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Angela Pantalone

Owner| Chief Tail Wagger

The creation of Wag: With degrees in early childhood education and health science, the transition from teaching humans to teaching dogs came naturally to me. Having traveled the country visiting top notch dog care facilities, attending trade shows, studying dog behavior, becoming a dog trainer, purchasing and rehabbing this building, my dream to create an amazing social hub for pups has been born here in Stratford, Connecticut.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: Three 2-legged kids you will see at Wag Central, Annie, Ellie, and Gus. Three 4-legged kids Lulu, Betsy and Chance.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Everything! Everyday I get to meet great families with amazing dogs, lead a fabulous dog - loving staff, plan activities to keep our Waggers mentally and physically stimulated, and contribute to the future creation of the well-socialized dog!

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Annie Scudder

Pointer Professor | Dog Life Specialist

Life before Wag: Attended an agricultural high school, UCONN animal science program, and worked as a vet tech for the last 7 years.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: Horse named Concho, African Grey Parrot, Lindbergh, GSP, Luke (“mommy’s baby”), and Pitbull Greyhound rescue, Gracie.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Getting to be a part of something different than a vet/medical setting for dogs while bringing that knowledge to our facility.

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Danielle Wilson

Rescue Ring Leader | Dean of Wag U

Life before Wag: Attended Connecticut K-9 for dog training, which I've been doing professionally for 10 years. Also involved in animal rescue of all varieties for 20+ years.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: 3 cats -Beau, Stiltz and Ezzie, Maggie, an American Bulldog, Luna a pitbull, and foster dog, King, Mastiff/pitty mix.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Helping clients and their dogs to learn and solve problems in innovative ways, while having fun and building lifelong bonds.

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Erin Fleming

Medical Mutt | DVM

Life before Wag: 

2-legged and 4-legged kin: 

What makes you wag about Wag Central? 

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Diane Markus

Daycare Directress I Wag Life Manager

If I was a dog... I would be a very spoiled one, so I could sleep and play all day and night like my dogs do.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: Two 2-legged kids Jason & Kenny, and two 4-legged pups Mattie & Jack

What makes you wag about Wag Central? The dogs, of course! Being with them is the happiest way to start the work day.

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Gabby

Wag Watcher

If I was a dog... I would be a Cocker Spaniel, so I could be as cute and fluffy as they are!

2-legged and 4-legged kin: My kitties Dove, Lola, Penny, and Tigerlily, and a frog named Froggie Flocka.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? My love for the pups!

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Dana D.

Wag Watcher

If I was a dog... I would be a Poodle, so I could have cool haircuts.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A Shih-tzu named Petey

What makes you wag about Wag Central? The excitement of all the dogs when I walk into the play area!

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Paige

Wag Watcher

If I was a dog... I would be a Collie, so I could be as photogenic as my awesome dog, Callie

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A collie named Callie

What makes you wag about Wag Central? I love supervising play parks because I get to talk to owners and meet new 4 legged friends.

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Brooke

Wag Watcher

If I was a dog... I would be a mutt, so I could be one of a kind

2-legged and 4-legged kin: 8 legs worth of guinea pigs, 4 legs worth of rabbits, and a little finned fishy.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Seeing my favorite dogs get excited to see me!

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Colleen

Wag Watcher

If I was a dog... I would be a Corgi, so I could be a ball of energy that gets tons of belly rubs.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A 7 year old golden retriever named Finlay

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Seeing all the puppies playing and growing together!

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Carley

Golden Groomer

If I was a dog... I would be a Golden Retriever, so I could always make people happy.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A mutt named Maddie, a Shepherd named Kaine, a Boxer named Dozer.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Coming to work and seeing all the dogs having a blast with their new friends makes my day!

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Gina

Concierge

If I was a dog... I would be a Dalmatian, so I could be the star of Disney's 101 Dalmatians! Plus they're my favorite breed.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A Shih-tzu Beagle named Belle, after the Disney princess.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Getting to greet all the dogs and their owners, and knowing they're in a great place where they'll receive lots of attention!

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Mary

Kibble Counter

If I was a dog... I would be cuddly and kind, so I could be a therapy dog and visit sick kids.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A husband named David, and 3 kitties Boo, Trixie, and Roxie

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Having lots of great dogs visit me in my office!

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Lisa

Wag Watcher

If I was a dog... I would be a lab, so I could play all day and have lots of belly rubs.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: A husband named John, 4 pups named Violet, Zoe, Penny, and Jake, a kitty named Felix, and lots of fish too!

What makes you wag about Wag Central? I love to see all the happy pups wagging their tails!