Chasing a better world, one tail at a time. ™
Proudly serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago since 2004
Arlington Pet Resort Is Now Open!
Thank you for helping us to keep “Chasing a better world, one tail at a time.”
Call (224) 735-7000 to inquire about our Dog Day School program or click the “Register Here” link above to set up your first Meet N’ Greet appointment!
12-Day and 20-Day packages are available!
Thank You To All Of Our Amazing Clients!
Tailchasers was voted The Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best Of The Best for Doggy Day Care for 2021. This means the world to us and we thank you all for this honor.
Thank you for helping us to keep Chasing a better world, one tail at a time.
Experience The Tailchasers Difference
Chasing a better world, one day at a time by providing a unique daycare environment focused on your dog’s emotional well-being. Your dog will come home ready to relax with the family after a day of training, enrichment, and play with a small group of well-matched friends. Our Dog Day School program provides just the right amount of exercise and mental stimulation without the physical and emotional stress of a typical daycare environment. Your dog gets to learn while they play, and you will receive a daily report card with tips on how to continue practicing what your dog learned during their stay!
Meet & Greet
First time visiting us? Make an appointment to have your dog visit us for the day anytime before their first sessions. This gives your pup a chance to meet us, receive a proper temperament test, check out our facility, and meet some new friends which will make their adjustment to new surroundings much easier.
As the pup parent, you will receive a report card about your pet’s day with us, including pictures at playtime, demeanor report and even names of friends that your pup played with during their stay. Click Register Here to make your “Meet & Greet” reservation today!
What's In It For Your Dog?
Your dog will enjoy play time with a small group of friends, snack time with enrichment to stimulate their mind, and a training session to practice your dog’s obedience commands and give your pup one on one attention with our Enrichment Counselors. At Tailchasers, we know dogs love to learn, so we include daily training for all of our Dog Day School students.
We are a daycare, enrichment training, grooming & boarding facility for dogs. We also offer classes and education our clients on the importance of positive reinforcement training and creating a lasting bond between owner and pet. We also offer grooming services.
When staying with us, your pet will receive plenty of love, affection and attention. We have a large climate controlled indoor play area to ensure your pet is comfortable, secure and happy.
We are Tailchasers. Chasing a better world, one tail at a time.™
Your Dog's Safety Is Our Priority
All dogs joining our Dog Day School program go through a Meet and Greet to evaluate their temperament and play skills. Our small play groups are organized by size, temperament, and age to ensure your dog is placed with friends your dog feels most comfortable with. All of our team are certified in pet first aid and CPR,
and our Enrichment Counselors complete over 60 hours of training on animal behavior and play group safety.
New ToArlington Pet Resort?Register Here
(IF YOU’VE ALREADY REGISTERED, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LOGIN LINK IN THE NAVIGATION BAR ABOVE.)
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- 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!
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOOK A RESERVATION WITHOUT CREATING A PROFILE FIRST.
Tailchasers Offers Top Care For Dogs' Minds And Bodies
Daily Herald Article – Sept 17, 2021
Are you ready for a higher level of pet care? Meet Matt and Randa Clark of Tailchasers Pet Care! They pride themselves on providing services tailored to the mental well-being of the pets, and they are the proud winners of the Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Best of the Best award in the Doggie Day Care category and three Top Pick awards in Pet Boarding, Pet Grooming and Dog Training Facility.
Tailchasers’ newest location, Arlington Dog Resort, is Randa’s dream to create a space for dogs to learn while they play. Randa spent the last two years perfecting the details of the revolutionary Dog Day School program before bringing this dog-centered day care experience to Arlington Heights. Their enrichment counselors spend one-on-one time with each dog every day to teach them new commands. Their pet parents receive instructions and a video each day, so they can continue to practice the new behaviors at home. Dogs go home with their bodies and their minds exercised without the emotional stress of all day unstructured play.
Tailchasers Academy is part of Arlington Dog Resort and offers a monthly membership, so pet owners can attend classes without having to commit to a certain day and time each week. Dogs in levels classes move up at their own pace and enjoy reward-based positive reinforcement methods, so the canine students offer behaviors out of love and respect, not fear of punishment.
Tailchasers Pet Care started in 2004 as a dog walking, pet sitting and in-home dog training company. Tailchasers believes the ability to train their pet care professionals to provide a higher level of care is worth the additional expense, so they utilize employees instead of subcontractors. Tailchasers has been offering in-home services for over 17 years, and their loyal customers are like family to them.
