Welcome to Top Notch Kennels

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We appreciate your patience with temporary revisions of hours due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please read through the following announcements for ALL of the updated hours and news for each of our locations.

Top Notch Kennels Modesto

Modesto Location has returned to normal business hours:
Monday – Saturday:
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAYS ONLY – Office Closed: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pee Wee Cottage

The Pee Wee Cottage, exclusively for our smaller Guests, is temporarily closed until further notice.
Our smaller Guests are welcome at either of our main locations in Modesto or Turlock.

Top Notch Kennels Turlock

Turlock Location has returned to normal business hours as of June 1, 2021:
Monday – Saturday:
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAYS ONLY – Office Closed: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All services are available: Boarding, Daycare, Grooming and Training (private lessons, behavioral consultations, no group classes just yet).

Our lobbies in Modesto and Turlock have reopened.

California current mask guidelines per California Department of Public Health:
(see details at CDPH  and upcoming revisions on June 15, 2021:

  • Indoor settings outside of one’s home, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as the outlined by California Department of Public Health.
  • For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events.
  • For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Please maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet of others whenever possible.

We continue to take extra measures to keep us all safe and limit exposure, including frequent cleaning of surfaces and hand sanitizing after contact with every client.


Turlock LocationOne 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