About Us

Dogstar was founded in 2009 by two brothers Brett and Nick Eppehimer and their program director is the retired sprinter Rudy the whippet. The brothers set out with the goal of providing attentive in-home pet care to pets of Charleston & Mt. Pleasant with an emphasis on exercise and pet wellness.

Brett Eppehimer graduated from Lehigh University before embarking on an 8 year professional basketball career in Europe. Nick Eppehimer graduated from Marist College before heading off for a 6 year professional basketball career in Europe. Both have subsequently traded in their basketball sneakers for running sneakers in order to pursue another of their passions—providing top quality pet care for Charleston area residents and their pets.

Why Choose Dogstar?

  • We are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
  • Members of Pet Sitters International (PSI)
  • Clients Gain Access to a Convenient Online Scheduling Center
  • We Accept Credit Cards
  • We are Open 365 Days a Year
  • Accepting Dogs from the Large, Strong Breeds to the Small and Strong-willed
  • Dogs Receive Individualized Attention
  • Daily Reports Tracking Pets’ Progress and Activities
  • Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross
Why Choose Dogstar


Animals First

Our services are based on an animals-first philosophy, designed to meet your pets fitness needs and improve their overall quality of life.


We value our clients trust in us and are committed to exceeding their expectations by providing reliable, professional, and loving pet care at all times.


We are committed to continuing education in order to best serve the pets in our care. We’re firm believers in the notion that there’s always room for improvement and will never give in to complacency.


DogStar is committed to providing excellent service to both our 4-legged and 2-legged clients. We’re open to all forms of feedback so that we can improve the services we offer and the manner in which we deliver them. Healthy pets and happy clients are our focus.


Our Policies

Initial Consultation

We offer a free consultation with all potential clients before beginning service. This meeting gives us an opportunity to meet both you and your pets and discuss your pet’s needs. During the consultation we try to obtain as much information as possible on your dog or cat, including their health history and current activity level. We will also need to know where you keep pet supplies, food, and treats. Lastly, we ask that you fill out our client registration and sign our service agreement contained within the scheduling software before beginning service.

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Providing Dog Walking & Pet Care

Throughout The Lowcountry

Areas Served: Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island.

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