Dog Friendly Chicago, IL

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in Chicago, IL? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in Chicago, IL below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in Chicago, IL now.

Hotels

Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Chicago, IL? No problem. There are 144 pet friendly hotels in Chicago, IL. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Chicago, IL below.

Hotel Palomar Chicago is pet friendly! Two dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee.

Small, well mannered dogs are welcome in certain rooms at Old Chicago Inn, and are considered individually. To consider your pet we need to know the age, size, breed (we love the mutt variety), and will need proof of current vaccinations. We ask that dogs not be left unsupervised in guest rooms unless kenneled and quiet. Sorry, no cats. Please call 877-411-3436 before booking online, so we can secure approval for your dog with the innkeeper.

This 1-bedroom Airbnb rental in Chicago welcomes two dogs of any size for no additional fee. Exceptions may be made for more than two small pets with prior homeowner approval. Pets left alone in the apartment must be accustomed to being unattended in an unfamiliar environment, and preferably crated.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 381 dog friendly restaurants in Chicago, IL! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Chicago, IL that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 36 dog friendly activities in Chicago, IL. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

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

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. Montrose Dog Beach is free, but DFA tags are required for all dogs, and those cost $5.

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. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6235277">TrailLink.com</a>.

Dogs on boats? Yes! 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. Our 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, open daily at 8:30am. Tickets available here or dockside day-of. Adults: $34; Kids under 12: $12; Kids under 3 are free; Dogs: $8; Groups of 20 or more, call (312) 332-1368.​

Navy Pier 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.

Events

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Chicago, IL who are as crazy about their pets are you are, there's no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. You'll find information on some of our favorite annual dog events in Chicago, IL below.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 79 pet services in Chicago, IL that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in Chicago, IL below.

PetSmart is the #1 retailer of pet food and supplies in the United States, with more than 1000 stores across the country. In addition to pet food and supplies, you'll also find a Banfield Veterinary Clinic, PetsHotel/Doggie Daycare, grooming, training, and animal adoptions at this location.

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in Chicago! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

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. They also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas. They consider it their job not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

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 as well as Pet First Aid classes and Pet Photography sessions are available.

"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 wash kit tailored to your specific needs, whether it's correcting irritated skin, a brightening wash to bring back your friend’s luster, or just a monthly clean. Each wash ends with a delicious treat for your friend for being such a good dog! Soggy Paws now has 3 convenient locations in the Chicago area - Uptown, South Loop, and Logan Square!

PetSmart's accredited pet training instructors can help you achieve positive, consistent behavior from Fido. Classes are available for Puppies, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced dogs. Click-A-Trick, Private Education, and Personal Training Camp may also be available. Visit your local PetSmart for more information on class times and prices.

Chicago Canine Concierge is a service created to connect busy pet owners with the best resources in Chicago for their pet care needs. They handle everything from selecting the best dog walkers and sitters to recommending the top groomers and pet food stores in the area. They work closely with their clients to determine their exact pet care needs, then they provide carefully vetted referrals that best match their requirements. From standard pet care services to custom requests, Chicago Canine Concierge offers attention to detail and the highest possible level of client service.

Traveler Photos

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Chicago below! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Julie Nelson Bieschke Submitted Aug 13, 2017
Julie Nelson Bieschke Submitted Aug 13, 2017

Della Beagle

This photo was taken at Mercury Canine Cruise in Chicago, IL, US. Della Beagle We took our two beagles, Della Beagle and Maddon Wrigley Beagle on the Mercury Canine Cruise. This picture is of our beagle, Della, and we've never seen her so happy.

Anonymous Submitted Aug 13, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Aug 13, 2017

Della Beagle

This photo was taken at Mercury Canine Cruise in Chicago, IL, US. Our beagle, Della, has never been happier than on this cruise.

Flashy Boi Submitted Aug 10, 2017
Flashy Boi Submitted Aug 10, 2017

Enjoying the view at Navy Pier

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Summer Time! Relaxing while enjoying the view😍

Flashy Boi Submitted Aug 10, 2017
Flashy Boi Submitted Aug 10, 2017

Date at Navy Pier

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Spending Time together at Navy Pier.

Todd Agosto Submitted Aug 08, 2017
Todd Agosto Submitted Aug 08, 2017

Pool Pawty

This photo was taken at Jackson Bark in Chicago, IL, US. Our very 1st pool was such a hit, we're now up to 7 total.

Todd Agosto Submitted Aug 08, 2017
Todd Agosto Submitted Aug 08, 2017

Sherrie and Rocky

This photo was taken at Jackson Bark in Chicago, IL, US. Strike a Pose

Todd Agosto Submitted Aug 08, 2017
Todd Agosto Submitted Aug 08, 2017

Sherrie's Tattoo...

This photo was taken at Jackson Bark in Chicago, IL, US. ... of Rocky