In 2018, they added Barrington Pet Resort with boarding, day care, grooming and dog training classes to expand services. Matt, Randa and their two children live at Barrington Pet Resort along with their two rescue dogs, Floyd and Finn. Barrington Pet Resort has a half-acre play yard they like to call Dog Heaven. Their spacious suites with private dog runs provide the perfect getaway for dogs while their owners travel. They even offer private play options for dogs who prefer to play with a human playmate instead of other dogs. They provide many training options, including board and train, private training and group classes, all using positive reinforcement reward-based training in line with their standard of care focused on the mental well-being of the dogs.
In 2020, they added Pet Wants to provide a fresher, healthier food for their guests at Barrington Pet Resort. The pets can smell the freshness, and the healthy treats and chews provide a healthy supplement to a pet’s diet along with enrichment for their mental well-being. You can buy Pet Wants at your local farmers market, Barrington Pet Resort, Arlington Dog Resort, or their store at Tailchasers Academy!
Tailchasers looks forward to continuing their mission of “Chasing a better world, one tail at a time.”
LEVEL 1: JUST STARTING OUT
Level 1 will introduce the basic commands sit, down, stationary attention, and the name game. We’ll also work on problem behaviors such as jumping, play-biting and housetraining. All dogs (even those with prior training) will start at level 1.
Requirements to move to Level 2: Dog can sit and down and Dog will respond readily to his name with mild distractions.
LEVEL 2: GOOD MANNERS TRAINING
We’ll work on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention to owner while walking and ignoring others. We’ll also begin working on Come and Stay. Level 2 includes problem-solving information for behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing, etc.
Requirements to move to Level 3: Dog can walk nicely around the training area with attention on owner (no pulling) with other dogs 4-5 feet away. Dog will come when called on leash with mild distractions.
LEVEL 3: ADDING DISTRACTIONS
We’ll work on a long-distance Come Command, Stay with distractions, loose-leash walking past distractions, and distance commands.
Requirements to move to Level 4: Dog will stay for 30 seconds with mild distractions and owner standing on the leash.
Dog will heel past other dogs with leash over owner’s shoulder. Dog will Come from 20 feet away with moderate distractions.
LEVEL 4: ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING
We’ll work on polishing the Come Command and teaching an emergency Come, strengthen the Stay command by teaching the dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from the owner, work on turns and automatic Sit in Heeling.
Level 4 goals: Dog can Heel off-leash past other dogs and distractions. Dog will Stay 10 feet away from owner for 3 minutes with Dog will Come off leash past distractions from 30 feet away.
We offer flexible group training classes or “Levels Training.” Levels Training is a group program offering unlimited training sessions during the period you are enrolled.
With a Levels membership, you can come to our drop-in classes as often as you like for as long as you’d like. Get as much or as little training as you want or need based on your own expectations for your dog.
Some of our students come as often as three times a week! Check our schedule to see when each level is offered. Move through all four levels or choose to stay at a lower level. The choice is yours!
Classes will be held next door to Arlington Pet Resort at our Tailchasers Academy | 211 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
7pm – Level Two
8pm – Level One
7pm – Level Three
8pm – Level Four
11am – Level One
12pm – Level Two
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!
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!
Randa & Matt Clark Of TailchasersFeatured on Barrington Area Banter
Barrington Pet Resort was recently featured on Barrington Area Banter podcast with Host Jennifer Falat, which is produced by Anthony Lachus at Grey Wolf Studios in downtown Barrington. During the interview, Jennifer asks the owner’s Randa and Matt Clark about their history and how they got started caring for pets, as well as what they are planning for the future of Tailchasers branded services. They discuss Barrington Pet Resort and how it differs from other pet facilites in the area, and they also discuss nutrition and why they made the plunge into the pet food industry with Pet Wants fresh pet food, natural chews, treats and SPAW products.
Proudly Serving Pet Wants To Our Tailchasers Family!
Pet Wants is nutritious pet food made with the best ingredients possible and delivered to your doorstep.
No corn, wheat, soy, fillers or bi-product are used in the production of this healthy pet food.
We were drawn to Pet Wants because of the freshness. We had been looking for a fresher option to avoid the toxins and loss of nutritional value of traditional pet food distribution, both for our own pets and for the pets we care for at Tailchasers Pet Care and Barrington Pet Resort, and Pet Wants was absolutely the right choice.
Check out our online selection of healthy food and treats and find something your best friend will love.
It’s just another way we are “Chasing a better world, one tail at a time”.
Fall Is In The Air!& We Are Just One Click Away
Whether your pup needs playtime while you are at work, training for your new puppy or a cozy place to stay while you are on vacation or business trip.
Rain or shine… Tailchasers has your pup in mind.
Arlington Dog Resort
213 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005