Waggin’ Wheels Express was created with the mission to provide convenience and peace of mind to dog owners through superior, reliable and safe dog transportation services, as well as to help dogs in need (see Helping Others). Our services, ranging from point-to-point transfers, special occasion catering through doggie park escapades, are to enable hard-working professionals, busy families, single-pet owners and “clear car” advocates access to doggie day care services, vet appointments, grooming and spa services, training centers and other places. We follow Josh Billings philosophy: “Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of its tail.”

There is a growing choice of transportation options out there for your pet but not all of them will make your best bud’s tail wag. Our goal is to make your pooch’s tail wag every time s/he boards the Waggin’ Wheels Express van!

Who are the People behind the scenes?

Waggin’ Wheels Express was founded by Justyna (CPA) out of her need for such services, her love for dogs, as well as her willingness to help dogs in need. While working in the corporate world and going through her Executive MBA program at Columbia University, Justyna realized that the only way she could get a pup of her own would be if somebody was able to either take care of him/her at home or take him/her to/from daycare while she’s at work or school. As there was no such exact service available, she decided to create it!

Justyna has an experience in running a transportation business from her previous entrepreneurial family endeavors. In addition, throughout her whole life she grew up with dogs (and other animals) and knows a lot about taking care of them. She currently is a proud co-owner of a family dog named Taffy who was picked up in Chicago at the mechanic garage where her father was fixing his truck one day. Taffy lives with Justyna’s mom. Finally, Justyna is a member of International Association of Canine Professionals ("IACP") which is an organization which was established to develop and promote the highest standards of professional and business practice among canine professionals. 

Helping Justyna with Waggin’ Wheels Express is Ryan Downs, her classmate from Columbia University EMBA program. Ryan is a partner at MPR Associates, Inc. in Washington D.C. and because of his busy life he also was not able to get a dog of his own yet. He loves the purpose with which Waggin’ Wheels Express was created as he strongly believes it will help many professionals manage their lives better. Ryan is a member of Waggin’ Wheels Express Advisory Board.

Justyna's sister, Ania (another CPA), is also a member of Waggin' Wheels Express Advisory Board. Finally, Justyna's mom, Beata, is the primary driver of the van because of her expertise from the transportation industry (see Why Us? for more details).

In a picture below from the left: Ania, Beata and Justyna. Front: Taffy.