Dog Boarding near Chicago, IL

There are 44+ dog families near Chicago, IL looking to exchange dog boarding favors

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Loving families available for dog sitting

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Emma

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Chihuahua

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 15 years old

  Gender: Female

We are a family of SIX plus Emma who completes us. I’ve had Emma her whole life. She’s about to be 16! She is older so doesn’t play much, her eye sight is going and her hips are getting sore but she’s still so strong and happy!

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Max

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

  Weight: 5 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Male

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Chewie

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Shorkie

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 7 years old

  Gender: Male

We found Chewie during COVID and he has been with our family since June 2020. I currently work from home and Chewie and I have been mostly with each other for majority of the day. He's not super social and only has a few friends he gets along with but he hasn't been to exposed to alot of other dogs and does have anxiety. My goal is to socialize him more with other dogs.

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Bandit

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 65 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

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Scout

Chicago, IL

  Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

We are an active family that enjoys being outdoors. Our dogs are a big part of our lives, and we rarely travel without them unless its unavoidable.

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Daisy

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

Our family has 4 humans including two kids (7 and 9) and one awesome doggie, Daisy! Daisy is a very sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs and people. She can be a bit jumpy when she gets excited but is never mean or aggressive. She does not chew on anything, rarely has any accidents (only if she’s sick) and is well behaved. We do let her on furniture but will get off when told.

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Dino

Chicago, IL

  Breed: French Bulldog

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 25 years old

  Gender: Male

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Juniper

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

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Runa

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Black Mouth Cur

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Female

Big Sniffer Energy! 6 years old and loving city living! Pretty chill pup but loves chewing on a good stick

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Ahava

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Bull terrier/ shepherd

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: Puppy (less than 1 year old)

  Gender: Female

Hi everyone me and Ahava are new to this and are excited to expend our furbuddy group .Ahava is a new family member and still a pup so we are working on a lot of things . But we are friendly and caring

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Lola

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mutt

  Weight: 55 lbs

  Age: Puppy (less than 1 year old)

  Gender: Female

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Tiger

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

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Lucy

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Dachshund

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Female

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Sheera

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Beagle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: Puppy (less than 1 year old)

  Gender: Male

Young couple in the city with their newly adopted puppy beagle. Trying to navigate life together one meal at a time. Looking forward to meeting and helping fellow dog owners navigating travel and personal life with dog’s happiness.

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Leo

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! My name is Allison and I have an almost 5 year old golden retriever named Leo. He loves other dogs and is super playful. He is the perfect balance between wanting to play and also wanting to chill and relax. We live in Lincoln park and do not have a car, so looking for people close by!

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Oreo

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: Puppy (less than 1 year old)

  Gender: Male

Hey, I stay with my husband in a high rise apartment. We have a dog named Oreo, he is just 5 months old. He is a mix of lab, golden and Alaskan husky. He is very friendly and loves to meet other people and dogs.

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Bijou

Chicago, IL

  Breed: French Bulldog

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

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Echo Doan

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

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Jones

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 85 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi there! We are a family of 4 in Roscoe Village. Jones is our big brown dog. He’s super friendly and loves other dogs. He prefers bigger dogs to play with. We also have an indoor/outdoor cat that stays away from new dogs.

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Bruno

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Bruno is a two year old mini golden doodled that we rescued from a humane society. Bruno is full of energy and is very loving. Bruno is crate and house trained and listens to commands.

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Crusher

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Aussiepom

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! We are a family of four with two cats (one exclusively outdoor) and Crusher! Looking for friends we can do doggy play dates with and also exchange house sitting/dog watching when we visit family.

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Harley

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Aussiedoodle

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi, I'm Daryl and my son(dog) Harley. We live in a townhouse in a quiet tree lined neighborhood. We love spending time together, especially going for walks by the beach or in the park. Harley is always full of energy and loves meeting new friendly friends along the way.

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Bodi

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 75 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

I am a management professional who loves dogs and mostly works from home. My job takes me on the road that requires overnight travel. I also like to travel for vacation. Bodi is a 3 year old English cream retriever. He is afraid of little dogs for some reason as I think my neighbors dog traumatized him when he was a younger so he tends to shy away from small dogs. He prefers females, and bc he’s a male, initially with some male dogs he may play the dominance game. I watch that closely however. He is very friendly and loves to play with medium to dogs his size. So I am open to connecting with other pet owners with medium to large dogs. I have a cat who is very tolerant of dogs. I live in a walk up so I often walk my dog. My yard is fenced in, but not conducive to running around in so all the exercise comes from me which I don’t mind and one of the reasons I got a dog. I am excited to get to know other pet owners! Bodi loves people probably more that he does other dogs so he will be very loving to the humans.

