Meet the Team

Meet the Owner

Peggy Barron was raised in the Grand Valley since the age of 12, graduated from Fruita High School and went to college at University of Northern Colorado. After spending 20 years in Washington State, she moved back to Grand Junction five years ago to be close to family.

Dogs have been Peggy’s life and passion throughout her life. While in Washington, she owned a full service pet resort that offered boarding, dog daycare, grooming and training services. After relocating back to the Grand Valley, Peggy was surprised by the lack of high quality pet care facilities and finally decided to build one.

The dog owners in the greater Grand Junction care deeply about their pets and deserve a place where their dogs are happy & healthy, whether it be for boarding, daycare or grooming purposes. The purpose of the Wag Resort is to fill that need.

“I’m a firm believer that dogs are pack animals, who, with the proper screening and oversight, gain both physically and mentally from playing with each other. This is the basic principle based on which The Wag Resort was created.”

– Peggy Barron, Owner

Personally, Peggy has 6 dogs; two Whippets, a Greyhound, two Chinese Cresteds and a Great Pyrenees that guards the farm animals (Friesian horses, goats & chickens).

Meet Our Trainer

Bob McHugh loves what he does and has 15 years of experience in helping people enjoy their dogs! Bob can help you with any issues from housebreaking or jumping to walking on a loose leash and separation anxiety. Each dog – owner team is treated as individuals and the best method is chosen to fix any issues you might be experiencing.

Bob prefers using positive, rewards based training methods and can switch to a multitude of techniques as needed to benefit you and your dog

Bob enjoys the flexibility of private training as well as the structure and camaraderie of group training classes – he can tailor any training program to meet your needs and works around your busy schedule.

Bob is often seen around town with his personal dog Peanut.

Meet Our Staff

circle_deanneDeAnne : Manager
DeAnne moved to the Grand Valley in 2013 to assist with the start of the Wag Resort. She brought with her excellent management and customer service skills, along with a deep passion for high standards of dog care. DeAnne makes sure that the Wag Philosophy is practiced on a daily basis: “To provide each and every dog guest with the very best, individualized care they deserve”.

During her off time DeAnne enjoys golfing, playing pickle ball and spending time with her dogs, Bobby a Dachshund X, Barron a mystery Mutt Mix, and Finnie a Yorkie X.

circle_katrinaKatrina : Administration
Having lived in the NW for 25 years, she is now enjoying the sunshine of Colorado. Katrina is owned by menagerie of 4 dogs. On her off time she enjoys the Colorado outdoors and Pickleball.

circle_timTim : Reservation Specialist
Animal lover, nature lover. I enjoy camping, hiking, driving, movies, music, photography, gardening reading, researching and writing. I love veggies, and growing them. I enjoy cooking and baking, and like making my own granola. I love to meet new people and good people, and I get both here at the Wag Resort! …I also, like coffee.

circle_ashleeAshlee : Reception
I love GJ, and can’t imagine living anywhere else! I have always had dogs in my life. Currently I am living with Chloe a 3-legged Pit bull, and Ruger a 3-yr. old Weimaraner, both who have big personalities. Getting to work with dogs everyday makes coming to work FUN.

circle_madelineMaddie : Canine Care Specialist / Shift Lead
I love traveling. I was fortunate to have spent a year abroad in England. Even more fortunate to have met my husband Jack while there. I love dog-powered sports! And avidly follow sled dog teams. My goal is to have my own sled dog team (SOON!) My puppy Faolin, is my first addition to my team.On my off time, I enjoy spending time with Jack and Faolin hitting the trails. I also enjoy photography and a good cup of tea.

circle_jennaJenna : Canine Care Specialist
Colorado is my home. I enjoy spending my free time paining, and exploring the outdoors with my son Oliver, and our 2 Chihuahuas Gizmo and Diesel. Animals are my number one passion, and my dream is to own and operate a dog rescue program. I am actively working towards this by caring for our guests here at the Wag.

circle_stephanieStephanie: Canine Care Specialist
I am currently attending CMU studying Elementary Education with a concentration in English. My animal family includes my 2 cats (Ben and Floyd) and a Hound mix named Chloe. I love the outdoors and almost everything to do with it.

circle_ciaraCiara : Canine Care Specialist
I have a variety of pets. A Carin/Yorkie named Zoey, a cat, 5 rabbits,14 chickens and an iguana. My favorite hobbies are drawing, painting, and macro photography. I also like to hike and spend time around nature.

circle_wadeWade: Canine Care Specialist
I am a Native to GJ, and I am a crazy animal lover! I currently have 2 dogs, Buster a Corgi and Nala who is a Border Collie. My hobbies include disc golf, mountain biking, and hiking. All of which my dogs enjoy doing with me.

circle_kimKim : Canine Care Specialist
Our family has always had animals, and I can’t imagine not having dogs and cats around me. I currently have 2 dogs and a cat. Angel my Shih-Tzu/Pekingese, Bailey a Pomeranian, and Oreo a Tabby cat. My hobbies are drawing and reading. I also enjoy hunting, four wheeling, and hiking.

Meet Our Groomers

Brittany turned her lifelong passion for dogs into a career when she started grooming in 2008. She has never looked back! Brittany is able to fulfill her dog fix by splitting her duties at the Wag Resort between boarding, daycare and grooming; she is committed to making sure every client leaves with a happy, well groomed pet. Outside of work Brittany enjoys spending time with her 2 Miniature Poodles Mocha and Obsidian, and 3 Chihuahua’s Bourbon, Onyx, and Tiger.

Nanette has been a Professional Groomer since 1982. Her skill set in grooming is admirable, and her expertise is obvious in every dog she grooms. Nanette specializes is show grooms, and particularly loves grooming Terriers, Toy Breeds, and Sporting Breeds. Nanette’s list of accolades include; National Certified Master Groomer, Instructor status at Grooming Schools, Certified in pet CPR and First Aid, in addition to AKC Breeder of Merit of Kerry Blue Terriers. On her off time Nanette enjoys Dog Shows, art, and designing T-shirts. Nanette also enjoys spending time with her 3 Kerry Blue Terriers Jack, Alex, and Sydney, and her Sealyham Justie.