Canine State of Mind FAQs

Have questions about our services? Find many answers here!

Country dog boarding near Chicago
How long does it take to get to the farm from Chicago?

It really depends on the traffic/construction. The average time is 2.5 hours.

What vaccinations does Canine State of Mind require proof of?
  • Rabies
  • Bordatella (kennel cough)
  • Distemper/ Parvo virus
  • Canine Hepatitis

*Canine State of Mind advocates titer tests for your dog versus annual vaccinations. Ask your vet about that today!

What personal items should our dog bring along for his/her stay at the farm?
  • Food & Treats (with instructions)
  • Medication & Supplements (with instructions)
  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Signed waiver
  • Bedding (optional)
  • Payment (due upon pick up)
What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, checks, chase quick pay, paypal (If using paypal - a $15 handling fee is added to total)

Does CSM provide food?

No. Please bring the diet that your dog is currently eating. Changing a dogs diet drastically can cause stomach upset.

If for some reason your dog runs out of food during their stay at CSM we have plenty of very healthy food options that we can use to tide them over until they go home.

What does a typical day look like at CSM?
7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.: Wake-up call, breakfast and first outside time of the day
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. : Outside playtime and inside nap time depending on the weather, temperament and activity level of your dog
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. : Dinner
6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. : Playtime/nap time
10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. : Last call for potty time before bedtime
What days do you pick up and drop off from Chicago?

We are flexible to each and every clients' needs. Typically we are in the city 3-4 times per week and can accommodate most schedule requests. However, we may ask to pick up your dog a day early and/or drop off a day later than your ideal request.

For clients traveling in the morning hours we highly suggest that your dog be picked up the day before you depart. For clients returning home in the evening we highly suggest that your dog be dropped off the morning after you return home.

We care for your dogs as if they were our own
What if my dog gets injured or sick during their stay at CSM?

Thankfully this has never happened at CSM (even with the major outbreak of dog influenza that hit Chicago Spring of 2015).

In the instance that your dog becomes ill or injured we would contact the owner immediately and then seek veterinary care from our wonderful local vet (Please see their information below).

What Veterinarian practice does CSM recommend?

For our Chicago clients, Canine State of Mind HIGHLY recommends:
Dr. Barb Royal of the Royal Treatment
4130 N. Rockwell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 267- 9966

For our Galena and Northwest Illinois clients we highly recommend:
Galena Vet Associates
1241 Franklin St.
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777- 0880

At Canine State of Mind we provide transportation to and from Chicago several times per week.
Call now to book your pups' stay with us!