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increased exercise, safe socialization, and exclusive benefits for you and your pup

    Dogtopia of Elsmere

    At Dogtopia of Elsmere, we’re known for our clean facility and our friendly staff who knows every canine client by name. Since August 2012, we’ve been offering dog daycare, boarding, training and spa services to the residents of Elsmere, Wilmington, Prices Corner, Greenville and Hockessin.

    You’ll receive award-winning service when you bring your pup to Dogtopia of Elsmere. We are the proud recipients of The Delaware News Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award in 2014 and 2015.

    Location Hours

    Mon 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Tues 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Wed 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thurs 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Fri 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sat 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sun 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • TOP DOG


      Our goal is to raise the bar for the entire industry and set the standard for what it takes to run a safe and clean doggie daycare. We’re proud to be to a Top Dog facility.

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    • Pledging Safety



      We chase the absolute highest standards of safety in everything we do! Our goal is to make sure all pups in our care are happy, safe, and comfortable.

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    • Dogs Playing Together with Bubbles

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      Play All Day!

      Our webcams let you check in on your pup from any desktop or mobile device. Have peace of mind they are safe and comfortable while you’re away.

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      Resource Guide


      We realize that your dog is a furry member of your family and they deserve the highest level of care. That’s why we offer expert advice and tips on a wide range of topics related to dog behavior, health, safety, and more!

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    Dog of the Week

    For the week of 05-27-2024

    Name: Marshall
    Age: 1 year, 2 months
    Breed: Marshall
    Favorite Activities: Playing tag and wrestling with his BFFF's !!
    Friends: Brody ( golden ), Niko (husky), Loki (Husky mix )
    Most Lovable Qualities: Marshall is always happy to greet all his BFFF's and coaches when coming into our lobby!!

    Dog Daycare, Boarding, Grooming and More

    Our daycare provides dog owners with a safe and fun place to leave their pet for the day, while our boarding provides a secure and comfortable place for overnight stays. Our off-leash facility is equipped with three spacious, fully supervised playrooms and a large outdoor play area. We separate dogs according to their size, temperament and play style.

    If your pup is getting to be a bit smelly, we also offer a full range of spa services as a part of our daycare and boarding packages. Our groomers have extensive experience working with all breeds of dogs. In addition to the basics, we also offer a number of luxurious spa treatments such as flea and tick treatments, nail dremeling, de-shedding and more.

    Our services include:

    If you’re planning to board your dog overnight or longer, we recommend bringing them to our location for a visit beforehand so they can meet our team and become comfortable in the new environment. Please contact us for a free, no obligation tour of our facilities.

    Dogtopia of Elsmere has won The News Journal’s Reader’s Choice award for three consecutive years.


    State-of-the Art Facility

    Dogtopia of Elsmere has three indoor playrooms offering a total of 6400 square feet of play space with specialized rubber flooring that’s designed to be easy on dogs’ paws and joints. Each of our playrooms is equipped with webcams, allowing you to check in on our pup throughout the day and see what a fun time they are having. Our playrooms are fully supervised by our highly trained team.

    Our lobby features a wide variety of luxury/specialty dog products for sale, from Warren London Spa Supplies to Soggy Doggy dog beds to Amici Pet premium bully chews. We stock our doggy boutique with unique retail items; why opt for average, boring nylon leashes when you could have a leopard print leash and harness or collar combo from MimiGreen?

    We are conveniently located at the intersection of Kirkwood Highway (Route 2) and Dupont Road (Route 100) next to Angerstein’s Building Supply & Design Center. Our facility is just one mile east of Delaware VA hospital on Route 2. There’s ample parking available at the front of our building.

    Dogtopia of Elsmere has earned certification status as a Heroes for Healthy PetsTM facility. The Heroes for Healthy PetsTM Certification Program in Infectious Disease Management provides training for preventative care, including strategic vaccination, and cleaning and disinfection protocols to help maintain disease-free facilities and keep pets healthy.

    The program is co-sponsored by the International Boarding and Pet Services Association, National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Pet Sitters International, VETgirl, and Barkleigh Productions.


    If you want to schedule your dog for daycare, boarding or spa services, please contact us to arrange a time and date.  Before you bring your dog to stay overnight, we ask that you bring them in for a meet and greet with our team so we can decide if your pup is the right fit for our play environment. For daycare and boarding clients, we ask that they bring any food, medication and bedding they may have.

    Contact Us

    At Dogtopia of Elsmere, we realize that each dog is unique. That is why we take the time find the daycare, boarding and spa package that will best meet both you and your dog’s needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about any of our services. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and determine if we are a right fit for your pup. You can also download our enrollment form here.

    • Zena the Rottweiler and Herbie the Bulldog

      Zena And Herbie Enjoying The Water Games

    • 2015 annual charity dog wash

      2015 Annual Charity Dog Wash

    • Daizy Millis on Halloween 2015

      The Devilish "Ms Millis"

    • Hank Hagerty, the French Bulldog

      Hank Hagerty, The French Bulldog

    • Archie Paoletti the Lab mix and Isabelle the Golden Retriever

      Archie And Isabelle Looking Cute Together

    • Bruce Telford the Lab

      Bruce Telford, The Lab

    • Holden Dougherty the Yorkie

      Holden Dougherty, The Yorkie

    • Tyson Browne the Terrier mix celebrating his birthday

      Happy Birthday Tyson!

    • Lucy Gillen the Shih Tzu

      Lucy Gillen, The Shih Tzu

    • Putter Mendez the English Springer Spaniel

      Putter Mendez, The English Springer Spaniel

    • Kaigan Kramer

      We'll Never Find You In There, Kaigan!

    • Abbey Hannum

      Abbey Hannum

    • Cali Monaghan the Havapoo looking adorable after her grooming appointment.

      Cali Monaghan, The Havapoo Looking Adorable After Her Grooming Appointment.

    • Ricochet Blackburn the Boxer

      Ricochet Blackburn The Boxer

    • Abraham Walters and Buddy and Boca Felicia

      Abraham Walters And Buddy And Boca Felicia

    • Buddy and his sister Boca Felicia

      Buddy And His Sister Boca Felicia

    • Eva the German Shepherd

      Eva The German Shepherd

    • Eva the German Shepherd puppy

      Eva The German Shepherd Puppy

    Bischon Frise Running in Dogtopia
    Big dog on Dogtopia playroom equipment
    Pup with Tongue Out in Bath
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