About Doggie Daycamp

“A fun and safe place where we treat and care for every dog as if they were our family pet.”

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Doggie daycare at Bark Avenue is a fun place for your dog(s) to participate in activities, interact with other dogs and be cared for by highly skilled professionals. Doggie daycare is for dogs four months (or as soon as they have all of their vaccines) and older of any breed or size. The highly trained staff will use their training techniques to maintain order and control to ensure a safe and stress free environment for all the daycare attendees.

Bark Avenue Doggie Daycamp offers:

  • A 13,000 square foot indoor/outdoor climate controlled area for the dogs to safely interact in
  • We have an average of 1 dog handler for every 10-12 dogs (The industry norm for dog to handler ratio is 15:1)
  • Your pet will be socialized and properly exercised which results in a happier pet at the end of the day

Many of our daycare clients bring their dogs here to get them the exercise they otherwise might not get. Most dogs need more than a walk or two a day to fully expend all of their energy and daycamp is a way for them to do that while having a great time.  Also, may of our clients have full time jobs, family, and other demands on their time so it’s a relief to know they can bring their dog(s) to us and we will take good care of them during the day.  By the time they pick them up at the end of the day, everyone is ready for a relaxing evening at home.

All first time doggie daycare clients must complete a free evaluation to ensure daycare is a good and safe environment for them. Call us today at 630-289-8470 to set up your appointment.

"We look forward to seeing you and your favorite four-legged friend!"

Bark Avenue Daycamp in Bartlett provides doggie daycare, boarding, training and grooming in Bartlett and in the surrounding Chicago suburbs including Carol Stream, Elgin, Hanover Park, South Elgin, St. Charles, Wayne and Streamwood.


Daycamp Prices

  1 Dog 2 Dogs*
Daily Rate (6:30 am - 7:00 pm) $30 $48
Half Day Rate (5 hours or less) $20 $32
Sunday Rate (9 am - 2 pm) $20 $32
10 Day Pass $270 $432
10 Half Day Pass $180 $288
20 Day Pass $525 $795
20 Half Day Pass $330 $530
30 Day Pass $675 $1,080
30 Half Day Pass $450 $720

All passes are non-refundable.

Check Out What Our Clients Are Saying

Our dogs love Bark Avenue & so do we. We have taken our three year old male there for day camp twice a week and also for boarding for well over two years and never had any illness or issues. He has been there well over 200 times now. We also have a new female who has joined him on his bi-weekly visits for the past eight months also with no problems. They look forward to going there and are more relaxed when they come back home. Bark Avenue really has helped us keep our dogs happy and gives them the exercise we feel they need. It is always apparent to us that Bark Avenue is a labor of love and not just a business for the people who work there.


This was a good experience and I will use Bark Avenue again, and would suggest that anyone looking for a professional, caring place to board your dog’s check into Bark Avenue. We recently took our 2 small dogs to Bark Avenue to be boarded for 6 days. Since we had never previously boarded them and I was very nervous to leave them anywhere we really investigated Bark Avenue. Prior to your dog being boarded at Bark Avenue, you are required to provide Vet records to ensure your dog is healthy and is up-to-date on their shots, flea and tick medication, as well as fecal testing for parasites. A second requirement by Bark Avenue is your dog must pass a socialization test. This felt very professional and matched what our Vet discussed with us to look for in a boarding facility. Additionally, we “dropped-in” unannounced twice to check out Bark Avenue – they were as professional both when we had an appointment and when we came unannounced. Our Vet was impressed with their requirements, and wanted our feed-back if we utilized them for boarding. The only negative that she had ever heard about them is that they are expensive. After leaving my two dogs with Bark Avenue, I appreciated receiving phone calls to let me know my dogs were doing well and playing with the other dogs and being “good”. They also were very patient with my daily phone calls to check on my babies. When we picked them up, they were healthy, happy and well cared for. My only suggestion for improvement is that I would have liked the offer of them being bathed prior to pick-up – after six days of boarding and playing with the dogs – they needed a shampoo. The staff really seems to care and love dogs, it’s a fun place for the dogs to run and play all day and not be stuck in cages all day and night. We will use them again.

