We believe that a tired dog is a happy dog! Our mission at The Crate Escape is to deliver exceptional care for exceptional dogs (which is every dog!). We’ve created a stimulating oasis for your canine family member(s) where they receive both mental and physical exercise as you complete your daily regiment guilt free. Dogs are matched into play groups based on size, age, and play style to ensure a fun time for everyone.

Owner Jessie Marion has spent a lifetime with animals, so it was a given that she would one day dedicate her career to them. Now that The Crate Escape is no longer a dream, she couldn’t be more ecstatic. Jessie grew up on her Grandfather’s farm as well as their own hobby farm where she thrived amongst the multitude of animals. Jessie began working with dogs specifically at the age of 15 when she got her first job at a rural dog kennel. She continued to further her canine knowledge by working for several veterinarians, becoming a certified dog groomer, as well as attending college for animal care worker and animal enforcement.

The love of Jessie’s life is a boston terrier named Tanner. The two of them have been together since 2010 and have been involved in obedience, agility, and their new favorite event, dock diving. Tanner is the inspiration behind The Crate Escape logo as well as so many other aspects of Jessie’s life. In 2014, Jessie adopted a four month old Australian Shepherd named Koda (who is better known as “The Greeter” at The Crate Escape) Koda is a very happy-go-lucky guy who wants to play with everyone, whereas Tanner is very much reserved for Jessie (she really doesn’t mind).

Jessie, Tanner, and Koda are all ready to play a major part in Collingwood and look forward to seeing you at The Crate Escape as well as events around town!