About Waggs-And-Woofs

Waggs-And-Woofs offers luxury dog boarding and daycare specializing in custom canine care and enrichment in a private home nestled on 5 1/2 beautiful acres in the Saratoga Springs, NY area.

In 2010 Waggs-And-Woofs opened up their beautiful home to the Capital Region for luxury dog boarding. What makes us different? We are not a “facility” or high volume kennel. This is our private home on 5 1/2 picture perfect acres. We are the next best alternative to keeping your dog in their own home while you are away. What does this all mean to your dog? Simply put less stress and an enjoyable experience.

Meet Alisa & Dennis

Alisa was born and raised outside Manhattan, but quickly fell in love with Saratoga while vacationing with her family. It was during the 1991 racing meet where she met her future husband Dennis while he was racing as a professional jockey at the “SPA”.

alisa and dennis

Alisa’s education includes a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration as well as an associate’s of science degree in dental hygiene. Having been an animal lover her entire life she was excited to adopt her first dog “Ginger”. Shortly after she recognized the unconditional love and bond that was shared between humans and their dogs. Her “pack” quickly grew when the couple added Sapphire, Jack, and Willy. During her 14 years as a dental hygienist Alisa knew this career path was not going to fulfill a life dream or satisfy the passion within her. Thus a seed was planted as to how she could merge her degree in business with her passion to achieve a dream job!

Saratoga became the couples “homebase” in 2007 with a custom home built along with a vision of something GREAT aka Waggs-And-Woofs. We would offer pet owners a very different option for custom canine care vs a typical kennel. Our home would be their pups home away from home.

The couple now share their beautiful home with Scottish terrier brothers McDuffy & McDougal, Maximus the mini pig, Judge Barbara the retired race horse, Paloma the mini donkey, Bopp the quaker parrot, 4 roosters, and 10 hens.

Why Waggs-And-Woofs?

Because we have created a fun, safe and personalized environment. We offer a very unique experience for all our canine guests.

Over the last few years the pet industry has seen a dramatic shift towards taking a more holistic approach in the lifestyles of our pets. Not only are consumers more aware of what we are eating and exposed to, but now this trend has carried over to the canine market. With this in mind Waggs-And-Woofs has spent a great deal of time researching the companies and materials we chose to use when developing our business. We are sure to please the canine conscious crowd.