Gainesville 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

Katie Retson, General Manager

Katie (pictured with Dogtopia dog, Winnie)  joined the team in April 2018. She started as the receptionist for both Manassas & Gainesville locations. She then became the Assistant General Manager at Manassas, and then came to Gainesville to offer support. Where she ended up taking a promotion and becoming the General Manager of the store, she is incredibly excited to help build an amazing team!  She’s currently finishing her Associates Degree in Psychology at NOVA. She recently moved from Linden to Front Royal with her dog Gus-Gus Françios the Bugg, so he can still visit his siblings Bean the Staffy mix  and Little Dog the Maltese. When she’s not working, taking a class or hanging out with the chunks. She enjoys camping surrounded by trees and enjoying the sound of streams & creeks next to the crackling of a fire. She also loves cooking and painting in her free time.

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