About Us

Meet Janet K. Rahn – Co-Owner and Operator of Dog Gone Sensational (DGS)

Janet K. Rahn, Co-Owner and Operator of Dog Gone Sensational (DGS), has a lifetime of experience working with animals and a passion for their company that has never faded. At a young age, Janet recognized her gift for interacting and caring for the animal world, and she has honored that gift ever since.

From rescuing wildlife to touring South America with the Purina® Incredible Dog Team to appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman with her talented pups, Janet’s done it all! With years of experience and behavioral training expertise, Janet and her staff dedicate their lives to caring for man’s best friends.

Click here to read an article from Pink Magazine, celebrating Janet’s animal magnetism!

Boarding Services

If you’re near Sun City Hilton Head, Margaritaville Hilton Head, Hilton Head Lakes, Okatie and Callawassie Island, we’re close and ready to take care of your dog!

Rely on our friendly staff to keep your dog safe, healthy and happy whenever you’re away from home. Boarding services and extended stays are provided at our 30-acre location on Bees Creek Road in Ridgeland, SC. The farm is the home of DGS Co-Owner and Operator, Janet K. Rahn, and has both indoor and outdoor spaces with multiple fenced areas. Two pools are also available for dock diving and swimming for the active pet.

We are all dog lovers that will be taking good care of your pet while you’re away. (Be warned: your dog may have more fun on vacation than you do!)

Doggy Day Care

Keeping Your Dog in Good Hands!

It gets boring staying home alone, day in and day out. A dog needs activity and social interaction every day. Doggy Day Care is the answer!

Our Day Care team keeps your dog happy, active and feeling loved. With our spacious facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina, we have the perfect place for them, with plenty of room to run, pools to splash and swim in and an air-conditioned indoor play area.

Grooming Services

Meet Our Groomer Sophia Pierce

Sophia Pierce is a graduate of Merryfield School of Pet Grooming and has been trained by some of the top groomers in the industry. She has been grooming for over six years and her talents have helped achieve her dream of showing dogs all over the country in the AKC circuit. Sophia has shown at the Westminster Kennel Club and the National AKC Championship. She has shown at and specializes in Schnauzers, Poodles, Afghan Hounds and Dachshunds. Sophia has experience in most breeds of dogs and cats. She, along with all our staff, is CPR and first-aid certified.

Trust Sophia to keep your dog looking great! Need a bath, nail trim and grooming? No problem. Sophia can even get your dog show ring ready!

Conformation Showing by Janet Rahn and Sophia Pierce

Professional dog showing is done by Janet K. Rahn, Co-Owner and Operator of Dog Gone Sensational (DGS) and Sophia Pierce. Elite handlers, both have put AKC Championships and Group placements on multiple dogs and AKC registered breeds. They work with puppies that are learning what it’s like to live the life of a show dog to winning National Specialties with seasoned champions. When you put your dog in their capable hands, you can be confident that your dog will be presented to highlight its best attributes and gain confidence in the show ring. Your dog will travel in style, comfort and safety in Dog Gone Sensational’s 40ft Class A RV. To ensure that each dog receives individual attention and is both physically and mentally stimulated, only a limited number of client dogs are selected to travel with them. Contact DGS today reserve your dog’s show space.

Dive In!

North American Diving Dogs info

Our team of trainers offer multiple swimming classes each week. DGS can accommodate a seasoned Dock Diving dog or the young puppy that is ready to get his paws wet for the first time! Our trainers can help your dog reach his potential with distance jumping, water retrieves and swimming confidence. DGS has two pools that can also be used for therapy swimming and muscle conditioning. Contact us today and make a reservation to work with one of our trainers.

Visit the North America Diving Dogs events page to register for our next event!

Please Call for a Kennel Tour!

We love bringing new friends – the two-legged and the four-legged kind – into the Dog Gone Sensational family! Give us a call and talk with our friendly staff. We’ll answer any questions and tell you all about Dog Gone Sensational. You’re welcome to call, stop in or email us anytime!