Dogtopia Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2020

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3.2
55%
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56%
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Dogtopia CEO Neil Gill
Neil Gill
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "You get to work with dogs of all breeds, you can bring your own dog for free and get boarding at a discounted rate(in 24 reviews)

  • "Get to play with dogs all day, the staff were very nice, you fall in love with your regulars(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "They don’t take our concerns seriously even though we’re the ones in the playroom all day(in 10 reviews)

  • "The person who took my spot didn’t bother to mop up the pee or pick up any poop(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Best place ever"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dogtopia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All of them are good

    Cons

    None of them are bad

  2. "Would Leave if I could"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Canine Coach, Rover in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dogtopia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    none so far, everything is awful

    Cons

    Dogs are aggressive and make me Super uncomfortable. Management does not care about your safety and will make you feel bad about it. Leaves and bruises and scars all over you, My mental health dropped and i dread coming in. all for awful pay and awful hours.

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  3. "Meh. Dogs were better than the people"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Canine Coach in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dogtopia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Getting to pet dogs for hours.

    Cons

    Poor communication in general. Barely any training. Evaluate employees with a point system. More concerned about pleasing pet parents than watching and reporting concerning dog behavior and following own rules. Team leads and all of management did not keep relationships professional. Gossip. Dismissed employees during already short-staffed times and did not consult employees about taking or giving extra hours. Passive aggressive group texts.

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  4. "Don't work here! It's not what you think!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Canine Coach in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dogtopia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn about dog breeds, behaviors, etc.

    Cons

    The managers do not care about the dogs You would be more likely to have some homeless person take care of the dogs better than managment does.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Listen to the reviews. Please."

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dogtopia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only things that were great about this job was the dogs and the relationships you build with their parents. I do have to say though, the training and experience I received from this place was great and I am thankful for that.

    Cons

    Because the cons outweigh the good, I had to give 2 stars. Please listen to all of the bad reviews, it's still true to this day, I will keep this review short. Upper management (more like the lady owner) and her puppet manager are not great people. They really really really try to act like they're very nice and caring but people like me can see right through their phony-selves, don't fall for their niceness. I had to say I was going on vacation and took some days off but really I was so beyond depressed and to the point where I literally almost took my life because this job made me feel like the crappiest most incompetent person to exist. Do they care about your mental health? In all honesty, NO. They do at first but then that quickly ends and you're back to being a nobody to them. Please, do not work here if you're looking for more animal field jobs. There are much better places.

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  6. "Sacramento- RUN FOR THE HILLS"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Rover in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dogtopia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Playing with dogs can be really rewarding.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to manage. Owner will absolutely work you to your breaking point and beyond. Your coworker are hit and miss but when you do have a good one don't expect them to stick around for long. Crazy high turn over. Management and owner are very unprofessional. No regard for your safety or the safety of the other dogs, they can and do let dangerous dogs pass the evaluation and in turn you, other employees and dogs end up getting bit. Forget about getting full time hours or benefits. They hire young (18-25) because those are the ones unaware of labor laws and easy to manipulate. Do not trust these people.

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  7. "Great Part time job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Animal Aid in Clarksville, MD

    I worked at Dogtopia part-time

    Pros

    -Great for a student - I loved animals so it was a perfect fit - My locations owner/manager was extremely kind and friendly

    Cons

    -No pay raises despite years working there.

  8. "Past Employee"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dogtopia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great concept, growing company, great franchisees

    Cons

    No work , life, balance.

  9. "Overall nice place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dogtopia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice colleagues, you get to play with dogs all day.

    Cons

    Management is not very strict so people tend to do whatever they want.

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  10. "Highly recommend Dogtopia"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Franchise Owner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dogtopia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dogtopia is well managed and provides great support for the Franchise Owners. They are handling growing pains well and understand what is relevant to be successful if you own one or multiple locations.

    Cons

    As one of the fastest growing franchise businesses available there are growing pains but management does everything they can to support owners and help them be successful. Changes made have a distinct reason and continue to position stores to provide the best product to the market.

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