What Makes Club DiOGi Unique?
OUR ENRICHMENT-BASED MODEL
At Club DiOGi, our commitment is to the health and well-being of the whole dog - from monitored free play, daily enrichment and training activities to resting in the zen room listening to classical music and enjoying veterinarian approved, pet safe aromatherapy, your pup will return home behaviorally improved and tired from physical exercise and mental stimulation.
Club DiOGi is an upscale, boutique doggy daycare and boarding facility with a maximum of 35 dogs per day. Each play group has no more than 10 - 15 dogs, separated by matching play styles and energy levels. The smaller group sizes allow for the individual attention dogs desire and deserve from our human team aka "Rufferees", and the rotating play/rest schedule provides the time for dogs to decompress reducing stress, anxiety and behavioral issues that often result from being overly tired.
Our requirement that dogs come on a regular schedule creates consistency resulting in reduced exposure to disease and illness, the dogs build friendships, and we are able to create the safest and most fun, enriching daycare experience possible.
Our team is pet first aid and CPR trained and enrolled in FetchFind continuing education programs to stay on top of our game! When dogs are boarding, we are staffed overnight to ensure the safety of our doggy guests.
We are delighted to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to welcoming you to the DiOGi Family!
Courtney D. - Owner
Courtney DeDi has loved animals since she can remember. Though she was not allowed to have any furry pets of her own growing up, she always was the first volunteer to bring home the class guinea pig, rabbit or hamster. Eventually, she was allowed to pick out a pet bird she named Pretty Bird. Pretty Bird was the love of her life for more than 15 years until her passing just a few years ago. Since the days of longing for a furry friend, Courtney has become the proud mommy to Cosima aka "The Goo", a Havanese Poodle Mix and a sweet kitty named Suzy Q. She has been working in the pet industry for more than half her life. She is a PetTECH Pet First Aid and CPR instructor, a member of the ASPCA, has volunteered for many different Humane Societies, organized fundraisers for EARS – (Emergency Animal Rescue Services) during the Hurricane Katrina Rescue Effort, worked as a dog handler and Assistant Manager for Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is now the Executive Director of a nonprofit called DiOGi CARES in addition to volunteering with other pet rescue groups. She is a graduate of the National Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and continues to participate in small business programs to continue shaping DiOGi Pet Services and Club DiOGi into the premier pet care company.
Courtney believes that some pets thrive in the boarding/doggy day care environment and that it is extremely important and healthy for dogs to socialize; however, it isn’t the best option for all dogs. Struggling with what to do with her own “kids” when she had to travel, the concept of DiOGi Pet Services was born. Since its conception in 2010, DiOGi Pet Services has quickly become Atlanta’s most trusted pet sitting and dog walking business serving the in-town neighborhoods. In 2018, she and the team opened Club DiOGi to provide a safe and interactive doggy daycare and boarding facility for little dogs.
She and her staff are committed to providing the best care for all of Atlanta’s pets when their humans are at work and play.
Logann F. - Operations Manager
A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, with a BFA in Film and Television, Logann is a passionate and driven artist who was thrilled to dive in head first when offered an opportunity to work with DiOGi! What better career than combining her two greatest passions: creative advertising and animals! Logann operates and manages DiOGi’s social media accounts, design work, photography and videography as well as jumping in to care for clients’ beloved pets from time to time. Logann loves being a part of an ever expanding and diverse company whose passion centers around the well being of Atlanta’s pets. She is also a board member of DiOGi’s non-profit, DiOGi Cares, which focuses on furthering education and healthcare for pets in need. Logann hopes you’ll join our DiOGi family- who knows… your pet might be our next big instagram star!
Jonathan W. - Assistant Manager
Jonathan has a Bachelor's in Mass Communications and a Master's in Cinema Studies and yet the one thing he has done more consistently before either of these pieces of paper were distributed is caring for animals. He loves animals. He used to be skittish around felines, but since taking up residence with his wonderful fiancé, Michelle, cats are a welcome addition to his pet-caring resumé. While in graduate school, he walked two dogs for a wonderful couple who lived in his neighborhood and they all became his second family in a new city. Jonathan is absolutely thrilled to be a supplement to the DiOGi family. This is as plum a gig an animal lover can have. Jonathan is on board to walk or care for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, otters, bison, hippos and the occasional gibbon if need be. Bottom line: He'll be your furries' bff!
Taylor H. - CPDT-KA Professional Dog Trainer
Taylor is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She went to Coastal Carolina University and graduated with a degree in Marine Science. After an internship training and taking care of seals and sea lions, she decided that her career path was going to be animal training. Taylor moved to Florida in 2016 to begin working at a facility training exotic birds, reptiles and domestic mammals. During this time, she became a dog trainer as well.
Taylor has 2 dogs named Bella and Opey. Bella, she’s had since she was 6 weeks old. She is 5 years old now and a pit-bull/Rottweiler mix, she is her demo dog and will be around during training classes as an example. Opey is a 4-year-old Labrador/Pit/Rott mix. Taylor rescued him 2 years ago from a facility in Florida. Both dogs are her life!
After a few years in Florida, Taylor moved to Atlanta to work at the Georgia Aquarium as a penguin and puffin trainer. Though working at the Georgia Aquarium is her dream job, she wanted to find a way to continue training companion animals. She has found her home here with us at DiOGi as our lead dog trainer!
Mike C. - Rufferee
Bio Coming Soon!
Melissa C. - Rufferee
Melissa Cofer was born right here in Atlanta and has lived in the Atlanta Metro area her entire life. She has always had a love and compassion for animals from the time she was 4 when her father brought home a retired police dog, a German Shepherd named Tyde. They loved playing house together in Tyde’s dog house, her mother never worried when she was in the yard with Tyde. There have been many since then and she has loved them all, from dogs and cats to guinea pigs to chickens.
After almost losing her life in a very serious accident in 2008, she realized just how very short life is and decided to make a change by getting another German Shepherd (Juno Athena) they started obedience training when she was 8 months old and three years later decided to get into the world of dog agility. Juno is now seven years old and working on her Masters Agility Championship or MACH.
She and her husband recently adopted an American Pit-bull terrier named Gurley Star (yes her husband is a big UGA fan and Gurley is named after “Todd Gurley”) who is awaiting her debut in the agility ring. Agility changed her life and her career choice; she knew that she had to work with animals. After becoming her mother’s full time care giver just after her accident and then suddenly inheriting her mom’s peekapoo (Tiffany Lynn, who also does agility) she suddenly needed a job. She knew it had to be a job working closely with animals. She has plans to become vet tech certified in surgery and general practices.
Courtney has given her this wonderful opportunity to work with animals and the people who love them as much as she does. To also work with the community and help people in need of become better pet owners and take care of their furry family members.
Patrick T. - Rufferee
Patrick grew up in a small town in central Kentucky. He had the opportunity to grow up being surrounded by animals! Some of which include three rescued baby squirrels, several dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, turtles, a hamster, a bearded dragon and a leopard gecko! His previous job was at a florist shop before relocating to Atlanta. He now lives with his sister who is a zoo keeper at Zoo Atlanta. Their household includes Jimmy Page (a very spoiled) rescue mixed brindle dog, seven snakes and a tarantula! Patrick's mission is to provide your furry kids with the love and attention they deserve. Patrick is proud to be part of the DiOGi family and looks forward to meeting your fur family!
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HOURS & CONTACT
2080 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30324, 404.549.3446
7 am - 7 pm for drop offs and pick ups *Staffed 24/7