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  • BEST DOG GROOMER IN CHICAGOLAND

    . . . So says the Chicago Tribune!

    We are RE-OPEN for business as of May 1, 2020! Daycare and Taxi Service resume June 1! 

    We have instituted strict sanitation protocols and are providing PPE's for all staff. Clients will not be admitted into the shop, and there is a double-gated outside pen for dogs to be dropped off.

    CURB DROP OFF INSTRUCTIONS: Wear a mask. Place your dog inside the second gated pen out front. Carefully step through each gate, closing it behind you, then REMOVE ALL collars and leashes and close your dog inside the inner pen. Close both gates one at a time as you exit, to ensure no escapes.

    Daycare dogs must leave a collar on, but take their leashes.

    YOU SHOULD BE MASKED when leaving your home - please do not come to Love Fur Dogs without being masked.

    ALL CLIENTS are to CALL the shop during business hours (847-LUV-DOGS) to schedule ALL appointments. Daycare will be strictly limited to ten dogs a day, so call ahead for reservations. 

    Please do not bring your dog if you or anyone in your home are sick or have been exposed to the virus. Everyone is relying on everyone else now to "self-police" and self-quarantine to reduce spread of the virus.

    We have purchased enhanced UV light tool disinfection equipment, and will be carefully disinfecting every surface all day long.

    ALL GROOMING INSTRUCTIONS and PAYMENT will take place over the phone (calling 847-LUV-DOGS) and electronically. No cash or checks will be taken - only credit card payments via your card on file.

    We are instituting a temporary 10% pandemic surcharge on top of the basic grooming price for all groom clients to help keep our business open financially at a time where our ability to work the volume of dogs we previously had are compromised by these new protocols. We are sorry to have to do this, but if we do not, we will go bankrupt, and we know our clients support our staying open! Once these spaced out protocols that limit our income are no longer necessary, the surcharge will be ended. We have been grateful that everyone supports and understands our tenuous circumstances in re-opening under these conditions.

    We highly recommend our microbubble treatments for the DEEPEST POSSIBLE CLEANING of any dog or cat!

    If you have questions about COVID-19 and your pets, we urge you to seek out reliable scientific sources of official information such as www.cdc.gov, www.WHO.int, and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association www.wsava.org for more information on the virus.

    AND WATCH OUT! THE SKUNKS ARE BACK! And with all professional pet groomers closed, you want to take extra care to PREVENT a skunk hit on your family dog. See the BLOG section of this website for more on preventing and treating skunk attacks on dogs.

     

    Jennifer has been the initial proud sponsor of WCPT Radio AM 820 in Chicagoland Pet of the Month Adoption effort. WCPT is the nation's largest independently owned radio station. A local rescue will provide a wonderful new candidate to find a Forever Home each month. Listen to our first Fall 2019 WCPT radio ad here and our January 2020 radio ad here. Listen to our NEW May 2020 radio ad here.

    We use our amazing Thera-Clean microbubble baths to treat a variety of skin and coat conditions where germs, viruses, fungi, old dead skin and hair pieces, dirt, allergens, etc., that are trapped down inside pores and follicles.

    Microbubbles will give your pet the cleanest clean of their lives. Our microbubble treatments are singularly effective on removing yeast, fungus, bacteria, allergens, and a host of other problems from deep inside the pores and follicles of your dog or cat's skin.  It is even the MOST effective approach to clean skunk smell from your dog.

    Jennifer is an International Certified Master Groomer and a Certified Canine Esthetician who is trained in the use of the highest quality and most innovative skin and coat care products and techniques to help your dog or cat restore or maintain the healthiest skin and coat possible. We have helped many pets with chronic, seasonal, or occasional skin and coat problems.

    Please CALL US to schedule an appointment (847-LUV-DOGS).

    When scheduling a grooming you can reserve a recurring appointment, guaranteeing the day and time of your choice for the rest of the year, or schedule the one appointment you need now. All grooming and daycare clients are urged to book in advance.

     

  • Award-winning pet care for your grooming needs

    And Doggie Daycare too!

    Our groomers are ready to pamper your beloved pet. We are proud of our efforts to lead the industry:

    • Named by the Tribune as Best Groomer in Chicagoland in Chicago Magazine
    • Certified Master Groomer for four decades
    • Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins appears on Season 3 of the Hulu national TV Series Small Business Revolution as the "Expert Groomer" helping an Alton, IL dog groomer to improve her business.
    • Voted "Best Dog Groomer" of the year by NextDoor Winnetka
    • First dog grooming salon in the region to be AKC S.A.F.E. Certified
    • HomeGuide Five Star Certified
    • Named top 20 BEST by Expertise.com across 700 pet groomers in the Chicagoland area 
    • Barkleigh Honors Nominated for Best Up and Coming Speaker of the Year nationally at Dog Grooming Conferences
    • Listed in the TOP 50 Dog Grooming Blogs In The World
    • The First TheraClean Microbubble machine technology in the region providing the best treatment and deep, natural clean for skin issues from inside the pores and follicles out! Works amazingly well on skunk attacks, helps with shedding and any skin problem - allergies, fungal, parasitic and bacterial infections, old age, etc. Treat your pet to a TheraClean microbubble bath for the best, gentlest clean of their life!

