Dogtopia opens First Ever Franchise in New Jersey

River View Observer Best Pick for Pet Care: Dogtopia-“Doggie Daycare in Bayonne, New Jersey at Its Finest”

By Evelyn Bonilla

Owners of New Jersey's First ever Dogtopia Franchise Donna Ostrowski and Elise Tomczak

Bayonne residents Donna Ostrowski and  Elise  Tomczak have been caring for animals for many years.  Ostrowski has been caring for animals since childhood and Tomczak a lab technician in the healthcare industry is an avid dog lover. The two have worked hand in hand, in and in-house pet care business so they can empathize with the importance of having to trust someone with one of their own.

While working in their in-house pet care business, they noticed a demand from owners looking to find quality care for their pet dogs, so together they decided to find a concept that would offer them the opportunity to help. In their search they came across a franchise entitled “Dogtopia”, founded in 2002 by Amy Nichols, Tomczak and Ostrowski decided that this is what would fulfill the demand.


Realizing that concept was what kept Donna Ostrowski and Elise Tomczak on the road to fulfilling their lifelong dream. The dream of having a place large enough to be able to care for dogs and yet be able to provide them with the special love and attention they genuinely deserve.

After lots of hard work and dedication, the two now stand in the “first ever New Jersey owned Dogtopia.” Built in an old warehouse on Avenue E, the facility is now a state-of-the-art doggie daycare. Yes, that’s right a daycare for dogs! An amazing 5,000 square foot facility complete with a playground, napping area and spa. The facility is also equipped with webcams, where clients whether at work or overseas can login to the website and view their dogs at play. It is a dog owners and a dog’s dream come true!

“Dogtopia” located on 188-190 Avenue E in Bayonne, offers a daycare for dogs while you’re at work, boarding facilities for clients who want to take a vacation and spa treatment which consist of a bath and nail trimming. They also offer a self-serve dog wash, for clients who would like to give their dogs a bath and are looking for a comfortable environment to do so.

Painted in vibrant colors of yellow, blue and orange “Dogtopia” is well lit and ventilated. Extra sanitary care is taken to insure your dog is in a healthy and clean environment.

 Owner Elise Tomczak explains, “We know how important it is to have someone to trust and care for your pets.” “We understand and are here to answers any questions or concerns.”

Dogtopia also has a small store on hand which offers a healthy brand of dog food, dog supplies such as bowls, collars and leashes. They also have a wonderful array of toys and treats for your dog. Musical CD’s and candy bars are also on hand for the owners who want to provide their pet with a little something extra-special.

In the future the two hope to expand their facility to include another level, which will provide more room for their canine clients. Also in the works they hope to introduce “doggie birthday parties” for your dog’s special day.

Owner Elise Tomczak and Donna Ostrowski have definitely brought to Bayonne a very special place, for pet owners and their pets. For Ostrowski, this is definitely a dream come true for she always knew that this was the type of career she was destine for; and for Tomczak it’s a chance to give back and help pet owners by providing a safe and healthily environment for their pets.

For those interested in visiting the facility there will be a grand opening at “Dogtopia” on Saturday, October 2ND, from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm.   At present if you are in need of the daycare services, stop by and visit at 188-190 Ave E in Bayonne and please note that all dogs must undergo an evaluation process, before enrollment. Interested in receiving additional information, feel free to call (201) 437-9663 (WOOF), or visit their website at for information regarding enrollment, requirements and pricing.

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