We are so lucky that Miss Ruth can squeeze us into her schedule, as she is quite popular and a very busy dog!
This girl manages to run a household of four humans, a cat, and two turtles all the while providing animal related therapy to children in need.
Beauty, brains and a sweet soul: this Naperville girl is the whole package!
We are kicking off our fourth school year with Naperville dog, Ms. Molly, and we are loving her as much as ever! This happy, silly, “teddy bear” of a girl has nothing but love in her heart and an incredible family to match.
Molly had a big summer watching her awesome mama say “I do” and seeing her big brother off to his first year of college. We love you all, and we’re sending big congrats from the Out-U-Go! Naperville family!
Ms. Sierra keeps us entertained at each visit, but more importantly, this silly Naperville cat keeps herself entertained. A cat who surfs the web? Absolutely!
What a fun girl she is, and boy oh boy she can play fetch as good as any canine around!
Thanks for being such a great kitty, Sierra!
Keeping your four-legged child bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is of the utmost importance to loving pet parents. At home, you can ensure that your furry baby is happy and healthy through everyday activities, such as:
- Taking long walks on the beach (or sidewalk)
- Giving zillions of belly rubs
- Feeding delicious & nutritious meals
- Falling asleep on the couch together watching Lassie reruns
In addition to the above, it is essential to find a great Naperville, IL vet to care for your pet in sickness and in health. We’ve put together a list of some of the best vets in Naperville and its surrounding area to help you get started in your search for Fido’s perfect match!
- Danada Veterinary Hospital
10 W. Loop Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
Mon – Fri (7am – 7pm)
Saturday (7am – 12pm)
Danada Veterinary Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital providing comprehensive medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other small animals. Danada Veterinary Hospital prides itself on superior medicine in a timely manner within a friendly, clean environment.
- Ness Exotic Wellness Center
1007 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
Mon – Thurs (9am – 8pm)
Friday (9am – 6pm)
Saturday (8am – 2pm)
Ness Exotic Wellness Center provides comprehensive services for birds and exotic pets as well as holistic pet care for dogs and cats. They offer Chiropractic and Acupuncture, along with herbal therapy, homeopathy and various other therapies. They will work with your conventional small animal veterinarian to complement their traditional western therapy with the array of holistic modalities that they offer.
- The Welcome Waggin’
Flexible weekday and weekend hours are available by appointment. To schedule home veterinary services, call 630.699.3113 or send an email to: email@example.com.
The Welcome Waggin’ was founded by Dr. Lisa McIntyre with the goal of providing exceptional care and service in your pet’s home environment.
By minimizing the stress of travel, reducing the likelihood of disease transmission, and observing your pet in its natural surroundings, they are able to help maintain your companion’s optimal health and well-being. Home veterinary care is ideally suited for working professionals, busy parents, multiple pet owners, the elderly or disabled, and owners of animals that become anxious in a hospital setting.
Best of luck choosing a great veterinarian in Naperville, IL!
Finding great, scenic dog walking routes in Naperville is something we’re always sniffing around for. While Sherlock’s nose is to the ground (searching for squirrel clues, of course!), it’s a treat for parents to take in such sights as unique architecture, local history, or beautiful natural landscapes. Our paws have done some walkin’, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite routes across town for you and your pups to check out!
- Naperville Riverwalk: The Naperville Riverwalk was created in 1981 as a permanent commemorative to honor Naperville’s 150th anniversary. Considered the “crown jewel” of Naperville, the Riverwalk is a place of beauty and tranquility along the West Branch of the DuPage River. It features 1.75 miles of brick paths, fountains, bridges, meeting and event places, outdoor sculpture and artwork, recreational facilities, and celebratory memorials. The Riverwalk is a preferred destination and an ideal place to stroll, unwind, and reflect. Come relax and enjoy the scene. The Riverwalk is dog-friendly and has plenty of fun for all.
- Green Valley Forest Preserve: Over three-quarters of Greene Valley’s 12 miles of marked trails are open to hikers, bicyclers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. A beautiful area with an extensive plant list — over 540 native species — makes the 1,414-acre Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville one of the county’s most botanically diverse sites. Within the high-quality oak woodland north of 79th Street, an area one former owner set aside for plant and animal conservation more than 50 years ago, native wildflowers provide spectacular spring displays. This Trail Guide and Parking Map is helpful!
- Tree Trek Trail: Tree Trek is a 1-mile self-guided hike. Signs along the path point out 11 different trees and give descriptions of their bark, seeds and leaves. For information on how to get started, visit the information sign south of the Thunderbird Road parking lot.
- Off-Leash Dog Area: Dogs with valid Forest Preserve District permits can enjoy Greene Valley’s fully fenced, 16-acre off-leash area, which features a separate section for dogs under 25 pounds. Owners should call Visitor Services Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (630) 933-7248 for permit applications and information.
