Meet The Staff



My name is Chelsea Lanigan Williams. I am not new to animals but I’m new to the kennel business. I just purchased Southern Pines Pet Lodge in April of 2021.

My husband and I settled down here in Richland County last year after he retired from the Army to be closer to our family. We have our own two fur babies, Francis and Ranch, as well as a baby boy that joined us in October 2020. We have put our heart and soul into up-fitting and renovating Southern Pines this past year, and hope to continue to make it into one of the best kennels and daycare facilities in the area. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to serve you and your pups!


Operations Manager

Hey there everyone! I’m Rini, but I’ll answer to Rini, Ri, Renee, or anything similar! I usually have a crazy color or 3 in my hair. Prior to April 2021, I was kind of the all-around girl doing the job of 3 or 4 people and trying to keep up with everything. Since then, we have been able to hire more staff that I absolutely adore and trust completely. Now I mainly work at the front desk, getting to chat with you all every day! I’m currently working towards 2 different dog training certifications as well as furthering my training in the vet field to help myself be prepared during any emergencies at the kennel.