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6901 Dunham Rd | Downers Grove, IL 60516 | Driving directions


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We have been using Cedar Lane for over 25 years!! We have had 7 yellow labs and ALL of them LOVED going there...when I drive there my 2 labs are always excited when we pull in the driveway...with playtimes and special treats they are just as happy when I pick them up as they were when I dropped them off!! The owners and staff are friendly, knowledgeable dog lovers and I feel very confident leaving my best buddies with them. I have recommended them to many of my friends and all have had positive experiences!

- Mrs. Cartright, Claredon Hills IL

We have a 12 year old Pug that boards frequently at Cedar Lane. Pugsley is always happy to run into the office to say Hi ... Because of his age, he requires frequent walks and medication to keep him from getting stiff...There is no charge for the medication he receives twice daily, and the owners are always willing to tailor his extra playtimes to whatever I think he needs for a very reasonable fee. Pugsley can be a fussy eater, and quite often, he will go for a day without eating; It’s just his nature. Peter (owner) will mix up his special blend for fussy eaters (he uses real chicken!) Pugsley usually gets what I call "the spa" treatment (brush and bath) before he comes home. He smells great, and recently they caught an ear infection that I had not noticed. They called me right away so I could make an appointment at the vet. I would not think of bringing my Pugsley anywhere else!

I have a bichon / maltese mix that gets groomed on a fairly regular basis at Cedar Lane. Recently when I was 8 mos pregnant, I opted to go to a different shop that was closer to my home. WHAT A MISTAKE....I will never take my dog anywhere else again! Kali loves to go visit Peter and is happy to run in and greet everyone at the shop. She always looks FABULOUS when I pick her up, and the groomers and Peter rave what a sweet dog she is. The other shop not only charged me more, but told me that my dog was "aggressive, and nasty." When I picked her up she was choppy looking and not even very clean. I know that Cedar Lane would never send a dog home looking like that! I have seen many of the other dogs that are in the grooming shop and they always look great...I am NEVER going to take Kali anywhere else...The Drive is worth it!!

- Mrs. Nerefoss, Chicago IL

Our Westie is four years old and is boarded every summer when we vacation. Because we were going to be out-of-town for almost 3 weeks this summer, we were looking for a way to reduce the cost of Penny's boarding. Penny is on daily medication and the places she has stayed in the past charge a pricy daily service charge to administer pills. If I could cut out this extra cost, we would achieve significant savings on our boarding bill. So, I began researching places to board in the Western Suburbs. I came upon the Cedar Lane Kennel website. In addition to the website being easy to use, it provided much of the information for which I was looking and there were coupons for extended stays. Most importantly there was no charge for them to administer medication to Penny. What a savings! The best part is that our dog was well-cared for in a wonderful setting for dogs. We will be return customers for sure!

Kristen Teague, Lisle IL

I had never boarded my pup before, and someone referred me to Cedar Lane. Blitz has now been with Peter about 5 times in the last 6 months and I couldn't be happier! He is well cared for, clean and healthy when I pick him up! I will definitely be using this kennel whenever I need to travel!

Kim Schick, Downers Grove IL

We love taking our two dogs here for overnight boarding. The prices are great and our dogs always come home tired.

Kimberly Mueller, Downers Grove IL

We have been taking our German Shepherd here for the last 2 years and have been very pleased. She is always well taken care of and returns happy, safe and healthy. I would not leave her anywhere else. We even took a few training courses here when she was a pup, which were very helpful. Both Peter and Susan, the co-owners, are great down to earth people and they are directly involved with the daily care of your pet, which is great.

Tee Em, Woodridge IL