We’re excited to offer our clients the opportunity to learn about using essential oils with your dog in our upcoming class on April 10, 2018 6-7:30 pm.

If you’ve been to the shop recently and seen our “Calm & Social” blend or if you’ve scheduled a canine massage with us, you’ve seen the power of essential oils in action! They can often help to increase focus, ease sad or anxious feelings, can sooth away tension and reduce irritability. A number of oils also aid in digestion, help support healthy muscles, and can support the immune system.

In our upcoming class, we are going to give you more detailed information on what essential oils are, how they are made, safety protocols to use with your animals, review a number of profiles of common essential oils and we’ll teach you how to make your own blends at home.

Each person who attends will also get:

  • a recipe sheet with 10 recipes you can make at home
  • a 10mL oil blend you’ll get to make on your own
  • a coupon for $10 off a future canine massage at K9Penn

If you can’t make it, still let us know because we’re happy to book more classes in the future!

Class is limited to 20 people so make sure to register now, online or at the shop.

We’ll see you then.

DISCLAIMER: Essential oils are not a substitute for veterinary medicine. You should consult your vet for any medical conditions or disease symptoms. 

3 Reasons a Dog Can Prevent Bed Bug Problems

After almost a 50-year hiatus bed bugs have reappeared with a vengeance. Local bed bug infestation is on the rise as more than 18 million vacationers visit Myrtle Beach each year. Some hotels are using an innovative new method of canine detection to sniff out bed bug problems before an outbreak happens.

The large number of guests and short-term nature of their stays, make hotels, motels, and rental properties the perfect breeding ground for hitchhiking bed bugs. Not even the most upscale hotels are immune. Bed bugs can thrive and spread throughout a building from what appears to be a spotless room because their larvae are undetectable to the human eye of pest control agents and can hide in small crevices that are difficult to inspect.

There are three reasons why adding canine detection can improve your property’s pest management plan.

  1. Stop losing customers
  2. Save money
  3. Protect your reputation

Stop Losing Customers

Do you want to shut down your whole business during an infestation? Given how bugs spread, after an infestation occurs, you will have a significant expense to evacuate and quarantine rooms while you bring in pest control treatment. You’ll lose room night revenue for the time of treatment. You may also lose future customers once your incident is reported on public record. 

Bed bugs can also harm your guests with medical bills. Bed bugs feed on human skin and blood, leaving bite marks on your guests that need to be treated by their doctor. In addition, guests can track bed bugs home, resulting in claims against your business for the expense of treating their own homes.

Canine detection saves money

Bed bug detection canines have more than 200 million olfactory receptors in their nose. That enables them to sniff out unhatched larvae not visible to the naked eye. To proactively protect a property, current methods require treatment of the entire building or time consuming visual detection of active bugs. Instead you can rely on a detection canine to isolate any treatment needed by detecting bed bug larvae before they hatch and become a full outbreak. You also can rely on canines to treat only the infected area of your property rather than rooms that have no evidence of infestation. Canine’s can scan a room in just minutes instead of hours of human inspection.

Proactive scans protect your reputation

By booking proactive scans, you can ensure you check for infestations before getting complaints. It gives you peace of mind that you are maintaining a facility free of bed bugs. You can avoid the lawsuits and bad reviews with a service that is significantly less expensive than current options.

If you are interested in the most affordable and effective bed bug detection method available, contact K9 PENN today. We can sniff out the problem so you can get back to work.

Contact us for information

We are excited to introduce “K9 Kindergarten,” a dog day care program which provides a healthy and safe environment for your dog to relax and play.

Why enroll your dog in day care?

  • Socialization is key for your dog’s well-being and builds confidence
  • Allows timid dogs insecure in a group setting to play with other dogs under the supervision of our trained staff
  • If you have an extended day at work
  • If you have a family outing and won’t be home to let your dog out, or
  • for vacationers to Surfside Beach who can’t leave their dog in their rental home.

Dates and Times

Daycare is available Monday and Tuesday every week, starting January 29th. Half days are from 9-1pm or 1-5pm. Full days from 9-5pm. We also provide extended hours (early drop off or late pickup) will must be scheduled prior to drop off.

We require current vaccination records for each dog. Clients must pre-register since the number of dogs per day is limited.


½ Day- $40 per day.
1 Full Day- $75 per day.
Early drop off – $20 per extra hour
Late pick up- $25 per extra hour
Singe hour dog sitting is $20 per hour


Contact us for information

Get the benefit of K9Penn’s dog training expertise without leaving the comfort of your home. Book an online remote training via video conference with one of our trainers.

A remote session is excellent for:

  • Customers who do not live in the Grand Strand, South Carolina area and can not visit our facility
  • Emergency situations or misbehavior that only occurs at home and not in other environments
  • One-on-one consultations to discuss your dog’s ongoing training or your handing in a private setting.

REGISTER to access our private members-only area to book an online appointment. 



K9 Penn is offering a 4 week Basic Tracking Course. The fee for the course is $250 per team.

Teams looking for certification in Tracking will also need to attend the 3 additional courses after the basics course.

The course runs for 4 Saturdays beginning October 21 from 1pm – 2:30 pm.

Participants registered for the courses should meet at:

K9 Penn Dog Services
770 Highway 17 Business South
Surfside Beach SC 29575