South Ann Arbor Team


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!

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

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

Shelby Tash, Regional Manager

Michelle Smith, AGM

I am originally from Chicago. I moved to Michigan 7 years ago with my husband, son, and our two dogs. I have spent most of my professional career managing restaurants, but I have always had a passion for animals, especially dogs. My amazing husband pushed me to pursue my dreams, and my 19 year old son was a huge inspiration for me as well. My ultimate dream is to buy a farm and eventually open a rescue. I have spent several years learning dog training techniques and health related knowledge for pursuit of a career, and because of my dogs needs. I have a 14 year old Dingo/Pit mix named Princess, and a 7 year old German Shepard named Lilith. They have taught me so much and I have loved every second of it. I am grateful to be able to share that passion and knowledge with the people and dogs here at Dogtopia. Moreover, I am looking forward to all of the new things they can teach me. I am so excited to be working in a place I am passionate about while doing the things I love!

Kat Smith, PPRS

My name is Kat and I am the PPRS for Dogtopia South Ann Arbor. I graduated from WCC with a degree in photography and graphic design, but quickly found myself in a job I love more than anything. Dogtopia has been my heart and soul for the past 2 years and I couldn’t be happier. I am able to meet so many friendly faces and create so many relationships I would never have thought possible. I also love that I get to be creative and use my Photography and Graphic design skills on a daily basis to create wonderful content for our pet parents to see. Outside of work, I am a proud dog mom to two amazing pups, Tank and Little. Tank is a GSP and a big, lovable goofball who brings joy and energy into my life every day, while Little is a Pitbull and she is a small but mighty princess who always keeps me on my toes. They both provide me with endless love and craziness, and I am grateful for their presence in my life.

Bella Jasper, Shift Lead

Jenna Barnhart, Shift Lead

Nathaniel Womack, Rover & Canine Coach

Megan Walkowe, Pet Parent Concierge

Johanna Walder, Pet Parent Concierge

Katherine Chatman, Canine Coach

Sam Taulbee, Canine Coach

Cedric Tanner, Canine Coach

Symphonee Clemons, Canine Coach

Ethan Short, Canine Coach

Abbey Sentowski, Canine Coach

Bischon Frise Running in Dogtopia
Big dog on Dogtopia playroom equipment
Pup with Tongue Out in Bath
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South Ann Arbor

Mon 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Closed
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