About Us

We take dogs to a dog paradise located one hour from Chicago Illinois. We are settled on a six acre campsite, completely fenced-in and made just for dogs, on our private 18 acre farm in NW Indiana. My wife, Sara, and I created Dog Country Dog Camp for Chicago dogs that need more exercise and want to escape the concrete jungle for a day.

We live in Chicago and make daily trips to camp and back. We pick-up dogs at their homes, drive to camp, let them swim and run with friends for four-and-a-half to five hours, and then drop them off at your home, ready for dinner. Even though we are nestled in the woods, a world apart from Chicago and the suburbs, it only takes an hour to get here from Lake Shore Drive. If you are considering sending your best friend to Dog Country, we promise you will get what you are looking for, and they will get the exercise they need. All dogs come home happy, tired, and in a more tranquil state of mind.

Safety is our number one priority. We have very friendly dog packs going, and we make sure all new dogs are friendly as well. I supervise at all times to make sure the dogs keep their noses out of trouble and have the most fun possible. We have an eight dog per day limit at this time.

Steve Bio

My name is Steve Austin. I am a hard worker, dedicated, and love dogs. My wife, Sara, and I started a dog walking and dog sitting business in 2004. Some of the dogs needed more exercise, and we wanted to give the dogs something more, so we opened Dog Country Dog Camp in 2011.

Watching the dogs’ endless joy at Dog Country always makes me know I’m doing the right thing. When I see the dogs sleeping in the truck on the ride home I know they got the physical, mental, and social well-being they needed and deserved. The benefits to the dogs are many, some are unfound, and exponential. After a day of reconnecting with nature, the dogs and I always love returning to Sweet Home Chicago.