About Us




Jodi Large (owner)

I have to say that my dogs were my inspiration to starting this wonderful business.  As a pet parent to Max and Barkley I wanted to start a company that would offer other animals the same love and care that my “kids” receive (sorry Max and Barkley, I have to share the love).  I run The Wagging Tail, work a corporate job full time and still make time to walk my own pups and care for clients animals.  Phew!  It goes without saying that I get the sniff down every time I return from a client visit!



Julie Seder

Hello! My name is Julie Seder. I have been working for “The Wagging Tail” since April 2006 and Lovin’ every minute of it! I’m a full time dog walker and pet sitter. Before “The Wagging Tail,” I was a Nurse (mainly with OB/GYN) Before that I was in Real Estate (mainly leasing) but did get my GRI. I have also completed Cosmetology School.

As a little girl, I grew up either in the country or on farms. I’ve always had animals around me growing up. Also as an adult, whenever I lived on a property where furry friends were allowed. When not allowed, I’d most likely have fish. Goldie was my favorite. Right now I just have a 3-year-old cat, (Puddy).

I owned a horse named Star, but also rode the other horses on the farms. I loved and lived to go to Rodeos as a little girl and young adolescent. So of course I would barrel ride and also try to get the horses to jump fences. Unfortunately, they weren’t too thrilled with that, so they would come to a screeching halt and veer to one side while I would go flying across the fence with the greatest of ease.

I’ve had numerous dogs, ranging from a Miniature Toy Poodle to German Shepherds. I had a few favorites: Rocky my Toy Poodle, Tinker Bell my Sheltie Collie and Gum Drop who was a small mix.

I raised bunnies for a while and my favorite bunny was named Fred. I had a collar and a leash for him so I could walk him every evening.

I’ve had many cats, birds, hamsters and even mice, ducks and turtles.

On the farm I’ve fed baby animals with bottles, buckets with nipples, milked cows and collected chicken eggs. I’m a real country girl and animal lover!

Jan Cornwell

Hi!  My name is Jan.  I have watched dogs for friends and neighbors since high school.  These include Silky terrier, Keeshound, Norweigan Elkhound, Boston terrier, Brittany Spaniel, Labradors, Beagle, Shih-tzu, and Rhodesian ridgeback. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 young children.  My husband and I both love dogs and we love to have them stay at our home.  We have a great fenced backyard with room to play for our doggie boarders.  I am also available for mid-day walks and for some pet sitting.

I have had some type of pet for most of my life.  As a child we had a lovable Brittany Spaniel, fish, 2 parakeets, and a cat.  As a teen we had an intelligent Siberian Husky, tropical fish, and lots of hamsters.  In fact, my first job was breeding and raising hamsters.  After my husband and I got married we adopted a wonderful black lab mix.  She had a long a happy life with us and sadly passed away recently.    We will probably get another dog in the future.  I enjoy getting down on the floor and playing ball or tug with dogs or playing fetch in the backyard.  I am also able to take the dogs on nice walks around our neighborhood.  When it’s time for a pet to leave they are happy and tired from all the exercise and attention!

Erin Gaul

Greetings fellow pet parents! My name is Erin, and I ventured to Virginia from the Philadelphia suburbs almost two years ago with my husband, Ken. We adopted two black cats in August of 2010, Elliot and Elphie, and we are a very happy family of four! I am a 2008 graduate of Rosemont College and hold a B.S. in Sociology w/Deaf Studies track. I'm currently waiting on graduate school acceptances for the fall of 2012 in order to pursue my dream of working with Deaf and hard of hearing children as a speech-language pathologist!

I have been surrounded by babies (my word for pets!) my entire life. I had a cat named Tiggy for over 18 years who sadly became my kitty angel last year after a battle with cancer. I also had a hound mix named Mollie who lives in PA with my parents still! I had a bunny named Thumper, a gerbil named Skippy, as well as my grandmom's toy poodle named Brandy. Most recently, my twin sister and I adopted an Egyptian Mau cat named Vashti, who I had to leave back in PA and miss so much! I've had many childcare jobs which happened to have pets in their homes whom I also learned to love and adore as if they were my own. Specifically, a dalmatian/pit bull mix named Hanalei and a Labrador mutt named Olina.

I am so excited to be a part of The Wagging Tail team, and I love being able to care for your "babies" as if they were my own!

Erin Thompson

I am a wife, a special education teacher, and mommy to 2 adorable girls, Lucy (DSH, age 4) and Sadie (miniature dachshund, age 2). My inspiration to professionally care for animals came after my dog, Sadie, fell ill when she was 2 months old. Leaving my baby at the hospital for 3 days was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, and made me realize the importance of truly being able to trust the people who take care of your pets, and know that they are giving your pet the same love that they would give their own. Having hired pet sitters before to watch my girls while I have been away for a day, or longer, I know that I am still always anxious and worried about them while I am gone. Did the pet sitter remember that Lucy will run out the door if they don't shut it completely? Will they remember which are Sadie's favorite treats, and that she always gets one when she comes inside? Will they give my animals the same kind of love that they are used to getting when I am home? I want you to relax and enjoy your time away from home, knowing that I am caring for your pets specific needs and giving them lots of love and attention! Give us a call and let me shower your pets with care and you with ease!

Betsy Ashley

I have three wonderful children, two boys, one girl.  I have been married for 17 years to the kindest, sweetest man.  I am a born again Christian and I live my life by the word of God.  At different times as a child, we had a few cats and a dog. Even though I do not have any pets now, (small house, big kids) I still have a love for them.

Mary Hawkes


I was originally in the Technical Management field. I was laid-off four times. After that I got a job as a assistant manager for a vet hospital, where I worked 12 – 15 hours per day. I love working with animals, so I decided to become a pet sitter. I wanted a flexible, stress-free job that would allow me the time to pursue my own business.

I absolutely adore animals!! I get a warm, heart-felt feeling every time I see how excited and happy my pets are when I arrive. Sometimes, it brings tears to my eyes. I love all of my pets!!! They are ALL my favorites. I treat each and every one of them like they are my very own.

The picture is me with my Queen Mainecoon, Rosie.

Janet Stogdale

Lisa Hartman

Toni Clawson

Jeana Knickerbocker

Michele Douglas

Julie Kasuba

Angela Alba