Tail Command, a business that provides day care, boarding and grooming for dogs, is preparing to move to a new facility.

The business started eight years ago in Taylorville, but for the last five years it has been located at 3120 Stanton Dr. However, owner Ian Wilson said the upcoming move to a nearby property at 2861 Stanton Dr. is “more fitting and suitable.”

“The new building has four garage doors, which gives us a lot easier access to go outside,” Wilson said. “Now, we have to wait three days for the mud to dry up after it rains.”

The property was most recently used as an office, so Wilson had to get a zoning change for his intended use. Now that the change has been approved by the Springfield City Council, he hopes to begin renovations soon. While no significant changes are planned, he said some construction work will need to take place prior to relocating.

“We’re going to put turf in every single area except the big dog room,” Wilson said. “And we’ll upgrade all the boarding suites.”

Wilson hopes to have the new location open by January.