Dog day care provides a great outlet for social interaction between dogs, exercise that is sometimes missed at home, and trained providers watching for subtle signs of disease or chronic illness. Overall, you and your dog will experience a much healthier relationship both physically and emotionally with each other. We provide vaccinations at several day care facilities in the city to provide a convenience to our clients and protection to the dogs enrolled in day care.
Things required by the city to enroll your Dog in Day Care:
All animals in day care must be current on vaccinations for Rabies (1 or 3 year vaccination), Distemper (DHPPC or DHLPPC available in a 1 year or DHP 3 year vaccination) and Bordetella (kennel cough) some facilities may require a bordetella vaccination every 6 months.
They must also have a current or applied for City of Chicago Dog License this license must be renewed annually around the anniversary of the vaccinations. (Forms are available at your local veterinarian, the city dog license office or sometimes the day care facilities can provide you a form to send to the city. You can now apply on line for your city license at www.cityofchicago.com there you can see the current cost. If your pet is spayed/neutered and/a senior citizen there are additional savings check with our office or this website for more information.
When applying for the dog license a copy of the Rabies Vaccination Certificate must accompany the application.
If the dog is neutered/spayed, proof of this procedure must accompany the application. The Certificate if signed by the veterinarian is usually enough to satisfy this requirement.
Mail application to: City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, Room 107 - Dog License Division, 121 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60602-1295 or phone: 312 745-DOGS (3647)