Dogtopia Of Alexandria

★★★★★
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703-751-7387

3121 Colvin St

Alexandria, VA

22314

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7 AM - 7 PM M-F 10 AM - 5 PM Sa 11 AM - 2 PM Sun

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Upon visiting Dogtopia for the first time as a new resident to the Alexandria area, the staff was extremely unfriendly (they were borderline rude to me) and not helpful at all. They did not seem to care whether or not they got my business. I have no idea what the boarding services and/or day care services are like at this place, because the staff turned me off before we even got to that point. My dogs and I will be going elsewhere for our boarding needs from now on.

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Upon visiting Dogtopia for the first time as a new resident to the Alexandria area, the staff was extremely unfriendly (they were borderline rude to me) and not helpful at all. They did not seem to care whether or not they got my business. I have no idea what the boarding services and/or day care services are like at this place, because the staff turned me off before we even got to that point. My dogs and I will be going elsewhere for our boarding needs from now on.

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My dog's extreme separation anxiety makes it impossible for her to stay by herself--and at Dogtopia she is never alone. Nothing else worked..
My girl is treated like royalty. I knew she was special, and the "pack leaders": at Dogtopia just confirned it. I was embarrassed at the extra TLC she (and I) was getting, then I saw every other dog got the same.

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★★★★★

My dog's extreme separation anxiety makes it impossible for her to stay by herself--and at Dogtopia she is never alone. Nothing else worked..
My girl is treated like royalty. I knew she was special, and the "pack leaders": at Dogtopia just confirned it. I was embarrassed at the extra TLC she (and I) was getting, then I saw every other dog got the same.

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My Boston Terrier has been a twice-weekly visitor of Dogtopia for a little over a year and it has been wonderful. I work full-time and go to school at nights, and without Dogtopia, my pup would be one lonely fella. He gets plenty of exercise and socializing while he's there and never wants to leave when I come to pick him up. The friendly staff is great and attentive to all the dogs. I have had no complaints and only wish I had the cash to take him every day. I know he would enjoy it.

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★★★★★

My Boston Terrier has been a twice-weekly visitor of Dogtopia for a little over a year and it has been wonderful. I work full-time and go to school at nights, and without Dogtopia, my pup would be one lonely fella. He gets plenty of exercise and socializing while he's there and never wants to leave when I come to pick him up. The friendly staff is great and attentive to all the dogs. I have had no complaints and only wish I had the cash to take him every day. I know he would enjoy it.

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Bentley is new to dog daycare and it has been one of the highlights of his life. On his third visit, it was his first all day adventure and he was so excited to get to the playroom he cried the entire time they were getting him ready. Now to me for my dog to be that excited this place does it right!
The people at the Alexandria Dogtopia are the best and go above and beyond to help me with my crazy schedule and I am ever so grateful for their help in making Bentley very very happy.!

5
★★★★★

Bentley is new to dog daycare and it has been one of the highlights of his life. On his third visit, it was his first all day adventure and he was so excited to get to the playroom he cried the entire time they were getting him ready. Now to me for my dog to be that excited this place does it right!
The people at the Alexandria Dogtopia are the best and go above and beyond to help me with my crazy schedule and I am ever so grateful for their help in making Bentley very very happy.!

