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Columbus-Downtown Team


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!

As Dogtopians, we're a unique breed, we love and care for your pup like our own furry family.

At Dogtopia, our passion is giving every single dog the best-individualized care with their health, safety, and comfort as our top priority! Our home away from home environment is the perfect place for your pup to learn, play, and socialize with their BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever).

Meet the Team

Alyssa Steigerwalt, General Manager and Sales and Marketing Lead

Alyssa Steigerwalt is the General Manager and Sales and Marketing Lead for Dogtopia Columbus – Downtown. She has a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Alyssa is the biggest dog lover and is so excited to meet yours! Alyssa has a Miniature Schnauzer named Athens and a Miniature Schnoodle named Bacchus and believes in taking care of every dog just like she does for her own!

Kendra Doornbos, Assistant Manager

Kendra Doornbos recently moved to Columbus Ohio in August of 2019 from DeWitt Iowa. Kendra has two boxers, Roxy and Ender, who are complete opposites. She graduated from Capri College in Davenport Iowa for Esthetics in 2018 but moving to Ohio she plans to go back to school to study Strategic Communications at Ohio State University. Kendra has a big personality, and one of her biggest personality traits is her love for not only the pups and creating a fun and safe environment for them but for her love of the pet parents as well. If you don’t see Kendra at work, she is more then likely watching all the Harry Potter movies in order or exploring more of the wonderful city of Columbus.

Sadie Lankenau, Pet Parent Relationship Manager

Sadie Lankenau is the Pet Parent Relationship Manager for Dogtopia – Columbus Downtown. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University. Sadie has always loved animals, especially dogs and cats! While she does not currently have a dog (we’ll see how long that lasts), she is a proud aunt to a sweet pit bull named Bowen. Sadie’s favorite part of her job is giving her love and attention to the pups!

Bischon Frise Running in Dogtopia
Big Doggie on Slide
Pup with Tongue Out in Bath