The Wiggle Room was established by Maia Chrupcala in the summer of 2010. Maia is a Newport, RI native who has always loved animals. After working in the hospitality industry, and then in the social services field, she felt she needed a serious career change. Maia began working for the Newport Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2005. Always interested in opening her own business, the thoughts of owning a doggie daycare began to take shape, and in May 2010 she left the Newport Animal Hospital to pursue The Wiggle Room.
Maia lives in Newport with her two dogs, Scarlette and Apple, and four cats, Arrow, Zombie, Oscar and Lila. Sadly, Lola, aka "Wiggle Butt", passed away on November 22nd, 2012 at 10.5 years old. Lola was an English bulldog who inspired the name "Wiggle Room". She was definitely the leader of the pack and a loyal friend. Lola will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Scarlette is a 5 year old Dogue De Bordeaux, who has taken Lola's place as pack leader. Although she is a very big girl, she has other opinions on her size. She is a patient, gentle giant and she just loves to meet new friends. Apple is our newest addition! She is a 7 month old Dogue De Bordeaux and is fitting right in with everyone. Apple may be small now but she won't stay that way for long!