7am - 6pm: Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm: Saturday

10am - 6pm: Sunday



Thanksgiving  (Nov 26th)

Christmas Day (December 25th)

New Years Day 2021



To protect our customers and employees from the threat of Covid-19, our lobby/reception doors will remain locked at this time and no customer entry will be allowed. We are now offering curb side assistance. Please call 847-381-6009 when you arrive and one of our friendly masked staff members will come out to assist you. At that time, please remove any collar and leash from your pup(s) and keep those with you. We will bring out a gentle lead to guide your pet safely into the facility.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during the  government mandated Phase 3/Phase 4 re-opening process.

Our ultimate goal and desire is to keep you and your pet(s) safe.


phone: 847-381-6009

fax: 847-750-3770

10 Hillside Dr. | Lake Barrington | IL | 60010



Since 1975 we have been providing top quality professional care and loving attention to furry family members while their owners are away, and our daily mission is to continue to strive every day to make your pet’s stay even better!

Thank you for sharing your amazing fur kids with us and for helping us to continue “Chasing a better world, one tail at a time.”



Some Pawsitively Happy Clients

I love bringing Bella here.  I know she is having fun & better I know she’s in good, loving hands for the day.  I wish I could do it every day for her!!


Everything about boarding, grooming and caring for our giant dogs is easier with Barrington Pet Resort. The staff is genuinely friendly and caring, efficient and timely, and based on the adorable daily “report cards,” it’s obvious that our dogs are happy and enjoying themselves amongst other happy “guest” dogs.

~Hillary & Rob

I have been going to your facility for years and years, with many different dogs that we have had.  I have always been happy with your staff and your facilities.  I have recommended many friends and they have always been happy too.

~Jeannine and Bob

It’s so reassuring to bring our pets here knowing they will be taken care of and loved. 

Love the report cards!!


I felt very comfortable leaving Sandy there for the first time and really appreciated Matt coming out to get her and spending time talking to me. It really means a lot when an owner of a business takes the time to “keep it personal” with his clients, it really goes a long way with making you feel comfortable. I’m excited to bring Sandy back!


Best doggie daycare. They will make adjustments to make your dropoff convenient.


Benny loves going here, either my mom or me drives 40ish minutes just to take him. I love the staff and how awesome all of you are. 


My dog is old, deaf and has warts. Previous groomers always cut her warts, so she would be sore for weeks after. Maria took the time, and was so careful, no nicked warts!  Thank you, Maria!  We will definitely be back!!


I love seeing how much Suli loves being at Barrington Pet Resort, even though it’s so embarrassing when she acts like she doesn’t want to go home with me. LOL! You and your staff are wonderful and I am so appreciative of your huge play yard. I love that Suli does so well in play group with you!


Thank you so much for taking care of Charlie. We are happy to have found a good place for our family pet! 


I wouldn’t take my dogs anywhere else.  We ALL love it here !!


I absolutely love the report card – it’s like being a mom of kids again at daycare.  I love knowing how the dog did & who she played with & the pics.  I like the feedback about her demeanor as well.  Thank you for taking such good care of our dog!


You always take great care of George and Jasper – Thanks!

George on the mend from ACL surgery about 4 weeks ago ( doing well ) – Thanks for taking good care of Jasper and letting him get his Zoomies out!!


I met the owner when he brought Jameson out after his appointment. He was a very nice man. It touched my heart of how he was so friendly to me and of course to Jameson.

 I always tell my friends and acquaintances that they should bring their pets to you to stay or get groomed.

 I love Maria, she always does a great job trimming Jameson.

 I feel safe leaving Jameson with you because I know you will take care of him♥️


I love Barrington Pet Resort.  I have been coming here for over 20 years.  The new owners are great, and my dog loves going there.


Loved the daily report cards including their pictures! I am able to enjoy my vacation so much more knowing our boys are happy too! Thank you so much!


When I went to drop the dogs off the whined with excitement to visit their friends at Barrington pet resort and when I came to get them one didn’t want to leave. Both are exhausted and passed out on the couch! Clearly It was 8 paws up from Wyatt and Sadie. I thank you for being able to keep them both so happy and content and I’m relieved I have a place I can trust!


Thank you for being responsible with drop off and pick ups!!

Louie and Logan have so much fun and much needed to run around with their friends safely 🥰


Love that I found a place that really takes great care of my fur babies!! They are always excited when we arrive and exhausted when it’s time to leave!


I loved getting pictures of her smiling and being so happy. You can see and hear the passion in the owners voice for the care of dogs at his facility which makes me very extremely comfortable leaving Maple there.  I know she will be well taken care of.


