My husband and I have been pet care professionals for 13 years now. We started out as part-time employees working at vet clinics, boarding facilities, and grooming salons.

In 2007, after completing a one-year apprenticeship, my husband became a full-time groomer while I returned to school to finish my business degree. Shortly after, in April 2011, we opened The Beached Dog, a small grooming salon and pet sitting business on Seabrook Island, SC.

Two years later, in August 2013, we partnered with friends and opened Head to Tail DaySpa & Inn, a full-service boarding, daycare, and grooming facility located in Charleston, SC.

We certainly have a passion for working with animals, but this past year we decided we were ready to make some business changes that would allow us to travel and live more adventurously. In addition to being animal lovers, we are also outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike, bike, and explore wild places.

So we created Unleash the Happiness, an all-inclusive traveling pet care company that allows us the best of both worlds. We get to continue working with animals and we now have more freedom to travel and explore!

We’re currently in Kaslo, British Columbia for the month of June; visiting friends and helping them house/pet sit while on a paddle trip. Next we are heading south to Oregon to serve the Bend and Sisters area for 6-12 months. And then who knows where else we may go or when! Life is all about the journey!

If you would like to learn more about us, the services we offer, or to check our availability, please feel welcome to contact us with any questions. We’re happy to help and we’d love to hear from you.


Heather & Neil