New dog daycare, boarding opens in Fairfield Twp.


WHAT: Dog Country Daycare & Boarding

WHERE: 3983 Hamilton-Middletown Road in Fairfield Twp.

PHONE: 513-889-1886

HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, but boarding is offered on all days.


A new business aims to offer a place for dog owners to board and train their four-legged friends.

Dog Country Daycare & Boarding recently opened at 3983 Hamilton-Middletown Road in Fairfield Twp. just down the road from Butler Tech.

The 7,000-square-foot business focuses on dog daycare, boarding and training. It also offer toys and supplies, and it is finalizing the ingredients for its own dog food and treats, according to owner Jess Fiesinger, who said she and her husband love being around man’s best friend.

“My husband is a college professor in business and marketing, and when I was in college, I did dog sitting while volunteering at PAWS and Animal Friends Humane Society,” Fiesinger told the Journal-News. “We share a passion for dogs. Each bring unique expertise together, and have the necessary experience to provide the area with the top quality dog care folks have been looking for in this area for a long time now.”

Fiesinger said when she and her husband moved, they could not find a “great place” to bring their dog like the one they grew accustomed to near their old house.

It helped that the couple knew Steve Ploetz, who managed a dog daycare and boarding business in Cincinnati while also spending years as a successful dog trainer, and they hired him as Dog Country’s manager, Fiesinger said.

“When mutual friends told us Steve wanted to open up his own place, we realized this area needed a daycare and boarding facility,” she said. “We all shared a passion for dogs, and we had the right experience and background to make it happen. It was a natural fit, and Dog Country Daycare was born.”

The business is starting off with six to eight employees but intends to grow, she said. Instead of leasing the site, the couple purchased it outright.

“We intend to be here for a while,” Fiesinger said.

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