Category Archives: Blog

What To Know Before Boarding Your Dog

March 6, 2020

Boarding your fur-baby can be a stressful and scary time, especially if you’re a new pet parent. Often times, it is easier and more cost effective to leave them with a friend or family member, but that isn’t always an option. What are some things you should know before choosing the right pet hotel for…  Read more »

F What?! A Guide to Doodle Generations

September 19, 2019

If you’re interested in buying a doodle your head may be swimming by all the generation lingo such as F1, F2, F1b, etc. But don’t fret! We’re here to tell you what the F it’s all about. Let’s start with what a doodle is. Whether you’re searching for a labradoodle, a bernedoodle, or any other type…  Read more »

Fourth of July Safety

June 12, 2019

Did you know that the Fourth of July is the most common day for pets to get lost? Chicago’s Fourth can get crazy, so keep your pup safe by following these five tips! 1. Keep Them Home  at 20,000Hz while dogs’ hearing maxes out at 50,000Hz! When dogs are afraid of fireworks they are more likely…  Read more »

What is my Dog Thinking?

August 2, 2014

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? What does that look mean? Why are they standing that way? At Pet Care Plus all our staff is trained to read your dogs body language and actions. This translates into one of the safest doggie daycares in Chicago to bring your dog. We are also partnering with…  Read more »

Dog Socialization – A Good Summertime Activity

July 14, 2014

Summertime in Chicago is a great time to get out with your dog. It gets you and your dog some time in the fresh air and out experiencing the city. However, you need to make sure your dog is being socialized to the summertime experience the right way. This is especially true for puppies and…  Read more »

A Bored Dog is the Devil’s Playground!

June 3, 2014

A good way to tell if your dog is bored is that you don’t come back to the same house you left in the morning on the way to work. A bored dog is likely to be a “devil dog” Things like tearing up rugs, chewing up curtains, shoes or (GASP!) your favorite pair of…  Read more »

Top Chicago Small Dog Breeds – A Chicago Dog Daycare Provides View

May 29, 2014

Recently we were asked by a client what breed would be best for a prospective Chicago small dog owner. Really that is a decision based on many different factors so it is hard to say. However, we gathered a crack Pet Care Plus team together and thought on this for a while. When we emerged…  Read more »

Spring Shedding Tips For Your Dog

April 15, 2014

It is that time of year again when the dogs of Chicago being to leave little clumps of their furry love all over your freshly laundered clothes and clean couches. That’s right….it’s shedding season. Your pooch is losing their winter coat in lieu of the more fashionable, and lighter, summer one. Some dogs shed more…  Read more »

St. Pawtrick’s Day Grooming Special

March 10, 2014

This St. Patrick’s Day receive $10 off your pup’s bath! Schedule an appointment today by calling 312-397-9077 or emailing

Packing For Your Pet’s Boarding Week (Or Weekend) Away!

February 27, 2014

If you are a seasoned pet owner who travels often and is used to boarding your dog, you probably already know what to pack for their stay! However, if you are a new pet parent or your pup is a first time boarder, maybe you are not sure what to pack and what to leave…  Read more »