The Pack & Pack Leader

Mel and her pack of seven dog posing for a picture on a fall day

They will always leave with a Waggin' Tail!

Mel’s Waggin’ Tail Inn opened its door in July 2010, to provide quality care, with a personal touch, for your dog.

The owner, Melissa Cormier, had a passion for dogs at a young age. She bugged her parents to get a family dog at the age of 6. When the family dog crossed the rainbow bridge 11 years later, Mel adopted her first dog from the SPCA at the age of 17.

She began volunteering at the Greater Moncton SPCA at the age of 18 and still foster dogs from various rescue organisation.

Melissa has 7 dogs of her own.

  • Meko was her first four legged companion. A Samoyed\Chow Mix rescued from the SPCA in 2003. Being a rescue, he came with temperamental issues. It’s because of him that she learnt about dog behaviors and worked alongside reputable trainers.
  • Zoey, a Siberian Husky, was adopted from a family who had to move. That’s when she fell in love with the Husky breed.
  • Sway was the 3rd member to join the pack, a blond, blue eyed Siberian Husky.
  • Lightning, a Malamute Mix, was adopted from the Moncton SPCA in April 2008.
  • Tahoe is Sway’s offspring! He was born in October 2008.
  • Sandy found a forever home in the pack after fostering her and her 10 babies from the Moncton SPCA in November 2010. You will see her greeting clients in the lobby or playing outside with all the guests!
  • Falkko, a handsome Doberman Pinscher, was the last to join the pack in 2013. He will keep the guests entertained all day and loves to get cuddles from their Pawrents in the lobby.

Reader’s Choice WINNER!

We are honoured to have been voted as one of the top Dog Boarding & Daycare Facility in the Times & Transcript Reader’s Choice.

A nice picture of the Inn's staff taken outside the kennel on a beautiful day

Thank you to all our Amazing Clients for your support!

A nice picture of the Inn's staff taken outside the kennel on a beautiful day

It’s never easy to leave our Maggie behind when we travel. Thankfully, we discovered Mel's Waggin’ Tail Inn in early summer 2015! Our only complaint is that we hadn’t heard of it sooner! Not only does Mel provide boarding for Maggie, she also gives her a memorable experience! Maggie always comes home with a smile. As for us, Mel allows us to enjoy our vacation with peace of mind while knowing Maggie is in good hands.

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Also, even though we are far away from our Maggie, we always feel close to her since Melissa is very active on social media, which allows us to see how Maggie’s day went! Kudos to the entire team!

- Louis & Anabelle Landry, Maggie's pawrents


NOTE: This testimonial has been translated, please see the original below in French.

Il n'est jamais facile de laisser notre Maggie derrière lorsqu'on part en voyage. Heureusement, nous avons découvert Mel's Waggin Tail Inn au début de l'été 2015! Le seul point négatif est de ne pas l'avoir eu connu avant! Mel n'offre pas seulement un hébergement pour Maggie mais elle lui offre une expérience mémorable! Maggie arrive toujours à la maison avec le sourire smile emoticon. Pour ce qui est de nous, Mel nous permet de passer nos vacances avec l'esprit tranquille et en sachant que Maggie est entre de bonnes mains. De plus, même si la distance nous sépares de notre Maggie, on se sent jamais très loin étant donner que Melissa est très active sur les médias sociaux ce qui nous permet d'avoir un aperçu de leur journée! Bravo à toute l'équipe!