Founded in 2018, Dog Den Chicago is a small facility dedicated to the highest quality of care and training for dogs of all sizes. By limiting our intake, staff can spend time with each pup and get to know your dog’s individual personality, quirks, and habits. Group Play Sessions are always monitored by Dog Den staff members and our trainers are passionate about what they do. Dog Den Chicago stands firmly behind balanced training methods and recognizes that it is the absolute best way to train a dog. Dog Den Chicago takes pride in being friendly, knowledgeable, and professional in all situations.

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Owner and founder, Alexa has been working with dogs for nearly 10 years and has done it all. She has worked in a veterinary office, with rescue, in boarding/daycare, grooming, and training. However, it was her passion for training and boarding and dissatisfaction with other facilities that pushed her to start her own business. What started as a small operation, working with her partner Eddie out of their home, quickly outgrew that home setting. Opening a facility was the next step in being able to host and help more amazing dogs. With the help of family and friends, Alexa’s dream came true. Alexa and Eddie have been running Dog Den Chicago since its inception in 2018. They are dedicated to professionalism in the industry, continuing education to learn how to better serve their clients, and maintaining the highest standards in canine care.

The youngest member of the Dog Den team can sometimes be found hanging out with her mom or dad behind the counter. During pick up or drop off you may meet Aria, Alexa, and Eddie’s toddler daughter. She is already dog-obsessed.

Alexa and Eddie have an Australian Shepherd named Koba and a mixed breed named Cali at home. Cali loves to use her nose and Koba will chase a ball for hours.

Meet The Dog Den Team

Savana

Savana has been in dog daycare and boarding for over 2 years, all at Dog Den Chicago. She has a cat named C-Czar and dreams of having a Dalmatian someday. Savana is passionate about nail design and also works as a nail technician.

Favorite part about working at Dog Den: Spending time with dogs at work since she can’t have one of her own.

Emma

Emma has worked with dogs for 5 years. She loves working in boarding and daycare but found her true calling in grooming. She is currently in grooming school.

During Emma’s free time she loves spending her time swimming. She has two Australian Shepherds at home, Opal and Rose. Emma has family who lives on a farm and has grown up around and loved herding breeds.

Emma’s favorite breeds are Australian Shepherds and German Shepherds

Favorite part about working at Dog Den: Opportunities and encouragement to develop skills and grow.

 

Angelica "Angie"

Angie has spent many years dedicated to working with rescues to catch stray and lost dogs in Chicago. She has helped countless lost dogs be reunited with their owners. In addition, Angie has welcomed fosters waiting to be adopted into her home. When she started working professionally in boarding and daycare, Angie caught the dog training “bug” and has been hooked ever since. In her 4 years in the field, Angie has been learning animal behavior and is on her way to becoming a professional dog trainer herself.

Angie has a Chihuahua named Grace and a mixed breed named Ozzy at home. She hopes to one day have a German Shepherd that she can compete in dog sports with. During her free time, Angie loves going on walks, drawing, and photography.

Favorite part about working at Dog Den: Playing with the dogs in the snow during winter.

Abby

Abby is new to the field and doing great! She has two pups at home, Winnie, a Bulldog and a mixed breed, Cleo. She also has two cats named Clarence and Phoebe. Abby is drawn to Boston Terriers, Classic American Bullies, and Rottweilers but loves how unique mutts are. During her free time, Abby loves to dance and teach dance.

Favorite part about working at Dog Den: Our furry and human clients!

Lily

Lily has been working in doggie daycare for 2 years. She has a cat named Cooper at home and has to get her dog fix from work until she gets a dog of her own. Not having a dog hasn’t stopped her from training animals though! Cooper the cat knows many tricks and loves performing for treats. In addition to dogs and cats, Lily loves horses and rides in her free time.

Favorite part about working at Dog Den: The positive environment and hanging out with dogs all day!