Welcome to VIPuppy Spa - your puppy's home away from home.
We're located less than 15 minutes from Newark airport, making us a convenient stop on the way to your vacation! We serve Summit, surrounding New Jersey neighborhoods, New York City commuters, and beyond. Our doors are open to all puppies, regardless of breed and we can't wait to meet you.
VIEW OUR VIP VALUES
We're honest about how your dog did or if they're not feeling well
All dogs are welcome, regardless of breed or social capacity
Our facility is of the highest quality for your pups
We're ready to administer medications or give first aid
Socialization & stimulation are vital to your pup's development
We specialize in grooming those extra messy pups!
Peace of Mind
It's our priority to give you peace of mind while Fido's in our care
You're in Good Hands
This is what we do best. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
MEET THE OWNERS
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”
Claudia is the owner and founder of VIPuppy Spa. She brings her passion for animals from Brazil to here in Summit, New Jersey. Since arriving in the USA, she knew her calling was to work with dogs. Sunny, the inspiration behind the logo, was who jumpstarted her love for animals. Like many other dog lovers, every opportunity she had to adopt, she took it! After adopting two Golden Retrievers who needed a home, Claudia knew that taking care of her own pets was not enough. Thus, she began her search to fulfill her life-long calling.
Claudia started by taking grooming classes in NYC. After realizing her passion lies with not only grooming dogs but taking care of them, she worked hard to achieve her goal of becoming a successful business owner. After much hard work and dedication, she and her husband, Gabriel, opened the doors of VIPuppy Spa in 2011, a state-of-the-art facility that provides first-class service to our VIP clients by employing professional pet-loving staff and offering services that go beyond your average doggie daycare and boarding resort. Claudia and Gabriel believe in the power of socialization, of love, and of true VIP service.
And that's what you get with VIPuppy Spa!
MEET THE TEAM
Growing up I always knew I wanted to have a career with animals. I have deep love, compassion, and enthusiasm for all animals. I have worked in the industry for many years and found my home at VIPuppy Spa. I just adore seeing all of our regular puppies and especially our new guys.
When I am not in the front helping the owners you can find me in the back handling the doggies. I am currently studying to become an animal behaviorist but I do not plan to stop there. My life goal is to become a park ranger for our national park system, in order to spread my love and dedication to animals country-wide.
My passion for dogs goes beyond the ones I have at home. It seeps into VIPuppy Spa, where I spend most of my days dedicating my time and effort to develop and improve aspects of the company for our customers. After graduating from Muhlenberg College in the spring of 2019, I have been able to work side by side with individuals who share the same passion I do for dogs.
I love spending time with my family, dogs, and traveling. When I am not with my dogs or at VIPuppy Spa, you can find me at the gym or at the nearest coffee shop.
Carrie Ann B.
After graduating with a Degree in Fine Art, it was hard to ignore my passion for dogs, and their innate ability to provide inter-species comfort, support, companionship, and love. I am happy to have been a member of the VIPuppy Spa family for several years and look forward to partaking in the company's growth and transformation.
Being a part of the VIP team has made caring for dogs a joy, rather than a job! Outside of work, I enjoy exploring art, books, and cinema...with my Golden Retriever, Cricket, by my side.
Finding VIPuppy Spa has opened my eyes to my true passion of working side by side with dogs and amazing coworkers who share the same loyalty and work ethics. Some of my goals are to further my education with animals, such as training and behaviorism.
During my days at VIPuppy Spa, you will find me in the grooming department, where I bathe brush and fluff up our visiting animals. I love seeing the transformation of a dog in need of a grooming when they walk out at the end of their appointment loving their spa treatment, looking shiny and smelling beautiful.
After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, I worked in telecommunications for 20 years. While working in the field, I began grooming dogs for competitions and fell in love with it. So, I ultimately decided to leave my profession and focus on my passion. As a result, I became a champion show dog groomer, winning several trophies in Brazil and developing a quite astonishing career in the United States soon after.
I love what I do and always seek perfection in each and every dog that gets on my table. Continued education is important to me, which is why I dedicate my time to learn new techniques outside of my hand stripping specialty!
My motto is to get better each day!