For Dog’s Sake
1757 N. Kimball
Dog owners from all over Chicago journey to this spacious facility in Humboldt Park to get the low-down from store owner Marcia Andrade on canine health and nutrition. Her commitment to the highest quality products means that all-natural Abady dog food, Simply Fido’s organic cotton toys, and Plato Smart Dog organic treats are all in stock. fordogsake.com
Barker and Meowsky
1003 W. Armitage
From Cubs jerseys to reflective raincoats to spring bonnets, this Lincoln Park “Paw Firm” has something for every dog, no matter what his or her aesthetic. With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, this
boutique begs for browsing, so stay a while to pick out the hottest in high-end apparel, doggie beds, carriers, toys, and leashes. All quadrupeds get a yummy treat. barkerandmeowsky.com
3657 N.Southport Ave.
Indulge that doggone addiction of yours with some “retail-tainment” at this Lincoln Park boutique. Cool and unique products include custom dog beds, carriers, bike wagons, gourmet bakery treats, self-wash tubs, and all-natural food. 3657 N. Southport Ave
Ruff Haus Pets
4652 N. Rockwell
When Fido’s hankering for a little ruff haus-ing, head over to this Lincoln Square pet store to pick up recycled toy from Cycle Dog, a plush moose from Hugglehounds, or for the brainy set try a dog puzzle. A variety of premium natural and raw foods and a great selection of pet accessories make it a onestop shop. Clean up Fluffy for the return trip home at the Self-wash for $15. www.facebook.com/ruffhauspets
Tails in the City
One E. Delaware Place
“Your dog deserves luxury” is the slogan of this trendsetting canine boutique located in the upscale Gold Coast neighbourhood. Furry clientele can find chic doggie apparel, stylish dog collars and accessories here as well as designer pet carriers, unique toys, cozy beds, and signature gourmet dog treats. Favorite brands include Petote, Poochee, Animals Matter, Haute Diggity Dog, Stella & Chewy's & many more! www.tailsinthecity.com
Annette’s Homemade Italian Ice
2009 N. Bissell Street
Interrupt your evening stroll to enjoy the wide variety of flavours and generous portions served at this popular Lincoln Park ice and sundae stand. Dogs will enjoy the soy-based doggie treats on offer.
2100 W. Irving Park
Touted as a place for everyone to enjoy, this bar is one of Chicago’s oldest. Cheap drinks, tasty dishes, and a down-to-earth vibe make it a favourite with North Park locals. Leashed dogs are allowed in the sidewalk café, which is open until late October.
3324 N. California Ave.
The Hotel Monaco Chicago
225 N. Wabash
This four-star Kimpton hotel offers the style and comfort needed after a long day of sightseeing in the nearby Magnificent Mile area, theatre district, and Loop business district. Dogs of all sizes stay free and are treated to the PAWS Pet Package, which includes a doggie bed, bowl, and a welcome treat at check-in. Concierge staff can arrange pet walking and sitting services along with daycare, grooming, and spa services. monaco-chicago.com
71 E. Wacker Drive
This urban boutique hotel is located on the Chicago River at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, part of the Magnificent Mile. Originally designed as condominiums in 1958, all of the 454 guestrooms in the 40-story tower are unusually spacious and feature a stylish seating area. Dogs under 20 pounds are welcome for a fee of $100 per visit. hotel71.com
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace Hotel
3434 N. Broadway
600 East Grand Ave.
Leashed dogs can tour most of the outdoor areas of this lakefront landmark. The pier’s 50 acres include parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries, and attractions. navypier.com
Under the south side of the Michigan Ave. Bridge
This 336-foot tunnel introduces pedestrians to Chicago’s history through narrative and decorative panels. It also connects the Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail, two of Chicago’s best dog-friendly paths. cityofchicago.org
2228 N. Clybourn Ave.
Between Ardmore and North Ave.