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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.

Doggie Daycare is the Answer!

Dog daycare is a great way to ensure you dogs are safe, stimulated and cared for during the hours 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.

  • 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

Daycare With Transportation

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.

What Do We Need to Get Started with Daycare

The followings are the required Vaccinations for any K9U service: Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Bordatella, H3N2, Lepto. We recommend fecal test done every few months. 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.

Be sure to review our Daycare FQAs 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your dog should be content and relaxed when they leave or come to dog daycare. “Excited” looks a lot like “stressed,” but a panting and nervous dog that leaves or arrives at daycare is likely not having a great time. That being said, you need to give dogs an adjustment period if they are new to daycare.
Doggy daycare is very good for dogs who socialize well. Dog daycare prevents destruction at home, loneliness, and self-harm. For dogs suffering from separation anxiety, daycare might be helpful. However, daycare might increase your dog’s anxiety if they’re not socialized.
If no one can be with your dog for a long period, daycare is a great option. Any dog can attend dog daycare, but as a pet owner, you’ll need to make sure you’re supporting their behavioral health at home by keeping your dog socialized and stimulated.
Dogs over six months of age are not permitted at most dog daycares. Dogs who are intact tend to be picked on by more dominant dogs (both male and female). To provide a harmonious environment where dogs can play without disrupting the social order, intact dogs are not usually permitted.
There’s no one answer to this question. Some dogs thrive in daycare while others need some work before they become socialized enough to enjoy dog daycare. A good daycare will work with your dog to make them more comfortable and develop their social skills.
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Indoor & Outdoor Dog Oasis With Owner Peace of Mind

Our 21,000 square foot outdoor space and 8,000 square feet of padded climate controlled indoor space also monitored by our experienced dog handlers.
K9Grass® specifically made for dogs and our play area is the largest of its kind and quality in Chicago. Typical daycares outside play areas are likely to be on asphalt, gravel, concrete, or dirt. These surfaces absorb pee and odor, can get very hot in the summer, and can easily create puddles which could lead to bacteria formation.
The dogs may come home dirty or matted and their feet become tender or sore from a hard surface. Our K9Grass® is very cushiony and cool to the touch, plus has microbial blades that repel bacteria, an indestructible design so the dogs can’t tear it up, a drainage system, and an air grid that keeps it properly ventilated and free of puddles. Your dog stays comfortable and comes home happy and healthy after playing on it.
We understand that every dog is special and that they deserve the best. You can be rest assured that each pup receives experienced personalized care to cater for their needs.

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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K9U Chicago Waiver

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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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