Our Goal Is Simple

To provide Peace of Mind to the responsible pet owner by offering a safe, clean comfortable facility and knowledgeable staff. We will care for your pets as if they were our own. We do not sell any products or practice veterinary medicine. Our focus is entirely on the care of and grooming needs of our your pets. We invite you to take a tour of our facility before you board.

Geri Wessel has been grooming and boarding dogs for nearly 40 years. She has groomed a variety of breeds for the show ring. Geri graduated from the Master School of Dog Grooming in Redford MI. Prior to opening Doggone Boarding and Grooming in May of 1980, she spent most of her time working for the late Dr. Donald Spencer, a well-known veterinarian in Troy, Illinois.

Her love of animals goes back to childhood when she grew up with beagles and hunting dogs. She currently owns 2 basset hounds, a cat, a parrot, and has owned and cared for a large variety of animals over the years, including lizards, horses, fish, goats, donkeys, ferrets and hamsters. Geri and her staff are committed to providing a clean and safe environment for all the animals they serve.

Geri also trained her dogs in agility, tracking, obedience and rally for over 15 years, achieving numerous titles from AKC, CPE, NADAC USDAA, and TDAA.

In December 2018, Geri’s dog “Wynona” became the top 2018 Agility Basset Hound.


Phone: (618) 644-5823

To best serve you, we ask that you schedule boarding and grooming services in advance.