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Welcome to Ayrshire Dog Care - Your Pet In Safe Hands!




Situated on the outskirts of Ayr and Prestwick, Ayrshire Dog Care provides care, attention, exercise and fun for your dog, whether he visits us for day care, spends his holidays with us, or whether we pick him up from home to take him on his daily walk.

We are adjacent to the River Ayr Walk and Auchincruive Estate, close to Prestwick and Ayr beaches and the Failford Gorge to name a few, all providing wonderful walks, exercise and fun!

DOG AND PUPPY DAY CARE SERVICE - regular bookings or "one-offs"
For our day care guests, we are situated in eight acres of fenced grass areas where they can enjoy, with your permission, off-lead play, exploration and exercise, either in a group or individually. For the more energetic, how about some fun on our little agility course or for hot days, perhaps a little paddle in one of our paddling pools.  Along with other play areas - indoor and out, we have a large area covered with top quality, professionally installed artificial grass and adjacent indoor playroom where the dogs can enjoy year round free play - no confinement to individual kennels and runs for the lucky dogs who come to Ayrshire Dog Care!  For a little "R and R", our courtyard with comfy beds or our decked area, is ideal for a snooze and a  snack.  After a walk on a cold winter's day, perhaps nothing beckons more than to curl up in front of one of our log burning stoves or in one of the heated playrooms where they can laze on one of the comfy beds or sofas.

DOG AND PUPPY HOME BOARDING SERVICE - a wonderful, stress-free alternative to boarding kennels.
It may be that you need to leave your dog behind whilst away on business, holiday etc but don't want to leave him kennels or rely on relatives and friends.  Ayrshire Dog Care can provide a "home from home" environment where he can enjoy all the fun and games during the day with his friends and stay in the house at night. Best of both worlds! 
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE:  We do not "farm" your dog out to a third party. He will live with us in our home for the duration of his stay.

SAFEPLAY offers a secure and welcoming area set in 3 fenced and hedged acres where you and your dog can play, train or just relax, safe in the knowledge that you won't meet any other dog. Bookings are exclusive and at low cost so come and give it a try!

GO WASH - our latest service offers a practical but fun solution for you and your dog.  AyrshireDogCare has built a lovely bathing chalet complete with the top of the range bath from Pro Dog Baths and driers.  We also supply Hilton Herbs shampoo, towels and brushes (or bring your own.  Bookings are exclusive and at low cost so come and give it a try!  

We can also arrange to pick your dog up from home, take him on his daily walk for about an hour and then drop him off again, ensuring that he has plenty of fresh water and perhaps a treat. We will make sure he is settled and comfortable  before leaving him, hopefully to snooze.

For small animals - e.g. cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, chickens etc, we can arrange to visit your home to feed, water and clean out cages. We will take the time to give them a little tlc and health check before leaving.

Being Canine Dog Training also holds non aversive training classes - both obedience and fun agility - as well as socialisation classes for your new puppy. The classes are held in our large designated outside training arena and Dale McLelland, qualified behaviourist and trainer, works hard to ensure that they are fun and a positive experience for both dog and handler. See our "Services" page for details.

Before any booking for Day Care or Home Boarding, we will arrange for you to visit us here with your dog to see the facilities we have, to answer any questions and to put your mind at rest that your dog will receive the best possible care and attention and that you will be leaving him in safe, capable and loving hands.  At Ayrshire Dog Care, you're dog is not just a number - one of many - but an individual!  During this visit,  we will take note of your dog's reactions to help us ensure that he has a relaxed and happy time with us on his future visits.

For Dog Walking bookings, we will visit you in your home to be introduced to your dog before the arrangement starts.

Our ethos is based on the belief that our clients' needs and peace of mind are of paramount importance.  We are committed to meeting those needs.  As a result, a high percentage of Ayrshire Dog Care's  business is from repeat customers and recommendations. 

We have many years' experience looking after pets - from hamsters to horses and everything in between, including our own (dog friendly) pet pigs! 

As clients of our veterinary surgery for over 20 years, we come recommended by them and in an emergency, have immediate access to them.  If we have any concerns about your pet, we would, of course, try to contact you and your own vet in the first instance.

More and more of us are working longer hours but thankfully realise that being alone for long spells is no life for our dogs.  We at  Ayrshire Dog Care  can give you peace of mind, knowing that he is receiving the exercise - interspersed with appropriate rest periods -  stimulation and company that he needs to be a happy, well adjusted member of the family.  No more coming home to scenes of destruction and a stressed, unhappy dog!  Many of our clients tell us that since using Ayrshire Dog Care  on a regular basis, they have noticed a positive change in their dog's behaviour and temperament

(N.B This licence is a requirement of the Council for dog home boarding and dog day care.
When looking for someone to take care of your dog on this basis, please ensure that they are licensed.)

Our Core Hours - can be adjusted to suit your needs

Monday - Friday         6.00am to 7.30pm

Saturday                    6.00am to 7.30pm 

Sunday                      6.00am to 7.30pm

We operate seven days a week throughout the year.

Please contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements, as our services can be tailored to suit.

We can accept credit cards via Pay-Pal albeit there  may be a surcharge applicable.

NARPS registered and police checked for your peace of mind.

Safe play for exclusive fun

Set in the Rural Serenity of Ayrshire
What your pets will see daily!

investigating a dandelion

Secure courtyard
with "chill-out" room

Pop, one of the residents
having enjoyed a strawberry smoothie!

Toilet training a speciality
Hetty shows off as being well house-trained