In the Doghouse, located just off Clements Ferry Road at 1032-A, Legrand Blvd., has been providing doggie daycare, boarding, and grooming services to area residents and their dogs for more than 14 years. Over two years ago, Terri Black bought the business and remodeled the space to include luxury suite options, a full size swimming pool for fun exercise, and custom K-9 grass.
“I like the Clements Ferry corridor location of our facility because of its 1 mile proximity to I-526 as well as close proximity to Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant communities as well as the growing corridor residences,” Black said. “Our facility is safely tucked back from busy roads and quiet yet super convenient to residents.”
Black feels it’s important to give back, she’s been involved in animal rescue and welfare for more than 30 years She fosters for local animal organizations and is active in lab and golden retriever national rescue.
Her experiences through the years range from executive director of the Nashville Humane Society to advising the mayor of Miami on animal affairs. Before moving to the Lowcountry, she owned the largest luxury pet resort in Boulder County, Colorado.
Daniel Island resident Gary Tyson has been taking his labs, Sugar and Hodor, to In the Doghouse for two years. “I take my two dogs seven days a week and they excitedly run to the door with their leashes as soon as I say the word ‘school,’ ” he said. “They are treated with love and care from the moment they enter until the moment they leave ... I never feel guilty for leaving my dogs for a day of play and adventure.”
In the Doghouse is staffed by professionals who not only adore dogs, but have years of experience. “Everyone loves dogs, it’s easy to do so. However, caring for a pack of fur babies includes much more than loving dogs. It requires experience with dog behavior, veterinary medical expertise, and extensive facility management understanding,” Black explained.
Pete and Lydia Sniderman take their two pups, Beresford and Lucy, to In the Doghouse because of the friendly, caring staff. “Our dogs are excited to go every day and look forward to us leaving town so that they can spend more time with their friends at the Doghouse,” Lydia said.
Kerri Hendrick was impressed with In the Doghouse on her English Crème Golden Retriever’s first visit. “I was nervous the first time I took Emmie since she was only 4 months old, but she had such a great time and played so hard that she was worn out that evening. That was in February of 2020 and she had been going at least twice a week every week since then. I also love the fact that In the Doghouse offers boarding ... They take such good care of her that she didn’t seem to care that we left her for a weekend.
They are my go-to when I need to take a trip.”
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