Unleashed

★★★★★
  • 1535 N Dayton St

    Chicago, IL 60622

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  • 312-475-9910

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There is nowhere else in the city that we would send our dog Burnie; he is visibly ecstatic the two days a week he goes to day care and is exhausted when he comes home.\r\n\r\nThey are flexible, kind, engaged and it is obvious that their #1 priority over anything is the hapiness and well being of the dogs in their care.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, living downtown, we don't have a car, so the door-to-door pick up and drop off has been a life saver for us.\r\n\r\nThanks to Bridgid and everyone at Unleashed!!\r\n

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★★★★★

There is nowhere else in the city that we would send our dog Burnie; he is visibly ecstatic the two days a week he goes to day care and is exhausted when he comes home.\r\n\r\nThey are flexible, kind, engaged and it is obvious that their #1 priority over anything is the hapiness and well being of the dogs in their care.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, living downtown, we don't have a car, so the door-to-door pick up and drop off has been a life saver for us.\r\n\r\nThanks to Bridgid and everyone at Unleashed!!\r\n

Pros: love for dogs, taxi service, flexibility, great facility

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I would give Unleashed 10 stars if I could - they have been so great for our pup! We found them when we attended Curtis Scott's fantastic obedience class at their facility, and we have not looked back since. Their facility is beautiful, big, and well-equipped for the varying needs of lots of pups, and it is always clean and ready for lots of doggy play. The daycare employees get really excited whenever they see our pup, and especially during our dog's first few visits to Unleashed, Bridgid (the owner) sent photos and updates throughout the day so that we knew our gal was doing well and playing happily. The online system makes it a breeze to schedule daycare and Bridgid has been extremely accommodating when it comes to last-minute changes. Bridgid also sends out info about fun pup-related events in the area and keeps us up to date with any happenings at Unleashed, too. But most importantly, she and all the staff love our dog and welcome her with petting and smiles for a day of fun each and every time we drop her off. The staff seems to really understand that every dog has different needs and personalities, and they seem well prepared for every situation. We're so grateful to have a place where our pup feels comfortable and has a blast, and where we know they take care with their treatment of the dogs and facilitation of all of their services. Thanks, Unleashed!

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★★★★★

I would give Unleashed 10 stars if I could - they have been so great for our pup! We found them when we attended Curtis Scott's fantastic obedience class at their facility, and we have not looked back since. Their facility is beautiful, big, and well-equipped for the varying needs of lots of pups, and it is always clean and ready for lots of doggy play. The daycare employees get really excited whenever they see our pup, and especially during our dog's first few visits to Unleashed, Bridgid (the owner) sent photos and updates throughout the day so that we knew our gal was doing well and playing happily. The online system makes it a breeze to schedule daycare and Bridgid has been extremely accommodating when it comes to last-minute changes. Bridgid also sends out info about fun pup-related events in the area and keeps us up to date with any happenings at Unleashed, too. But most importantly, she and all the staff love our dog and welcome her with petting and smiles for a day of fun each and every time we drop her off. The staff seems to really understand that every dog has different needs and personalities, and they seem well prepared for every situation. We're so grateful to have a place where our pup feels comfortable and has a blast, and where we know they take care with their treatment of the dogs and facilitation of all of their services. Thanks, Unleashed!

Pros: Best doggy daycare in town!

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I recently decided to send my dog Izzy to doggie day care (best decision ever by the way!), but was concerned because I've boarded her at a couple places around town in the past, and have never been that impressed. Is clean, friendly and reasonably priced too much to ask? \r\n\r\nI was so relieved when I called Unleashed and spoke directly with Bridgid the owner. Just from our initial conversation I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for. Bridgid goes out of her way for both the dogs and their owners. She is extremely kind, very flexible and it's obvious that she is truly in it for the dogs, not the profit.\r\n\r\nI can't say enough good things about Bridgid and Unleashed. You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I recently decided to send my dog Izzy to doggie day care (best decision ever by the way!), but was concerned because I've boarded her at a couple places around town in the past, and have never been that impressed. Is clean, friendly and reasonably priced too much to ask? \r\n\r\nI was so relieved when I called Unleashed and spoke directly with Bridgid the owner. Just from our initial conversation I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for. Bridgid goes out of her way for both the dogs and their owners. She is extremely kind, very flexible and it's obvious that she is truly in it for the dogs, not the profit.\r\n\r\nI can't say enough good things about Bridgid and Unleashed. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Pros: Service is Phenomenal

Cons: Cons: No outdoor space

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I don't want my dogs peeing and pooping indoors on a floor because they might do the same thing once they get home. It was nice and was quiet inside and not busy. I do not like the fact that dogs have to go to the bathroom right inside the place. That is kind of gross, that is a drawback would also be bad in summer they don't get any sunshine or fresh air I brought to Tucker Pups instead for the outdoor play

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★★☆☆☆

I don't want my dogs peeing and pooping indoors on a floor because they might do the same thing once they get home. It was nice and was quiet inside and not busy. I do not like the fact that dogs have to go to the bathroom right inside the place. That is kind of gross, that is a drawback would also be bad in summer they don't get any sunshine or fresh air I brought to Tucker Pups instead for the outdoor play

Pros: Spacious, big pens

Cons: Dogs have to go bathroom on the floor

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my dog loves it. i think he's happier here than at home. he starts mewing to get inside Unleashed the moment my car turns onto halstead. we started with day care, and now board him whenever i go out of town. try it.

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★★★★★

my dog loves it. i think he's happier here than at home. he starts mewing to get inside Unleashed the moment my car turns onto halstead. we started with day care, and now board him whenever i go out of town. try it.

