Pet Dental Month

By |2018-01-30T09:26:52-06:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Special Offers|

February is Pet Dental Month

Great deals every week at Urban Pooch!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Urban Pooch has the knowledge (and some great deals!) to get your pup on the right track toward a clean and healthy mouth! Did you know that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that around 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some kind of oral disease by age 3? A major reason for that is because a lot of us pet owners don’t realize how crucial dental health is to the wellbeing of our pets. That stinky dog breath you’ve been avoiding could be an early sign that your pooch needs some extra attention in the oral care department.

First and foremost, the best medicine is prevention. According to the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, only about 1 percent of pet owners brush their pet’s teeth. Brushing your dog’s teeth is like voting. You should do it early and often! The younger you start them at, the better, but the older they get, the more important their dental health becomes. It’s important to only use toothpaste that is formulated for pets and a soft-bristled toothbrush. A toothbrush isn’t the only tool that can help boost your dog’s oral health though! Just take a look at some of the products we offer below and check out the great weekly deals on each one!


WHIMZEES has limited natural, functional ingredients and no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, preservatives, GMOs, gluten, or meat. They’re also high in fiber and low in calories and sugars! WHIMZEES’ unique shapes help ensure proper blood flow through the gums and their groovy texture

CBD Oil Info

By |2018-01-16T17:24:17-06:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

CBD OIL – Bringing harmony and balance to our pet’s health!

CBD oil is quickly becoming a popular supplement that pet owners are giving their dogs or cats to help provide relief for many different ailments. However, a lot of folks out there still aren’t quite sure what CBD oil is or what it does, so we’re here to break it down for you and fill you in on why we are excited to carry this kind of product on our shelves.

What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound of industrial hemp. It happens to be the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana fall under the general umbrella term “cannabis”, but unlike marijuana, hemp contains almost zero psychoactive compounds. This means CBD oils derived from hemp would never get you or your pet “high.”

What is CBD good for? CBD oil can be used to boost your pet’s overall health and wellness, but research has shown it has lots of therapeutic value and is capable of easing certain types of discomforts and ailments. Some potential benefits include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Anxiety/Stress reduction
  • Arthritis relief
  • Minor to moderate pain relief
  • Immune system support/boost
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Appetite boost
  • Nausea relief
  • Improved cardiovascular health

It is important to remember that while we do endorse the CBD products we carry for their potential benefits, we cannot make any claims that CBD is a cure for any of these ailments. If your pet suffers from any types of chronic illness or ailment, you should always consult your veterinarian before offering a new supplement to your pet as a form of relief.

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NEW Parent & Pooch Morning Fitness Class

By |2018-01-11T11:49:05-06:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Training Class|


Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 am – begins 1/13/17

Saturdays 8 am – 9 am – begins 1/15/17

Classes at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center – 5400 N Damen Avenue (corner of Balmoral)

Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center is excited to partner with Orange Shoe Fitness on this NEW and Exciting Class that will combine FUN + FITNESS for both Parents and Pooches! That’s right – you and your dog will join together to workout, have some morning FUN and get fit with the help of our expert trainers. Maximum class size of 6 students – so sign up quickly to join in on the FUN!

David Cabezas, FitPAWS Master Trainer, will lead pooch-related exercises, while Orange Shoe’s team of certified trainers will lead all parent-related activities. By combining all this expertise into one class – we ensure that both you and your pooch get an Amazingly fun and stimulating workout together. This is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your dog and exercise together.  Call 773-961-8880 for more information!

Individual Class = $40.00 for 1 hour session

Fitness Pack of 4 Classes = $150 ($10 discount)


By |2017-12-19T11:24:27-06:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Merch Spotlight|


URBAN POOCH is the ONLY STORE in the WORLD where you can get them thru the end of January 2018 

At Urban Pooch, we think TEARRIBLES™ are the answer to all your dog’s prayers. We’re ecstatic that Urban Pooch is the FIRST STORE IN THE WORLD to carry them EXCLUSIVELY thru the end of January 2018!!

TERRIBLES are the first line of innovative dog toys that cater to dogs’ prey instincts. They are interactive toys that your dog can “tear apart” over and over again, and you can put right back together in seconds.

TEARRIBLES come in different sizes, contain a corresponding-size squeaker, and a patented pocket compartment that allows limbs, tail, and/or tentacles to be detached and reattached to the toy over, and over, and over again…without actually destroying the toy. How cool is that? Finally a dog toy built with dog’s needs and instincts in mind!

