Twenty-eight miles from downtown Chicago lies the fetchingly pet-friendly suburb Schaumburg, Illinois. Schaumburg is part of the Golden Corridor, a hub for Fortune 500 companies who have flocked to the area in search of prospering economic growth. Along with business professionals, pet parents also have found a hound haven in Schaumburg. With access to nature preserves in the surrounding land, over 28 pet shops, and 26 pet-friendly restaurants, pet parents have every resource they need to keep their dogs nice and spoiled. Pet parents also take comfort in knowing that there are 12 veterinarians within the suburb, so your Fido will always be in good hands!
As a suburb of Chicago, Schaumburg is blessed with amazing pizza and that Midwestern charm that makes the communities of Illinois so friendly. That friendliness, of course, extends into the culinary scene which opens their doors to our four-legged friends. Within the neighborhoods of Schaumburg are upscale restaurants like Bernelli's Pasta Bowl and tons of pizzerias in between. You can get all kinds of slices, from Chicago deep-dish to New York thin crust. To burn it all off, you and Fido can head to Hawk Hollow Preserve or Fountain Square Park for a hike or a game of fetch in the sunshine!
Whether it's gorging on some entrees from the local joints or enjoying the great outdoors, there's a pup-it-table amount of fun in Schaumburg!
Is your dog a gastronomist that knows every great restaurant in the neighborhood? Then he'll probably have a great time visiting all the dog-friendly spots in the Sarah's Grove neighborhood. If you love sweets for breakfast, then Richard Walker's Pancake House is the place for you and your Fido to visit, with a massive selection of pancakes, crepes, and Belgian waffles that will fully indulge your sweet tooth. Another great spot in Sarah's Grove to eat with your pup is Portillo's. This local favorite has amazing classics like the beef & sausage sandwich and twists on traditional dishes, like the Peasant Pasta.
Does your dog love casual strolls through the neighborhood? The Town Square neighborhood offers the idyllic scenery your dog will love. It's also located just a skip and hop away from some dog-friendly restaurants! Menchie's Frozen Yogurt allows dogs out front in the outside seating area. Menchie's serves frozen yogurt and dairy products made with California milk, which has more protein and calcium than other milk that meets federal standards. Also in the Meadow Knolls neighborhood is Mario's Homemade Style Pizza. At Mario's, you can get all kinds of specialty slices, like the Italian Stallion or Gonzo BLT. They even have Mexican food here!
Does your dog love luxurious strolls through the park where he can sniff out a million new smells? Fountain Square Park in the Fountain Square neighborhood is just the place for him! The 7.82-acre park has a pedestrian trail for on-leash walking and plenty of space for thrilling games of fetch. After a day in the park, it's time for dinner! No better place for the whole family — four-legged ones included — than Mugs Pizza & Ribs. Mugs is right off Schaumburg Road. You can get chicken prepared any way you like it, with enough Chicago deep stuffed pizza to keep the family full for days!
Is your doggo born to run...off-leash? Then he'll love Hawk Hollow Park in the Pembroke neighborhood. Hawk Hollow is an off-leash dog park with three multi-purpose trails leading to other trails in Mallard Lake and West Branch forest preserves. There are two fenced-in areas for dogs to ruff-house, but don't worry — aggressive dogs haven't been a problem at Hawk Hollow. The preserve requires an easily acquired permit for your dog to walk off-leash. Also, remember to bring water and a bowl for your dogs to drink. Other than that, your dogs will be howling at the Hollow!
Is your dog a Blackhawks fan? There's no pet-friendlier place than the Snuggery Schaumburg. Here, you'll find an 'alumni club pizza pub' that welcomes friends of both species -- human and doggo! The Snuggery is now called the Alumni Club, but many locals still call it the Snuggery. There are daily specials and daily double happy hours. The Snuggery has twists on America bar food that are mouthwateringly delicious, like 3 Meat & Heat or a Bucket of Ribs! Remember to bring a leash and water bowl for your pooch.