    At Love Fur Dogs, your four-legged best friend will get a loving, skilled, careful groom that always includes:

    • Thorough gentle bath and quality condition geared to your pet's coat type, using plant-based shampoos and high quality natural products
    • Nail trims and Ear cleaning
    • De-shedding and De-matting, full Brush and Comb out
    • Careful cleaning and trimming of sanitary areas - pads, genital, rectal
    • A six-point well-being check 
    • Professional education and evaluation with our Certified Master Groomer Jennifer on your dog's skin and coat care

    Haircuts are based on our breed standard expertise and artistic design to owner specifications. We are especially well known for our longer and hand-scissored cuts. Unlike other less experienced groomers, we do not routinely shave dogs down. They will get the full fluffy trim that you request! 

    We are also well known for our state of the art therapies for skin and coat problems. We are certified and well-trained experts in various skin and coat problems, offering topical dermatology treatments for allergies, fungal or bacterial problems, skunk attacks and parasites, as well as many other skin and coat issues. And we now are the FIRST in the Chicagoland area in offering the incredible new Thera-Clean microbubble technology hydrobaths that are revolutionizing pet skin treatments throughout the veterinary world.

    Love Fur Dogs also carries the best in dog food and other grooming, treats, and pet supplies in our lobby. Our happiest family members play each day in our spacious staff-supervised weekday indoor group Doggie Playcare, where our discount package prices are among the best in the area.

  • Day Hours
    Monday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    Tuesday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    Wednesday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    Friday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    Saturday 8:00 A.M. to Grooming Completion
  • Our Grooming Services

  • Our Professional and Courteous staff will have your canine companion looking and feeling their best!

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    Dog Grooming

    Dog Grooming

    Our Professional and Courteous staff will have your canine companion looking and feeling their best!

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  • We also love to work with your feline companions, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, and other small pets. We make housecalls for the pets that do not travel well. Our grooming and spa services will have them looking purrfect!

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    Cat & Other Small Pet Grooming

    Cat & Other Small Pet Grooming

    We also love to work with your feline companions, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, and other small pets. We make housecalls for the pets that do not travel well. Our grooming and spa services will have them looking purrfect!

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  • Not enough time in the day to coordinate a drop-off or pickup of your pet? Let us do the work for you!

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    Pet Taxi

    Pet Taxi

    Not enough time in the day to coordinate a drop-off or pickup of your pet? Let us do the work for you!

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  • Our state of the art Therapeutic Spas will have your pet pampered beyond compare!

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    Therapeutic Spas

    Therapeutic Spas

    Our state of the art Therapeutic Spas will have your pet pampered beyond compare!

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  • Your canine companion deserves the Doggie Daycare while you are at work or away from home - and we are here to help!

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    Doggie Daycare

    Doggie Daycare

    Your canine companion deserves the Doggie Daycare while you are at work or away from home - and we are here to help!

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  • We carry only the BEST in nutrition for your dog, the highest quality foods, treats, and healthy supplements!

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    Pet Supplies

    Pet Supplies

    We carry only the BEST in nutrition for your dog, the highest quality foods, treats, and healthy supplements!

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  • Service Details

  • Thorough, Gentle Bath and Deep Conditioning appropriate to your pet's coat type - Blow Dry - Brush Out - Nail Trimming - Ear Cleaning - Full Artistic Haircut to owner and breed specifications - including the Finest in Hand Scissoring - Dematting and Deshedding  - Handstripping of Wire-Coat breeds - Six-Point Well-Being Check - Microbubble and Spa Therapies - Rewarding Treats!

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  • Bath Only - Drop-in De-Shed, Brush & Comb Out & Nail Trims - Teeth and Ear Cleaning  - Flea and Tick Checks and Treatments - Post-Beach sand or mud cleanups - De-Skunking - Quick Spot Trims, Full Haircuts - And More!

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  • Testimonials

  • 100% improvement in our Shih Tzu Max's chronic awful foot fungal infection after Love Fur Dog's amazing microbubble treatments. And such a common condition! His feet have been so bad for so long, he had become depressed, unwilling to move around on them, they were painful and bloody. Now he is walking again, jumping back to normal activity. The friendly, caring staff has really helped our beloved dog who was truly suffering. THANK YOU!

    Lydia W.

  • So incredibly happy! Same price as my old groomer- way better cut.

    Margaret R

  • We took our puppy to Love Fur Dogs and were DELIGHTED with the entire experience. Friendly, knowledgeable owner and staff, loving environment and wonderful results. We will be returning! Love watching our girl prance around the house – she knows she looks great.

    Megan C.