Dog Day Stay

Your dog’s home away from home, a place for learning with some play and rest in between. Perfect!

Top Dogs Day Stay

Like your dog, our dogs are a big part of the family and their welfare is of the utmost importance.  All dogs in our care are treated with the same respect and empathy they receive at home, we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Group stay

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Our Daily postive rewards programme
Top Dogs Day Stay is not only a place for dogs to socialise with friends and enjoy a fun filled day but it’s also where your dog will develop new skills. Our dog assistant team members work with the dogs in positive reinforcement and reward training methods. Dogs just revel in being part of our supportive, fun and happy dog community.


Wicket and Raphie

Londi and JessGroup sit   Agility








Day Stay Obedience packages
Contact us for information on:

  • Owner and dog and puppy obedience training 
  • Day Stay care and obedience packages for fully vaccinated puppies
  • Owner and dog leadership programmes – tailored to your requirements


On the Lead – Walking  Service

At times we do get  pressured to fit in a walk with our best friend so why not let us take care of that for you by taking your dog for a walk in our local dog park nearby to our Day Stay. Your dog will be individually walked on the lead with one of our trained handlers using our clicker training methods. Price is $20.00 for a 20 minute walk. Bookings taken at the Day Stay front desk with a few spots available each day.


    Long line work    Clicker trainingRobbie


What our Clients say about us:

Heidi Davidson posted a facebook recommendation on 29th August 2018:

“My Labrador loves going to Top Dogs… she drags me in the door at full speed in the mornings, and  comes out at the same speed to greet me in the afternoon. She starts squeaking and wagging as we turn into their drive, ready for another full on day of playing with her friends & the Top Dogs team. She’s also learnt great socialisation skills with all different ages and behaviours of other dogs 🐶 👌

Diane Doolan sent us an email recently saying: 

Hi ladies,  just wanted to say thanks for taking such great care of Poppy. She came home yesterday had her dinner, and went straight to bed, she couldn’t keep her eyes open! I checked on her couple times to see if she was ok but think she was just tired from her Day Stay fun:) I saw the facebook photos of the day and she looked like she was having the best time!
Thanks again.


Front 136 Marua

Hours, parking and location

Our Day Stay hours run from 7.20am for first drop-offs through to 6.00pm at our central location – 136 Marua Road/Unit 9. 

Parking is directly outside our front door for evening pick-ups and great for a quick morning drop-off which we hope helps to start you day in a stress free way!








How to Register for Top Dogs Day Stay

We look forward to welcoming your dog into our Day Stay and introducing new friends and new skills to make your dog’s day a really fantastic one!

The first steps for registering your dog into Top Dogs Day Care are to complete the application and wellbeing forms and acceptance of our service agreement.  For first time dogs to Day Stay we have a $20 one off Registration fee plus $42 Day Stay fee for your dog to enjoy some time with us as a sociability assessment for enrolment into Day Stay.  We can accept entire dogs and non spayed bitches and are happy to chat to you about Top Dogs’ guidelines for enrolling your un-neutered dog into Day Stay.

BellaBiscuitDay Stay pairs












How it works:
Please click on the links below and complete the fillable registration form and send it back to us at  You can also download our Service Terms and Conditions and either complete and scan it back along with a copy of the your dog’s up to date vaccination book or drop in to us at 136 Marua Road, Ellerslie with your forms.  Once received by us this then completes our registration process.  Next step is for us to confirm your dog’s first day at Top Dogs  – we call this your dog’s “orientation day”. 

TDNZL Enrol fillable form MR 2019

TDNZL Service Agreement Jan 19

If you have any further questions please call us on 09 522 1228 | 021 522 156 or send an email about Day Stay


Online bookings for already enrolled dogs in Top Dogs Day Stay 

We have an online booking system for all dogs who are enrolled in Day Stay.  It is on our menu as Online Bookings and is exceptionally user friendly, and for your reference too, it will email back the bookings you have made! Easy!









Check our opening hours and days, we may be closed for public holidays. 

Simply go to our Online Booking page and view the calendar.  Bookable days show in green and non-bookable show in white or fully pink.