Canine Influenza Virus Update

I’m sure most of you are aware via the media that there is a Canine Influenza Virus ( CIV ) in Chicago. Currently there are roughly 83 cases in Chicago. It’s a highly contagious virus with symptoms that can mimic other, more benign respiratory infections. CIV is a virus similar to the flu in humans.  If CIV is quickly diagnosed and treated, with proper veterinary care your dog will not develop secondary complications such as pneumonia. Good news is that there are no known cases of CIV in Northeastern Ohio.

Signs of CIV can include:

  • A dry hacking cough
  • Coughing up white, foamy phlegm
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fever

Please be assured that DogTropolis is being vigilant as always with regards to providing a clean, healthy and safe environment for your dog. We have not seen any dogs at Dogtropolis who have exhibited signs of CIV. We continue to be a well-respected daycare/boarding facility in the area due to our strong commitment to caring and loving your dog as if it were our own. As part of commitment to our clients, we are not accepting any dogs that are from the Chicago area or dogs that are traveling to/from the Chicago area. In addition, we continue to keep the DogTropolis facility an extremely clean, healthy environment for your dog, not only by being strict on vaccination records but by also aggressively cleaning the facility daily with canine disinfectant products that kill various bacteria and viruses that may be found in kennel facilities and vet clinics.

As most of you know, I started DogTropolis for my two dogs, Wally & Dexter 12 years ago. I wanted somewhere my two boys could go for exercise, companionship and love while I was at work or play; and also a place that I knew would treat them properly, not only by providing them with safe and supervised group dog play but also by providing them a clean and healthy environment. I’m certain we provide all of this at DogTropolis for our clients.

Please feel free to ask me in person or contact me via email/phone should you ever have any concerns, as I am always available to speak with you.



We’re Now DogTropolis!


We’re kicking off 2015 with a new 8,000 square foot facility and a new name!

We love what we do and we love each and every dog, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show that than give them even more space to play and make friends. DogTropolis may be large in size, but we pride ourselves on forming personal relationships with all of our clients and their dog. That’s what has made us the most trusted doggy daycare in the Greater Cleveland area!

It is very important to us to maintain a clean and safe environment, and this facility allows us to give your dog the best care possible. Our new client meet and greet room, oversized kennels, and expanded our indoor and outdoor play areas allow us to care for your dog like it was our own.

Whether you want to enroll your dog in daycare or need to board overnight, you can drop your dog off and trust they will come to a clean environment with an engaged staff. The new facility only makes our services that much better!

In 2015, our goals are simply to make an impact in the lives of our clients and their dogs. We hope you will contact us and come and take a look at the place. It’s pretty amazing!