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My husband and I have been taking our fuzzy four legged daughter to Dogtopia in Alexandria since we moved to Virginia in the spring of 2008. When we first adopted her from a shelter over four years ago, we quickly realized that lots of socializing, exercise, and attention was the key to her - and our - happiness. We began researching dog daycare locations in Baltimore, where we lived at the time. I was dismayed to discover the poor conditions and philosophies of some of the daycares we visited. When we finally settled in Alexandria just over two years ago, I quickly went to work researching the different options - until we came across the recently opened Dogtopia in Alexandria. Our fuzzy pup has been going there every weekday (for a half day) for the past two years and she??s never had a day that wasn't filled with safe, fun, activity and personalized attention. There are some aspects of Dogtopia that are just uniquely wonderful in the landscape of dog daycare choices. For instance, each of the staff knows her particular habits, preferences, and needs - such as which dogs she prefers to play with, when she needs some encouragement to run around, and when she's content just to sit and watch. Many of the staff members have been there the entire two years, providing a consistency and level of individualized attention that??s invaluable to her happiness. We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful doggie daycare to take her to! I??m not sure what we would do without Dogtopia!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been taking our fuzzy four legged daughter to Dogtopia in Alexandria since we moved to Virginia in the spring of 2008. When we first adopted her from a shelter over four years ago, we quickly realized that lots of socializing, exercise, and attention was the key to her - and our - happiness. We began researching dog daycare locations in Baltimore, where we lived at the time. I was dismayed to discover the poor conditions and philosophies of some of the daycares we visited. When we finally settled in Alexandria just over two years ago, I quickly went to work researching the different options - until we came across the recently opened Dogtopia in Alexandria. Our fuzzy pup has been going there every weekday (for a half day) for the past two years and she??s never had a day that wasn't filled with safe, fun, activity and personalized attention. There are some aspects of Dogtopia that are just uniquely wonderful in the landscape of dog daycare choices. For instance, each of the staff knows her particular habits, preferences, and needs - such as which dogs she prefers to play with, when she needs some encouragement to run around, and when she's content just to sit and watch. Many of the staff members have been there the entire two years, providing a consistency and level of individualized attention that??s invaluable to her happiness. We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful doggie daycare to take her to! I??m not sure what we would do without Dogtopia!

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Our English pointer mix has been loving life at Dogtopia of Alexandria since December 2008. The staff is very friendly and excited to see your dog everyday. Not only do they take great care of your dog during the day or when your dog boards with them, but they are always looking for ways to grow a dog community within the daycare and out. They sponsor and hold dogwashes to raise money for various organizations, including a wash to buy the K9 units of the Alexandria police new equipment. They have formed weekend running groups and convinced area races to allow a class for dogs to run alongside their owners. Everyone at Dogtopia truly cares about the well-being of your dog. I cannot say enough about how great an experience we have had with Dogtopia of Alexandria. I highly recommend Doptopia to anyone looking for daycare or boarding.

5
★★★★★

Our English pointer mix has been loving life at Dogtopia of Alexandria since December 2008. The staff is very friendly and excited to see your dog everyday. Not only do they take great care of your dog during the day or when your dog boards with them, but they are always looking for ways to grow a dog community within the daycare and out. They sponsor and hold dogwashes to raise money for various organizations, including a wash to buy the K9 units of the Alexandria police new equipment. They have formed weekend running groups and convinced area races to allow a class for dogs to run alongside their owners. Everyone at Dogtopia truly cares about the well-being of your dog. I cannot say enough about how great an experience we have had with Dogtopia of Alexandria. I highly recommend Doptopia to anyone looking for daycare or boarding.

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My husband and I have been clients of Dogtopia of Alexandria since we adopted our Labradoodle (Dooley) in July of 2008. We really can't say enough about Dogtopia's staff. Dooley goes to Dogtopia Monday through Friday and gets to spend the entire day playing with many other dogs and with the staff. My husband and I do not worry in the least about Dooley because we know he's well taken care of. As a matter of fact, when Dooley was bitten by a pit bull and slipped his leash and collar when my husband was walking him at home, many of the staff members and some Dogtopia clients came to our house and helped look for him. After a day and a half, Dooley was located, in part because of the diligence of the volunteers and in part because Dogtopia of Alexandria (and two other Dogtopia franchises in the area) sent 7,000 e-mails asking people to keep a lookout for our Dooley! The staff of Dogtopia of Alexandria has an unsurpassed dedication to and love for man's best friend. I would not hestitate to recommend this fine business for its daycare and boarding!

5
★★★★★

My husband and I have been clients of Dogtopia of Alexandria since we adopted our Labradoodle (Dooley) in July of 2008. We really can't say enough about Dogtopia's staff. Dooley goes to Dogtopia Monday through Friday and gets to spend the entire day playing with many other dogs and with the staff. My husband and I do not worry in the least about Dooley because we know he's well taken care of. As a matter of fact, when Dooley was bitten by a pit bull and slipped his leash and collar when my husband was walking him at home, many of the staff members and some Dogtopia clients came to our house and helped look for him. After a day and a half, Dooley was located, in part because of the diligence of the volunteers and in part because Dogtopia of Alexandria (and two other Dogtopia franchises in the area) sent 7,000 e-mails asking people to keep a lookout for our Dooley! The staff of Dogtopia of Alexandria has an unsurpassed dedication to and love for man's best friend. I would not hestitate to recommend this fine business for its daycare and boarding!

