When it’s impossible to bring your dog, cat, small animal on vacation with you, VIP's pet boarding is the best option for you. Your pets can enjoy a wonderful vacation of their very own with extra love and one-on-one attention from our expert and trained staff at VIP’S Pet Hotels Chicago. You can choose VIP’s for dog, cat, small animal for boarding and daycare.

VIP’s is the home to four luxury dog, cat and pet boarding services with 40 Shoreline kennels that are the most state-of-the-art boarding kennels and daycare in the world. All kennel spaces have radiant heat floors, forced outside air and natural skylights.Owners can choose from a variety of spacious accommodations to make their pets feel right at home.

What to expect?

All boarded pets take a mid-day break for some rest and relaxation. Meals will be provided according to your pets predetermined schedule. Our skilled caregivers are trained to work with all temperaments, breeds, and ages; they are able to administer special diets, medication and injections at no extra charge.
At Very Important Pet's Hotels our dog, cat, small animal, boarding staff members are true animal lovers, obsessive about every detail of your pets’ stay. They care for your pet like their own. The end result is maximum care and maximum comfort for your pet. We recommend touring a few facilities, and you'll quickly see why VIP'S is the best.

Things to bring for Pet Boarding

• Food (please provide us with the amount: I.E. 3/4 Cup 2 x a day or pre portioned by meal in individual zip-lock bags). We recommend packing extra food in case your pick up is delayed for any reason.
• Medications with clear instructions
• Flat collar
• Any other things which you feel necessary for your pet’s stay


*Snacks, treats, and toys
*Bed, blanket, towel, pillow etc...

* We don't need your scoop/ measuring cup or food/ water bowls! We use stainless steel bowls & buckets that are cleaned after each use.
*If you do not provide your own pet’s or dog food, there is a $5 per day charge to dine off our menu.
*We are happy to provide a rental bed for $5 per day at owners request.

Choose from our Traditional Runs or Executive Suites

Traditional Runs are recommended for social dogs. Our Shoreline Kennels provide all dogs with the "pack" comfort, but offer the separation necessary for relaxation.
The 5 x 12 runs have open tops, a central drain system, and a center guillotine that allows quick & easy clean-up.

Executive Suites fare recommended for dogs who are older, have medical problems, or are dog-aggressive.
Our largest suite is 15x14, the largest in Chicago. Each Suite has an optional raised bed & Color Television and is cleaned 3 times a day.

Our Specialties

  • Climate controlled space with forced outside air
  • Dim lighting and soothing music
  • Security cameras
  • Regular Video & Photo updates throughout their stay
  • 24-hour staff

Boarding Fees

*There is a $10 charge that will be added per day for anyone boarding on the following days during the holiday time frames:

  • Tuesday, November 23- Monday, November 29
  • Monday, December 20- Monday, December 27
  • Thursday, December 30- Sunday, January 2

Unlike other dog boarding services this price is ALL INCLUSIVE (bring your dog’s food). This gives your pets playtime & playgroups, love and attention, feeding and medication distribution at no cost. There are no additional charges for playgroups and other services.

Standard Kennels:

1 Dog - $55/Night
2 Dogs - $80/Night

Executive Suites:

1 Dog - $75/Night
2 Dogs- $125/Night
*For additional dogs please call for pricing.

*If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs or humans additional fees will apply. Please Call to Discuss.*

Customer Pick up/ Drop off timings for Boarding

Monday – Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Special arrangements for pickup times falling outside of our regular business hours can be made for a service fee of $25. Please be sure to speak with a member of our staff to plan out any off-hours drop-off/pick-up.

The Day of Pick-Up

The times below are for the charges at pick-up time for your pet at the last day of their stay.

Check-Out time is 11:00am

From 11:00am-3:00pm you will be charged a daycare day

From 3:00pm-6:00pm you will be charged another day of boarding