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Hard to believe…

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

… but this will be the 7th Thanksgiving at Dogtopia of Tyson’s Corner!

One of things we have always been thankful for is the unflappable loyalty of our clients. This is especially true this year when we’ve seen such unpredictability in the economy. We’re still going strong and will have a full house of four-legged players for Thanksgiving!

Earlier this year we established an honor we dubbed “Founding Fidos“. As we approached our 6th birthday we wanted to give some special recognition to those clients who had been with us from the beginning and were absolutely vital in the success of the business.

Pouring through our evaluation logs from several years ago was an awesome stroll down memory lane. We smiled and shared “Remember when?” stories about dogs we still see bounding into our lobby each week – like Remy, Bree and Rocky. We couldn’t help, but cry at the memories of wonderful dogs we’d lost over the years like our sweetheart Maggie and our loveable Lab Taz.

The relationships we’ve built in 6 1/2 years with the dogs and their parents are simply priceless. We love seeing the enthusiastic wagging tails in the morning as they pull Mom or Dad through the door. Having a particularly cute story about your dog’s new girlfriend or how they took a swim in the water bowls is always a treat.

The fact that our top source of new clients is referral from current ones is a compliment we do not overlook. Talk about having something to be thankful for.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A little cheese with that bark?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

If your dog is a frequent frolicker with us you’ve probably noticed the amazing black and white photographs hanging in the lobby. The talented photographer is Lee Anderson of Anderson Photography and it just so happens he is having an exhibition event – Chasing the Cat: 25 Black & White Pet Portraits by Lee Anderson at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, VA next Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm. Based on the high standards Dogtopia dogs are accustomed to… I’m sure they’d have a ball at a winery!

Holiday Boarding

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

It’s mid-November, and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Have you booked your dog’s holiday stay with Dogtopia yet? Call us at 703-821-0700 or stop by soon before all spots are filled.

We can’t wait to spend the holidays with all of our favorite 4-legged friends!

November Breed Days

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

What are breed days? Every Tuesday here at Dogtopia of Tysons Corner, we hold a special playgroup for different breeds, breed types, and mixes. The dogs get special play time and a fun photo session. Everyone who participates gets to take home a fun photo collage, and the photos all get posted to our online gallery.

Mark your calendar! Here are November’s breed days:

  • Nov 11th – Ain’t Nuthin’ But Hound Dogs
  • Nov 18th – Tiny Tuesday (15 lb little guys)
  • Nov 25th – Boxing Day
  • Dec 2nd – Herding Dog Hoedown

Happy Birthday, Speckles!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Birthday wags and wished go out to Speckles, the adorable Beagle who plays in the Toy Box here at Dogtopia of Tysons Corner. Miss Speckles brought cake and cookies in for all of her friends to share. We all had a blast at her party! Happy birthday, Speckles!

We Barked the Vote!!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Just as you’re heading to the polls today to vote for our country’s next president, the dogs here at Dogtopia of Tysons held their own election! Yesterday was our very first Dogtopia Pooch Poll, and everyone “Barked the Vote!” All dogs were offered a choice of a donkey or elephant cookie. Their choice determined their vote.

The polling was held at 8 locations across the country. When all paws were counted, our Dogtopia dogs Barked for Barack with 56% of the vote. Interestingly enough, Barack carried our Virginia stores, while Texas was a stronghold for McCain. Did your dog predict our next president? Only time will tell!

Here at Dogtopia of Tysons Corner, Barack was the winner with 53% of the vote. The Republicans made a strong showing with 36% of the vote. However, 11% of our dogs felt they needed more time to decide who to vote for. It’s an important decision!

Some fun facts:

  • Of the large breeds, 64% voted Democratic.
  • The small breed dogs were mostly Republican with a 56% majority.
  • The Goldens, Boxers, and Dachshunds were all split 50/50 between parties.
  • 100% of our German Shepherd Dogs were undecided.
  • The most Democratic breed? Labrador Retrievers at 74%!

To view photos of everyone placing their votes, visit our online gallery!

Golden Retriever Round-Up

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

We had a great time last week during our Golden Retriever Round-Up! Nola and Morgan dominated the game of fetch. Benny and Lilo loved the tug toys. Whistler and Hudson were camera-shy but still had a blast playing with their friends! To see all the adorable photos, visit our gallery!

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