A Force for Good in Our Local Pet Community

Wagz is driven by this mission. Here are some of the ways that we accomplish it.


The idea of Wagz came about by two creative minds and residents of Fort Collins, CO, Matt and Cristin Gauthier. It was fueled by their love for their dog and cat family. Wagz was built from the ground up to grow from a foundation of creative input, high quality products, knowledgeable, friendly service and their own unique style. They opened their brick and mortar store in the Old Town District of Fort Collins, CO in 2007. Wagz quickly became an important part of the community, a resource for finding everything for your dog and cat and providing the best quality and service in a fun environment.

With a growing family and other obligations, the Gauthiers found they could no longer give Wagz the time and attention it needed. Instead of closing it down, they chose to find a new owner, Cheri Corrado, who could take the torch that they lit and carry on with the same passion and love for their customers, both human and furry. Today Wagz is transitioning ownership to a long time employee, Ginny Schetter. Wagz will continue in its tradition to be an active part of the Fort Collins community and a fun stop for locals and tourists alike. Supporting other small businesses and specializing in providing sustainable and local products, the spirit of Wagz lives on.

Wagz is More than your Ordinary Pet Store


Educating the staff on the quality food and products we carry.


Assisting customers with proper fitting of harnesses and accessories.


Actively supporting local suppliers, artists.


Working to help the Larimer Humane Society and local rescues to raise money and provide supplies.


Being an active participant in the Downtown Development Authority

Meet the Owners

Reach out today

Have any other questions about the market? Interested in scheduling a grooming? Contact us today!