Tracy R.

Bosco loves coming here for daycare and I love that happy look he gets on his face when we pull up. He boards here once or twice a year but comes for daycare all the time. I tell everyone with a dog about this place. I’m glad we found it.

Balbo T.

I would recommend Bark Avenue to anyone with a dog. They go way above and beyond ensuring that your dog is happy and healthy while boarding. They encourage you to call as often as you like for your peace of mind and I love that the customer service here is awesome. My dog plays all day every day while he boards here (at least once per month) and the tour they gave me when I first came showed me how clean and friendly this place is.


Highly recommend this place for daycamp and boarding! This is an hour north of our home, but we went here based on a friend’s recommendation. The facility is very big and very clean. We were taken on a tour, and during the tour we were told that the dogs are out all day and allowed to run around and play in what is essentially a warehouse with a cement floor (easy clean-up!). If the weather is nice, they open the large overhead garage door to a grassy, fenced area, so the dogs can play outside. Our dog loved playing with, and sniffing, the dogs on the tour, so you can only imagine how exhausted he was from being there an entire week! I almost felt guilty taking him home to our townhome with an unfenced yard. We dropped off our dog on a Monday morning, just prior to 6:30 a.m. when they open. I was relieved that they took him early without any hassle. We paid the same price here for what we’d pay at PetSmart (a place I will only use in an emergency now). There’s also a 15% off coupon on their website, so for a 5-night stay, we saved about $30. There’s an additional discount (10% I think) if you are referred by someone. We had a little difficulty scheduling an appointment, the man on the phone was a bit gruff and somewhat inflexible with scheduling, but I won’t change my view on the place based on that.

Angela P.

There’s no better of a person to take care of your pup than Michelle! Her and her team are amazing!

Paul Ohlson

Ginger, our Boxer, loves Bark Avenue Daycamp. She is very friendly and is always happy in the car on the way there. Upon pulling into the parking lot, she cannot wait to get out of the car and get inside to see her friends there. The staff has been wonderful and extremely knowledgeable on how to take care of and introduce new dogs as they arrive. Ginger is our pride and joy and we would never let her go anywhere that we felt would not be good to her.

The Bishea Family

My dog has been soo happy going when we go on vacation. When we get home he looks great and well taken care of by an animal loving crew there! Thanks for the excellent care.

Kristy Newlin Kron

Love Bark Ave… exercise and interaction with other dogs and he doesn’t have to be home alone while we work!!!

Karen Abbott Weedman

Great place for your dog! Great people running it!!

Dan Rumishek

We love Bark Avenue! Every dog should be so lucky to go to Bark Ave. The staff is awesome! Thanks so much guys!

Michelle Steele Schroeder

We have to be careful not to say the word “camp” in front of Lucy Lu unless we are taking her that very minute. Lu has so much fun at Bark Ave. We pull up in the parking lot and she is spinning in circles, barking and can’t wait to get in to visit all her friends. Thank you for giving Lucy Bell a fun, safe place to play!

Vicki Krekorian

Our boxer, Manny, loves this place! We are from Michigan but my in-laws live here and boy are they a lifesaver on busy weekend visits when we need help wearing him out!

Cristy Leonido

Miley loves going to camp. We also can’t say the word camp, she will go stand by her leash. It has helped calm her down. I tell all my friends and family about Bark Avenue.

Cindy Costa

If you’re looking for a place that your dog will feel is home. Then this is the place for you. My dog Homer is treated so well and loved so much he cannot wait to get there! Thank you to all of you who take the time and caring to make our Homer feel safe and loved, he gets so excited to come and play with all his friends. Four legged and two legged!!

