• BEST DOG GROOMER IN CHICAGOLAND

    . . . So says the Chicago Tribune!

    WE ARE OPEN for business!

    On Thursday April 23, Governor Pritzker announced that as of MAY 1, 2020 pet grooming may resume under strict guidelines of social distancing and public health protocols and face coverings for all, including all our clients. He also extended the Shelter in Place order to the end of May.

    We are instituting very strict sanitation protocols and 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. 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. YOU SHOULD BE MASKED when leaving your home.

    ALL CLIENTS are asked to now RESUME CALLING the shop during business hours (847-LUV-DOGS) to request appointments.

    Most of all we love and have missed you and we are glad to be back in business, even with these limitations. We all have learned about how much we mean to each other, and we pray that all of you stay healthy and safe. This is an historic and difficult time in our lives and in the Human Story writ large. It calls upon the very best in us to care for each other, to show courage, commitment, and sacrifice for the whole of humanity. 

    NOW THAT WE ARE BACK TO BUSINESS, things are DIFFERENT - we will be maintaining STRICT social distancing and sanitation protocols. This is BECAUSE we care for you and we are still in a pandemic and likely to remain this way until better medical treatment/prevention for the coronavirus is found. 

    1. We will not be admitting clients to the lobby of the shop or allowing owner-stay grooms. No walk in nail trims but for more urgently needed nail trims only, a masked staff member will step outside to do the nail trim with your assistance but YOU MUST BE MASKED. All pets entering the building must be immediately bathed. Daycare is closed for now but we are working on a plan to re-open soon. We will be able to still sell you supplies such as dog food, grooming equipment, treats, etc. Handle all such requests over the phone by calling 847-LUV-DOGS.

    2. All appointment times will be spaced out, our capacity reduced, and we will need EVERYONE TO BE EXACTLY ON TIME for their appointments and for pickup. 15 minutes exactly between every intake requires that everyone must be ON TIME. If you book an appointment and miss your time slot, you will be charged for the full appointment cost. We will be in very tight financial and time management stress for a while and really appreciate your cooperation to be reliable and on time for your appointments.

    3. Call the shop and 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.

    4. Wear a mask and wash hands carefully whenever you leave your home. REMOVE ALL COLLARS, Leashes, bandanas etc from the dog before leaving out front. All our staff will be wearing PPE's and practicing strict social distancing all day. We have purchased enhanced UV light tool disinfection equipment, and will be carefully disinfecting every surface all day long.

    5. At Drop-Off, we have a double-gated pen out front of the shop that you will place your dog in, carefully closing each gate as you pass through into the inner area to release your dog. This double-gated airlock system will prevent escapes - please follow instructions carefully! Remove ALL items from home - collar, leash, etc - do not leave ANYTHING on the dog. Close them in the inner area of the pen Return to your car, but stay in sight until we have wheeled your dog inside. We will reverse the process at pickup.

    6. We will be placing your dog immediately into the tub for full wash down. Our staff will be masked and gloved and wearing PPEs and bleaching their shoes and practicing social distancing all day every day. 

    7. 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. Please do not try to talk to staff at drop off. We are instituting a temporary 10% pandemic surcharge to help keep our business open financially at a time where our ability to work the volumes we previously worked 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 are no longer necessary, the surcharge will be ended.

    8. Cats are being groomed on one Sunday a month only for now. Please call 847-LUV-DOGS during business hours to request an appointment.

    By being consistent with these new strict public health protocols we hope to be able to safely groom your pets while keeping you and our staff safe as well.  

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

    Look for updates on our Facebook page, on this website, and our Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

    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.

    On Friday April 17, Federal CISA Guidelines moved all Pet Care professionals from non-essential to essential in their national recommendations to states. Jennifer is Co-President of the Illinois Professional Pet Groomers Association and led a statewide organized effort to give Pet Grooming essential status as soon as possible given other public health priorities.ad two new important blogs by Jennifer on home pet grooming care while groomers are shut down, and about the beginning of Skunk Season: https://www.lovefurdogs.com/blog/ 

    Jennifer sent out a mass email and posted a blog with two videos in it, exclusively for clients of Love Fur Dogs, with helpful HOW TO information about taking care of your dog's grooming needs while Shelter In Place is in effect. If you did NOT receive this email and you are an established client of Love Fur Dogs, please check your spam folders and then email Jennifer to Grooming@LoveFurDogs.com. They are linked on the blog mentioned above.

    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.

    An April 12 report from the AVMA stated that there is NO evidence that pets can get or transmit COVID-19. All evidence points to human transmission as being the only source of the virus. There are a few rare reports of literally only a handful of pets worldwide with the virus and still no evidence of human transmission. But pets are, like everything else, a "dirty surface" that can give the virus a ride. CDC and AVMA are recommending that you do not play kissy face with your pets - no licking, and treat them like any other dirty surface with frequent hand washing. This is why all our staff will be in PPE and will be immediately and thoroughly washing all pets who enter the shop. Soap and water are adequate to wash the virus off of a dog or cat.

     

    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. Enjoy our May 2020 radio ad here.

    Not only do we consistently deliver the best in grooming for any dog or cat, we also have the area's first TheraClean Microbubble machine, a cutting edge new technology not just for dogs but for ALL mammals who have pores and follicles, including much human medical applications.

    We use microbubble baths to treat a variety of skin and coat conditions where germs, viruses, fungi, old dead skin and hair pieces, dirt, allergens, etc., 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.