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Mazie

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mutt

  Weight: 65 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

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Garth

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! We are Andrew and Taylor and live in Roscoe Village. We love dogs and getting know others in the neighborhood. Garth loves other dogs just as much as we do. He is very playful and gentle and visits the local dog parks frequently.

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Nala

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

Hello! Nala is still a puppy and is eager for playdates in the backyard! She's sweet and loves to hang with other dogs. Still a bit of a remote control and cord chewing so some supervision is key!

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Hector

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Half German shepherd half Chesapeake bay retriever

  Weight: 85 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

Hello! My husband Dan and I are from the north suburbs and we live in Roscoe Village in our dog Hector’s house. We love to travel and you’ll often find us out and about in Roscoe watching sports with friends or taking Hector to the park!

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Bina

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

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Rafa

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Australian Shepherd

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

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Argos & Belle

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Border Collie

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Male

  Breed: Border Collie/ Boxer/ Pit Bull Terrier/ Chow Chow Mix

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

Hello, I’m Argos! A 5 year old mostly black border collie mix that my parents rescued from a shelter in Mississippi where my mommy’s from. They also rescued my biological sister, Belle, but she can write her own entry. Everyone says she’s the smart one and I’m the doofus. That’s even what my humans call me sometimes ‘The Doof’ because I’m so silly and handsome! I love most all humans and will sometimes stick my nose in their bag looking for treats when I meet them on the street. I like to have a lot of love and attention. And I LOVE the water as you can tell from my photos. Other than that and some medicine you have to put on my food I’m an easy going guy! Unless you’re a bicycle or a scooter or a jogger then I have a baked in need to herd you. I am mostly Border Collie after all!

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Haven

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

We are in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood. We have two girls ages 6 & 7 and our Golden doodle, Haven. We spend a lot of time at Horner Park and try to take our pup with us as much as we can! We would love to do a boarding exchange. We hosted on Rover for several years before we had children and had many great experiences dog sitting.

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Rocky

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Golden Mountain Dog

  Weight: 80 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

He is a great family dog. No barking. No shedding. He sleeps all day but would love a friend to keep him company and play with.

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Millie

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Australian Shepherd

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

Hi, we live in Roscoe Village. Millie is very shy and likes to approach humans on her own terms. She loves other dogs and they love her.

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Bina

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

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Petunia

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 85 lbs

  Age: Puppy (less than 1 year old)

  Gender: Female

Hi there! This is Petunia. She is almost one year old. She loves to chase squirrels and loves ALL people and dogs. Looking for some puppy play dates.

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Ralphie

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Italian Greyhound/ Lab mix

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

I work both in and out of the home and would love for my dog to have some fun play dates. Ralphie can be shy and timid at first when meeting new people and dogs. But, after he has the space and opportunity to check things out for himself he warms up and is ready to cuddle or play.

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Sunny

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 55 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! Alex and I live in Lincoln Park with our “mini” bernedoodle Sunny. He’s about 55 pounds and loves to play with other dogs. He goes to daycare 2x a week at Active Dog Chicago. He can be pretty anxious, especially with strangers, but is very loving and friendly with other dogs and people he recognizes.

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Bubba

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

We are animal loving zoo runners and we have full time jobs on the side - we have a 1 yr old dog and a 4 year old cat and our lives revolve around them. We are lucky to have these adorable animals to share our lives with and are excited to be a part of this community.

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Steve

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

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Loki

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Doberman Pinscher

  Weight: 105 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

He is a good guy

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Mike

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 75 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi Amy name is John and my almost 4year old dog is Mike. He is a mix of Rhodesian Ridgeback, Australian cattle dog, and Pitt. He is well behaved and get along great with everyone from babies to the elderly. All he wants to do is play all day. He is not a fan of cats or squirrels. He is a giant chicken but once he decides you are his friend he will love you forever.

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Pepper

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Australian Cattle Dog

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

My wife and I adopted Pepper from Chicago Canine Rescue in February 2021. We have an 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter that love playing with Pepper. Pepper is an Australian Cattle Dog and German Shepherd mix with high energy that never turns down a walk. We regularly go to the dog park or Montrose Beach for some fun.

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Cosmo

Chicago, IL

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 80 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

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Ringo

Chicago, IL

  Breed: English Springer Spaniel

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

I'm a freelance photographer and have a bench bred English springer spaniel, who is not hyper like the field springers.

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