Dog Friendly Activities in Chicago, IL

There are 110 dog friendly activities in Chicago. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chicago.

Pet Friendly Mercury's Canine Cruise
Mercury's Canine Cruise Mercury's Canine Cruise is a dog-friendly boat tour in Chicago IL. Bring your pooch on a leash and enjoy quality time with your dog while cruising on Chicago's waterways. Sit back, relax and soak in the city as you enjoy a lively narration of Chicago’s rich history and architectural marvels with dog-friendly highlights. Keep your dog on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. The dog cruise boat offers plenty of safe outdoor seating, water bowls and a special newspaper-lined restroom for your pet. Enjoy a great day out of doors with your favorite companion. Reserve your tickets online or at the ticket office. Tickets available online or dockside day-of. Tours run seasonally so be sure to check their website for current schedule. See Details
Pet Friendly Seadog Cruises Chicago by Hornblower
Seadog Cruises Chicago by Hornblower You and your pooch can see the Windy City from the water aboard a Seadog Cruises Chicago by Hornblower speedboat. Departing from Navy Pier, Seadog Cruises offers a variety of dog-friendly event tours throughout the year. Check their website for a current schedule of SeaDog cruises. See Details
Shoreline Sightseeing Bring Fido aboard one of the dog-friendly Shoreline Cruises boats in Chicago, IL, for a trip on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome on classic lake cruises and architecture cruises. The classic lake cruise will highlight historic lakefront sights and attractions along Lake Michigan. The architecture cruise will take you down the Chicago River to see buildings such as Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City and more. Dogs are not permitted on special event cruises or on fireworks cruises. Cruises depart from multiple locations depending on cruise and time. Call or visit website for exact departure location. See Details
Chicago Riverwalk Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, IL, is dog friendly. This pedestrian waterfront hike spans from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street in downtown Chicago, encompassing restaurants, a public art gallery and a museum right on the riverwalk. See Details
Montrose Dog Beach The Montrose Dog Beach is Chicago's first legal off-leash beach. Located on the Northwest corner of Montrose Beach, this area is fenced and offers free dog waste bags and a dog-wash area. Montrose Dog Beach is open during all regular Chicago Park District hours, but morning hours are the most popular. DFA tags are required for all dogs. See Details
Jackson Bark Jackson Bark is a dog park located in Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. The fenced park features agility equipment and toys for Fido to enjoy. See Details
Nordstrom Nordstrom in Chicago, IL, is pet friendly. Leashed dogs are allowed inside this shop located inside the Shops at Northbridge. They sell a variety of clothing, shoes and accessories. See Details
Navy Pier Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, is often referred to as Chicago's lakefront playground. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor common areas of Navy Pier. Some merchants and tours providers along Navy Pier permit dogs to join their humans. There are also pet-friendly restaurants along Navy Pier. See Details
Fred Anderson Dog Park Architecturally structured dog park named for Chicago Jazz musician and owner of the Velvet Lounge, the Fred Anderson Dog Park is part of the Chicago Park District in Chicago, IL. Located in the South Loop, this park features separate areas for small and large dogs, as well as spouting fountains in the summer and a performance area. See Details
Norwood Dog Friendly Area The Norwood Dog Friendly Area in Chicago, IL, is a spacious off-leash area located within Norwood Park. The park features a doggy water fountain and is located just north of the service yard on Avondale Ave. See Details
Midwest Coast Brewing Company Grab a beer with your best bud at the pet-friendly Midwest Coast Brewing Company in Chicago, IL. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to keep beer lovers company. Midwest Coast Brewing Company also have a large outside seating area, hold regular events, and host pop-up food trucks on weekends. See Details
Puptown at MargatePark Puptown at Margate Park in Chicago, IL, is an off-leash area that attracts a loyal local crowd. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the area and socialize with other pups who are enjoying the fenced-in section. Make sure you clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. See Details
Park No. 551 Dog Friendly Area Park No. 551 Dog Friendly Area is a 1.19-acre green space in Chicago, IL. Bring your pet to play off-leash at this shady, fenced, neighborhood dog park. See Details
Bosly's Backyard Unleash a new adventure for you and Fido by visiting Bosly's Backyard, a dog-friendly indoor play space in the Ravenswood neighborhood in Chicago. Bosly's Backyard is a new concept in dog exercise designed to promote physical & cognitive development, and to strengthen the bond with your dog through a shared one-on-one experience. Private play sessions can be booked for a duration of 30, 45, or 60 minutes, allowing Fido uninterrupted off-leash exercise and enrichment in 2400 square feet of space. Bosly's Backyard has a variety of exciting and engaging agility equipment and toys for Fido to utilize during your session. You are also welcome to bring Fido's favorite toys or treats from home. Secure a buddy pass for Fido's best friend so they too can play in a safe environment. Start planning Fido's next birthday party at Bosly's Backyard, or schedule a time to celebrate your dog's gotcha day or other special occasion! See Details
Apple Michigan Avenue Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL, is pet friendly. Your leashed dog can join you as you decide what hi-tech item you're taking home with you. Their genius employees will help you get to the bottom of your faulty item, fix screens and give you advice on what item you really need. See Details
Epic Yoga Flow Epic Yoga Flow offers SUP with your PUP classes on Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL. This pet-friendly activity invites dogs of all sizes to join in the fun. Dogs must be on-leash at all times during on land instruction and no extendable leashes are allowed. If your dog is not socialized, is aggressive, or is terrified of the water. The maximum weight limit for you and Fido is 287lbs. Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated, and immediate dismissal without refund will be issued. Lessons last roughly one hour. Dog life vests are required, but not provided, so don't forget to bring your own. See Details
Belmont Harbor Dog Friendly Area Belmont Harbor Dog Friendly Area is a small fenced beach for dogs in Chicago, IL. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the sand and have a paddle. This pet-friendly area is popular among visitors to the area who want to enjoy a beach with their dog. See Details
Wiggly Field Wiggly Field in Chicago, IL, is a public dog park that boasts a fenced-in area, doggie water fountains, waste bags and a double gate to prevent escapes. Wiggly Field is located within Noethling Playlot Park, so there's plenty of places to explore nearby too. See Details
Chicago Lakefront Trail The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chicago Lakefront Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Lake Shore Park Leashed pets are welcome at this popular Chicago dog-walking spot. Located in the Near North community also called Streeterville, Lake Shore Park totals 7-acres and offers extensive outdoor recreational opportunities for dogs and their owners. You can extend your walk together by exploring the pet-friendly area with your pooch on a leash. See Details
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