The Dog Lover's Companion to Chicago. It's a great little book that breaks down the city by section and shares dog friendly places and tips. The latest edition is a few years old, so you'll have to double check the places and events listed. Fingers crossed they'll come out with an updated version soon!
Check out what they said about the South Loop:
"Residents of the South Loop, some of the most active dog owners in the city, believe there are more dogs in their little neck of the urban woods than in any other neighborhood in the city. The city clerk's office doesn't track pet ownership by neighborhood, so there's no way to know for sure, but there;s certainly no shortage of friendly furry faces. South Loop Dog PAC, a neighborhood group of dog owners that created a dog-friendly oasis in the urban jungle, noticed all the canine actions...as well as that dog owners learn each other's dog's names before they bother to learn the human's names."
They give Grant Bark Park 4 paws up! Let's hope our new dog park is open when the next edition of this book comes out. What are your favorite South Loop dog places?