About Us

We are a locally owned pet store in Cape May County serving the community since 1987. At The Wagging Tail, we understand your pet is part of the family and we are dedicated to providing the very best products and services. At our store, you will find a great selection of pet food, treats, toys and accessories, all at competitive prices. We offer all kinds of natural, holistic, organic and grain-free pet foods, 50 treats and chewies made in the USA, and have a diverse selection of harnesses, collars and leads. We also have a grooming salon and full line of grooming supplies, cat boarding and cat-kitten adoption services.

Read more about owner, Patsy Robinson-Nelson, and how she got started here!

Visit our store located at 337 U.S. 9, Cape May, NJ

We love working with the local animal shelters and pet community!

Testimonials

Janet Panico Boscaino

I have been going to this store since I moved here 20 years ago before Petsmart and the other places opened up. This store is the BEST in helping answer your questions and ordering food that you need or want the staff is so helpful and the owner Patsy is so up to date on everything pertaining to animals I remember going into the store and she had a baby bird on her shoulder and she was feeding him with a teaspoon she is so very caring - Love this place!

Janet Panico Boscaino
Danielle Dietrich Furey

Stopped in looking for particular organic raw food I wanted to try with my puppies as they are being very particular having done my research I knew what I was looking for, found the staff to be polite, knowledgeable and super friendly, offered to look into the food I was looking for. Supplied samples of food and some treats for free. Having lived in the area about 10 years this was the first time in the store never realized all they offered. Will definitely be back, I felt like they cared as much about what I feed my boys and the treats they were given as much as I do.

Danielle Dietrich Furey
Dawn Marriner Radzieta

Forever thankful for the help the staff has given me; especially, when I was in panic because my son had an allergic reaction to my puppy's food. Everyone was so helpful to find the perfect and "safe" food for my brand new puppy. This was the only local pet store open on a Sunday which I'm very grateful for. The staff also helped me find treats that my puppy could have and would be safe since most of the dog food and treats have my son's food allergy in them. Thank you for all your help with my new experience with a puppy seem like I can handle this. Forever thankful and grateful! I highly recommend your business and will continue to make the trip down to your business. Thank you!

Dawn Marriner Radzieta
Chantel Semanchik

Best pet store I have ever been too! Staff is so knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile. Example..I recently bought a Dalmatian puppy in May. Its been a cold spring. They pulled the winter dog coats out of storage so i could get one warm enough for the puppy. And just yesterday I stopped in to order bird seed (they carry Abba) and my one dog had what I thought was a UTI she was on antibiotics from the vet..so I wanted to get her a supplement to help as I didn't think antibiotics were working. The lady at the pet encouraged me to keep calling vet and I did. Took her to vet that afternoon for X ray and sure enough she needs surgery!! So glad I stopped in because it probably would have been another week before i got her back to vet for another check up!

Chantel Semanchik
Jim Wilson

Local pet store in Rio Grande, NJ that stocks most if not all products and then some. Good quality products, good advice & protective advice against bad products! Competitive prices, personalized service and nice people and pets! We buy our VITAL dog food on The Wagging Tail Food Club card program where every 13th bag is free! And our two Boston’s get their nails trimmed whenever we are in the area - they are on a first name basis. If your not happy with the big box stores come to The Wagging Tail you’ll be glad you did.

Jim Wilson
Lisa Myerscough Novak

I have visited a lot of the pet stores in the area and your store has everything for cats and dogs! The prices are also the lowest compared to other pet stores in the area. I have found that The Wagging Tail has also beat online prices on many occasions. I only come to your store now. The warm feeling the owner gives and her employees do not match up to any other store I have been to. Please keep up the good work. I will definitely share your store with all my pet friends in Philadelphia and Wildwood.

Lisa Myerscough Novak
Joanne Bonilla

I cannot thank Patsy enough for helping us choose the right collar for our boy, while his elbow heals. We got the typical plastic cone from our Vet, but it was huge and cumbersome and not comfortable for our boy. Patsy took the time to try on different collars until we found the one that would be most comfortable. I only wish we had come into The Wagging Tail years ago. But, without a doubt, we are no longer PetSmart customers. As of today, The Wagging Tail is our go-to shop for all of our pet needs. Very knowledgeable & friendly staff, extremely reasonable prices and Patsy, the owner, is one of the sweetest & caring people ever. If you want true, caring & personalized service, make The Wagging Tail your go-to place too. Thanks so much!

Joanne Bonilla
Megan Schachner Taylor

I used to go to PetSmart, but I felt awful leaving my beagle there. The groomers seemed inexperienced and I wasn't happy with their grooming job. After taking Murphy to The Wagging Tail this morning, I'm happy to say I'll never go back to PetSmart! The groomer at Wagging Tail seemed very experienced and immediately put me (and Murphy) at ease. They even gave him a very handsome bandana and cute report card which added a nice personal touch. Very pleased with my experience, and I would absolutely recommend this place to friends!

Megan Schachner Taylor

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