The Bellyrub Klub is a full service Doggy Daycare/Training facility in the western suburbs. It is a totally cage-free, supervised environment that is safe, clean and fun. Your Dog can come to exercise, socialize, play, learn and/or just have a good time.
The Bellyrub Klub offers a variety of additional services such as Training, Workshops, Seminars, Retail items, Dog Walking and Grooming.
We invite you to stop by if you’d like, take a look around and meet the staff. We also encourage you to check out our website. Please give us a call or send us an e-mail with any questions you have or to take advantage of one or more of our services.
Sue – Top Bellyrubber and Certified Trainer
I’m the proud owner of 3 beautiful canines:
Abigail, Rosie and Tessa. They are all adopted
or rescued and have their own unique look and
personality. I love each of them as if they were
my own children (sometimes I wonder if they
really are part human!) If I were to leave my
babies anywhere while I was away for the day I
would have to be 100% comfortable with the
people who would take care of them as well as
the place they would stay. After all, they are
Therefore, I think it’s important that you have
a certain level of comfort with me and my
qualifications to own/operate The Bellyrub Klub
so, here is a little about me:
I have a strong business background with a BS
from Elmhurst College, an MBA from Keller
Graduate School, a Certification as a Dog
Animal Behavior College and recently became
Certified in Pet First-Aid & CPR through
When I decided to open The Bellyrub Klub, I
asked myself: "What kind of environment would I
be comfortable leaving my babies in while I was
gone for up to 12 hours a day?" Here’s
what I came up with:
• It would have to be somewhere that they got
excited about going to, (whining, squealing,
wagging their tails, jumping around the car,
etc.) to be with people they were excited to see
(wiggling their butts and bodies, jumping up for
hugs, to give sloppy kisses, getting treats,
• It would have to be somewhere cage-free, with
lots of toys, treats, activities, cozy places to
curl up, personal lap time, and all the comforts
• It would have to be somewhere I knew they were
safe, loved, cared for and that they got lots of
So, with all that in mind, I started The
Bellyrub Klub. I’m doing my best to be sure that
all the dogs that come here get everything I’d
want my babies to have if I were to leave them
for any length of time.
I’m counting on the fact that you would want the
same things for your Dog. Since this Klub
belongs to you and your canine companions,
please call me @ 630-54-BELLY, or click to
e-mail me if you have any questions, concerns or
ideas to help make The Bellyrub Klub a better
place to be.
Why Black Dogs?
For those involved with dog rescue organizations and shelters, Black Dog Syndrome is a very real phenomenon. Rescues and shelters around the country know that black dogs are the last to be adopted and among the first to be euthanized. According to the National Council on Pet Population, approximately 3-4 million dogs are euthanized each year. Dog rescue statistics provide hard data for a problem that rescue voluteers already understand. Any dog that enters a shelter is faced with an uphill battle and more often than not, a grim future.
15% of dogs are fortunate to be reunited with their owners.
Nearly 60% of dogs that enter shelters are euthanized.
Only 25% of dogs entering a shelter are lucky enough to be adopted.
Utah Humane Society Black Dog Special to promote adoption of black dogs.
There are no statistics available on how many black dogs are euthanized, but we know that more black dogs are euthanized than dogs with other coat colors.
The black dog is the underdog of all rescue dogs. Maybe they don't photograph as well as lighter colored dogs. Maybe it is because Hollywood teaches us that black always represents the bad guy. Maybe it is because many of the larger breeds that tend to end up in shelters and rescues are predominately black. Whatever the reason, placing a black dog in a local shelter is usually a death sentence.