Stamford-Downtown 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 of Stamford, 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

Scott & Elisa Jones

Scott & Elisa Jones, Owners

Owners Scott & Elisa Jones are excited to bring the award-winning daycare and boarding franchise Dogtopia to the Stamford area.  The opportunity to be involved with a company that shares their passion for all things dogs was an opportunity the couple could not pass up.  Scott will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business.  Scott & Elisa also have three adorable furry family members: two Malteses (Sebastian and Augie), and a Yorkie named Newt they adopted in December 2018. Their pups are excited to strut their stuff at the new center.  Scott and Elisa are looking forward in bringing their family into the business with their son, Adam.

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Adam, General Manager

Adam has always had a passion for pups all his life and was thrilled to be able to bring that passion to Dogtopia.  His best friend, Dexter, is a pit-bull mix and has been with Adam for 16 years.  Adam has a joy for fitness and cannot wait to bring that with him into the playrooms.

Colleen, Pet Parent Relationship Manager

Colleen brings a wealth of knowledge and love of dogs to the team.  She has 8 + years of pet-industry experience at multiple levels and is also a Certified Bather.  She loves to learn about all things dogs and their journey from pups to adulthood.  Colleen and her 10 year-old Golden Retriever, Finlay love to play and listen to live music.

certified canine coaches

Canine Coaches

Our certified Canine Coaches receive over 100 hours of classroom and in-room training prior to supervising a playroom.  They know the language and body message of dogs and how to safely manage a playroom.  Dogtopia Canine Coaches training platform is nationally recognized by two Canine Behavior associations

Colleen Demling

Colleen Demling, Dog Behaviorist

At our national support office, Colleen is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behaviorist with over 30,000 hours and 15 years of HANDS ON dog training experience. She is a frequent contributor to local and national media including Yahoo, The Huffington Post, Woman’s Day and many more. Colleen was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year by Women in the Pet Industry Network. She was also named a 2015 Woman of Influence and one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Pet Age Magazine. She’s ready to answer your questions related to puppy training, dog socialization and manners.

Dr. Antje Joslin

Dr. Antje Joslin, Veterinarian

At our national support office, Dr. Joslin brings 14 years of small animal experience in both private and corporate practice. Her love of animals is not just professional; along with her husband and four children, she shares her household with several loveable pooches. In her free time she enjoys many outdoor activities and traveling with her family. Dr. Joslin earned Bachelors degrees in Business Administration and German, as well as her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She can answer any questions you may have related vaccine protocol, general wellness like heartworm prevention, flea and tick, the spay and neuter process, first aid, and diet and exercise for a healthy weight.

Lorraine Rhodes

Lorraine Rhoads, Environmental Biologist

At our national support office, Lorraine is an experienced animal biologist and environmental scientist with a background in environmental safety testing and biological surveys. Additionally, Lorraine has more than 6 years of experience managing veterinary hospitals and keeping up accreditations with the rigorous standards of the American Animal Hospital Association. Using her understanding of environmental science and canine health science, Lorraine is passionate about Dogtopia’s commitment to health and safety. Outside of her role at Dogtopia, Lorraine finds endless happiness as a wife and mother of three children and volunteers for Liberty Wildlife. Ask her questions related to safe doggie environments, including safety of toys, play equipment, car or travel safety, emergency preparedness and safe cleaning products and procedures.

Bischon Frise Running in Dogtopia
Big Doggie on Slide
Pup with Tongue Out in Bath