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!
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.
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.