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Meet the Staff

Kate

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.

Michelle

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.

Amanda

Pet Sitting ManagerAmanda began working with Dog Tired in the spring of 2015. She has always been an animal lover. She has ridden and trained horses since she was 6 years old. She rode English and show jumped horses through college. She graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, SC, with a degree in Business Marketing/Management and absolutely loves her job taking care of your “fur babies”! She has one fur child, Mini, an 11 yr. old chihuahua, who also loves Charleston. Amanda looks forward to meeting you and your pets! She is also part-time pet sitter for Dog Tired.

Jenna

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.

Carolyn

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!

Leah

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.

Bobbie

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

Erica

Pet SitterErica hails from the rural town of Kingston, NY. Located near the foothills of the majestic Catskill mountains, Kingston is known for its beautiful landscapes and splendid apple harvests. She attended The State University of New York at New Paltz as a pre-vet major, but ended up graduating with a Bachelor of the Arts in Literature, a Master of Arts in Literature and a Master of Arts in Teaching English 7-12. In 2012, the snow finally won and she relocated to Charleston where she began working for Fort Dorchester High School. During the days, Erica is a mild mannered English teacher. In the evenings, she is a dedicated pet sitter and wedding nanny. She currently lives in West Ashley, with her lovable, one-eyed dog Ellis and her eighteen pound, diabetic cat, Neo. Both fur-children were rescues and have been preceded by a long line of other adopted fur-children. Her hobbies center around watching the Baltimore Ravens and USA Rugby, playing at the James Island Dog Park with her pup, investigating Charleston’s historic places, reading good books, and going on the occasional treasure hunt at local flea markets.

Alexa

Pet SitterAlexa has been with Dog Tired since 2015. She was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She grew up with dogs all of her life (mostly miniature dachshunds), Tiny, Solo, WIliam and Eddie (who, by the way were two of the first dogs that Gray ever took care of professionally at Dog Tired).

She moved to Charleston to go to the College of Charleston where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. That was when she got the first dog of her very own, a Jack Russell Terrier named Cooper. She and her roommates always had at least 1 fur baby in their home. She has always had a love for cats, and has always had one or two running around. She attended graduate school at University of South Carolina where she received her Master’s in Social Work. She then moved out to Colorado with her husband, his dog Folly, and Cooper.

While in Colorado, Cooper was diagnosed with diabetes and a heart murmur. He was treated with 2 insulin shots a day for several years, until he passed away at the age of 15.

In Colorado, she worked at a residential treatment center for children as a therapist and LISW Alexa switched from working with troubled children to Hospice as a Social Worker. She has been in people’s homes taking care of patients with terminal illnesses, counseling on end of life issues, and assisting with esources the families may need. Her hospice work transferred once to her love of her pets, while she sat with and kept her husband’s dog comfortable when he passed away at their home. She decided to take a break from social work and use her passion for being a caregiver to animals in pet sitting. She can’t wait to pet sit for you!

alicia

Alicia

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!