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.
Emily, Canine Coach
Emily joined the Dogtopia of Westchase team in March 2018. On her spare time, she enjoys going for walks with her chihuahua pups, 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.
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!
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.
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!