Jagger’s Doggie Daycare, LLC was born out of a need that was seen first-hand by the owners, Connie & Randy Olson. Many couples work away from their home and leave their dog(s) home alone to fend for themselves. This often results in various levels of “separation anxiety” for the pet. Other dogs suffer from "boredom" when left alone and they misbehave based on those emotions. Another concern is lack of exercise, which can add to the probability of dogs developing health issues sooner in life.
While some dogs tolerate the separation okay, others struggle with the lack of companionship and they begin to experience behavioral problems that causes them to destroy things or eat things that can harm them. That is how we lost Jagger. He had a terrible case of separation anxiety. He could not be crated because he would hurt himself trying to get out. Because we let him have the run of the house, he would often find things to shred or destroy in an attempt to deal with his anxiety. It wasn't because he was mad at us, it was because he loved us and wanted to always be with us. The separation anxiety took it's toll on him.
When someone was home, he was a very loving dog and never had any issues. He was content. One evening when we left for a few hours to go out and eat, we returned home to find that he had grabbed Connie's iPad from an end table and destroyed it, injesting shards of broken glass, leather, and circuitry in the process. We rushed him into an animal hospital for emergency surgery, but he died a few days later due to infection that developed in his intestines. We believe that if a facility existed where he could spend a few days a week to become more socialaized with other dogs and other people, he would likely still be alive and thriving in our home today. Losing Jagger was our motivation to research, develop and open a place where dog lovers could bring their precious fur babies and enable them to enjoy time away from their owners, instead of dreading it. We own two additional dogs who have had great experiences playing at Doggie Daycare facilities where we travel in Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan. They love it!
Spending just a few days a week at Jagger’s Doggie Daycare can improve the health, happiness, and attitude of your fur baby. After a day at play with other dogs their size, they behave much better and they experience less stress in their life. They will come home exhausted (in a good way) ready to relax and be lovable with you. Just like kids, your dog will eagerly look forward to attending Jagger's Doggie Daycare and will likely recognize where they are the moment you pull into the parking lot. We have (4) different indoor playrooms for tiny, small, medium, and large dogs. Plus, we have three incredible outdoor play areas that all features "Pet Turf" artificial grass made especially for dogs. This keeps dogs clean, and is much safer than facilitieis that use pea gravel or natural grass/dirt.
Dogs are natural pack animals and they want to be around other dogs. Leaving a dog home alone deprives the dog of the exercise they require and the socialization skills they need to be the best pet they can be. Rest assured, we will treat your dog like our own. If your dog has other behaviorial problems, we have a fantastic trainer, Ken Fritz, who can help you. We offer a FREE consultation with Ken at (618) 316-7021 to discuss the issues you are having with your dog.
Learn about our Stress-Free Dog Grooming Services, Obedience Training Classes, Overnight Dog Boarding, and the Self-Serve Dog Wash. Doggie Daycare’s are endorsed by many veterinarians and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). We have affordable packages for Daycare which enable you to carry over your days from one month, to the next. Ask us about special package discounts for multiple dogs owned by the same person.
Our Overnight Boarding accomodations truly set us apart from any other facility in the area. Our boarding experience always includes FREE daycare and we have (5) different sizes of luxury Suites to choose from. Each Suite includes air-conditioning, a cozy Kuranda bed, soothing sage green walls, and light jazz music. Our Presidential Suites even include Cable TV. Read more HERE.
We love dogs and have owned many breeds through the years, both large and small. We look forward to meeting your fur baby and welcoming them to the pack. Stop by and visit Jagger's and give us an opportunity to be "your dog's home away from home." Jagger's Doggie Daycare is a recognized member in good standing with the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA), as well as the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA), and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
We also stock & sell Nutro All-Natural dog food as well as All-Natural dog treats, dog toys, leashes, collars, beds, as well as the world famous "Bullibone" chews. We recently expanded to add the "Sweet Treats Barkery" featuring home-style bakery treats for your fur baby. They look great and dogs love them!
You Can Find us at 414 Main Street in Mount Vernon
(Katty-Korner from Dairy Queen)
Located at 414 Main Street in Mount Vernon