meet the owners

We're glad you're here!

We are four close friends who love Chicago, social events and our pups! We are working hard to bring this city a paw-some venue that combines all these things.  Here's a little bit about us. We can't wait to meet you all! 

Sean Swords

As a paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department, owner of our pack leader, Bronco, and avid dog lover with a knack for creative design and a sharp eye for detail, Sean has a strong passion for our city and the well-being of our local neighbors and animals alike. He is extremely proud to be bringing this concept to life with the help of his closest friends and can't wait to see the happiness it brings our communities.  

Allison Heddon

This will be Allison's third company she's built in Chicago! A seasoned healthcare executive, her first company was acquired two years ago, and its artificial intelligence product will be coming to market this summer. Building successful companies is one of her passions, and she's excited to use her business expertise to expand into the hospitality sector and bring an amazing dog-friendly entertainment venue to the city.

Andy Ciabattari

Andy is a firefighter/paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department and Co-Owner of The Raw Butcher, one of Chicago's first local raw dog food and natural treat companies. Andy has a passion for helping people and wants to ensure our community's dogs are healthy and happy by spreading knowledge about a healthy diet for your furry family members. Andy is eager to create his dream of having a dog park bar that brings our community together in a laid-back atmosphere. 

Megan Goldufsky

Megan is a manager/bartender at two of Chicago's high-volume, traditional style taverns. Both bars have successfully been in business for over a decade. Megan also has a passion for health and fitness. After welcoming her dog, Kingston, into the family, she had a drive to make sure he was given a happy and healthy life. As Co-Owner of The Raw Butcher, Megan's goal is to share with her community the unbelievable benefits that an appropriate raw diet has on pets and can't wait to bring both her expertise and passions to help bring Chicago's residents an amazing experience at our establishment.