Dog Boarding Options in the West and Southwest Suburbs

Furry Friends

The holidays are just around the corner. For some of us, our furry friends are piling into our cars and making trips together with our families. For others, we must find a nice place for our pups to stay. Luckily, there are plenty of options! Plus, most dog boarding locations also offer spa or grooming services in case your furry friend needs a freshening up. This article is sponsored by Robert Hutchison, your Realtor for the Western Suburbs and also the owner of an adorable dog.

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Dog Boarding Options in the Suburbs

4 Legs and a Leash

7213 Capitol Drive
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 915-6912

4 Legs and a Leash offers traditional boarding as well as walking service and in-home pet sitting. A discount is offered for multiple dogs of the same household.

Camp Bow Wow

641 S IL-83
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 601-2267
Elmhurst Boarding Information

6046 Roosevelt Road
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 848-2267
Oak Park Boarding Information

Camp Bow Wow offers all-day play, flexible check in/check out times, and medicine administration.

Cedar Lane Kennels, Inc.

6901 Dunham Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 969-1198

Cedar Lane Kennels is equipped with spacious indoor/covered runs, bedding, and solid indoor walls. Call for multiple dog discounts.

Chicago Canine Club

16W129 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 654-0004

Chicago Canine Club boards dogs in individual open-air suites and owners can bring beds, blankets, and toys. Dogs are fed in their individual suite. Chicago Canine Club also offers oatmeal baths, nail trimming, and teeth cleaning.

Club K9 at the Ranch

9436 West Steger Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-3647

Club K9 at the Ranch offers an option between boarding in private suites or kennels. Suites include daycare and tuck-in service, and multiple dog discounts are available for both options, though dogs over 30 pounds must be boarded in separate kennels.


1416 West 55th Street
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 581-8753
La Grange Boarding Information

909 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 795-0099
Downers Grove Boarding Information

17W711 E Roosevelt Rd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 835-0108
Oakbrook Terrace Boarding Information

Dogtopia has three locations across the western suburbs and permits owners to bring beds and non-squeaky toys to comfort furry friends while they are away from home. They encourage owners to bring food and treats from home, and do not charge extra to administer any necessary medications. Dogs play during the day and sleep at night in home-style crates. La Grange, Downers Grove, and Oakbrook Terrace locations all also offer grooming services at their “spa”.

K-9 Couture Boarding

14444 West 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 789-5374

K-9 started as a dog spa, and now offers boarding options as well as doggy daycare.

Oakbrook Kennel Club

3110 Meyers Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 701-7677

Oakbrook Kennel Club offers overnight boarding as well as Urgent Drop Off (subject to availability) for emergency stays. Dogs are boarded in private suites with bedding and metal food and water dishes. They also offer bathing services, nail clipping, and ear cleaning.

Paws in Paradise

5108 Thatcher Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 719-1840

Paws in Paradise offers private suites, fresh bowls at every meal, clean bedding, and multiple dog discounts. They recommend bringing your own food (in-house food is available for a daily charge), and also provide options to purchase extra treats for your dog.

Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort

10051 Kitty Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

Pawsitively Heaven offers three different sizes of boarding suites, with each suite containing a raised bed and TV. Dogs from the same home may share a suite, and dogs are treated to five walks per day. No extra charge to administer medication.

Smart Dogs Dog Training and Lodging

1206 Woodcrest Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 701-9730

Smart Dogs Dog Training and Lodging offers luxury dog boarding in a bed and breakfast style. Amenities include extensive outdoor play areas with pools and an agility course, an indoor training space, and village dog suites with private TVs, private courtyards, luxury spa bath and blow dry, deluxe beds, and holiday-themed parties.

Sweet Paws Retreat

8275 IL-71
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-PAWS

Sweet Paws is situated on 10 acres of land as well as an indoor play facility. They offer free baths for stays over one week, have different sized suites for your needs, and offer separate cat condos.

The Crate Escape

500 Industrial Drive, Suite 559
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 579-1220

23901 West Industrial Drive North
Plainfield, IL 60585
(815) 254-3795

The Crate Escape offers daycare and boarding, and boarded dogs play in the daycare space during the day. Dogs stay in suites that are at least 3’x5′ and enjoy music specially selected for canines.

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