Daycare & Boarding
Rear Building @ Forte Park
217 California Street
Newton, MA 02458
Grooming, Retail & Training
Front Building @ Blinking Yellow Light
227 California Street, Newton, MA 02458
Tail Waggerz Pet Care is a find! Everyone working there is so friendly, professional and knowledgeable, but most important-this is not just a business to them-they all genuinely love dogs! I have used Tail Waggerz for lodging for our dogs when we went out of town on a number of occasions and it is such peace of mind to know that my precious dogs will not only be reliably cared for, but that they will get such TLC! Robyn, with whom I have mostly dealt with, is a doll-so sincere about being helpful in every possible way-I know that I will be calling upon Tail Waggerz's unique dog services for years to come! -Marla H.
Great place to to leave your dog. Very friendly staff, and my dog gets home tired. I cannot ask for more. - Igor K.
I've been sending my shi-poo there since December 2007. Tailwaggerz is her second home and Joe and Robyn are her second family. They are extremely accommodating, caring and dedicated. They really care about their clients and they care even more about their dogs. I am comforted to know that during the day, my dog will be picked-up, cared for, and returned by responsible people who will respect my dog and my home. Joe and Robyn have my utmost confidence and trust, because they've earned it. They're amazing people to work with and they provide a tremendous service at a very reasonable price. Our dog loves them and we love them.
We've tried other pet care services in the area and clearly, Tail waggerz is our preferred care giver both for day care and overnights. The other pet care services treated our 10 pound dog like she was an inconvenience; first by locking her in a crate and then keeping her in a small penned in area all day with the other small dogs, then returning her to the crate to eat. That was "the other" pet care service in Newton. That would never happen at Tailwaggerz. They have the space and the set-up to let all dogs play together or separately with no crates or small pens. Their space is huge. Your dog will be very happy. Ours is!! I would recommend them without reservation!!! - Matt C.
I started using Tail Waggerz before they got their new location when my husband was ill and my yellow lab/golden mix needed care during the day. since my husband passed away, I have had to use them much more often to care for my dog during the day while I am work. Merry loves going there, can't wait to get out of the car. The owners show her a lot of love and I never mind leaving her. She always returns happy, well groomed and TIRED and ready to go back the next day. the business is flexible and has even kept her overnight when I had an emergency and couldn't pick her up - never complaining and always at a reasonable price. This is a real find of a business - the owners genuinely love the dogs and they love them back. I don't know how I could keep my dog if I did not have a place as good as this to entrust her to. - Paul H.
Very nice people and a great environment for dogs! Especially for overnight boarding.
My husband and I travel often for work and sometimes have to make last-minute arrangements for drop-off and pickup for dog boarding. Joyce & Joe are very flexible and work with our schedules, while providing excellent care for Indy.
I would highly recommend Tail Waggerz! -Erika H.
My shaggy little hound hates being groomed, but I have to do it in the summer otherwise he gets really hot, and his luscious hair collects leaves, twigs, and other foliage. He hates grooming so much that previous groomers have told me they had to use a muzzle on him. Obviously this disturbed me not only because my dog was nipping at all, but more so because this told me he was in a situation where he felt he needed to nip. In any other situation he's the sweetest dog, to anyone he meets, and this would never happen except when a big dog is really messing with him, for example. So, I've been to 5 different groomers over the last 5 years for his yearly summer haircut, and all said he was difficult. And he always came back looking like he'd just been through something not great.
Until today with Jen. Not only did he come out looking handsome and exactly as I had asked Jen to cut his 4+ inch fuzzy hair ( to less than an inch!), but he was happy! She was obviously a huge dog lover, and she said he was perfectly well behaved and no muzzle needed. That's the dog I know! I credit her for being gentle and not rushing, and likely giving him lots of love.
On top of that, the whole process was really fast, which is great because so often a groomer will just stash a dog in a cage til they are ready. With Jen,I made an appointment, brought my pup in, she worked on him, and then called me when he was done. He had a treat when I arrived to get him. Perfect! And very affordable prices.
I highly recommend that you come here to groom your dogs, even if it is out of your way. Gwen H.
We have been taking our small dog to Tail Waggerz ever since she was a puppy four years ago, for both daycare and boarding. WE LOVE this place and these people. We have been consistently impressed with how professionally Tail Waggerz is run, and at the same time how friendly and welcoming everybody in the day care has been. We are enormously grateful to them for the love and attention they have shown to our Joni, who is always excited to go off for daycare in the morning. All members of the staff are reliable, trustworthy and dependable, which shows how much care the owners take, in who they bring on board.
Tail Waggerz is always clean and hygienic - I can't imagine how much work that must involve. There is never a concern about the health of our dog while she is in their care.
The morning shuttle pick-up and afternoon drop-off when we need this, is a great service. The recently added grooming service is excellent.
Tail Waggerz goes the 'extra mile' for us, whatever the circumstances. Just one example: we were snowed-in out of town last week and could not get home as planned to fetch Joni from boarding - Brian, the manager, was only too willing to go to our house to pick up extra food so that they would not run short. These folks treat our pet like their own, showering affection on our 'fur-baby' when we are away. It is very reassuring.
We really like the open, cage-free accommodation. There is careful attention to make sure that the larger and smaller dogs play well, or are in separate areas. There is outside time too, and the play area is well maintained.
We recommend Tail Waggerz with huge enthusiasm. How nice would it be if all the businesses that provide services we really need were as open, caring, genuine and reliable as Tail Waggerz. We have seen this business grow and thrive over the past four years, and we wish Robyn, Joe, Brian and the gang continued success and positive feedback. Two paws up from Joni as well! Jin S