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About Working For Wags

Our Pack

Our team is made up of vet techs, vet assistants, dog daycare specialists, and dog-trained professionals in Tucson, AZ. Our dog sitters are 18+ and go through a series of steps to ensure they are qualified to work with your pets including basic dog care protocol & procedures and background checks.

Frankie's Certifications

Frankie (& Robert), Founder & Chief Canine Officer

With experience running multiple successful businesses, many hours of experience training and being trained by dogs, as well as a long history of being animal lovers, the team decided it was time to pursue a shared dream to create a sanctuary for dogs and solve a recurring problem of never having someone experienced available to watch their pack when they wanted to take a vacation. Working For Wags is the first step toward that goal. If you are interested in learning more, please visit dogsoftucson.com We hope you will stick around and watch how the dream grows. 🐾

Our pack consists of Max, Maddie, and Macy, a tortoise named Micheal, and three chickens; Ethan, Betty, and Angel.

Angela, Sitter

Hello! I’m Angela. I grew up with dogs, cats, and fish all my life. I have 3 cats and each one is completely different from the others but in the end, all know when “Mom and Dad” need a cuddle cause we had a long day. I have 6 fish tanks so I can offer experienced care for your fish babies as well. I even had an iguana and a ferret.

My passion for animals took me to Vet Tech School in 2006 where I was able to help hands-on with lots of animals and give them the care they deserve and educate owners for their furbabies. I’ve been petsitting since 2006 including overnight care, medications, and special needs animals, and love my longtime clients and their pets.

In my spare time, my husband and I love to travel so we understand the need for good pet care.  I’d love to meet you and give your furbabies the comfort and care of being safe at home while you are away. 🐾

Gio, Sitter

Hey, my name is Gio! I grew up in Orlando, Florida but moved to Tucson recently for school. I am now an undergraduate at the University of Arizona studying veterinary sciences. Growing up in Orlando I always had a plethora of pets. I’ve cared for many different reptiles, amphibians, and fish species growing up since these are the animals I’m more passionate about. I spent many years breeding various types of snakes and lizards growing up which also has helped me grow my love for animal husbandry. Since I’ve become a college student I don’t own as many exotic animals, but I still have my two pit bulls who are the absolute best. My passion for learning and taking care of all animals has grown over many years and now I’m trying to make a career out of it. At the University of Arizona, I’m in my junior year and working towards applying to Vet schools along with getting my certification in animal conservation. I am also employed at the Cañada Hills Veterinary Clinic where I am training as a Vet Technician. These are just some examples of how I’m actively growing my knowledge and experience in working with animals. On top of my love and passion for animals and education, I’d also like to consider myself a fun and outgoing person. I like to make others happy including your furry (or scaly) friends!

Justeen, Sitter

Hello, my name is Justeen! As someone native to Tucson, Arizona I love the desert landscape and always have growing up. My love for the outdoors extends over to my love for our furry friends. I’ve always had a passion for animals throughout my life. Growing up I had pets, ranging all the way from dogs to lizards, and this desire to help animals has only grown stronger throughout the years. As I continue to learn and understand different animals my love for this field of work grows even deeper. I’ve been able to gain experience in pet care by working with animal shelters, as well as my own pets, and the pets of family and friends. I am a dog mom and have been for three years now to the sweetest and goofiest beagle ever. I can’t wait to meet and care for your sweet and goofy pet as well! 🐾

Katelyn, Member Concierge & Sitter

Hello, my name is Katelyn. Throughout my life, I have been a huge animal lover. When I was little our family got our first of many family dogs and my grandma took me to go trail riding. Those experiences completely changed my life since my love of animals really started and grew from those events. When I was in my first two years in high school was I involved in the National FFA organization and I showed market steers. Through that opportunity, I gained a love for veterinary medicine which caused me to go into the Veterinary Science Program at Pima JTED. I am currently in my second year in the program and have gained my Pet CPR and First Aid Certification as well as my Fear-Free Animal Handling Certification.

In this program, I am also working toward my Veterinary Assistant License and NAVTA certification. I currently have two dogs named Saddie and Stella. Stella is a 90-pound Chocolate Labrador mix and Saddie is a 55-pound Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd mix. With the experience I have listed above and others in my life, I am experienced in caring for dogs, cats, and various species of livestock like horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs.

