Dog Owners Guide to Chicago, IL, US
Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with Fido in Chicago, IL, US? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels in Chicago, dog friendly activities in Chicago, and restaurants that allow dogs in Chicago below. Or, visit the Chicago Dog Forum to talk to local dog owners about the best places to bring Fido in the city.
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Most Popular Pet Friendly Accommodations in Chicago

Kinzie Hotel

The Kinzie welcomes two pets of any size for a fee of $25 per stay. Pets are allowed on the second floor only. Canines and felines companions are always welcome at the Kinzie. We also offer ...
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$149 + pet fee

Hotel Burnham

Burnham Hotel is pet friendly! There is no fee, weight restriction, or limit on the number of pets per room. The hotel even offers pet-sitting services! The hotel also offers: Welcome treat at check-in "Furr-Got It? ...
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Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is dog friendly! Dogs up to 75 lbs. are welcome for no additional fee. Dogs must be attended at all times. All rooms are dog friendly. Only dogs allowed.
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$159 (no pet fee)

Hotel Monaco Chicago

Hotel Monaco Chicago is pet friendly! They welcome pets with no weight limit for no additional fee.
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$179 (no pet fee)

China Doll Guest House

Pets are welcome in China Doll II and III for a fee of $10/night for each pet. Their only request is that dogs be kept off the beds and out of the garden. They are happy ...
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$245 + pet fee
Most Popular Dog Friendly Attractions in Chicago

Montrose Dog Beach

There is an off-leash dog beach at the NW Corner of Montrose Beach. Entrance is where the old boat dock area was. Look for steel walls and dogs coming and going to find the entrance. Free ...

Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail)

The Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. ...

Winnemac Park

Pets are welcome to play on-leash at this Chicago park packed with fun recreational facilities.

Challenger Playlot Dog Park at Gill Park

Pets love to run and play off-leash at this fenced Chicago dog park. Registration from a participating vet required. Visit for more information.


Nordstrom welcomes dogs of any size inside.
Most Popular Dog Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

Bad Dog Tavern & Grill

Bad Dog Tavern & Grill in Chicago is dog friendly and serves up tasty food in a fun atmosphere.


Great Italian food with very good servers and a decent wine list. During the summer months they have a sidewalk patio area that they will allow dogs on...seems to be somewhat unofficial on allowing dogs due ...

Harry Caray's Tavern Navy Pier

Harry Caray's Tavern boasts a licensed dog friendly patio on beautiful Navy Pier. They will serve your canine companion a souvenir water bowl and a treat while you enjoy a Holy Cow! Burger or one of ...

Cody's Public House

Cody's Public House has great service and is dog friendly, with a large outdoor area in back, darts and pool.

Big Star

Big Star serves fancy tacos in a cool atmosphere, with a walk-up window that allows you to bring your pup.
Most Popular Dog Friendly Events in Chicago

20th Annual Bark in the Park
May 3, 2014 in Chicago, IL, US

Bark in the Park is Chicago’s original dog party. Held the first Saturday in May every year, it is The Anti-Cruelty Society’s largest single fundraiser. By raising funds for Bark in the Park, you are supporting ...

Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals
June 8, 2014 in Chicago, IL, US

Join us for the 14th annual Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals event at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt, Chicago. Brunch; Raffle; Entertainment, games, and more--including a pet psychic + new, fun additions.

Mayfest Pet Pageant
May 18, 2014 in Chicago, IL, US

Mayfest kicks off the summer of festivals in Chicago with the first weekend of fun in Lakeview. Taking place on Sunday, the third day of the event, is the Pet Pageant and Expo sponsored by Higgins ...

PAWS Chicago's Run for Their Lives
June 21, 2014 in Chicago, IL, US

Support PAWS Chicago’s mission to build a No Kill city by running or walking for homeless animals. Bring the whole family to participate in the child and pet-friendly walk, or compete against the clock in the ...

PAWS Chicago's 11th Annual Beach Party
July 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL, US

Boogie on the beach this summer for homeless pets! PAWS Chicago’s Beach Party hosts more than 500 guests, and more than 100 beachwear-clad dogs! Lounge by the beach drinking cool summer cocktails from an open bar ...
Most Popular Dog Friendly Businesses in Chicago

Windy City Dog Walkers

Serving Chicagoland's pet community for over six years. They offer daily dog walks, cat care, and pet sitting with the highest level of customer service and personal attention in the industry. They are available 365 days ... Chicago Dog Sitters

Need to attend an important business meeting, go to a wedding, or even just have a romantic dinner without Fido when you're in Chicago? If your plans will require you to be apart for a few ...

Burnham Park Animal Hospital

Burnham Park Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. THey provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. ...

Happy Hounds

Happy Hounds offers a happy place for your pooch to can play, run, and bark when you're away. Doggie daycare, boarding, and grooming services are available.

Soggy Paws

"Wash Your Dog. Dry Your Dog. Go Home. We Clean Up the Mess." Soggy Paws provides both self-serve washing (you wash), full-service washing (they wash), Primp and Preen services and grooming. Each wash includes a custom ...
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