- Illinois Prairie Path: May Theilgaard Watts, a naturalist retired from the Morton Arboretum, had a dream. She had walked the footpaths of England and hiked the Appalachian Trail. She realized there was a golden opportunity to create something similar right here in the western suburbs.
The Illinois Prairie Path is a multi-use nature trail for non-motorized public use. It spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties in northeasten Illinois. A former right-of-way for the old Chicago Aurora & Elgin electric railroad, it was the first U.S. rail-to-trail conversion in the nation in the 1960′s. The Path is filled with dog friendly trails and is surfaced primarily with a crushed limestone surface, which is easy on feet and bike tires alike, and sheds water quickly following rainfall.
Don’t let Mr. Otis fool you–he’s almost 15 years old but has got the heart and soul of a pup half his age!
We have the pleasure of seeing this sweet boy all week long and can’t get enough of his kind nature and gentle way–and boy, oh boy, he kills us with cuteness, as you can see in his featured dog photo! Thanks Mr. Otis for brightening our days!
Support Naperville Area Humane Society on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Seager Park in Naperville to learn fun ways to keep you and your pet healthy. Wags & Wellness is one of the many great summer family and dog events in Naperville IL, featuring fun activities, health screenings and healthy tips for both people and pets. Pets welcome!
Area businesses that will be showcasing their healthy products and services include us (Out-U-Go! Naperville), Edward Hospital, Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Wehrli Frisbee Dogs, Doga (doggy yoga), Pet Reiki and Communication, Spay Illinois, Chiro One Wellness, LaVida Massage, YMCA, Paws in Time, Vitality Chiropractic Care, and Two Bostons.
It will be a fun day where you can try Doga, exercise with YMCA, watch a Frisbee Dog demonstration, and more. See you there!
Join us in the 2nd Annual Naperville Area Humane Society Human Race run/walk!
The event takes place on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 AM at the Esplanade at Locust Point in Downers Grove. It is a 5K run or 2 mile fitness walk. All ages can participate and dogs are welcome on the fitness walk. Be part of the Naperville Area Humane Society team for this exciting event.
We have set a goal of raising $10,000. NAHS will use the funds raised from this event for shelter renovations and to continue providing exceptional care to the dogs and cats in our community.
Registration opens January 15 and the entry fee is $30 for walkers and $35 for runners if you register online; registration is $5 higher per category if you register offline and $10 higher per category if you register on event day. Register online now, or learn more about the Naperville Area Humane Society Human Race event.
If you can’t participate this year, you can still support Team NAHS! Visit the NAHS team fundraising page and pledge your support today!
For over a year, Naperville Pet Sitting Superstar, Marci, has been brightening the days of her regular pups and kitties and keeping things under control with her calm, patient way.
She works full-time at another job and still manages to give her route 110%, with rarely a day missed–we don’t know how she does it, but we sure feel lucky that she’s with us!
For more information about Naperville, IL, Tog Dog Aschley and her furry family, paw through our spiffy new staff profiles!
Dog parents understand the importance of finding a great local dog park. Dog parks are a great resource for your furry friend to run to his heart’s content, interact with other dogs, sniff new things, and buddy up to humans in attempts to gain cookies. It is also a great place for pet parents to meet like-minded neighbors and share fur-children stories! We’ve put together a list of the best dog parks in Naperville, IL to help you find a spot with the amenities, space, and cookie-dispensing humans that your pup is looking for!
- SpringBrook Prairie Dog Park: SpringBrook Prairie Dog Park in Naperville is located at 83rd St., West of Book Rd. The dog park is open daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset. Dogs with valid Forest Preserve District permits can enjoy Springbrook Prairie’s off-leash area at the 83rd Street trailhead. Owners must have their dogs’ purchased permits in their possession when in the off-leash area. Applications for annual and daily permits are available through Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rules for the off-leash area are posted at the preserve. Dogs must be on leashes no greater than 10 feet in length in all other areas of the preserve, including the parking lots.
- Green Valley Forest Preserve: Like SpringBrook Prairie Dog Park, Green Valley Forest Preserve is part of the Dupage County Forest Preserve and requires dogs to have a permit. Located at Green Valley Rd. & Hobson Rd. in Naperville, there are actually two dog parks here: a large area for big dogs and a smaller separate area for small dogs. Also offered at the park is a water fountain and a nice shaded bench. For more information, call the park at 630-933-7200.
- Whalon Lake Dog Park: Whalon Lake Dog Park provides an 8-acre fenced exercise area where dogs can run free. The Dog Park also features a smaller 2.5-acre park for dogs under 30 pounds. A shelter and benches provide comfort for the canines’ human companions. A permit is required for use of the Dog Park. Visit Forest Preserve District of Will County for the fee structure. Other amenities at Whalon Lake include multi-purpose trails, picnic shelters, and access to an 80-acre lake for boating and fishing. The park is located at 1480 Royce Rd. in Naperville, can be reached at 815-727-8700, and is open from 6:00 a.m. to Sunset (April – October) and 8:00 a.m. to Sunset (November – March).
Have fun exploring!