Maintaining a schedule and keeping animals in similar surroundings and keeping them on a schedule when pet parents are gone can help animals in feeling less stressed and help them adjust to having their owners away. I also believe that communication is key and as a result, will keep up with updates and photos to pet owners which can also help you as an owner feel more comfortable. I am excited to meet you and your pet as well as take care of them while you are elsewhere.

Kianna, Sitter

Hello, my name is Katelyn. Throughout my life, I have been a huge animal lover. When I was little our family got our first of many family dogs and my grandma took me to go trail riding. Those experiences completely changed my life since my love of animals really started and grew from those events. When I was in my first two years in high school was I involved in the National FFA organization and I showed market steers. Through that opportunity, I gained a love for veterinary medicine which caused me to go into the Veterinary Science Program at Pima JTED. I am currently in my second year in the program and have gained my Pet CPR and First Aid Certification as well as my Fear-Free Animal Handling Certification. In this program, I am also working toward my Veterinary Assistant License and NAVTA certification. I currently have two dogs named Saddie and Stella. Stella is a 90-pound Chocolate Labrador mix and Saddie is a 55-pound Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd mix. With the experience I have listed above and others in my life, I am experienced in caring for dogs, cats, and various species of livestock like horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs.

Maintaining a schedule and keeping animals in similar surroundings and keeping them on a schedule when pet parents are gone can help animals in feeling less stressed and help them adjust to having their owners away. I also believe that communication is key and as a result, will keep up with updates and photos to pet owners which can also help you as an owner feel more comfortable. I am excited to meet you and your pet as well as take care of them while you are elsewhere.

Payton, Sitter

Hello! Pleased to meet you, my name is Payton. I am an Engineering Student at the University of Arizona and a long-time lover of animals. I have 14 years of equine experience teaching lessons in both Western and English disciplines along with experience in maintaining and caring for horses of a variety of breeds. Growing up, I was no stranger to pets personally owning multiple reptiles from tortoises to leopard geckos all the way to fuzzy rats. I am a large dog breed lover, I am especially a big fan of my beloved “mini horse” Stella, my 6-year-old Bloodhound. I have worked closely with pitbull rescues in the past and am comfortable with stronger breeds. I also have experience with both large and small fish tanks and am extremely comfortable with live feedings if necessary for care. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a vast variety of pet breeds and I treat each animal I encounter as if it were my own. Your pet is more than a pet, they are family. I look forward to meeting, caring for, and loving your furry friends while you’re away.

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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.

  • janet bell Avatar janet bell
    February 13, 2023
  • Everyone from Wags from supper friendly, they are very detailed and communicate super well. Ocean took amazing care of our babies, she also sent frequent updates and pictures that we loved. We will definitely call wags everytime we are away.

    Lorene Stanley Avatar Lorene Stanley
    June 7, 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!

    Tamar Phillips Avatar Tamar Phillips
    February 16, 2023
  • Justeen watched our cat for 5 days while we were gone for an extra long weekend. She also watered our plants and took the trash out even though we had forgotten to ask. When we came back our cat, who can be withdrawn after we've been away, acted like we had only been gone a couple of hours. We're very happy to have found this company.

    ted ruff Avatar ted ruff
    June 14, 2023
  • Nice range of services and all 3 staff I’ve worked with were great. My dog had a great time with them.

    Scott Kristie Avatar 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!!

    Christina Duffy Avatar Christina Duffy
    October 16, 2022
  • I'd give them 10 stars if I could! The sitters are wonderful!! They are true animal lovers, and I trust them fully. One of my dogs has epilepsy, so finding sitters comfortable with the risk of a seizure can be tough. But, they came fully prepared and knowledgeable about what to do. If you love your dogs like I do, I highly recommend them!! 🐕💙

    K Bata Avatar K Bata
    June 21, 2023
  • 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.

    Belinda Colleen Morton Avatar Belinda Colleen Morton
    November 20, 2022
  • 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. :-)

    Erica Chard Avatar Erica Chard
    December 22, 2022
  • Angela not only took care of all 4 of our cats each day but went above and beyond with pictures and updates everyday. She even watered our plants. I highly recommend!

    Joan Lee Avatar Joan Lee
    May 21, 2023

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