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Give Your Pooch a Celebrity Do

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Trey With "The Jessica"

Having 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.

Dog of the Week: Jackson!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010


This handsome stud is Jackson! Jackson is a one-year-old Coonhound mix who has been coming to Dogtopia ® since November. He loves sleeping over and showing the other dogs how to have a good time! He’s also a ladies’ man, he loves to turn on his wit and charm for his lady friends (especially the ones bigger than him!!) We love to see this energetic pup run around and be as playful as can be. You may catch him on top of the play equipment looking over his friends. There’s no doubt he is one of the sweetest and coolest Coonhounds who visit Dogtopia ®.

Gifts on a budget

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Check out this video from featuring some holiday pet gift ideas for under $25.

Time for pumpkin patchin’!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Ellie Pumpkin Patch

Ready to pick out that perfect pumpkin? Visit these local farms and your dog is welcome to tag along!

Homestead Gardens
743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

Annual Fall Festival through October 25th features rides, games, music, workshops, seminars, pumpkins, baked goods, and seasonal decor. Plus, BBQ beef, pork, ribs & more! Yum, yum!

Hollin Farms Orchard
1524 Snowden Road
Delaplane, VA 20144

Pumpkin patch situated on a 400 acre cattle farm with fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to check out the 5 acre corn maze and take a peek at the the foraging pigs cleaning up the corn fields. Nature at work!

A video we loved

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Since the first Dogtopia opened in Tysons Corner, it’s been standing policy that we do not practice breed discrimination. We have Toy Poodles, Shih-Tzus and Boston Terriers that romp it up in the Toy Box and Dobermans, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls that play in our Gym every day and have the best time. They’re all fantastic breeds for unique reasons, but unfortunately the latter three have a stigma with some.

The video below was created for a Pit Bull that obviously has a loving family and highlights some of the sweetest qualities of this breed. We wish everyone could see it! :)

Pups in the Park with the Washington Nationals

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

From’s Pet Friendly Place Column:

Admittedly, it’s been a rough season for the Nationals. Jersey misspellings, troubled prospects, and the small matter of having the worst winning percentage in the league – the times have been hard. Conjuring up desire for a trip to the ball park, other than the ample supply of Five Guys, has been elusive for even the most faithful fan.

But hope springs eternal and their latest making move is sure to be a grand slam – Pups in the Park!

If you’re planning a stay-cation for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, consider wrapping up the summer by taking your dog out to the ball game.

The De-tales:

- Dog will be allowed to attend this Sunday’s 1:35 p.m game versus the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park (Saturday game tickets were previously available, but have sold out)

- Discounted tickets may be purchased for $18 (regularly $30), with doggie tickets priced at $5. The Washington Humane Society will receive $2 from each human ticket and 100% of pup ticket proceeds.

- All seats are located in section 201 of the left field mezzanine and each dog will receive their own seat. Book fast because only 75 total are alloted.

- You must purchase your tickets via the Nationals website.

- After purchasing you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information, including a waiver, reminder to bring proof of up-to-date vaccinations and some pup socialization tips.

Paw Bumps…

… to the Nationals for even considering hosting furry friends in the park.
… to their special events staff for having the foresight to designate “relief areas”, as well as having pet sitters on-site to watch your dog when you’d like to snag a food/drink or need to visit a human relief area.

Yaki’s famous!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

As previously documented – Dogtopia LOVEs Yaki and she was sittin’ pretty during our 5th Annual K9 Support Dog Wash last month!

Boston Terrier getting a bath

National Dog Day!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Every day celebrates fantastic fidos here at Dogtopia, but it is technically National Dog Day! :)

Ways to celebrate… aside from daycare of course!

  • Schedule a photo shoot with Lee Anderson of to capture your dog’s essence for all times!
  • Buy some delicious treats from Posh Pooch or Living Ruff
  • Have a lazy evening on the couch with your dog
  • Go for a walk!
  • Pamper your dog with lots of ear scratches and belly rubs!

Wine, portraits and paws

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Murphy - Photo by Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson’s images have graced our lobby for a couple of years now. The black and white candid canine shots are befitting any art gallery and we LOVE them.

From’s DC Pet-Friendly Places:

If you’re looking to mix a little culture and fur this weekend, visit Barrel Oak Winery, or BOW as wine lovers with pooches have come to know it as. They’ve extended the Lee AndersonPorties And Their Running Mates” photography exhibit until Labor Day and it’s not to be missed.

The black and white portraits feature images of lovable, fluff-able Portuguese Water Dogs – AKA Porties. Bo Obama may be the most famous of his kind, but undoubtedly Lee’s unique ability to capture the essence of every animal who sets paw in front of his lens will show each is a rock star in their own right!

Lee and his wife Donna will be on hand at a Meet the Artist reception this Sunday, August 9th, from Noon to 6pm. Pack up some of your favorite people and dog treats for the trip and plan on spending the day ensconced in fine scenery, fine wine and fine furry friends.

Also check out: 5 reasons to visit BOW

Dog wash success!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Doberman Apollo joined the effort

Doberman Apollo joined the effort

Dogtopia held it’s 5th Annual K9 Support Charity Dog Wash last Sunday and what a day it was!

When all the paw dust settled, 148 dogs had been bubbled and scrubbed with total donations reaching $3,000!

The generosity of all participants is much appreciated and the funds will be put to fantastic use in the Montgomery County Police K9 Unit. See the the photo gallery chalked full of fun images here.

The outside tubs were rocking all day!

The outside tubs were rocking all day!

Bathing was a group effort

Bathing was a group effort

Puppies big and small came out

Puppies big and small came out

The countys workign dogs also live with their partners

The county's working dogs also live with their partners

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