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About Us


John Witter (Owner)

John has always had a love and passion for working with all animals.  After years of working with dog rescues, doing foster care, and studying dog behavior- John founded Wheels, Walks, and Wags.  He envisioned a safe, structured, and fun place for dogs to play with a holistic approach to care- fulfilling the mental and physical needs of dogs using methods of positive reinforcement.  John also loves to write and is a retired history teacher. He lives with his wife and daughter in Tucson, and has dedicated his life to meeting the needs of the dogs and clients in our community.

Mel (Manager)


I am a certified dog trainer, a veterinary assistant, and have almost fifteen years of experience in the dog and pet care industry.  I have six dogs of my own, as well as foster dogs.  I am passionate about animal rescue.  Wheels, Walks, and Wags is a dream come true for me.  We are more than a doggy daycare- we are a wonderful and diverse community of pet parents and their pups.    

Sadie LOVES her walks with Mel!  She used to lunge and bark on-leash, but we have seen a tremendous improvement since she started with Wheels Walks and Wags! Thank you!!!


- Heather Marie

Maya and Zoey love it when Mel takes them to the park! She is professional, flexible, and courteous.  I can even order her homemade dog treats that my dogs LOVE! 

  -Bobby Seaton

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