Pup Paradise: New Dogtopia Offers Home Away from Home for Fort Collins Canines
Dog Daycare, Boarding and Spa Facility to Open its Doors on May 6
Dogtopia, the nation’s leading dog daycare, boarding and spa facility, is opening a new location in Fort Collins on May 6. Situated at 2101 S. College Avenue, this location marks the first Dogtopia in Fort Collins.
The new location is owned by local entrepreneur, Ashley Todd. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Ashley moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University where she graduated with a degree in business management and marketing. When she went away to college, she even took her pup, Buster with her. Loving dogs from a young age, Ashley has wanted to open her own dog daycare since she was five. She returned to Fort Collins a few years after graduating to give back to the community by opening a new business focused on local furry friends and their owners while creating new career opportunities for the place she calls home. At the age of 25, Ashley is making her childhood dream of opening a dog daycare come true. The new Fort Collins Dogtopia will also be celebrating their grand opening on May 18.
Offering personalized care for Fort Collins pups in a fun, safe and comfortable environment, Dogtopia sets the industry standard among dog daycares with its three key benefits: education, exercise and socialization. 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.
“We are thrilled to bring Dogtopia to the neighborhood and provide much-needed care for dogs in the area,” said Ashley. “Our mission is to create the most exciting day ever for pups, while giving their parents peace of mind while they’re 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.”
Community pups will enjoy an open layout where each playroom offers fun for dogs of similar size and temperament. Each playroom also has compressed rubber flooring to ease joints, prevent slipping and promote safer play, as well as a powerful HVAC system, with in-duct UV lighting, that not only funnels air out of the building to ensure clean, fresh air, but also eliminates bad bacteria. Every area is cleaned routinely and solely with dog-safe products. Dogtopia’s fees are all-inclusive – meals are prepared according to each pet parent’s direction.
“We understand the dogs in our care are more than just pets – they’re members of the family,” added Ashley. “Our employees are meticulously trained to take every measure possible to guarantee their comfort, safety and meet all of their needs.”
In addition to providing quality care in a healthy, safe and fun environment for local pups, the Dogtopia Foundation’s noble cause is to enable dogs to positively change our world. For example, the primary focus of the Foundation this year is to raise money for service dogs for veterans. To learn more, visit www.dogtopiafoundation.org.
Dogtopia of Fort Collins is open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. For more information on Dogtopia of Fort Collins, call 970-305-5715 or visit their website: https://www.dogtopia.com/fort-collins/
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 90 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.