Dog Daycare2019-11-27T07:15:51-06:00

Dog Daycare

Dog Day Care at Urban Pooch Training and FitnessYour dog will love running and playing in our brand new 10,000 sq. foot facility and fun outdoor space! We offer daycare Monday – Friday from 6:30am – 7:00pm. and are currently accepting new clients. To attend, your dog must first attend a 2-hour Socialization here at our facility at 5400 N. Damen Ave. Thought you must schedule an appointment for Socialization, once your dog is socialized you can drop them off for daycare without an appointment.


Each dog must complete a 2-hour Socialization at our 5400 N. Damen facility. At the beginning of the Socialization, you and your dog will meet with a Daycare Counselor who will show you our facility and explain our procedures. After a brief interview with you and your dog, our Daycare Counselor will take your dog into the daycare room and observe how they interact with the rest of the pack.

You can stay and watch your dog on our daycare cameras or leave and return at the end of the 2-hour appointment. At the end, our Daycare Counselor will give you a report card explaining how your dog behaved in the daycare room. If your dog fits well in the pack they are welcome to come back anytime during daycare hours. Most dogs pass Socialization with flying colors and make many new human and dog-friends in the process!

Appointments for Socializations are available Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Please schedule a Socialization appointment by calling 773.961.8880 or emailing us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com.


  1. Dog must be at least 4-months old and in good health.
  2. Spayed or Neutered by 6-months of age
  3. Have a City of Chicago Dog License (Municipal Code 7-12-140)
  4. Have a nylon collar with ID securely attached.
  5. If your dog was adopted, they need to have been in your home for 2-weeks before attending day care.
  6. Click here to view our vaccination requirements. 


Our dog day care costs $5.00/hour and has a 2-hour minimum. You can receive a 20% discount on the 2nd dog in the same family!


25 hours – $115 (save $10)
50 hours – $215 (save $35)
100 hours – $395 (save $105)
150 hours – $530 (save $220)
200 hours – $660 (save $340)

Clarification on the Calculation of Daycare Hours at Urban Pooch Facilities
Urban Pooch offers daycare for pooches calculated to the hour so you don’t have to worry about half-day or whole-day pricing. However, we don’t offer any halved-hours. So at the 15 minute mark past a given hour the amount of time is rounded-up to the next hour.
For example, let’s say you drop off your pooch for daycare at 3:12pm and pick-up them up at 6:27pm. The dog’s total time in daycare was 3 hours and 15 minutes. However, 4 hours will be billed or taken out of your daycare package at the end of their stay. This is due to the fact that we do not offer halved-hours. However, if you drop off your pooch at 3:12pm and pick them up at 6:26pm, only 3 hours will be billed or taken out of your package. The total time in daycare was 3 hours and 14 minutes so in this instance your pooch did not go over the 15 minute grace period and thus the total hours was not rounded upward, rather you received 14 Free minutes of boarding time. 

If you have any questions, please call  773.961.8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com.

Add-On & Bonus Training

We have 30 minute 1-on-1 training sessions for only $30 including:

  • Refresh on manners
  • Learning new skills: obedience, clicker, tricks
  • Fun run with agility

We also offer Treadmill Time where your dog can run on our treadmill for only $1/minute with a 15-minute minimum. Please make an appointment in advance with the Front Desk by calling 773.961.8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com.

Please Note:

Socializing at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center on Damen Avenue does not admit your dog to overnight boarding at Urban Pooch Canine Life Center on Ravenswood.

In order to board your dog at our Ravenswood facility, please call 773.942.6445 or email them at info@urbanpooch.com to schedule a Socialization at that facility. Currently, Urban Pooch Canine Life Center is not accepting new day care clients, only boarding clients. Thank you!