Chris is a lifelong animal-lover and businesswoman. She is a Western Massachusetts native who saw a need for additional dog daycare and boarding in our area. Chris is happiest when she is playing with her lab-mix Wyatt. She is trained in animal CPR and possesses a lifetime of experience loving and training her own dogs. She is often asked by friends and family to dog-sit or help out with training.
This business is Chris’ dream. She has the passion and love for animals that will ensure Wagging Tails is a fun and safe environment. She is only working with professionals of the highest caliber because she truly wants every animal in her care to have the absolute best treatment possible.
Tracy is our Director of Marketing and Development. Tracy is combining her tremendous love for dogs with 20+ years of marketing and business development knowledge to help WTPR keep growing and improving. Tracy describes her role as “Canine Cruise Director” When she is not busy planning fun adventures or events for our WTPR pack she is busy at home with her family & her 3 playful Labs (or golfing)!
A lover of dogs, and the more-than-human world in general since childhood, Greg was originally drawn to the art and science of dog training through the writings & musings of the Monks of New Skete; a monastic community that evolved into German Shepherd breeders and dog trainers who understand the inherent nature of dogs and their ability to draw us out of our selves and towards a deeper connection with the more-than-human-world, and to the mystery of creation.
Today, Greg is considered the area’s foremost expert in canine cognition and emotion, he is a Master Aggression Specialist, an Anthrozoologist, an Applied Canine Behaviorist, and a professional canine educator. Greg has successfully trained thousands of dogs over three decades, and has completed multiple training apprenticeships and programs with such luminaries as Ian Dunbar, Michael Ellis, & Cesar Milan and through Duke University and the University of Edinburgh, as well as earning a Master’s Degree in Anthrozoology with depth of study in both Ethology and Behaviorism. Greg’s post-graduate studies centered on how combining the fields of quantum physics, brain chemistry and neuroscience, biology and genetics with an ethological understanding of canine behavior might inform his behavior modification trainings and emotional therapies – all of which experience ensures a science-based and humane training experience that maximizes the human-canine bond while training dogs to reach their highest potential.
Megan is our grooming Salon Manager here at Wagging Tails Pet Resort. She work full time at our Hadley location and she has been working with animals since her first job in high school. She has now been grooming dogs for 9 years and she loves it! It makes her day to see our furry friends walk out of the salon knowing they feel great and look great too. Grooming is essential for a dogs well being and it is her top priority to provide a safe grooming experience for them. She is looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies!
Giuseppe is our Manager here at Wagging tails. With a background in digital marketing and love for dogs, he loves being able to combine both passions here at Wagging Tails! He earned a degree in Public Relations from Champlain College in Burlington, VT and worked for several years at multiple marketing agencies before joining our pack! Using his expertise in marketing strategy and tools, he works closely with Tracy to help deliver an excellent experience for our dogs and their humans!
Giuseppe has multiple pets of his own, including Ozzy, a shepherd mix, Dio, a beagle, and Jack the crazy cat. When he’s not taking care of dogs and cats, you can find Giuseppe writing, playing video games, or watching football.
Mel is an assistant manager and dog handler here at Wagging Tails Pet Resort. Growing up on the south shore meant he spent plenty of time at the beach interacting with wildlife. He got his first dog at 12 years old and his family started fostering coonhounds a year later. He started working at a pet facility while in high school and has been working with dogs since! Mel currently has two dogs of his own, Wall-E and Truffle, who accompany him everyday at work. He is studying to become a certified dog trainer and loves learning about behavior everyday at work by spending time with all of the amazing resort guests. Giving the dogs nature walks is one of his favorite parts of the day because he gets to spend one on one time with a dog and really get to know them.