New Pet Parent?
If this is your pup’s first time at Dogtopia, there are a few things pet parents should prepare prior to rewarding your dog with the most exciting day ever!
Dogtopia of Chester Springs is a family affair; owner and general manager Jerry Masino runs the business with owner Joanne Masino and owner and manager Nick Masino. They opened the facility after years of dreaming about their own dog business. Jerry spent over 30 years in IT sales and his wife Joanne retired from a career in women’s retail clothing sales. Joanne and their youngest son Nick, now manage day-to-day operations for Dogtopia of Chester Springs.
Nick has always been passionate about animals. While attending the University of Delaware as an undergraduate student, he spent his summers working at a local dog kennel. He also worked with Paws for People, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic dogs to people in need.
A few years before opening Dogtopia of Chester Springs, Nick and Jerry hiked 200 miles on the Appalachian Trail, forming a plan for a dog daycare and boarding business along the way! For months, they held onto their ideas looking for the right opportunity and knew Dogtopia was a perfect fit.
Jerry and Joanne are long-time residents of the local area in Chester County. They have three sons, two grandchildren, and have always had dogs at home. Currently, they have two Golden Retrievers, Maverick and Gus and Nick has Patch, a rescue dog. Together, they enjoy being able to take excellent care of the dogs and families in the Chester Springs community.