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About Us

When it comes to your pets, loyalty goes both ways. As pet owners and animal lovers ourselves, we know that ya’ll are showing them love and loyalty every day, in ways both big and small. So, why should it be any different when you choose a place for their boarding and care?

 As a family owned and operated business, we run on loyalty, and this is a practice that extends to our dedicated care of your animals. We don’t just board them for human convenience: we pay attention to their individual needs. Whether your pet is anxious or happy-go-lucky,  you can rest easy knowing your pets will be “right at home” throughout their entire stay. We live on the property, and therefore, can insure added safety and security. Meow, Bark and Board is located in Huger (HU-gee), near Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island and Charleston. Call 843-928-3355 to schedule a tour today! 


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Stacy Jessen | Owner

Stacy started Meow, Bark and Board in 2008 after graduating Cum Laude with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and working in a vet clinic for over six years. Since then she has continued to expand her knowledge in the pet care industry by becoming a Reiki Master Teacher focusing on anxiety management and holistic health for pets and their people, obtaining her certification in Canine Therapeutic Massage and Equine Sports Massage Therapy, and her Pet Care Provider Certification through the International Boarding and Pet Services Association. She will soon complete the certification as a Pet Tech Instructor of CPR and First Aid and as a Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist. Stacy has created a business model that caters to special needs pets as well as all animals in need of a safe and anxiety conscientious facility run by compassionate, experienced staff members that are eager to further their own education in order to provide the best care possible for our clients’ pets!


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Janie Jessen | MANAGER

After obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance from Limestone College, working in banking for over five years, and other customer service positions for over 10 years, Janie decided to join the family business at Meow, Bark and Board in 2014. Janie is now a Certified Pet Care Specialist through the IBPSA and is in the process of obtaining a Raw Dog Food Nutrition Certification through DNM University as well. She has two dogs of her own and understands the value of quality pet care. 

"Caring for our clients' furry family members is very rewarding and the best career change that I could have made!" -Janie


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becky Fort | Kennel technician

Becky moved to the Lowcountry in 2004 from "the great state of Minnesota" where she attended the University of Minnesota, Mankota. Moving here not only helped her escape the frigid midwest winters, but, more importantly, it allowed her to begin her career in the pet care industry. She has been working in this industry since 2005 and now cannot imagine doing anything else. Becky joined our team in December 2017, and we could not be more thrilled to have her!

"Having three dogs of my own and being one of those 'crazy pet parents' myself, I feel privileged having others trust me to care for their pets." -Becky