The husband and wife team of Rigo and Holly Medrano took over the operation of Doggie Central in May of 2015 after the death of founder: Faith Mantooth.
Despite the tragic circumstances, operating Doggie Central is a dream come true for the couple, who, between them, have over 15 years of experience in the pet care business. Over the last 18 years, they helped build Doggie Central into the animal spa voted Playa Vista’s best.
Rigo began working at Doggie Central while still in high school working side-by-side with the “Dog Lady’ – caring for Doggie Central’s many clients, while learning the business. He continued to work full-time as he attended UCLA, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2008. While he left the facility to pursue a professional career, he never lost touch with the business and its clients.
Holly and Rigo, who married in 2007, met at Doggie Central, when Holly began her first full-time job in 2004. Rigo and Holly have big plans for Doggie Central as they look to expand services and provide a unique experience for their 4-legged clients and their owners. Doggie Central will remain a cage-free environment offering grooming, doggie daycare, and overnight boarding, as well as pool facilities for rehabilitation and play.
What People are saying about Doggie Central:
My dog Holly has a bad rear leg. Swimming at DC not only is a physical therapy but loads of fun and exercise. We go twice weekly and will continue to do so. From the warm pool water to fetching toys to getting towel dried to getting a treat. We love Splash Central.
David & Sue McGinley
Dear Doggie Central,
Thank you so much for all your help with my rescue dog, Flossie. Her confidence and behavior improved dramatically during her stay with you.
This letter is to thank you and the entire Doggie Central staff for the sincere love, attention and care you provided to Maddie while we were without a home. I admire the business that you built and the services you provide are impeccable. I wish you all the best and continued success in the future. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your help during a time of need.
Rebecca B. Freidman
I want you let you know how much I appreciate Doggie Central. Last week I had a late work meeting and was 15 minutes late getting back to pick up Coop. I called and you all were so nice and understanding –it was wonderful!
You guys give me great service. Obviously Coop loves it there as he always gets in the car and passes out from all the fun he’s had.
Wow! We are so grateful for the wonderful job you did in caring for Morenzy. She is usually a big pouter after we go away for even one day, but after her stay with you (which was a long one) she hasn’t pouted or sulked a bit! She must have had a super time with you. Thank you so much for the extra attention she must have received.
You guys are the best! We are so happy that she was happy and got a vacation of her own. Our heartfelt thanks!
Glenn & Lynn Schlundt
Thank you so much for taking such good care of my puppy, Callie Trulo. I missed her a lot which is why I called three times from Europe, but I knew she was well taken care of and I appreciate it.
Everybody, I love you guys! Samson does too. He looks great and happy and I am so thankful I found Doggie Central. I am a faithful customer until the end of my days.
Sorry it took so long to send you all a “Thank You” for looking after Susie and Hansi in April/May. If they could talk I’m sure they would tell us that they had a good time. They came back home well adjusted and not a bit traumatized. We feel comfortable to bring them back to you next year when we go to Hawaii again.
Astriad and Gunther Growald
I love your place and the staff and Gabriel will be a regular visitor here. Thank you so much for opening a place like this. It’s comforting to know that Gabriel will have tons of fun when he’s there. Thanks again.