Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chicago’s Top Spots for Pampered Pets

Nowadays pets are considered to be one of the family and everyone wants what is best for their little fur babies. From top quality pet boarding to a full on pamper day, our little furry friends have never had it so good. With nails needing to be trimmed, coats needing to be groomed and ears needing to be cleaned, it’s a full time job pampering your pooch. For those of you who live in the city, here is AreaVibes top pick of Chicago’s best professional pet groomers.

The Upscale Tail Pet Grooming Salon

1419 Plainfield-Naperville Road (630) 632-8245

The professional pet grooming team at this up market salon have won a string of awards that reflect their dedication and hard work. From basic hand grooming to hand stripping, scissoring and general coat maintenance through to conformation show grooming you can be sure your dog is in experienced hands. They offer professional consultations and maintenance schedules as well as free lessons on how to take care of your pets at home. Owners Kendra and Jennie have over 25 years combined experience to make your fur baby stay happy, healthy and look a million dollars.

Pet Care Plus

1328 W. Lake Street (312) 397-9077

Pet Care Plus prides itself on treating every dog as an individual and really takes the time to get to know each dog. The salon offers day care, boarding, training, walking and grooming services in state of the art facilities. With glass door dog boarding suites, a fully quipped grooming salon the only outdoor in-ground swimming pool and the largest outdoor play space in the city, it is no wonder this salon has won a string of awards.

Tucker Pups

219 Carpenter Street (312) 829-8787

Tucker Pups offers a 10,000 square foot facility in the West Loop, adjacent to downtown. Conveniently located to some of Area Vibes best neighborhoods it offers a convenient and easily accessed location. Services include dog day care, overnight boarding, training and grooming. The staff at Tucker Pups are professional, knowledgeable, experienced and truly passionate about the health and well being of all the dogs. The facility has large indoor and outside areas with artificial grass, pools and play equipment. Dogs are not caged here unless specifically requested and are divided up depending on their temperament.


Lakeview 1033 W. Belmont Avenue (773) 244-1600

Brad Kriser has 22 dog grooming salons across the U.S. with 2 locations in Chicago. Kriser’s salon uses all natural products and a gentle approach. Services include teeth brushing, special breed cuts, de-shedding treatments, grooming and more for any breed of dog or cat. The salon also stocks a wide range of natural food brands to keep your pet in tip top condition and the staff are happy to offer advice on caring for your pet at home.

Did we miss your favorite dog grooming salon? If so, drop us a line and tell us where you take your pooches to be pampered and why it’s a great salon.

David Wilson is a travel writer finding the best places to live and visit in the U.S.

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