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.

Leaving my furbaby for several days is quite difficult! However, every time I bring Winston to Mel’s Waggin’ Tail Inn, he’s always excited to see Mel and to see who he’ll be playing with during his stay. I can honestly say Mel and her team take care of our dogs with passion and make sure that every single dog is safe. I especially like the socialization opportunity the Inn offers dogs.

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Having boarded Winston for over 14 days, I would not have appreciated him being in a crate 24 hours a day. In a nutshell, this kennel is excellent and I highly recommend it!

- Marie-Pier & Jason, Winston's pawrents

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

Partir pour plusieurs jours en laissant mon petit bébé à poil est très difficile! Mais, chaque fois que j'apporte Winston à cet endroit, il est tellement excité de voir Mel et surtout de voir avec qui il va jouer durant son séjour. Je peux dire que Mel et son équipe s'occupent de nos chiens avec passion et s'assurent que chacun des chiens est en sécurités. Ce que j'apprécie beaucoup de cet endroit c'est le social entre les chiens. Partir pour plus de 14 jours, je n'aurais pas aimé que mon chien soit dans une cage 24/24. Bref, ce kennel est excellent et je le recommande grandement!