Dog Friendly Chicago

Did you know that Chicago is considered among the most dog friendly cities in America?

Think about it....Chicago has restaurants, parks, beaches, hotels and even a cruise. You can visit Navy Pier and take a cruise with fido and the two of you can enjoy the skyline and the lake breezes. Many bars and restaurants have come to the realization that people are more willing to eat out if they can their pet along. Now, all over the city there are dog spas and day care facilities opening to accomdate this market.

Even apartment and condominium owners are responding to the overwhelming demand to accept dogs. Landlords are finding that to stay competitive they must accept dogs. A recent study showed that over 30% of people seeking to rent have pets. Dog owners can choose from highrises to walkup buildings, some with very accomodating dog runs.

In some cases, landlords or condominium associations will set both breed and size restrictions on the type of dog. Some buildings may choose to charge a pet fee or an extra deposit.

In any case, as an owner of four very large rescue dogs, we are heading in the right direction.