Dogtopia in Canton

Dogtopia in Canton (Handout / May 8, 2013)

There’s a new dog daycare, spa, and boarding place in town, and you’re invited to check it out for your pooch or meet the furry love of your life for the first time.

Dogtopia, a national boarding, daycare and spa franchise, will celebrate the grand opening of its Canton location from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Guests will enjoy a tour of the new facility, giveaways, food and the chance to connect with other dog-friendly businesses, including Doghouse Girls Training, Boston Street Animal Hospital, and Ace Hardware.

For those searching for the perfect pet to add to their family, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter will offer information on adopting pets and dogs currently looking for new loving homes. Bring the kids, too -- Dogtopia’s mascot, Happy, will offer plenty of hugs and fun in his own photo booth.

The Canton location of Dogtopia will be company-owned and managed by Becky Reece, who’s been with the company since 2009 and is the proud owner of Aysha, a 12-year-old Akita, and Isabelle, who’s 4. Guests may think they’ve landed in an upscale spa when they arrive, and will get to see several playrooms, self-service dog washes, and the boutique.

All are welcome Saturday. For more information or to ask questions, visit dogdaycare.com/canton or call 410-276-4380.