November 11

Dogtopia Daycare Donation Efforts Bring U.S. Marine Veteran and Canine Companion Together

The Dogtopia Foundation partnered with Next Step Service Dogs to bring together returned veteran Anthony Torres and his field golden retriever, Tillman. Torres served as a U.S. Marine for six years. Following his years of service, he returned home and connected with Next Step Service Dogs, an organization focused on providing trained service dogs to […]

October 15

Focusing on Wellness with the Dogtopia Foundation

October is Emotional Wellness Month. The Dogtopia Foundation considers emotional wellness to be one of the most important elements of the human experience, and a priority within our three pillars of support: service dogs for veterans, youth literacy programs; and employment initiatives for adults on the autism spectrum.   Let’s break down our focus areas to showcase how the Dogtopia […]

September 29

Dogtopia Daycares Reach Milestone in National Service Dog Month

The Dogtopia Foundation is pleased to announce we have successfully collected enough donations for 100 dogs to begin the training process to become service dogs! We would not have accomplished such a monumental milestone without the love and support from our Pet Parents, Dogtopia friends & family, and people like YOU. We also want to […]

September 15

Dogtopia Foundation Making a Difference in the Lives of Returned Veterans

The Dogtopia Foundation instills three key pillars into each Dogtopia daycare center. The most prevalent pillar stands out as Service Dogs for Veterans. Through the fundraising provided by Dogtopia daycare centers hand in hand with the Dogtopia Foundation, returned veterans and service dogs are united through dedicated organizations such as Next Step Service Dogs. Adam […]

September 8

Celebrating International Literacy Day with SitStayRead

One of the three pillars of the Dogtopia Foundation is youth literacy. The Dogtopia Foundation partnered with SitStayRead, a Chicago-based organization focused on “advancing children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, certified dogs, and dedicated volunteers.” September 8th is known as International Literacy Day and to celebrate, we spoke to SitStayRead’s Executive Directo Amy Taylor […]

May 13

A Service Dog’s Impact On A Veteran With PTSD

Known as the invisible wound of military service, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a profound impact on U.S. Veterans returning home. According to the National Center for PTSD, 11-20% of Veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan experience PTSD. This “invisible” injury along with anxiety and depression make it difficult for Veterans to maintain relationships, […]