WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
Are you looking for extensive experience working with all dog types and interested in becoming a highly-trained dog care professional? Join our friendly, family-oriented team and you’ll learn about dog behavior, dog body language, how dogs learn, basic canine first aid, and more!
What Makes Our Team Unique
It’s the Dogtopia Team who choose to work at Dogtopia that create our loving, respectful culture — from a professional front desk team to the caring and affectionate Canine Coaches who shower your dogs with love and attention.
Our Canine Coach training program has been approved for continuing education credits by International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
Most of these educated and highly-trained staff are dog parents themselves and trust their teammates with the love and care of their own dogs. Our staff utilize Dogtopia’s open-play, spa, and boarding services right alongside our clients. We promise you, your dog will receive the same level of care and attention that we’d expect given to our own!
Meet the Team
Trevor Conti, Co-Owner
As it has been said, a dog is the only thing that will love you more than you can love yourself. I grew up on a farm, always had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to own my own business. With a career in wealth management, I was searching for a business opportunity and found Dogtopia. I saw that Dogtopia was not just a dog daycare, boarding, and spa business, but that the Dogtopia staff sees dogs the same way I do – as part of the family. The decision was easy. In April of 2018, with lots of excitement, I embarked on my new adventure as the proud owner of the Dogtopia of Madison West location!
Shauna Marlowe, Co-Owner / General Manager, CPACM
My background is in higher education: admissions, student conduct, leadership development, and student housing. I have my Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics, which is essentially the science of communication – intonation, body language, pragmatics, messaging, teaching second language speakers, etc. I was first interested in working with Dogtopia because I saw that I would be able to merge my experience and studies with something I was truly passionate about – dogs. I love that I get to support a community of staff and parents who value responsible, loving relationships with dogs; I love being involved with a business that is setting the standards in dog care; and I love to say that I’m still working in continuing education, the only difference is that my students now have four paws!
If I were a dog…
If I were a dog, I would be a Rottweiler. Rottweilers have strong characters and a powerful nature but are truly big softies at heart. They are intelligent dogs that respond well when you are direct with them. Just like me, they like to work and be outside, but are not immune to the comforts of home. If left to their own devices, they may spend hours lazing around the house.
PACCC Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, PACCC Certified Professional Animal Care Manager, Fear Free Certified Boarding & Daycare Individual, IBPSA Certified Canine Pet Care Provider; IPBSA Certified Canine Pet Care Specialist; Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management, Feline & Canine CPR & Basic First Aid
Myranda Bowe, Assistant Manager of Operations
IF I were a dog…
I would be a Beagle. Like the breed, I can be stubborn at times; but for the most part, I am fun loving, gentle, and always looking forward to trying new things and exploring my surroundings.
Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management, Feline & Canine CPR & Basic First Aid
Michal Feasel, Pet Parent Relationship Manager
IF I were a dog…
I would be a Pit Bull. Like the breed, people describe me as intimidating; but once you actually get to know me, I am goofy, caring, and just want to be friends with really anybody.
Client Care Counselor – Pet Guru College
Daycare Counselor – Pet Guru College
Certificate of Training – Pack Pro
Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Enrolled in the CATCH Academy
Kelsey McKinley, Shift Leader
When my mom moved back to Texas and took our dog back with her (he is her service dog), I began to miss having a dog around but could not have one myself. When I was looking for a job and saw Dogtopia pop up, I saw that it was an opportunity to be around and work with dogs. It got me excited. I have always loved working with dogs and animals and have wanted to. I love being able to care for all the dogs that walk in, seeing their smiles and tail wags is a great feeling, knowing they are excited to come here. Seeing them play and be happy makes my day.
If I were a dog…
I would have to say I would be maybe a Labrador Retriever. I like to think we have similar personalities. I am kind and caring like they are but also have a very awkward and clumsy side as well.
Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management, Feline & Canine CPR & Basic First Aid, & Fear Free Certified Boarding & Daycare Individual
Sydney Smith, Shift Leader
I’ve always had a passion for dogs. When I found Dogtopia, I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to not only be around them, but to learn about them. It’s probably cheesy but I love everything about working at Dogtopia! I love being around all the dogs and learning about them. The staff here are so helpful and encouraging, and I can honestly say I learn something new every day. And of course, just being able to connect with the dogs and help them have fun in a safe environment is amazing.
If I were a dog…
I would be a Beagle. We are both very loving, gentle, and love to explore everything. Although we can both be a bit stubborn sometimes, we just love to have fun!
Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management