Meet the Staff


Carolyn RussoMS, CPDT, CDBC, Owner, Certified Pet Dog Trainer; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant


Carolyn holds a Master’s degree in Behavior from the University of Arkansas, is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, has recently been certified with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and is an active member of the American Boarding Kennel Association and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. As a dedicated fund raiser for animal rights organizations, she has a passion for dogs and it shows. It has been a long time dream of hers to open a ‘State of the Art’ dog facility where she could provide a home-like environment unlike traditional kennel facilities. She has been working with dogs for over 10 years in many capacities including behavioral & training work, therapy dogs, canine T-Touch massage and holistic health care. Her current focus is in the study of pack dynamics and socialization. She also has years of corporate finance and software experience for large companies such as Ernst & Young, MTV Networks, PepsiCo among others. She is proud of what Waggin’ Tails has done for the community including adopting the Plano Animal Shelter, raising thousands of dollars and donating both money and services to Operation Kindness, DFW Lab Rescue, Dallas Bichon Frise Club, Dallas Boston Terrier Society, Plano Books n Barks, SPCA, and many businesses too numerous too mention. Waggin’ Tails was also named Plano Small Business Success Story by the SBA and voted Best of “D” Magazine! Carolyn has two Weimaraners named Bailey and Kacey who’s pictures can be found painted on the wall in Doggie Delight at Waggin’ Tails. They are also regular customers!

Jasmine Smith:  PT receptionist

Jasmine has been a volunteer at an animal shelter for some time before she jointed us at Waggin Tails.  Her mother has great passion for rescuing animals and so does she!  She is currently in college going towards her degree as well.  You will find Jasmine in our reception area most of the time and you might spot her dog Lou hanging out in our Doggie Delight room. She recently adopted Rudy a beautiful yellow lab that Carolyn rescued in 2008 as a puppy in a Dallas shelter, prior to that she adopted a Waggin’ Tails clients dog Cocoa who could no longer care for her. We get seriously attached to these dogs!








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