Renfrewshire Council

Commercial day care of dogs

Under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963, those who run a dog day care centre must obtain a licence.

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

Applicants should complete the application form which is available below. On request an application form will be forwarded to the applicant for completion by post.

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.

Application form

The application form and conditions of licence can be found in the 'related media' section of this web page.

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 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

Fields of FunAllandale, Southbar Road, Inchinnan, PA4 9NG07712 410471
Weir's Walkies3 Park Road, Bridge of Weir07456 503996
Doggy Day DreamUnit 7, 24 Clark Street, Paisley0141 889 2215
Lovedog Grooming LtdUnit 4b, Vulcan Works, Floors Street, Johnstone01505 324963
Paws for a DayScart Farm House, Kilmacolm Road, Bridge of Weir07557 977420
Pawz and CoBarnhill Farm Cottage, Houston Road, Inchinnan07860 951597
Weir's WalkiesUnit C, Russell Street, Johnstone07789 729731
Yappie DayzMacDowall Street, Paisley07762 412379
Wag-a-lot9 Quarry Lane, Johnstone, PA5 8EQ01505367327
Harper's HoundsKaimhill Farm, Crosslee Road, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3RG07399013623