On this page we will be going over everything we know about pets in Akron in full detail. Our goal is to dive deep and share anything you might be interested in about the subject at hand.
There is no better place to begin than a list of the best Akron pet stores, even if we are trying to cover it all. They are probably why the majority of you ended up on our site, and they should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and all the supplies you could ever need.
Once they are out of the way it will be time to learn about the best local animal shelters for people who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other animal. The following three sections are for local dog lovers as they will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your region.
Then we will pivot to pet grooming spas and dog or cat cafes near you. Pet friendly hotels and overnight boarding facilities will be up next for anyone who travels often.
Veterinarians and pet cremation services are not the happiest of subjects but at some point we all will probably need them. We would recommend that you stick around for our pets near you map at the conclusion.
As you probably already know there are many more options in Cleveland if you can’t find what you want here.
Best Pet Stores In Akron
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Akron are good places to go:
- The Pet Loft at 1947 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
- Pet Supplies Plus at 3100 Manchester Rd
- PetPeople at 34 N Hawkins Ave
- PetSmart at 355 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls
- Petco at 3975 Cascades Blvd #30, Kent
There will be a wide variety of food, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, beds, and other pet supplies at each of those stores. At The Pet Loft they also provide treats and specialty items.
Pet Supplies Plus carries live small pets, live crickets and fishes. Pet Suplies and PetPeople can even help you with self-service dogs and full grooming services. At Petco and PetSmart you can do dog grooming, dog training and veterinary care. Petco also has an aquatics department.
In case you weren’t aware there are 2 PetSmarts, 6 Pet Supplies Plus, and 1 Petco in your area.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
If you find yourself in a situation with a lost dog, cat, or other pet in the area One of A Kind Pet Rescue at at 1929 W Market Street may be able to help. They cater to pet adoption and provide clinic spay and neuter services.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Akron Dog Park (BARC)
- Bow Wow Beach Park
- Tails and Trail Dog Park
- Portage Lakes Dog Park
- Mugrage Park
- Keyser Dog Park
- Furnas Dog Park
- Twinsburg Dog Park
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
- Sit Means Sit Dog Training at 1062A Jacoby Rd
- Papp´s Dog Services at 881 W Waterloo Rd
- Akron Dog Training Center
- AlphA & Omega Dog Training
All of the above should have a wide variety of options ranging from group puppy training classes to private dog training courses. Sit Means Sit Dog Training serves the northeast Ohio area including Cleveland, Akron, and Canton. In addition to training they provide therapy dog certification and dog grooming services.
Anya Falcon specializes in advanced dog training and housebreaking. From basic, beginner training classes to advanced skill levels AlphA and Omega Dog Training programs are custom-tailored to your specific objectives, training one client-one dog at a time, from behavioral development, off/on leash, obedience training, in-home sessions, agility/sport training, board and training programs, security training, and more.
A treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:
- Morty´s Munchies Dog Bakery & Boutique at 2101 Front St #109
- One Lucky Dog Bakery at 45 Public Square
Morty’s Munchies provides your dog with wonderful homemade treats and cakes. One Lucky Dog Bakery offers wheat-free dog treats, cat and horse treats, Fromm and Orijen dog food, distinctive collars and leashes, beds, tough toys, dog jackets, dog greeting cards, cat toys, dog grooming products, and natural vitamins for dogs that are all made with all-natural, hand-picked ingredients.
Your dog or cat will look cuter than ever after a visit to these local pet groomers:
- Wash Wag Dog Wash & Grooming at 1521 Akron Peninsula Rd
- Celebrity Pets Salon and Boutique at 1834 Merriman Rd
If you really want to pamper your pet take them to Wash Wag Dog Wash & Grooming who does self-serve/full serve dog wash and grooming services. Starting in 2009 Akron Life and the Beacon Journal awarded Celebrity Pets Salon the best groomer in the city. They have a pet grooming salon as well as a boutique.
Valley Animal Hospital, Easdale, Wag On Inn, Happy Paws Pet Resort, Pet Supplies Plus Akron, PetPeople, PetSmart, Sit Means Sit Dog Training, and Petco are more options for local grooming services.
Pet Cafes In Akron
Unfortunately at this time we are not aware of any dog, cat, or pet cafe. Use the comments to fill us in so we can add the info to this post if you know of one we should be mentioning.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- Red Roof Inn at 2939 S Arlington Rd
- Holiday Inn Fairlawn at 4073 Medina Rd
- Quality Inn at 2873 S Arlington Rd
- Super 8 by Wyndham Kent at 4380 Edson Rd
Pet Boarding In Akron
These Akron pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
- Camp Bow Wow at 1403 Main St
- Wag On Inn at 80 Medina Rd
- Easdale at 1814 N Revere Rd
- Happy Paws Pet Resort at 3712 Commerce Dr, Copley
A lot of these are more than just boarding facilities for dogs and cats. For instance both Easdale and Happy Paws Pet Resort offer grooming services for both. The number 1 doggie daycare, boarding facility and grooming service in Medina is Wag On Inn who even has a pet taxi available.
At Camp Bow Wow they not only provide boarding services they also have a doggie daycare. Another option for boarding in your area that we have already mentioned here is Valley Animal Hospital.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Valley Animal Hospital at 1830 Merriman Rd
- Buckeye Veterinary Clinic at 3592 Manchester Rd
- The Visiting Vet at 1937 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
- MedVet Akron at 1321 Centerview Cir
- Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital at 1053 S Cleveland Massillon Rd, Copley
You can get basic health care for animals like flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, parasite control, vaccinations, microchipping, and standard pet surgeries at all of those local veterinarians.
At Valley Animal Hospital attends during normal business hours. Plus they offer dentistry and laser therapy. The Visiting Vet provides dental care, acupuncture, humane anesthetic injection & home euthanasia, burial & private cremation with return of ashes as well as house calls for routine care.
MedVet Akron and Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital are open 24/7. Medical oncology, neurology and rehabilitation are some of the specialties at MetVet. Exotic animal and bird health care are available at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
You can get pet memorials and private cremation services at Hummel Pet Services at 201 Opportunity Parkway. Buckeye Veterinary Clinic and The Visiting Vet offer pet euthanasia services.
Here is a good link for current adoptable pets in your area. If you find yourself in a situation involving a lost or found pet click that link or this one.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Akron
After thinking about all of those pet stores, animal shelters, local adoption centers, dog parks, puppy trainers, bakeries, groomers, cafes, hotels that allow pets, places to board your dogs or cats, and even veterinarian or cremation services we hope you have a better understanding of the scene.
We know our future readers would be glad if you would let us know if you noticed anything incorrect, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Akron pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.