home away from home.

The perfect place to catch some Zzzzz's.

Play! at Barks N' Rec overnight boarding provides an engaging and entertaining getaway for your dog in a safe, clean, and controlled environment. Boarding at Play! allows your pup to enjoy a full day of fun and adventure at daycare with furry friends. At night, we provide options for them to sleep on one of our comfortable Two Tails premium cots, West Paw beds, or futons in a playroom with the rest of their pals. Or, for some serious R&R, your dog can enjoy one of our private suites.

Keep an eye on them wherever you are!

Play! at Barks N' Rec ensures your peace of mind with 24/7 supervision for your pup while you're away. Our professional attendants are on-site day and night, making sure each dog in our care enjoys a healthy and safe experience. Daily digital report cards keep you up-to-date on how your furry pal is doing, and you can be a part of your dog's daycare fun using our live HD webcams using your pet parent login.

Professional care you can count on.

Whether your dog requires a special diet or medication, our team is here to help. Trained attendants facilitate socialization and play for your dog, while providing the kind of structure they need when away from home. Just like when they're with us for daycare, we keep a close eye on their needs. We have water at the ready, the kibble that they're used to, provided by the pet parent, and plenty of ways to make their stay the best it can be with plenty of toys, a canine playground, and rooms to take a rest if they need some time to unwind Play!

The perfect place to catch some Zzzzz's.

Play! at Barks N' Rec overnight boarding provides an engaging and entertaining getaway for your dog in a safe, clean, and controlled environment. Boarding at Play! allows your pup to enjoy a full day of fun and adventure at daycare with furry friends. At night, we provide options for them to sleep on one of our comfortable Two Tails premium cots, West Paw beds, or futons in a playroom with the rest of their pals. Or, for some serious R&R, your dog can enjoy one of our private suites.

Keep an eye on them wherever you are!

Play! at Barks N' Rec ensures your peace of mind with 24/7 supervision for your pup while you're away. Our professional attendants are on-site day and night, making sure each dog in our care enjoys a healthy and safe experience. Daily digital report cards keep you up-to-date on how your furry pal is doing, and you can be a part of your dog's daycare fun using our live HD webcams using your pet parent login.

Professional care you can count on.

Whether your dog requires a special diet or medication, our team is here to help. Trained attendants facilitate socialization and play for your dog, while providing the kind of structure they need when away from home. Just like when they're with us for daycare, we keep a close eye on their needs. We have water at the ready, the kibble that they're used to, provided by the pet parent, and plenty of ways to make their stay the best it can be with plenty of toys, a canine playground, and rooms to take a rest if they need some time to unwind Play!

The process for making a reservation...

Prior to your dogs boarding reservation they must complete a Daycare Trial Day reservation for their initial assessment. Once the trial day is complete you may then request the dates for a boarding reservation. If you and your dog are new to Play! at Barks N’ Rec, we recommend a few days of daycare in advance of a boarding stay. This gives your dog a chance to become comfortable and familiar with the environment and lets us get to know your pup.

What to know before you board at Play!...

We provide beds, blankets, and toys for your dog’s stay with us. All you need to bring is your pup, food from home, and any medications we need to administer. Please provide food in a clearly labeled container, with enough portions for their entire stay and medication should be brought in their original containers or packaging; do not mix them into your pet’s food.

What to expect following your dogs boarding stay...

While boarding at Play!, our canine guests enjoy hours of fun and play time with their friends. Access to fresh water is provided at all times and our professional attendants ensure dogs get regular cooldowns and rest periods. However, many of our puppy guests play more in a few days with us than they may in a week or two at home! You may notice that your dog is thirsty and tired when they come home. This is normal, just encourage them to slowly hydrate to prevent vomiting.

Book boarding reservations with our easy-to-use digital booking application, Gingr. Boarding reservations are for a 24-hour time period. If the last day of your pups stay goes beyond 24-hours, an applicable half or full day of daycare charge will be added upon checkout.

Upon making your reservation, you can select add-ons such as enrichment activities to keep your pup stimulated, a bath on the last day to go home fresh n' clean, and/or a nail trim!

*Notice* We offer open boarding as an option when selecting your pups reservation type. We will assess your dogs ability to partake in open boarding and make adjustments as necessary to ensure all dogs are provided appropriate care in the best atmosphere possible. This may mean your pup will be moved to a suite for the remainder of their stay. There is no cost difference between open boarding vs. a suite.

1809 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(Retail & Services)

3030 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(Retail)