The Watering Bowl dog daycare to close South County location indefinitely


A general rendering of a new QuikTrip. This is not a specific rendering of the ones proposed along Lemay Ferry Road.

The south St. Louis County location of The Watering Bowl, a dog daycare provider, is closing its doors indefinitely Saturday. 

The company announced the Oct. 2 closure on its Facebook page Sept. 21. Its South County location at 7409 S. Lindbergh Blvd. was sold to make way for a QuikTrip in spring 2021. 

Since the QuikTrip acquisition was announced, The Watering Bowl has been seeking an alternative location in South County. In December 2021, the St. Louis County Planning Commission recommend approval of a plan for the doggy daycare to relocate to the former site of an abandoned concrete facility on Worthington Drive, but that plan did not come to fruition.  

“South County is where we got our start, and we have every intention of returning as soon as we are able,” the company stated in a Facebook post. “We have been searching for a new space since we found out our building was sold over a year ago … driven hundreds of miles of laps around South County trying to find anything that might work.” 

According to owner Jeremy King, they approached the owners of six different buildings and even had one under contract, but all fell through. 

All employees at the South County location will be able to continue working at The Watering Bowl’s other locations in Brentwood, St. Peters and St. Louis city if they choose to.