AppleFest 4th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest and Parade

By | October 6th, 2014|Categories: Community|Tags: , , |

What an incredible morning it was at AppleFest this year.

We had a very large crowd and so many creative pooches and parents that dressed up to entertain all the kids and adults alike! WOW.

Our winners are below in the group photos – and we’ll also feature photos below of each individually.

NEW Training Classes START Sept. 7th + Labor Day

By | August 31st, 2014|Categories: Training Class|

I wanted to wish everyone a Very Happy Holiday – I hope you’re enjoying time with your friends and family.

I’m giving my Urban Pooch peeps some time off to spend with their families. So, Urban Pooch Canine Life Center will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.  Of course, we still have our loving and dedicated staff caring for all the pooches who are playing with us while their Mommies and Daddies are away on vacation.

Before I forget — NEW TRAINING CLASSES Begin Next Week. And do we have an exciting line-up for all you Mommies, Daddies and Pooches.

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety during Air and Water Show

By | August 15th, 2014|Categories: Community, Merch Spotlight|Tags: |

This weekend is Chicago’s annual “Air & Water Show” along the lakefront.

The Blue Angels who were absent from last year’s show will be back this year.   These jets create sudden & piercing noises especially from the sonic booms flying up and down the lakefront and over The North Side of Chicago.

You can clearly hear the jets inside of most houses and all around the neighborhoods.

The show runs Friday through Sunday with the loud jet and sonic boom noises, which can create high anxiety and stress in many pooches with all of the loud noises coming from these jets.

While your pooch is at Urban Pooch – if they are bothered by the noises, we do our best to comfort them and often turn on our exhaust fans which muffle these outside noises, often helping to calm them down.

If you are searching for something to help calm your pooch down at home – We have a few different items which can help and can even be used in combination.

20th Annual Bark In The Park

By | July 5th, 2014|Categories: Community|Tags: |

Urban Pooch was proud to be a participant in the 20th annual Bark in the Park, Chicago’s original dog party. On May 3, 2014, the 20th annual 5k/3.2 mile run (for people) walk (with or without your dog) to raise funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission humane society was held.