The Doggietown USA Story

Denise's Dog Daughter, DaisyDenise Atkinson and Shannan Colletta are sisters who were raised surrounded with family pets and a genuine love for animals. They both always wanted to work with animals when they “grew up.”

Denise’s neighbor operated her own pet sitting business; this she thought, was the perfect business! Who could dislike being with dogs all day, walking in the beautiful Southern California sunshine, with clients that are always happy to see you? (They even drool!)

Denise started Beach Cities Pet Sitting with Shannan working for her full time. Meantime, Denise was still working in the computer industry while Shannan was having all the fun, so she decided to expand the business.

With Denise’s sales, business, and purchasing background and Shannan’s childhood experience spent at Mr. Harris’ ranch with a menagerie of animals, the sisters were the perfect combination. They wanted to be able to offer their clients alternative pet care that wasn’t currently available in Huntington Beach. From this thought, Doggietown USA was born; the first cage-free, dog daycare facility in Huntington Beach!

  • Laura


    Hello, I’m Laura, the Daycare Manager here at Doggietown. I joined the team when Doggietown first opened, in February of 2004, & I couldn’t love it more! At home I have 2 cats; Pogo, &...

  • Kathy


    Hi there, my name is Kathy and I started working here at Doggietown in the summer of 2007.  I’m lucky enough to say that I actually love my job. When I first moved out dogs...

  • Teddy Cat ~ Official Greeter


    Teddy Cat is the official greeter of Doggietown USA. When she first came to live with us in 2010, we had intended on fostering her until we found a great home. She soon made it...

  • Gabi


    Hey! My name is Gabi and I’ve been working at Doggietown USA since August 2017. I have two rescue dogs at home, a one-year-old Boxer Labrador mix named Rocco, and a five-year-old Jack Russell Terrier...

  • Summer


    Hello, my name is Summer and I started working for Doggietown in August of 2017. Ever since I was little I was surrounded by animals, ranging from ferrets all the way to horses. At home,...

  • Daisy


    Hello, I’m Daisy. I started here at Doggietown in August 2017. At home, I have a black chi-weenie dog named Kylo and a red-eared slider turtle named Tiki. When I’m not working, I go to...

  • Taylor


    Hello I’m Taylor! I have been working at Doggietown USA since August 2017. I have 2 dogs at home. An English bulldog named Bruno, and a frenchie named Bleu. I also have 2 cats named...

  • Jessica


    Hello everyone, I’m Jessica. I started working for Doggietown USA in October 2017. Since starting I have enjoyed learning all about the dogs here. This has helped to add to my vet-tech training, becoming a...

  • Bree


    Hello, I’m Bree, I was lucky enough to join the Doggietown team in October of 2013. Every day I come into work eager to see all of the amazing dogs, I learn something new, as...