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National Costume Contest Voting Begins!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Pugsley Halloween

We had an amazing turnout for our Howl-O-Ween costume contest for our Temecula location.  Pugsley the Turtle was our official winner!!!  Way to go Pugsley.

Voting is now open at the national level.  The winner will receive a 5-day daycare pass to their favorite Dogtopia.  Not to mention bragging (barking) rights for the year!  Check out the link below to see all the creative costumes and cast your vote for the best!  Voting remains open until Monday, Nov. 2nd at 9am est. One vote per person, please!

Voting Now Open!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Each year we ask you to send in your spooky, cute, original and outright AWESOME pictures of your dog in their Halloween gear for our “Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest”. We’re always thrilled to see our favorite four-legged clients dressed up for the holiday and this year was certainly no disappointment!

Choose your favorite and vote by leaving a comment with the dog’s name and costume. Voting is open until Wednesday, the 28th, at 5pm. Only one vote per person is allowed, but you can certainly pass the contest along to anyone and everyone you’d like to get the vote out for your fav!!

A full service spa day (bath, nails, ears) as well as a 5-Day Pass are up for grabs – Good Luck to our fantastic contestants!


Angel as an Angel

Angel as an Angel 

Bryan and Ray's Dog as Clown

 Bryan and Ray’s Dog as a Clown

Buddy as a Princess

 Buddy as a Princess

Elvis as a Princess

 Elvis as a Princess

Fred as an Angel-resized

 Fred as a Dark Angel

Jax as the Devil

 Jax the Devil

Johnny Cash as Uncle Sam

Johnny Cash as Uncle Sam


Julie Jaacks' Dog as Jester

Julie Jaacks Dog as a Jester


Pugsley as a Turtle

Pugsley the Turtle


Roxy as a Princess

Roxy the Princess


Tatum as a Butterfly

Tatum the Butterfly

Now Offering Grooming Services!

Monday, October 5th, 2009


We now offer grooming services for your dog. Bring them in for a fun filled day of play and take them home refreshed and clean. Just take a look at some of these before and after pictures!

Schedule Your Dog’s Holiday Photo With Santa

Thursday, October 1st, 2009


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 19 from 5pm-8pm

Professional Pet Photographer, Melissa Palomo, will be offering a discounted “mini” photo session of your dog and Santa Clause … yes … Santa Clause! You will be able to purchase photos at a limited time special rate for holiday gifts that you can give to your family and friends; you can also purchase holiday cards in plenty of time to mail out for the season.

Dog Food Drive Benefiting Animal Friends of the Valley:
Bring in a 10 lb bag of dog food during your photo session and you will receive a complimentary set of wallets.

Why not make this day a fun filled day for your dog:
Bring your dog in for a day of play in doggy daycare. Dog must pass our evaluation prior to attendance.

Have your dog groomed by our professional groomer in the afternoon. When you’re ready to pick your dog up for the evening Santa will be ready and waiting for your special photo session.

We will also have vendors on hand so you can shop for your holiday gift giving.

We will keep you posted with more specifics and how you can reserve your dog’s session as we get closer.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Get Your Cameras Ready for the 5th Annual Dogtopia Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Take a picture of your dog in their cute, original, or hair-raisingly spooky Halloween costume.  Submit your dog’s photo by Thursday, 22nd October to

Pictures will be posted to our blog and voting will begin on October 23rd.  To vote for your favorite costume simply leave a comment here on our blog with the name of the dog who you think has the best costume. 

The lucky winner with the most votes by 5pm Wednesday, October 28th,  will receive a very special exclusive Dogtopia prize and will also go through to the Dogtopia National Competition for a chance to win a 5-day daycare pass!

For inspiration, check out the 2008 winner from Waco, TX  click here.

Get your friends and family on board and have them submit their own picture for a chance to win.  The more entries we have, the more fun it will be!

When submitting your entry, please be sure to include your name, email address, and contact phone number, as well as your dog’s name, breed, and a title for their picture.

Remember: Costumes, while fun, can also be dangerous. Make sure your dog cannot get tangled, choked or otherwise injured in his or her Halloween costume. Never leave your pet unsupervised while in costume.

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