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!
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
Jen McCain, Owner
Jen is the owner and operator for Dogtopia of Halifax, Bloor West Village, and Newmarket. She’s been a franchisee since 2016, and wholeheartedly believes that Dogtopia provides the best care in the industry. Jen and her partner Martha are proud pet parents to Holly and Kingston!
Tori Morrison, Regional Manager
Tori Morrison’s lifelong passion for animals started as a young child working on her family’s horse farm. This enthusiasm turned to a profession after graduating from university, when she begun working for various companies in exotic pets. At home, Tori has a menagerie of 11 pets. Although Tori has worked with everything from caymans to cats; dogs are by far, her favorite animal. She has two dogs, Stella the husky rottweiler mix and Millie the german shepherd mix. Developing confident well socialized dogs, helping pet parents through their first steps with new rescues and contributing to the overall enrichment of dog’s lives are just some of the reasons Tori loves working for Dogtopia.
Jessica Calderone, General Manager
Jess is born and raised in Toronto and is a Beauty Industry expert turned Dog Daycare General Manager!Jess has a degree in Philosophy and Sociology, and later went on to pursue an interest in Fashion and received a Fashion Business Management degree. From there, she decided to go into the family business where Jess ran a chain of cosmetic stores for 5+ years.“I always envisioned a career in working amongst animals as I grew up in a family who adores animals and always had dogs. When I was younger, my parents would take me and my siblings to farms every weekend which is where my love of animals began. Being a passionate pet owner, it became more and more evident to me that working amongst dogs was something that I wanted to pursue!”
Mel Keillor, Operations Manager
Meet Mel, our Operations Manager at Dogtopia of Newmarket. Mel is responsible for making sure we run a Top Dog Facility. She has been with Dogtopia Newmarket since November 2017, and started as a Canine Coach. She was promoted to Operations Manager in November 2019. Mel’s always had a love for animals, especially dogs. Coming into Dogtopia everyday never really feels like “work” to me. In Mel’s words “I couldn’t think of a more rewarding career than getting to spend my time caring for, and getting to know all of your beloved dogs.
Outside of Dogtopia, Mel loves playing sports, camping and eating Donuts .…and of course, can never pass up a chance to give cuddles and belly-rubs whenever she get the chance to meet a new fur baby.
Lindsay Roblin, Pet Parent Relationship Manager
Lindsay has been at Dogtopia for over 2 years, and is an excellent resource for all things Dogtopia. For as long as she can remember, it’s been her dream and passion to work with dogs.
As Dogtopia’s Pet Parent Relationship Manager (PPRM) Lindsay is here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
When not at work, you can find Lindsay playing with her furry friends Izzy and Ollie, lounging by the pool, or going for bike rides!
Meet our resident groomer at Dogtopia of Newmarket! Alice is awesome, Alice is neat. She’ll cut your dogs hair from its nose to its feet