Wagtown in the News

 
 
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SEPTEMBER 2019 • WAGTOWN PUPS ON PATIOS DEEMED A SUCCESS 

Dogs and their humans descended upon the Troll Pub at the Wheelhouse on Saturday, September 14, 2019. With gotcha days for rescues bringing dogs for adoption, dozens of attendees with prizes and treats, and ice cream yummies for dogs, Wagtown Pups on Patios was a big success. Attendees and dog lovers are invited to check out the photos taken by Tom Gilliam Photography. Click here to look for your pup.

Huge thanks to all of the attendees, partners, and sponsors. You made the wag happen!

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JULY 2019 • Nonprofit receives funding to build downtown Dayton dog trail 

The trail is expected to take almost a year to complete, with construction set to begin early fall following the unveiling of the artists selected to be a part of the project, according to Wagtown President and CEO Beth Miller. She said spring…

 
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JULY 2019 • Wagtown Dog Trail coming to downtown Dayton

It’s the first in the nation, and will be a two-mile long dog-friendly trail that connects Webster Station to the Oregon District.

Beth Miller, the President and CEO of Wagtown said it will be a place where dog lovers can meet other dog lovers, find pup-friendly businesses and much…

City of Dayton celebrates national recognition from  Mars Petcare  for dog-friendly initiative for kids.

City of Dayton celebrates national recognition from Mars Petcare for dog-friendly initiative for kids.

JULY 2019 • ‘Wagtown' looking to the future after national recognition for work in Dayton, Ohio

The City of Dayton and Wagtown have now been recognized nationally…

 
Wagtown’s K-1 Curriculum  is written to national education standards.

Wagtown’s K-1 Curriculum is written to national education standards.

JULY 2019 • Dayton awarded prestigious $20,000 grant for dog-education program aimed at city’s youth

Last weekend, Mayor Nan Whaley was presented with the $20,000 grant for Wagtown, Inc.’s work on the Wagtown K-1 program and Wagtown children’s book. The prestigious award was presented at the United States Conference of Mayors…

 
 
Paxton and Pearle

Paxton and Pearle

May 2019 • Centerville Washington Park District Announces Partnership with nonprofit, Wagtown

Park districts are just one of many that are investigating new ways to appeal to dog-loving residents. According to Wagtown research, there has been a surge in interest in programs and projects that involve dogs and their owners. Seeing the growth…

 
Wagtown’s Pups on Patios Legislative Support

Wagtown’s Pups on Patios Legislative Support

May 2018 • Make Your Community Dog Friendly with Wagtown’s Beth Miller

Do you want more dog-friendly neighborhoods near you? So does, Beth Miller, the founder of Wagtown, a movement based in Dayton, Ohio to raise awareness, create pet-friendly legistlation, and more wagging tails throughout your communities. As a friend of mine and fellow female entrepreneur (aka womanpreneur), I convinced Beth…

 
Beth Miller, Founders Award Dinner. Award from  Chewy.com  and  Hill’s Science Diet .

Beth Miller, Founders Award Dinner. Award from Chewy.com and Hill’s Science Diet.

april 2018 • Wagtown wins international animal Advocacy Award

BlogPaws, a subsidiary of Chewy.com, recently announced the winner for the first-ever BlogPaws Founders’ Award for excellence in animal advocacy. The victor is Dayton-area start-up, Wagtown, founded by Ohio native, Beth MillerWagtown, now leading several initiatives to bring grant dollars to communities available through large resource giants in the pet industry to enhance the region’s…

 
Pro Pet Hero  Interview

Pro Pet Hero Interview

April 2017 • What’s Up Wednesday – Wagtown

Today I interviewed Beth Miller, founder and president of Wagtown – where the wag happens. Beth and her partner Tom saw a serious problem with what “dog friendly’ actually meant. To many it’s a moniker as she states, a name tossed around by companies and cities to attract the dog owning public. It’s not defined, it can…

Beth Miller & Tom Everhart announcing Dayton projects on WDTN

Beth Miller & Tom Everhart announcing Dayton projects on WDTN

Learn more about the initiative to make Dayton a more "dog friendly" city.



 
Coverage re: off-leash play options

Coverage re: off-leash play options

june 2018 • Wagtown wants to help make Dayton more dog friendly

"Not yet," Wagtown Founder & CEO Beth Miller said. "But we have fantastic ideas on how to get there."

Miller founded Wagtown, a non-profit, in 2016. She quit her 30-year career to pursue a passion for pets, specifically dogs.

"People are starting to recognize that dollars follow dogs," she said.

Miller said the pet space is a $74 billion industry, and is continually growing. She's spent the past two years doing research across the country and conducted more than 400 interviews.

"When I did research in New York," she explained, "I had four different realty groups tell me that the number one question…