Everything we know about pets in Albany will be discussed in detail for you right here on this page. 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 Albany 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 in your area. 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.
And anyone who is interested is welcome to look through more of our posts on cities around the Northeast at that link.
Best Pet Stores In Albany
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Albany are good places to go:
- Benson’s Pet Center at 197 Wolf Rd
- Healthy Pet Center at 237 N Greenbush Rd
- PetSmart at 161 Washington Ave
- Pet Supplies Plus at 1225 Western Ave
- Petco at 1440 Central Ave, Colonie
Whether you want to buy new pet toys, food, collars, leashes, carriers, beds, or other supplies you should find them at any of the above. Benson’s Pet Center has multiple locations in the capitol region and specializes in helping customers find exactly what is best for their pets based on those particular animals’ needs. Plus they offer free delivery on orders over $35 and have a fun Dock Dogs event each summer at Clifton Park that many of you probably already know about.
PetSmart and Petco provide pet grooming and dog training. Vaccination clinics and preventative veterinary care are available too. In Albany and the surrounding area there are 5 PetSmarts, 1 Pet Supplies Plus, and 1 Petco.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Try going to one of these animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Mohawk Hudson Humane Society at 3 Oakland Ave
- Animal Protective Foundation at 53 Maple Ave
- Peppertee Rescue
You may also want to reach out to these local shelters if you need help finding a lost dog, cat, or other pet around town. Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is available to offer veterinary services, dog training, a pet food pantry, and an animal abuse registry.
For assistance with pet services like low-cost spay/neuter, dog training classes, microchipping, lost and found pets, wildlife resources, surrendering a pet, reporting animal cruelty, and end-of-life services contact Animal Protective Foundation.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Hartman Road Dog Park
- Normanskill Farm Dog Park
- Westland Hills Dog Park
- Department of General Services Dog Park
- Olde English Downtown Dog Park
- Washington Park Parade Ground
- Frank Waterson Park
- Ridgefield Park
These local puppy trainers will have them following orders in no time:
Dog daycare, boarding school, and petsitting are some of the specialties at All Dawgs whose services are available in Albany, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Guilderland, Latham, Niskayuna, Schenectady, Troy, and Watervliet.
Whether you need group puppy training classes or would like to take a private dog training course or anything in between they are all willing to help you out. Albany Dogs Trainers also offers potty training, basic and advanced obedience program, therapy dog program, dog aggression program as well as a 2-week board and training program.
Healthy Pet Center, PetSmart, Petco, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and Animal Protective Foundation also provide dog training services.
Mugzy’s Barkery offers organic dog treats and dog birthday cakes in your area to residents of East Greenbush, Albany, Troy, Saratoga, Springs, Schenectady, and Clifton Park. They specialize in creating all-natural and organic snacks that are handmade, healthy, safe, and tasty. All of the treats are also free of wheat, corn, and soy.
To get your dog or cat looking their best take them to one of these pet groomers:
- Grrreendog Grooming and Spa at 1434 Western Ave
- Pet Spas & Suites at 1 Cerone Commercial Dr
- Barking Boutique & Doggie at 98 Everett Rd #4
Many of these are more than just dog and cat grooming services. Both Pet Spas & Suites and The Barking Boutique provide dog daycare services too. Pet Spas & Suites serves the local area plus Colonie, Guilderland, Latham, and Troy.
More options for grooming near you that are mentioned on this page include Grrreendog Grooming and Spa, Healthy Pet Center, PetSmart, Petco, and Camp Bow Wow.
Pet Cafes In Albany
Do you know of any dog, cat, or pet cafes in your area? Because we don’t. If you do please mention them in the comments so we can add them to this page if they make the cut.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- TownePlace Suites Downtown at 22 Holland Ave
- Super 8 Schenectady at 3083 Carman Rd I-90 Exit 25
- Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn at 14th St
- Motel 6 at 100 Watervliet Ave
- Days Inn SUNY at 1230 Western Ave
Pet Boarding In Albany
These Albany pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
At Camp Bow Wow you can get boarding, daycare, training, and grooming for dogs. And Must Love Pawz does dog daycare, cat and dog boarding, pet sitting, cat services, dog training, and spa services.
Other places we have listed throughout the post who also offer pet boarding include Pet Spas & Suites and All Dawgs.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Sand Creek Animal Hospital at 130 Wolf Rd
- Parkside Veterinary Hospital at 172 Morton Ave
- Colonie Animal Hospital at 1946 Central Ave
- Upstate Veterinary Specialties at 152 Sparrowbush Rd, Latham
- Hernas Veterinary Clinic at 1235 Gerling St
- Oakwood Veterinary Clinic at 205 Oakwood Ave
Whether you need flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, parasite control, vaccinations, microchipping, standard pet surgeries, or other basic animal health care any of the above should suffice.
Sand Creek Animal Hospital is a cat-friendly practice that offers oral surgery and dental cleanings. Parkside Veterinary Hospital provides pet dental care and emergency pet care to the Albany, New York area including Albany, South End, Empire Plaza, Mansion Area, and Cathedral Area.
Emergency care, dentistry, and boarding are available at Colonie Animal Hospital for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and a variety of warm-blooded pocket pets. Upstate Veterinary Specialties and Colonie Animal Hospital provide specialty and emergency veterinary care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The pharmacy at Hernas Veterinary Clinic is fully stocked to meet your pet’s prescription needs. Exotic pet care is provided by Oakwood Veterinary Clinic which serves Troy, Melrose, Schaghticoke, and the surrounding areas of Rensselaer County.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Breezy Nook Pet Crematory at 452 Presbyterian Hill Roadd they will provide individual pet cremation services. In addition the Animal Protective Foundation provides pet euthanasia services.
If you have an after hours pet emergency you can call the Capital District Animal Emergency Clinic at 222 Troy-Schenectady Road at 518-785-1094. You can find a current list of local adoptable pets at that link or this one.
Lastly, you can apply for a dog license in Albany at that link. We have also discussed the scene in:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Albany
After thinking about all of those local pet stores, animal shelters, 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 would really appreciate it if you could 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 Albany pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.