This store was first owned by AKC judge and Golden Retriever breeder Bill Lauderdale. It was called the Pet Spot over 10 years ago, and in a different location down the street. Then Bill renamed the store Tailwaggers, and bought a much larger location to have indoor training space. That location is still the store's home today. About 4 years ago, Bill moved out of state and sold the store to a Fort Collins businessman, Brad (I will leave the last name anonymous), and he has kept it going strong.
The confusing part (and the reason why this store may come up with violations in public records) is that after the business name was changed, a store by the name of The Pet Spot moved into town to sell sick puppies to residents at grossly inflated prices. (They changed their name to Pet City several years later.) I've known several people who have bought puppies that have died from the store, and many more who have spent hundreds on sick ones. Pet City also states that they don't buy from mills, but either refuse to give out breeder information or give out invalid phone numbers, addresses, etc. when asked. They are located about a mile from Tailwaggers but have nothing to do with them.
The store boasts a doggie daycare, decent-sized indoor training area, expansive selection of natural and organic cat & dog treats and foods, as well as toys, supplements, and other supplies. Many can not be found in big box stores.
TW offers puppy, dog, advanced, agility, rally, and conformation training classes taught by experienced and adaptable trainers.
The staff has historically been trained on dog nutrition and can assist customers beyond just showing them the ingredient label. Their hours, as well as the training class schedule, are accommodating.
No animals are sold at TW, and the store regularly holds mobile adoptions through local rescue groups.
If you have any questions or doubt any of this information, feel free to confirm by calling one of the businesses:
Pet City: (970) 351-7387
Tailwaggers: (970) 353-3736
Pros: Great selection, knowledgeable staff, no by-products