pups just wanna

Play!

pups just wanna

Play!

SAFETY

We pride ourselves on not compromising security even as a cage free facility. Our facility is equipped with keypad locked doors, multiple barriers to exits, gates, and a network of security cameras to ensure the safety of your pet from the moment they step inside.

Play spaces

Our facility includes a large playroom highly adaptable to the needs of dogs in our care featuring top of the line canine play equipment and mobile barriers with plenty of room to burn energy, socialize, and rest whenever the zoomies get the best of your pup.

All day fun

An open-air active play space gives your dog an area to stay as active as their heart desires. And when they need a rest, we have cots and quiet rooms away from all of the action.

K9 Cams

Our internal network of security cameras covers every single corner of the space. We also provide a livestream of specific areas and your pet’s playgroup activities throughout the day!

PUPPY SOCIALIZATION

Build your pups confidence and help them become a social butterfly!

Saturdays & Sundays
10a - 12p

EVENTS

Click below to see our calendar (coming soon) for upcoming vendor showcases, meetups, and play group events! Or book the space yourself with one of our Event Packages!

PUPPY SOCIALIZATION

Build your pups confidence and help them become a social butterfly!

Saturdays & Sundays
10a - 12p

EVENTS

Click below to see our calendar (coming soon) for upcoming vendor showcases, meetups, and play group events! Or book the space yourself with one of our Event Packages!
Marcus Stemple
Marcus Stemple
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We absolutely LOVE Barks N' Rec! The owners are always so welcoming and have been super helpful when we've had specific questions about products. They have helped us many times find the best product for our dog. They have a great selection of toys, treats, food, accessories - really anything you could want for your dog! They carry the best brands and have competitive prices. Highly recommend taking your dog here - they might even get a special treat!
Kimberly Pepoon
Kimberly Pepoon
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Barks N Rec is the absolute best!! My dog pulls me back here on walks all the time. The local owners are super friendly. The selection is huge with really cute toys, seasonal dog items, bow ties, treats, food, dog clothes- everything you need! The shop is super clean and a big space to browse in. Highly recommend supporting this local dog shop.
Ben Mueller
Ben Mueller
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Best pet store in Chicago! I visited the store to prepare for my adopted dog, and the owners were incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I called them ahead of time to ask about a few items, and they pulled them aside for me without me even asking! The quality of their products is top notch, and I could have honestly spent all day in there looking at the great selection. This is hands down my favorite pet store and they'll got my repeat business!
Karley Sprong
Karley Sprong
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Barks N’ Rec is the best pet store in the Chicago area! Not only do they have a wide variety of great products, but Josh & Dave are so incredibly nice and helpful. I have gone into the store many times looking for suggestions on foods and chews, specifically raw feeding and they have been a wealth of knowledge. I love the different brands and options they have, including many local small businesses. My dog also loves going to the store! We love Barks N’ Rec!
Sarah Monson
Sarah Monson
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Absolutely love this place. I have a dog who isn’t great around other dogs, but I really wanted to let him pick out some of his own toys and they were so accommodating and let us come in right after closing. They’re knowledgeable, friendly and absolutely the best! I won’t shop anywhere else.
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