MEET OUR TEAM

Merritt Milam

founder & head trainer

Merritt has always had a passion for animals and has been training for over a decade. They are a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and an ABC Certified Dog Trainer who has also successfully completed a marine mammal course. An active member of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Merritt was a vet tech before pursuing their dream of opening Wags 'N Whiskers.

 

Emily Allred

kennel manager

Dani

Dani Ruggeri

kennel manager

 

Nolan Mann

kennel assistant

Kayla Davis

kennel tech

Alex

Alex Albarado

office manager

Lily

Lily Prince

kennel assistant

Britta Jones

groomer

Hannah Burleson

kennel tech

Bailey Howard

assistant kennel manager

 

Cameron Dye

groomer

Emily S

Emily S.

kennel assistant

THE WAGS WAY

For your furry friends, there’s only one way – The Wags Way!

The Wags Way is our promise that your pets will always experience positive reinforcement, compassionate care and a clean environment while with the Wags team! Your pets will be treated like family and we will never use force or intimidation tactics to modify their behavior. We will consistently foster a happy and fun atmosphere where our trainers and counselors are genuinely engaged and active with your furry friends! Safety is a top priority at Wags, and by utilizing a low counselor-to-pet ratio (1:5), we are able to devote more time to each animal while ensuring the safety of all.

Fetch Find Approved

Wags ‘N Whiskers is proud to be a FetchFind Approved business! This means all of our employees receive professional-level pet care education and continue to take classes throughout their career with us. All of our staff training is via FetchFind Monthly Pro, the premier educational resource for pet industry professionals. This science-based and animal-centered curriculum has been developed by certified experts with decades of experience in the field.

HEAR WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

Hear what our Birmingham, Alabama clients have to say!  'We always feel confident that Wags 'n Whiskers will take care of our pets as their own.',  'It is so nice to have someone that I can trust with my pets.'

TOUR OUR FACILITY

The Wags ‘n Whiskers facility is conveniently located in Birmingham, Alabama in the heart of Homewood and offers unrivaled comforts, state-of-the-art technologies and valuable conveniences for both our four-legged friends and their loving owners! Interested in seeing our facility? Come see us! We are always happy to give owners and guests tours. 

Our indoor facility is climate-controlled for comfortable temperatures year round and has plentiful skylights for a generous amount of sunshine!

Wags 'n Whiskers, Birmingham's comprehensive pet care facility, has an indoor, climate-controlled, canine grass play area.

Our large indoor animal play area provides a clean and safe environment for playtime.
Our plush boarding suites include spacious accommodations with soothing music and video surveillance by our Wags Team.