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
Ali Varga, Owner & Operator
Ali has spent more than half her life working with animals of all shapes and sizes. She has taken her experience working in veterinary care and large animal care to a business that supports her positive reinforcement only values. Her two dogs Cali, a smooth collie mix, and Harley, a chihuahua mix, are so excited to find some new BFFF’s at Dogtopia of Royal Windsor!
Stephanie Varga, Owner & Operator
Grace Walker, Owner & Operator
Grace, after spending 30 years working in banking, is excited to lend her knowledge to a business that aligns with her values. She is looking forward to being part of the team to help care for your pups!
Rajja, Marketing & Sales Manager
Rajja has a degree in Digital Business Management. After graduating she spent some time working as a Marketing Coordinator at an advertising agency as well as a non-profit organization. She has a huge passion for all animals, especially dogs! Having a passion for dogs and marketing, Dogtopia Royal Windsor was the perfect place. In her free time she likes to read, go to the movies, and travel!
Kierstynn, Canine Coach & Rover
Kierstynn is a certified K9 coach at Dogtopia of Royal Windsor! Her whole life she’s grown up with, and around dogs. Her dream was to become a veterinarian since she was little. To this day, she is still so passionate about animals, and is currently studying the Psychology of Human-Animal Relations with Sheridan College.
Abi, Canine Coach & Rover
Abi has BCS degree in Animal Behaviour specially trained in the principles of animal behaviour with a set of science-backed tools. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in captive vertebrate management. She obtained both these degrees from Australia but grew up in Dubai! She started volunteering at animal shelters and has always had a soft spot for dogs and has experience looking after multiple dog breeds and sizes. Her aim is to create a relaxing, safe and stress free environment for all pups in her care.
Avera Webb, Front Desk Receptionist
Avera has been around animals all her life, and started working with them professionally in 2008, which has given her experience with all sorts of companion pets including dogs and cats, small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs, reptiles, fish, and horses! She has Pet First Aid certification through St. John’s Ambulance! She has an 8-year-old corgi, a special needs blue quaker parrot, a crested gecko, and recently welcomed a rescue cat to the family. She has over 20 years in customer service, loves to interact with Pet Parents and cultivating authentic relationships with them!
Courtney, Canine Coach & Rover
Courtney has been around dogs her whole life, and has a soft spot for the boxer breed. She is currently enrolled in a Professional Dog Training program and is excited to bring her new skills to everyone’s Fur babies! Courtney also has years of customer service experience and loves providing pet parents with the up most care and compassion. Courtney is passionate about many causes including funding for service dogs, making her the perfect person to hold the role as Royal Windsors Dogtopia Foundation representative! Courtney believes in the power of a healthy, happy, confident and well trained dog! And that together we can provide your fur babies with an amazing life full of fun!
Tasha, Rover/Canine Coach
Tasha is one of our Rovers/Canine Coaches. You’ll see her in all the rooms throughout the week! She enjoys coaching and being with the dogs all day and loves rovering so she can update Pet Parents on how their pups are doing! She grew up loving dogs and learning all about them! Tasha left bartending to pursue her dream of working with dogs. Her ultimate goal is to open up a shelter that caters to mostly high energy pups! When Tasha is not working she’s hanging out with her Australian Cattle Dog Benji going on hikes and for long walks!
Allison, Canine Coach
Allison has been part of our team since January! She has grown up her entire life around dogs and loves to work with them! Before she worked for dogtopia she was a groomer! You’ll usually see her in the beach having a dance party with the dogs!
Alex, Canine Coach/Rover
Alex grew up with lots of Animals in her home (Dogs,cats,hamsters,Rabbits). Since she could talk she has wanted to do something with Animals in her life and her Passion has grown so much! She grew up in the Oakville Mississauga area and Moved out west for 3 years where she studied Animal Care in North Vancouver and worked at a vet in Squamish BC. She has 6 family dogs Tucker the Corgi Chi, Caesar the Shepherd mix, Maggie and Beau the bulldogs, Bailey the Shi-poo and Buddy the Cockapoo.