Garden City Park Has Gone To The Dogs

Dogtopia, one of the nation’s leading dog daycare, boarding and spa franchises, has opened its newest location in Garden City Park.

Loretta Lynn of New Hyde Park loves daycare days at Dogtopia. (Christy Hinko)

The new Dogtopia location is operated by Thomas Smith and Prima Gupta. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in cyber security from SUNY Farmingdale in 2019, Gupta worked in the daycare industry for six years. While working at PetSmart as the assistant hotel manager and at the Humane Society, Gupta knew she had a passion for caring for all animals. Now the general manager at the new Dogtopia center, Gupta is looking forward to offering exceptional services to the dogs and their pet parents.

Birthdays, gotcha-days and theme parties are all the rage at Dogtopia.

“I am excited Dogtopia is expanding throughout the Long Island area,” said Gupta. “Long Island is a diverse and beautiful community that is also under-resourced with pet enrichment wellness services. I really love the Dogtopia model and feel it benefits the overall health of local dogs. We are not just a daycare, we are a group of caring, dog loving individuals who genuinely love our jobs.”

Providing personalized care for Garden City Park pups in a fun, safe and comfortable environment, Dogtopia sets the industry standard among dog daycares with its three key benefits: education, exercise and socialization. As pet adoption soared during the pandemic, it is crucial for pet parents to give dogs the proper socialization to prevent separation anxiety that may have developed in lockdown. Dogtopia is the perfect place for pups to gain those important social skills and play with new furry friends.

Dogs play and socialize in a controlled, safe environment.

Dogtopia’s environment allows dogs to feel comfortable, enjoy plenty of playtime and exercise, and the various playrooms offer fun for dogs of similar size and temperament. Each playroom has compressed rubber flooring to ease joints, prevent slipping and promote safer play. Dogtopia gives each dog an opportunity to stay active throughout the day in an environment that is safe and clean.

Dogtopia of Garden City Park is located at 2489 Jericho Turnpike, on the far east end of the shopping plaza, abut the new Lidl grocery store near the Herricks Road entrance. For more information on Dogtopia of Garden City Park visit or call 516-703-1200.

About Dogtopia
Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is an early pioneer and innovator in the pet services industry, offering an experience focused on wellness, quality of care, safety and transparency in the market. The ultimate destination for improving the physical and mental well-being of dogs and pet parents, Dogtopia helps our furry friends live long, healthy, and happy lives with services that address canine wellness in a holistic manner. Pet parents have the assurance of leaving their beloved furry family members in the hands of trained professionals in an environment created with the safety of dogs in mind, including an open-play environment with comfortable rubber flooring to ease joints and paws, top quality meals and snacks, as well as webcams for pet parents to check in on their pups. For more information, visit

About Dogtopia Foundation
All Dogtopia locations proudly feature support for the Dogtopia Foundation with the Noble Cause to enable dogs to positively change our world. The foundation funds programs focused around three worthy causes: Services Dogs for Veterans, Youth Literacy Programs and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism. One hundred percent of funds raised are donated directly to supported organizations. Visit to learn more.

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