Meet The Staff

The Woofers staff is professional and highly passionate about animal care.  Woofers staff is Canine CPR and First Aid certified through ProPetHero.

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We know the most important thing to you is your peace of mind while your best friend is with us, and our staff’s caring attitude and professionalism insures you will have a worry-free day.  Woofers’ staff also are members of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

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Cathy Fox

Cathy was a former nurse then a full time mom before opening Woofers here on Jody Rd.  She has been married to Dr. Mark Fox for 30 years and has 4 children (Andrew, Caitlin, Sara, and Daniel), many of whom you will see working here at Woofers.  Cathy also has 4 dogs and a pig as well as 5 grand-dogs who all go to Woofers.  Cathy has been to several workshops to help better the business such as Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo, Trainsmart/Worksmart, Training Cesar’s Way (twice), K9 Lifeline’s 3D workshop, Balanced Buddies Res-Q Seminar, and The Shadow Program with Heather Beck.


Mark Fox

Mark, Cathy’s husband, is a Palliative care and Hospice doctor who works full time as the Vice President of the Southeast Region for Gentiva.  Mark spends all of his days off helping out here at Woofers and always is saying that this is the fun job!  He is our handyman, computer guy, and financial advisor!  He truly is a jack of all trades and helps with any job that we need done.


Sara Fox

Sara is Cathy’s younger daughter who in high school worked for the original Woofers on Hoffemeyer Road.  It was Sara’s passion for her job that motivated Cathy to keep the business going.  Sara has worked with dogs at Woofers for over 8 years and knows all of the ins and outs of the business.  She also has a beautiful horse, Brielle, who is currently expecting two new baby foals.  Sara has a rescue dog that she found in a dumpster named Ava.  Sara has also attended K9 Lifeline’s 3D workshop.


Daniel Fox

Daniel is Cathy’s youngest son who also worked at the original Woofers in high school for a short time prior to the opening of the new facility.  Daniel has worked with dogs for over 6 years at Woofers and has an amazing relationship with all of our regular daycare dogs.  Daniel has a rescue puppy from the Effingham Shelter named Moose.  Moose has a wonderful nose so he has been borrowed for hunting and found 8 rabbits on his first trip.  Daniel is also a full time student at Francis Marion also majoring in business.


Caitlin Hart

Caitlin is Cathy’s oldest daughter who is married to Eric Hart.  Eric is in medical school at VCOM doing rotations at McLeod Hospital.  Caitlin has a BA in Mathematics and is a former high school math teacher.  However she decided to pursue her dream of being a dog trainer and began working with dogs full time in the spring of 2015.  She has attended K9 Lifelines 3D workshop, Training Cesar’s Way, Balanced Buddies Res-Q e-collar training, Jeff Gellman’s RV Trainer workshop, and The Shadow Program with Heather Beck.  She has 2 dogs, Ralphie and Geoffrey (the deaf sheepdog), as well as two horses, Hawk and Ray.


Andrew Fox

Andrew is Cathy’s oldest son who works full time at the Southern Institute of Mathematics and Technology doing 3D printing.  He is our go to guy for all of our technological issues.  He has a dog named Dagless who comes to daycare everyday to play.


Anna Cusack

Anna is a balanced behavior trainer and manager at Woofers.  She has attended several workshops including Trainsmart Worksmart, Training Cesar’s Way, Balanced Buddies Res-Q e-collar training, K9 Lifelines 3D workshop, and the Shadow program with Heather Beck.  Anna has two dogs that frequent Woofers, Dixie and Godiva.  Dixie is a registered therapy dog and has accrued over 300 hours of service at Mcleod Hospital.



Ravyn Miles

Ravyn is 21 years old and will be studying nursing at Francis Marion University. She has been working at Woofer’s since July 2013, and has loved every minute of it! Ravyn enjoys learning about different dog behavior, spending time with all her fur friends, and also loves the people she works with. Ravyn has attended K9 Lifeline’s 3D workshop.  She also has a boxer/lab mix named Gidget who loves playing ball and swimming in the pool at Woofer’s!


Kathryn Buie

Kathryn Buie is 23 years old and has been working at Woofers for over 3 years. Kathryn is one of the first faces you’ll see when you come inside! She’s the one behind the counter checking your dogs in and out, making appointments, and helping you with any questions you might have.  Kathryn doesn’t have any fur-babies (yet), she does have an amazing daughter, Kara! When not working at Woofers – Kathryn is playing the role of a full time mom.  The best part of Kathryn’s job is that she gets to meet a variety people every day – and every kind of dog that goes along with them!

Blake Forshey

Blake is an engineering student at Francis Marion University. Born and raised right here in Florence, he has been working at Woofers since before they opened in 2012.  He says the best thing about working here is that he gets to spend almost everyday with his favorite animals as well as constantly having the opportunity to learn new things.  He has three dogs, Bailey, a 1 year Old English Mastiff, Molly, an 8 year old Scottie/Yorkie mix, and Ruger, a 3 year old English Mastiff.


Patricia Raney

Trish feels very lucky and proud to do what she does! She enjoys the unconditional love that the dogs give. So many personalities, breeds, and sizes!  She says she can only hope that she gives them a much joy and happiness as they bring to her each day. (Woofers thinks she does!)  The very best part is witnessing the rescued dogs that come in and realizing that there are so many goodhearted people out there willing to open their homes and hearts to give an abandoned dog a forever home.


Cindy Green

Dogs have been a passion Cindy’s since she was a child and she’s always been fascinated by the origins of the many breeds.  As a geneticist by training, she’s been especially interested in dog behavior and how particular behaviors and conformations have been selected over time in specific breeds.  After recently retiring from a thirty-year career in plant breeding and genetics, she is fortunate to have the opportunity to work at Woofers to pursue a new challenge in life of becoming a trainer.  She loves being with the dogs!  During 2016 she completed K9 lifeline’s 3D workshop on difficult dogs, a week long shadow program with Heather
Beck, and Balanced Buddies Res-Q e-collar training.  The highlight of my year was completing Cesar Millan’s Fundamentals 1.



Kat Watford

Kat has been at Woofers for over 2 years.  Kat and husband Denis have two Norwich Terriers, Kimber and Waylon.  Kat enjoys visiting the nursing home with Kimber, who is a certified therapy dog.  Also in their spare time they enjoy going to and participating in car shows.



Laura Allen

Laura has been working at Woofers for almost a year now.  Laura loves working at Woofers.  She has a dog named Maya and a new rescue dog named Healy.  Healy was surrendered because she lost a leg after being shot in her own backyard, she also had heartworms.  Laura and the Woofers team nursed her back to health, and she was able to find a home with Laura and Maya.  Healy and Maya are the best of friends and love coming to woofers.  She also has four cats.


Kyle Graham

Kyle is a Mass Communication major at Francis Marion University. One day, he would like to use his learned skills to open up a photography business and work as a journalist. Kyle has two foster pets – a cat named Graham and a dog named Daisy. He has always had a soft spot when it comes to animals and for that reason, he decided to apply for the position at Woofers. Since then, he has loved being able to meet so many dogs with all kinds of personalities. Psalms 25:1


Grace Abbott

Grace is a Biology major at Francis Marion University with hopes of attending veterinary school at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medecine.  Grace spends a lot of time at her grandfather’s farm helping with the goats and dogs.  She has an adopted dog named Blakely who came from the Florence Area Humane Society.  Grace is new to the Woofers family but is a strong addition to our pack!


Thia Brian

Thia is new to the Woofers Family.  She will be working up at the desk as well as in the daycare yard.  She has a wonderful boxer pup named Cade who absolutely loves playing at Woofers!