Pet-friendly Offices and Companies in Chicago

If you’re a dog-lover looking for a new workplace in Chicago where your dog can tag along, look no further! Here’s a list of pet-friendly office spaces in the Chicago area that you & your pooch are guaranteed to love. Does your company allow dogs at your office? Please let us know — email to have your office included!

Pomerantz & Co.
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 940
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 929-3335
Pomerantz & Co. allows pets in the office because of the many benefits that are associated with allowing workers to bring in their furry friends. After all, dogs are good for your health! Some of the pros include: happier employees, stronger company culture, and increased productivity.

Assemble Shared Office West Loop
600 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 462-1001
This office has free wifi, copying/printing, phone service, utilities, bike storage and a pet-friendly environment. Coffee and light snacks are provided as well. What more could you need?

Fulton House
345 N Canal St
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 756-1000
A casual office where many entrepreneurs come together. Free coffee and light snacks are also included with this office space located near East Bank and The Merchandise Mart. Check out some of these nearby restaurants for the perfect place to grab a bite to eat with your pup after work!

Google Inc.
320 N. Morgan St
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 840-4100
The Chicago Google offices are open to dogs as long as everyone follows the guidelines that Google provides. These guidelines include rules such as cleaning up after your pooch and making sure to keep up with walks to maintain a manageable energy level.

NextSpace River North
230 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 929-4365
A conglomerate of workers including remote employees, freelance writers, web developers, a Bloody-Mary-mix entrepreneur, graphic designers, and financial analysts use this shared office space. The space also offers indoor bike parking and it is also dog-friendly!

SPACE by doejo
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60661
(773) 354-7653
This space is meant to support entrepreneurs. As a result, many creative entrepreneurs inhabit this office space and often come together to collaborate or brainstorm and help each other launch their ideas. The office space is also listed as pet-friendly!

Tails Pet Media Group
4410 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 564-9300
It’s fitting that pets are allowed in this pet magazine office space. This company finds that having pets in their offices makes employees less likely to lose focus on the task at hand. This makes sense, considering their subject matter!

The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren St
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-1211
Employees are allowed to bring in dogs with no size restrictions! The Nerdery believes that dogs relieve stress and frustrations and help create a more productive work environment.

The Onion
730 N Franklin St
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 751-0503
Dogs in this relaxed office create a more stimulating work environment and help motivate workers. The pets offer a chance for employees to gain a fresh perspective on what they’re working on.

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How Healthy is Your Pooch?

We can’t simply ask our dogs how they’re feeling so we rely on other cues to check on them. Here are some tell-tale signs to look for regarding the status of your dog’s health.

Familiarize yourself with your dog’s usual tendencies. Dogs have personalities just like people, so notice if their behavior changes in any way… it gives you a heads up that something might be off. (Be sure to tell your Highrise Pet Care walker about your dog’s sick or distressed behaviors so they can contact you if something doesn’t seem right.)

Pay special attention to grooming habits. If your pup has stopped caring for him/herself and it is beginning to show on their coat, take this as a red flag. Refusal to take care of their coat may suggest that your pooch is feeling distressed or unwell.

Notice changes in energy level. Although it is normal to have your pooch range slightly in energy, be sure to take note when there are major drops or spikes in activity. If your pooch is becoming hard to contain when you get home at the end of the day, it may be a sign that they need to release some energy throughout the daytime hours. Consider hiring a walker to help get them more active.

Watch for changes in eating habits. Especially if your pooch usually eats a large quantity of food, sudden loss of appetite is a hint that something may be wrong. If you’re concerned about a change in eating habits, it is a good idea to bring your dog to the vet to get checked out for an illness.

Pay attention to aggression and friendliness. Changes in social behavior could be linked with multiple causes, including how much attention they are currently receiving, old age, or outside sources of stress. Take action if your dog is acting out, and evaluate any changes in their environment that could be the cause.

What did we miss? Send us a tweet or an email to let us know what signs you use to tell if your dog is healthy.

Fall Style for your Dog

Fall has arrived in Chicago! When you visit Chicago’s pet friendly restaurants, make sure your pooch is outfitted in the latest styles to keep him comfortable and fashionable during the transition to cooler weather.

Knit Sweaters

A fall classic that your pup needs. This sweater says “I’m sophisticated but know how to chase squirrels, too.”. It will give your dog added warmth as the temperature begins to drop, but it will also make him stand out from the pack. Try styles in warm browns, reds, oranges, and greys to keep up with the colors of the season.

Perfect for the dog on the go, jumpsuits offer added warmth around your pup’s legs. There are plenty of sporty and dressy options that your pooch can choose from, depending on his or her style preferences. Check out some options here.


If your dog is more laidback in his sense of style and needs to maintain his street cred, a hoodie is another trendy option that still offers some warmth. Plus, the option to wear the hood up will keep your pooch comfortable on even the chilliest of fall days.

Any of these outfits could make your dog the most fashionable in the city during the fall months!