- Abigaile BurdetteTeam Leader/Asst ManagerAbigaile moved to Myrtle Beach in 2004 at the age of 10. She has been a part of our team since April of 2011. It started out as volunteer work for a school assignment, but her interest in k9Cabana soon became her job. She is responsible for caring for the dogs as well as all aspects of our Front Desk operations. After work, Abigaile likes to spend as much time with her two lovely German Shepherds. She has a passion for bowling and plays on several competitive leagues & she also makes time for her online college classes. In her spare time she devotes hours to improving her game in hopes of going further with bowling in the future.Read moreRead less
- Timothy CulverHead k9 TrainerTim started his dog training career straight out of high school when he joined the U.S. Marines as a Military Working Dog handler. After completing the patrol and explosive detection course he was selected to attend the Specialized Search Dog Trainers Course. After 3 deployments he left the U.S. Marines for a position with the U.S. State Department leading the K9 Diplomatic Protection Services in Kabul Afghanistan. Tim has excelled in the most high threat areas training dogs to complete extraordinary tasks. A decade after starting his career Tim is here to serve all of your dog training needs; from controlled aggression to puppy potty training, bird dog trials, or Schutzhund tracking, Tim has you covered.Read moreRead less
- Nikohl SpencerPet StylistNikohl, our Senior Groomer, has been showcasing her attention to detail and unique artistic flair at K9cabana for almost two years. Her love of animals began sixteen years ago as a kennel technician, and then after being inspired by her mother, who is also a groomer, Nikohl delved into grooming for the following five years. She found that her specialty lied in Poodles and Shih Tzus, but she can groom any dog breed and size with the utmost professionalism and skill. When not grooming, Nikohl loves to spend time with her husband and three beautiful boys, laying out at the beach, and traveling back home to visit family in Michigan.Read moreRead less
- Danielle GuytonPet StylistDanielle has been using a combination of her artistic abilities and life long love of animals to skillfully groom dogs for the last 16 years . From the time she was a little girl she has had a special connection with dogs which has enhanced her ability to groom all breeds with the highest of skill and quality. She grew up in NY but has lived in PA, NC, Europe and the Caribbean before settling in Myrtle Beach. When she's not spending time with her family ,friends and menagerie of pets ,she loves great food, Baseball and spending time traveling .Read moreRead less
- Darwin PerkinsTeam LeaderDarwin has been in the pet care profession for over 13 years, with experience ranging from kennel attendant to pet care technician. He has been a huge part of k9Cabana thanks to his love of animals and his well diverse knowledge of the pet care field. Other than handling animals nearly every day, Darwin also loves spending as much time as possible with his children.Read moreRead less
- Chey CookTeam MemberChehalis started as an intern for K9Cabana for the summer of 2016. She has a special connection with animals especially particular to horses and dogs. She really loved everything about K9Cabana & fit right in so she became a part of the team. Chey is a true country soul with roots in Texas, and moved to Myrtle Beach from Florida to be closer to family. In her spare time she loves to ride horses, enjoys photography, and learning new songs on the piano and guitar. She looks forward to taking care of your furry babies every needs while your away.Read moreRead less
- Drea JamesTeam MemberDrea has a tremendous passion for animals of all sorts and aspires to become a certified dog trainer. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds, maybe because she grew up with a Mom who trained show dogs (German Shepherds) 1 of the best gifts was her high school graduation present; she received not one, but two German Shepherd puppies! Not only does Drea spend her time caring for dogs, she also writes and produces her own music. Last month she released her first single 'Plexi Glass' and is currently working on producing her first album. Unrelated to dogs & music, Drea also has passion for Pringles and Dr. Pepper.Read moreRead less
- Chaz SoltisTeam MemberChaz has been fascinated by living creatures from the smallest caterpillar to the
biggest Clydesdale horse since he was a little boy. It certainly seems appropriate
that he would choose a career involving animals. Chaz relocated to Myrtle Beach
from Connecticut with his family in 2015. After graduating fromhigh school,
he attended Horry Georgetown Technical College and earned a Veterinary
Assistant Certificate, including an externship at VCA Animal Hospital.
While he was attending HGTC, he also completed an internship as a kennel tech
at K9Cabana to compliment his program at Horry. Upon completing his
program and internship he was offered the opportunity to join the team at K9Cabana.
He enjoys his job there with its daily rewards and challenges as he
works with the clients he is assigned to. Chaz’s interest in helping animals
motivated him to initiate a successful fundraiser for the local ASPCA when he
was in CT and volunteer as a dog walker at the North Myrtle Beach Animal
Shelter. Chaz is planning to continue his education by taking classes to learn
more about canine behavior. He wants to better understand how to work with
the dogs entrusted to his care.
In his free time Chaz likes to do things with his family and their two dogs, Webster and Oreo. Also, Chaz is a talented artist. He has a special attraction to the world of animation. He has created his own series of characters and cartoons, has designed logos, invitations and enjoys drawing cartoons of people he knows, and especially, the dogs he meets.Read moreRead less
- Marissa FergusonTeam LeaderHailing from Manchester, CT, Marissa has brought with her, a love of dogs and
compassion for all animals. As former Manager of a Dog Daycare facility in CT, Marissa has experience with all breeds of dogs. She worked as an assistant trainer, groomer, and daycare attendant.
She is currently attending Penn Foster College for Veterinary Technician. She and her family (including 4 pooches) moved to Myrtle Beach, to explore new endeavors in life & at
k9Cabana Dog Resort!Read moreRead less