Stella dog
Oliver cat
Sam dog


Hobo Pet Hotel is here to cater to our furry friends and their families! Built in October of 2001 by Carolyn and Dr. Karl Hohenboken, D.V.M, out of the desire for a home-based business, Hobo Pet Hotel extends our love for animals by offering accommodations for dogs and cats while their families are on vacation, out of state or whatever the situation may be. Hobo Pet Hotel believes every dog or cat deserves its own special attention.

This is a family-run business that offers 32 indoor/outdoor dog runs and 9 cat cubbies. To offer extra comfort in your absence, our facility is equipped with heated floors and air conditioning to combat all weather conditions. While you're away, your furry friend will enjoy free time at least 4 times a day, outside of their run or cubby. When outside, our furry friends are never mixed and will enjoy their time leash free in our fenced areas. Our dog runs are 3 feet wide by 14 feet long, with 6 feet inside and 8 feet outside, and privacy walls on the inside portion of the run.

Our staff is compassionate, caring, and have a love for animals just as we do. Open 365 days a year (no drop-off or pick-ups on certain holidays) we are here to meet your needs. We want you to know that your pet is our priority; therefore we are more than happy to have you communicate with us via text message, Instagram or Facebook to check in on your furry friend. We will be glad to ease your heart with some pictures while you’re away.

Jack dog
Mittens cat
Lilly dog
Pawsley cat

Our Services

The Hobo Pet Hotel offers several services at reasonable prices for your convenience.


Our boarding fees are per animal per night (24-hour period).
  • Dogs: $20.00
  • Cats: $6.00
We are open for dropoff and pickup from 8am-noon and 4-6pm Monday-Friday, 8am-noon Saturdays, and 4-6pm Sundays. We occasionally close for vacations or family events. Those dates will be posted here well in advance.

Other Services

  • Baths: $20.00
  • Nail Trim: $20.00
  • Vaccinations: We will gladly update your pet's vaccinations if you are a current client of the Veterinary Clinic of Prophetstown, P.C. The cost of this will vary depending on the vaccinations.

dog bath
Hobo cat
nail trimming

Requirements & Recommendations

To ensure the health and safety of every dog or cat that stays with us, we have a few requirements. We also have some suggestions, especially for first-time visits.

For our canine friends, proof of current vaccinations is required for:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
For all of our furry friends, we recommend:
  • Bedding, toy, and food of their choice
  • Medications
Not to worry if you forget or choose not to bring your pet's bedding, toy and food! We will loan them ours at no extra cost. At Hobo Pet Hotel, we use a good-quality adult dog food and Max cat food.

The last requirement is that you come knowing your pet is in great hands and will be having fun while you’re away!

Lizzie cat
Buddy dog
Ralphie cat
Pixie dog

About Us

Carolyn and Dr. Karl Hohenboken have a passion for animals, so much so that Dr. Karl is the veterinarian at the Veterinary Clinic of Prophetstown. The clinic is located at 51 Grove St., Prophetstown.

While you’ll find Carolyn, most any given day, tending to and taking care of your furry friend, Dr. Karl is often on hand to update vaccinations, monitor medication, and keep a watchful eye on everything from a veterinarian's viewpoint.

Hobo Pet Hotel gives your pet only the best by offering a particular mix of passion, love for animals, and a veterinarian on hand for your and your pet's comfort.

Carolyn and Gio

Contact Us

Hobo Pet Hotel
20477 Prophet Road
   Prophetstown, IL 61277
Call or text: 815-537-2374
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-Noon & 4-6pm
Saturday: 8am-Noon only
Sunday: 4-6pm only

Hobo Pet Hotel