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Dog of the Week: Colby!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Dog of the Week

Dog of the Week

Colby Leavey is adorable little Shi-Tzu who likes to come for daycare and delight us with his wiggly ways and perky personality! We love to see this “chunky monkey” wiggle his way through our lobby.

All Hail Layla!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

We received dozens of entries to our “King or Queen for a Day Contest” – an awesome response! We were so thrilled to read how much you loved your dogs and what made them special to you!

After careful consideration, a seven month old Beagle Mix named Layla was chosen as our Queen for the Day! She will be treated to a day of play with her loyal furry subjects and a trip to the royal spa for pampering, followed by a str0ll around the boutique to select the best doggie amusements. Read Layla’s tale below.

Queen Layla

Layla’s royal canine court includes Wendy the Puggle as Court Jester, who always keeps us smiling and Skylar the Boston Terrier as our Duchess of Ashburn! Doesn’t she just look regal??

Wendy’s Entry
Skylar’s Resume for Queen

Wendy Court JesterSkylar Duchess of Ashburn

Thank you again for the wonderful entries. It’s clear that every Dogtopia dog is lucky to have such loving parents and they are all royal in their own rights!


Queen Layla’s “Tail” as told by her Mom Christine

Layla should be queen of Dogtopia for a day. She is a seven month old beagle mix, she has a sparkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. She wasnt always such a happy girl. Layla had a rough start to life. Her first owner gave Layla and her brother to a kill shelter in rural Virginia. Her brother had parvo but Layla luckily was able to avert any sickness from her first home. From her shelter she moved to a foster home with a rescue group in rural Virginia. After they had had Layla for three months, they could no longer care for her and moved her up to a rescue group in Northern Virginia, into yet another foster home.

When I went to meet the dogs at the adoption day, Layla and her brother caught my eye. After spending time with Layla and her brother, I knew there was something special. I found out that her brother was adopted that day and Layla was going to be all alone. That’s when I decided she was the one for me. I took her home two weeks later and it was a hard adjustment. She was shy with me, scared of dogs and scared of any strangers. It took weeks of socialization and getting her into a routine for her to come out of her shell. Now she LOVES playing with dogs at the dog park and saying hello to people on her walks. I think she has finally realized that she has a home for good and all she has to do is be one good puppy! I couldn’t imagine having any other dog. She is smart, playful and has the best little freckles on her snout :) Her story of being rehomed and rehomed has a happy ending and Layla isn’t going anywhere. She may have had been in 5 new places with new people in the first 6 months of her life but she now has one true forever home.

Layla deserves to be queen as she is the rags to riches story.


And we couldn’t agree more. All Hail Queen Layla! :)

National Dog Day King or Queen Contest!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

We were very excited to see the number of participants that entered their special pup’s into the Dogtopia King or Queen for a day contest! Every email has been fantastic and must admit we have been a bit overwhelmed. We have received dozens of entries and all of them could be great choices.

Initially we’d plan to announce our winner right now and give them a whirlwind day of pampering tomorrow, but we’re still reading through the great nominations! We here at Dogtopia offer our sincerest apologies that we will have to announce on Monday morning and we will then arrange the right day with the winner for their “crowning” and pampering.

As  always, we have the best clients in the entire world and it’s been so nice to read these stories and learn even more about your great dogs!

Celebrate all that is awesome about dogs on National Dog Day!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

In honor of the special day we’re seeking a pup to crown as King or Queen of Dogtopia for a day!

Entry is simple!  Submit to us in writing at why your dog is super duper special and worthy of the grand title with the subject line of “Queen/King for a Day”.

Please include a picture if possible, as well as their location of attendance. All submissions are due by tomorrow, August 26th at Noon.  We will then crown the winner in celebration of National Dog Day!

His Majesty or Her Highness ( as the case may be) will then be spoiled with a Dogtopia day of pampering this Friday, August 27th- including fun with friends in daycare, a trip to the salon for a bath and pawdicure, and a sniffing spree in our boutique.

In addition to the crowning of our Dogtopia King or Queen, we would like to show our appreciation for this furry, four-legged, fun-loving, loyal species with complimentary tasty treats and one lucky pup will take home a free-5 day pass.

Join us tomorrow for all the fun!

Meet Violet!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010


Violet the Golden Retriever loves making sure that everyone knows that she is there and ready for some loving attention!  Not only does she want the room attendants to give her lots of love and scratches, but she is on constantly on watch to make sure there is no one outside who is missing out on the Violet experience.  Some dogs just cannot get enough!

Dog of the Week: Gypsy!

Monday, August 16th, 2010
Dog of the Week

Dog of the Week

Gypsy Summa is a cute little Pug Pug who loves to come in bright and early to greet us with a tail wag in the mornings. We have seen her grow from a tiny Pugglet to a beautiful young lady, who is now going to spread her love all the way to our Dogtopia® of Manassas location. We wish you the best of luck, Gyps!

Dog of the Week: Vesper!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Dog of the Week

Dog of the Week

Miss Vesper is an adorable labradoodle who has been bringing joy to Dogtopia ® for a couple months. This happy-go-lucky girl likes to bounce around the Lounge with all her friend and she could always go for a cookie.

Give Your Pooch a Celebrity Do

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

celebritydoHaving trouble figuring out what your pup’s next hairstyle will be?  Well don’t worry, you can try  out  all the celebrity Dos on your furry friend! Check out this fun feature on Animal Planet and make your next grooming appointment a breeze.

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