While there are only two seasons for Chicagoans — winter and construction — the city’s dogs experience all four, complete with salt, muddy paws, summer heat, and seasonal shedding. When it’s time for your furry friend to hit the bathtub, here are five places where you can schedule a pickup, do it yourself, or make an appointment at the resort.
Address: 2337 West Lake St.
In search of a place to pamper your pup on the Near West Side? Then the team at Pup Stars Pet Care has you covered. It’s a one-stop shop for pet care near the United Center that offers grooming, walking, daycare and boarding services as well as transportation (within its established pickup zone) and an on-site dog park.
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Jasmine Jones, also known as Jas the Pet Stylist, started her grooming career fashioning doggie ’dos at large pet stores and honed her skills at Bark Bark Club in Andersonville, Paradise for Paws and DSPA Grooming in Roscoe Village. She now runs her own business with more than 300 clients, including a few style-conscious celebrity pet parents. All appointments require a $15 deposit.
Address: 350 N. Laflin St.
Here’s the place where dogs rule the roost. Not only does this spa offer traditional grooming packages and breed-specific ’dos, the resort also hosts daycare, boarding, and summer Saturday Socials in an outdoor heated pool.
Soggy Paws Mobile Spa
When you schedule your canine’s coif at Soggy Paws Mobile Spa, the South Loop groomer heads to you. Prices for a full groom or just a wash vary according to your dog’s size, and there’s a wide range of add-on services available.
Address: 4501 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes can get their groom on at this popular Ravenswood spot. From quick self-service washes to a full pampering session, you’ll find the staff welcoming and the center’s bathing areas safe and clean. Urban Pooch also offers pickup and drop-off services, as well as organized playdates, daycare and boarding.