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About Us

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The best DARN team of pet specialists in Long Beach!

Pet Waggin' Pet Care is a full-service pet care company serving Long Beach and Signal Hill areas. As a business, we are proud of the reputation we have built by being passionate and committed to providing Long Beach with excellent and trusted pet care. We pride ourselves on having caring and dedicated employees who are committed to the individual needs of each and every pet in our care. Whether you need a pet sitter or a dog walker, we have you covered. 


Pet Waggin’ was established in 2006 when Mary Ellen Hobbs switched gears from a 20-year career as a sales professional in the hospitality industry to a labor of love. Starting this company combined her love of animals with the ‘social aspect she found so attractive’ in sales (Read her story).


We have been recognized as the Best Pet Sitter and Best Dog Walker in both the Press Telegram Reader’s Choice Awards and the Long Beach Post, Best of Long Beach Awards several years consecutively, which we are very proud of. The community of Long Beach is extremely important to us and we strive to continue to be the best pet sitter for all of you!


To give our clients peace of mind by understanding and reliably responding to their needs.

To positively impact the quality of life for each pet in our care with compassion, commitment, and skill.

We believe that attention to details makes the difference in the tasks involved when caring for pets, especially when it comes to ensuring their well being.

To support and recognize each member of our team’s individual contribution to our reputation and the work we do, ever mindful of our shared values.

To provide our local community with pet care that reflects our commitment to excellence.


Our Values


Our actions will reflect our commitment to excellence, honesty, reliability, and professionalism.


We provide a comprehensive training program to new team members and continued education to our existing team. This investment in our staff is also an investment in our clients and their wellbeing.


We embrace and support the differences between people, including and not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs. Supporting and acknowledging these differences builds an inclusive society for all.


We strive to exceed standards with the quality of service we provide. There are no shortcuts when it comes to quality service; the only way to accomplish our goal is with a real commitment from every member of the Pet Waggin’ team.


Our staff works together as a team to ensure our clients receive quality and consistent care. The English poet John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” We believe each employee contributes to the success and growth of the company.


We are committed to serving our local Long Beach community. We see community as more than a place; we see community as an action and strive to be good citizens of our beloved city.

Our foremost priority is the safety and security of our clients, their pets, and their property. That's why we make sure to carefully screen each of our sitters before starting.  Our staff members are dedicated employees, not contractors. Having our staff work together as a team ensures that clients receive quality consistent care from each member. In addition to the multiple interviews, background checks, and reference checks, we also dedicate a lot of time and resources on training for our staff. And let me tell you, it is SO worth it. See for yourself below.

Insurance, Bond, License, and Screening Company Information:


a.    Liability Insurance and Bond issued by Business Insurers of the Carolina’s 800 962-4611

b.    Long Beach Business License number: BU20649490

c.    Employee background screening company:

Meet the Team

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Mary Ellen (she/her)

Owner and Pack Leader


Anthony (He/Him)

Team Member


Armando (He/Him)

Team Member

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Alyssa (She/Her)

Team Member

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Tina (She/Her)

Team Member

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Scout Hobbs

Chief Security Officer

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Max P. (He/Him)

Team Member

Pet Waggin Dog Walker

Brenda (She/Her)

Team Member


Madeline (She/Her They/Them)

Team Member


Sadie (She/Her)

Team Member

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Pancho Hobbs

Chief Entertainment Officer


Ava (She/Her)

Team Member

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Kate (She/Her)

Team Member

Melissa - Long Beach Dog Walker

Melissa (She/Her)

Team Member

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Randy (He/Him)

Team Member

Service Areas

We are so proud to be a part of the Long Beach and Signal Hill community. There's nothing more important than valuing the the community we live in and of course, the pets that live in it, too!


We serve the entire Long Beach  and Signal Hill area, which includes the following areas and zip codes:

  • Alamitos Beach

  • Belmont Heights

  • Belmont Shore

  • Bixby/Bixby Knolls

  • Bluff Heights

  • Bluff Park

  • California Heights

  • Downtown Long Beach

  • Los Altos

  • Naples

  • Park Estates

  • Signal Hills

  • The Peninsula

  • The Ranchos

  • 90755

  • 90802

  • 90803

  • 90804

  • 90806

  • 90807

  • 90808

  • 90814

  • 90815

  • 90822

Awards & Certifications

2016 Pet Waggin Best Press Telegram Award
2017 Pet Waggin Best Press Telegram Award
2018 Pet Waggin Best Press Telegram Award
Pet Sitters International Member
Certified Professional Pet Sitter Logo
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