Pros: service, loving to dogs, works with your schedule, flexible and kind

Cons: sometimes dog returns with a ""rubber"" smell from the flooring

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We love using Unleashed to board our two dogs. We have one small dog and one big dog. They are our babies and we feel so good knowing we have Unleashed to take them to when we are out of town or would like them in daycare. Bridgid is wonderful! We call to check in, arrange plans for drop-off, etc. and she is extrememly tentative to our needs and our dogs! The dogs love going there! They always come home tired from playing and they are extrememly happy! We won't go anywhere else for boarding or daycare now. I highly recommend them!

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★★★★★

We love using Unleashed to board our two dogs. We have one small dog and one big dog. They are our babies and we feel so good knowing we have Unleashed to take them to when we are out of town or would like them in daycare. Bridgid is wonderful! We call to check in, arrange plans for drop-off, etc. and she is extrememly tentative to our needs and our dogs! The dogs love going there! They always come home tired from playing and they are extrememly happy! We won't go anywhere else for boarding or daycare now. I highly recommend them!

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We've been taking our dog to Unleashed for three months now and we couldn't be happier. Our dog enjoys it, and we feel comfortable knowing he is in good hands all day. Bridgid and the rest of the staff are all very friendly and helpful. They are also very knowledgeable about dogs and never hesitate to answer any of our questions whether they pertain to daycare or not. As an added bonus, they occasionally post videos online so that you can see first hand how the dogs are playing while at daycare. We would highly recommend Unleashed to anyone wanting to leave their dog in caring hands!!

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★★★★★

We've been taking our dog to Unleashed for three months now and we couldn't be happier. Our dog enjoys it, and we feel comfortable knowing he is in good hands all day. Bridgid and the rest of the staff are all very friendly and helpful. They are also very knowledgeable about dogs and never hesitate to answer any of our questions whether they pertain to daycare or not. As an added bonus, they occasionally post videos online so that you can see first hand how the dogs are playing while at daycare. We would highly recommend Unleashed to anyone wanting to leave their dog in caring hands!!

Pros: Flexible, helpful, friendy staff; fun atmosphere

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Out miniature schnauzer had never been boarded with other dogs before. We spent a lot of time visiting dog boarding/day care places, each time he was delighted to see us and anxious to come home. Things were different at Unleashed -- when we came to pick him up he was still happy to see us but he did not want to come home. \r\nThere are many things that led to his loving Unleashed as much as he does. First, the staff really seems to care (very good staff:dog ratio). Second, care is customized to each dog's individual personality (he was allowed ""down time"" in private when he got over excited). Third, the facility is clean, bright and a generally nice place to be cared for.\r\nUnleashed separates dogs by large/small size and provides individual areas for eating and sleeping. Try it, you will like it! Our dog came home happy, healthy (kept up his weight) and tired (he slept well for several days after returning)\r\nNeighborhood is good, but parking can be a challenge if you are there while the nearby schools let out.

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Out miniature schnauzer had never been boarded with other dogs before. We spent a lot of time visiting dog boarding/day care places, each time he was delighted to see us and anxious to come home. Things were different at Unleashed -- when we came to pick him up he was still happy to see us but he did not want to come home. \r\nThere are many things that led to his loving Unleashed as much as he does. First, the staff really seems to care (very good staff:dog ratio). Second, care is customized to each dog's individual personality (he was allowed ""down time"" in private when he got over excited). Third, the facility is clean, bright and a generally nice place to be cared for.\r\nUnleashed separates dogs by large/small size and provides individual areas for eating and sleeping. Try it, you will like it! Our dog came home happy, healthy (kept up his weight) and tired (he slept well for several days after returning)\r\nNeighborhood is good, but parking can be a challenge if you are there while the nearby schools let out.

Pros: Care provided, reasonable cost, long hours, web site for making appointments

Cons: No outside area (a plus in winter)

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We tried Unleashed after a bad experience at another daycare where our pup came home with a huge hot spot on her face that had to be shaved and cleared up with antibiotics. Our neighbor recommended Brigid and Unleashed and we couldn't be happier. Our frenchie puppy comes home exhausted and happy. She knows the minute we grab her collar where she's going and she is waiting by the door. The staff knows all the pups by name and it's truly an effort to get her out of there at the end of the day. I wouldn't take Cricket anyplace else. I highly recommend Unleashed for anyone who loves their dog. We bought a package so we can drop her off for the day anytime we're really busy and it works out perfect.

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★★★★★

We tried Unleashed after a bad experience at another daycare where our pup came home with a huge hot spot on her face that had to be shaved and cleared up with antibiotics. Our neighbor recommended Brigid and Unleashed and we couldn't be happier. Our frenchie puppy comes home exhausted and happy. She knows the minute we grab her collar where she's going and she is waiting by the door. The staff knows all the pups by name and it's truly an effort to get her out of there at the end of the day. I wouldn't take Cricket anyplace else. I highly recommend Unleashed for anyone who loves their dog. We bought a package so we can drop her off for the day anytime we're really busy and it works out perfect.

Pros: great customer service, dogs love it

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My almost 2 year old cockapoo is so excited to go to daycare that he starts barking even before I get to the front door. Bridgid and her staff are wonderful. They genuinely seem to love the animals and are very responsive to each dog's needs. I often send an email during the day to see how Chase is doing and usually get an immediate response. The facility is clean and in a great location. I highly recommend it!

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My almost 2 year old cockapoo is so excited to go to daycare that he starts barking even before I get to the front door. Bridgid and her staff are wonderful. They genuinely seem to love the animals and are very responsive to each dog's needs. I often send an email during the day to see how Chase is doing and usually get an immediate response. The facility is clean and in a great location. I highly recommend it!

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We live in Lincoln park and have two dogs. Our trainer recommended Unleashed to us as a great place to board them. This place is so wonderful, that we're afraid they may not want to come home . The Unleashed team is very caring and attentive and truly enjoy their work. I can truly recommend them for your dogs.

