We care about your pet! We understand that your pet is an important part of your family. We know that you want your pet to be clean, comfortable and happy while you are on your trip. We do our best to get to know each pet individually, so that they can relax and enjoy their stay with us. We do our best to maintain a ratio of no more than 8 pets per full-time staff person, so your pet isn't just warehoused, he is treated with respect, love and care by trained professional pet care technicians.

TailWaggers is a family owned/operated boarding kennel since 1978. We offer petcare for the discriminating pet. Currently we accept dogs, cats, and some exotics for boarding at our kennel.

Our facility has central heat and air conditioning in our boarding area to maintain our guests comfort throughout the year.

EXERCISE....Our roomy indoor/outdoor suites allow your dog the opportunity to enjoy safe haven from the elements while providing your pet ample room outdoors to exercise and eliminate while sniffing the country breezes. Your pet will have the opportunity to visit his outside run 8 - 10 times during the business day. (This may be adjusted during periods of extreme weather.)
An additional option for exercising your pet is to add PlayGrounds or any of our other activities during his stay.

FOOD...At TailWaggers, we offer a choice of two nutritious foods for your pet. The included diet is a meat-based food similar but not exactly like Iams. If your dog is brand conscious, we offer Iams for $1.00 per meal. The foods we offer are dye free. You are welcome to bring your dog's regular diet with him. Our main feeding times are breakfast and dinner, however we try to keep your dog as close to his regular schedule as we can.

Extra meals are provided at no additional cost to you.

TailWaggers offers afternoon "cookie" breaks. We feel the more conversation and interaction your pet receives the happier he will be. If your pet has dietary restrictions, allergies, or just prefers a specific sort of treat, you are welcome to bring in treats from home.

WATER...Water is available at all times.

TOYS and BEDDING...You are encouraged to bring toys and bedding for your pet with the following limitations in mind:

  • Please make sure that all toys and bedding are washable and dry-able.
  • Sometimes, even the most fastidiously clean pet has an accident and we can't be held responsible for special or heirloom toys and blankets.
  • Sometimes your dog may share his toy or blanket with a neighbor. Although we try to keep items with the proper guest, sometimes swaps occur, and it may happen that your pet's toy or bedding may get chewed on by another pet or by the pet himself.
  • No feather pillows, please. Most dogs can't resist a good feather-flying pillow shake.

TailWaggers Pet Chateau reserves the right to refuse toys we feel may pose a hazard to your pet's safety.

IMMUNIZATIONS ...In Illinois, we are lucky to have a very caring Department of Agriculture, concerned with the quality of pet care at kennels. As a licensed kennel, we are required to maintain records that every guest is up to date on their rabies shots and has had the Distemper combination shot which includes immunization against the most deadly canine diseases. We recommend you speak with your vet about Bordatella, an upper respiratory virus that can be immunized against. Like flu shots for people, some pets are more in need of this protection than others.

We recommend you speak with your vet about Bordatella, an upper respiratory virus that can be immunized against. Like flu shots for people, some pets are more in need of this protection than others.

MEDICATIONS... Only healthy, noncontagious animals will be boarded. However, many dogs take preventative medications. There is a daily fee for the administering of medication. Current prices are $1.00 per dose per oral medication. Higher fees may be assessed for non-oral medication or therapy services your dog may require.

Dusty loves to visit TailWaggers, even though he hates the car ride, he loves the attention from the staff once he gets here.
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