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!
Josh McLane and Ally Gordillo are the owners of Dogtopia of Westchase. They manage the store full time. They moved from Argentina to Florida seven years ago with their dog Pancho, a cute and full of energy mutt, whom they found on the streets in Buenos Aires where they were living at the time. They also have two children: Philippa and Oliver.
We loved that Dogtopia believes dogs aren’t just animals, they are part of the family because that’s exactly how we feel about our dog. After visiting several Dogtopia’s, we were excited that we could offer other dog lovers peace of mind that their dogs would be taken care of and loved in a safe environment where they can play and have fun.
Meet the Team
Ash, Shift Leader
Ash has been working with Dogtopia of Westchase since May 2015. Her favorite part of her job is greeting her furry friends and their humans at the front desk! When she’s not at work, Ash loves dancing; reading and hanging out with her cat Cali sassy paws. She has a passion for rescue dogs and hopes to make a difference in the rescue community in honor of her first rescue and best friend Daisy.
Brittany, Canine Coach
Brittany has been a part of the Dogtopia Team since August 2019. She is currently obtaining a formal education in Psychology, Go Bulls! You can find Brittany drawing or listening to some soft rock when she’s not focused on her studies. Her favorite thing about working at Dogtopia is, “Bonding with the babies of course!”
Celina, Canine Coach
Celina joined the Dogtopia of Westchase team in February 2019. On her spare time, she enjoys reading, hanging out in nature, and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite part of her job is meeting and getting to know so many puppy personalities, and she enjoys seeing the shy pups getting comfortable and opening up!!
Mike, Canine Coach
Mike began working at Dogtopia of Westchase in July 2018. Mike loves working with dogs and his other certified canine coach team mates! Mike has two pups he adores, Kora and Tisa! In his free time he likes to listen to music and obsess over Disney! Mike’s favorite part about working here is spending time with the pups who come for daycare.
Natalie, Canine Coach
Natalie started working with Dogtopia of Westchase in August 2017. She loves hockey and roots for the Tampa Bay Lightning! When she’s not at work she enjoys reading, writing and hanging out with her friends. She adores her three dogs Saxon the Great Pyrenees mix, Mudder the Beagle mix and Diesel the Chiweenie. Natalie is passionate about our pups and is always excited to see them!
Nia, Canine Coach
Nia has been working with Dogtopia of Westchase since April 2019. In Nia’s free time she likes to watch reality Tv, find new places to eat and spend time with her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc at USF. She values community service and giving back. She always looks forward to coming to work and give her Dogtopia pups lots of love!
Justice, Shift Leader
Justice joined the team at Dogtopia of Westchase in April 2018. He’s a certified dog trainer and enjoys helping pups be at their very best! Justice loves going to Disney, playing video games and spending time with his pups, Kora the Pitbull and Tisa the doodle. He says the best thing about coming to work is getting to make so many new and different furry friends!
Reagan, Canine Coach
Reagan has been with the Dogtopia family since April 2019. She describes herself as creative and colorful. She enjoys reading, napping and meeting new dogs. One of her passions is coloring her hair. She is definitely a great team player for the Dogtopia Team!
Jared, Canine Coach
Jared has been working with Dogtopia of Westchase since April 2019. He loves working with dogs and helping people. He would like to become a therapist. Jared likes to do technical support, graphic design, video games, and sports. His favorite part about work is getting to see the dogs having a great time.
Pamela, Pet Parent Relationship Manager
Pamela started working for Dogtopia in August of 2019 but has been part of the Dogtopia family since the very beginning! She has always dreamed of working with animals and is a pet parent to Jake, Sunny and Carl the one-eyed cat! Pamela enjoys her pool, golf with her husband and reading a book on the lanai.
Jake, Canine Coach
Jake joined our Dogtopia Team in August 2019. He has a passion for Hockey and is attending USF for Health Science. If he’s not at School or Dogtopia, you can most likely find him at the gym or at home Gaming. Jake says the best part of working at Dogtopia is getting the opportunity to meet new furry friends every day.
Will, Canine Coach
Will joined the Dogtopia Team in August 2019. Will is studying Agriculture and has an interest in Comic books and Horror films. During his free time he enjoys being active, whether it’s biking or running, he’s on the move! Will’s favorite part of Dogtopia is getting to know how dogs socialize and play.
Oliver, Canine Coach
Oliver joined the Dogtopia Team in August 2019. He is currently studying Psychology at UCF. Oliver’s favorite pastimes include reading, gardening and listening to alternative pop music. He says the best part of working at Dogtopia is being able to hang with Humphrey the Basset hound!
Justin, Canine Coach
Justin became a part of the Dogtopia family in December 2019. He aspires to someday open his own Doggie Café – Yum! Justin’s hobbies include cooking, gaming and reading. Some of his favorite authors are Mike Mignola, Alan Moore and Warren Ellis, just to name a few. Justin says the best part of working at Dogtopia is learning all of the dog’s personalities and quirks!