About Us

Let's Shake Paws

Hello, we're Nick and Haley! Thank you for your interest in having your dog join the South Hound pack. When we first met (while working at a doggy daycare) in 2008, our underlying bond has always been centrally focused on animals and what makes them happy. In 2014 we launched what grew to be Whatcom County's largest pet services company The Puget Hound, offering everything from individual dog walks, to woodland off-leash hikes, to overnight pet sitting, to launching Bellingham's first ever cage-free overnight boarding and daycare facility before selling the business in 2019 to move across the country.


Now that we're back in Washington and loving Thurston County, we're so excited to be able to offer our professional, positive reinforcement only, and personalized dog-adventure services to pet owners in the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater area! There's truly nothing like experiencing of the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest while also enriching the lives of animals, and we're grateful to share it with your dog.

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Meet our Board of Directors

Our decision makers and action-takers behind the scenes of South Hound

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Mercy is our longest standing Board Member, being with us for the last 14 years. Mercy brings her dedication to the duties of reminding the committee when dinner is 4 minutes overdue.

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Reux ("Roo") joined the committee in 2011 and offers her insight and expertise in ball chasing, managing ball inventory, and executive decisions in ball retrieval. Reux is a shareholder in both Wilson and Penn.

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Cashew is our newest Board Member joining in 2014 and excels in demonstrating a strong commitment to her passions, namely toy hoarding, "woo woo's", and finding corners to watch the world from.