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        The Wiggle Room was established by Maia Chrupcala in the August of 2010. Maia is a Newport, RI native who has always loved animals. She attended Northeastern University for a degree in Psychology, completing this at URI with minors in both Sociology and Education, then later postgraduate work in Education at Rhode Island College. After working in the hospitality industry throughout college, and then in the social services field post college, 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, which is named after her then English Bulldog, Lola aka "Wiggle Butt". Having an animal experience background is part what makes The Wiggle Room such a success. 

       In 2013, Maia started, and successfully ran, a 501c3 non-profit called Northbound Pound Puppies, In the 6 years it was in operation she and her rescue partner, Nikki, saved over 700 dogs from Alabama. Some of those dogs even attended The Wiggle Room!

         Maia is married and lives in Newport, RI with her husband, Corey, their dogs Zinnia and Veruca, and three kitties, Arrow, Zombie, and Oscar. 





My dog loves it here! He's always excited to arrive and sleeps like a rock when he gets home. 


Margo & Hazel

The Wiggle Room is by far the best doggy daycare/grooming facility on the island. I wouldn't send my dogs anywhere else!


Theodore Roosevelt



"The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment."

Robert Falcon Scott

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