With its cozy decor and absence of ominous cages, The Dog Waggin’s welcoming facility gives busy pet owners peace of mind as their pups comfortably socialize and play. The 4,000-square-foot digs house a play room with pooch playground equipment—including slides and tunnels—a relaxing play room—characterized by fluffy pet beds—and a backyard, where dogs can caper about or stretch out and bronze their bods in time for swimsuit season. Pups are free to rest and play as they see fit with their fellow boarders, all under staff supervision during daytime outings and overnight stays. The canine caretakers also offer a number of other services, including walking, in-home sitting, and training from owner and certified dog trainer Lisa Harvey.
Land mines, poop piles, dog logs—no matter what the euphemism, Poop 911 allows families to circumvent one of the unappealing parts of dog ownership. It'll clear entire yards of dog waste, and even can apply repellent to deter pets from destroying a treasured flower bed or magic beanstalk. Other add-ons include raking leaves and dog walking.
Just like at the finest dining establishments, the dog meals at Wiggle Waggles are made fresh to order. Owners beg for scraps as their pups push their noses into healthy servings of muttloaf and turkey quiche, made with organic ingredients and without added salt or sugar. For dessert, dogs sate themselves with one of the bakery's hand-crafted treats, which are also organic and preservative free, and come in flavors such as reduced-fat cheese, turkey bacon, and peanut butter. They enjoy their treats perched at one of the lime-green cubes that bring pooches up to table level, or take them home to enjoy in front of the television. The eatery also caters puppy birthday parties complete with a custom organic cake, and provides pet-care services such as dog walking and sitting.
Most Popular Service: Weekly service
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Pro Tip: Please let us know ahead of time if your gate has a lock, or if your dogs are aggressive.
Owner Lindsay Rapp surrounds herself with a staff of canine-whisperers who employ both human and animal psychology to help owners and pets live long, happy lives together. Agility training equips dogs for high-intensity play or auditions for basketball movies, and other courses tailored to families with children keep the peace by preparing dogs for a new baby or preparing families for a new dog.