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Dogtopia ready to unleash its first location in Barrie

Doggy daycare franchise hopes to cater to essential front-line workers have access to facilities for their dogs
2020-04-23 Dogtopia
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Dogtopia is pleased to announce the opening of its first location in Barrie, Ontario. Located at 201 Cundles Rd East, Dogtopia Barrie will be open for their first day of business on Monday, April 27.

Originally scheduled to open in March, like many businesses set to open their doors, owner Greg Lawson decided to postpone the opening and monitor the ongoing impact caused by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. After assessing the situation for the last few weeks, it became clear that many essential workers in the area may not have resources in place to take care of their dogs while they are working long hours to serve their communities.

“Our location is very close to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and backs onto the Barrie Police Department,” says Lawson. “We have realized that some of those people working in jobs that have been deemed essential by the Ontario government have been left without options for dog-care. We know how important the work they are doing to serve our community is and also know the peace of mind that having their dog properly taken care of while they are at work can provide, so we are happy to be able to safely offer this service.”

As North America's fastest-growing dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, Dogtopia offers Barrie residents a safe environment for their dogs while enhancing the joy of dog parenthood.

“As the off-leash dog parks have been closed and people are being asked to avoid public spaces to maintain social distancing there are limited options for exercising and socializing your dog at the moment,” says Elisa Fantetti, General Manager of Dogtopia Barrie. “We are happy to be able to provide a safe place for dogs to do this while following the government and health authorities’ guidelines.”

Dogtopia Barrie has announced that they will be providing a discount of 25 per cent off daycare services for all essential workers while the province is still under a state of emergency. They have also created a plan for keeping staff members, pet parents and their community safe with measures including contactless daycare drop-off, extreme cleaning and disinfecting schedules, virtual meet and greets and flexible electronic payment options.

Showing dogs the love since 2002, Dogtopia is dedicated to offering exceptional care for dogs through their daycare, boarding and grooming services. As an introductory Founders Special, Dogtopia will also be offering two weeks of unlimited daycare for a reduced rate to the first 50 dogs to sign up.

Dogtopia’s modern facilities, including climate-controlled HVAC systems and webcams, provide a healthy, safe and fun environment for dogs to socialize and play in, supervised by a highly trained and loving team. This approach of transparency and trust has built an environment for pet parents to feel comfortable knowing Dogtopia will provide “the most exciting day ever!”