West Loop

dogs boarding in Chicago are first in our hearts!

This may be the Second City, but our boarding, daycare and dog training school are second to none in Chicago. Come check us out and see for yourself!

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  • 24/7 access

    Pooch Hotel is one of just a handful of pet hotels nationwide that offers 24-hour access to your pet, 7 days a week. Our commitment is to provide our clients with total access to their pets at any time. You can pick up your pooch in the middle of the night if you need to. Fees may apply.

  • our staff

    Our staff who are true pet care professionals, are on site 24 hours each day and have access to veterinary care around the clock.

  • webcams available

    Please ask for details about access when you check in.

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  • referral program

    As a thank you for every new client that you refer to us, we will give you one night or one day of credit toward Boarding or Daycare. Have your friends let us know that you are the one referring so that we can properly credit your account.

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weekday and weekend dog daycare in Chicago: second to none

  • Pooch Hotel Daycare
  • Play Areas
  • Live Webcams

Located just a few blocks from dog-friendly Mary Bartelme Park in the West Loop, Pooch Hotel provides first-rate dog daycare for busy Chicago weekends or work-filled weekdays. We have multiple, spacious areas for your dog to romp and play. Our experienced staff separate dogs by size and personality to ensure everyone has a great time. And we love giving pups treats and pets. For dogs that do better with more one-on-one attention due to age, health, behavior, personality, etc., we have personal play options as well.

Pooch Hotel in West Loop features:

  • Web cameras
  • Ample access to drinking water
  • Playground equipment
  • A swimming pool
  • Nap/lunch and/or treats (available upon request)
  • Pick-up and drop-off service

Your pet always comes first for us. That’s why we also offer some of the best dog training schools in Chicago and provide convenient dog grooming. And the best part? We can pick up and drop your dog off so it’s convenient for you!

Advance reservations are required for daycare customers.

New clients will set up a profile on our on-line portal as a part of your first reservation booking.

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daycare services*

  • $42 Full Day
  • $370 10 day Package ($37/day)
  • $650 20 day Package ($32.50/day)
  • $555 Auto-Renew Unlimited Monthly Membership
  • $585 Month-to-Month Unlimited Monthly Membership

passes with transport*

  • $490 10 day Package with Transport ($49/day)
  • $890 20 day Package with Transport ($44.50/day)

playmates (additional dog rates)*

  • $37 Full Day
  • $320 10 day Package ($32/day)
  • $550 20 day Package ($27.50/day)
  • $405 Auto-Renew Unlimited Monthly Membership
  • $435 Month-to-Month Unlimited Monthly Membership
  • $420 10 day Package with Transport ($42/day)
  • $750 20 day Package with Transport ($37.50/day)
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dog boarding in Chicago: the Second Hotel

The Second City also boasts the second Pooch Hotel location: West Loop. But here, your dog is always our first priority. That's what makes us one of the best dog boarding facilities in Chicago. That, and our cool digs. All of our suites are spacious and full of natural light so your pet can relax and feel comfortable. Many of the suites at our Chicago dog boarding hotel also have stylish porcelain tile, webcams, and flat-screen TVs. All-day play is on the agenda for well-mannered, socialized dogs, and individual play is available for those that prefer more one-on-one time. In addition to boarding, we also offer an array of other first-rate services, like daycare, grooming, and dog training. Book an appointment during your dog's stay!  

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grooming and pampering: it all starts here

It’s no wonder Pooch Hotel grooming salons and dog training schools got their start in Chicago. After all, Chicagoans were the first to coin the word “pooch.” And since we’ve been around for so long, we’ve got the experience and expertise necessary to take care of all your pet’s individual needs.

Does your dog need a new ’do? How about a bath or facial? Maybe they just need a little run on our treadmill. Perhaps your pet just needs a little extra love? Time for a rubdown!

Whatever your dog’s unique needs, we aim to serve. Book an appointment during boarding or this weekend at dog daycare for your Chicago dog!

  • Pooch Styling

    dog grooming services
    • Bath
    • Brush Out
    • Facial
    • Pawdicure
    • Tooth Brushing
    • Ear Cleaning
    • Gland Expression
  • Relaxation

    Relax at the Spa
    • Rub Down
  • Fitness

    Fitness packages to help your pooch stay in shape
    • Swim
    • Treadmill
    • Personal Play
      (one-on-one time with a staff member & any other family members)
  • Extras

    Play, stay, indulge at Pooch Hotel
    • Cuddle Time
      (includes tummy rub)
    • Late Check-Out
      (after noon)
    • After Hours Check-In/Check-Out
      (7 pm to 7 am)
    • Doggie Door-to-Door Shuttle Service
      (5 mile radius with AM & PM pick-up and drop-off)
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the best dogs come from great dog training

  • puppy training services
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  • dog training services

You know your dog is the best on the block, but sometimes they need a little help with their manners. We understand. That’s one of the reasons we started our Positive Dog Training program. Through the use of science-based training principals, we can help your puppy learn the basics or provide refresher lessons for your adult dog. We offer a variety of classes from group sessions to one-on-one classes. You can even leave your dog with us as part of our ‘Stay & Train’ program (check for availability), where we work with your dog while they are boarding or hanging out with us in daycare. When your course is complete, we then work with you to show you how to keep the lessons fresh when you and your dog head home.

We can help you if you have a puppy or even an adult dog that needs a little refresher course. We have programs designed to work for dogs no matter what life stage they are in. Just give us a call and we’ll help match you to the perfect dog training program for you and your best friend.

For a full list of AnimalSense Group Classes please review their current schedule.

Dog Training Options Include:

  • Group Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Stay & Train
  • Seminars

  • 24/7 Check-in & Check-out

    24/7 access

    Pooch Hotel is one of just a handful of pet hotels nationwide that offers you 24-hour access to your pet. (South Loop Excluded)

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    year-round pampering

    Give your pup plenty of play and exercise when you drop them off for daycare or let them freshen up with a Pawdicure and Brush-out in our spa.

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