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We live in Lincoln park and have two dogs. Our trainer recommended Unleashed to us as a great place to board them. This place is so wonderful, that we're afraid they may not want to come home . The Unleashed team is very caring and attentive and truly enjoy their work. I can truly recommend them for your dogs.

Pros: location, access, care, service

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I would and have recommended Unleashed to my friends with pets. I use Unleashed for doggie daycare and have my dog, Hunter, picked up and dropped off. Hunter gets so excited everytime Bridgid comes to pick him up! I really see the love for animals that Bridgid has and that is why I feel so comfortable trusting her with my little man!

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★★★★☆

I would and have recommended Unleashed to my friends with pets. I use Unleashed for doggie daycare and have my dog, Hunter, picked up and dropped off. Hunter gets so excited everytime Bridgid comes to pick him up! I really see the love for animals that Bridgid has and that is why I feel so comfortable trusting her with my little man!

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Unleashed has been really helpful and friendly since I moved here a few months ago. My dog is able to get out his energy. Daycare has also helped with his behavioral and social issues from my relocation. I do wish they would have a live camera if we wanted to check in and see the dogs play as my old daycare did, but the facilities are really clean and welcoming.

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Unleashed has been really helpful and friendly since I moved here a few months ago. My dog is able to get out his energy. Daycare has also helped with his behavioral and social issues from my relocation. I do wish they would have a live camera if we wanted to check in and see the dogs play as my old daycare did, but the facilities are really clean and welcoming.

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Unleashed is a wonderful place to bring your dogs for daycare and/or boarding when you need to go on vacation. My girlfriend and I recently moved to the city and wouldn't trust any other place with our puppy. Brigid and the staff are so wonderful, and they have helped to train our dog into a well mannered, and very socialized pup... plus day care is a great way to exercise very energetic breeds - which we have really enjoyed!

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Unleashed is a wonderful place to bring your dogs for daycare and/or boarding when you need to go on vacation. My girlfriend and I recently moved to the city and wouldn't trust any other place with our puppy. Brigid and the staff are so wonderful, and they have helped to train our dog into a well mannered, and very socialized pup... plus day care is a great way to exercise very energetic breeds - which we have really enjoyed!

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Our five year old pit is a rescue dog who came from a rough background. We did a lot of work with her to help her relax and learn to trust people and her environment but realized she also needed time to play and be around other dogs to help her socialization process. \r\n\r\nBecause Unleashed really understands the breed and pays attention to the dogs in their care, they are one of the few daycare/overnight facilities that don't lock pit bulls away on their own without even a personality check. Our Toni loves other dogs and has a lot of patience with high energy puppies and dogs, so we were ecstatic that Unleashed provides a safe environment for her to socialize and that she's able to help out by playing with some of the more high energy dogs that can be annoying after a while, even to other dogs. \r\n\r\nWe were also extremely grateful when she stayed with Unleashed for several nights in a row and Bridgid noticed that one day she was just not up to excitement the the big playroom. Toni got some quiet time in the office and a little one-on-one attention, and was ready to go again the next day. That's the kind of attention we give her at home and it's comforting to know that she's getting it at Unleashed as well. The Unleashed environment has helped Toni become a more relaxed, confident and playful dog. We can't thank them enough.

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Our five year old pit is a rescue dog who came from a rough background. We did a lot of work with her to help her relax and learn to trust people and her environment but realized she also needed time to play and be around other dogs to help her socialization process. \r\n\r\nBecause Unleashed really understands the breed and pays attention to the dogs in their care, they are one of the few daycare/overnight facilities that don't lock pit bulls away on their own without even a personality check. Our Toni loves other dogs and has a lot of patience with high energy puppies and dogs, so we were ecstatic that Unleashed provides a safe environment for her to socialize and that she's able to help out by playing with some of the more high energy dogs that can be annoying after a while, even to other dogs. \r\n\r\nWe were also extremely grateful when she stayed with Unleashed for several nights in a row and Bridgid noticed that one day she was just not up to excitement the the big playroom. Toni got some quiet time in the office and a little one-on-one attention, and was ready to go again the next day. That's the kind of attention we give her at home and it's comforting to know that she's getting it at Unleashed as well. The Unleashed environment has helped Toni become a more relaxed, confident and playful dog. We can't thank them enough.

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My dogs are VERY energetic, but one is 12 and the other almost 2, they have different needs. The staff here knows how to treat each of them. They always come home from daycare or boarding happy and tired. And are excited anytime we even drive by Unleashed.\r\n\r\nI have tried many other facilities in the city, but at Unleashed, they really know a breed's traits and how to handle them. For the FIRST TIME EVER at a dog facility, they know how to keep my dogs well behaved without any drama.\r\n\r\nAnother admirable thing about Unleashed, they are entrenched in the rescue community. When I needed rescue advice, they were there with resouces and knowledge. They helped a dog with no future find a loving home that he will have forever. \r\n\r\nSimply put - Unleashed is a great resource for boarding, walking, daycare and advice. When I had troubles with my two, I went to Brigid at Unleashed first. I followed her simple advice and the troubles were gone within days! Even my vet was impressed that the solution was simple and required no medications or monies from my pocket!\r\n\r\nLastly-they even put videos of playtime on Utube for you to check out how your pups played. The site is not open to the public so you don't have to worry about strangers.\r\n\r\nAs you can tell by now, I love this place. They go out of their way for your dogs, oh yeah - and you too!

