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We know how hard it is to be separated from your family. (Tails included) Let us help you, by customizing the perfect stay that fits all of your needs.


Embark on the next level of your relationship. We can help take frustration out of puppyhood.


Having friends is important to everyone. We can provide a safe interactive place to play.


Do you have someone at home in need of a little extra attention? Tell us what your needs are, we can help.


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Each sweet little face holds such unique personality getting to know them makes every day a complete joy.
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Simply, The Next Best Place to Home

Welcome to Shag Bark Pet Retreat & Spa. With over 6 acres in the beautiful country setting of Northern Lake County, our facility is the perfect place for your pet to relax and have plenty of room for exercise.


Shag Bark is highly recommended by area veterinarians and while often imitated, never duplicated!  When you put so much heart into what you do, it's hard to compete with our results!

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Come experience exceptional pet care

We are conveniently located within 10 miles of the following North Eastern Illinois and South Eastern Wisconsin Cities.

  • Antioch
  • Lake Villa
  • Lindenhurst
  • Round Lake
  • Fox Lake
  • Spring Grove
  • Grayslake
  • Gurnee
  • Mundelein
  • Libertyville
  • Great Lakes
  • Zion
  • Waukegan
  • Bristol
  • Genoa City
  • Kenosha
  • Paddock Lake
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Salem
  • Trevor
  • Twin Lakes