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Angela Pantalone

Lady Lulu | Chief Tail Wagger

Life before Wag: Previously a teacher, still currently a real estate agent, and broker.

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

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Excited about the people she will meet, the team she has on board. Focus on putting dog’s health and safety first while maintaining that Wag is a place where dogs and owners can have fun.

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Lauren Hoffman

Mastiff Mama | Alpha Coordinator

Life before Wag: 10 years in digital marketing focused in education and medical devices. Recently took up dog walking on the side, knew she needed a shift to something closer to her heart.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: 4-legged only - Hurricane Katrina rescue, Cookie, is a mini-pin/terrier mix and Neapolitan Mastiff Edgar Allan Poe (Poe for short).

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Born a crazy dog lady, looking forward to working with and constantly interacting with like-minded people, and pups!

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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 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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Vanessa Pagan

Bully Bestie | Play Park Top Dog

Life before Wag: In the animal industry for 6 years as a vet tech, previously worked at a retirement home.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: Pitbull/American bulldog mix, Bruce.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Meeting clients, running the play park, and being a team player.

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Tammy Maruottolo

Golden Guardian | Kitchen Magician

Life before Wag: Full time mom to her own kids, wife and nanny/chef to Angela’s family.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: Two 2-legged kids, 2 golden retrievers, Maggie and Bella.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Excited to be around humans, and dogs. Always had a passion for baking and pumped to learn new things.

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Diane Markus

Daycare Directress

Life before Wag: Worked for years in customer service, blessed by a lay-off because it gave her the opportunity to work at a dog daycare.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: Two 2-legged children and two 4-legged children.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Excited to speak the language of dogs and dog humans everyday!

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Ashley Cone

Shepherd Stylist | Grooming Goddess

Life before Wag: Volunteered at local animal shelter for 3 years, assistant trainer for 1 year, dog groomer for 1.5 years.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: 2 German shepherds, and 1 Maine coon cat.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? I love the fact that people can bring their pets somewhere to run around and get the zoomies out even on rainy or wintry days. I think that Wag will help people build a stronger bond with their pets.

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Alora Busek

Nautical Newfie | Doggy Paddle Swim Coach

Life before Wag: Grew up as a competitive swimmer, American Red Cross certified lifeguard and trained in human and dog CPR. Worked at Petco as the Senior Dog Trainer, and CGC trainer.

2-legged and 4-legged kin: 3 ferrets: Tonto, Shiloh, and Karina, a bearded dragon, Winona and a cat named Kalapana.

What makes you wag about Wag Central? Swimming and dogs have been important and happy parts of my life for years, Wag Central allows me to combine my two passions.

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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

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