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★★★★★

My dogs are VERY energetic, but one is 12 and the other almost 2, they have different needs. The staff here knows how to treat each of them. They always come home from daycare or boarding happy and tired. And are excited anytime we even drive by Unleashed.\r\n\r\nI have tried many other facilities in the city, but at Unleashed, they really know a breed's traits and how to handle them. For the FIRST TIME EVER at a dog facility, they know how to keep my dogs well behaved without any drama.\r\n\r\nAnother admirable thing about Unleashed, they are entrenched in the rescue community. When I needed rescue advice, they were there with resouces and knowledge. They helped a dog with no future find a loving home that he will have forever. \r\n\r\nSimply put - Unleashed is a great resource for boarding, walking, daycare and advice. When I had troubles with my two, I went to Brigid at Unleashed first. I followed her simple advice and the troubles were gone within days! Even my vet was impressed that the solution was simple and required no medications or monies from my pocket!\r\n\r\nLastly-they even put videos of playtime on Utube for you to check out how your pups played. The site is not open to the public so you don't have to worry about strangers.\r\n\r\nAs you can tell by now, I love this place. They go out of their way for your dogs, oh yeah - and you too!

Pros: Know dogs and how to treat them, wonderful facility

Cons: Some construction across the street can make parking difficult

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With a nervous rescue dog, Bridgid, Curtis, and the Unleashed staff have gone out of their way to help my dog acclimate to day care, new people, etc. Bridgid is always very responsive and accomodating to even the most last-minute changes/requests. I can't say enough about this place! They take great care of my baby; I wouldn't trust him with anyone else!

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★★★★★

With a nervous rescue dog, Bridgid, Curtis, and the Unleashed staff have gone out of their way to help my dog acclimate to day care, new people, etc. Bridgid is always very responsive and accomodating to even the most last-minute changes/requests. I can't say enough about this place! They take great care of my baby; I wouldn't trust him with anyone else!

Pros: Incredibly accomodating and responsive staff

Cons: None!

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I just moved to Chicago a few months ago and was struggling to find a place to help me take care of my pups while I was at work. Unleashed has been a godsend! The staff is extremely friendly and professional. They genuinely care about my dogs and their well being. My dogs go there 3 times a week for daycare and then the staff walks them 2 times a week out of my home. The pups love the Unleashed staff and their new playmates! Furthermore, the staff has gone out of their way to help me as I adjust to my new work schedule, being quite flexible with my dogs' schedules. \r\n\r\nOne of my dogs in particular has a few socialization issues and Unleashed really took the time to get to know him before introducing him to the other dogs - and everyone has gotten along beautifully!. I've always had a hard time taking him to daycare or boarding in the past because he has acted like I'm abandoning him. At Unleashed, he is so happy to be there he doesn't even notice when I leave! \r\n\r\nThank you Unleashed for making sure my babies are happy and giving me the peace of mind that they are well cared for when I can't be there!

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I just moved to Chicago a few months ago and was struggling to find a place to help me take care of my pups while I was at work. Unleashed has been a godsend! The staff is extremely friendly and professional. They genuinely care about my dogs and their well being. My dogs go there 3 times a week for daycare and then the staff walks them 2 times a week out of my home. The pups love the Unleashed staff and their new playmates! Furthermore, the staff has gone out of their way to help me as I adjust to my new work schedule, being quite flexible with my dogs' schedules. \r\n\r\nOne of my dogs in particular has a few socialization issues and Unleashed really took the time to get to know him before introducing him to the other dogs - and everyone has gotten along beautifully!. I've always had a hard time taking him to daycare or boarding in the past because he has acted like I'm abandoning him. At Unleashed, he is so happy to be there he doesn't even notice when I leave! \r\n\r\nThank you Unleashed for making sure my babies are happy and giving me the peace of mind that they are well cared for when I can't be there!

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I strongly recommend Unleashed. The facility is clean, bright and beautiful. They have large, safe play spaces for the dogs (and can even segregate them by size and play style). And....the boarding facilities are more like home than any other place I've ever used. They have large boarding suites complete with doggie beds and raised feeding stations (for big guys like my 2 rotties). \r\n\r\nI know my dogs are being well cared for when I drop them off at Unleashed (whether its just for the day or for a long weekend stay). The staff is the best in the business. They truly care about my dogs and it is obvious my dogs love them too. They get so excited when we pull up to Unleashed...and they seem disappointed to come home at the end of the day. That - to me - is the true test.\r\n\r\nIn addition to daycare and boarding.....they have also provided dog walking services when one of my dogs had surgery and needed to recover at home. On days I couldn't get home to walk him, someone from Unleashed would come to my home, walk my poor injured boy...and visit with him for awhile. In fact, when he first came back home after surgery I needed to go out one evening. I was afraid to leave him at home unsupervised. He was still in very bad shape. The folks at Unleashed sent someone to babysit (dog sit) the patient for a few hours. My dog got the TLC he needed that evening....and I had peace of mind knowing he was well cared for. The staff at Unleashed is the best. I trust them completely.

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★★★★★

I strongly recommend Unleashed. The facility is clean, bright and beautiful. They have large, safe play spaces for the dogs (and can even segregate them by size and play style). And....the boarding facilities are more like home than any other place I've ever used. They have large boarding suites complete with doggie beds and raised feeding stations (for big guys like my 2 rotties). \r\n\r\nI know my dogs are being well cared for when I drop them off at Unleashed (whether its just for the day or for a long weekend stay). The staff is the best in the business. They truly care about my dogs and it is obvious my dogs love them too. They get so excited when we pull up to Unleashed...and they seem disappointed to come home at the end of the day. That - to me - is the true test.\r\n\r\nIn addition to daycare and boarding.....they have also provided dog walking services when one of my dogs had surgery and needed to recover at home. On days I couldn't get home to walk him, someone from Unleashed would come to my home, walk my poor injured boy...and visit with him for awhile. In fact, when he first came back home after surgery I needed to go out one evening. I was afraid to leave him at home unsupervised. He was still in very bad shape. The folks at Unleashed sent someone to babysit (dog sit) the patient for a few hours. My dog got the TLC he needed that evening....and I had peace of mind knowing he was well cared for. The staff at Unleashed is the best. I trust them completely.

