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Arizona-based Dogtopia has opened in West Midtown, according to a press release. This is the dog daycare, boarding, and spa facility’s first location in Atlanta and second in Georgia, with a location in Roswell. An outpost also coming to Halcyon.
The team operating the new location consists of General Manager Jose Louis, Pet Parent Relations Manager Kaitlyn Patrick, and Area Manager Laura Ruiz, all three of whom worked at the Roswell location before deciding to open their own franchise in Atlanta.
“We are thrilled to bring Dogtopia to the neighborhood and provide much-needed care for dogs in the area,” Louis said in the release. “Our mission is to create the most exciting day ever for pups, while giving their parents peace of mind while they’re working from home or away. Instead of being left alone at home or in an isolated kennel environment, Dogtopia provides an opportunity for our furry children to meet new friends, get exercise, enjoy playtime and have quality human interaction while at daycare.”
Co-owners Amy and Mike Nichols founded Dogtopia in 2002 out of Tysons Corner, Virginia. In a little over a decade, the couple created a nation-wide franchise before selling the business in 2015.
Dogtopia has recently created the Dogtopia Foundation, which raises funds to donate towards causes centered around dogs, namely Services Dogs for Veterans, Youth Literacy Programs, and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism.
While Dogtopia locations maintain a custom cleaning program, regularly disinfecting playrooms, collars, and slip leads, they also offer pet parents the option to watch the playrooms with webcams. They also offer contactless, curbside drop-off and pick-up through an app.
“We understand the dogs in our care are more than just pets – they’re members of the family,” Patrick said in the release. “Our employees are meticulously trained to take every measure possible to guarantee their comfort, safety and meet all of their needs.”
In celebration of the new location, Dogtopia has teamed up with local artist and SCAD student, Cherry Chandra, to commission a unique wall mural showcasing Dogtopia’s mascot, Scruffy, set behind Atlanta’s skyline.