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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 219 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.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago is pet friendly! Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee.

Relaxed Bucktown Apartment

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.

Old Chicago Inn

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.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 555 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 39 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.

Winnemac Park

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

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

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. 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>.

Mercury Canine Cruise

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.​

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 97 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 Chicago - South Loop

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.

Windy City Dog Walkers

Serving Chicagoland's pet community for over twelve years, Windy City Dog Walkers 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 a year, any time of day, and offer a variety of services to meet your pet care needs. Windy City Dog Walkers provides personalized service and care for their canine clients and their owners. They walk dogs one at a time, focusing on your pet's individual needs. Through quality relationships with humans, canine companions live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

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. 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

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.

Bark Bark Club

The Bark Bark Club is a full service pet care business. They provide grooming, daycare, boarding, dog walking, in-home pet sitting and training classes. They were voted best groomer in Chicago by Chicago Magazine in 2009.

PetSmart Training

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.

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