University Village

University Village is the brain trust of Chicago’s near west side. Aptly named because of the large presence of the University of Illinois Chicago. The current boundaries that are considered University Village are between Ashland Avenue on the west and Interstate 90/94 on the east, the Eisenhower Expressway on the north and Roosevelt to the south.

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There are plenty of things to do in the University village with your dog.

Pet-Friendly Places to Eat in University Village

On the weekends, or after a long day at work, it’s just nice to spend some quality time with your fur baby. Not only is this good for you to get out, this is great for dog training because socialization skills are really important for a well behaved dog. Chicago’s University Village is not short on places that love dogs, here are a few where you and Fido can enjoy a brew and a burger.

Monnie Burke’s
1163 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312)243-2410
monnie burke's dog friendly restaurant in university village chicago
Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom
2101 S Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60608
(888) 404-2262
lo rez taprrom dog frinedly resaurant in chicago's university village

Dog Parks in University City

DoGoneFun provides excellent Dog Day Care services, but what about the rest of the time? City dwelling doesn’t always lend itself to having open play spaces at home for the pups. Dogs should have regular exercise even when they aren’t at our facility.

In case you are new or didn’t know, the owner or other responsible person bringing any dog into a dog-friendly area must have a permit and tag issued by a participating Veterinarian for each dog.

University Village Dog Park
1531 S Halsted St,
Chicago, IL 60607
Located between 15th Place and Halstead
University Village Dog Park chicago
Park No. 569
1358 W Monroe St,
Chicago, IL 60607
Located between Monroe and Madison
Park No. 569 Chicago dog park

Vet Services near University Village

You never know when an emergency situation is going to arise. It’s always good to know where your local doctors and hospitals are. It’s not different for the fur babies. Here are a couple of veterinary clinics close to University Village.

Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois
2242 W. Harrison St., Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60612
(312)226-2588

VCA Animal Care Center of Chicago
1248 W Washington Blvd,
Chicago, IL, 60607
312-243-6655

DoGoneFun is a full-service dog center. We service all of the South Loop community with dog boarding, dog daycare, dog grooming, dog walking, pet sitting, and dog training. Stop by and take a tour of our facility, we’d love to meet other dog lovers in the South Loop