Pros: Great Facility; clean & bright, Great Staff: experienced, professional, caring,

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I have been using Unleashed's services for several months and am very satisfied. My dobie is 8 years old and has not been socialized (rescue dog). We took him to Unleashed after a biting incident in our condo hi-rise. We started with an assessment by Curtis who recommended supervised, muzzled, doggie day care to address his fear of other dogs. (Note: Curtis did not try to 'upsell' us on additional services or one-on-one sessions; he gave us an honest assessment and left the decision to us).\r\n\r\nI was very skeptical of the notion of 'doggie day care' and the efficacy it would have on a dog of his age. I have been amazed at the results. First, our dog looks forward to going to day care (""school"" as we call it) and is excited as we approach their entrance, which implies to me that he is having 'good' experiences. Second, he has made incredible strides in his level of socialization. Prior to going to Unleashed we could barely walk down the sidewalk if other dogs were approaching and now have no issues passing other dogs and have even been comfortable enough to introduce a new lab puppy to our family. Unleashed even gave us advice about techniques on how to introduce the dogs and approaches to ensure a smooth transition to having another dog in the house. Brigid and her staff provide us daily updates on how he is doing and progress he is making. We could not be more pleased with the results.

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★★★★★

I have been using Unleashed's services for several months and am very satisfied. My dobie is 8 years old and has not been socialized (rescue dog). We took him to Unleashed after a biting incident in our condo hi-rise. We started with an assessment by Curtis who recommended supervised, muzzled, doggie day care to address his fear of other dogs. (Note: Curtis did not try to 'upsell' us on additional services or one-on-one sessions; he gave us an honest assessment and left the decision to us).\r\n\r\nI was very skeptical of the notion of 'doggie day care' and the efficacy it would have on a dog of his age. I have been amazed at the results. First, our dog looks forward to going to day care (""school"" as we call it) and is excited as we approach their entrance, which implies to me that he is having 'good' experiences. Second, he has made incredible strides in his level of socialization. Prior to going to Unleashed we could barely walk down the sidewalk if other dogs were approaching and now have no issues passing other dogs and have even been comfortable enough to introduce a new lab puppy to our family. Unleashed even gave us advice about techniques on how to introduce the dogs and approaches to ensure a smooth transition to having another dog in the house. Brigid and her staff provide us daily updates on how he is doing and progress he is making. We could not be more pleased with the results.

Pros: Informed, caring staff who produce results; Enormous, clean, and safe facility

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My dog had some issues with being around other dogs, she just wasn't used to it. Since coming to Unleashed she has gotten a lot better. This was our first experience with a doggy daycare but my big girl loves it. She seems to have a lot of fun there, as she usually comes home tired. Even though she only goes once a week, she gets very excited when we get to the door. Brigid is very friendly and wonderful with my girl, and never has a problem answering my questions. I would highly recommend unleashed!

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My dog had some issues with being around other dogs, she just wasn't used to it. Since coming to Unleashed she has gotten a lot better. This was our first experience with a doggy daycare but my big girl loves it. She seems to have a lot of fun there, as she usually comes home tired. Even though she only goes once a week, she gets very excited when we get to the door. Brigid is very friendly and wonderful with my girl, and never has a problem answering my questions. I would highly recommend unleashed!

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I have two dogs at home, one of whom is dog- aggressive and another that shows a lot of anxiety around other dogs. She will belly-crawl around them, run away with tail between her legs, etc. I decided it was time for her to learn to socialize with other dogs 'normally' and signed up for Unleashed. \r\n On her first day, Tricksy was evaluated, placed with other dogs that the staff knew would best ease her into the experience, and watched her stress level to make sure she didn't 'overload'. By the end of her first afternoon, she had made two doggy friends! What Tricksy really needed- patience and an understanding of her 'special needs', the Unleashed staff provided.\r\n The staff really know what they're doing- they are friendly, attentive, and clearly love dogs. I have seen and tried other daycares and walked away very disappointed. But in Unleashed, Tricksy and I found a winner. I have been recommending it to every dog owner I know!

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I have two dogs at home, one of whom is dog- aggressive and another that shows a lot of anxiety around other dogs. She will belly-crawl around them, run away with tail between her legs, etc. I decided it was time for her to learn to socialize with other dogs 'normally' and signed up for Unleashed. \r\n On her first day, Tricksy was evaluated, placed with other dogs that the staff knew would best ease her into the experience, and watched her stress level to make sure she didn't 'overload'. By the end of her first afternoon, she had made two doggy friends! What Tricksy really needed- patience and an understanding of her 'special needs', the Unleashed staff provided.\r\n The staff really know what they're doing- they are friendly, attentive, and clearly love dogs. I have seen and tried other daycares and walked away very disappointed. But in Unleashed, Tricksy and I found a winner. I have been recommending it to every dog owner I know!

Pros: Knowledgable and attentive staff, tons of space, personality-based play groups

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I had a bad experience with Unleashed. Both of my dogs were bitten while in doggie day care. Both in the same place on their sides. No one at Unleashed told me, and I noticed 2 days later. My one dogs' wound was serious and she required emergency care and surgery -- the incision was 4"" and a drainage tube was installed. She wore a t-shirt to absorb the discharge. Both dogs had to wear head gear for 10 days and I had to closely monitor my female to protect her incision. I discussed this with Unleashed and they deny any responsibility. Since my dogs only socialized THERE once a week and the emergency care facility told me the wounds were 48 hours old and infected...I can't believe their washing their hands of it. We have subsequently called, and emailed them and they do not respond. I asked them to help me with my vet fees of $1500.00 and the fee I prepaid to them for $300.00...but they did not respond. Very very unprofessional, and the amount of time my dogs spent injured, and I took off work to help them isn't even in that equation. I would never use them again.

