Experience The Difference!

We feel that our pooches are our children and we would only trust them to the best in care. You have a choice and we encourage you to stop in for a tour – and guarantee you’ll immediately Experience the Difference! There is no place in Chicago like Urban Pooch Canine Life Center. We even offer a reward program for our loyal customers! Read more about what makes Urban Pooch Canine Life Center so special.



By the hour flexibility. Whether it’s for a full day or for a few hours while you go out shopping or to eat, your canine can socialize with his/her pals. Free belly-rubs for each canine customer!

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Cage-Free Boarding

Your canine will have a great time spending the night with Urban Pooch at our State-of-the-Art facility. Comfy beds and blankets provided – No cages ever. We shower your pooch with lots of love!

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Fun Retail Store

We carry a full line of Natural Food, Treats, Fun Toys & Accessories. We also provide Expert Food Consultation, catering to each pooch’s individual needs and nuances. Our wonderful experienced staff can help you with all your needs.

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Playtime Express Van

Playtime Express

Pickup and Drop-Off Seven Days a Week! We are excited to provide the Playtime Express, an added convenience for your busy lifestyle! Pooches ride in air conditioned comfort at all times.

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A Sample Of Brands We Carry

Training & Fitness Center – 5400 N. Damen

Visit the NEW Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center! Unique to Chicago, our spectacular, state-of-the-art 10,000-s.f. facility offers training, fitness and agility—with many classes you won’t find anywhere else.

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Grooming & Spa Services

The Urban Pooch Grooming team uses quality, natural, wholesome products to ensure your pooch leaves looking and feeling like a superstar! Bathing and Grooming are available every day of the week. Use our Self-Wash facility and leave the clean-up to us! Book a massage to complete your dog’s perfect spa day!

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Social Events and Rescues

At Urban Pooch, we want to help dog owners meet other dog owners and socialize. If your pooch can do it, why not you? So, we’ve created the Social Lounge, where dog owners can see their pooches playing via one-way glass into the main playroom, while they concentrate on meeting and socializing with others. Your pooch has fun, you have fun – Success! We also feature Rescue events many times throughout the year.

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Belly Reward Program

We’re proud to reward you for every dollar spent at Urban Pooch. No other facility in the area does it as good as we do! You get 5 BELLY Reward Points for every $20 you spend. You can then save and redeem for so many exciting rewards quickly! Woo Hoo! WOOF!

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Can’t begin to capture the amazingness that is Urban Pooch. They have been my husky Meiko’s second home for the last four years. We’re moving to New York, and they surprised Meiko with this going away box after his last sleepover. We were truly touched and will sorely miss all of our human and canine friends at Urban Pooch. There isn’t a better place in Chicago – paws down.
Dan M., Facebook
Awesome grooming experience with Emily. She greeted my dog Zeus and I with joy and love. The final results were excellent. Zeus walked in with way too much hair (some of it knotted) and went home looking ready to compete in a dog show. Emily removed the extra hair from Zeus’s undercoat and tightened up the rest. He looks and feeling great. The store is awesome as well. Zeus is rather spoiled and I’ve been to just about every dog store within 15 miles. The inventory of toys, food, and supplies are all top of the line and current/new. Planning to try out the daycare sometime soon. I’m so happy our neighbor friend (Illya’s parents) told me about Emily. Thank you Emily!!
Christopher P., Yelp
Upon moving to the Chicago area, we had a lot of challenges finding the right dog daycare for our Dog Bronx. We went to 12 other places before we finally found Urban Pooch. You guys are AMAZING! Even with some of the challenges Bronx has had with his adjusting to a new area, you all have been super supportive and helped him adjust so well! Thank you, Thank you so much!!!! We will always recommend Urban Pooch! You guys are the best!!!
Chrissy M., Facebook
We left our five month old labradoodle at Urban Pooch for a week for a board and train session which they call Pooch Camp. Tillman, the head trainer, looked after our dog and did a phenomenal job. He met with us before our drop off to let us know what he would be teaching her. Then we met with him again when we got back. In the week he trained her, our dog made huge leaps in her ability to walk on the leash and to follow basic commands off leash. We were quite pleased with the experience.
Daniel F., Yelp
I cannot say enough great things about UP! My big baby of a great dane absolutely loves to go play at urban pooch and comes home exhausted. The staff are literally all fantastic and they are very good at their jobs. UP has become a community for us as well as our family and friends and we are very appreciative! Thanks Urban Pooch, Polly ♥’s you! 🙂
Nancy M., Facebook
5.0 star rating 4/15/2014 BEST PET BOARDING IN THE CITY. I do not live in Ravenswood anymore but I can’t find a better dog boarding place. (Awesomely they still pick up in Logan Square!) I should not spoil my hidden jem but they deserve the kind shout out so these are the reasons why they are the best: GREAT HOURS and they have LATE NIGHT PICK UP… if you have a happy hour or meeting that is going to run late you can pick your dog up till midnight (as long as you give them a head-up)! CAGE FREE BOARDING (except a time out cage) you can CUSTOMIZE HOW MUCH TIME your dog is at day care. Why would you pay to have him/her in a room of cages and other barking dogs? Cage free also means that there are humans at the boarding facility at all times.. a lot of other places don’t have a human on-site overnight (no kidding).
Sarah B., Yelp
This place is amazing! They took such amazing care if our beautiful golden retriever Tucker while I was recovering from my three breast cancer surgeries. Tucker loves the place and the people! We love that we can drop him off while we are at a meeting or having dinner and we know he is having fun too! Thank You Urban Pooch! You are truly a God send!
Lisa R., Facebook
I have been using Urban Pooch for about 3 years. I rescued a big sweet but sometimes challenging American Bulldog. When we get to the door his tail almost wags off his butt. He loves everyone there and they love him. There are a few great things about Urban Pooch but I think the best thing is you are surrounded by humans who love dogs- they truly care about my big baby and it shows. Bottom line is I am PICKY- I have my own business and I hold other business up to my standards. I cannot be happier with Urban Pooch. I recommend them without hesitation.
Alley B., Yelp