After searching for a few months we found Nes & the WiggleWag team. This has been an amazingly positive experience. My 2yr old French Bulldog began to exhibit aggression & guarding to other dogs and some people. We frequently took him on trips and to public places and he became a nightmare.
We started with 3 week boot camp to get him through the initial, hard love, no co-sleeping, using a crate, etc.
It was hard to believe that simple things like adjusting where the dog is sleeping and learning how to show authority in everyday activities will really change their behavior in a positive way. We have gone through a variety of different training tool and Nes
ensures you know how to use a tool with one on one sessions if you prefer that option.
Since then we attend daycare weekly to continue to develop better social skills and less anxiety around other dogs. I cannot say how grateful I am to Nes. This team truly loves dogs and care about them. It shows how dedicated they are to making sure you and your dog have a better quality of life once boundaries are established.
I can not say enough good things about Nestor and the Wigglewag crew. We’ve used Wigglewag for one on one training, doggy daycare, and boarding. Our dog, Sammy, has serious separation anxiety and bounced around all the time before working with Nestor. She’s learned that her crate and bed are places of relaxation, and she’ll happily bounce to her place when given the opportunity. We can sleep soundly knowing that if we’re working late nights or going out to town that Wigglewag can help support us.
I enthusiastically recommend Nes, Cynthia and their Wigglewag team! I have been taking my Aussie, Murphy, to them for day care 2 or 3 days a week for the past 2 ½ years. Additionally, I leave him there for extended periods of time when traveling. I feel totally confident that Murphy is receiving loving care and attention. The Escobars are knowledgeable about dogs, competent and extremely professional. One important clue for me is that Murphy is never hesitant but, in fact, excited every time he is dropped off at his home-away-from-home.
We feel SO incredibly blessed to have found Wigglewag AND to have the great Cynthia & Nes Escobar in our lives! They treat our little baby “Piggy” as if she was their own. She always comes back from daycare so happy and so pleasantly tired from all the fun walks and activities they treat her to! Plus they train her, which makes dealing with her at home a breeze! My favorite thing, too, is how flexible Cynthia and Nes are with our crazy work schedules. They bend over backwards to accommodate their clients’ needs and that is a RARE FIND… a true Pasadena treasure!
Hayley & Guy Forgaard
I have to say I’m impressed. My two most recent experiences with doggie day care providers came from a networking site matching dog owners to care providers. It can’t be overlooked that better search criteria on my end, may have led to better outcomes for daycare sustainability. In my scouring of the site, I found an absence of specialized knowledge and method-based approaches that markedly affect care quality. Word of mouth and other search platforms led to my finding Nestor and his well-trained crew. Nestor is intuitive in his work as well as formally educated. I’m confident that if I stick with these guys, my dog will be better for it.
Cynthia and Nes are straightforward, no nonsense, warm, generous, and highly skilled at caring for dogs. They also care about the dogs’ owners, and are great communicators with human beings, too!
I love Wigglewag they have done so much to help my dog and most importantly me and my relationship with my dog. I have a very high energy dog that I found difficult and at sometimes impossible to control, because of this I found myself often frustrated. My dog Dennis was very destructive when I first got him he ruined a couch among other things. After taking him to wigglewag I saw improvement right away, especially after working with Ness on one on one training. He taught me how to work with Dennis and most importantly work with him without being frustrated. Ness showed me different ways to exercise him and I now have very few problems and am able to control him. This has meant the world to me because I love my dog and would never give up on him. Thanks to Wigglewag Dennis has become a great dog and I have learned how best to work with him.
I wish everyone could see how happy our dog Butch was when he saw Nes today while we were out having coffee in Pasadena. Butch was beside himself with joy and wanted to go home with Nes. It showed how much Butch loves being with Cynthia and Nes at Wigglewag. It is the best!!!!
David & Margaret Mason
We have been very fortunate to have Cynthia and Ness to be Rocky’s second family. Rocky has been going to Wigglewag for 3 1/2 plus years. He loves going with them on what ever fun adventure they come up with (and there have been many). He has stayed during vacations, day care and walks and he loves it all. Thanks to the whole crew at Wigglewag! They are the best!
Jim & Mari-Ann Woodward
Wow, they really put the “care” in dog daycare.
My dog needed care on an irregular basis, not everyday, and Nes and Cynthia easily accommodated our schedules. The entire staff not only watches our miniature schnauzer, but walks him appropriately according to his training, temperament, and ability. Boson (my dog) gets regular exercise outdoors and indoors on the treadmill, and gets handled with real care.
Past all that: A dog in the house is a special needs family member, and when they are not well-trained, as Boson was, they may be still lovable but are at times a burden: barking at guests, jumping on furniture, tearing the mail to shreds, chasing the cat. From the very first day with Nes and Cynthia, Boson has been better behaved at home, and we got their training to make us better dog owners. Our walks with Bo are easier now, he stays in his bed instead of running around, the cat is infinitely happier, and our guests are no longer hesitant to come over.
