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) 411-3436 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 70 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

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The sparkling new Hotel Palomar Chicago is located on State Street, north of the Chicago River, in the heart of the Streeterville neighborhood. This property features the latest in technology, luxury, and convenience, while blending unique touches that set it apart from other hotels. Featuring 260 guest rooms and 43 luxurious suites with floor to ceiling windows that frame the magnificent Chicago skyline. A fully equipped Health Club on the 17th floor is complimented by the pool and terrace. Meeting facilities with state-of-the-art technology can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Feel the pulse of the Windy City while relaxing in the newest addition to the Kimpton family of fine properties.

Old Chicago Inn

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Your Innkeeper Jon Findley and your Hosts Todd and Virginia Hyatt invite you to stay with then in the heart of Lakeview in a unique turn of the century Greystone Bed & Breakfast Inn. Located just four blocks from Wrigley Field, and steps to the Belmont El stop, the Old Chicago Inn is convenient to the Loop, shopping, numerous theaters, a wide variety of dining experiences and vibrant nightlife including the Clark Street Corridor and Halsted Street venues. We are just 10 blocks to Lake Michigan and Belmont Harbor.

Relaxed Bucktown Wicker Park Apartment

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This pet friendly Airbnb rental in Chicago can comfortably accommodate 3 people in 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. There is 1 bed (king) and guests will have access to the entire house during their stay. Located in the quiet, but vibrant neighborhood of Wicker Park, this historic cottage is close to many restaurants, boutiques, music venues and art galleries. Additionally, the nearest dog park is just 25 yards from the home, and the dog friendly 3.2 mile 606 trail is also nearby. Four legged guests will have access to the fenced in backyard, and pet sitting services can be provided. Please note that there is a $40 cleaning fee for each stay.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 130 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.

Winnemac Park

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

Montrose Dog Beach

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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)

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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

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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

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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 82 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

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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.

DogVacay Chicago

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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

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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

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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.

Soggy Paws Uptown

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"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 Training

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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

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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.

Denise J Brigham
Submitted Sep 23, 2016
Denise J Brigham
Submitted Sep 23, 2016

Sharp Dressed Dog

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Meet little 4lb Yorkshire Terrier, Hairy Pawter. Hairy is known as Chicago's Canine Costume King. To date, he has won over 54 contests out of 58! Not bad for a little due! Hairy is also a Certified Therapy/Service Dog.

Todd Agosto
Submitted Aug 18, 2016
Todd Agosto
Submitted Aug 18, 2016

A-Frame

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Kurtis gives a lesson

hopkins
Submitted Aug 08, 2016
hopkins
Submitted Aug 08, 2016

us

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Aww it's good to be in the land of the living.

Rebecca Ellis
Submitted Jul 29, 2016
Rebecca Ellis
Submitted Jul 29, 2016

More Dog Business

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. More Dog Business

Laartist
Submitted Jul 29, 2016
Laartist
Submitted Jul 29, 2016

Dog Business

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Dog Business

Kelli Slevin
Submitted Jul 29, 2016
Kelli Slevin
Submitted Jul 29, 2016

Crawford with Kim Crawford

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. My Crawf with his namesake

Guzman Family
Submitted Jul 13, 2016
Guzman Family
Submitted Jul 13, 2016

its a doggie world

This photo was taken at Chicago in Chicago, IL, US. Lobo relaxing