If Dogtopia had a middle name, it would be SAFETY! Our climate-controlled playrooms are deep cleaned and sanitized with pet-friendly cleaning supplies throughout the day. Contact us today to learn more about the Dogtopia difference!

Gainesville team

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!

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

Ashleigh Walker, Area Manager

Ashleigh joined our team in May 2015 while still in school. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a degree in Animal Sciences. She currently lives in Manassas with her Border Collie Mix, Fig, her two snakes, Klaus and Ole, and her frog, Squash. In her free time, Ashleigh loves to go hiking or spend time outdoors! She received her Pet First Aid and CPR Certification in October of 2017.

Manny Sattler, Assistant Manager

Manny joined our team in July 2017. She lives in Gainesville with her Miniature Poodle, Ally. She graduated during her employment and dedicates her time towards the store. She lives by the motto ‘adopt don’t shop’ and hopes to continue to bring rescues home in the future. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Finn.

Brittany Walter, Groomer

Brittany joined our team in April 2018. She is 1/2 of our award winning grooming team here at Gainesville. She spends her time making our Dogtopia dogs feel brand new and clean! She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Cookie.

Kibby Kibodeaux, Groomer

Kibby joined our team in May of 2019. She was a talented Canine Coach and a welcoming Front Desk associate. She then tailored her talent to becoming 1/2 of our award winning grooming team here at Gainesville. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Cirilla.

Michelle Souther, Front Desk

Michelle joined our team in July 2019. She lives with her Pomeranian, Bella, and enjoys spending time with her bunny as well! She spends her time studying Interior Design! She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Ace.

Savannah Masters, Front Desk

Savannah joined our team in November 2019. She lives in Manassas with her Great Pyrenees, Buddy, and her cat, Cheeto! In her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring the sights. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Toro.

Ashley Stafford, Front Desk

Ashley joined our team in October 2018. Ashley spends her time outside of Dogtopia showing her dog in the ring at AKC competitions to add to her collection of growing awards! She is pictured with her own dogs Echo the Husky and Nessa the Doberman Mix.

Rachel Francis, Front Desk

Rachel joined our team in August of 2018. She lives with her rescue tripod, Kuzy, and her Bichon, Kiki. She is spending her time studying Political Science to make the world a better place for any living being involved. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Charleigh.

Delaney Dunn, Front Desk

Joined our team in July 2021. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Harper.

Nikia Campbell, Front Desk

Joined our team in September 2021.

Te'shara Newman, Front Desk

Joined our team in October 2021.

Bailey Nelson, Playroom Manager

Bailey joined our team in February 2019. He lives in Haymarket with his Bulldog Mix, Goliath. In his free time, Bailey studies cardistry and continues to add to his ever growing collection of card decks.

Alesha Dennis, Playroom Manager

Joined our team in August 2021. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Kojak.

Mary Kate Eicher, Canine Coach

Mary Kate joined our team in July 2019. She lives in Gainesville with her two Wheaton Terriers, Casey and Bailey, and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Holly. In her free time she volunteers on a sanctuary farm to help out animals of all kinds!

Chris Bonacic, Canine Coach

Joined our team in July 2021. He is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Stalber.

Juliette Moore, Canine Coach

Joined our team in July 2021. She is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Korra.

Joshua Madden, Canine Coach

Joined our team in July 2021. He is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Revelry.

Alex Lucas, Canine Coach

Joined our team in July 2021. He is pictured with Dogtopia dog, Goliath.

April Ehardt, Canine Coach

Joined our team in August 2021.

Cody MacDowall, Canine Coach

Joined our team in September 2021.

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