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Boarding and Play & Stay

At Best Friends, being board is fun.

Exceptional care for your pet. Peace of mind for you.

Introducing Play & Stay. Where your pets enjoy luxe accommodations including suites*, complete with cozy lambswool bedding, daily housekeeping, customized activities including plenty of playtime and always crate-free boarding. Dogs can join the pack for a full on party, or enjoy individualized attention.

For pets that demand a bit more attention (we know the type), upgrade to Play & Stay PLUS*, which includes a suite, special treats and even a bedtime story.

Whether dog or cat, your pet will enjoy the perfect balance of TLC and exercise. (Not together of course, as we keep pups and kitties separate.) And if he or she feels like hanging up the “do not disturb” sign, well, that’s ok too. That’s why we offer “boarding only” options too, as some pets would really rather lounge. Every pet is different, and we respect those differences.

Mom and dad can choose to book additional playtime, bring their own food or we’ll supply our own premium kibble.
Plus, the first night is free!

And no worrying while you’re gone. At Best Friends, we’ll email you photos of your pet having plenty of fun. Plus when you return, we’ll be standing by with a report card, letting you know how well your pet did while you were away.

Focus on Safety
We take note of your pet’s special needs and we monitor each guest closely throughout the day. We require proof of vaccinations for all of our dog and cat guests. Dogs must also have a negative fecal. Dogs must be current on Rabies, DHPPv/DA2PPv (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus) and Bordetella. Cats must be current on Rabies and FVRCP (Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia).

Any medical needs or medications must be disclosed to our staff in advance so that we can provide the best care for your pet.

Please note that while we welcome all breeds for Individual Play & Stay, certain breeds may not participate in Play & Stay Groups nor will any known aggressive dogs.

So go and relax. And rest assured your pet is having a ball – and playing with one too.

For Dogs:  Dogs boarding at Best Friends enjoy a private two room suite complete with cozy bedding and daily housekeeping.

For Cats: Cat boarding at Best Friends is purr-fect for even the pickiest cats. Kitty City is in a separate environment from our doggy guests so that each cat can snuggle up with soft bedding in their own Kitty Condo, ensuring a good night’s sleep.

*Not available at all locations.

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“We have had nothing but positive experiences boarding our pup here. She loves her visits!” Hinterman, Chicago
Other Services

Day Camp »Your dog will enjoy safe, supervised social play with certified Doggy Day Camp counselors. You’ll wish you could come, too.

Training »Want your dog to understand basic commands or break a bad habit? Best Friends gentle, positive approach will train your pet to be his or her best.

Grooming »From a quick shampoo to a full day of pampering, our groomers will make your pet “paw”sitively gorgeous.