A Word About Happy Play

What to Expect

As we all know, most children dream of having a pet. However, living in the city of Chicago can prove to be challenging for pet loving families. It’s often not permitted by buildings, landlords, or simply implausible because of time restrictions. Our goal is to help all children enjoy time with pets, and for parents to potentially see whether their family is ready to bring a pet home. Happy Play believes in forever homes for animals and wants to give parents a stress free environment to ensure that they are making a right decision. If a family is not ready for the commitment of having a full time pet, we are here to help parents fulfill a child's dream of having time to play with animals. 

We welcome you to our environment that simulates a real life experience. Children are welcome to choose whether they want to play in our bird room, which includes over 100 parakeets, with a bunny, or in one of our other activity rooms. Families are welcome to come and play, help us take care of the pets, and (hopefully) take one home. 
We provide our pets with a loving home where they don't have to worry about being given away to an unsuitable family or being abused.  They will always be loved, well taken care of, and always have a friend during the day. 

We also have a room for children 6+ months, where toddlers can climb and play freely.  For older children we offer a dramatic play room, a train and Legos room, and a toddler jungle gym room.  Children can enjoy their time in any of our various rooms throughout the day. 
We welcome children of all ages!

A fun place for kids and pets with unlimited love.

Happy Play

To give pets a loving environment

We are creating a loving and warm home for pets. Several studies show a therapeutic link between pet and child interaction.


Friendly atmosphere

We have attentive staff who will teach your children how to interact respectfully with furry friends

Develop crucial skills while playing

Studies have proven that children given the opportunity to interact with animals are more socially competent.