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I had a bad experience with Unleashed. Both of my dogs were bitten while in doggie day care. Both in the same place on their sides. No one at Unleashed told me, and I noticed 2 days later. My one dogs' wound was serious and she required emergency care and surgery -- the incision was 4"" and a drainage tube was installed. She wore a t-shirt to absorb the discharge. Both dogs had to wear head gear for 10 days and I had to closely monitor my female to protect her incision. I discussed this with Unleashed and they deny any responsibility. Since my dogs only socialized THERE once a week and the emergency care facility told me the wounds were 48 hours old and infected...I can't believe their washing their hands of it. We have subsequently called, and emailed them and they do not respond. I asked them to help me with my vet fees of $1500.00 and the fee I prepaid to them for $300.00...but they did not respond. Very very unprofessional, and the amount of time my dogs spent injured, and I took off work to help them isn't even in that equation. I would never use them again.

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Angus and Alfie are Welsh Terriers. We were going to Stay Modern Dog Hotel for a while. My husband walked by Unleashed a month after they opened and could not believe that such a fabulous place was located five minutes walk from our house. We met Bridgid and her staff and the rest is history. Angus has diabetes and needs daily insulin. He has also recently lost his eyesight. Unleashed has been extremely accommodating to him and they go out of their way to ensure he is happy and calm and still has plenty of group play time. Alfie was a rescue and we were nervous about his lack of social skills with other dogs. Since being at Unleashed Alfie is in daily play groups and has really learned how to play and interact with other dogs. Robert and I feel very fortunate to have such a caring and safe place for our boys to go each week. Unleashed and all the services they provide is truly awesome!!!

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Angus and Alfie are Welsh Terriers. We were going to Stay Modern Dog Hotel for a while. My husband walked by Unleashed a month after they opened and could not believe that such a fabulous place was located five minutes walk from our house. We met Bridgid and her staff and the rest is history. Angus has diabetes and needs daily insulin. He has also recently lost his eyesight. Unleashed has been extremely accommodating to him and they go out of their way to ensure he is happy and calm and still has plenty of group play time. Alfie was a rescue and we were nervous about his lack of social skills with other dogs. Since being at Unleashed Alfie is in daily play groups and has really learned how to play and interact with other dogs. Robert and I feel very fortunate to have such a caring and safe place for our boys to go each week. Unleashed and all the services they provide is truly awesome!!!

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On January 5th 2008 I had to put the best Border Collie ever to sleep. His name was Theo and he was 14 1/2. My wife and I went to the Mid American Border Collie Rescue and adopted not one but two Border Collies. A momma named Lady Jane and her puppy Vallapalooza. Walking past Bridgid's place the day after I got them I decided to go in and check it out. I went in and this person (Bridgid) listened to my story and immediately made room in her heart for my new puppies. It's a state of the art facility which I can't recommend a person or place highly enough. Bridgid and the staff of Unleashed is THE place If you need to board, day care, groom, socialize your pet, reinforce training or whatever...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Bridgid!

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On January 5th 2008 I had to put the best Border Collie ever to sleep. His name was Theo and he was 14 1/2. My wife and I went to the Mid American Border Collie Rescue and adopted not one but two Border Collies. A momma named Lady Jane and her puppy Vallapalooza. Walking past Bridgid's place the day after I got them I decided to go in and check it out. I went in and this person (Bridgid) listened to my story and immediately made room in her heart for my new puppies. It's a state of the art facility which I can't recommend a person or place highly enough. Bridgid and the staff of Unleashed is THE place If you need to board, day care, groom, socialize your pet, reinforce training or whatever...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Bridgid!

Pros: Great people, facilty and Bridgid Nolan is top notch

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When I tell my dog, Cecilia, she is going to Unleashed she starts doing her 'happy dance'. As soon as we turn onto Dayton she cries to get out of the car and can barely contain herself because she is just so excited! She comes home exhausted but not at all stressed. Bridgid and the entire staff take such wonderful care of my pooch and I highly recommend Unleashed.\r\n\r\nI adopted Cecilia last year and was having difficulty with her around other dogs. I did some training sessions with Curtis and he gave me all the tools I need to get her on the right track. With Curtis's help her behavior has drastically improved and she is actually making friends! And it's great that Cecilia gets to visit with Curtis when she goes to Unleashed.\r\n\r\nYou will not be disappointed with Unleashed - they are awesome!

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When I tell my dog, Cecilia, she is going to Unleashed she starts doing her 'happy dance'. As soon as we turn onto Dayton she cries to get out of the car and can barely contain herself because she is just so excited! She comes home exhausted but not at all stressed. Bridgid and the entire staff take such wonderful care of my pooch and I highly recommend Unleashed.\r\n\r\nI adopted Cecilia last year and was having difficulty with her around other dogs. I did some training sessions with Curtis and he gave me all the tools I need to get her on the right track. With Curtis's help her behavior has drastically improved and she is actually making friends! And it's great that Cecilia gets to visit with Curtis when she goes to Unleashed.\r\n\r\nYou will not be disappointed with Unleashed - they are awesome!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great Facility, Convenient Hours

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Unleashed was recommended to me by friends of mine who are breeders. Very nice facility, they really care about your pets and do everything in their power to make sure your loved ones are taken care of. Highly recommend.

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Unleashed was recommended to me by friends of mine who are breeders. Very nice facility, they really care about your pets and do everything in their power to make sure your loved ones are taken care of. Highly recommend.

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We needed to board 3 dogs that have a few issues. 2 are not super trusting of people...well I stand corrected...they LOVED the staff there! They didn't want to come home and were trying to NOT get into the car to go home. Not only are the staff very friendly and professional but they really are dog savvy...they don't just think they are like some other places. Very easy to get in touch with and very accomodating. Will continue to use them in the future and recommend them to others.

