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Meet the Staff


General ManagerKate 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.


Weekend Lead
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.


Back House Lead
Carolyn Pooser, 22, has been with Dog Tired since June 2015. She was in the food and beverage industry for 4 years prior to working at Dog Tired and has found true happiness here! Carolyn is from Charleston, SC and grew up on Edisto Island. She attended high school at Pinewood Preparatory School and her hobbies include reading, riding her bike, and spending quality time with her cat Jackson!


Front Desk/Concierge
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.


Dog Handler
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!

Dog Tired Pet Sitters



Pet SitterAlicia joined Dog Tired in the fall of 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their dalmatian/pointer puppy Skye, along with working out, quilting, reading, eating ice cream, and going to the Johns Island Farmers Market. Alicia recently moved from Boise, Idaho where she taught high school science for 3 years. Before that, she attended Northwest Nazarene University where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Biology while throwing shot put, hammer, and discus for the track and field team. Alicia grew up in the small town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She raised and showed steers and lambs in 4-H, and also enjoyed horseback riding and studying veterinary science. She began to pet sit when she was 16 years old for neighbors and friends and continued to do so through college and up until she moved to the Charleston area. She is excited to be a part of the Dog Tired team and can’t wait to pet sit for you!