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10 Indoor Dog Parks Near Chicago, IL You Can Visit in 2023

Jessica Kim

By Jessica Kim

black staffordshire bull terrier dog playing at indoor park

While outdoor dog parks are fun places for many dogs to play in, they may not be the best place for some dogs to let off some steam, especially during the winter. Indoor dog parks are a great rainy-day alternative, and they also offer a little more control of the environment as they remove any outdoor environmental safety risks.

You can find a handful of indoor dog parks in and near Chicago. No two indoor dog parks are the same, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s what you need to know before visiting one of these indoor spaces for dogs.

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The 10 Indoor Dog Parks Near Chicago, IL

1.  Bosly’s Backyard

Website: https://www.boslysbackyard.com/
Location: 📍4011 N. Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL
Email: info@boslysbackyard.com
Phone: 773-698-6513
🕐 Weekday Hours: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $38/dog

Bosly’s Backyard has a 2,400-square-foot facility with agility equipment and plenty of free space for your dog to let loose. The facility has some toys, but you can also bring your dog’s favorite toys and treats. All dogs must have updated rabies and DHPP vaccinations. Your dog will also need an updated Bordetella vaccination if you plan to have them participate in social group sessions.

You can book play times that run 30, 45, or 60 minutes each, and you have the choice of solo sessions or social sessions. Solo sessions are a great way for dogs with reactivity or anxiety to play in a safe and private area with their owners. They offer an excellent exercise alternative for individuals that may not have a backyard for their dogs to run around in.

2. Doggy Paddle

Website: https://doggypaddle.com/
Location: 📍1430 W. Willow St, Chicago, IL
Email: swim@doggypaddle.com
Phone: 773-922-9282
🕐 Weekday Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $96/swim session; $240/swim membership (includes 4 sessions)

Doggy Paddle is an aquatics center for dogs. It offers group and private swim sessions for dogs of all ages. You can choose between a calm play session and an active play session. Calm play sessions are for dogs that just enjoy leisurely swimming, while active play sessions are for dogs that love diving and making a splash.

Doggy Paddle also offers doggy daycare services, which include playtime in the facility’s pool and indoor park. You can also schedule pick-up and drop-off services for an additional fee. Keep in mind that Doggy Paddle isn’t considered a public swimming pool, so only dogs and Doggy Paddle staff are allowed in the pool.

3. K9 University


Website: https://k9uchicago.com/
Location: 📍2945 W. Lake St, Chicago, IL
Email: K9u@k9uchicago.com
Phone: 773-553-5959
🕐 Weekday Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $38/day

K9 University’s facility has over 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas. It also has staff that are trained to interact and work with reactive dogs or dogs that can’t be in group sessions. So, it’s a viable option if your dog prefers solo sessions rather than being in a group with other dogs.

While you can’t schedule individual play sessions where you can be with your dog at the facilities, K9 University occasionally opens its facilities for social events that you can attend with your dog. If you have a puppy younger than 6 months old, you can register your puppy for a puppy party session, which allows young dogs to socialize under the supervision of a certified trainer. You can also book spaces with K9 University if you want to throw a dog party.

4. Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel

Website: https://www.staydoghotel.com/daycare/
Location: 📍4130 N. Rockwell St, Chicago, IL
Email: info@staydoghotel.com
Phone: 773-509-0001
🕐 Weekday Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $40/day

Stay is another dog boarding and daycare service that has an amazing indoor facility. Its daycare facility is 12,000 square feet with a 2,000-square-foot fitness area. Spaces are separated by dogs’ size and temperament and Stay also offers a senior dog group option. You can choose to have your dog play in a group or have solo play sessions with a trained caregiver.

Along with indoor play sessions, Stay is located in Chicago’s north side and has access to the banks along the Chicago River. So, it’s an excellent option for dogs that enjoy going on nature walks.

5. Pet Care Plus

Website: https://www.petcp.com/parties/
Location: 📍350 N. Laflin St, Chicago, IL
Email: info@petcp.com
Phone: 312-397-9077
🕐 Weekday Hours: 7:00AM – 6:30PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Saturdays only)
💲Rate: Starts at $53/day

Pet Care Plus offers a full suite of doggy daycare and boarding services, and you can also book parties and events with them. The party packages include access to Pet Care Plus’s indoor and outdoor play areas and swimming pool. The pricing will depend on the scope and details of your event, and you can contact them for a quote.

