Wags & Whiskers of the Wiregrass opening soon

Wags & Whiskers will open Monday, Oct. 26.
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 6:12 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A new business is coming to Dothan that specializes in pampering our furry friends. Wags & Whiskers of the Wiregrass has been a year long planning process and will open to the public on Monday, Oct. 26.

"I’m very excited to play with the dogs and get to know each and every personality,” Jennifer Lewis, staff, said.

Owner Joleene Williams said a lot of research went into starting this facility.

"I was looking for state of the art, updated, safe, fun place for dogs to go,” Williams said

Allowing work to feel like play…

"We provide day care so interaction with other pets during the day, then we also provide grooming and bathing, and then we have overnight accommodations for all sizes of dogs,” Williams said.

They also offer creative grooming.

“This is for that pooch that wants a little extra touch," Brandi Tyrrell, groomer, said. "Everything that I use is vegan, it’s plant based and non-toxic to the dogs.”

Before getting to play, each dog must go through a temperament test.

“You would bring your pet in, one of our girls would take them and get to know them, play with them, feed them treats, see how they react to the person just by themselves," Jacqulyn Oldham, dog daycare enrichment supervisor, said. "And then we have what we call test dogs, they’ll come in, we know they are great with other people, they’re great with other pets and they’ll play with the pet.”

Beyond services, features are in place so pet owners can see their pets from anywhere.

“The I-dog cams are a big bonus where you can login and watch your dog from anywhere and feel safe and know that your dog is safe,” Williams said.

Keeping transparency…

"Pet parents can come in and view the windows, see where the dogs playing the day, where they’re going to be sleeping at night,” Williams said.

And cleanliness at the forefront.

"One thing that makes us very exclusive is the central cleaning system,” Williams said.

Even offering a personable experience for furry friends with birthday parties and events.

“I’m excited to take care of them and provide them with all kinds of love,” Tyler Wyatt, staff, said.

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