Carlisle’s only 5 Star Licenced

Award Winning Doggy Day Care

Fully Insured – Vet Inspected


Qualified and Experienced Staff
Family ran Doggy Day Care in Carlisle, Cumbria

The Top Place For Your Dog!

About us

We are a family run business with a real passion for dogs and years of experience caring for them. We offer a safe environment with structure for your pooches to enjoy physical, mental and social stimulation, making new friends and exercising.

Our fresh new purpose designed facility benefits from plenty of space for your furry friends to grow, develop and learn.
We also have a quieter area with comfy beds for those who want to put their feet up between activities!

Assessments are carried out on all dog’s behaviour before they are accepted in to day care to ensure we maintain a friendly atmosphere giving you peace of mind. Vaccination records must also be presented to allow us to keep everybody healthy.

We use booking software through a free app that you download to your phone where you can make your bookings with ease and pay securely online.

If you would like your dog to spend some quality time with us and their new friends just get in touch and we can have a chat about what works best for you.

Safe, friendly fun for your best friend

Benefits of Doggy Day Care…

Safe Socialising

Whether your pooch is outgoing, or shy, it’s great for them and builds their confidence around other dogs in a safe environment. We will put dogs into groups that bring the best out in them.

Peace of Mind

Many dogs suffer separation anxiety when their owners are away. Know that your dog is safe and happy while you can get on with your day. Plus not coming home to chewed furniture and accidents is always a bonus.


Dogs need lots of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle which benefits them not only physically but mentally too. Daycare gives them chance to run around and play, leaving them tired out before hometime.

Maintains Routine

Consistent routines and structure are important for dogs, just like they are for kids. Daycare can facilitate structure throughout the day that is more consistent with their preferred routines at home.

What our customers say…

I would highly recommend Doggy Day care , it is a fantastic place to take your dog.The staff are fantastic, and you know 100% your pet is in safe hands and is going to have so much fun with the other dogs, My pet Toby loves it, he gets so excited when we pull up, and when we pick him up most of the time we don’t make it home and he is fast asleep, great fun had 🐶.Toby has also had a groom there off the lovely Abbie, she did a fantastic job and very reasonable.Another lovely touch your dog always smells nice when you pick up they give them a little spray, and all of the fragrances are lovely ..It’s so easy to book them in too they have a great system, just download the app and book online , half day , full day , whatever you need.Thanks Vicky and your brilliant team

– Carol & Toby

“My dog Lola has been going to Daycare for a while now and she absolutely loves it. 🧡 Fab friendly staff and it’s so good for her to socialise with lots of other dogs. I get lots of photos throughout the day and I never worry about her when she’s at daycare.

Highly recommended”

– Yasmin & Lola

My puppy loves coming to Top dog and all the staff are so nice and caring. Prices are so reasonable and they have loads of toys and activities for the dogs to do. Highly recommend

– Jess

My dog loves going to Top Dog Daycare and seeing all the staff and other dogs. She always has a great time and runs straight in. The staff are all so friendly and I love receiving pictures of Lottie when she’s there! The app makes it very easy to make a booking.

– Megan & Lottie

Totally recommend Top Dog. They provide an amazing doggy daycare service. Very professional, trustworthy & reliable. Ebby our Lurcher loves attending & she is exhausted when she gets home. With photo updates throughout the day, it’s very reassuring. 5 stars to the lovely, caring & very friendly staff at Top Dog your all amazing.

– Angela & Ebby

I don’t know what we’d have done without Top Dog! The team are professional, knowledgeable and clearly love dogs. They have taken great care of our anxious rescue boy

– Angela

One tired pup after her day at Top Dog today, goes in wagging her tail and comes out the same. Fantastic service with photos throughout the day to put your mind at rest that your fur baby is having fun 🐶 thank you x

– Sarah

Highly recommend top dog. Every time we drop him off he is very excited. Top dog keep me updated throughout the day with photos which I think is great, seeing what they get up to throughout the day. With him being a springer he is very hard to tire out but when he’s been here after a full day he is exhausted from all the play and love he gets at day care. I have recommended to all friends and family and look forward to sending him every week. Thank you

– Nicole

Fantastic place for my skye. She loves it. Thankyou Always exhausted after a busy time there.

– Sheena & Skye

I would highly recommend Top Dog doggy day care , as soon as we pull in to the car park Jessie’s tail is wagging , great to get photos through out the day to see what she has been up-to , Jessie comes home and she’s is exhausted from lots of fun with the other dogs , wouldn’t send her anywhere else now she’s there she loves it so much , all the ladies who work there are always so friendly and Great you can get them groomed when they are there which is a extra bonus.

– Jemma & Jessie

Where to find us?

Top Dog Doggy Day Care
Unit 21 Wilowholme Road
Willowholme Industrial Estate

Licence Number - M:008327

Call us

07369 230 565


+447369 230 565

Our opening times

Monday - 08:00 to 17:30

Tuesday - 08:00 to 17:30

Wednesday - 08:00 to 17:30

Thursday - 08:00 to 17:30

Friday - 08:00 to 17:30

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed