Huckleberry's Pet Parlor

Grooming - Dog Training - Pet Wash - Doggie Daycare

Welcome to Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor

Celebrating over 15 years of caring for your beloved pets.

No bones about it, Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor is Sycamore and DeKalb’s premier pet center.  Our services include: Full Service pet grooming, Doggie Daycare, Dog Training and Self-Service Pet Wash.

Our staff shares a genuine love and appreciation of pets along with many years of experience in the pet care industry. Whether your need is daycare or an outstanding groom, you will receive high quality, caring services at Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.

Check out our boutique filled with holistic pet food, natural treats, training aids, toys, collars, leashes and much more!

2017 Daycare Games Standings

Daycare Games Standings:
There were 58 Doggie Daycare facilities that participated in the 2017 Daycare Games from across the globe. Huckleberry’s finished 3rd, bringing home 14 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals, in the Middle class competing against 21 other Doggie Daycare facilities! We are so proud of our Canine Crew and their excellent dog handling skills!


Dog Daycare Games – Fun Competition that Highlights Skills Used to Keep Dogs Safe

daycaregamesfinal-2While winter keeps many dogs inside for exercise, Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor, will compete for medals in the annual Daycare Games.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to control a large group of dogs off-leash?  Most people imagine mayhem and chaos when you put a group of unknown dogs together. Professional pet care businesses, like Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor, are out to bust that myth. It’s true that dogs can fight and bite, but it’s also true that certain skills used by excellent daycare facilities will keep dogs safe while they play together.  The Daycare Games are focused on proving who is the best at providing these skills to the dogs in their care.

“We’re hoping to take home the Gold, just like in the Olympics.” states, Jenny Kingren, owner of locally owned, Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor. “By focusing on the most important skills: getting dogs to sit, having dogs come, and teaching dogs to wait at the gate, we provide a controlled environment where dogs get exercise without stress or injury. And this is accomplished without fear or intimidation!” states Kingren.

Robin Bennett, and Susan Briggs, the co-founders of The Dog Gurus designed the Daycare Games to be a skills-based challenge that keeps dogs safe and happy and recognizes top dog daycare providers for their unique skills.

“The dogs love to play these games and we wanted to recognize the handlers and facilities taking the best care of their pets by having a friendly competition,” explained Briggs.

The Dog Gurus, who have put together industry standards for operating safe daycare in their ebook “The Four E’s of Excellence in Off-Leash Play” detail the exact exercises that help daycares take better care of your pet and have provided them to their online membership at That is where you can learn more about The Daycare Games and monitor the weekly competition.

Daycare has become a growing industry over the past 10 years, but there are still many dog owners who don’t understand how to choose the best facility. Everyone needs to understand the education and training necessary to keep dogs safe.

Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor (  is dedicated to raising the bar of safety in off-leash play, teaching owners how to know when their dog is happy, and helping to reduce the number of dog fatalities that occur every year in dog daycares and dog parks.

Cheer on Team Huckleberry’s as we compete with dog daycares from around the world!  We will post our standings each week.

Event dates:

Event 1: Recall – February 5 – February 11

Event 2: Group Sit – February 12 – February 18

Event 3: Gate Boundary – February 19 – February 25




Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor joins The Dog Gurus


In June we joined The Dog Gurus community!  We are excited to be part of a membership group that is focused on raising the bar of safety in off-leash dog play.  Community members have exclusive first access to new tools and resources developed by The Dog Gurus.  Know your dog’s care is in the hands of professionals with a commitment to ongoing learning and access to the latest industry trends.  The Dog Gurus are the pet care industry leaders in the creation of resources with the goal of keeping all dogs safe.

Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor is now offering Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for your dog!

  • Deluxe Spacious Suites
  • Premium Raised Beds
  • Caring, trained staff
  • Large fenced backyard with canine turf

You can rest easy knowing your dog is tended to by caring, trained staff and our facility is secure with a fire, burglar, carbon monoxide and temperature monitoring system.

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Meet our Groomer

BrandiBrandi is passionate about animals and the environment. She graduated with a diploma from The academy of Dog Grooming Arts in 2006.  At Huckleberry’s, she has been proudly grooming dogs and cats for the past 10 years. Brandi is a true believer that, “If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life”. She looks forward to meeting you and your dog and/or cat.  “Each day is open to possibilities to provide a dog or cat with a haircut that makes them feel good, look good and bring smiles home to their families.”  Brandi, her husband Dan and two children have resided locally for 13 years. She thoroughly enjoys hiking with her children and exploring the great outdoors. She looks for opportunities to teach her boys about animals and their instinctual habits as well as different ways to preserve the Earth on which we live. Brandi’s favorite saying is, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

Meet the Trainer

Stanley & Tammie

Tammie has been our Daycare Manager and Trainer for the past 12 years!   She has a real passion for dogs and loves helping them become a well mannered family member. Clients often comment about how fun her classes are. The classes have helped improve their relationship with their dogs.   Tammie has a love for learning and is always looking for the best way to help a client with their training goals. Tammie’s training background includes various certificates from A.K.C Canine Good Citizen. Along, with countless hours attending seminars, studying books & dvd’s, studying with other trainers, and hands on with home visits.

Personally, Tammie has Razzberry an 8 year old Australian Shepherd & Typhoon an 5 year old all American mutt (both rescues).  Tammie enjoys training her dogs.  Tammie and Razzberry attend agility trials and Typhoon likes to play fetch and do tricks.  Tammie along with her husband Chris have lived in the area over 25 years.  Tammie has volunteered at animal shelters and started the Huckleberry’s Star Canine group.  The group has done trick shows for local libraries, schools and other non for profits.

When asked why she likes working at Huckleberry’s she replies ” Because I love dogs! I like the fact that my co-worker at Huckleberry’s take pride in providing the best service possible while treating clients pets as if they were our own.  I find that we are a team that is always looking for ways to improve. I love that I get to come to work everyday and pet dogs!”

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