By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 19, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Dogtopia, a daycare, boarding, grooming and spa service for dogs, will open in the former Sunseekers spot, 2420 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. The projected opening is in the fall of 2018 by franchise owner Jorge Arciniegas. Village officials still will have to approve the final plan moving forward. 

The space will include an open layout with playroom featuring rubber flooring to ease joints, prevent slipping and promote safer play. A state-of-the-art HVAC system will funnel air out of the building to ensure fresh air and webcam technology will allow pet parents to check on their dogs from anywhere, according to Shelley Parnell, the vice president of marketing for Dogtopia.

There are currently 68 Dogtopia locations in the U.S. and Canada with more slated to open this year.

"Dogtopia sets the industry standard among dog daycare’s three key benefits: education, exercise and safe socialization," says Parnell.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

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