We saw a need for good quality doggie day care, so we got the crazy idea to do it ourselves! Deer Creek opened its doors in 2015 with the idea that there’s more to doggie daycare than just warehousing dogs. By incorporating structured socialization and play into each day here at the Camp, we keep the ratios of dogs (Campers) to humans (Counselors) low to prevent possible issues and our Counselors are highly trained in off-leash dog play, evaluation, and canine behavior and body language.
My parents’ boarding kennel. My parents raised beagles and showed professionally for almost 40 years. The kennel has been in continuous operation for over 44 years, boarding dogs and cats for local pet owners. We also now offer shuttle service between the doggie day care and the kennel, so dogs can have even more opportunities for fun while their owners are out of town!
SEMO Food Bank/Howie’s Harvest
We work exclusively with the local (human) food bank to provide healthy, nutritious pet food to families in need. Before Howie’s Harvest pet food bank opened, there were no opportunities for families to provide for their furry family members. They often resorted to using their own food to feed their family pets. We accept monetary donations and host special events that pay for good quality dog and cat food that can in turn be sent to the Food Bank for distribution at their events.
Our local humane shelter. They are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States and rely exclusively on donations to stay open.
This great Greyhound placement group serves the southeast Missouri and southern Illinois areas. They bring in some wonderful dogs from tracks all over the country.
Founded in 2007 by Bollinger County Veterinarian Service and area rescue/foster volunteers because there were no shelters in Bollinger County, Missouri.
A great organization founded by former St. Louis Blues’ player David Backes and his wife, Kelly. They have many years’ experience in rescue and shelter work and this organization helps other shelters with grants and promotion. Let’s go Blues!
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Southeast Missourian article 7/1/2013 (Cape Canine Cruisers)
Southeast Missourian article 6/2/2014 (dog park etiquette)
Southeast Missourian/Flourish article 11/4/2014 (Paws & Effect: the newest family member)
Southeast Missourian/Flourish article (Paws & Effect: new year new food)
Southeast Missourian/Flourish article (Paws & Effect: