Renfrewshire Council

Commercial day care of dogs

What a dog day care centre is, who can apply, how to apply for a licence, if you are refused a licence, conditions of the licence, inspections, register of licenced day care centres for dogs.

What a dog day care centre is

A dog day care centre is essentially a crèche for dogs, where owners drop dogs off and collect them later in the day. The dogs do not stay overnight at these types of premises.

The licence can stipulate a number of conditions to secure the safety and welfare of the dogs.

Who can apply

Any fit and proper person who is not disqualified from keeping animals may apply.

How to apply for a licence

Complete the application form to register a commercial day care centre for dogs [172KB]

On receipt of the application form the council will arrange for an officer to carry out an inspection of the premises to ensure its suitability for housing animals.

A licence may or may not be issued dependent on the findings of the inspection.

The cost for a licence to run commercial day boarding centre for dogs is £85.15.

You must contact us immediately with any changes of circumstances

If you are refused a licence

Any person aggrieved by a refusal to be granted a licence, or by any conditions to which a licence is subject, may appeal to a Sheriff who may give such directions regarding the licence or its conditions as it thinks proper.

Conditions of the licence

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health website has published model terms and conditions. Please refer to the Model Conditions. 

The licence lasts for one year. The onus is on the licence holder to apply for a renewal of the licence in good time, you will not receive any reminder from the Council. Please apply for your following year licence by 30 September to allow our Service time to process the new licence.


Inspections may be carried out annually by a Public Health Enforcement Officer (Environmental Health).

Licensed commercial day care of dogs register

Licenced commercial day care centres for dogs
Fields of FunAllandale, Southbar Road, Inchinnan, PA4 9NG07712 410471
Doggy Day Dreams64-68 Well Street, Paisley, PA1 2QE

0141 889 2215


Pawz & CoWaterlea Farm, Kilallan Road, Houston, PAG 7HY07877978809
LoveDog Limited16-18 MacDowall Street, Johnstone, PA5 8QL01505 324963
Weir's WalkiesUnit C, Russell Street, Johnstone07789 729731
Yappie DayzMacDowall Street, Paisley07305053849
Wag-a-lot9 Quarry Lane, Johnstone, PA5 8EQ01505367327
DogkaytionScart Farm, Kilmacolm Road, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3SP07939274491
Harper's HoundsKaimhill Farm, Crosslee Road, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3RG07399013623
Paws for a DayManswrae Yard, Kilbarchan Road, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3RH07557977420
Penelope's Dog Spa & Nursery23 Lister Road, Hillington, G52 4BH07468584060