If you choose to enroll your dog at Pet Care Plus’s doggy daycare, you’ll have access to the facility’s webcams. So, you can keep an eye out on your dog and check in on them whenever you start to miss them throughout the day.

6. Sit Social

Website: https://www.sitsocial.com/dog-events-cafe-chicago-social-club
Location: 📍3221 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
Email: humans@sitsocial.com
Phone: 773-661-9663
🕐 Weekday Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 10:00AM – 12:00PM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $375/month (includes 8 visits)

Sit Social is a dog daycare and boarding service that’s specifically for small dogs. The indoor space is designed to look like a home so that your dog feels more comfortable while you’re away.

While it may not necessarily be an indoor dog park, Sit Social does have a beautiful indoor event space that’s fully accessible to dogs. So, it’s a great option to consider if you’re looking to throw a dog birthday party or another social event. Sit Social also occasionally hosts fun events that you can attend with your dog.

7. Paradise 4 Paws

Website: https://www.paradise4pawschicago.com/services/daycare/
Location: 📍10516 United Parkway Schiller Park, IL
Email: info-ord@paradise4paws.com
Phone: 847-678-1200
🕐 Weekday Hours: Open 24/7
🕐 Weekend Hours: Open 24/7
💲Rate: Starts at $40/day

Paradise 4 Paws is another doggy daycare service that has indoor play facilities. The facilities also have two differently sized pools. One pool is designated for medium and large dogs, and the other pool is for small dogs only.

If you’re looking to access the facilities outside of Paradise 4 Paws’s daycare and boarding services, you can request to rent out space for a dog birthday party. Paradise 4 Paws also occasionally hosts special events or meet-ups that you and your dog can attend together.

8. Wag ‘N Paddle


Website: https://wagnpaddle.com/services/daycare/
Location: 📍1847 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL
Email: frontdesk@wagnpaddle.com
Phone: 331-229-8660
🕐 Weekday Hours: 11:00AM – 1:00PM and 4:00PM – 7:30PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $20/hour

If you live in the suburbs or are willing to venture out from the city, Wag ‘N Paddle is another fun indoor play location for your dog to visit. Wag ‘N Paddle offers supervised group swim and solo swim sessions for both beginner and advanced swimmers of all ages, and the staff is accommodating to reactive dogs. You can also schedule unassisted swim sessions after your dog has had at least one swim session with a swim coach and has met the swimming requirements.

Wag ‘N Paddle also has a 9,000-square-foot climate-controlled indoor park. You can access the park as a non-member, but you’ll experience additional savings and occasional perks if you sign up to be a member.


Website: https://www.fydoland.com/indoor-dog-park
Location: 📍1311 E Main St, St. Charles, IL
Email: info@fydoland.com
Phone: 844-438-3936
🕐 Weekday Hours: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
🕐 Weekend Hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
💲Rate: Starts at $22/visit

Though it’s a little far from the city, FYDOLAND is a pup’s paradise. This indoor dog park is 9,000 square feet and is divided by dog size and play styles. The facility includes a private area for reactive dogs and a pool for dogs that enjoy swimming. You can also book private events and parties.

FYDOLAND has several safety parameters set in place to ensure that every dog has a fun and safe time during their visit. Along with having a trained staff member to supervise the play areas, FYDOLAND includes behavior evaluations in its registration process. All dogs that haven’t visited in over 3 months are required to take a re-evaluation.

10. American Adventure Indoor Dog Park

Website: https://riversideanimalclinic.net/dog-park/
Location: 📍1112 Front St, McHenry, IL
Email: Contact Form
Phone: 815-344-7716
🕐 Hours: 6:30AM – 6:30PM
💲Rate: Starts at $10/day pass

The American Adventure Indoor Dog Park is run by Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center. It’s the only indoor dog park in McHenry County, and it includes a koi pond and play equipment that your dogs can climb on and explore. This park has a fun frontier theme, and you can find plenty of ways to play with your dog during your visit.

Keep in mind that dogs must have basic obedience skills and pass a behavior test before entering the park. So, make sure to contact Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center and get all the entry details before you plan your visit.

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While indoor dog parks aren’t very common in Chicago, you can still find a few gems that provide a safe and engaging indoor space for dogs. Chicago’s cold winters can cause significant challenges to exercising and socializing dogs, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see more indoor dog parks pop up in the future. Continue to stay tuned for updates on the latest hot spots that you and your dog can visit and explore together.

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