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
Amber Sutton has always had a passion for animals and a desire to work with them. She’s spent several years volunteering at a Washington, D.C. rescue league and has always found the work rewarding. It was only natural for her to seek out a new career where she could combine her business skills with her love for animals. Amber enjoys the challenges of opening/owning her business and most of all enjoys handing a tired dog to their owner at the end of the day! Amber is passionate about her charitable work with rescues and looks forward to continuing those efforts through the business. Amber currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, and her dogs Zeke & Bailey. Zeke is a happy Australian Shepherd who found his forever home with Amber after being rescued by the Washington Animal Rescue League. Bailey is a wild Corgi who is always looking for trouble. In her free time she enjoys travel, fitness and attending National’s baseball games.
Meet Ashley! However, it is most likely you know her by her alter-ego, Awesome Girl! She really loves her job here, getting to hang with all of the wonderful pups, but her true passion is fighting crime, and delivering justice! In her free time, Awesome Girl loves spending time cuddling with her awesome pals, Luther the Lab, and Kitty, the Kitty of course! Ashley is Pet First Aid & CPR Certified!
Kevin, Assistant Manager
Kevin has been with Dogtopia since April 2013. He is a dog dad to two Dachshunds (Abby and Chance), two Chihuahuas (Ziggy and Nicky) and a bird! He enjoys outdoor activities with all his dogs! Kevin is Pet First Aid & CPR Certified!
Robby has trained dogs for 1 year, been grooming them for 7, and has now moved his talents here! One day, after this, he hopes to open his own his own salon and create beautiful art on his canine canvases! He has one dog of his own, Khaos, an 8 year old German Shepherd!
Amber, Shift Lead
Amber is attending George Mason University! At home she has two dogs of her own, Roxy, a 10 year old Golden Retriever, and Bella, a 2 year old Border Collie mix!! When Amber is here her favorite thing to do is get down low and cuddle up with all the pups!
Marguerite, Front Desk
Marguerite is recent graduate from SCU with a degree in communications! At home she has one cat named Foxy and a Bearded Dragon named Falcor!! When she is here her most favorite days are picture days! She loves getting the perfect shots of their happy faces!
Marissa has one super-sweet Jack Russell/Beagle mix named Jojo to call her own. When she isn’t at work and cuddling all the dogs, Marissa is at home writing music or making short movies. She plans to go to school as a film major, and one day hopes to be a big-shot in Hollywood!
Hannah, Front Desk
Although Hannah has a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech, she absolutely loves taking care of dogs! She is currently taking classes at NOVA to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. In her free time, she loves spending time with her boyfriend and his two dogs, Runi and Kushgala!
Fareshta, Front Desk
When Fareshta is not having the best day ever at work, she enjoys traveling, trying new places to eat, and spending time with friends and family. She loves her 3 cats; Ace, Maya and Leo and she is hoping to rescue a pup to join her family! Fareshta wants to one day be a medical esthetician but until then she absolutely loves coming to work and seeing all her furry-friends <3
Meet Izzy! Izzy is a true animal fanatic and has 6 cats, 2 turtles, 5 hermit crabs, a fish tank and a 5-year-old Maltipoo named Oso. Izzy hopes to become a Veterinary Technician in the future, and in the meantime she LOVES coming to work and loving on all the dogs in the playrooms!
Raphael, Canine Coach
Raphael’s favorite activity here at Dogtopia is cuddling with the dogs! He has two dogs of his own, Pebbles, a Maltese, and Lasagna, a Golden Retriever. Raphael is attending NOVA in hopes of obtaining a degree in Child Psychology!