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I have a 6 month old puppy and I have no idea how I would survive the "joys of puppyhood" without Dogtopia! She goes 5 days a week and it's so nice to take a tired puppy home at the end of the day. They get two paws up from us!

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★★★★★

I have a 6 month old puppy and I have no idea how I would survive the "joys of puppyhood" without Dogtopia! She goes 5 days a week and it's so nice to take a tired puppy home at the end of the day. They get two paws up from us!

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Our family uses the services of Dogtopia when we go out of town on long trips. We have total peace of mind that all of our dog's needs are meet. What's cool is being able to check on our dog using the Webcam, we really liked that. We sometimes think that our dog won't want to come home because it is having so much fun at Dogtopia. Our family highly recommends Dogtopia!

5
★★★★★

Our family uses the services of Dogtopia when we go out of town on long trips. We have total peace of mind that all of our dog's needs are meet. What's cool is being able to check on our dog using the Webcam, we really liked that. We sometimes think that our dog won't want to come home because it is having so much fun at Dogtopia. Our family highly recommends Dogtopia!

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Love the staff here. Daycare is SPOTLESS, they are always cleaning the place. Other places we tried are so dirty- hate that. Very reasonably priced. My shih tzu is happy to go there. Parking can be busy, but they have dedicated spaces you just pull right in to. Overall we love it there and wouldn't go anywhere else.

5
★★★★★

Love the staff here. Daycare is SPOTLESS, they are always cleaning the place. Other places we tried are so dirty- hate that. Very reasonably priced. My shih tzu is happy to go there. Parking can be busy, but they have dedicated spaces you just pull right in to. Overall we love it there and wouldn't go anywhere else.

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I travel almost every week for work and Dogtopia has always been their for me when I needed them! My dog seems to love the girls and he always looks so white and fresh smelling when I pick him up! I love his disposition when I come back to pick him up! I can tell he is genuinely happy!! The parking is kind of bad certain times of day due to the mechanic next store....

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★★★★★

I travel almost every week for work and Dogtopia has always been their for me when I needed them! My dog seems to love the girls and he always looks so white and fresh smelling when I pick him up! I love his disposition when I come back to pick him up! I can tell he is genuinely happy!! The parking is kind of bad certain times of day due to the mechanic next store....

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Here is an update to the review below...
I did indeed go back out of convenience, and the dog was properly washed and I was not charged for the "redo" wash.

Old review...
I paid when I arrived to pick up our dog after a boarding session, but after they brought him out, I saw that they had not washed him as they said they would. Our dog was quite OBVIOUSLY unbathed, having large clumps of dried poop in his anal hair and sizeable chunks of "sleepy" in both eyes. He stunk and his hair was oily. I know what he looks like after he's had a bath and could tell he had not been bathed. I asked for a refund on the bath charge immediately but they would not do it, even though the person on duty agreed that the dog wasn't clean at all. (Before I requested this particular wash I had told the manager that the last dog bath I'd paid for there had been pretty darn poor and she assured me that our dog would be washed well by the best person there.) I called back and spoke with the owner who was unrepentant and COMPLETELY UNAPOLOGETIC and did not seem to really care at all, going on for a long time, pointlessly offering lame excuses. He insisted on charging me for the (non) wash anyway, saying the dog had been washed properly (!) when he was quite obviously still very dirty, smelly, etc. He would not give me a refund, instead, after 15 minutes of "yeah, but we were really busy" excuses, he offered me $20 credit for a subsequent stay. After having to verbally wrestle with the owner, I was incredulous. I've spent thousands at Dogtopia over two years, and this is how they treat a good repeat customer? I should have been given at least a "sorry" if not a refund, which was what I asked for on the spot. I still can't believe they'd just as soon loose a good repeat customer over such a trivial matter. Looking for other options to board our dog now.

