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.

  • Visit the Fees and Charges page for current cost of a licence
  • You must contact us immediately with any changes of circumstances

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.


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

Licensed commercial day care of dogs register

Fields of FunKilmalcolm Road, Bridge of Weir07712 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
Polly's Pampered Pooches9 Quarry Lane, Johnstone07879 729731
Weir's WalkiesUnit C, Russell Street, Johnstone07789 729731
Yappie DayzMacDowall Street, Paisley07762 412379