Madison West Team

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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!

Job Descriptions: Building Caretaker | Canine Coach | Front Desk Coordinator

As Dogtopians, we're a unique breed, we love and care for your pup like our own furry family.

How It All Began!

As it has been said, a dog is the only thing that will love you more than you can love yourself.

Newly married, Trevor and Lindsay’s journey together has led them to the Dogtopia family.

Trevor, who grew up on a farm, always had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to own his own business. This led him to a career in wealth management. Lindsay, who always had a deep love for animals, dreamed of being a veterinarian but couldn’t due to allergies. Instead, she switched focus to human care, becoming a registered nurse.

Already achieving success in their careers, the next natural step was to get their first puppy together, a Great Dane named Atlas. Trevor and Lindsay love their new puppy with all their hearts and have always felt that dogs are not just dogs, they are family.

Trevor and Lindsay got married in 2017 and began mapping out their lives together as every young couple does. Trevor, who had been searching for a business opportunity and Lindsay, still yearning to fulfill her childhood dream of caring for animals, came upon the perfect blend of both worlds, Dogtopia.

Both Trevor and Lindsay saw that Dogtopia was not just a dog daycare, boarding, and spa business, but that the Dogtopia Staff sees dogs the same way they do – as a family. The decision was easy.

In April of 2018, with lots of excitement, Trevor & Lindsay embarked on their new adventure as the new, proud owners of the Dogtopia Madison-West location!


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 Coaches are nationally certified by the 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 your dog will receive the same level of care and attention that we’d expect given to our own!

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Job Descriptions: Building Caretaker | Canine Coach | Rover | Team Leader

Meet the Team

Shauna Marlowe, Co-Owner / General Manager, CPACM

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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.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

PACCC Certified Professional Animal Care Manager, Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management, Feline & Canine CPR & Basic First Aid

Angela Daus, Assistant Manager of Operations, CPACP

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I started working at Dogtopia because at the time dog daycares had started to become popular. I had never before had the opportunity to work with animals beside the pets I had at home growing up. I’ve always been a dog person and felt that a position at Dogtopia would be a fun adventure learning about dog breeds and behavior.

I’ve been at Dogtopia for over 4 years and love the compassion that comes with caring for dogs. I appreciate the love that owners and staff have for the animals in their care. Learning about how dogs communicate and interact with not only other dogs but humans has been a great learning experience for me in not only caring for the dogs at Dogtopia but my own two rescue dogs at home. I love how friendly my coworkers are and great of a work environment we have. I plan to stay at Dogtopia as long as I can to keep building my skills for taking care of our daycare and boarding dogs!

If I were a dog…

If I were a dog, I would be a Schnauzer. Like the breed, I am a team player and loyal to my friends and peers. I am patient when helping out in any situation and am task oriented to keep myself busy.

Additional CERTIFICATIONS

PACCC Certified Professional Animal Care Provider, Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management, Feline & Canine CPR & Basic First Aid

Sam Weibler, Enrollment Coordinator

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Before I applied at Dogtopia, I had worked retail without being truly passionate about the work I was putting in. I needed an opportunity to thrive and grow; not only mentally but as an employee as well. At Dogtopia, every day is rewarding. Whether it’s the tail wagging or the gratitude from the pet parents, there’s always something to be proud of. They say pets are family, and I’ve come to love these dogs as if they were my own. I’m not ashamed of my enthusiasm here, and my team has done nothing but nurture it. Looking into the future isn’t intimidating anymore, it’s inspiring.

IF I WERE A DOG…

If I were a dog, I would be an English Bulldog. Like the breed, my disposition tends to be gentle. Along with their love of relaxing, the desire to please runs deep for me too. Their dependability is key for creating a reliable relationship with the people in their lives. However, we find common ground when it comes to our resistance to exercise!

Additional certifications

Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management, Feline & Canine CPR & Basic First Aid

Myranda Bowe, Shift Leader / Dogtopia Foundation Ambassador

My love for dogs (and all animals) started at a very young age given that I was raised with a farming background. When I was 15, I worked at a kennel, providing the best care possible for furry family members. After graduating high school, I was searching for a place to work that would give me experience and growth working with not only dogs but their parents as well, and that’s when I found Dogtopia. Throughout the years, I have learned so much working with the pet parents, my team, and of course the dogs. I am truly grateful to work for a company that shows nothing but love and compassion to each pet parent and their dog that walks through the door.

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.

Additional certifications

Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management

Adam Vance, Shift Leader

My background is in science: I have a Bachelor of Microbiology with a chemistry minor. Before working at Dogtopia, I was struggling to find a career path that I was truly passionate about. Dogtopia has allowed me to combine my love for dogs and interest in canine behavior with my career. Every day I get to learn more about canine behavior, get to know your dog and set the industry standard in canine care.

If I were a dog…

If I were a dog breed, I would be any kind of terrier. Terriers are characteristically feisty, energetic and stubborn. While I’m working to be more flexible, I do my best to make every day the most exciting day ever for your pup!

Additional certifications

Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management

& the Team!

Annie
Kelsey
Katlin
Josie
Veronica
Sam M.
Lucy
Lacey
Arianna
Evan
Nick
Dan
Danny
Sydney S.
Gracie
Gretchen
Maddy
Dalton
Hannah
Sydney B.
Bischon Frise Running in Dogtopia
Big Doggie on Slide
Pup with Tongue Out in Bath