TERRIBLES are made of strong plush, and lined with durable mesh for added support. The limbs (and tail) are attached to the toy via industrial-strength velcro, by being tucked into the patented “pockets” in the body of the toy. So they never fall off by accident! FUN – right?!

The toys have been tested and approved by Emma, a full grown boxer, an 80lb pit bull, and the rest of my pack. The test TERRIBLES have been with the creating team for 90 days, and aside from being very slobbery, there is not a single hole or tear in them. However, I know sometimes that Berwyn, our CEO, sits like a surgeon and works attentively on one tiny corner, dissecting it until he gets just a little fluff

Holiday Contest for KIDS

By |2017-12-13T15:13:31-06:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Special Offers|

KIDS Can WIN a FREE toy for their pooch over the holidays!

KIDS Can WIN a FREE toy for their pooch over the holidays!

Here’s how it works:

1. KIDS- Hand write a letter telling us why you LOVE your Dog.

2. Take a picture of your letter and post it to this Event Facebook Page

3. Be sure to ALSO include a photo of YOU with your dog. You can ask your parents to help!

You can also get your family and friends to LIKE your post, if you wish. It’s not necessary to help win though!
Our wonderful team at Urban Pooch will choose a winner several times each week leading up to Christmas. If you win, we’ll invite you in to shop at Urban Pooch and pick up a FREE Toy for your dog! You can then gift your pooch with a fun present!! HOW FUN!


Kids must be 16 or younger and be able to come into Urban Pooch Canine Life Center at 4501 N Ravenswood Avenue to pick out their prize (if they win). Also – Urban Pooch will share entries on social media so everyone can enjoy seeing all the LOVE! Make sure to submit on our Facebook Event Page HERE:  and not on our wall to qualify for the prize!
We’re so excited to see the entries! Have fun!

Urban Pooch Holiday Gift Guide 2017 for Good Dogs

By |2017-12-13T13:47:58-06:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Special Offers, Uncategorized|

Ho ho ho! The bells are jingling! Santa Paws has stocked our store with lots of fun holiday gifts for all the good little boys and girls! Our wonderful Retail Team picked their favorites to share with you!
Check our holiday gift guide and see what they have to say!  This is only a taste of what we have in the store for the holidays! You’ll have to come peek under our Christmas tree to see what else we have! The elves at the North Pole told us that ALL dogs go on Santa’s NICE list, so we think they all deserve a special gift this holiday season!!
Check out the Urban Pooch Holiday Gift Guide for Good Dogs here:

Howl-O-Ween 2017 Party + Costume Contest-Thursday, Oct. 26th

By |2017-10-20T22:58:25-05:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Community|

Urban Pooch 2017 Howl-O-Ween Party & Costume Contest
Thursday, October 26th – doors open 6:45pm; contest begins 7:30 pm
Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center – 5400 N Damen Avenue
We’re so excited to host our Annual Howl-O-Ween Party & Costume Contest!
Thursday, October 26th!
Doors open 6:45 pm – Contest begins 7:30 pm
Come early, get a professional photo taken! Local Beer by SPITEFUL BREWING, Soda + FUN
We’re excited to award Prizes for:
Scariest, Most Adorable, Most Original, Best Dog/Owner Combo, & Best Overall Costume
IMPORTANT to pre-register for the Contest!


By |2017-09-17T14:23:01-05:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: In Memory Of|

Spirit and I found each other when he was 14 months. After 3 trial runs with other moms, I became his forever mom. He was aptly named because, in turn, he became my Spirit lifter, Spirit guide, and my furry soul mate. I always said he came “no assembly required” because he never needed a lick of training. He passed violently and unexpectedly the day before Halloween 2016 of an undetected and fast growing mass on his spleen which ruptured. I will never stop missing him and I will forever be grateful for his company, his love and his Spirit.

Quincy, our sweet little gentleman

By |2017-09-11T15:46:55-05:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: In Memory Of|

We found Quincy through a fox terrier rescue. He was like a stuffed toy come to life, sweet and gentle and so full of love. He didn’t fetch, or play with toys, or learn many tricks, but he was the most quietly affectionate little man who loved being hugged and kissed (and eating). We only had three years with him, but he filled our lives with joy and made us laugh every day. We loved him to the moon and back, and miss him every day.

My Roodles

By |2017-09-11T15:46:09-05:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: In Memory Of|

My best buddy for 5 years and 5 months. You made me so happy every single day even when you did some mischievous things. Rufus, my heart has been broken since you left too soon. I hope you are running with that crazy look in your eyes and hopefully have found some snow and sand along the way. I miss you buddy. So much.