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Here is an update to the review below...
I did indeed go back out of convenience, and the dog was properly washed and I was not charged for the "redo" wash.

Old review...
I paid when I arrived to pick up our dog after a boarding session, but after they brought him out, I saw that they had not washed him as they said they would. Our dog was quite OBVIOUSLY unbathed, having large clumps of dried poop in his anal hair and sizeable chunks of "sleepy" in both eyes. He stunk and his hair was oily. I know what he looks like after he's had a bath and could tell he had not been bathed. I asked for a refund on the bath charge immediately but they would not do it, even though the person on duty agreed that the dog wasn't clean at all. (Before I requested this particular wash I had told the manager that the last dog bath I'd paid for there had been pretty darn poor and she assured me that our dog would be washed well by the best person there.) I called back and spoke with the owner who was unrepentant and COMPLETELY UNAPOLOGETIC and did not seem to really care at all, going on for a long time, pointlessly offering lame excuses. He insisted on charging me for the (non) wash anyway, saying the dog had been washed properly (!) when he was quite obviously still very dirty, smelly, etc. He would not give me a refund, instead, after 15 minutes of "yeah, but we were really busy" excuses, he offered me $20 credit for a subsequent stay. After having to verbally wrestle with the owner, I was incredulous. I've spent thousands at Dogtopia over two years, and this is how they treat a good repeat customer? I should have been given at least a "sorry" if not a refund, which was what I asked for on the spot. I still can't believe they'd just as soon loose a good repeat customer over such a trivial matter. Looking for other options to board our dog now.

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I'm so glad I found this place. I had never owned a dog before and looked online for a day care! Dogtopia strikes a beautiful balance of business and heart. They really take good care of my puppy and I NEVER worry about Astro after I drop him off there. Anytime I miss him durning the day I just log into the webcams and watch him play.

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★★★★★

I'm so glad I found this place. I had never owned a dog before and looked online for a day care! Dogtopia strikes a beautiful balance of business and heart. They really take good care of my puppy and I NEVER worry about Astro after I drop him off there. Anytime I miss him durning the day I just log into the webcams and watch him play.

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I visited Dogtopia unannounced beforehand and the manager and staff were very friendly and welcoming. I toured the facility which was quite clean with no unpleasant odor. They have large open rooms for the dogs to play and an outdoor area. I watched my dog play on the webcam while we were on our trip. I will certainly use them again in the future and would recommend them as well.

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★★★★★

I visited Dogtopia unannounced beforehand and the manager and staff were very friendly and welcoming. I toured the facility which was quite clean with no unpleasant odor. They have large open rooms for the dogs to play and an outdoor area. I watched my dog play on the webcam while we were on our trip. I will certainly use them again in the future and would recommend them as well.

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We have a spacious outdoor area and the dogs go out 4-5 times a day. If it's nice out we'll enjoy the fresh air, if it's not so nice we just do our business and get back into the climate controlled rooms. We encourage dogs to go outside its much better for everybody involved.

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★★★★★

We have a spacious outdoor area and the dogs go out 4-5 times a day. If it's nice out we'll enjoy the fresh air, if it's not so nice we just do our business and get back into the climate controlled rooms. We encourage dogs to go outside its much better for everybody involved.

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Dogtopia is a clean and friendly environment that caters to all dogs. They make each and every dog feel special and give them all the attention they could ever want. Their staff is top notch in keeping the dogs active and giving them hour after hour of play. My dog goes home tired and exhausted, but is always excited to come to play with all of his doggie friends

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Dogtopia is a clean and friendly environment that caters to all dogs. They make each and every dog feel special and give them all the attention they could ever want. Their staff is top notch in keeping the dogs active and giving them hour after hour of play. My dog goes home tired and exhausted, but is always excited to come to play with all of his doggie friends

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Dogtopia of Alexandria is the premier Dog Daycare and Boarding facility that provides a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention.

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Dog daycare is available to care for your dogs during the day when you simply can't get away from your busy day to go home and visit with them. It's an excellent choice for dogs who get bored and chew or destroy possessions when left alone, dogs in need o

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