By | 2017-09-11T15:43:43+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: In Memory Of|

I was lucky enough to become this dog’s mom when I met his dad. Our vet called him a “lemon” and he had every medical problem in the world and never stopped barking. Despite that, he was the sweetest, kindest and most loyal dog in the world. He loved to cuddle and give kisses and would always make you feel better if you were upset. He was taken way too soon at the young age of 10 but will be in our hearts forever! I love you Barn!!

Remembering our best girl, our husky, Rohan

By | 2017-09-10T19:21:16+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: In Memory Of|

A bait dog from a fight dog ring that I (Alex) rescued prior to meeting Jason. We were a packaged deal and she and Jason forged their own special relationship. We had 12.5 years with this sassy lady who always kept us on our toes and taught us the importance of loving with your whole heart.

Edge Fest Pet Parade

By | 2017-08-22T12:48:39+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Agility Demo & Pet Parade at Edge Fest

Agility Demo for WGN TV

We’re so proud of our Head Trainer, Jim Bahr, on his amazing agility demonstration for WGN TV with his champion border collie, Pressure! Watch our LIVE Video of the broadcast to right. And check out WGN’s article and video on their website here.

Reducing Dog Anxiety During 4th of July Fireworks

By | 2017-08-22T12:49:53+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The 4th of July fireworks can be very stressful for dogs. Loud noises from fireworks can cause them to run under the bed scared or pace the room nervously. Fortunately, we have 4 products available in our store at Urban Pooch Canine Life Center that dog-parents can use to reduce their dog’s anxiety during independence day.

#LiveLikeRoo Ice Cream Social at Urban Pooch Canine Life Center

By | 2017-05-20T12:46:54+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you to everyone who came out to our #LiveLikeRoo Ice Cream Social at Urban Pooch Canine Life Center! Live Like Roo Foundation is an amazing organization that works with families with dogs who have cancer. Today we got to meet Cheese, the chihuahua, and Tita enjoyed some delicious pulled pork Arrfscarf ice cream!

Mother’s Day Photos at Urban Pooch Canine Life Center

By | 2017-05-12T16:10:53+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy Mother’s Day from the Urban Pooch family! Thank you for making us part of your family! This year we’re donating a portion of the proceeds from our Mother’s Day photos to Chicago Canine Rescue. They’re a wonderful organization working hard to care for the most vulnerable dogs in our community.

Enjoy these fun photos of our dog-moms (and dads) at Urban Pooch Canine Life Center.

Diapers and Doggies – Saturday, Nov. 12th

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:57+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Diapers & Doggies Seminar for Expecting Parents

Saturday, Nov. 12th: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – at 5400 N Damen Avenue

Featuring Special Guest Speaker

Alicia Obando – Pitter Patter Parenting and our Head Trainer, Jim Bahr.

Discussion will be on what can you do to help your pooch feel comfortable with your growing family.

• How to introduce the new addition

• Tips & tricks to make the transition easier

• How to identify signs of stress in your pooch

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER by Calling 773-961-8880 or email us at

Urban Pooch Howl-O-Ween Party and Costume Contest – Thursday Oct. 27th

By | 2016-10-04T11:18:04+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are Sooooo Excited to host our Annual Urban Pooch Howl-O-Ween Party & Costume Contest! Besides having fun drinks and nibbles – plus lots of socializing – we’re going to award some really great prizes!! We’ll also have our resident photographers taking professional photos of all our amazing pooch participants! We’ll have a backdrop and setting for you and your pooch(es) to get an amazing photo!

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Scariest — Most Adorable — Most Original — Best Dog/Owner Combo — and also Best Overall Costume

Please sign up and register in advance.

Click here:

Hope to see you at the big party! WOOF!

IMPORTANT – the party is at our new location at 5400 N Damen Avenue – The Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center.



6th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest and Parade – at Apple Fest 2016

By | 2016-10-23T17:20:13+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

6th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest & Parade

Saturday, October 1st – 8:30 am

sponsored by

Urban Pooch Canine Life Center and Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center


The 6th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest & Parade – Sponsored by Urban Pooch Canine Life Center. An amazingly FUN opportunity to parade your special pooch in front of our special panel of judges in hope of winning great prizes and parading around Lincoln Square.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:  Scariest — Most Adorable — Most Creative — and BEST Costumel! FUN TIMES!

PLEASE REGISTER Prior to the event by going to

ON-SITE CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8:30 AM, Contest and parade at 9 am – 10:30 amapplefest2016-smallerimage-newsletter