dog and cat boarding

Pet Boarding

Top Dog Kennel provides private indoor and outdoor runs, optional playtime and daily walks, quiet, stress-free cattery

They’ll enjoy their trip just as much as you will yours … learn more

Pet Groomer Asheville NC

dog grooming

Pet Grooming

Custom specialty cuts, hand stripping, bathing, nails, ears, complete makeover

We’ll give your dog or cat a complete makeover! … learn more

Dog Breeding

World-renowned breeding of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen – over 100 champions!

For a pup destined to become a champion, we specialize in dog breeding … learn more

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Top Dog Kennel - Boarding, Grooming & Breeding

Going away for a while?

We’re just 15 minutes outside Asheville, NC

Contact Top-Dog

… and feel good about taking your next vacation!


Your pet’s preferred vacation destination!

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Macy Roberts - Rainbow Bridge

Little Macy Roberts left our world on October 1, 2014…

We will always remember you girly!

Hope you are having fun playing on the other side!

We love ya Macy!

Jay Maki reviewed Top Dog Kennel5 star
Top Dog is top notch ! Staff is super friendly on phone and in person. They really care about our dogs’ experience, and meet all our needs and desires. Our beagle is a bit special needs and top dog has gone above and beyond to keep him safe and happy as possible. grooming services are adequate or better as well. We prefer a simple shave and a little scissor work on fave for our wire hair min datschund; so I cant vouch for quality of more complicated cuts. I imagine they do a great job though knowing the owner shows dogs of his own. I highly recommend top dog to anyone in asheville area. Thanks to all their great staff !

Jay Maki

Top Dog Kennel has a friendly and sensitive staff, provided a warm welcome, and the pets seem very well-adjusted too ;)  Certainly a good choice for Asheville.

Tony F.

—Oliver Erwin

★★★★★ We LOVE Top Dog Kennel. Luke (the hound) knows when the humans pack suitcases that it is time to go to Top Dog. He loves it!!!

WarrenLewis Anna Perdue

You won’t find a better choice in the Asheville area for your pets than Top Dog Kennel. They are anxious to please their clients and want you to give them any information that will enable them to give expert care to your pets. Everyone connected to Top Dog is warm, friendly and knowledgeable, fully capable and eager to meet your and your pets’ every need. I have taken my pets there for over ten years and would not go anywhere else.

—Marguerite Philpot Thompson

Always groom my dog, Evan, just right.  He loves to go…

—Mark M.

I wanted to say that you guys are not only great for dogs but also cats!  Our cat Jesse loves Top Dog, always comes home happy and in great shape.  He has stayed with you numerous times, and we appreciate your kindness to him and the special attention you pay to your cat visitors!

—Gwen Diehn

My dogs are 5 & 6 years old and have never been boarded until recently.. Thank you (Michael) Top Dog Kennel for making Martha & Truman’s visits wonderful!!! Also, you gave me a piece of mind so I could enjoy my trips…

—Melody L. Fagan Mathews

★★★★★ Top Dog Kennel was so good to our dogs, Bandit and Meya. They gave Meya the extra attention she needed to feel comfortable. We will be taking them back there again soon. Thank you, Michael, for your extra time with our babies.

Rebecca Padgett Harris

A big thank-you to Nick and Michael at Top Dog Kennel for their professionalism and caring attention they gave to our puppy, Bentley who was born July 2014. We wanted to be as much of a part of our puppy’s development as we could and Michael was absolutely wonderful in sending videos, pictures and texts every few days so we could watch the growth and progress of our puppy. We will be forever thankful to them for our beautiful and healthy Bentley.

Stan and Jayne Smith

 We thank Michael at Top Dog for the comfort and care of our dogs Amigo and Zoey. We don’t use kennels often and so were nervous about leaving them, but they came home happy and well cared for. We will definitely use Top Dog Kennels again. Great job!

Roger Gwaltney

The only kennel I will use. As a breeder/show/trainer, I want a kennel that understands DOGS and what their needs are, not a kennel worrying about curtains and decor! Staff is knowledgeable and always will to note any special requests. They deal with my spoiled dogs and give extra care to “disabled veteran”. Love them – recommend to all my clients!

—Katherine Orr Robertson

Top Dog Kennel gives us peace of mind that our dog is well-taken-care of, safe and comfortable while we’re gone. The staff is friendly, professional and caring, and they truly make an effort to cater to our beloved pet’s particular needs. Also, we were permitted to tour the facility before deciding to board him here, which made us feel comfortable right from the start. We appreciate having Top Dog Kennel – thank you! :)

Pam J. Hecht

★★★★★ My dog absolutely loved it here! Their rates are great and the property is wonderful.

I was really impressed by the fact that Michael took special note of my little Suki and worked on getting her to be more sociable with other dogs during her stay. She tends to be shy and get overwhelmed by multiple dogs but when I picked her up, she seemed very comfortable there.

The staff members were all lovely and professional and I love the options they offer for keeping my fur-babies active and happy during their stay.

I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a clean, safe, caring environment for a puppy vacation.

Tissica Schultz



Cotton, Bear, and Suga spent 6 days at the kennel. Our German Shepherd met us at the pick up kennel, happy and ready to go home. This is the best Kennel in Asheville and the surrounding area that we have used. in 10 years. Our dogs played outside and were walked 2 times a day. They were healthy and happy. We will use then kennel again and pass the wonderful services to our friends.

Dare Tolar

So happy we have a kennel like Top Dog that we feel good about for our dog, Snuggles – the love of our life! :)

Pam J. Hecht

Maggie Mae LOVES staying with your loving team of pup pros. Thank you for always making her stay safe and fun. It makes it much easier to leave her.

Renee Caron

5 star-Very impressed with the facilities and attention to detail after dropping Bailey and Barney off this morning. Michael and Kendra both welcoming and caring to me and my 4-legged kids. Looking forward to seeing pics throughout the week and seeing how the girls like their stay at Top Dog!

Chris Mattice Moss

 5 star- Jett loves hanging out at Top Dog Kennel! They are always so accommodating with his weird dietary needs. I appreciate the Facebook photos of him during playtime.

Maria DiLalla


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