State-of-the-Art Daycare

We're proud to bring a 7,100 sq. ft. facility to Chicago that's designed to support canine health & wellness.

Please contact the location you're interested in for daycare.

Contact Canine Life Center Contact Training and Fitness Center

The Daycare for Dogs Experience

  • VERY IMPORTANT - RESERVATIONS are required for Daycare. Please use your Urban Pooch PetExec App or click here to schedule

For Urban Pooch Canine Life Center: If you need assistance, please call our Reservation Specialist, Kevin at 773-942-6445.

For Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center: If you need assistance, please call our Welcome Ambassador at 773-961-8880 and Press 0.

For Daycare or Boarding at 4501 N Ravenswood Avenue, please call the Urban Pooch Canine Life Center at 773.942.6445 or email at or message us using the bubble in the lower right side of our website.

You can also socialize your pooch for enrichment daycare at the Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center. Our newest 10,000 sq. foot facility at 5400 N Damen Avenue, which also includes a Fun outdoor space.

Pooches who socialize at our Damen location will be able to come to daycare only at 5400 N Damen, not at our Ravenswood location.  The hours of daycare at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. NO DAYCARE AT UPTFC ON SATURDAYS OR SUNDAY.

For Daycare at 5400 N Damen Avenue questions and to schedule a socialization appointment, call the Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center at 773.961.8880 or email at

Daycare and Boarding Requirements

Urban Pooch believes all dogs have the right to a safe, healthy, and enjoyable environment. When your pooch comes to join us, we require the following to ensure the safety and health of your best friend(s): Before your dog can stay with us for daycare and/or boarding, s/he must be evaluated and socialized at least 24 hours prior. All dogs must attend daycare at least 2 times before s/he is eligible for an overnight stay. This allows your pooch to become more comfortable with Urban Pooch before staying for a longer period of time.

IMPORTANT DAYCARE UPDATE: No Daycare drop-offs Monday-Friday between 10am and 11:45am. This is designed to reduce the busy intake rushes and allow the dogs time for uninterrupted play without the stress of new dogs entering.

Socializations and evaluations take place throughout the week, by appointment only.

NOTE: If you’re interested in a specific BOARDING date – please mention it to our staff – so they can alert our team and we will advise what we can do to ensure your pooch can board. You can call us at (773) 942-6445. Please plan for 2 full hours for socialization based on the above times. There is a $40 fee for socialization – and you receive multiple retail coupons to use for future visits.

  • For Boarding, if space/circumstances allow, dogs without prior reservations can be admitted for an overnight stay as a walk-in for an extra $12 walk-in Fee for the first night.
  • Holiday Overnight boarding begins at $88 per night with a 1 night deposit required to book.** Daycare packages cannot be used toward boarding (lodging).
  • Walks while your dog is boarding or in daycare: $7/walk or Discount Package 10 Walks = $63 (Buy 9, Get 1 Free)
  • We require you to bag up food for your pooch by meal – e.g. breakfast, dinner – and label it, with your dogs name and breed, for an overnight stay. We would love for you to bag it, but if that’s not possible, we have to charge you $7/day for our staff to do it – as it is time consuming.

All Dogs Must Be:

  • In Good Health
  • Spayed or Neutered (puppies must be spayed/neutered by 6 months)
  • At least 4 months old
  • Proof of Vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper/DHLPP or Parvo, Bordetella, H3N2 Flu, and a fecal exam for parasites within the last 6 months. In Addition – as of December 1st, 2018, your dog must also have the Flu Vaccine. ***WE REQUIRE FECAL EXAMS EVERY 6 MONTHS
  • Have a City of Chicago dog license if 4 months or older (Municipal Code 7-12-140)

Health Policy

Hours for Pick Up and Drop Off

You May Pick up or Drop off Your Dog Between the Hours Of:
Full-Day Daycare

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Drop-off and Pick-up Hours (NO drop-offs or pick-ups between 10:00 AM and 11:45 AM)

  • Drop-off by 10:00 AM
  • Pick-up after 3:00 PM
Half-Day - Monday through Friday only

Morning Half-Day: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Drop off by 10:00 AM
  • Pick up by 12:00 PM
Afternoon Half-Day: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Drop off by 3:00 PM
  • Pick up after 3:00 PM 
  • No drop-off or pick-ups between 10:00 AM and 11:45 AM

Late Night Pick-up is available 7 nights/week (with a few exceptions throughout the year).

  • LATE NIGHT PICKUP for your convenience is priced as follows: Monday - Saturday: 6 PM - Midnight, Sunday 5 PM - Midnight; up to 3 hours: $30, Over 3 hours = $45.
  • Arrangements must be made in advance and dog must be dropped off during normal hours of operation
  • Prepayment is required for all Late Night Pick-ups
  • If pooch does stay overnight, the standard boarding rate will apply.

When picking up Late Night, you may pick-up at our back door until Midnight. Call 312.810.9143 and our Counselors will bring your pooch to you.  Please do not knock on the doors or windows, as it disturbs our neighbors.

NOTE: Boarding dogs picked-up after 11 am will be charged the Half-Day Daycare Rate.

** Urban Pooch Holidays – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend.

Enrichment Daycare is exclusively available at 5400 N Damen Avenue and is priced uniquely. Please click here for pricing and more details. 

You may pick up or drop off your dog between the hours of:
Monday through Friday - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - NO DAYCARE

NOTE: No late-night pickup at this location, only available at 4501 N Ravenswood Ave.

** Urban Pooch Holidays – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend.


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