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Best of 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards Chicago

November 1, 2009 by Tails Magazine in Chicago, November 2009 with 0 Comments

Best Vet

Winner:
Blum Animal Hospital
(773) 327-4446
BlumVet.com

Runner-up:
Alissa B. Shulkin (Chicago Veterinary Care)
(312) 371-9839
ChicagoVeterinaryCare.com

Other favorites:
Burnham Park Animal Hospital
Family Pet Animal Hospital
Robert Dann (Blum Animal Hospital)

Best Dog-Friendly Parks

Winner:
Montrose Dog Beach
MonDog.org

Runner-up:
Wiggly Field (Grace-Noethling Park)
(312) 742-7816
ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Other favorites:
Lincoln Park Dog Park (Aurora)
Prairie Wolf Dog Exercise Area
South Loop Dog Park P.A.C. (Grant Bark Park and Coliseum Park DFA)
Wicker Park Dog Area

Best Trainer

Winner:
Laura Monaco Torelli (Animal Behavior Training Concepts)
(815) 353-0014
ABTConcepts.com

Runner-up:
Wendy DeCarlo-Young (Dog Obedience Group)
(773) 973-2934
DogObedienceGroup.com

Other favorites:
Debbie Bickford (Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center)
Jamie Damato (AnimalSense Canine Training and Behavior)
Matt Covey (Bark Avenue Daycamp)

Best Overnight Boarding/Day Care

Winner:
Paradise 4 Paws
(847) 678-1200
Paradise4Paws.com

Runner-up:
Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center
(312) 829-8787
TuckerPups.com

Other favorite:
Bark Avenue Daycamp
Best Friends Pet Care
DoGone Fun!
K9 Tailshakers
Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel

Best Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Winner:
Cruisin’ Canines
(773) 327-4419
CruisinCanines.com

Runner-up:
Chicago Dog Walkers
(773) 394-9961
Chicago-DogWalkers.com

Other favorites:
The Barking Lot
DoGone Fun!
Urban Tailz

Best Pet Bakery

Winner:
Two Bostons Pet Boutique
(630) 357-7621
Two-Bostons.com

Runner-up:
Happy Dog Barkery
(630) 512-0822
HappyDogBarkery.com

Other favorites:
The Barkery Bakery
Dog-a-holics
Happy Husky Bakery
Wet Nose

Best Pet-Friendly Outdoor Bar/Café

Winner:
Uncommon Ground
(773) 929-3680
UncommonGround.com

Runner-up:
Quigley’s Irish Pub
(630) 428-IRSH
QuigleysIrishPub.com

Other favorites:

Cody’s Public House
Dunlays on the Square
Silver Cloud Bar & Grill
Smoke Daddy Restaurant

Best Groomer

Winner:
Soggy Paws
(312) 546-4008
SoggyPaws.com

Runner-up:
Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center
(312) 829-8787
TuckerPups.com

Other favorites:
Dan Vaughn (DoGone Fun!)
Dog-a-holics
K9 Tailshakers

Best Agility Instructor

Winner:
Stacey Hawk (Hawk City K9)
(773) 348-2832

Runner-up:
Wendy DeCarlo-Young (Dog Obedience Group)
(773) 973-2934
DogObedienceGroup.com

Other favorites:
Debbie Bickford (Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center)
Joan Harris (K9 University)
Matt Covey (Bark Avenue Daycamp)

Best Pet Boutique

Winner:
Barker & Meowsky
(773) 868-0200
BarkerAndMeowsky.com

Runner-up:
Two Bostons Pet Boutique
(630) 357-7621
Two-Bostons.com

Other favorites:
Dog-a-holics
Sam and Willy’s
Wigglyville

Best Pet Photographer

Winner:
Sheri Berliner (Petraits Pet Photography)
(773) 777-2891
Petraits.com

Runner-up:
David Sutton (Sutton Studios)
(847) 679-8090
SuttonStudios.com

Other favorites:
Jennifer Spainhour (Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center)
Lisa Kruss (Pet Photos)
Renny Mills Photography

Best Dog Food

Winner:
Hill’s Science Diet
(800) 445-5777
HillsPet.com

Runner-up:
Wellness
(800) 225-0904
WellnessPetFood.com

Other favorites:
Iams
Innova
Orijen

Best Cat Food

Winner:
Hills/Science Diet
(800) 445-5777
HillsPet.com

Runner-up:
Wellness
(800) 225-0904
WellnessPetFood.com

Other favorites:
EVO
Iams
Orijen
Purina

Best Dog Treat

Winner:
Zukes
(866) 985-3364
Zukes.com

Runner-up:
Milk-Bone
MilkBone.com

Other favorites:
Greenies
Old Mother Hubbard
Wellness

Best Cat Treat

Winner:

Feline Greenies
(866) GREENIES
Greenies.com

Runner-up:
Whiskas Temptations
(800) 525-5273
Whiskas.com

Other favorites:
Friskies
Pounce
Wellness
Zukes

Best Dog Toy

Winner:
Kong
(303) 216-2626
KongCompany.com

Runner-up:
Nylabone
(800) 631-2188
Nylabone.com

Other favorites:
Chuck It
Kong Wubba
Tuffie Toys


Tails Readers’ Choice Awards entries and winners were reviewed and approved by the accounting firm of Chamlin and Associates.

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