Dogtopia celebrates its 20th anniversary with the opening of the 200th daycare center and the sponsorship of the 200th service dog
Daycare centers across the country commemorated milestones with special events, treats for puppies and their parents
PHOENIX, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dogtopia, the national dog daycare franchise, proudly wags its tail today as the company celebrates its 20e anniversary and obtaining a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most uploaded sitting dog photos to instagram in 1 hour. The dog daycare has rallied its community of pet parents through United States and Canada sharing photos of their dog Dogtopia on Instagram to get the title. In addition to showing dogs love for 20 years, the franchise’s 200e daycare, Dogtopia of Uptown Phoenix, is set to open soon in the courtyard of the headquarters of Phoenix, Arizona.
Along with these impressive milestones, Dogtopia Foundation, the franchise’s charitable arm, sponsored its 200e service dog during National Service Dog Month (September).
“We are indebted to our loyal franchise partners, pet parents, and their furry children for their loyalty leading to these incredible achievements. Their dedication is what sets Dogtopia apart in the animated pet industry,” said Neil Gill, CEO of Dogtopia. “After 20 years in business, we are growing faster than ever, so it looks like this is just the beginning with many more amazing years to come in providing pet parents with a safe and reliable daycare that always has the health, welfare and best interests of dogs in bother.”
As part of the 20e birthday, all daycares offered special dog-friendly activities and celebrated with dog-safe birthday cake-flavored bubble parties during open play. Over 40,000 dogs visit Dogtopia sites across North America on a weekly basis and this special celebration made their visit to daycare even more exciting. But this is not a one off occasion, Dogtopia locations regularly host fun events like birthday parties, agility activities and treat days for dogs to help them learn positive behavior they can show at home.
Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is one of the early pioneers and innovators in the pet services industry, helping all dogs live long, healthy and happy lives with services that deliver canine wellness in a way holistic. The company has won many accolades during its franchise years, recently ranked 51st on Entrepreneur magazine Annual list of 500 franchises and strong partnerships with top brands like Nutrisource, Minecraft and Painting with a Twist.
Just in time for National Service Dog Month in September, the Dogtopia Foundation surpassed sponsorship of 200 service dogs for veterans with the help of Dogtopia’s dedicated franchise partners. Over 100 of these dogs have been sponsored over the past year as the Foundation has stepped up its efforts for this cause, with some daycares sponsoring their 6e and 7e dogs. Other recent initiatives include a partnership with Painting with a Twist, through which 50% of proceeds from Paint Your Pet events will be donated to the Foundation, and support for a Purdue University The College of Veterinary Medicine’s study on service dogs for veterans, which was released this summer.
For more information on the Dogtopia franchise, visit www.dogtopia.com. If you would like to learn more about the Dogtopia Foundation and its efforts, visit www.dogtopiafoundation.org.
Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is a pioneer and innovator in the pet services industry, providing an experience focused on welfare, quality of care, safety and transparency in the marketplace. The ultimate destination for improving the physical and mental well-being of dogs and pet parents, Dogtopia helps our furry friends live long, healthy and happy lives through services that address canine wellness holistically. Pet parents can rest assured that they are leaving their beloved furry family members in the hands of trained professionals in an environment created with dog safety in mind, including an open play environment with a comfortable rubber floor to relieve joints and paws, premium meals and snacks, as well as webcams for pet parents to check on their puppies. For more information, visit www.dogtopia.com.
About the Dogtopia Foundation
The Dogtopia Foundation empowers dogs to positively change our world through fundraising programs focused on service dogs for veterans, literacy programs for youth, and employment initiatives for adults with autism. The Foundation’s goal is to identify needs, fill gaps and integrate knowledge for continuous improvement in the three focus areas. By connecting dogs with organizations the Foundation supports, the Foundation helps veterans, children, and returning adults with autism reach their full potential. To learn more, visit www.dogtopiafoundation.org.
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