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We needed to board 3 dogs that have a few issues. 2 are not super trusting of people...well I stand corrected...they LOVED the staff there! They didn't want to come home and were trying to NOT get into the car to go home. Not only are the staff very friendly and professional but they really are dog savvy...they don't just think they are like some other places. Very easy to get in touch with and very accomodating. Will continue to use them in the future and recommend them to others.

Pros: dog savvy staff, professional, couteous

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I have two dogs; one is sometimes too nervous for social settings and one is so excited about social things she comes off very annoying to other dogs! Unleashed is able to handle them both. I felt very comfortable with the staff and owners and I really really like their set-up. Both my dogs require a little down time and I trust that the staff gives them what they need.\r\nMy dogs come home so tired and I know that their exhaustion is due to lots of physical play with other dogs and with the staff and not from stress. We used to take the dogs somewhere else and not only were the dogs very smelly and often falling ill but they were so stressed they didn't even want to go play!\r\nOne other great feature....they have vets who come to their facility in case you ever need anything. This is a great bonus for me and my dogs! \r\nI'd recommend Unleashed to anyone considering daycare for their dogs. In fact, I suggest people currently at other places check it out too. It's superior to other places without a doubt.

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I have two dogs; one is sometimes too nervous for social settings and one is so excited about social things she comes off very annoying to other dogs! Unleashed is able to handle them both. I felt very comfortable with the staff and owners and I really really like their set-up. Both my dogs require a little down time and I trust that the staff gives them what they need.\r\nMy dogs come home so tired and I know that their exhaustion is due to lots of physical play with other dogs and with the staff and not from stress. We used to take the dogs somewhere else and not only were the dogs very smelly and often falling ill but they were so stressed they didn't even want to go play!\r\nOne other great feature....they have vets who come to their facility in case you ever need anything. This is a great bonus for me and my dogs! \r\nI'd recommend Unleashed to anyone considering daycare for their dogs. In fact, I suggest people currently at other places check it out too. It's superior to other places without a doubt.

Pros: staff, facility, location

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I take my two dogs to Unleashed and they both love it! They are big dogs with lots of energy and I can always count on the Unleashed team to tire out my pups. They always fall asleep on the way home--a very nice treat at the end of the work day. I've tried one other doggy daycare and was not impressed so, was hesitant about trying a new place. But, I've been pleasantly surprised! They actually play with the dogs--they have groups for dogs who love toys and groups for dogs who don't. My dogs are always excited when we arrive in the morning as well--a very good sign in my opinion. I highly recommend Unleashed.

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I take my two dogs to Unleashed and they both love it! They are big dogs with lots of energy and I can always count on the Unleashed team to tire out my pups. They always fall asleep on the way home--a very nice treat at the end of the work day. I've tried one other doggy daycare and was not impressed so, was hesitant about trying a new place. But, I've been pleasantly surprised! They actually play with the dogs--they have groups for dogs who love toys and groups for dogs who don't. My dogs are always excited when we arrive in the morning as well--a very good sign in my opinion. I highly recommend Unleashed.

Pros: Caring, Fun staff

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With the recent dog flu outbreak, we decided to go with in-home pet care and we found the people at Unleashed very trust worthy and reliable. Their references checked out, they promptly return calls/emails and came to our house to meet our dog when it was convenient for us. They also handle surprises well--when an alarm went off at our house, they immediately got a hold of us and made sure our pet was ok. We continue to use them.

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With the recent dog flu outbreak, we decided to go with in-home pet care and we found the people at Unleashed very trust worthy and reliable. Their references checked out, they promptly return calls/emails and came to our house to meet our dog when it was convenient for us. They also handle surprises well--when an alarm went off at our house, they immediately got a hold of us and made sure our pet was ok. We continue to use them.

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I have boarded my dog, Tilly, at Unleashed twice while out of town and I could not be happier with them! I know they take great care of her and the staff really takes the time to find out what the dogs like and need. Bridgid gives Tilly personal attention when she is tired of playing and Kristen told me she made a new best friend when she was there last. Tilly comes home happily exhausted and I am sure she cannot wait to go back. I feel comfortable leaving her there too, and peace of mind is important when it comes to your pet. I would recommend Unleashed to anyone looking for a safe, clean, and interactive facility with an attentive, caring staff. It is a business, of course, but they are animal lovers above all else!

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★★★★★

I have boarded my dog, Tilly, at Unleashed twice while out of town and I could not be happier with them! I know they take great care of her and the staff really takes the time to find out what the dogs like and need. Bridgid gives Tilly personal attention when she is tired of playing and Kristen told me she made a new best friend when she was there last. Tilly comes home happily exhausted and I am sure she cannot wait to go back. I feel comfortable leaving her there too, and peace of mind is important when it comes to your pet. I would recommend Unleashed to anyone looking for a safe, clean, and interactive facility with an attentive, caring staff. It is a business, of course, but they are animal lovers above all else!

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If you're a first time dog owner like I am (with lots of questions), looking for an outstanding, safe, and fun place to take your pooch, Unleashed is that place!! I've taken my dog to other places in Chicago and have hated them. I didn't get a tour around them or a feel for how they ran their play time nor had full confidence in the staff. I trust the staff at Unleashed 110% with my dog and know he's in excellent hands while i'm at work. Viktoria took time to give me a full tour of the place and Bridgid and Kristen seem as happy to see my dog as he is to see them!! They are really sweet to him and he always leaves there happy and tired! The place is very clean, spacious, and just a 10 minute train ride from downtown which I love. They have structured play groups, no-crate boarding, and training classes with a top-knotch trainer. Plus, the website is so dummy proof- I can schedule any service, months in advance, at any time online!! I'm at ease at work knowing that my dog is in great hands at Unleashed. Me and my dog are so glad we found this place!!

