Welcome to the American Adventure Indoor Dog Park at the Healthy Pet Lifestyle Campus

American Adventure Indoor Dog Park Now Open at Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry, Illinois Veterinarian

McHenry County’s only indoor dog park features a beautiful koi pond, mini Fort McHenry, a wagon to climb in and a large open play space for dogs and owners who want to have fun.

Finally, An Indoor Dog Park Right in McHenry

Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center’s commitment to natural lifestyle management of dogs is the catalyst for the indoor dog park.  “The opportunity to provide all of a pet’s needs in one place is a long term goal for our practice,” said Dr. Jim Carlson, owner of Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center. “Nearly every dog we see needs more exercise and more bonding time with their owner.  It naturally improves relationships.  Now, we have a dedicated space that enhances your bond with your pet through play.”  

Harsh weather also makes exercising pets hazardous and difficult for owners.  Our climate controlled space offers a safe environment free of cold temperatures, wind and even summer heat and sun.  

Four baby koi swim in their 500 gallon tank at the Indoor Dog Park

The park’s hours are 630 AM -630 PM.  Training classes and specialized pet get-togethers are expected after 6:30 PM. 

The indoor dog park is one of many features at the new Healthy Pet Lifestyle Campus located at the corner of Highway 31 and 120 in McHenry.  Community members may recognize the 1112 Front Street location as the former Gary Lang Auto or Next Auto shop.  In addition to the American Adventure Indoor Dog Park, the campus is home to Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center – a nationally renowned animal hospital featuring the care of holistic veterinarian Dr. Jim Carlson.  The holistic pet store at the Healthy Pet Lifestyle Campus earmarks the top veterinary and holistic diets, medications, herbal therapies, supplements and frozen products for dogs and cats.  The campus will also open the Zoom Zoom Room dog day care with daily swim opportunities, golf cart rides, training and enriching activities.  

Our American Adventure theme is chosen by our team who are instrumental in developing our park obstacles.  The frontier theme is meant to be a fun look into the past and features an American inspired photo backdrop for pictures. 

American Adventure Indoor Dog Park pricing

Member Pricing

6 months $44.99 with auto billing up to three dogs

Monthly $49.99 pay as you go

5 day pass $34.99

Day Pass $10  2 dogs $15

Class or Event Pass $5 per dog

Tentative Schedule

We are working with our dog park members and patrons about schedules that work for the best for them and the kinds of dogs that their dogs would like to interact with and make friends with at American Adventure Indoor Dog Park. So if you’d like to make a suggestion or are interested in training classes not listed, please let us know by emailing riversidemchenry@gmail.com.

6:30 AM- 8 AM  Bright n Early Free Play  

8-9 AM  Senior time – a safe place for seniors to walk with their pets and connect with other pet owners

9 -12 PM  Free Play and Training lessons 5 dog limit

12-2  Free play time 8 dog limit

2-  Training and free play – limit of 5  dogs

5-6:30 PM  Reconnect With Your Pet – A list of suggested activities you can do with your pet at the dog park to reestablish your bond after your day out. 

6:30 PM. Nightly activities and training as listed on our Facebook Page “American Adventure Indoor Dog Park” 

All dogs require basic obedience skills and free behavior testing by our team before admission to the dog park.  Appointments may be made online by emailing riversidemchenry@gmail.com.

Dogs who do not pass the basic behavior analysis will not be admitted to the facility.  Dogs may retest at the facility every 60 days. 

Some dogs may be allowed on leash only at the discretion of our team.

To view a waiver of liability, please visit our office at 1112 Front Street.

How do I make my dog fun indoors?

The winter months are rapidly approaching and it’s really hard to keep things fun indoors. COVID 19 protocols have left people with few choices about getting out with their dogs. Additionally, so many new puppies and dogs were adopted throughout the COVID crisis that haven’t been well schooled in manners and meeting other dogs and people. American Adventure Indoor Dog Park is an opportunity for pet owners to bring their pets to play and learn.

Can I take my puppy to the dog park?

Yes. We have a list of vaccinations your pet will need before entering the dog park. Additionally, we will offer special sessions for puppies to play together in a safe environment. 

How are you handling COVID protocols?

Our facility is steam sanitized and cleaned daily. We ask that all participants wear masks and stay at an appropriate social distance. Additionally, we are only having 5 people per session in the park. 

Dog Training

We are partnering with local trainers in the area to work with you in our dog park in the evening. We have a trainer who will be starting with puppy get togethers soon and is awaiting her certification for STAR puppy classes and Canine Good Citizen classes. We’ll post the schedule on our blog and our Facebook page. Or, email riversidemchenry@gmail.com and we’ll add you to our mailing list. We expect some classes to start mid-November.