Gray Moore is President and Founder of Dog Tired Pet Services and also one of the first Certified Professional Animal Care Managers (CPACM). She has lived in the Charleston SC area for over 14 years. Her entire life has revolved around animals. She has an extensive list of volunteer positions helping animals including President of the 4-H Club, volunteering at a zoo, caring for orphaned and injured wildlife, training thoroughbred horses, breeding and showing Jack Russell Terriers, and volunteering for animal shelters. She currently has a cattle dog mix, Tilly Munster, a snowshoe Siamese cat, Folly, and a fish tank full of angel fish.
In 2017, Gray and Pet Sitting Manager Kate Thomas became two of the very first Certified Professional Animal Care Mangers in the WORLD! The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) conducted an independent certification exam for pet care providers. The certification required a minimum of two years or 4,000 hours of experience in a management level position and reference letters from veterinarians and other pet care industry professionals. The in-depth 125-question examination covered animal care topics including health, nutrition, dog fight and bite protocol, on-leash and off-leash interaction, sanitation, dog behavior and temperament, dog body language, dog training, animal and handler safety, vaccination protocol, workflow management, pathogen control, emergency and quarantine protocols, air quality standards, staff management expectations, and much more. They are proud to be able to demonstrate their dedication to pet safety for their clients and their community through PACCC’s independent certification exam.
Conferences & Education
- National Association Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) – Orlando, FL – 2010
- Certified in Knowing Dogs 101 and 102, through The Dog Gurus – 2011
- Group Play Assessment Training through the Dog Gurus – 2011
- Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo – Hershey, PA – 2012, 2014
- Zoetis Lecture on Kennel Cough and Dog Flu -Charleston, SC – 2015
- Successful Completion of Basic Dog Obedience by CPDT Trainer – 2015
- ODD Ball (Owners of Doggy Daycares) – Orlando, FL – 2016
- Wag It Games Class (Tunnels, jumps, ladders) – ZE Canine Manners – 2017
- Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) – Certified June 2017
- International Boarding & Pet Services (IBPSA) – Amelia Island, FL – 2017
- Infectious Disease Seminar – Amelia Island, FL – 2017
- Red Cross Emergency Care Certification For Dogs & Cats