By Pet Age Staff//October 5, 2023//
By: Pet Age Staff//October 5, 2023//
Press release: Dogtopia
Dogtopia, the nation’s leading dog daycare, overnight, and spa franchise, is opening a new location in Lafayette on October 10. Situated at 5539 Johnston Street, Suite 100, Dogtopia in Lafayette will provide award-winning services to dog parents in the community.
Providing personalized care for Lafayette pups in a fun, enriching, and safe environment, Dogtopia sets the industry standard among dog daycares with its focus on three key benefits: socialization, exercise, and education. Dogtopia allows dogs to enjoy plenty of exercise, play with like-minded dogs, and learn important social skills, all under the supervision of professionally trained Canine Coaches. In keeping safety at the forefront, each of the playrooms includes dogs of similar size and play style and is built with compressed rubber flooring to reduce the impact on pups’ paws and joints.
The new establishment is under the ownership of Amber Woods, a dedicated local entrepreneur with an abiding love for dogs. Presently, Amber owns a thriving Dogtopia location in Houston and has ambitious plans to introduce two more to the Louisiana community by year’s end. Her professional journey has been marked by a successful decade in management consulting. Woods is also the co-owner at a Houston-based Soccer Shots establishment, a partnership she has maintained with her husband for an impressive 14 years. As their business flourished and gained stability, Amber had an epiphany– a longing for a fresh challenge that would transcend her other full-time commitments. Guided by her lifelong love for animals, Dogtopia naturally emerged as the perfect next step in her entrepreneurial journey.
“I’m thrilled about opening a new Dogtopia in Lafayette because it’s a charming small town with aspirations of becoming a bustling city,” said Woods. “At Dogtopia, we extend the same love and care to our customers’ pets as if they were our very own. Given that many Lafayette community members work offshore and require a trusted place to care for their dogs while they’re away, we’re more than happy to step in and provide that assistance.”
In addition to providing quality care for local pups, Dogtopia also runs the Dogtopia Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to enable dogs to positively change our world. The Foundation funds programs focused on three worthy causes: service dogs for veterans, therapy dogs for students and employment opportunities for adults with autism. One hundred percent of funds raised are donated directly to the supported organizations.