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We're Your Pet's Home Away From Home

Caring for Your Pet When You're Away

Going on vacation means you need to leave your pet in the hands of someone who gives them the attention they deserve. Canine Camp is a family-owned kennel that understands how important your pets are to you. We know that your pets are members of your family, and treat them accordingly. Our unique boarding and grooming facility is set on 10 acres of beautiful, wooded land in the country, just 30 minutes west of Springfield. Illinois. We also provide friendly doggie day camp servicesfor your pet's enjoyment . There are pickup and delivery options available for pet owners in the Jacksonville, Illinois, area.

Two Kittens Sitting Inside the Basket

Make sure that your pet is cared for properly by choosing Canine Camp. Our facility offers your pet a large grassy yard for exercise, and a sheepskin mat for their comfort.

Dog Being Pampered and Groomed

When you come back from vacation, there is nothing better than the smell of a clean dog. We offer your pets grooming services, so they come home looking good.

Ginger Cat Touching the Hair Brush

Before leaving your pet at our camp facility, it is important that you read over our rules. We ensure our facility is a welcoming place for all pets that stay with us.

Camp Rules
Dog Touching a Camera

Leaving your pet in an accommodating facility lets you enjoy your vacation, knowing that they are in good hands. We provide deluxe boarding with 50 spacious rooms.


We welcome you to visit us and bring your dog along for the tour!
Call (217) 245-6857

About Us

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Canine Camp offers unmatched pet boarding for dogs and cats.  We also provide pet grooming and bathing services for dogs in the Jacksonville Illinois, area. At our camp, dogs get plenty of attention, play time, bird watching, and activities to enjoy. They have fun and you get to rest easy knowing that your companion is in the highest quality pet care facility in the area. We offer a personal touch to our care, both in grooming and boarding.

The Novello's purchased the business in 2008 to fulfill a lifelong dream. Katie's passion for dogs was sparked when she began her apprenticeship at the Royal Poodle Grooming School in Chicago. She quickly fell in love with grooming and all things dog-related. Katie honed her skills by also completing the requirements for Penn Foster's Grooming Certificate. In 2010 she completed the PCSA Certified Pet Technician training. Staff members consist primarily of Katie and her son Anthony, our Camp Counselor.

Canine Camp’s mission is to be the area’s
first choice for pet care of dogs and cats
by lovingly taking care of each pet as if he is our own.


Pet Care Services Association Member
Member Of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce


Sponsor Of 2014 Morgan County 4-H Dog Care
Sponsor Of DOG P.E.N. Pet Rescue

Check Out the Pet Foods We Use and Sell, NutriLife™ and Premium Edge

Awarded the Best Pet Boarding and Grooming In the Jacksonville Area From

Journal-Courier Readers' Choice in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015


Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Katie Novello, Owner and Groomer.
Tony Novello, Camp Counselor 

My credentials include:
Graduate of Royal Poodle Academy; Graduate of Penn Foster Grooming School; Certified Pet Care Technician

(217) 245-6857

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2317 Deornellas Road, Jacksonville, IL 62650

Service Area
Jacksonville, Illinois, and the Surrounding Areas


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