Are you ready for your pet to have a doggone good time? Let Kelly Diamond Wolfsheimer, the owner of Dogtopia of Thunderbolt show your pup the perfect day. Dogtopia, due to open Mid-July, has an impressive list of amenities that are designed to cater to your dog’s every need and desire. Overseeing the day to day is general manager, Tommy Hersch who is retired military and looking to now serve his community through Dogtopia and his love of dogs. Whether you seek supervised romping with other doggie pals or pampering overnight guests, you can rest assured your best friend will receive the utmost attention from their knowledgeable and loving staff. Read below to find the inside scoop on Dogtopia and how you can save some cash by acting fast.

Dogtopia of Thunderbolt
2391 Downing Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31404


What are the services offered?

We offer daycare, boarding and basic spa services. We will have grooming and training in the near future.

What sets DOT apart?

The absolute quality, training and care of our people and the brand we represent. I like to say that we are the Chick-Fil-A of dog care. We have a modern clean store with three playrooms that divide the dogs based on size and temperament for open play. The rooms have rubberized flooring that protects the joints of our playing pups, an easy app for scheduling and watching your pup on our cameras. We have a high tech air conditioned environment with special UV lights that filter out the bacteria and a scent system. The air in our rooms is better quality than the air outside. We have a special trademarked cleaning system that is completely green and safe for the dogs. And our canine coaches go through rigorous training before they are ever in a room.

Are there any benefits to signing up with DOT now before opening?

We have a great deal called the Founder’s Pass that allows the buyer to receive unlimited dog daycare (does not cover boarding and spa but those are half price for our Founders) for the first three months that we are open. The newest offer is $69/wk, but there are only 25 of these passes before they increase to $79, then $89. This deal goes away once we are open and it is almost half off our regular prices. Go to

Do you have transportation?

Not at this time.

What makes you feel accomplished?

Serving my community. Dogtopia’s Noble Cause is “To enhance the joy of parenthood and enable dogs to positively change the world.” I believe that every person should have the ability to own a dog and experience all the great benefits and joy dogs bring to someone. If I can help someone balance that, then we are here to support that.
Dogtopia also has a foundation that gives back. I personally work with several local dog groups such as Coastal Pet Rescue. But on a corporate level, Dogtopia gives back. We sponsor dogs to be trained for military veterans. We aspire to hire autistic adults who need employment and bring their own special gifts to us and the dogs. And we work with schools and dog recue groups to facilitate reading groups where the kids read to shelter dogs.

What do you love about Savannah?

I love how whenever you talk with someone from Savannah, whether it’s getting gas or picking up groceries, that everyone has a story to tell and they share it willingly, even with strangers. In Savannah, there are no strangers, just people who you haven’t met yet. I’m ready to meet all of you! Come see me and bring your pup!