“Finest Pet Boarding”
“Finest Pet Grooming” 
BBB Accredited Business

Board your dog with family,
board your dog with us.
6901 Dunham Rd • Downers Grove, IL 60516

Dog Boarding and Grooming in Downers Grove, IL and Surrounding Communities

Cedar Lane Kennels was established by Peter Gabor in 1977. Over the years, he developed it into an exclusive full-service dog boarding kennel and managed it with his wife Jeannie, until his passing in 2020. Jeannie, a former veterinary technician, is very active in training and dog sports, continues on the legacy of their business. Over their lifetime together, the couple bred German Shepherds and have donated dogs to Leader Dogs for the Blind. Jeannie loving cares for her three German Shepherds: Lolo, Boot and Birdie aka “The Bird”.

Here at Cedar Lane Kennels, we are family. If your dog likes people, it’s welcome. It’s that simple. We believe in high quality care for all pets. We are not a storefront, not located in a converted warehouse or inside a high-rise.

We make boarding easy. We are open seven days a week year-round, and never raise our prices for the holidays. With 50+ outdoor runs, we always let the dog get tired before we go back inside. This is just what makes us the best around.

We are surrounded by more than 3 acres of nature – This means NATURAL GRASS, trees, birds and flowers. We also offer an indoor playroom when the weather’s bad, so your furry friend will have plenty of room to play. Our one-on-one Dog Play Times means we can play fetch, soccer, Frisbee, agility games, treasure hunt or we can take a leisurely or power walk on our natural GRASS. Through our one-on-one Dog Play Times, we also offer separation anxiety treatment.

In addition to dog boarding, we also offer:

  • Professional dog grooming
  • Dog play time
  • 24-hour supervision (the owner lives on the premises)
  • 24-hour on-call veterinary services for emergencies
  • Veterinary Consultation Services provided by All Creatures Great and Small

We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and have continuously passed their unannounced inspections.

We feed a premium 4 Star dog food: Dr Gary’s Best Breed.


Monday & Tuesday – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Wednesday – 8:00 – 10:00 am & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday (Pick-up Only) 9:00 – 10:00 am & 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Get In Touch With Us

Cedar Lane Kennels | | 630-969-1198 | [email protected]