Back to school time!

Bickell Foundation 1st Graduating Class

Fall is quickly approaching!!  Classes at the Klub are ready to gear up! We are offering OPEN ENROLLMENT for Fido Foundations and Canine Connections, in addition to the CGC/Therapy Dog Preparation Class.

Download the flyer and print it off or check back on the site to see updates to our calendar!

*All those Dog/Handler teams that are Pet Partners and /or in need of a refresher class or two in order to re certify, are always welcome to just drop in to hone up on your skills on any Sunday we have class. Please stop in and enjoy an hour of working with your dogs at N/C

The Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation is looking for Paws for Strength Dogs to work in their various Programs. Their Mission is dedicated to creating awareness for the compassionate, loyal, and misunderstood dogs labeled “pit bulls”, and working with them to assist abused children.  We welcome and encourage Dog Handlers teams interested in becoming a part of this program to join us and become Therapy Dog Teams so they can help in the programs where needed.

The Bellyrub Klub is excited to help train and prepare these Dog/Handler Teams to work in the programs the Foundation is committed to.  (My Tessa is a Bickell Foundation Dog!!)

As promise., we now have two Day time classes scheduled:

1.  Bow Wow Basics for puppies 8 weeks – 20 weeks Monday from   11am – 11:45am


2.  OPEN ENROLLMENT  Fido Foundations class from 1pm – 2pm

We’ll begin additional classes in October to include:

  • Agility For Fun
  • Rally
  • Sniff it Out

Stay tuned for the dates and times for these October classes!!

email or to sign up today!!


The Bellyrub Klub is hiring!

We are looking for a Daycare/Pet Care attendant and a Front Desk attendant! These jobs are both challenging, interesting, varied, and rewarding – apply today by sending resume and references to!

Hiring for:

  • Front Desk – Pet & Pet Parent Guest Services
  • Day training academy instructor
  •  Canine Pet/Parent Instructor
  • Off Leash Play Attendant/Pet Care Specialist

Read all about these positions and how to apply HERE!

Agility REALLY is for Fun!

Introducing the new Mickey’s Agility Corner (MAC’s)

We now have a designated Agility for Fun corner aka, MAC’s for you to enjoy with your 4 legged friend. Spend time together and have some fun. We are offering any Dog/Handler team the opportunity to reserve a time to use this space

No snow to battle, no salt burning the canine’s toes and, no cold or wind or snow for you to bundling up for. Instead, use MAC’s heated Agility room with a rubber floor for better traction and a softer landing.

With the weather being so cold now, this is a wonderful way to give your canine the physical exercise AND mental stimulation they need to be happy and balanced. It’s also a great opportunity to bond with your dog and help them build the confidence they need to be content and relaxed in all that they do.

A FREE Agility for Fun Clinic/Orientation is a prerequisite to reserving this space if you haven’t already taken an Agility for Fun class with the Bellyrub Klub. This will help you learn about the equipment, how to engage your canines in the activities and to really take advantage of the space effectively so you and your dog have a great time.

If you have already been in one of our classes, please just call to reserve a space to have some fun with Agility!!

These FREE clinics will be offered…

  • When: the first Sunday of each month
    (January clinic will be the second Sunday, January 11th!)
  • What time: 12pm – 1pm
  • What to bring: you, your canine, high value treats. 4-6ft. leash, comfortable shoes

There are limited spaces in each orientation so please call to reserve yours asap

To reserve your time for fun contact:

Call 630-54-BELLY (630-542-3559) or

Pricing: $30 for a 45 min. reservation

Holiday hours

Wednesday December 24th – Christmas Eve

Daycare – please arrange to pick up your canines by 4pm
Overnight Care – drop of between 6:30am – 10:30am

Thursday December 25th – Christmas Day

Daycare – daycare closed today
Overnight Care – pick up
available between 4-6pm
(no drop off service)

New Years Hours

Wednesday New Years Eve

Daycare – please arrange to pick up your canines by 4pm
Overnight Care – drop of between 6:30am – 10:30am

Thursday News Years Day

Daycare – Daycare closed today
Overnight Care – pick up available between 4-6pm
(no drop off service)

BRK Canine Christmas!

It’s Christmas Time at the Bellyrub Klub!!!
We are celebrating Christmas at the BRK on Dec. 7th from 11am-2pm
                    (pics with Santa require a reservation)
We are having our annual raffle.  Win one of 4,$25 Gift Cards!!
For every $10 spent on retail purchases (using CA, CHK, CC) on Sunday Dec. 7th, you’ll get a raffle ticket and be eligible to win.
We welcome ….
  • Paw Prints ‘N Bones (CANINE fleece blankets,toys)
  • Fullbelly Bakery (Christmas cookies, and goodies for CANINES)
  • BUFA Bakers (homemade Christmas goodies for HUMANS)
New this year:
  • Whatever Arts (personalized dog t-shirts)
  • Everything Provence (hand made soaps & pot pourri)


Mini massages will be available for the canines compliments of
 The Bellyrub Tub will be offering $5 nail trims  and complimentary Christmas bows/bandannas for your 4 legged friends.
To truly get in the spirit, we can polish your canines nails
in a Ruby Red or Christmas Tree green!!  How fun is that!!
The BRK will have plenty of staff available to help with your canines while you

 shop, eat and visit.

Check out our 

“Tricks” corner

 or our
“Focus” corner throughout the day.

Both are great ways to spend time with your canines and learn some new ways to enjoy them. These are all taught by our BRK Certified Trainers.

501(c)3 Canine Rescue


Our BUFA beauties will be hanging around with us all day. Make a point to meet them and help us find them a home!
All  picture donations, Fullbelly Bakery purchases or BUFA Bakers purchases will directly benefit our rescue!
Raffle prizes, to name a few, include:

Handmade “throws”  to keep Humans warm
Shannon’s Deli/Butcher Shop Gift Card
Canine goodies from Fullbelly Bakery
Special offers from Mark Pastor Photography
Basket full of goodies from BRK
Canine fleece blanket from Paw Prints ‘n Bones

          Buy a raffle ticket for $1 each or 6 for $5. The winners will be announced Monday Dec. 8th

Pictures with Santa Strempecks   
Remember to make your  picture reservation. Santa is one popular guy with the canines!
A suggested $8 donation to 
Belly Up for Adoptions, will provide you with a 4×6 photo. An electronic copy is available for an additional $5 so you can share  your canine’s picture with Grandma, nieces, nephews, friends, etc.
Reserve your picture with Santa so call 630-542-3559. or email Sue or Ashley