Planning a trip out of town can be complicated, but booking your pet’s stay at Bark University is easy! Bark University prides itself on making your pooch’s stay as stress-free as possible.


Some things you can expect from a standard boarding package at Bark University are:

  • Climate controlled and comfortable kennel area that resembles the one at home
  • Daycare throughout the day included 
  • Regular potty breaks
  • Personalized  attention and care for your pet
  • Medication administration at no additional charge
  • Bedtime snacks upon request
  • Multi-dog families can have their pets board in the same run, upon request


Let our highly trained staff care for your pup’s every need, and enjoy your time away knowing your dog is lounging pool-side at Bark University. They're on vacation too!


Boarding Prices








First Dog 






Each Additional Dog 






**Premium Rates for dogs that require special handling, runs, solos, etc.


CHECK IN: 8am to 11am OR 2pm to 5pm. Additional $25 fee for drop-off before 8am or after 5pm. 

DEPARTURE: After 2pm, $25 late pickup charge will be applied.


Deposits will be taken during peak boarding times (holidays & breaks). Deposits are non-refundable if the boarding stay is cancelled with less than a 3 week notice during peak boarding times. 


We also offer departure grooming services. This service can be pre-booked or booked during their stay before the pick-up date.


Tips to Reduce Stress during Boarding Stays

  • Prepack their food: Meals should be packed into individual meal containers. This guarantees that there will be enough food for their stay and avoid any miscommunication with feeding instructions. We also have a fridge, freezer, and microwave for any special dietary requests.
  • Medications and Supplements: Medications and supplements should be packed seperatly from meals. During check in, please let the office assistant know what the medication is, how much needs to be given, how often your pet needs it, and if there is any special instructions for it--should be stored in the fridge, cannot be exposed to sunlight, wait 30 minutes before meals, etc.
  • Medical Conditions and Allergies: Please let the office know on arrival if your dog has any chronic, long-term health concerns or allergies--both environmental or food. Even if it has been a while since your has had an epsiode of their illness, it helps us look after your dog should an episode start to appear. We do everything we can to avoid stray kibbles from being loose in the kennel, but there is always a chance. 
  • Treats and Toys: Due to safety concerns we do not provide your dog with dental chews, raw hide treats, plush toys, and squeaker toys. The dental chews and raw hide treats can become a choking hazard if the dog hides the treat overnight. Plush toys and squeaker toys tend to be very distruptive in the kennel area, tend to be destroyed quickly, and can become a choking hazard and/or lead to a bowel obstruction. We will provide to your dog sturdy, heavy-duty chew toys: bones, antlers, kong toys, and Nylabones. We will also provide single serving treats--like biscuits, milkbones, freeze-dried meat treats, cookies, etc.--and stuffed kong treats upon request.
  • Bedding, Blankets, and Favorite Items: Please leave any and all bedding, blankets, and items of sentimental value at home. Even if your dog is well behaved in the kennel, there is always a chance these items will become lost, torn, or damaged to the point they cannot be returned. We have plenty of bedding items in the kennel, so please let your dog tear up our stuff :) We don't mind.
  • Bring Your Dog in the Morning or Afternoon: This will allow for more socialization and more time to play before dinner and bedtime. This will help them get some energy burned off during the day and have time to get acquainted with their new friends.
Client Information Form
Required form for all clients!
BarkU Client Information Form.pdf
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Policy Agreement Form
Required form for all clients!
BarkU Policy Agreement.pdf
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Make an appointment today! For the quickest response, please contact us by phone. Thank you!

Please call (847) 367-9000 or use our contact form.

Our Hours

Mon-Fri      6:30am - 12:00pm

                   1:00pm - 6:30pm

Saturday     9:00am - 12:00pm

                    1:00am - 5:00pm

**Sunday  9:00am - 2:00pm


**Sunday: No Daycare Service.

Boarding Pick Up and Drop Off. 


Closed Monday - Saturday from

12:00PM - 1:00PM for Naptime

Holiday Hours

We are closed on: 

Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day


We have limited hours on:

Memorial Day: 9am to 2pm

Labor Day: 9am to 2pm

Christmas Eve: 9am to 2pm

New Year's Eve: 9am to 2pm

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