NEW PET PARENT?
First time at Dogtopia? We are here to help! 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 team is full of dog lovers that will always treat your pup as one of their own! Our home away from home environment is the perfect place for your pup to learn, play, and socialize with their BFFF (Best Furry Friends Forever).
Are you interested in becoming a Dogtopian? Read below to find out more about the positions that will come available in the months to come!
Meet the Team
Brad and Janet Hoffman, Franchisees
Brad is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He is a Navigational Aids & Radar Technologists and Computer Network Engineer. Janet is a Business Administration graduate with a CPA designation. In 2017, after 20 years of business ownership, they sold MicroAge, a computer consulting and training franchise.
They are dog parents to two miniature Poodles, Bo and Luke.
Brad and Janet have had the privilege of travelling North America since retirement. While travelling with their furry friends, they were introduced to various dog daycare facilities. Frankly, some were better than others. Dogtopia represented a modern, industry leading approach to daycare, providing an environment where the “Health & Safety-First Approach” was evident the minute you walked into the facility. “This was exactly what we wanted for our pups without knowing it existed. In turn, the franchise was exactly what we wanted to focus our new business venture on too!”
Courtney Hoffman, General Manager
Courtney grew up in small town Saskatchewan just outside of Regina and attended high school at Dr. Martin LeBoldus. She pursued team sports like hockey and volleyball and loves spending time tending to and riding horses.
In 2015, she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. After spending 4 years at The Mosaic Company in Supply Chain Management, she joined the Dogtopia team to build on her dream to work with animals and build a facility supporting exercise, education and socialization for dogs in our community.
Courtney is mom to Enzo, a very energetic 7 pound Papillon.
Jennifer Fabrik, Marketing Manager
Jennifer grew up in LeRoy Saskatchewan, a small town two and a half hours north of Regina. She moved to Regina in 2011 to attend the University of Regina and started her family here in 2014.
Jennifer has had dogs her entire life and participated in Conformation & Obedience Dog handling through her childhood and teenage years. Jennifer competed at dog shows all across Canada with her own dogs as well as a handler for pet owners. She even represented Saskatchewan at Nationals for Junior Handling! Jennifer loves photography, graphic design and story-telling and is excited to share all the incredible facets of Dogtopia Regina East with you.
Jennifer is mom to Louie, a very playful Standard Golden Doodle & Lachlan her very playful human kid! ⠀
Ashley Marchi, Pet Parent Relationship Manager
Ashley grew up right here in Regina and graduated from the University of Regina in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology. She continued on to study animal behaviour and received a Master of Science in Animal Psychology degree in 2011. She has also volunteered with several animal rescues & welfare groups throughout Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and South Africa.
Ashley loves to compete in marathons and has completed half, full, and ultra-marathons throughout Canada.
Currently, Ashley is unable to have dogs of her own so she is excited to meet and spoil all of the wonderful four-legged members of Dogtopia Regina East!
Tara McCallum, Operations Manager
Tara grew up in Regina and attended SIAST Polytech where she achieved her certificate in Office Education. After two years of working at the Regina Humane Society as an Adoption Counselor, she has joined the Dogtopia team to pursue her career working with dogs. She has an in-depth background in dog behaviour and dog handling. She is very passionate about educating Pet Parents and the community.
Tara loves to spend her free time riding and working with her horse and going to the gym.
Tara is a mom to her 3 dogs, Oliver and Pinto who are mixed breed rescues, Murphy who is a Sheltie/Shih-Tzu and her cat named Kitty.
Be the star of our playroom as a Canine Coach! With extensive training canine coaches supervise playrooms keeping all dogs safe and healthy, provide spa services and work as part of a team to make every day the most exciting day ever!
Front Desk Coordinator
This energetic, organized, business-minded individual will assist in all areas of Dogtopia. Front Desk will greet all who come to Dogtopia! Responsibilities include record keeping, answering the phones and monitoring the playrooms on our lobby screens! Front desk Coordinators will also create report cards and take pictures of our furry friends to send home with the pet parent!
Rovers are a jack of all trades! This role will be cross trained as a Canine Coach and Front Desk Coordinator. They will escort each dog to their assigned playroom, meal prep, and support playroom staff with day to day tasks. As the Rover you are responsible to work with all customers, furry friends and team members to ensure Dogtopia sets the highest standards and satisfaction of safety and fun.