If you need exceedingly good dog day care, come here. If you need training to be a better dog owner, come here. If you need tools and ideas to help you and your dog, come here. Lastly, buy a leash from Nes. It is the basic tool of dog care, and his are excellent.
The Wigglewag team is great! We do day care and walks every week, and boarding when we are out of town. It is very easy to schedule with WW and they are flexible. We recently had to leave town for a family emergency, and WW went above and beyond to help us out. When dropping off the dogs, you feel like you’re dropping them off for a visit with family! One of the best things about WW is that the dogs not only have a great day playing and having fun, but they are also trained and challenged. One of our dogs needed some work on her doggy manners. Cynthia and Nes were great with helping her interact properly with other dogs. They also helped train us (the most important part)! Thanks to their help, Millie plays great with other dogs and much more socialized than we could have done on our own. Thank you, Wigglewag!
Lauren & Chris
Wigglewag is such a pleasure for both the humans and the doggies!! The wigglewag team is easy and friendly to work with, and they do an AMAZING job with the dogs. When we drop our dog off at Wigglewag, I know she’s going to have a great day (much better than us humans)! All the dogs get along so well with each other, and it’s such a great pack atmosphere for them. I love how disciplined the wigglewag team is, and I know that my dog won’t be learning (or continuing) any bad habits! They always come home with a smile on their face, and are ready for a nap when they get home! Also, wigglewag has overnight care, so I don’t feel guilty if we need to go out of town for the night.
I absolutely could not have better things to say about this wonderful team of professionals. Their (Wigglewag) unconditional love for both of my dogs, Babs & Bitsy, has left me in complete awe. Cynthia & crew are truly sublime. Not only do they treat my dogs with unconditional love as I travel, they also train them as they care for them! My dogs are so well-behaved now! Wigglewag is not only the best choice in Pasadena for pet care, but the best choice in all of California for pet care. I will forever be dedicated and loyal to this team of amazing people.
Cynthia and Nes Escobar of Wigglewag are very nice people with great friendly attitudes who really care about animals. When I first contacted them, I was in a tough situation. I had just broken my foot and could not walk. I have a big dog who needed his daily exercise and I couldn’t do it. When I called and emailed around for a dog walker to start right away, no one was available. Everyone needed advance notice. My situation was not something I could have given advance notice for and I needed help right away. When I got in touch with Cynthia and Nes, they were there, no problem. They were good with my dog, Ralph. Nes even taught him to shake, a trick that Ralph is very proud of and enjoys impressing people with. Months later after my foot healed and I needed someone to take care of my pets when I went away, they took care of, not only my dog, but my two cats as well. I have recommended them to friends and coworkers who are also happy with them and their service.
After Abbey had back surgery I found I was unable to care for her (because of my health concerns). I called Abbey’s veterinarian who recommended Wigglewag. I called Cynthia and explained our situation. Abbey was not taking her meds. I couldn’t pick her up and she was not eating. When Cynthia came, all of that changed. Abby loved her. I credit Abbey’s speedy recovery to the professional and loving care she received. Thank you again!
Cindy & Nes are reliable, punctual and most importantly, our dogs have fun with them!! We appreciate that they make sure that the dogs improve with every walk, and that they pay attention to them as individuals. Dexter and Gigi even get excited when they think they spot Cindy & Nes on the street!
Cheryl & Dale
Whenever I’ve used Wigglewag to spend an hour or two with our 3 dogs, I feel completely confident that our dogs are safe, sound and enjoying the attention they’re recieving from Cynthia & Nestor. They are responsible and caring people with our dogs which is extremely important to us. I also like to read the little report they leave for us when we get home too.
Mary Lou Herrera
My husband and I are forever greatful to Nes and Cynthia for the wonderful care they provide to our 4 felines and 1 doggie. Our one cat is a “special needs” diabetic who requires twice daily insulin injections along with the monitoring skills of a trained animal healthcare technician which Cynthia possesses. Not only does this allow our cats to remain together in the comfort of their home, it also allows me stress-free travel knowing that all my critters are recieving the best possible care and attention. I am also thankful to have them as friends in my life and caring for my pets.
Wendy & Paul Hengen
We had first heard of Wigglewag from craigslist and decided to give them a try! We had a young puppy and she was going to be by herself everyday since we both work away from home. Within two days of calling Wigglewag, Cynthia & Nes came over to our home and were so wonderful with our puppy! She took an immediate liking to them and ever since then, from walks to overnight stays, Wigglewag always provides a safe, fun, reliable service. We were lucky to find them and have already recommended their services to a few people who have also had great experiences. Try them- you won’t regret it!
Nina, Neal & Paz (11 month old!)
Recently, I had foot surgery. During my convalescence, I turned to Wigglewag to exercise my dogs. Thank God for Cynthia & Nestor!! Not only did they walk my dogs, but they trained them too! Now when walking Memo & Darth, they no longer pull me repeatedly. What a relief!! Memo & Darth love Cynthia & Nestor and so do I!!!