Happy "HOWL"oween! Get your FREE gourmet dog treat by showing us receipt of this email on your phone (or printed out) during your visit from now until end of business October 31st!

Come in and try us and let us show you and your furry family member why DePAW continually wins awards for best kennel, trainer, and groomer in the area!

"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three treats in your pocket and give him only two of them." - Phil Pastoret

*Notice: effective January 1, 2018 DePAW will have a price increase in our services in order to continually better serve the needs of our clients and their furry family members. We thank you for being such loyal and valuable customers and we are excited at how many new clients and pets we have seen this year! Thank you to all of you who have referred DePAW and helped us grow and continually be voted the premiere pet facility in the area! We appreciate your patience, trust, and support while we try and grow with you! - The DePAW Staff

Back to School Pet Photo Contest Winner:

Congratulations to "Clarence" the dog for getting the most likes on his photo in our recent contest! It was a close one and we thank Olaf along with Maliki for participating and hope everyone enjoyed their contest gifts!

Student Yearbook Photo Dates:

Want to have your pets photo included in our 2017 DePAW Yearbook? We will have a photo station set up from Nov.1 thru Nov.15 in our lobby, FREE of charge, where you can have your pets photo taken next to a chalkboard with their name and any optional funny quote/phrase/saying about them you would like to write. Feel free to whip out your phones for your own picture too! Photos will be taken by our staff, but please be patient if we are assisting checking in/out dogs before we can snap your pets photo! These photos will be submitted for our annual yearbook which are for sale early part of 2018.

DePAW in the Community:

Howl 'O Ween Dog Parade - Oct. 28, Peck Farm, Geneva, hosted by the Geneva Park District

Come on out this Saturday to Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Rd. Geneva from 1:30-2:30pm for some family friendly pet fun! DePAW is a proud sponsor of this event. Click on the link above for more info.

DePAW also thanks everyone who came out to see our trainer Emily teach some dog agility basics at the Batavia Park Districts Dog Agility Equipment dedication on September 23 at the West Main Park Shelter.

In preparation for the upcoming Halloween holiday, here is a link to the AVMA website on important pet safety tips to help keep your pet safe. https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/halloween.aspx?utm_source=home-rotator&utm_medium=171023&utm_campaign=vet-resources&utm_term=rotator1&utm_content=halloween-safety

Battle of the "dePAWmpkins" Contest:

DePAW staff is anxiously awaiting your vote to see which team will win the prize for best pumpkin decorating contest. 9 pumpkins are on display outside our windows for you to view upon entering our lobby.

Only non-employees are allowed to vote and employees aren't allowed to reveal which "dePAWmpkin" is theirs!

Voting can be done until end of business on Oct. 30 on paper ballots in our lobby or on our FB page (pinned post of entries at top) and "LIKE" your favorite "dePAWmpkin".

Winners will be announced on Halloween! Our employees need your vote soon!

Last DePAW Pack Walk this Sunday Oct.29:

Don't miss out on the last Pack Walk of 2017! Bring your pup and come enjoy a walk with our Trainer Emily and other community members and their dog from 10:00-11:00am.

Lake Run Forest Preserve
40W255 Tanner Road
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Prairie Trail, Mid-County Trail, Red Fox Loop, Lake Run Connector Trail; Mowed & Screenings: 2.39mi

* Horses also allowed on this trail - beware of this distraction for dogs.

Please click here to view complete Pack Walk Info and what to bring!


Don't miss out on this opportunity! Save the date for Advanced Socialization Solutions for Difficult Dogs being presented once again at DePAW for clients, staff, and fellow pet care professionals. February 24 & 25. 9:00am-4:00pm. $379/per person/per dog (early bird registration special of $349 if register by Jan 15, 2018 *$2 processing fee applies to all payments for workshops.) Light refreshments will be served and lunch break.

Presented by Chad Mackin, founder of Pack to Basics Dog Training, with over 24yrs of experience, and co-host of one of the most highly valued dog training podcasts for professional dog trainers and dog owners.

This two day EDUCATIONAL workshop builds dogs social skills to help balance their lives. It will be fun, informative, comprehensive, and revolutionary in it's approach to canine socialization. Stay tuned to our website Educational page and FB page for registration information, price, lodging recommendations, etc.

*Note: current vaccination records and payment will be due at time of registration.


With the weather turning a little colder and forcing us to be inside more and more, daycare time for your pup is a great way for them to still get some exercise with their friends under expertly trained staff. We love hearing all the stories and seeing photos on FB of pups getting so excited when they know they get to come play in DePAW daycare! Thank you for sharing these stories and bringing so much joy to our staff.

*No appointment ever necessary for daycare! Hourly, 1/2 day, and full day options.


9 weekly sessions with an investment of only $249. Includes FREE Socialization after class & K9 Club Benefits (*see website for details)

Tuesdays 7:15-8:30pm:

Jan 23-March 20
May 8-July 10 (*no class July 3)
Aug 28-Oct.23

Thursdays 7:15-8:30:

April 5-May 31
June 28-Aug 23
Sept 13-Nov 8

DePAW also offers other training services such as Private Lessons, Daily Trains, and Boot Camp (Board & Train). Please schedule a FREE Meet & Greet with our world renown trainer, Chad Mackin, to see which would best suit you, your pet, and your families needs.

Call 630.232.8663 and a friendly staff member will get you scheduled.

AGILITY CLASSES 2018: $150/6wk course

Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm Jan 7-Feb 11
Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm April 4-May9

Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm Sep 9-Oct 14

More info on these classes to be posted on our website and FB Events page shortly. Class sizes are limited to 8 participants and no breed, age, or size restrictions! Call 630.232.8663 to save your spot. Want to see some fun videos of past classes? Click here to visit our website.

*Current vaccinations, release form, and payment required at time of registration for all classes and workshops.


Holidays are fast approaching and spots are filling fast. Make your reservations ASAP. and be sure your pets vaccinations are up to date to avoid delays in dropping off during the peak season. Our vaccination policies are listed on our website under Policies/Forms.

Pets without proof of up-to-date vaccines from their veterinarian will not be accepted into facility. No exclusions.

DePAW Vaccinations Required:

Required yearly = Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Lepto, and negative fecal result. ** Required every 6 months = Bordetella (please note that some vets only require this yearly, however a pet kennel has high traffic and concentration of pets in close proximity to one another and have seen significantly less cases of kennel cough outbreaks since requiring every 6 mo.)

Felines & Ferrets:
Required yearly = Rabies & Distemper

Policies & Forms Link

We thank you for being proactive in keeping vaccinations of your pet current and on file with DePAW. You may fax over current vaccine records to 630.232.8667 or email them to info@depawK9.com.


Professional Grooming with Shauna of Bubbles & Barks is filling up quick for the upcoming holidays. Get your canine or feline on the books before it's too late!
Appointments may be made by calling 630.232.8663 and asking for professional grooming.

Kennel staff baths and nail trims are also offered for your convenience and can be done on a quick stop in visit or during your dogs daycare or boarding stay at reasonable rates. Self bathes are also offered and you may visit our website to find rates by clicking here.

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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!