Pup Paradise: New Dogtopia Offers Home Away from Home for Virginia Beach Canines
Dog Daycare, Boarding and Spa Facility to Open its Doors in March Virginia Beach
(Jan. 10, 2020) – Dogtopia, the nation’s leading dog daycare, boarding and spa facility, is opening a new location in Virginia Beachin March 2020. Situated at 4546 Columbus St., this location in Town Center marks the franchise’s third urban model site. Dogtopia of Town Center is owned by Morgan Bissell Desrosiers, Brandon Bissell and Adam Bissell of 5THGEN LLC, siblings who own Dogtopia locations throughout the Midwest. The new location will be operated by Morgan, along with a General Manager.“What really sealed the deal for me was that Dogtopia has a purpose, a noble cause to ‘enhance the joy of dog parenthood and enable dogs to positively change our world,’” said Desrosiers. “My teams and I know we are coming to work each day for a purpose that’s beyond profit.” Dogtopia enhances the joy of pet parenthood by offering personalized care for Virginia Beach pups in a fun, safe and comfortable environment and sets the industry standard among dog daycares with its three key benefits: socialization, education and exercise. To foster complete transparency, pet parents are walked through a detailed facility tour while their furry children are evaluated for Dogtopia’s open-play environment. Dogtopia employs webcam technology in each playroom that allows pet parents to check on their pups from anywhere. Community pups will enjoy an open layout where each playroom offers fun for dogs of similar size and temperament. Each playroom has compressed rubber flooring to ease joints, prevent slipping and promote safer play, as well as updated powerful HVAC systems with in-duct UV lighting that funnels air out of the building to ensure clean, fresh air while reducing airborne pathogens. Every area is cleaned routinely and solely with dog-safe products.“The level of processes found at Dogtopia are very impressive. Everything from our pet safe cleaning program designed by Dogtopia’s environmental biologist, to the canine behavior education programs developed by Dogtopia’s certified dog behaviorist, keeps the dog’s health and safety first in mind,” said Desrosiers. “All members of our team must complete a minimum of 40 hours of training before they manage a playroom on their own, which is rare to find anywhere else.” In addition to providing quality care in a healthy, safe and fun environment for local pups, Dogtopia launched the Dogtopia Foundation with the noble cause to enable dogs to positively change our world. The Foundation funds programs focused around three worthy causes: Services Dogs for Veterans, Youth Literacy Programs and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism. One hundred percent of funds raised are donated directly to supported organizations.
To learn more, visit dogtopiafoundation.org.
Dogtopia of Town Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on Dogtopia of Town Center, call 757-517-8010 or visit www.dogtopia.com/towncenter-virginiabeach.
About: Dogtopia Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is an early pioneer and innovator in the pet services industry, offering an experience focused on safety and transparency in the market. With an emphasis on education, exercise, and socialization for dogs, pet parents have the assurance of leaving their beloved furry family members in the hands of trained professionals in an environment created with the safety of dogs in mind. Each facility averages between 3,000 to 7,500 square feet and is specially designed to provide dogs and pet parents with the best experience by reducing odors, noise level, illness, and accidents. With more than 115 locations across North America, the brand is now the largest provider of specialty daycare in the United States and will continue expansion by franchising with successful entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.dogtopia.com or www.dogtopia.com/franchise.