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Shag Bark Pet Retreat
  • “Thanks to Brian for helping teach an old dog new tricks”

    – Katie Leep (Maxine — Dog)
  • “We continue to be very impressed with all services”

    – Ann Barta (Stanely — Dog)
  • “We Loved coming here for training. Very relaxed atmosphere and felt very comfortable. Brian has a good sense of humor!”

    – Tom and Victoria Coberly (Stella — Dog)
  • “We’ve been coming here for boarding and grooming since Brian took over, and my sheltie LOVES it! She wags her way in the door, greets everyone, and has a fabulous time and looks gorgeous!”

    – Cheryl Silva ( Katy — Dog)
  • “We've been bringing our dogs here for over 20 years. Love this place.”

    – Katie Maki (Mickey — Dog)
  • “Grooming can be stressful for our old dog Tara. She had a great time and looked wonderful!”

    – Sarah Koth (Tara — Dog)
  • “My dog Riggs loves to come here, it's his second home. I know when I drop him off he's always well taken care of and loved.”

    – Karen Barrett (Riggs — Dog)
  • “We have peace of mind bringing Mac here, knowing he is well cared for and has fun. He knows when we turn onto Grass Lake Rd. where we are heading and can't wait to get there. Amazing!”

    – Nancy Miller (Mac — Dog)
  • “So Friendly and accommodating! Refer everyone I know to come here. You're the best! ”

    – Debbie Hart (Molly — Dog)
  • “The staff really love the dogs and seem to know them all personally, my dog loves it here.”

    – Raymond Springer (Jak — Dog)
  • “Zoe loves her friends at Shag Bark. All we need to do is mention “Shag Bark’ or your “Favorite place’ and she is at the garage door ready to go. We can't even talk about Shag Bark unless she is going right then!”

    – Suzie Teal (Zoey — Dog)
  • “Shelby Loves coming here! Thanks for treating her so wonderfully. I'm so thankful for doggie daycare, to let out Shelb's extra energy and let her play with all her friends!”

    – Debbie Prather (Shelby — Dog)
  • “I love that we found a place that treats our baby Madori like the princess she is. Cat's can have a rough adjustment period when you change their routine, but Madori LOVED the vacation. It makes going away so much easier when I know she is getting as spoiled as she would at home, Thanks guys!”

    – Kathleen Burman (Madori — Cat)
  • “I think Rocky likes it here more than home. He never wants to leave. I know he is in good hands at Shag Bark”

    – Joan Richardson (Rocky — Cat)
  • “Awesome Place! You take great care of our Daisy!”

    – Ronald Ludwig (Daisy — Dog)
  • “Very nice staff. I feel that Fritzy is being well taken care of. Thank you!”

    – Heike Bates (Fritzy — Dog)
  • “Brian is the dog whisper he is so great with the dogs!”

    – Sandy Mosak (Max — Dog)
  • “I hadn't been able to break through with any training with Dudley until this class. He wouldn't sit, come, stay, down or heel. Now he does thank you. You have been most helpful.”

    – Carol Malick (Dudley — Dog)
  • “Brian is fantastic with Mia, she has learned so much in the past year from him.”

    – Laura Goecke (Mia — Dog)

Cat Lodging

It’s all about the adventure for our cat friends we encourage exploring and provide plenty of individual attention to all our cat guests. Whether it’s prowling on our interactive play tower or soaking up the sun on our viewing platform our cats call the shots in their personal condos. Our kitty quarters are separated from our canine friends but are never short of viewing entertainment.

Our staff members are trained in animal first aid and are capable of administering all forms of medication, from oral pills to injections. Our staff is very experienced in recognizing and acting on animal medical emergencies. All pets are closely monitored (i.e. urine output, bowel movements, food intake, physical characteristics, etc.) so that if a medical issue does arise, it is addressed immediately. Please inform us of any medical conditions or special needs your cat may have.

Rates

We understand that selecting a facility to care for your pet is an important decision. Our Basic Overnight Lodging starts as low at $12.00 per night.   We also offer the option to customize your stay with special activities and fun filled recreation!

Mealtime

We take being the next best place to home to heart. We are always adapting and looking for the transition from home to us to be seamless. With that in mind we encourage all of our guest to bring the diet that they are accustom to at home. This way there isn’t a change that may lead to stomach upset or refusal to eat. We can accommodate a wide range of dietary needs. We have refrigerating/freezing and microwaving capabilities at no extra charge. We only ask that you bag your own dry food in individual serving size bags. We can adopt your feeding schedule up to three meals a day, including snacks and treats.

Required Vaccinations for Cats

For the safety and well being of your cat, we require that all pets be current in vaccinations. For your convenience, please ask your veterinarian fax your cat’s records to us or bring them in when you check in. Up-to-date vaccination requirements include:

  • Rabies
  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP)

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