We are continuing to operate on normal business hours! Our lobby is currently open - masks are required to enter and must be properly worn at all times.. We are still practicing social distancing and only allowing one family member per dog family in the building at a time. If you would like to use curb side pick up, please give us a call when you get here and we will be right out! Thank you very much for your patience!

Alexandria New Pet Parent Info

Welcome to Dogtopia!

We are excited to meet you and your pup for your Meet & Greet! At Dogtopia, we are focused on health and safety as well as ensuring all dogs are comfortable in our open-play environment. For daycare and boarding, all dogs are separated into playrooms by size and temperament where they can enjoy hours of safe socialization, exercise, education and FUN. They’re supervised by our highly trained Canine Coaches and you can check in on them throughout the day via our live webcams!

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New to Dogtopia?

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  • What is a Meet & Greet and why do I need one?

    While we love all breeds and personalities, not every dog is suited for an off-leash, open-play environment. We take our doggie guests’ safety very seriously, so each Meet & Greet consists of 30-40 minutes with our trained evaluator to ensure that your pup is a good fit for daycare. There is a $15.00 fee an it will include a health history overview, a nose-to-tail assessment, and an evaluation of their comfort level with other dogs in a controlled mini-play area. The process is very easy and ensures all dogs are comfortable at Dogtopia – we look forward to getting to know you and your furry family member better! Please note: All dogs must be at least 12 weeks of age AND current on required vaccinations (Rabies, DHLPP/DHPP and Bordetella, Canine Influenza is highly encouraged). Dogs older than 7 months must be spayed or neutered.

Dogtopia requirements:

  • Up-to-date on vaccinations (including Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella, Canine Influenza is highly encouraged) – don’t have your records? We can call your vet for you!
  • Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old AND fully vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella (Canine Influenza is highly encouraged)
  • Dogs 7 months and older must be spayed/neutered

*Newly adopted adult dogs should be in their new home for at least 30 days to get comfortable in their new surroundings
*Dogtopia highly recommends all new overnight boarding pups complete 3 days of daycare prior to their first overnight stay with us to ensure their comfort during the stay and meet all their new human and furry friends ahead of time.

MEET & GREET

GETTING READY FOR THE MEET & GREET:

Once your Meet & Greet appointment is set and confirmed by our team, you will receive an email to log-in to your online dashboard and begin the registration process. This is where we get to know more about you and your dog, vaccinations can be uploaded by you or our team and you can review and digitally sign our Pet Parent Agreement. Then you’re ready!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

On Meet & Greet day, you will bring your dog(s) to the facility and it is very important to bring the dog on a leash or slip lead with a collar/harness when you enter the lobby and please hold the leash the entire time you are waiting in the lobby. The evaluation process with your dog takes 30-40 minutes with our trained evaluator. During this time, we would love to show you around, address your questions and you can even watch the playroom cameras from our lobby! We are currently social distancing due to the COVID 19 virus and ask that masks be properly worn the entire time you are in our facility. We also ask that only one family member per dog family enter the building. We thank our for understanding and for keeping our pet parents and team safe.

EVALUATION INCLUDES:

  • Wellness check
  • Response to staff touch/interaction
  • Comfort level in a crate – Crates are used for rest, naptime, redirection or over-stimulation, boarding, feedings and administering medication when applicable
  • Reaction in “open-play” setting with other dogs of varying size, breed, and temperament
  • Overall observations
  • An evaluation fee of $15.00 per dog.

The process is very easy and there is nothing to be nervous about at Dogtopia – we just want to get to know your pup better!

Have additional questions? Please visit our FAQ page.

WHERE DOGS ARE A REALLY BIG DEAL – consider it an introduction to our open-play environment perfectly suited for your pup’s fitness and social life. In fact, don’t be surprised if your furry child meets his or her BFFF (best furry friend forever) while you’re here!

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