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Doggie social clubs are a safe alternative

There’s the old adage, “dog is man’s best friend.” While we believe our furry companions deserve a place at the table, not all establishments would agree. Even dressed up and on their best behavior, dogs aren’t allowed everywhere, no matter how much we consider them a member of our pack. It is a proven fact that being social can aid in happiness, but how can you be social when your pup is crying at home? Many dining establishments and movie theaters will not allow dogs, and the dog friendly places often seat you outside (weather permitting). And how can your pup get the chance to be social?

While convenient, doggy daycare isn’t much better. Some local Tucson doggy day care centers have over 70 dogs in the same room, with each attendant watching 15-20 dogs at once. Others “supervise” with cameras instead of using actual human interaction, and while some that have human aids sometimes hire non-trained staff. Many do not properly evaluate the dogs before allowing them to enter, including checking vaccinations. Some dogs at daycare can become mentally and emotionally overstimulated, which can lead to conflict between dogs. And don’t even get me started on punishment approaches, including physical correction, shock/e-collars, or spray bottles! That’s not how I would treat a member of my family.

Sometimes neighborhood parks have issues, too. Many owners will not pick up after themselves or their dogs. There is little to no supervision, as parents can get distracted with their small children, or they may just lack experience with dog handling. This creates a dangerous environment for both families and their dogs. Some park visitors will even unleash their dog, which when untrained, can antagonize or scare other dogs.

Then there are dog parks, these must be better right? It has “dog” in the name. Wrong! They are often small enclosures, not more than a dirt patch. Dogs can pick up bad habits from these spaces, where there is no way to guarantee proper training, as well as vaccinations and safety. Injuries are common from rough play. Something often overlooked is unaltered dogs, especially females in heat, can cause conflicts between dogs.

When you have a ruff decision to make, what should you do? Doggie social clubs are a safe alternative. They create a comfortable and safe place where dogs can play and run with their favorite humans, incorporating both indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy in all seasons. Here are some paw-sitively fetching perks of these spaces that you and your four-legged besties will love:

  • The dogs are members and humans are welcome.
  • The space is designed for dogs and humans to interact.
  • A safe space is created by confirming each member is up to date with vaccinations as well as passing a social test.
  • Plenty of community spirit in a clean and well-maintained environment.
  • Off-leash turfed area for run and play.
  • Complementary water for both dogs and humans.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, events, lint rollers, and poo bags.
  • Dogs and their humans enjoy themselves together, meaning you must be inside the park with your dog at all times.

To learn more about the safe alternative coming to Tucson, check out We will continue sharing information as it becomes available about the opening date and membership.

Our dogs are more than just pets!

They are our children and family. We know you hate the thought of your pet being lonely. The look on your pet’s face when you head out for work or on vacation can leave us feeling guilt-ridden. We get it!

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What our clients are saying.

  • Angela did such an awesome job with our dogs! This was the first time we have left our dogs in a very long time due to 2 of the 3 being elderly and needing extra care. Angela was very attentive to their needs. We never had to worry about how they were doing because she would send updates via texts with pictures several times a day. Angela also brought up the mail and took care of garbage. I think the house was cleaner when we came home than when we left. I would not hesitate to have Angela back to watch out furry babies.

    thumb Amy Rebmann
    February 19, 2023
  • We’re so incredibly happy to have found a company and truly genuine people to watch our dogs. We have 3 dogs and we’ve never been able to travel without them unless a family member could help out. Ali, with Working for Wags, was the most incredible sitter! She watched them overnight for 4 nights and even spent a little extra time with them the day we were flying back in. She also helped with a very last minute house issue, which saved the day! The entire process was super professional and friendly, communication was seamless, and we will only be using Working for Wags, moving forward. A huge shout out to Ali!

    thumb Tamar Phillips
    February 16, 2023
  • thumb janet bell
    February 13, 2023
  • We had a great first experience with Working for Wags! They came to our house to feed our two pups for several days while we were on vacation. Following their visits, they sent us updates by text and pictures by email, both which were greatly appreciated. They also helped us try to troubleshoot some odd behavior from our dogs, which turned out to be related to a smoke alarm that required battery replacement and was scaring the pups. Overall, we had a very positive experience and will definitely use Working for Wags again when we are out of town. :-)

    thumb Erica Chard
    December 22, 2022
  • Kristy was fantastic! My pets (dogs and cats) quickly warmed up to her and seemed to really feel comfortable with her (and the other sitter that visited too). I have one EXTRA nervous dog and I was shocked how quickly he warmed up to her. I got frequent updates about my pets and pictures even (which made me so happy and get to see how comfortable my pets were). It 100% put my mind as ease knowing my pets were in such good hands. Would definitely recommend.

    thumb Belinda Colleen Morton
    November 20, 2022
  • Nice range of services and all 3 staff I’ve worked with were great. My dog had a great time with them.

    thumb Scott Kristie
    November 1, 2022
  • Kristy with Working for Wags was fabulous! She showed up at the agreed times and sent us updates during our trip! This will be our new go to when we need a dog sitter!!

    thumb Christina Duffy
    October 16, 2022
  • Kristy knew that we were first time doggie parents to leave our babies. She made us feel so comfortable and able to enjoy our vacation.

    thumb Susan Spalla
    January 1, 1970

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