Meet the Team
Amber Woods, Owner
Amber’s favorite thing about Dogtopia is getting to know all the pup personalities. She has been an animal lover since birth, having worked with both domestic and wild animals. Before coming to Dogtopia in 2021, she was a Management Consultant and now oversees the daily operations of Dogtopia of Houston. Amber and her husband Alex have two human children Gracie (7) and Grady (6), and a Vizsla named Velcro. They live in East Downtown and enjoy family bike rides along the Memorial Bayou and exploring the world through travel.
Tony Howdeshell, Executive Director
Tony spent 30 years serving the country in the Navy. After his military retirement he spent several years consulting mostly in the oil and gas industry. He and his family are all animal lovers. His wife, Ann-Marie volunteers at local shelters and is usually caring for rescues on her own. He has a 30 year old son and a 29 year old daughter who he partners with on a family run Halloween business. You’ll rarely see him without his support dog Sasha by his side. We are excited to have Tony (and Sasha) on the Dogtopia team!
Susan Dennis, General Manager
Susan has been with Dogtopia since October 2006. Dogs and pet parents relations are the most important things to her as is Dogtopia which provides the best of both worlds! She is a true dog lover and has been involved in dog rescue through foster care for many years. Dog rescue is her true passion. Susan and her husband currently have 2 dogs, Lucas and Josie, both rescues. Besides working at Dogtopia, she loves to go fishing, redecorate her house and explore what she hasn’t already seen in the USA.
Diana Hill, Operations Manager
When we say Diana loves pups, we mean she LOVES pups! Her favorite part about Dogtopia is that she gets to spend the whole day with dogs before going home to the 5 (yes, five!) she has at home. In her spare time you can find her working in her garden or watching horror movies with her husband. She and her husband love Halloween so much they decided to get married on that day.
Jimmy Rosado, Pet Parent Relationship Manager
Jimmy is a latin ray of sunshine whose laugh fills the room with joy! Prior to joining us here at Dogtopia, Jimmy worked for United Airlines. He is loyal to his friends and family and his heart belongs to his Chihuahua Cokita. He enjoys going on walks through the city, cheering on Houstons sports teams with friends, and sampling our city’s great cuisine!