September is Back to School time at DePAW!

Please join us in welcoming new staff when you see them at DePAW. We are continually striving to grow our already dedicated and talented staff to better serve you and your pets needs during your stay with us! We appreciate your patience and encouragement as we complete their training process.

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!

"The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog." - unknown

Back to School Pet Photo Contest:

DePAW wants to celebrate back to school with parents! Send us a photo of your pet with a back to school theme for a chance to win a pet goody basket valued over $120! Send photos no later than September 29th to
Photos will be posted on FB after and voting opened on FB will begin. Good luck and have fun!
** Click Here to see FB Event for complete contest rules.

DePAW in the Community:

Pets-A-Palooza was a huge success for Anderson Animal Shelter and DePAW was thrilled to be a part of the fun last Sunday the 17th! A hot day, but huge turnout by the community with their pets to join the festivities. Lots of education and training classes were presented and many pets were adopted into new homes! Thank you to everyone who came to the DePAW booth to say hello and have some water and treats. Looking forward to next year!

Special Note: DePAW continues it's support of Anderson Animal Shelter by participating in the FROMM Feeding Friends Promotion. During the month of September, our Fromm Pet Food Distributor will donate 4% of all our Fromm sales directly to Anderson Animal Shelter! Now is the time to stop in and stock up on your Fromm pet food and support the local shelter.

Upcoming Events in the community:

Batavia Park District - Dog Agility Equipment Dedication - This Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:00am - DePAW Agility Instructor will be performing activities!

Location: West Main Park Shelter, Batavia ** FREE

Interested in a fun way to exercise with your pet? Come to the Bark Park and play on the newly added agility equipment! Admission is free and the first 50 individuals arriving with their pet will receive a prize. There may also be an activity that will get some hearts racing!

Dogfest Illinois - Walk 'N Roll - Oct. 14, St. Charles
Pottawatomie Park

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


Now that the kiddos are back in school and you may be spending more time at work, why not bring your dog to DePAW for some playtime with their friends so they aren't home alone all day?

Top Reasons to bring your dog to DePAW for Daycare:

1. Exercise, exercise, and more exercise
2. Dogs have fun playing with other dogs
3. Socialization with other dogs=better behavior
4. Expert supervised and trained staff to monitor playtime
5. Relief from boredom and loneliness
6. More bathroom breaks while your away from home
7. Reasonable rates
8. Lots-n-lots of loving attention from our staff

Check our FB PAGE for fun photos and videos of our furry friends during their stay at DePAW for your viewing pleasure! Click Here


DePAW thanks everyone (clients and fellow pet professionals) who came out to take the Pet Tech CPR/First Aid classes. Invaluable information was presented that will help save our pets lives during emergency situations. Stay tuned for more CPR/First Aid Classes being offered in 2018.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities with DePAW:

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 23 & 24th. 9:00am-4:00pm. This two day workshop will be fun, informative, comprehensive, and revolutionary in it's approach to canine socialization. Stay tuned to our FB page for more event details to follow.


DePAW wants to extend huge congratulations to all of the clients and their furry family members who took our Basic Obedience classes this year! It's overwhelming to hear the gratitude from dog owners for the tools they learned to have a more harmonious home life with their dogs. DePAW is busy working on our Group Basic Obedience class schedule for 2018. Stay tuned!

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 for Fun:

Our upcoming 9 week Agility for Fun with Emily classes are as follows:

Fridays, October 6 - December 8, 7:30-8:30pm
(no class Nov. 24)

Sundays, November 12 - January 28, 1:30-2:30pm
(no class Nov.26, Dec.24 & 31)

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.


DePAW would like to gently remind clients of our vaccination policies to not only ensure the safety of all of our furry guests, but to avoid any delays in your pets check in for boarding, training, or daycare with us.

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.)

We do not accept puppies under 12 weeks of age. Puppies under the age of 6 months are permitted in DePAW without a rabies but must be kept separate, and must have: deworming, distemper booster, bordetella boosters.

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


Did you know that with regular grooming of your pet, many health issues such as skin rashes, infections, odd bumps, teeth & gum issues, and even diseases can be found sooner allowing for quicker treatment? When your pet is bathed, brushed, eyes kept clean, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and teeth brushed on a regular basis your more likely to see these health issues sooner and seek proper treatment before conditions worsen.

DePAW offers Kennel baths and nail trims with our kennel staff for your convenience during your boarding or daycare stay at reasonable rates. Self bathes are also offered, please inquire with our front desk.

Professional Grooming with Shauna of Bubbles & Barks is a complete grooming service and is based on size and breed of your dog. 2 weeks notice for appointments is strongly encouraged. Appointments may be made by calling 630.232.8663 and asking for a professional grooming.

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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!