Winnie had a great time! We really appreciated the report cards and getting to see pics of our girl while we were away. Thank you!


My dogs love it here. Friendly staff, clean environment and lots of fun! 


I’ve boarded/groomed at Barrington Kennels, now, Tailchasers for years…  I love the ease of your website and on line capability for reservations and services.  Loved the report cards I received while away! Thank you!


I can’t imagine going anywhere else. I know my pet is safe and well cared for. I love the daily report cards, that is such a blessing, so I don’t feel like I need to bother the front desk checking up on my cat for an update. 


Doogie seemed to enjoy his stay after he warmed up to the other dogs.

I will always recommend my friend to board their pets with you.


I appreciate the time the staff explained policies and made me feel comfortable bringing my cat marshmallow to the facility. They took time to answer my questions, which was much appreciated!! We will definitely return!

Thank you!


Doggy daycare wears our pups out which is great when you work all day and are worn out yourself.


We feel very confident that Abby is well taken care of when she stays with you. 


My dog Murphy attends Day School at Barrington Pet Resort when I’m away at work.  Everyone is so nice and caring, you can tell they genuinely love pets.  He has a blast!!  I know the socialization, and mental and physical stimulation is so good for him when I can’t be around to do it.  I love the daily report cards I get letting me know what he was doing and commands he was practicing that day.  Great family business, highly recommend!!  


Thank you for the great service, I love the report cards,and Barkley always comes back happy!!


You all are so great. My dogs were in excellent care. I could tell. Thank you so much for taking care of them. Didi and Domino say thank you too!


I really enjoyed the daily report cards and pictures of our cat  


Always a great experience!  Happy to refer friends and clients to you!  


Another great day for our rescue pup Sandy!


NEW to Barrington Pet Resort? It's easy to Register Your Pet(s). Just Click THE Link BELOW.




  • Create a profile with your pet’s information.
  • Upload vet records, vaccinations, pictures, payment information, current diet info, and medications in real time, directly into your pet’s profile from anywhere.
  • Book your reservation online at your convenience.
  • View your pet’s progress report and feeding schedule online during your pet’s stay with us.
  • See playtime service pictures uploaded by our staff via our client portal.

Register Your Pet’s Information & Create An Online Profile Below!


OUR Purpose

We are a daycare and full service boarding facility for dogs and cats. We are also a training facility for dogs, offering classes and educating our clients on the importance of positive reinforcement training and creating a lasting bond between owner and pet. We also offer full service grooming.
When staying with us, your pet will receive plenty of love, affection and attention. We provide 24 hour supervision, indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as heated and air conditioned rooms to ensure your pet is comfortable, secure and happy. Group play time and individual special care are available.
We are Tailchasers. Chasing a better world, one tail at a time.™

Next GROUP Classes:

Monday: October 26th


Puppy Kindergarten
Beginner Obedience

What: 5-Week Class

When: Monday nights. One hour of training.

Where: In our lighted social distancing training yard. 

Sign up now. Click the button link below.

Or call 847-381-6009.  Class sizes are limited. 

Meet & Greet

First time boarding? Make an appointment to have your dog visit us for the day anytime before his first stay. This gives your pet a chance to meet us, check out his room, get some playtime in our yard and enjoy a complimentary organic treat!


We know how stressful it can be trying to find a suitable place where your pets can stay and be well cared for while you are away. Barrington Pet Resort puts your mind at ease with exceptional pet care services in the greater northwest Chicago area. All of our staff are certified in pet first aid & certified pet care technicians which means we are able to provide your pet with the attention and love they need. Our goal is to make your furry family members stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Congratulations to our newest Puppy Kindergarten & Beginner Obedience graduates!

Join us for our next session starting October 26th! Our class is held outside with masks to keep everyone safe while still sharing the opportunity to enhance your relationship with your dog.

Click the button below to register!

Sign Up For Our Tricks Course Here!

Looking for something to do with your pup(s) during this unprecedented nationwide lock-down? Interacting with your pet is not only healthy for you both, but will make them extra happy to show you how fast they can learn from you. This online learning course grants you access to over 35 videos teaching over 15 different behaviors! The whole family can watch and assist in training from courses taught by Robin Bennett CPDT-KA using positive, reward-based methods.

Also, by purchasing these video courses, you will be helping to support our small business during the pandemic. Your purchase helps us keep the bills up to date, so we can be ready to return to caring for your pets as soon as we are safe to do so! So not only will you be learning how to train your pup from a leading expert in the industry, but your contribution will be helping Tailchasers.

We hope you that you have a blast with these courses! We thank you so much for your support.