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Wag’n Tails

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Our mission at Wag’n Tails is to help mobile pet care professionals be successful. Since the founding of Wag’n Tails, we have built our reputation on innovation, common sense, and customer service, and we continue to lead the industry because these core values still define our company.

1971

Our family formed Wag’n Tails and opened the first grooming salon in St. Paul, MN. Within five years, Wag’n Tails was operating six pet grooming salons.

1976

To better serve its clients and their pets, Wag’n Tails decided to go mobile and converted two pet grooming vans. By 1980, Wag’n Tails had six pet grooming vehicles serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

1980

Wag’n Tails relocated to Howell, MI. Over the next ten years, its mobile pet grooming business grew to twenty-two mobile pet grooming vehicles and two pet grooming salons serving central and southeastern Michigan.

1996

Wag’n Tails recognized the value proposition and growing demand for mobile pet grooming services and made the decision to transition its business model and become a manufacturer of specialty pet grooming vehicles. The Company’s founder, Dina Perry, designed a pet grooming vehicle and developed a mobile business plan to help customers ensure success. In 1999, Dina’s son, Dennis, purchased the business from her.

2001

Dennis and his father, Chuck, opened an 8,000 square foot production facility and hired the best professionals to manufacture and sell Wag’n Tails pet grooming vehicles.

2005

Because of exceptional growth in the mobile pet care industry, Wag’n Tails opened a new 24,000 square foot production facility in Granger, IN to manufacture both pet grooming and veterinary vehicles.

2017

Wag’n Tails reached a milestone with over 3,000 pet grooming and veterinary vehicles produced and sold since inception.

2019

In need of additional manufacturing capacity, Wag’n tails built an adjacent production facility totaling 12,000 square feet to help keep up with demand from both pet grooming and veterinary customers.

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PASADENA, CA Groom Expo West

July 23-25, 2021

(717) 691-3388

www.groomexpowest.com
LAS VEGAS, NV Superzoo

August 17-19, 2021

www. superzoo.org
HERSHEY, PA Groom Expo

September 9-12, 2021

(717) 691-3388

www.groomexpo.com
ORLANDO, FL National Dog Groomers Show

November 5-7, 2021

(724) 962-2711

www.nationaldoggroomers.com
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Careers at Wag’n Tails

Wag’n Tails has built its reputation in the marketplace over decades by hiring talented, hard-working, and honest people. We have created a workplace culture committed to mutual respect, teamwork, innovation, transparency, and accountability. Our employees are common sense professionals. They are masters of their craft dedicated to delivering best of breed products and excellent customer service. There has never been a better time to join us. Wag’n Tails offers highly competitive compensation and benefits that are attractive to employees in every stage of their career. At Wag’n Tails, you will have the opportunity to achieve your professional goals and be part of a visionary company that is improving the lives of pets, pet parents, and pet care professionals around the world!

Wag’n Tails is the global leader in designing, engineering, and manufacturing specialty vehicles for the mobile pet care industry. We also provide our customers with vehicle training, on-going consulting services, and a mobile pet grooming or mobile veterinary business success guide that empowers pet care professionals to win.

If you share our company values, please stop by and fill out a job application or email us at careers@wagntails.com.

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“I have owned my Wag’n Tails Pet Stylist Elite for over two years. I have a waiting list of new clients and plan to buy my second Pet Stylist Elite this year. My Wag’n Tails vehicle conveys the professional image that clients appreciate and have come to expect from my premium at-home grooming service.”

Nicole Roma

“Being a mobile groomer is great for numerous reasons. Some of the top benefits for me are: setting my own hours, working when I want to, and making as much money as I need. Another big plus is that the Pet Stylist Elite is really fun to drive!”

Denise Davis

“There is life after the salon! My Wag’n Tails vehicle has proven to me that there is indeed life after the salon. I have rediscovered my craft in a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere, and I can now give my full attention to the pets in my care and their owners rather than to the ringing phones, client distractions, or daily commotion of a busy salon.”

Teri DiMarino

“When I was 19 years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a dog groomer. They told me to go out and get a real job. Well, after 20 years in corporate accounting, I spent my bonus on grooming school and now I have my very own mobile pet grooming business. I guess that I finally have a ‘real job’. I wish that I had done it 20 years ago.”

Julie Beeman
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