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If you're a first time dog owner like I am (with lots of questions), looking for an outstanding, safe, and fun place to take your pooch, Unleashed is that place!! I've taken my dog to other places in Chicago and have hated them. I didn't get a tour around them or a feel for how they ran their play time nor had full confidence in the staff. I trust the staff at Unleashed 110% with my dog and know he's in excellent hands while i'm at work. Viktoria took time to give me a full tour of the place and Bridgid and Kristen seem as happy to see my dog as he is to see them!! They are really sweet to him and he always leaves there happy and tired! The place is very clean, spacious, and just a 10 minute train ride from downtown which I love. They have structured play groups, no-crate boarding, and training classes with a top-knotch trainer. Plus, the website is so dummy proof- I can schedule any service, months in advance, at any time online!! I'm at ease at work knowing that my dog is in great hands at Unleashed. Me and my dog are so glad we found this place!!

Pros: Structure play groups. Genuine staff.

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If you're ever had a bad doggie daycare experience -and I have- you will love Unleashed. These folks are true professionals who care more about your dog than collecting a paycheck. You will never see surly or lazy staff standing around wishing they were somewhere else, they actually get down on the floor and play with your dog. The facility is amazing -clean and new and with an eye toward pet safety and comfort (rubber flooring, large kennels). Plus, my dog doesn't even stink when I pick him up, which is great if you have a dog who hates baths. My dog can be senstive to new people and situations, but they have taken the time to get to know him and work him so that we both feel comfortable when I walk out the door. Another bonus is the convenient location for those folks in the Gold Coast/Old Town area, right near Halsted, North and Clybourn. Neither you (nor your furry friend) will be disappointed with your experience at Unleashed.

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If you're ever had a bad doggie daycare experience -and I have- you will love Unleashed. These folks are true professionals who care more about your dog than collecting a paycheck. You will never see surly or lazy staff standing around wishing they were somewhere else, they actually get down on the floor and play with your dog. The facility is amazing -clean and new and with an eye toward pet safety and comfort (rubber flooring, large kennels). Plus, my dog doesn't even stink when I pick him up, which is great if you have a dog who hates baths. My dog can be senstive to new people and situations, but they have taken the time to get to know him and work him so that we both feel comfortable when I walk out the door. Another bonus is the convenient location for those folks in the Gold Coast/Old Town area, right near Halsted, North and Clybourn. Neither you (nor your furry friend) will be disappointed with your experience at Unleashed.

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Our experiences with other daycare facilities had not been spectacular and were hesitant about boarding our dog for the first time. The Unleashed Pup's facility is amazingly large, with a great playroom upstairs from the boarding area. As other people have said, we got to take a tour of the facility and their large upstairs playroom. Because its new, everything is clean and the owners/staff go to great lengths to make sure it stays that way. Great options and good prices for walking and daycare, though we haven't used them for those services yet. The entire staff is really committed to taking the best care of dogs and they are all closely involved with Lakeshore Animal Shelter, which has its own separate kennel, playroom, and facility connected to Unleashed (we have a special affinity for LSAS since our dog was adopted from there) Its great to see them get a better location and environment in order to adopt more dogs. Definitely worth taking the time to stop in, tour the facility, and meet the staff. We will, without hesitation, go back for boarding and daycare.

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★★★★★

Our experiences with other daycare facilities had not been spectacular and were hesitant about boarding our dog for the first time. The Unleashed Pup's facility is amazingly large, with a great playroom upstairs from the boarding area. As other people have said, we got to take a tour of the facility and their large upstairs playroom. Because its new, everything is clean and the owners/staff go to great lengths to make sure it stays that way. Great options and good prices for walking and daycare, though we haven't used them for those services yet. The entire staff is really committed to taking the best care of dogs and they are all closely involved with Lakeshore Animal Shelter, which has its own separate kennel, playroom, and facility connected to Unleashed (we have a special affinity for LSAS since our dog was adopted from there) Its great to see them get a better location and environment in order to adopt more dogs. Definitely worth taking the time to stop in, tour the facility, and meet the staff. We will, without hesitation, go back for boarding and daycare.

Pros: Great facility, friendly and caring owners

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After taking my dog to another daycare and encountering many problems I decided that I would never take my dog to another daycare facility again. Unleashed has changed my opinion 100%. I was able to tour the entire facility with the owner and meet some of the staff, which made me feel more comfortable leaving my dog in their care. The facility is HUGE and gives off such a homey feeling. My dog is pretty lazy, but the staff gets him to play to the point where he passes out as soon as bring him home.

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★★★★★

After taking my dog to another daycare and encountering many problems I decided that I would never take my dog to another daycare facility again. Unleashed has changed my opinion 100%. I was able to tour the entire facility with the owner and meet some of the staff, which made me feel more comfortable leaving my dog in their care. The facility is HUGE and gives off such a homey feeling. My dog is pretty lazy, but the staff gets him to play to the point where he passes out as soon as bring him home.

Pros: structured play environment, great staff, huge kennels, clean

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I brought my 2 dogs there for the first time the other day, and they had so much fun! The staff/owners were so sweet and attentive, taking the time to answer any questions that I had. One of the owners, Viktoria, said that the best part of the day is when the owners come to pick up their dogs and get to see how happy they are-and she was right! My pups where so pooped when they got home--they must have had a blast! I brought them back today for more fun. I would highly recommend this doggie daycare.

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★★★★★

I brought my 2 dogs there for the first time the other day, and they had so much fun! The staff/owners were so sweet and attentive, taking the time to answer any questions that I had. One of the owners, Viktoria, said that the best part of the day is when the owners come to pick up their dogs and get to see how happy they are-and she was right! My pups where so pooped when they got home--they must have had a blast! I brought them back today for more fun. I would highly recommend this doggie daycare.

 

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