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Dog Tired is proud to be affiliated with and certified by the industry's leading organizations.

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International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)

The International Boarding & Pet Services Association is a professional business association that provides business resources, industry expertise, staff education and training, certifications, and legislative support for the pet care services industry. IBPSA Members include the owners and employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, groomers, dog walkers, pet sitters, veterinarians, trainers, and holistic care pet care providers.


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The Dog Gurus, Charter Member

The Dog Gurus is the #1 Pet Care business consulting and staff training company! The business owners have 40+ combined years of experience to help pet business owners launch and grow successful businesses. As Charter Members, we joined The Dog Gurus when they began and have been with them ever since.


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The Dog Gurus Safety Pledge

Dog Tired has taken The Dog Gurus Safety Pledge. This means we made a commitment to design and operate our daycare program for the safety of all dogs. We strive to ensure the physical safety of each dog with a goal for every dog to go home behaviorally and emotionally better than when they arrived.


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The Dog Gurus - Knowing Dogs 101

Knowing Dogs 101 (Dog Language) provides all dog handlers in any dog related industry (daycare workers, groomers, walkers, vet techs, kennel staff, dog trainers, etc.) with a fundamental understanding of canine body language to help staff understand what message the dog is conveying and to keep dogs less stressed and safe.


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The Dog Gurus - Knowing Dogs 201

Knowing Dogs 201 (Group Play) builds upon the foundation of knowledge introduced in 101. 201 provides dog daycare employees with a deeper understanding of canine body language when dogs are in group play, how human leadership impacts dogs, dog aggression, and greetings.


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Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC)

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council is a nonprofit created by a team of industry experts to recognize high quality providers and help them meet the challenge of educating pet parents on the value of a pet care provider's investment in education and training. PACCC's mission is to bring independent testing and certification to the pet care services industry by means of stringent testing intended to reflect a professional's broad knowledge of animal care. Dog Tired currently holds two certificates through PACCC and our President and Pet Sitting Manager were two of the first to become Certified Professional Animal Care Managers (CPACM) in the WORLD!

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Pet Tech CPR & First Aid

Earned through successful completion of Pet Tech's specialized program, Pet Tech training shows advanced knowledge in pet CPR techniques, first aid skills, health care, and wellness information.


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Charleston’s Top Choice Award, Mark of Excellence 2020

Top Choice Mark of Excellence is awarded to a business based on votes of the local community. The local community in Charleston, SC has voted Dog Tired to be an excellent choice for all of your pet care needs.


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Best of Home Guide 2018

HomeGuide connects customers looking for local professionals to give them peace of mind knowing they are receiving quality service. Dog Tired is proud to have been chosen as a Best of HomeGuide for 2018.


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Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

The Charleston Metro Chamber is a membership organization, 1,700 members strong, serving as a collective voice to drive solutions for a thriving community. They create exclusive access, networking, and leadership opportunities to help businesses grow.

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We are focused on staff training and ongoing education in order to provide the best experience for you and your pet. Our team is trained through Pet Tech CPR & First Aid, PACCC, The Dog Gurus, and more. We're proud to be Charleston's "top choice" for pet care.
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