Welcome to Top Notch Kennels

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We appreciate your patience in dealing with our temporary restriction of hours and services 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 and Pee Wee Cottage
Top Notch Kennels Turlock

As of July 1, 2020,  returned to normal business hours! As a reminder, regular office hours are:

Monday – Saturday:
Open 7:30 am – 6 pm
WEDNESDAYS ONLY – Office Closed: 12 pm – 2 pm

Open 2 pm – 6 pm

Top Notch Play All Daycare – Modesto
1628 Culpepper Avenue

Friday, June 19, 2020 – Effective immediately, we are sad to announce that the state of the economy does not make it possible to re-open our Play All Daycare facility, so it will remain permanently closed. Daycare is available at all of our other locations, both in Turlock and Modesto. We hope to see you there!

All services are available: Boarding, Daycare, Grooming and Training (private lessons, consultations, and our daytime Puppy Play and Socialization program…no group classes just yet).

We are happy to continue to pick up or return your dogs curbside, without you ever needing to leave your vehicle. Just give us a call when you arrive, and we will send someone out to you.

If you prefer to come into the lobby, a mask is now required. Please maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet between yourself, our staff and other patrons whenever possible.


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