I started Waggin’ Wheels in September of 2012, after seeing a number of problems in the pet supply market. First, it became apparent to me that many pet owners just didn’t have time in their busy schedule to properly shop for their pets. Second, I noticed that there were many areas of Lancaster, York, Dauphin and Lebanon counties that are missing good quality pet stores. Finally, I noticed that many of the so-called “pet specialty” stores(ie: PetSmart, Petco) just can’t offer you the service you as a caring pet owner deserve.
I bring to you over 35 years of pet ownership, retail, and real-world nutritional experience. I grew up working in my dad’s store: Bair’s Mill in Wrightsville. In those years there were only about 3 brands of dog food on the market. During these years I learned not only how to treat clients, but how to care for pets.
When it came time for my dad to move on, he and I helped open and grow a brand new store( which I won’t name, but it starts with “M” and used to be a great place to shop!) This was also an exciting time in pet food, as there were now dozens of foods available and the “natural” movement had started. Companies had begun to care about the ingredients they used and they were teaching retailers about these new products.
I worked for this company for several years during high school and college growing it and expanding into a well respected two store chain. Being young, I decided that I had to go off and do something different with my life, so I worked several jobs during the late 90′s and early 2000′s.
During these years, my dad discovered that he had skin cancer and went through several rounds of treatments. When it became apparent that he couldn’t beat his cancer, I came back to the aforementioned pet store to take over while he concentrated on treatments. I managed that store for several years with huge success until it was sold in 2012.
In 2013 I partnered with Dave Cyzeski the former manager of that store and together we opened our current location on the other end of Etown. Over the last 6 years, we have grown and filled our store with what we feel is the very best selections of pet supplies we can find.
It has always been my goal to deliver the kind of service and personal attention that seems to be lacking in the world today. I truly care about your pets and strive to make sure that you have the best products that you can afford for them. Along with that, I strive to educate you on your pets so that you can make knowledgeable decisions about their health.
Award-Winning Pet Supply Store in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Picked as a Reader's Choice Award winner 3 years in a row! 2nd place in 2017, 3rd place in 2018, and 2nd place in 2019. We love our customers. Thank you for choosing us!