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!
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
Jeff and Amie Swaddling, Owners
Jeff and Amie Swaddling grew up in Columbus and were high school sweethearts. They both moved to Chicago for college where Jeff attended Northwestern University and Amie attended Lake Forest College. Shortly after graduate school and upon starting a family, Jeff and Amie moved back to their hometown to raise their children and to be closer to their extended family in Central Ohio. They’ve been happily married for twenty-five years and they currently live in Dublin, Ohio, with their eleven children, and two pups – a six-year-old Boxer, Bella, and a three-year-old Boxer, Charlie. In their free time, Jeff and Amie can be found spending time together with family and friends, sharing their passion for fostering and adoption, serving in their church, and loving on others in the community through a variety of local area ministries. They are excited to be able to love on your pups and to also bring awareness to the causes they support through the Dogtopia Foundation.
David Swaddling, General Manager
David is a Columbus native and lives in Dublin with his pup Penny – a 9-month-old mixed-breed rescue. David is a dog lover and a graduate of Miami (OH) University with a major in business and communications. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and pups, being outside, exercising, art, beach vacations, and volunteering his time to love on dogs at the local shelter.
Katie Wedgeworth, Dog Trainer and Behaviorist
Katie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and the Owner and Lead Trainer of Katie’s Canine Connection. Katie is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She has a passion for training animals both small and large. She has ridden horses since she was four years old and has been training dogs since she could say “sit.” Katie is also a lead trainer for Buckeye Service Dogs, where she helps train dogs in mobility assistance, seizure response, psychiatric mitigation, and diabetic alert.
Matthew Swaddling, Shift Lead
Matthew is a Columbus native and currently lives in Dublin, Ohio. Matthew is a dog lover and a recent graduate of Worthington Christian High School. Matthew loves spending time with his family and friends (and pups!), working out, bowling, church activities and serving others. He plans to attend The Ohio State University, where he would like to study law and business.