Gray and her team are proudly leading the way towards a higher standard in the pet care industry. Dog Tired is the first to offer Doggie Daycare 2.0 in Charleston, SC, which focuses on dog enrichment and individualized care. Dog Tired’s goal is for every dog to leaves their center behaviorally and emotionally better than when they arrived. Dog Tired has been nominated as a Charter Member of the Dog Gurus, an industry leader in training and safety for off leash dog play.
Dog Tired has the best trained staff in the Charleston area. They continually strive to meet the rigorous standards set by The Dog Gurus, IBPSA (International Boarding & Pet Services), and the PACCC (Professional Animal Care Council Certification).
Additionally, all staff members undergo an extensive 16 week training course on dog body language with workbooks and testing provided by The Dog Gurus. For more information on the Dog Gurus and our Safety Pledge, please visit safeoffleashdogplay.com. All staff are or will become, Certified in Emergency Care for dogs and cats.
General ManagerDanielle has been working with animals for the past 20 years. She began her career with animals as a dog groomer and owned her own grooming business in New Jersey. She then moved to Utah to work at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary where she learned how to care for a variety of domestic animals, assisted in adoptions of sanctuary animals, and managed the Humane Education Department. When her family relocated to North Carolina in 2011, she began her career in the dog boarding and daycare industry, where she was able to combine her love for dogs with her experience in management and dog behavior. She and her husband share their lives with two rescued Cocker Spaniels, Lacey Loo and Rickey Bobby. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys kayaking, biking, running, yoga, and walking the beautiful beaches of South Carolina with her pups and husband.
Pet Sitting Operations, CPACMKate has been with Dog Tired for over 4 years. She is originally from Long Island, New York. She moved south to attend the College of Charleston and has lived in Charleston ever since, making Johns Island her new home. Her furbabies include a pit mix Quincy, a 3-legged hound Shelby, and two black cats Figaro & Oliver. Besides dedicating her time to Dog Tired, Kate spends her time watching her children play sports and is also very active in the local high school booster club In her free time she enjoys USC football games, boating, fishing and most outdoor activities. Kate is also certified by the American Red Cross in Dog and Cat Emergency Care.
GroomerMichelle is originally from Austintown, Ohio. She moved to South Carolina in high school. She received her Associate of Science Degree from Trident Technical School. Michelle now lives in Goose Creek with her husband and four children. After working in the school district for several years, she became a stay at home mom for her four children. Now that the children are growing, Michelle enjoys indulging in her passion for animals by serving as a groomer at Dog Tired Services. She loves working with the dogs and enjoys working alongside like-minded animal lovers. She has been with Dog Tired since the winter of 2013.
Jenna has been with Dog Tired since the fall of 2014. A Charleston native, born and raised on James Island. Graduating from James Island Charter High in 2012, she has broadened her horizons by going to school at Trident Technical College to become a veterinary technician. From a young age she always knew she wanted to work with animals. Family and friends call her the animal whisperer, because there isn’t an animal who hasn’t seemed to not like her yet. She is hoping to one day become a veterinarian and start her own practice! After working long stressful hours at a restaurant, Dog Tired has been a positive career move. Jenna lives on James Island with her handsome Pit-mix, Diesel.
Leah has been with Dog Tired since February 2017. She is originally from Columbus, GA, and has lived in Charleston for six years with her husband and three fur babies- Lily an 8 year old pit bull, Herschel an 8 year old English setter mix, and Dooley a three year old special needs pit bull. Leah has grown up around animals and has a special place in her heart for bully breeds who often get a bad rap. Leah is a voracious reader and spends her free time curled up with a good book and her pups. She is so excited to be part of the Dog Tired family where she is able to combine her background in administration with her love of dogs.
Bobbie is 21 years old born and raised in Charleston SC. She has always been around animals all her whole life and now has a 7 month old German Shepherd/Husky mix to take care of. Went to Trident Tech for a certificate in photography in 2015. She is extremely excited to take this next step into her life by doing doing something she loves: working with animals!