Total Dog Care doggy play room

Total Dog Care

We understand how daunting it can be to leave your dog in the care of others. That is why our dedicated team are qualified and experienced to tend to your dog’s every need.

We have a maximum of 6 dogs in our care meaning all dogs receive the attention they deserve. Whether you are looking for daycare or home-boarding for a weekend, a week or longer, you can travel with confidence. You know your dog will be happy and safe!


Dog Day Care

Our canine guests will have access to 2 outdoor and 2 indoor play areas to interact with other friendly dogs, our lovely staff and a huge collection of toys. Our indoor rooms have plenty of beds and comfy places to chill. The premise is fully secure with brick wall and fencing. All dogs will be supervised at all times during the day.

Dogs from 5 months old are welcome at daycare. Puppies younger than this won’t be mixed with the main pack. All we ask is that all dogs are:

  • fully vaccinated (including kennel cough – at least 2 weeks before arrival)
  • friendly with other dogs
  • not in season

Throughout the day, your dog will enjoy the freedom of our enclosed exercise areas where they have lots of things to explore and enjoy.

Dogs playing in garden

Our garden is great for those dogs who love to play, while our courtyard is kitted out for those who would rather have a good sniffari. Both areas have activity areas for the dogs to keep their busy brains occupied. From our sensory garden in the courtyard, fully planted with animal safe plants, to our specially designed climbing frame and adventure tunnel in the garden, there is plenty for our guests to do.

Two dogs playing in play room

We also have a specially designed indoor play room, full of toys, activities, and tunnels for your dog to explore.

Home Boarding

A fully licenced home boarding facility in the middle of Earl Shilton, near Hinckley, Leicestershire. We have a licence to care for up to 6 dogs per day (including day care clients).

Your dog(s) will be cared for in a homely environment, giving your dog a calmer, more settled experience to being away from home.

Sleeping arrangements for home boarding: All dogs from separate households are separated at night. Dogs from the same household are kept together. We can crate your dog at night if you prefer.

Walks and exercise areas for both home boarding and day care:

  • 1 garden (at the back of the property) – all secure
  • 1 courtyard (at the front of the property) – all secure

We can exercise your dogs with the rest of our guests or we can exercise them separately if your dog prefers.

We can also mix the dogs in the house or keep them separate if preferred.

If we are caring for dogs that are separate from the rest of the dogs in our care, a member of the team will always be with them. They will not be left out of the fun.

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Dog Hydrotherapy

We also offer hydrotherapy for your dog. Our facilities include a custom-built hydrotherapy pool, state of the art aquatic treadmill and class IV K-laser therapy, all performed by our qualified staff of Veterinary Physiotherapists and Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapists. For more information please visit


How many dogs can you take at 1 time?
We have a licence to care for 6 dogs at a time.

What are your opening times?
Monday to Sunday 07.30am - 6.00pm

Is there parking on site?
We have spaces for up to 10 cars on the front of the property.

Can I bring my dogs own food when boarding?
Yes. Please bring your dogs own food with them. Please ensure they have enough food for their entire stay as we do not supply food.

What vaccinations does my dog need?
We insist that all dogs in our care are fully vaccinated, including having the kennel cough vaccination. Please ensure they have had the kennel cough vaccination at least 2 weeks before their stay.

My dog is on medication. Will you be able to administer it?
We can give medication, however we cannot administer injections. Please let us know prior to booking about any medical conditions and medications your dog needs while in our care so we can advise properly.

Can I ring to check how my dog is doing while they are staying with you?
Yes, please do. We also post photo’s on our social media pages of our guests for you to enjoy.

Do you accept elderly guests?
Yes, up to 15 years old. Dogs are to be health checked upon arrival to ensure they are well enough for home boarding and/or day care.

Can we bring our own bedding, toys and treats?
Yes. Please ensure all bedding, toys and treats have your dog(s) names on them.

What exercise will my dog get?
Your dog will be exercised twice per day in our secure off lead areas.

Can we come to have a look around?
Yes, We encourage you to come and have a look round before booking. Part of the service is to ensure you are happy and relaxed in the knowledge that your pet is being well looked after while you are away. Viewing times are by appointment only. Please contact us to book an appointment to vue our facilities.

My dog is having rehabilitation with you, can you carry this on whilst boarding with you?
Yes. For all patients already registered with our hydrotherapy centre, we can continue your dogs treatments. Hydrotherapy is only bookable with a referral from your veterinary surgeon.


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Contact Us

Total Dog Care
45 Stoneycroft Road
Earl Shilton
tel: 01455 841 048

Licenced with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Licence No: (23/00570/AWBOH)
Renewal Date: 05/11/2025

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday
7.30am to 6pm

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