I can’t say my childhood years were filled with glorious adventures with pets as sadly my Dad, also an animal lover, had to endure frustrating allergies that wouldn’t allow him near dogs and cats. But I was drawn to animals at an early age and would lavish love and attention on any pets I could that were within my vicinity.
When the day finally came that I was in a position to adopt my own little fur ball, I instantly fell in love with the fascinating joyful experience animals give us each and every day. It began with a cat and quickly grew into a family of three cats and two dogs. Probably the only thing that stopped the adoption of further animals was the arrival of my son and then my daughter. I figured I now had my hands full!
Our family was complete, and very quickly my favorite task of the day was piling the children and dogs into the truck and going for an afternoon of unleashed adventures! I thought, “How grand would this be if I could make a living out of this!”
Through the years my passion for and seemingly easy rapport with almost all dogs had friends begging me to watch their pets for them while they were away on vacation. All the while, I developed and nurtured my dream that I could build a business around the care for pets, that when it was time to step out of my stay-at-home mommy shoes, I would do what I love and love what I do!
This business is the ongoing development and realization of my dream.
Wagz is amazing! We met Diana through puppy training for our little guy and Titus instantly connected with her.
We had left for a week vacation and left the dogs with Wagz and we couldn’t be happier with the decision! Diana not only takes care of the dogs but she works on training with them as well which I value greatly. Nothing like dropping off your dogs and getting them back with a little more discipline, patience or knowledge! She also sent us videos of walks that they would take, photos, and send email updates on their behavior – we loved getting these at the end of our day.
Diana’s knowledge with dogs and the way she handles them gives us confidence that our little guys are well taken care of when we’re away. I’d definitely recommend her services to everyone I can.”
Suzie Kimura – Titus
“I cannot possibly say enough about Diana & Wagz – the care our boxer Kalani received was exceptional & coupled with ongoing reinforcement of her training, pictures and videos that we received when were away left us feeling just wonderfuI about our entire experience. I would recommend Wagz to any one looking for premier care headed by someone who truly knows and understands canines. Thanks so much Diana❤“
Teresa Kennedy – Kalani
“Diana is truly the most wonderful dog lover I’ve ever met. She goes above and beyond and has truly helped support me and my dog Cass countless times. I would and have recommended her to anyone looking for help with the dog in their family!”
Camille LaFrance – Cassiopeia
“Diana and her entire family are so wonderful. After leaving Ryder with them for 3 days, for the first time, I would not hesitate to do it again. My puppy came home happy, tired and totally content. The pictures Diana sent while I was away, put my mind at ease and put a smile on my face. Ryder was able to play with the pack, swim in the river, play fetch and got a lot of cuddles. I knew Diana would be great since she is a trainer at Clever Canines and walked Ry as a puppy. What I didn’t know is how much of a rip roaring good time she would have. Diana knows what she is doing and it shows. She understands dogs, behaviour, signs and needs of the animals. I can’t say enough other then if you are away, trust her to take care of your dog. They will think they are the one on vacation.”
Amanda Higgs – Ryder
“We have an older dog, and daycare/kennel was no longer an option, because she would come home a wreck, she wouldn’t eat and wasn’t interested in playing with the other dogs. As she is aging she is becoming a little more anti-social, so we were perplexed with where to go next for her. We are so happy we have found Diana, we both work full time and there are long days that she would have to be alone. We feel she has gotten some of her pep back and it is so obvious the love that Diana has for our 4 legged family member :)”
Shelley Wurz – Amy
“Diana has always loved and cared for our dogs as if they were her own. It has given us such peace of mind to know they are in such good hands when we can’t be there for them.”
Nikki Sohol – Lincoln, Ginger and Rosco
“Diana is amazing! Her compassion and love for animals is umatched with any other pet service we have tried. Definitely will use Wagz again.”
Jason (Haley’s Guardian)