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Josh and Deirdre, owners of In The Dog House in South Carolina

Who We Are

In The Dog House

We are Josh & Deirdre, and we are the proud owners of In The Dog House. We originally hail from Dallas, TX. We have 3 dogs of our own as well as 1 horse, all of which came with us to South Carolina. In Dallas, we had the largest (over 20,000 square feet) and oldest (In continuous operation since 1986) dog boarding, training, and dog day care company where we cared for an average of 80-100 dogs a day and 120+ during Holidays. We know and LOVE dogs!

Why did we choose South Carolina and In The Dog House? We were looking for a smaller town and a more laid back lifestyle. Josh is a boater and fisherman, and it is a dream come true for him to live just minutes from the ocean. Deirdre is a horse lover and you can’t beat the weather for riding and the amount of activities for horse people here in SC!

Our Experience

In addition to the Dallas dog boarding, training, and daycare business, Deirdre founded and ran a successful non-profit, 501c3 dog and horse rescue for over 15 years. Deirdre and Josh rescued and re-homed over 1,200 dogs and dozens of horses.

Deirdre has extensive experience in dog training and behavior and has shown her own dogs in AKC Obedience, Herding and Barn Hunt. Joshua is a dog lover, general contractor and business management guru!

Between the two of us, we have a combined 35+ years of experience running a successful dog care business.

Our Mission

We want your experience at ITDH to be a happy, positive one and we want your dogs to consider us a home away from home where they can feel safe, loved and protected.

Our business in Dallas was nominated for the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award and was runner up to the winner Brinker International. The same ethics that put us in the running for that award will be an integral part of how we run ITDH.

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“The crew at In the Dog House always looks out for my pup and treats us well! I have regularly taken my dog there for full-day playcare and boarding during vacations. She enjoys her time at doggie daycare, and I would recommend In The Dog House to anyone considering a place for their dog to play or board. Same as the other reviewers, my dog loves coming here and always enjoys her stay - whether it's for a work day or a week's stay. In The Dog House offers great service to clients and excellent care for dogs.”

North Charleston, SC

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“The facility and staff are wonderful! Our dog is always "rushing the door" and eager to play. With convenient hours, a clean and safe facility, and staff who are passionate about dogs this is the place to take your pooch for a half or full day of play and overnight boarding!”

Charleston, SC

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“You know you have found a great place when your dog doesn't look back when he gets out of the car!! I have been using ITDH since they opened and LOVE it! The staff is wonderful and I feel like they all know and love my dog just as much as I do! I never worry about my furbaby when he is at ITDH!”

Charleston, SC

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