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 in 2020 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 two toddlers. We have put our heart and soul into up-fitting and renovating Southern Pines over the years, 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 three in my hair. Prior to April 2021, I was kind of the all-around girl doing the job of three or four 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 am the operations manager and mainly work at the front desk and get to chat with you all every day! I am one of five Certified Professional Animal Care Providers in South Carolina, and the only one currently in Columbia. I am also working towards two 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.