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Boarding Services — Premier Dog Care

Sometimes life throws you a curveball and you have to go somewhere that’s not dog-friendly. When you need to board your dog while you’re away, The Defender Farm is there for you with dependable dog boarding services.

Read on to learn about what we can do for you!

When To Board Your Dog

Let us be your dog’s home away from home with our dog boarding services. Choosing quality boarding services has many benefits over leaving your dog with a family member or friend.

You may consider boarding for any of the following reasons:

  • Extended travel
  • Honeymoon
  • Hospital stay
  • Business trip

No matter why you need our services, we’re committed to boarding your dog safely.

*The Defender Farm recommends that all doggy daycare and boarding members be previously kennel trained and prepared to interact safely with other animals.

Why Board With Us

Here on our farm, we’re proud to provide top-quality services to keep your dog safe, comfortable and happy. We have large kennels and sprawling fenced-in lawns that allow for lots of movement and freedom. Your dog will be kept on our property where they’ll be given plenty of opportunities for play and socialization.

All dogs must be in good health and have up-to-date vaccinations to stay at The Defender Farm. You can trust that your dog is in good hands when you board with us. Read on to learn more about our services.

How Do I Make Reservations?

For reservations at The Defender Farm, please start by submitting a reservation request. All reservations must be confirmed before bringing your dog for boarding. We’re happy to discuss all the options we have to offer, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Our operating hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 6AM–6PM
  • Saturday: 9AM–4PM
  • Sunday: 9AM–12PM

When Is Check-In And Check-Out?

On arrival day, you may check in at any time during our operating hours. We do ask that, during the week, you check in by 5PM so your dog has a chance to settle in before we close for the day.

On check-out day, you may check out any time during our operating hours. If you check out after 1PM, you’ll be charged for the day.

Can I Bring My Dog’s Own Food?

You can absolutely bring your own food! We just ask that you separately bag and label each meal. We want your dog to be as comfortable as possible, which can include the comfort of their normal meals.

Can I Bring A Favorite Toy For My Dog?

Yes! We’d love to interact with your dog and let them play with their favorite toy. We just ask that you limit the number of toys to three per dog.

Reach Out To Us Today!

When you’re ready to board your dog, please fill out a reservation request form. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your furry family member!

Boarding Pricing:

  • Boarding fee: $45/day per dog.
    • Pay is collected for the day of boarding at drop off, but there is no boarding fee for day of pick up if your dog(s) have been picked up before noon.
The Defender Farm is rated 4.7 based on 13 reviews online
Chicago, IL
5470 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
Harvard, IL
10607 White Oaks Rd
Harvard, IL 60033