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    Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor

    Dogtopia is South Ann Arbor’s newest, family-run destination for dog daycare, boarding, and spa services. Designed with your pup’s needs in mind, our brand new indoor and outdoor facility is equipped to ensure your four-legged family member will have the most exciting day ever with their new BFFFs (Best Furry Friends Forever).

    It is our mission to provide Michigan pet parents and their furry companions safe and quality care, regardless of whether their visits span a couple of hours or a couple of days. To help make this possible, Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor requires all dogs who enter our facility be fully vaccinated and pass our Meet & Greet evaluation, which is our way of making sure an off-leash, open-play environment is a good fit for your pup, while also confirming they will only play with other dogs who’ve been vetted by our experts.

    Our certified Canine Coaches, who are experts at maintaining control of a large group of open-play dogs, are also here to supervise all the playing pups in our rooms and are well-trained in monitoring for all health or behavioral issues that may arise in order to address them proactively in a timely and compassionate manner.


    Location Hours

    Mon 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Tues 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Wed 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thurs 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Fri 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sun Closed
    • TOP DOG


      Our goal is to raise the bar for the entire industry and set the standard for what it takes to run a safe and clean doggie daycare. We’re proud to be to a Top Dog facility.

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    • Pledging Safety



      We chase the absolute highest standards of safety in everything we do! Our goal is to make sure all pups in our care are happy, safe and comfortable.

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    • Dogs Playing Together with Bubbles

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      Play All Day!

      Our webcams let you check in on your pup from any desktop or mobile device. Have peace of mind their safe and comfortable while you’re away.

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      Resource Guide


      We realize that your dog is a furry member of your family and they deserve the highest level of care. That’s why we offer expert advice and tips on a wide range of topics related to dog behavior, health, safety and more!

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    Dog of the Week

    For the week of 01-23-2023

    Name: Nala
    Age: 16 Years and 5 Months
    Breed: Mixed Breed
    Favorite Activities: Cuddling, Exploring the playrooms, and Saying Hi to everyone she can!
    Friends: Winnie the Pomeranian, Cooper the Maltipoo, and Guinann the Mixed Breed
    Most Lovable Qualities: Nala is such a sweet girl! She is such a cuddle bug and when she's not taking a nap, she absolutely loves exploring with the canine coaches!


    Dogs thrive in an open yet structured environment where they can socialize, get plenty of exercise, and have fun while learning valuable behavioral skills. At Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor, we are committed to creating a safe space where your pup can feel total freedom while they learn and grow. After all, our mantra is “We SEE our dogs,” which means we socialize, exercise, and educate the pups within our care.

    Our brand-new, 5904 sq ft. indoor facility offers 65% playroom sq footage, so each pup has plenty of room to run and play in a climate-controlled environment, rain or shine. We also offer 1000 sq ft. of outdoor play space, so on weather-cooperative days, our pups can soak up some sunlight. Our daycare dogs will enjoy up to 10 hours of play a day, and to ensure maximum comfort, we separate them based on their size, temperament, and playstyle into our three spacious playrooms (the City, the Park, and the Beach). That way, they can hang out with like-minded friends under the direct supervision of our certified Canine Coaches.

    We provide pet parents with half-day or full-day daycare options, as well as overnight boarding packages that provide your pup with a mini staycation while you’re away. If your dog needs a spa day, we also offer spa services as a part of our daycare and boarding packages. When you pick up your perfectly happy and played-out pup at the end of the day, they’ll look and smell like a million bones.

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    Safety is a top priority at Dogtopia of south Ann Arbor, which is why we have taken every precaution possible when designing our facility. From the ground your pup walks on to the air they breathe, we’ve made sure your furry family member will be as comfortable as possible.

    Each of our playrooms uses climate-controlling HVAC systems to prevent overheating, and keep the air fresh and clean. We also deep clean and sanitize each playroom multiple times a day with a pet-friendly, biologically safe cleaner, as well as use a spot cleaner frequently. The compressed rubber flooring we use in each playroom also helps to keep things sanitary, and its cushioned surface aids in the long-term joint and paw health of your pup.

    To ensure the safety of our furry friends, our certified Canine Coaches supervise each playroom and are trained to identify different behaviors and signals from our pups to make sure none are stressed or uncomfortable. Within their rigorous training, our Coaches learn how to recognize even the most subtle of dog body language, and can effectively handle dogs of all sizes, breeds, and temperaments. Along with the team members who are in the room, there is additional staff monitoring our playroom cameras.

    We also offer our pet parents the chance to check in on their pup with our webcams, which you can privately access through our website or the free Dogtopia app on your smartphone. When you can’t be with them, our webcams of the indoor playrooms and outdoor yard act as a great alternative. You can expect to see many smiling faces (and not just from our staff).

    Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor has earned certification status as a Heroes for Healthy PetsTM facility. The Heroes for Healthy PetsTM Certification Program in Infectious Disease Management provides training for preventative care, including strategic vaccination, and cleaning and disinfection protocols to help maintain disease-free facilities and keep pets healthy.

    The program is co-sponsored by the International Boarding and Pet Services Association, National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Pet Sitters International, VETgirl, and Barkleigh Productions.


    Brandon, Adam, and Morgan Bissell, owners of several Dogtopia locations, proudly welcome pet parents from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Burns Park, King, Mitchell, and other nearby neighborhoods to their new location in South Ann Arbor.

    Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor is located in the southeast corner of the Carpenter Road Meijer store (close to Montibellar Park), which you can find at Carpenter & Ellsworth Rd, near the connector for Highway 23 and Interstate 94. There is a large parking lot on the southside of Meijer that our pet parents can use. Our convenient location allows for quick and easy drop off and pick up.

    We are located within Meijer, and you can find a viewing window into one of our playrooms from inside the store within the pet retail section.


    We can’t wait to meet you and your furry family member! Please fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 734-477-6881 and our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

    • Welcome wall with the logo at Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor.

      Welcome Wall

    • Owner dropping-off a dog at Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor reception desk.

      Pet Parent Drop Off

    • Certificates and dog pictures hanging on the wall at Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor.

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    • Owner and a dog standing in the lobby at Dogtopia of South Ann Arbor.


    Bischon Frise Running in Dogtopia
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    Pup with Tongue Out in Bath
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