Does it seem like moms get more excited than their kids for the first day back to school?

Back-to-School Specials for the month of August:

FREE Nail Trim for your pup when you Buy a Basic Bath

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FREE gourmet Bosco & Roxy cookie for your pup when you show us receipt of this email on your phone

Here are the August happenings at DePAW-


Did you know DePAW has won the award for The BEST Kennel in the Fox Valley area over the years as voted by the community? We not only treat your pets like our own, we have prided ourselves on our  Trained & Caring Staff,  requiring staff to complete yearly continual training in order to provide the best care for your pet, the  Cleanliness of our facility and strict vaccination requirements ensuring the health of all of our furry guests,  Daily Physical Exams & Daily Report Cards of your pets boarding stay and activities,  Temperature Controlled environment, and plenty of  Space to Play for exercise. Come on in and take a tour with us!

Labor Day (September 3rd) is fast approaching and we have already begun filling up on boarding reservations.  Be sure to reserve your space today by calling 630.232.8663  



We would like to share an article recently published on what qualities to look for when searching for a doggie daycare. 

5 Qualities to Look for in a Great Dog Day Care as posted on:


1. Safety


When you hand your pup over to a daycare center, you want to feel confident they will be as safe there as they are at home. The daycare center you choose should include high fences to keep your dog within the facility, shade from the sun in outdoor areas, and an attentive staff to monitor your pet.

*DePAW side note: just like a children's daycare, where kids can pick up a case of pink eye or cold, there are also other risks to kids (even our furry four-legged kids) playing with their friends. Occassionaly play can get "not so friendly" and accidents can and do happen. Similar to kids running too fast in a game of chase and taking a fall and getting scraped, dogs can get into exuberant play and get "little carried away" at times. Our staff is not only trained to keep these accidents to a minimum by having to pass tests on dog behavior, but they are also trained to know how to react quickly to steer these furry kids out of further harm. Not all accidents can be prevented when these furry kids are playing together, chasing bubbles, or jumping up on play equipment, and swimming in kiddie pools so please keep in mind that is the risk to wanting your furry kid to come and play with friends in doggie daycare. DePAW is an industry leader on safety with our daycare and utilizes a "leveling" system with staff and dogs. Come in for a tour and we would love to show you how it works!

2. Clean Facilities


Before settling on a pet daycare, try to schedule an appointment to visit the center. Check to see that the facilities are clean, there are fresh water bowls for the dogs, and that excretions are regularly removed.


3. Adequate Room


When visiting a potential pet daycare, check to see if there are both indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to run and play. The goal of a pet daycare is to allow your pups to socialize and exert themselves in a way they couldn’t at home. If you find that the daycare does not have enough room for the dogs to play, continue your search.


4. Clear Communication With Staff


Being able to communicate openly with the daycare staff is essential to ensuring your dog’s safety and happiness. If your dog has a confrontation with another pup during the day, the daycare staff should inform you of the incident and its resolution. Likewise, if there is an emergency or your dog is injured, they should inform you of this as well.


5. Affectionate Staff


When you leave for the day, your pet does not necessarily understand that you will be back in a few hours and may feel hurt or abandoned. However, if the staff is warm and affectionate, your pup may not feel your absence as vigorously and will feel cared for until you return. When you visit potential daycares, observe how the staff interacts with other dogs to determine if they can care for your dog in a manner with which you're comfortable.


We hope this article was helpful in learning what to look for in a doggie daycare for your pet.  We love feedback and suggestions! Email us your ideas of what you want to see in our newsletters to



Take advantage of our Back-to-School special with a FREE Nail Trim for your pet when you purchase a bath with our kennel staff. This offer is valid through the end of August, just mention you read this offer in our newsletter. "BOGO"!

We also offer Professional grooming with our award-winning "Bubbles & Barks" (by appointment only) by calling 630.232.8663.


DePAW is a proud sponsor for the first Music Matters School in Batavia Music Fest happening this Saturday, August 11th in downtown Batavia. Come on out for some family fun and stop at the DePAW booth to say hello.

More upcoming events:
Pets-a-Palooza - Sept. 16th

Sunday Free Pack Walks 

Want to join some friends with your dog for some exercise in the great outdoors? Come join our Trainer, Emily, for a fun free pack walk. This Sundays walk will be at Les Arends Forest Preserve. Millview Dr., Brossing East over Rte.31.

For complete details on location, guidelines, rules, and inclement weather/cancellation contact info please grab one of the booklets at our front counter or check out our FB Events page.


DePAW is back in stock with a client favorite, "Canna Pet Biscuits for Dogs".  If you aren't in the know about the incredibly effective results for pets with hemp, here is more about it from Canna Pet (click here). This amazing product has helped pets suffering from cancer, pain/inflammation, seizures/epilepsy, skin & allergies, aging, anxiety/phobias, digestive issues, joints/mobility, and much more. So many of our clients have sworn this is a lifesaver for their pets! Let us know if there is a product you would like to see us carry for your pet.

DePAW has added an email for our clients to contact us regarding their pets health issues or concerns.   Feel free to email us with specific health-related questions or concerns.

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DePAW University, Canine Campus, located at 100 S. Glengarry Dr. Geneva, IL 60134, wants to thank you for bringing your furry family members to us to care for each and every day! We welcome any feedback on how we are doing and how we can help serve you and your pet better!