Our Pack


“We believe in enjoying life together to the fullest!”

Feeling overwhelmed with a new puppy?  Rescue a dog that could use a training transformation?

We are a team of highly qualified trainers with an abundance of knowledge and experience who are eager to help you solve your dog training problems.  We are a full-service dog training company based in Raleigh, NC.

Utilizing the most modern, science based training techniques, head trainer and groomer, Jesi Kirk CPDT-KA and her team will deliver the results you are looking for. Take a look around and learn about our trainers and service options and you will see why more and more people are choosing to train their dogs with Howling Moon Pet Care.

Is it time for you to have that beautifully trained dog that you have always wanted to enjoy life with?  We are ready when you are!


Jesi’s Pack

Owner and Head Trainer/Groomer


StoiX Groovy Kind of Love

Groovy is a Chinese Crested Powder Puff who was born in May of 2022.  She is learning how to be show dog and working towards earning titles.  Groovy loves to play fetch, learn new things and make new friends.  When she is finished showing she plans to rock all of the groovy colors of the rainbow!

Over the Rainbow Bridge

A memorial to members of Jesi’s Pack that have passed over the rainbow bridge



Gingerbread Puppy of Halloween CGC

2012 – 2021

Ginger was a rescued Pit/Lab mix who loved to play with other dogs (especially puppies). She enjoyed playing agility, tug, and snuggling.

Ginger  had beautiful body language with other dogs and loved to make sure everyone felt included during play time.



Blue Ain't Your Color He's Stealin' Your Thunder CGC TKI

2015 – 2021

Blue was pulled from the Gaston County Animal Shelter and was a Pit Bull/Cattle Dog mix.  He taught Jesi a lot about Cooperative Care.

Blue had a Trick Dog Title and enjoyed swimming, hiking, fetching his Wubba, and the sport of Nose Work.



Kunoki's Creme De la Creme Furry CGC TKI RA

2008 – 2023

Zuri was a Chinese Crested Powder Puff and was the inspiration for the company name and original logo.  He enjoyed working as a  therapy dog and brought smiles, joy and hope to many people over the years.  He also loved to get attention when rocking his creative grooming creations.  Zuri enjoyed trick training and musical freestyle.



Faeryland's Skunky Punky Girls Just Wanna Have Fun CGC RN

2009 – 2021

Muna was a Chinese Crested Hairless who enjoyed showing in conformation and agility.  She was confident and had a great sense of humor.  Muna loved other dogs and people.  She loved to be. thecenter of attention and enjoyed rocking various colors of the rainbow.



2004 – 2009

Pilot was a German Shepherd mix that Jesi found on the side of the road with several other dogs just after she graduated high school.  He struggled with severe separation anxiety and aggression towards people.  He is the reason Jesi decided to pursue an education and career as a professional dog trainer.



Unknown – 2015

Boss was a rescued Pit Bull mix who was a wonderful ambassador for the breed.  He enjoyed intereacting with puppies and learning new things. Boss earned his CGC and loved to do agility.  But most of all, he enjoyed cuddling with his mom and other pack members.  He was a gentle giant dispite the abuse he endured before coming to live with Jesi.



1995 – 2004

Buster was Jesi’s first dog.  He was an Airedale Terrier and Jesi’s first experience raising, training and grooming a dog.  She grew up with him and attended many classes with him including agility.  They loved to go on daily walks, hikes and car rides together.



1998- 2012

Grace a chow mix who was rescued from a shelter in Eastern North Carolina just after Hurricane Floyd.  She was Jesi’s companion through high school, college and her first job.  She taught Jesi a lot about leash reactivity.  She loved to run and ride in the car.  She was also really great at agility.

Remy’s Pack

Senior Dog Trainer


Smoketree’s Baby Come Back CGC TKN

Baby is as adventurous as they come.  She never turns down a romp in the woods, but would be just as happy flying off the end of a dock.

Baby was Remy’s first dog.  


Mordecai’s Good Sorta Trouble CGC TKN

Trouble was re-homed to Remy by a friend who initially found her wandering on the road. She’s a Bully Breed mix, and as energetic as they come! Trouble is a go-go-go type of gal, and Remy has earned both CGC and Tricks Titles with her. Trouble’s favorite thing is hiking through the woods, but Parkour is a close second! Remy plans to compete with Trouble in Barn Hunt, Parkour, as well as Dock Diving. Although it’s just for fun, Remy and Trouble also enjoy playing the sport of Agility!



Knox is Bully Breed and Mastiff cross that was re-homed to Remy when he was three years old, and is the newest addition to her pack of three. Peanut butter is better than sliced bread, if you ask Knox. He’s happy to spend the day hanging out on the couch watching movies, but also loves learning new tricks. Knox weighs in at one hundred pounds, and has taught Remy a lot about working with larger breeds of dogs. Remy plans to earn Trick Titles with Knox.

Lydia’s Pack

Certified Dog Trainer



Clover is Lydia’s sidekick!  She ABSOLUTELY loves spending as much time around “Mom” as possible.  Clover is always ready for adventure and just adores attention from anyone and everyone!  She will receive her Canine Good Citizen certification through American Kennel Club soon and is ready for the next challenge! She was rescued from a rural shelter just hours from death in 2013.


Juniper is another rescue pup!  She is SUCH a gentle soul and would do just about anything for a treat!  Although she enjoys spending her days lying in the sun on the cabin’s front porch, she’s ready for her Canine Good Citizen certification!  She’s excited to start working on as many titles as she can!  Lydia believes she really just wants the titles for all the treats that come along with them!


Over the Rainbow Bridge

A memorial to members of Lydia’s Pack that have passed over the rainbow bridge



Natasha lived to be 13 years young and always had a great attitude!  Her most prized times were spent running through wide-open field with her best friend, a Labrador Retriever Mix named Moe.  She may have passed but her memory lives on and fuels a passion to improve the lives of dogs all around.

Cal’s Pack

Private Dog Trainer


Leatherwood’s Pretty in Pink CGC TKN TKI Service Dog

Andie is a 6 year old black Labrador Retriever who has taught Cal a lot about working with high energy, high drive dogs.  Andie has dabbled in scent work, agility, trick dog, rally obedience and dock diving in addition to her service dog work.  Andie enjoys any activity she can do with Cal – but especially anything outdoors.  Her favorite pastimes include fetch, swimming, fetch while swimming, camping, hiking, and fetch.


Jezebel God of War BH-VT CGC

Leaf is a 1.5 year old Belgian Malinois and is currently in training to become Cal’s next service dog.  She is full of spunk and is always ready for adventure!  Her hobbies include training, hiking, playing tug, biting things, wrestling with her siblings and snuggling.  She has begun training in IGP and earned her BH-VT in December 2022, and is dabbling in a variety of AKC sports. 


Start enjoying life together, today.