Monday, December 27, 2010

A Holiday Poem from Team WAG-A-LOT!

I received the following poem from a WAG Specialist on Christmas Eve. Tammy did an amazing job of capturing the fun, joy and multitude of activities that go into every day shifts at WAG-A-LOT. What a great holiday gift for Schmoo and I ... to know that our TEAM loves what they do so much that they are even moved to get "poetic about it!"

T'was the night before Christmas at WAG-A-LOT Downtown,
The dogs were all barking and playing around.
Dayna & Holly made sure check-ins were complete,
Carlo & Tammy made sure all dogs had plenty to eat.
Jamie did laundry and gave them their meds,
Ivan made sure they all had clean beds.
Rory & Ashley gave baths and made them smell sweet,
Steven & Jamie gave them luches and ice cream treats.
Johnie & Carlo made sure they played all day,
And soon it was time for PM shit to begin their day.
Brian, Jess & Nick did check-ins, name tags and stats,
And all agreed Ivan rocks the ear flap hats.
Doug, Allison, and Deiane played with the dogs all afternoon,
While Candice danced in the yard singing a happy Holiday tune!
Krisin did rubdowns and snuggled them all,
Ivan took the boot camp dogs out to play ball.
After they were all fed and meds had been done,
Kelly & Chandra smiled and said great job everyone!
A final water check & rub down. It's bed time, lights out,
A Merry Christmas for the pups is what we're all about!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Welcome to MOE'S!

This past weekend dogs hanging out at the WAG-A-LOT Decatur location became stars for a day! The super yummy, successful burrito chain, Moe's Southwest Grill shot a soon to be released commercial in our lobby and grooming room. The location scouts were super impressed with our timeless, fun modern design and thought WAG-A-LOT would make an excellent spot for their new campaign. Hats off to Jennifer-Johnson Hunt, the WAG-A-LOT Decatur WAG Manager, for always keeping our lobby looking fantastic and full of super cool toys, collars, beds, etc and way tasty food, treats and chews!

Monday, December 6, 2010


You are a brilliant parent! You send your dog to the best day care in town. You occassionaly splurge and treat your k9 kid to a Boot Camp session or spa treatment. And no matter what you only feed them the high protien, all natural dog food that WAG-A-LOT carries.

But what about you? If you are at all like me, you occassionaly forget to care for yourself the same way you care for your dog. Meet Nichole ... my kick ass trainer! She is fantastic and has really hepled me keep some level of personal fitness focus during my first year as a Dad to one human and four canine kids. While she gladly trains men and women, she has a new program for the new year that she is offering to her lady clientel. I think she is pretty awesome and I wanted to pass her Cyber Monday special onto any interested WAG-A-LOT readers. Check out her link HERE. Life is short. Live a little ... WAG-A-LOT!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gavin passes the Elmo Temperament Test

On a trip to NYC for UNICEF last week, our family bumped into Elmo in Central Park! My 10 month old son Gavin lit up like a Christmas tree. He wanted nothing more than to pet and love on Elmo. I giant red furry monster in person scares many children of this age ... but not Gavin. His normal day involves navigating his 4 large dogs at home ... Schmoo, Cowboy Bob, Hank and Scooter. Just like our dogs' other buddies at WAG-A-LOT, Gavin has already been "socialized" to love all things furry. Enjoy the magic of the holidays!

Monday, November 22, 2010

2011 WAG-A-LOT Calendar is here!

We had a good time putting together the 2011 WAG-A-LOT Calendar this year ... mostly because it features many of our WAGULARS' School Pictures. Parker Smith did a fantastic job of catching your dogs' unique personalities at our Annual School Pictures project which are always unveiled at Back To School Night. Whether your dog made the calendar or not, this calendar is a brilliant purchase because it also features over $185 of legitimate, easy to use coupons at WAG-A-LOT throughout all of 2011. Calendars are for sale NOW in our store lobbies. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Craig & Schmoo

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thank you Atlanta Intown for covering the upcoming release of WAG-A-LOT's All Creatures Great & Small. (CLICK HERE) We are so honored to be sponsoring this holiday CD that benefits the less fortunate dogs at the Atlanta Humane Society. It is so awesome when all these local organizations come together to do a how bunch of good!

I had a chance to listen to this entire CD several times over this weekend ... And in all honesty it rocks! I am tiring of most of my holiday music. This is a fresh, modern, alternative take on holiday music that is ultimately timeless, fun music. I can't believe my new favorite holiday CD is also helping dogs in our community find permanent loving homes! Happy Holidays, Craig & Schmoo

Friday, November 12, 2010

The WAG-A-LOT Holiday CD benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society & featuring the Indigo Girls and other local Artists goes on Sale in just 2 weeks!

"All Creatures Great and Small" deserve a chance to WAG-A-LOT! And now a host of talented musicians have teamed up for the Holidays to make this just a little more possible for the homeless dogs of Atlanta. The WAG-A-LOT Holiday CD got some initial buzz today in the Living section of the AJC and you can check out their online post at Access Atlanta right here.

The "WAG-A-LOT All Creatures Great and Small" will go on sale on "Black Friday", the day after Thanksgiving, at area Best Buy locations and at WAG-A-LOT for $12. All proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. You can also purchase the CD online (download) at What a fantastic gift for dog lovers this holiday season. Awesome music (Indigo Girls, Kodac Harrison, Francine Reed, and many others) ... Fantastic Cause!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Sorry for the huge lapse in time since the last post ... but I had a baby! A human baby. A beautiful baby boy named Gavin! Something had to give and I guess it was my Blog. Now that I can completely function with zero sleep, I am more efficient than ever. And this amazing little guy has inspired me in ways I never could have imagined. Firstly and quite literally, WAG-A-LOT now has an official Baby Onesie ... modeled by my son Gavin (above). The front starts the question, "WHY WAG A LITTLE WHEN YOU CAN ..." while the back fittingly concludes with "WAG-A-LOT" on baby's wiggly bottom! Gavin, like my four dogs, lives our mantra ... "Live a little, WAG-A-LOT!"

WAG-A-LOT will be launching a campaign this Fall called Puppies & Babies. A percentage of all retail sales at all WAG-A-LOT locations will go to charities that help these sweet, innocent bundles of joy that feed our souls ... we are talking puppies and babies. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Mention this BLOG post now through the end of Sunday, May 9th and receive $5 OFF the WAG-A-LOT Onesie pictured above. They make a great Mother's Day gift for all new Moms. Oh, and don't worry ... the 4 dogs in my household have not been forgotten. I am still loving on Schmoo, Bob, Hank & Scooter. I just now have 5 babies to look after! WAG on