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, Chet the Beagle mix, 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 Holly, a Cattle Dog mix who loves coming to work everyday! Kevin is Pet First Aid & CPR Certified!
Robby has trained dogs for 1 year, been grooming them for 9, 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!
Amber, Shift Lead
Amber is attending George Mason University! At home she has 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!
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, a 5-year-old Maltipoo named Oso and a Chocolate Lab puppy named Alice. 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!
Britney loves to snuggle up to all the pups as well as host bubble parties!! At home Britney has 3 cats named Cat, Tom, and Penelope, a Rabbit named Masami, 2 birds named Michael and Sam, and 2 dogs named Leo and Phoebe! She also loves to bake, especially sugar cookies, and listen to true crime and comedy podcasts!
Jenny’s favorite thing to do here is get the dogs squeaky clean in the tub for bath time! She also loves to give all the dogs hugs! When Jenny is at home she loves to read, spend time with her mom, watch documentaries, and eat! Her favorite dish is ceviche de camaron!
Erika, Canine Coach
Erika is currently attending George Mason University pursuing a degree in Business Management! When Erika is here, she loves to snuggle up to all the dogs here! At home, she has a 7 month old Shih Tzu mix named Benji who loves to play ball and chew on stuffed animals! Erika loves spending time with her friends and creating masterpieces in colored pencil!
Cameron, Canine Coach
Cameron is currently going to school to pursue a career as a vet tech! She loves playing with all the different dogs and seeing the varying personalities here at Dogtopia. Cameron has 2 dogs of her own, a Pug/Boston mix named Pickle, and a Lab named Cercsi. Fun fact: she can sing her ABC’s backward!
Kio, Canine Coach
Kio is currently studying at NOVA and hopes to become an EMT! Whenever she isn’t here, cuddling up to all the dogs, she is at home with her dogs! She has a beagle mix named Mikey, an English Bulldog named Fidelis, and a Morkie named Snickers! Fun fact- she loves to dye hair!
Kristen, Canine Coach
Kristen is a true dog lover that enjoys getting to spend her time with our pups and ensures that each and every one gets spoiled with affection and pets! Aside from working at Dogtopia, Kristen also works for the Homeward Trails rescue organization as an adoption consultant. She takes great pride in making sure all their pups find the perfect forever home! While she doesn’t have her own personal dog at the moment, Kristen looks forward to the day she can snuggle up with her own German Shepherd at home!
Sarah, Canine Coach
Sarah is a true dog fanatic! She absolutely loves coming to work to meet and cuddle all the dogs!! She graduated from Longwood University in the spring of 2020 with a criminal justice and cyber-security degree! Sarah has a cat named Chloe! Although she doesn’t have her own dog she hopes to own a Greyhound in the future!