Alison Martin owns The Tail Waggin, a mobile store operated from a decked-out and gaily painted SUV that takes toys, healthy treats, collars, leashes, beds, holistic food and wellness products to personal shopping appointments for pets. The small business offers customers a chance to shop at home and fills a void of quality pet products in the area.
Loved working with pets so much she made a career change
“I knew in my heart all along I was destined to work with pets,” said Alison, who, along with her husband, enjoys six dogs in their household. A native Nebraskan, she gave up a career in broadcasting in Denver to serve as the local Humane Society’s offsite adoptions coordinator.
But after sitting awake at night fretting over the fate of the pooches, Alison moved on to a veterinarian clinic. She eventually learned of a local pet sitter the vet would recommend to customers. “I thought that was a great job,” Alison said, “without the heartache of working in a vet clinic.”