The Athens, Georgia pet scene is going to be covered in full detail for you right here. It is safe to assume that you all won’t be searching for the same information but there should be enough discussed to help you plan your next move no matter what that is.
We might as well kick this off the same way as we do all of our city guides and that is with the best Athens pet stores. Puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies may all be purchased at them so they will probably help the most of you out.
The best local animal shelters for dog and cat adoption will follow that up. Then we will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your area.
Pet grooming spas near you and dog or cat cafes around the city will garner our next sections. We can’t presume everyone reading this lives here so we’ll recommend some pet-friendly hotels too.
As we progress we’ll talk about the best pet boarding facilities in your area, and we are saving the somber topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services for the end. Make sure to look at the map towards the conclusion so you can find out which spots are closest to where you are right now.
If you want to learn more about the Southeast that link will take you to all of our other posts on the region.
Best Pet Stores In Athens
You may want to buy a new puppy or kitten or you might just need to get some new toys, food, or supplies and these best pet stores in Athens can handle most of your needs:
- Pet Supplies Plus at 191 Alps Rd #13A
- Petsense at 660 US-29
- PetSmart at 1791 Oconee Connector #130
- Fin-Alley at 1095 Baxter St
- Aquarium Outfitters at 230 Old Epps Bridge Rd
Pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other items should be available at each of those local pet stores. Pet Supplies Plus sells birds, cats, dogs, fish, small pets, reptiles, amphibians, and also offers dog grooming, a self-serve dog wash, pet pharmacy, and VIP pet care.
Grooming services for dogs and cats are also available at Petsense. The Petsmart near you is a big box retailer that should have all the supplies you need and should be able to provide basic grooming, boarding, and even some veterinary services.
Fin-Alley is an aquarium store that caters to both beginners and specialists. Aquarium Outfitters sells all of the supplies you’ll need for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums, and they also service aquariums at homes and offices.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Think about visiting one of these animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Athens Area Humane Society at 1030 Mitchell Bridge Rd
- Athens-Clarke County Animal Services at 125 Buddy Christian Way
Vet services, owner surrender, a food bowl program, and community cats are just a few of the things offered by the Athens Area Humane Society. Athens-Clarke County Animal Services provides adoption and reclaiming of impounded and surrendered dogs, cats, and other domestic animals in your area, information about lost or found pets, and more.
An hour at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Athens Memorial Dog Park
- Wiggley Field
- Southeast Clarke Park
Signing up for one of these puppy training services in your area will get them caught up real quick:
- Off Leash K9 Training at 400A Commerce Blvd
- Sit Happens Dog Training & Behavior at 191 Alps Rd
Off-Leash K9 Training focuses on private sessions, dog behavior consultations, and teaching owners why their dogs behave the way they do. Sitting Happen Dog Training & Behavior provides a wide range of services to fulfill your specific requirements. Local puppy training is also available at Pawtropolis East Athens.
Oscar Bites is a fresh and simple alternative to some of the other doggy snacks on the market. Each fresh baked dog treat is individually hand pressed and made with all natural ingredients.
Their local delivery service will bring fresh baked dog treats right to your door.
Make sure your dog or cat is looking their best by taking them to a local pet groomer:
- Bark Dog Spa & Boutique at 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy #307
- Classic City K-9 Grooming at 2475 Jefferson Rd #100
Bark Dog Spa & Boutique is a premier dog grooming salon near you that focuses on providing the best skin care and styling for your pet. Bathing, micro grooming, full grooming, nail trimming, dental care, flea treatment, and more are all available at Classic City K-9 Grooming.
PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, PetSense, and Pawtropolis East Athens also offer pet grooming.
Pet Cafes In Athens
We don’t know of any pet cafes in your area right now, if you do please tell us in the comments so we can add that info to our post, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets we suggest:
- Hotel Indigo Downtown at 500 College Ave
- Graduate Athens at 295 E Dougherty St
- Homewood Suites at 750 E Broad St
Pet Boarding In Athens
Pawtropolis East Athens at 670 Olympic Drive provides services like boarding, grooming, training, spa, and more for cats and dogs. Petsmart also provides pet boarding.
Best Veterinarians Near You
They will get the best medical care possible if you take them to one of the best local veterinarians in town:
- Athens Animal Medical Clinic at 6300 Jefferson Rd
- UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 2200 College Station Rd
- Athens Pets Veterinarian at 710 Gaines School Rd
- Boulevard Animal Hospital at 298 Prince Ave
- Shoal Creek Animal Clinic at 2226 S Barnett Shoals Rd
Standard veterinary care like microchipping, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, parasite control, cremations, euthanasia, other end of life care, and basic surgical or medical procedures should be available at any of those veterinarians in your area. Athens Animal Medical Clinic can do preventive care, nutrition, and behavior counseling for exotics pets.
If you need 24/7 emergency veterinary service you can contact Athens Animal Medical Clinic at 706 548-4486, UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 706‑542‑3000, and Athens Pets Veterinarian at 706-956-5106.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Athens Pet Cremation at 4355 Lexington Road #B offers private cremation, communal cremation, and pre-arrangement. UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital also provides pet cremation.
We are almost done but still want to share some useful links like this one for lost and found pets in your area, these for currently adoptable animals, and this one that breaks down the local pet licensing laws.
By the way we have also discussed:
- Pet Stores, Grooming, & Boarding in Atlanta
- Pet Stores, Grooming, & Boarding in Huntsville
- Pet Stores, Grooming, & Boarding in Savannah
- Pet Stores, Grooming, & Boarding in Augusta
Have Fun With Your Pets In Athens
After thinking about all of those pet stores, animal shelters, adoptions, dog parks, puppy trainers, bakeries, groomers, cafes, hotels that allow pets, places to board your dogs or cats, and even veterinarian or cremation services you should have a greater understanding of the scene in your area.
It would be awesome if you could let us know if you noticed anything incorrect, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips in the comments. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Athens, Georgia pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.