Susie Henning Kuta

Special shout out to Bark Avenue Daycamp for helping our little April learn to socialize with other dogs. When we first got her she was aggressive toward other dogs and could barely handle a walk around the block without wanting to charge at another dog. She is now doing great and only needs little corrections here and there. BIG THANK YOU! Life is A LOT LESS stressful!

Tee Lipp

Bark Avenue is a godsend. Our dog just completed his 4th extended stay. They are caring and attentive and Guinness always looks forward to going there. This time, at 10 years old, was a bigger worry but as always, we came back to a happy, healthy and very well taken care of, dog! Thank you all and thank you Jessica, for the photos. They really helped the time pass, knowing he was in good hands.

Carol Butera-Voitl

We can’t say the words “dog camp” without our dog going crazy! She loves to come and play with her furry friends and the staff. The staff all know her by name when we walk in. Highly recommend!

Melanie Knickrehm Sibiski

Best place ever! Love bringing Zac and Zoe here for camp! They love it and they are exhausted when they get home! A good puppy is a tired puppy!

Cherise Manno

Our dogs have been to Bark Avenue several times for day camp and love it! They seem to have a lot of fun and really like the workers. I also think the people who work there are awesome. Always very accommodating, polite, happy to answer questions, and most importantly seem to love the dogs and their jobs. Highly recommend Bark Avenue!!

Nikki Rodgers

Bruno starts wagging his little behind as soon as we say daycamp- he loves going there and we feel a bit carefree knowing he is in good hands when we are not around.

Preeti Prashant

Hi Everybody!

My name is Monty, I am a 7 year old rescued Australian Shepherd with a tail!!! YAY! My parents rescued me when I was 8 weeks old in July of 2008. Many of you may have seen me walking on the bike path with my Mom and our neighbor “Deeg”.

Since I am a herding dog, and we don’t have any cows or sheep in our back yard, I need a lot of mental and physical stimulation, (or I guess I drive my parents NUTS??) So,…. I get to go to Bark Avenue Day Camp three days a week (my parents call it “school”… I call it “FUN”!!) I have been going there since I was 6 months old, and have SOOO many friends there. The humans are AWESOME, and my fellow doggies are my BEST friends!!

The things I love about Doggie Daycare are…. I can play with whomever I want (WooHoo!), but, NOBODY can be a bully or they get scolded, we have a pool and sprinklers for outside in the summer, or we can stay inside where it’s shaded, my parents say it’s affordable (whatever that means?), our play area is HUGE, we ALWAYS have fresh water and “clean” floors, and EVERYBODY loves it there,!!

Come check it out and be my new friend! I LOVE new friends!!

Monty Krieter

My three dogs Buddy, Maximus, & Dexter loveeeeeee bark avenue! The staff is extremely kind not only to us, but to our dogs! They love our boys like they are their own, & I love that the staff can remember who they are when they come in. I always feel comfortable leaving my boys with Bark Avenue! Oh & they post pictures!!! That just proves they aren’t afraid to show what their “play area” looks like. Always clean, & looks like our boys have so much fun every time!

Rachel Christine Geick

We’ve brought our puppy here a few times now. It is a great way to have her burn off some energy during the day while we are at work! She always comes home exhausted which is a bonus for us. I also love seeing the photos of her day on Facebook. Staff is always very friendly.

Melissa B.

We bring our dog Aaron in about once a week to doggy day care and he absolutely LOVES it! He comes home exhausted from running around and playing all day. Each morning Aaron waits by the door to see if we are going to day care that day! The staff is great and know each dog individually. I love that they put up videos and pictures each day of the dogs, it lets me see how much fun he is having!

Allison B.

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Monday-Friday: 6:30am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-2pm

Please note:  our daycare is staffed 365 days a year from 6:30am-8:00pm so your dog is sure to get plenty of playtime every day of the week.


1540 Hecht Drive
Bartlett, IL  60103
Phone:  (630) 289-8470
Fax:  (630) 524-9078