Our Story

See that face? That adorable, black lab, puppy face? That’s the face that started it all!

Over 20 years ago, right after I graduated from Syracuse University and moved to the big city of Boston to start my career in corporate America, I decided that I was ready, on my own, to fulfill my lifelong dream of having my very own black lab puppy.

Little did I know then, what WORK it would be to raise a puppy, especially while working full time in a big city! Bella, as she was aptly named, is the reason Wagging Tails is here today. She and I took the step together to start this venture.

In 1993, right after I took a leap of faith to follow my entrepreneurial spirit and I quit my corporate job, I was having a bit of a panic attack. I looked at Bella and said... "Well, there's no turning back now. We're in this together. What are we going to call our adventure?" Bella’s adorable little face looked up at me and she wagged her tail. And the rest is history...

- Krista Cugno Lofquist, Owner & Top Dog

See us in the Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine

Wagging Tails was featured in a Profile of Success article in the January/February 2019 issue.

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See us in The Hartford Courant

New in the neighborhood: West Hartford’s Wagging Tails Pet Resort and Spaw brings state’s first indoor dog park

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