dogs$5.00This fee is for reactive dogs or dogs that need special attention and cannot be in groups
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Thanksgiving: Wed - Fri on Thanksgiving, 2 nights | Christmas: December 24-26 ; | New Year: December 31 - January 2; | 4th of July: July 3-5;
$5 extra per boarding night on the following special Holidays:
Thanksgiving: Friday; | Christmas: December 26; | New Year: January 2; | 4th of July: July 5;
$5 extra per daycare on the following Holidays:
Boarding After 12pm Checkout Fee $41Daycare fee will be added to all boarding reservations checked out after 12pm on the departure date
Agility Training As a Drop-In Service$40Agility Drop-In service for our daycare and boarding dogs for high energy dogs.
Agility Training Additional Service$40Agility training service for our daycare and boarding dogs for high energy dogs.
Individual Activities/Play My Way$15Individual play, ball toss or treadmill, quiet time, group socialization
Group Social Rehab - as a Drop-in Service $40Reservations required in advance. Confirm availability and drop off between 10:30am-11:30am am and pick up by 2:00 pm)
Group Social Rehab - as an Added Service with daycare/ boarding$30Reservations required in advance
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.
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.
Early Drop Off Fee Before Business Hours (for Walk-in customers)$5We will accommodate your schedule from 6:30 AM on. Please contact us during office hours to book it.
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 accommodate your schedule up to 9:30 PM. If the dog is not picked-up by then, boarding charges will apply for the night.
Report CardfreeVideo or Picture of your dog with a description of how your pooch is doing.
Bath / Grooming$35 and upShampoo, Condition & Blow Dry
Medication Administration$2Administering your pet's medication during their stay when requested

Unique Services at K9U Chicago

We offer doggy daycare that no other dog daycare service in Chicago offers, including:

  • All doggy types are welcome. Does your dog need special attention? Is he or she temperamental? Do he or she have a tendency to be reactive? Do not worry. We will take care of him.
  • We accept unspayed dogs as well and offer them a chance to socialize.
  • If you can’t drop off your dog, we can pick him up. Our dog shuttle services in Chicago offer pick-up and drop-off facilities for dog daycare and boarding.
  • With group classes or custom training for your dog, your dog will learn everything from obedience to interesting tricks.
  • We have an experienced staff who handle all kinds of dogs, big or small, shy or aggressive, and give them the attention and care they need.

Our Staff Is the Heartbeat of K9U

Caring for dogs goes beyond just knowledge; it requires genuine love, understanding, and expertise. At K9U, our team embodies these values. Dog daycare isn’t merely about the basics like feeding or play; it’s about fostering deep connections, both dog-to-dog and human-to-dog.

Our staff is adept at:

  • Observing and understanding your dog’s unique behavior.
  • Strategically grouping dogs for optimal social interaction and based on temperaments.
  • Engaging with each dog to ensure they feel valued and understood.

Here’s why our staff stands out:

  • Team members are not only trained and experienced in dog care but also shares a deep love for our dogs.
  • With a diverse range of dogs under our care, safety is paramount. Our staff diligently follows and enforces our safety protocols, ensuring peace of mind for every pet owner.

At K9U, our staff isn’t just our strength; they’re our family, dedicated to making your dog’s experience exceptional.

For detailed information about the schedule of dogs at K9U, please click here.

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Indoor & Outdoor Dog Oasis With Owner Peace of Mind

Individual Activities

Tailored Activities

From Treadmill Time for a little exercise, to Ball fetching to sharpen coordination and attention.
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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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Personalized Attention for Your Dog

At K9U, we understand that each client dog is unique. No one size fits all here. We offer personalized exercise and play conditioning. We have the expertise and amenities to accommodate each dog’s individual needs regardless of age, size, temperament, or special circumstances. 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:

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Live worry free and book your dogs into their home away from home

Responsible pet ownership in Chicago has never been easier. You no longer have to worry about your dog being home alone while you are out. The K9 University offers dog daycare and boarding facilities. From puppy daycare to transportation and sleepovers in extra-large “K9 condo kennels” if you are going to be out all night, we are your pets’ home away from home.

Whether your dog needs to have safe, clean, climate controlled day-care, a temporary ‘home away from home’ or an open play area, we are Chicago’s best. We make it easy drop off and pick up with our K9U Shuttle Service.

Why Our Clients Love Us

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.
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.
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.
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