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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.

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The Daycare for Dogs Experience

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

You can also socialize your pooch for 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 8:00 am – 6:00 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 info@urbanpoochtraining.com.

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 11am and 1pm. 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. During the Holidays, we will also be boarding pooches at our 5400 N Damen Avenue facility so we never have to turn away dogs during the holiday rush.

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 $25 fee for socialization – and you receive daycare hours 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 is $60 per night during all holidays**. Daycare hours are not applicable to overnight stays.
  • 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 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) www.chicityclerk.com/licenses/dogs.html
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Hours for Pick Up and Drop Off

Pricing

Hourly Rate: $5.00/hour. There is a 2-hour minimum. You can receive a 20% discount on the 2nd dog in the same family!

Daycare Packages:

  • 25 hours - $115 (save $10)
  • 50 hours - $215 (save $35)
  • 100 hours - $395 (save $105)
  • 150 hours - $530 (save $220)
  • 200 hours - $600 (save 340

NOTE: Effective May 15, 2020 - Daycare Hours expire in 3 months. Daycare hours are non-refundable.

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