TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogtopia, a leading national dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, announced today that it has been honored with the Pet Product News International 2013-2014 Outstanding Pet Services Award. Pet Product News International, the leading monthly trade news magazine covering the issues and trends affecting all sectors of the professional pet industry, hosts the annual contest to select outstanding pet industry businesses.
The award winners were announced in July 2013 and Pet Product News International will profile Dogtopia in its May 2014 issue. The overall winner and the 11 special recognition winners are each given a seat on the Pet Product News International Retail Advisory Board as part of the award program.
Since Dogtopia launched in 2002, it has grown to 24 franchises and five company-owned locations nationwide. There are currently three regional developers representing 34 future Dogtopia locations. Dogtopia's design mirrors that of a chic, upscale spa. Laid out in a similar manner to a children's daycare facility, there are multiple playrooms where dogs are separated by size and temperament. In addition to daycare and boarding, Dogtopia also offers a spa and a retail boutique to pamper dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Dogtopia prides itself on being a place where pets are valued as family, and dogs enjoy playtime, spa treatments and overnight stays in a positive environment. Dog owners have the assurance of leaving their pets in the hands of trained professionals while they're at work or away on vacation. Dogtopia associates nurture each and every pet as if it were their own.
"Dogtopia is thrilled to be recognized for the outstanding pet services we provide to our clients," says Amy Nichols, CEO and Founder of Dogtopia. "We work hard every day to professionalize the pet services industry and are honored to receive this award for our achievements in this area."
The Retailer of the Year Awards were created 20 years ago to recognize retail excellence in the pet industry. Candidates are initially selected from applications distributed to retailers via the magazine, PetProductNews.com and trade shows. Retailers are then reviewed and evaluated by members of Pet Product News International's award panel on such criteria as promotion of companion animals, involvement with professional and service organizations, innovative promotion, effective strategies in the marketplace, community and industry impact and employee training practices.
The Retailer of the Year contest is sponsored this year by World Pet Association (WPA), the oldest pet industry trade association and organizer of the annual SuperZoo trade show.
Dogtopia prides itself on being a place where pets are valued as family and dogs enjoy playtime, spa treatments, and overnight stays in a positive environment. Dog owners have the assurance of leaving their pets in the hands of trained professionals while they're at work or away on vacation. Dogtopia associates nurture each and every pet as if it were their own. Each location offers dog daycare, boarding, spa services, and most also have professional grooming. Dogtopia does not breed discriminate and welcomes social dogs of all ages, sizes, and abilities. The company was founded by Amy Nichols in 2002 and began franchising in 2005. Currently, there are 24 Dogtopia franchises and five company-owned locations in operation across the U.S. Visit www.dogdaycare.com for more information.
About Pet Product News International
Pet Product News International (PetProductNews.com) is the leading business news magazine covering the issues and trends affecting all sectors of the professional pet industry, including—but not limited to—retailers, manufacturers, distributors and trade associations. Pet Product News International is published by I-5 Publishing, the industry leader in consumer pet and veterinary trade publishing. You can find I-5 Publishing and its magazines on the web at AnimalNetwork.com.