• Angry Orchard introduces sweet potato bones under the Boston Beer brand “Dog Bark”.
  • Holy Bones, Franklin Lakes, NJ duplicates the Waggies model for their successful business.


  • Waggies takes part in the Gannett Foundation’s Community Thrives Challenge and received top honors and a financial award for their efforts.


  • Waggies remains operational through the COVID pandemic, ensuring bakers and volunteers remained safe.


  • Wilmington Brew Works collaborates with Waggies to use their spent grain in developing custom bones marketed under “Dog Works”.


  • Concord High School placed first in the SourceAmerica Design Challenge – a national high school and college engineering competition designed to remove employment obstacles for people with disabilities. They developed an interactive scale for Waggies that ensures baker accuracy.

Note: In 2022 a University of Delaware engineering class improved the original design which became a real game changer in the packaging process.


  • Dogfish Head collaborates with Waggies to use their spent grain in developing custom bones marketed under “Dog Bark”.


  • Waggies moves to a permanent kitchen located at Elks Lodge #307 in Wilmington, DE.
  • Ben’s Special Ventures in Allentown, PA becomes a Waggies distributor and evolves into its own company Duke’s Delights.
  • “Best of Delaware” award for Best Dog Treats from Delaware Today Magazine.


  • We bid our friends at St Paul’s and Aldersgate churches a fond farewell after seven years as Waggies grew to need larger and more permanent baking space.
  • Invited by the Delaware Chamber of Commerce to participate in “A Taste of Delaware” in Washington DC and continues through today.


  • Hillside Oil in Newark DE. Partners with Waggies in bone distribution to their customers.
  • The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award presented to Waggies by Maggie & Friends by Delaware Governor Jack Markell.


  • Elwyn, Inc. in West Chester, PA an additional baking site.
  • Featured in “Out and About” magazine December 12, 2012.


  • Introduction of new flavor:  Sweet Potato Yammies.
  • Waggies has ten employees and a waiting list of applicants.


  • Burns & McBride, a local home heating company, originated the distribution of Waggies to their customers and became a model for other local businesses.
  • Paul’s United Methodist Church becomes the second baking site when Waggies adds two more baking days.
  • The City of Wilmington, DE presented Waggies with the ACCESS Wilmington award.


  • An advisory board is formed.
  • Internet sales begin.
  • Volunteers become an integral part of the company.


  • Leigh Corrigan and Mary Ann Nolan, of Wilmington, Delaware, form Waggies by Maggie & Friends with their daughters, Maggie and Elizabeth.
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware offers its commercial kitchen to the small group and the first large batch of treats is baked and packaged.