Boarding a Dog in the Naperville/Bolingbrook/Plainfield Area

Updated on April 11, 2008
M.S. asks from Bolingbrook, IL
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Hi everyone! I am looking for a clean & safe place to board my schnauzer this summer during a couple of short vacations. Does anyone have any suggestions?



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answers from Chicago on

Hi M.,
I know Downers Grove is a little far, but there is a great place that we take our dog called the Dog Spot.
We take our dog there for "day care" and we did board him there many many times over the past 3 years.
We love it and so does my dog.
The nice thing about his place, and trust me we looked at many, is that it is cage free unless it is night time or when the dogs eat. They don't charge for the "extras" such as more treats or medication. They let you bring anything you want from home, most places won't let you bring a pillow but not a problem here.
They have a good size outside area with a pool, weather depending, and lots of grass, all fenced in. The inside is a converted warehouse, very large with a lot of room to roam. They also tend to keep the smaller dogs sepsrated from the large ones an not to get trampled.
All dogs get "interviewed" to make sure that there are no aggression, or other issues.
The first time I left him there I called almost every day to make sure he was ok.
They also have a webcam so you can check and see how your dog is doing.
If you happen to choose this place, tell them that Mary D. (cody's M.) sent you.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Good Luck!

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answers from Chicago on

We just used Caton Crossing Animal Hospital on RTE 59 in Plainfield for our 5 year old Chow for a period of 10 days while on vacation a couple of weeks ago. We've used them a couple of times with good results. In the past we used Plainfield Animal Hospital (2x) and our normally very well behaved dog elimated in the house after both of those visits. Not so with Caton Crossing. He comes home happy and they give a bath the day before pick up. Plus he seems to get a lot of attention while he's there. Staff is very friendly and loving with him. Their ph: ###-###-####.

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I have a pet sitting business in Plainfield and we do a lot of vacation care. I come to your house 2-5x a day, you decide how many visits you want, and let your dog out, give food and water, play with him, take him for walks, turn lights on and off, open and close blinds and bring in the mail and paper. It gives your house a lived in look and lets your dog stay in the comfort of home. Depending on where you board, hiring a pet sitter can be less expensive. I do three 15 minute visits for $30 a day. You can check out my website at or call me at ###-###-####.



answers from Chicago on

Hi M.,

I don't know if you are interested in this option or not, I use a petsitter. She comes to the house 2 or 3 times a day and feeds them, plays with them, brings in your mail, turns lights on and off....I had really good luck with her. She works full-time at a vet hospital in Bolingbrook. She is older and mature. Her name is Pam Lee and her number is ###-###-####. I believe she has a real love for animals. Maybe something you want to give a try?

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