Zen Dogs Daycare

The Zen Dogs Chicago Team carefully monitors each play group and knows each dog individually. We strive to make our dog daycare program safe and fun for all of our pack members. Nap time is equally as important as play time, so each dog takes (2-3) 1 hour naps inside each day. All dogs are assigned their own kennel, with a comfy bed for a peaceful rest.

We believe dog daycare should be a consistent part of your dog’s routine, so that your dog can build meaningful bonds with our trainers and other members of the Pack. Steady, regular exercise means your dog will never be over-stimulated or over-tired at the end of the day. Our minimum attendance policy is designed to ensure a positive experience for everyone. We manage our dog daycare program carefully, promoting desired, healthy behavior here and for your home.

Delivery Service Available.

We offer our great puppy bus service free of charge to full time monthly members. Our service areas include: West Loop, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, River North and River West. Please contact us for more information.

Ask about our baths and blowouts!




  • Monthly Membership (Monday - Friday)

    1 Dog: $450 per month

    2 Dogs: $650 per month

    Part Time Membership

    Your dog must attend on a regular schedule with set days. We allow you to switch days with proper notification. We have a 3 day per week minimum in order to attend daycare. We strongly believe dogs thrive with consistency.

    1 Dog

    4 Days per week: $25 per day

    3 Days per week: $30 per day

    2 Dogs

    4 Days per week: $38 per day

    3 Days per week: $45 per day

    Orientation Week

    All new daycare members must attend 1 full week of daycare. We feel it is important to allow new members to fully acclimate to the Zen Dogs Pack and to our staff. After orientation, regular daycare rates apply based on number of days your dog will attend.

    Orientation 1 Week Fee: $150.00

    Weekend Daycare

    Available for daycare members only

    1 Dog: $25 per day

    2 Dogs: $40 per day





Hours: Monday thru Friday 7am - 7pm

Client drop off 7am - 10am

Client pick-up: 3pm - 7pm

Delivery pick-up: 8am - 10 am

Delivery drop off: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

9-10 am and 4-5 pm


All dogs must be evaluated for social suitability prior to any service. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

All dogs must be current on vaccines/titers and spayed/neutered if older than 10 months.


Personalized service and support for you and your dog.

Members have unlimited access to boarding services 365 days a year.

Reduced rate for all boarding and training services.

Bath Services

Bath, brush & blow dry

$25.00+ (depends on size and coat)


$10 for little angels

$15-20 for little devils

Join the Zen Dogs Pack and Experience the Difference! Please contact us today to schedule a tour!


Zen Dogs saved my foster dog's life. He came from the streets of Chicago and had few social skills.He was reactive on a leash and very difficult to walk. He had been kicked out of a couple of foster homes and had no place to go. Cynthia was my only hope.She and her staff did an amazing job rehabbing his behavior. He was eventually adopted!
Lauren Rhone

FCACC Foster

Cynthia and Zen Dogs have been fostering malamutes for us for over a year now, and we cannot say enough good things about them! The facility is fabulous, the employees are smart and dog savvy, and Cynthia is top notch. I would highly recommend Zen Dogs for boarding, training, or just a fun doggie daycare experience for dogs of any breed.
Vicky Meluso
Executive Director


I've known Cynthia Russell for years. Zen Dogs is a reflection of her long track record of
knowledge and skills in training and caring for all the dogs who call Zen their home
away from home. It's easy to honestly recommend their services, simply because of the
expert care and the incredibly "zen" environment found there.

Bruce Silverman, VMD, Owner, Village West Veterinary