Married in 2009 in West Virginia, we spent the next decade in comfortable careers (Mark as VP of a construction firm, Melody most recently working on the investment side of BB&T) while volunteering with our local animal shelters in our free time. In 2019, we decided to take a leap of faith and try to make a living of our passion of working with animals. We had already fallen in love with this area having visited here multiple times on vacation. So we quit our jobs, moved to Charleston, and spent the next seven months preparing through training programs, mentoring, and shadowing, while designing a facility with the perfect balance of luxury and fun. In March, 2020, our dream really began, as we opened the doors to The Island Pawplex.
I was born and raised in Charleston. I have three dogs (Blossom, Clover, and Daisy), one kitten (Aster), and a crested gecko. I love animals of all shapes and sizes. I have worked with dogs for eight years and have loved every minute of it! In our free time you can find us at dog-friendly events around Charleston. I am also certified in pet CPR and first aid.
Hi y’all! My name is Kamila, and I have been working in the dog daycare industry for 7 years. What started as a part-time job has developed into a full-time passion of mine. I am originally from Virginia and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Following graduation my husband and I moved up and down the East Coast with the US Navy Submarine Force, which has brought us back to the Low Country. Three years ago, my focus shifted to dog training, and it is something I am very passionate about. I believe in creating a well-rounded dog that is not only a family member but is a true joy to be around. At home, I have a 5-year-old Springer Spaniel, Wallace, who has been behind the drive and curiosity of my dog training ventures. In my free time I love the outdoors, cooking, and exploring everything Charleston has to offer.
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