Chicago >Pet Breeders > Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel
4130 N Rockwell Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061841.956868 -87.693321
Neighborhoods: North Center, North Side
This place is the best! – I have been bringing my little guy to Stay for about 6 months and he loves it there. Everytime we walk in they treat him like royalty. They call out his name like they've missed him and really dote on him. My little one starts his tail a' waggin. I have boarded him twice at Stay and will continue to do this. When I call to check on him they give me detailed information about him not just "he's doing fine" but tell me who he's playing with and how much he's eaten and really anything I ask they give me a detailed response. When I go to pick him up from Stay it's like he doesn't want to leave. The Staff will pet him and say such nice things about him. No wonder he doesn't want to leave! It's his second home and I would reccomend Stay to anyone looking for a great day care and/or boarding facility.
Great Place to board your pets, although pricey. – I had my two dogs stay in the master suite with the webcabs and I was very happy with the service. They are not really used to being alone but I was happy to see that the staff worked around their social anxiety. My toy yorkie also needs to be hand feed (he's a bit of a diva) and they complied, without charging me an additional fee like some of the other places. I watched my pups with the webcab and I saw that the staff cleans and sanatizes the room each and every day. I also paid extra for the nature walk which I'm sure my pets enjoyed. I was very satisfied with the service and the facility and I have tried other popular facilities one in lincoln park, for instance, but this place far surpased my previous experiences.
Awesome Place – Stay IS A REALLY AWESOME PLACE and we really love it. Our dog is very shy and gets easily scared of everything so I first was worried about to board him anywhere. But after reading all the good reviews about Stay and checking out their awesome web site, I decided to give it a try and I defiantly can say it was really worth it. The Staff is super friendly and they really care about the dogs. I called a few times just to hear how my dog is doing and they always called one of the staff members who are with your dog and they give you a very comprehensive update. The facility itself is very clean and spacious and in very good shape. They offer so many awesome things like nature walks and swimming lessons. When I picked up my dog the next day, he was in a awesome mood and in really good shape. He slept for the rest of the day ;-)
I defiantly recommend Stay to everyone.
Good Boarding, Bad Grooming – I have boarded my dog a couple times at Stay. and I do recommend it. They took me on tour beforehand and always answered my questions in a friendly way whenever I would call. The customer service has always been good. My only problem was that I paid for my dog to get groomed and it was $10 more than I had ever paid at any dog groomers, and the quality was just absolutely unacceptable for the price. As a boarding facility on a whole, I absolutely recommend them,
Best Boarding Facility In The City – I toured and checked reviews on 4 boarding facilities in the city before deciding on Stay. I was very nervous about having to board my senior Aussie just two months after adopting her. I chose Stay over the other facilities for several reasons. First, the place is immaculate and the staff is well-trained, courteous and professional. Second, there are three different kennel options and all kennels and suites are spotless. I chose a glass-fronted deluxe kennel for Madison that gave her an unobstructed view of the Chicago River and back exercise area. Third, though doggy daycare is included as part of the boarding package, the boarders still receive individual walks outside in the fenced area by the river. Fourth, the doggy daycare itself. The staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable and they worked with Madison to find the best group for her to interact with during her stay. Fifth, the webcam access to the play areas. Being able to see your family member having fun relieves so much anxiety when you have to leave them. Sixth, the grooming facilities and grooming staff. I had Madison groomed and timed it so that she'd be ready to go when I picked her up on my way back from the airport. The groomer did a great job with my precious old girl.
I'd recommend Stay hands down as the best boarding facility in the city. I'd also recommend their grooming services with no hesitation. And though I was initially apprehensive about the daycare itself because the floors aren't padded and I was concerned about the stress on my 10 year old dog's joints, the staff was very accommodating in monitoring my dog during her stay to make sure she had rest periods if needed. And the play areas were spotless.
I won't hesitate to bring Madison back for boarding and grooming. Stay is, in my opinion, the best facility of its kind in the city and I strongly recommend their services.
Forget "The Dog Whisperer" Brandi Barker IS the best trainer!!! – Our little girl Bella, a siberian husky, has attended both od Brandi's puppy classes. Bella is not only in love with Brandi but she obeys virtually every command she gives her. The classes are actually fun and stimulating for both you and your puppy. We met a lot of great people at our classes, it's a great way to socialize your dog and even yourself :)
The classes were so amazing that we had Bella stay at "Stay" for about five days while my fiance and I were out of town. This was the fist time I had left my little girl since we brought her home at six weeks old. I was the typical control freak mother who had a hard time walking out the door without tearing up. When we returned from our trip, Bella looked wonderful!! She did not want to leave!! While she was boarded we added on a swimming class to see if this would prepare her to swim, because until the lesson she was a bit scared of the water. We took her to the beach the following weekend and who eagerly jumped in the water and started to swim? Yes, our little girl had not only learned to swim, but it is now her favorite activity!
We love Stay, and we love Brandi and reccomend both to the people we meet at the dog park and our closest friends. We should get paid for this!! :)
Sold on Stay – I am absolutely impressed with Stay. The facilities are the cleanest I've encountered, the aesthetic is sleek and modern, the staff is friendly and accomodating. The kennels are spacious, including the "suites" which are bigger than the bedrooms of some apartments I've owned. My dog LOVES the daycare there- she gets to run and play all day in a room with trained dog handlers and dogs just her size. There are facilities on site there for grooming, training classes, nature walks, and even a swimming pool where your dog can go for a swim with the handlers!
I've already recommended Stay to all of my dog owning friends.
All around.. this place is the best!! – I am what you could call a very nervous "first time Mom".. We checked out a few places before bringing our dog Miller to Stay, and I just could never say enough about Stay and the people that work there. Everyone is so polite, and don't seem to ever mind the calls when we check in on him. We love watching him on the web-cam.. he looks like he is having a blast!! Being a nurse, one of the nicest things about Stay is that I never worry about Miller's health while he is there. It is so clean, and they call me everytime he is hurt-- from the most minor scratch, to the time he needed stitches. They took such great care of him. Miller gets so excited everytime he gets to "go play with his friends"-- and anyone who has a Weim knows that a tired Weim is a happy Weim (and happy parents). He comes home happily exhausted. You really have to check this place out so you can see for yourself. I would recommend Stay to anyone who is picky about their pet receiving the best care possible.
beautiful, clean new facility – Amazing!!!!! The cleanest place I have seen. I visited 10 facilities and this one is by far the best run. I want to move in. My dog visits for daycare 3 days a week and is so tired. I love it!
Huge, clean, friendly, professional – I'd love to stay at Stay! I brought my lab Biscuit to Stay for the past 10 days while we were on spring break and I couldn't be happier with the place! I was on the beach in Mexico watching my dog play all afternoon on their Webcams! Where else can our dog get 6 hours of play-time in a climate-controlled room thats bigger than our house?
The staff was great too. We called everyday to check-in on our little guy and the front desk people were polite and friendly. Do many other kennels make their staff get pet CPR certified or is it just here? I like knowing that there are at least 2 security guards and 3 guards dogs on the premises 24/7 too - just in case. When we picked-up our pooch, my wife and I were so pleased that we reserved a room for Fathers Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. The only thing better than watching Biscuit play all day long is finally being able to take a STRESS-FREE vacation!
Thanks to Michael & everyone who took such great care of our little lab... see you soon.
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