Welcome to Top Notch Kennels

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We, as a community, are experiencing an event which is unprecedented due to COVID-19. We regretfully must make some temporary changes to our hours in order to make sure we survive this event for our employees and as a company, and to continue to provide exemplary care for your dogs. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.

Our main kennel locations in Modesto and Turlock are still open for business as we are on the government list of essential businesses allowed to remain open for boarding and daycare services.


Grooming services have reopened beginning May 11, 2020, available by appointment!

Top Notch Kennels Modesto,
Top Notch Kennels Turlock

Boarding , Daycare and Grooming Services

Beginning Thursday, March 19th, 2020, our new office hours are as follows and will remain in effect until the threat of the Coronavirus wanes.

Monday – Saturday:
Open from 7:30AM – 10:30AM,
CLOSED from 10:30AM – 3:00PM,
Open from 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Open from 2:00PM – 6:00PM


COVID-19 has affected us all in one way or another. But here at Top Notch Kennels, we’ve chosen to make lemonade out of lemons!

We’ve got a special gift for you, a FREE 2oz. bottle of Hand Sanitizer, when you bring your dog in for any of our services (maximum of one per client, while supplies last).

Top Notch Play All Daycare and Pee Wee Cottage

Effective on Wednesday, March 24, 2020:
These two locations will remain closed until further notice.

Guests who frequent our Pee Wee Cottage or Play All Daycare locations are welcome at either of our main Top Notch Kennels locations in Modesto or Turlock.


One common goal… the very best for your dog! At Top Notch Kennels – Modesto and Turlock, California, we strive for excellence in dog care and education and take it very seriously. Leaving your dog in the care of others requires trust. We take pride in every aspect of running the business with the utmost integrity and are dedicated to earning and maintaining your trust, so your time away from your best friend is worry free.

In business since 2002, Top Notch Kennels provides dog boarding, daycare, grooming and training in a clean, safe and loving environment for all your furry friends. We cater to the needs of dogs… from spacious, comfortable suites and daily activities to keep boredom at bay, luxurious grooming treatments, lots of attention from staff who care, and the most up-to-date training methods.

Four Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners are part of our training department. Our training programs are designed to educate both dogs and owners with positive, force-free methods of training and behavior modification. Training can and should be fun for both the dog and owner while enriching a relationship based on respect and trust. The result… well mannered, happy dogs and happy owners!

Visit ‘about us‘ for more information and a video about Top Notch Kennels.

This is our mission… because like you, we love dogs.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi