Meet Our Professionals

Michelle
Growing up as an equestrian, I was always intrigued by working with animals and being around them 24/7. As a teenager in school when all my friends were being social, I was at the barn hanging with my horse! I got my first dog at the age of 12. She was a beautiful Jack Russell named Shana. Along with basic commands, I taught her many tricks such as keeping a treat on her nose and waiting for my command to catch them midair, hide & seek, and jumping at least 5 feet in the air to grab a treat. I have always cherished animals and always felt the closest of bonds with the four-legged furry kind.

Fast forward more than 2 decades later, I now am a proud mama of 2 Maltipoo’s, a Yorkie, and a beautiful off-the-track Thoroughbred. I am immensely passionate about pet care and find so much joy in seeing all the Waggy Tail’s I come in contact with every day. Doing small things with great love is a value I stand by. The happiness I receive from giving back to those who provide unconditional love is priceless. I look forward to meeting your furry friend and treating them as my own.
Amber

I am an enthusiastic lover of all animals. I grew up caring for many different species including cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, & of course our favorite funny, loyal, and furry companions, dogs!

Growing up my family & I had a couple of lab mix breeds, Bear & Bianca, that we rescued from a shelter. Later, came a German Shepard named Thunder and finally we adopted another lab mix named Beau. All of our pups were very well mannered. My Mother was outstanding and a natural at training dogs. She taught my sister and I everything she knew. Before we knew, the 3 of us had half the block asking us to train their dogs! We made a small business of it one summer and our neighbors were just thrilled with all the new skills their pups had learned.

I also cared for many smaller breeds throughout the years after moving out of my parents’ home. Two Pomeranians named Mary-Kate and Ashley, a Pug named Pugslee, & 3 Min-Pins called, Lily, Coco, & Sarge.

5 years ago my husband & I purchased our condo in Miami Beach and unfortunately the building doesn’t allow dogs. I do however have Bailey; the sweetest, most loving, and beautiful Maine Coon cat whom I love to the moon & back. Thank goodness they allow cats. I couldn’t fathom living without a furry friend, but I do miss having a dog terribly, and this is what prompted me to begin working with animals.

By now I’m sure it's evident that I’m not short on dog care experience. I’ve yet to find a breed I don't love or a dogality (doggie personality😉) that I can't handle! The happiness, health, & safety of your pup is most important to me as well as the security of your home. I’m available for walks, feeding, and overnight in-home pet-sitting.

I look forward to meeting, walking, and caring for the furry love of your life.

Mary Rodriguez

Hi, my name is Mary Rodriguez. I'm an avid dog lover and grew up surrounded by dogs of all sizes. We sometimes had four dogs at the same time which were all rescued from the streets.

I was extremely happy that we were able to give them a better home and they made my childhood all the more fun! My parents taught us how to take care of them, respect them and give them lots of love.

They were really an integral part of our family growing up. Unfortunately I don’t dogs of my own right now because my building doesn’t allow it. With this opportunity to work with Waggy Tail, I have had such a great experience spending time with these incredibly special creatures and I really enjoy it! I look forward to meeting your dogs and I promise that I will treat them as if they were mine by giving them lots of love and care.

Harley DelCogliano

I’m Harley! I have always been obsessed with dogs, so naturally, pet care was an obvious choice. I’ve had a plethora of pets throughout my life. Hamsters, mice, hermit crabs, fish, cats, and DOGS!

As a child in New Jersey, my family had a Malamute named Manta whose size never intimidated me, but rather intrigued me. He was such a friendly giant. I also had an outdoor cat named Stimey who assisted me on my imaginary journeys playing outside. Manta and Stimey loved each other and I often found them cuddling ☺️ Once my family relocated to Vero Beach, FL, a Cairn Terrier named Quincy was our new addition to the family. Since I live in Miami for college, I’m separated from her. She’s getting old and I miss her terribly!

Animals are some of our most cherished companions and that’s an understanding everyone needs to have in pet care services. Each animal is an individual and has its own set of needs and way of looking at the world. I have shared many experiences with all kinds of breeds big and small. German Shepherds, Great Danes, Golden Retrievers, Labradoodles, Yorkies, Dachshunds, Shitzhus, the list goes on and on. I can’t get enough of them!

I’m currently an acting student so times can get stressful and that’s why it’s always good to share some moments with furry friends. I cannot wait to meet and care for the companions in your lives, their quirks and all.