Hopefully you are ready to dive deep into the Austin pet scene. Many of you probably already have furry friends of your own, others might be trying to find one, and either way there should be plenty of information here to help you plan how to proceed.
We will kick this baby off with the best Austin pet stores. They are a good place to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies so they are probably how many of you found our site in the first place.
The top animal shelters in your area for local dog or cat adoption will follow them up. Dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries near you will get our attention next.
Then you will learn about grooming and dog or cat cafes around town. Traveling is more popular than ever these days so we will mention some good hotels that allow pets here.
As things progress there will also be some talk about the best places for pet boarding around the city. And we will finish it all off with unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services.
There will also be a local area map to help you figure out which places are closest to you at the moment. And you can check out our other posts on animals around the Midwest there if interested.
Best Pet Stores In Austin
The best pet stores in Austin should have all the healthy food, treats, toys, and accessories you need:
- Paws on Chicon at 1301 Chicon St #102
- Tomlinson’s Feed at 4211 S Lamar Blvd #A23
- Gallery of Pets at 11689 Research Blvd #107
- Healthy Pet at 211 Walter Seaholm Dr
You will be able to buy all kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other supplies at any of those pet stores in your area. You’ll find a wide variety of premium, healthy dog and cat food, as well as unique pet specialty items like frozen yogurt for your little buddy as well as unique services at Paws on Chicon.
Their excellent pet meals include dry, canned, raw, freeze-dried, and dehydrated feeds for all of your pet’s needs and are sold at a reasonable price. There are also private self-serve dog washing stations available and they were named best shop in the country by Pets+ Magazine. Even better, if you adopt a pet from a local shelter and spend $25 in their store they will give you around $100 worth of free supplies.
Tomlinson’s Feed is a good store for natural, healthy pet products from team members trained in animal nutrition. The Gallery of Pets store has over 100 years of experience with pets and they know the importance of attention to detail cannot be overstated. They sell rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, amphibians, reptiles, and other small animals but fish and birds would be their specialty.
Healthy Pet sells holistic and natural food and supplies for a wide range of animals.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Your local animal shelters might just be where you find your new best friend:
Pets Alive is not a typical shelter setting as their innovative programs save more than 10,000 animals from euthanasia annually, keeping the city no-kill since 2011. Serving their community since 1952, the Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the longest standing no-kill shelter in town and they offer comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of many.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Red Bud Isle
- Auditorium Shores
- Shoal Creek Greenbelt
- Emma Long Metropolitan Park
- Norwood Estate Dog Park
- Harris Ridge Dog Park
- Barton Creek Greenbelt
- Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
- Zoom Room Dog Training at 7739 Northcross Dr H
- Bark Busters Home Dog Training
- Dog Savvy Training at 801 Satellite View
- Dog School Austin at 3908 Menchaca Rd
At Zoom Room only positive reinforcement is used in their dog training programs. In their indoor climate-controlled dog gym, their skilled dog trainers may offer obedience, dog agility, puppy training lessons, and enrichment workshops to small groups or private training sessions.
Dog School Austin has training with a qualified canine behavior specialist which is always included in their convenient, tailored, and experienced services. In a stress-free home environment, they provide behavior and quality of life solutions for you and your dog.
Professional dog training in your area is also provided by Sit Means Sit who will help you keep your dog under control both on and off leash while yet enabling him to live his life.
A treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:
At the Barkin’ Creek Kitchen they carefully prepare each meal using USDA quality, human-grade meats, fruits, and vegetables. The Barkin’ Creek Spa provides a salon-like, fear-free environment for your pet, with each session tailored to your pet’s specific needs.
Tail Waggin’s Dog Bakery is your local neighborhood source for nutritious and wholesome treats and snacks for dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes, and ages. They also have a nice pet supply store near you to explore their entire product collection that includes a lot of raw pet food. Their team of pet experts will gladly assist owners in selecting the healthiest diet for their dogs.
To get your dog or cat looking their best take them to one of these pet groomers:
- Bravado Dog Grooming at 119 N Loop Blvd E
- Mod Mutt Salon at 7600 N Lamar Blvd #A2
- Laura’s Doggie Doo’s at 617 W Slaughter Ln #105
- Kanine Klippers at 8708 S Congress Ave #520
Bravado Dog Grooming is a small salon with full grooming services, baths, trims, summer shave downs, and more. Their groomer has over 10 years of experience working with dogs.
Mod Mutt Salon is a full-service dog and cat grooming salon that caters to the sophisticated pet owner. Their goal is to provide high-quality grooming in a pet-friendly environment while ensuring that their clients, both pet and owner, enjoy outstanding service and leave fully satisfied.
Laura’s Doggie Doo’s has great professional pet stylists and since 2004 they’ve cut hundreds of dogs and recently built a brand new location in the Southern area of the city. Every one of their professional stylists is dedicated to helping your dog look and feel his or her absolute best.
Kanine Klippers is a premier dog grooming shop that offers exceptional grooming services for your lovable pet, including haircuts, baths, toe nail trimming, and other hygiene treatments. The Barkin’ Creek Spa is another good option for local pet grooming.
Pet Cafes In Austin
In the heart of Allandale, XO Yard Bar at 6700 Burnet Road is a wonderful little outdoor restaurant, bar, and dog park with good food, tasty brews, and friendly dogs. Ok, it isn’t a pet café, but we bet you and your dog will have a lot of fun.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- Archer Hotel at 3121 Palm Way
- Hyatt Regency at 208 Barton Springs
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Round Rock at 1000 W Louis Henna Blvd
- Best Western Georgetown Inn at 600 San Gabriel Village Blvd
Pet Boarding In Austin
These Austin pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
- Pups & Pals Pet Lounge at 8721 S 1st St
- Jackie’s Play & Stay at 3822 Airport Blvd
- Shady Acres Pet Ranch at 3901 Sam Bass Rd
Pups & Pals Pet Lounge Doggy Day Care is an excellent method to provide your beloved dog with the socialization, mental stimulation, and exercise he or she requires. Boredom and worry encourage harmful behavior in their pets.
Jackie’s Play & Stay Dogs appreciates a safe, healthy, and enjoyable environment with plenty of interaction with other dogs and people. At Jackie’s, dogs receive plenty of playtime every day, so they’ll be exhausted when you pick them up. They plan each day to ensure that they give the highest level of group socialization, fun, and benefit to every dog in their care.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- North Lamar Veterinary Clinic at 10828 N Lamar Blvd
- Crestview Veterinary Clinic at 7415 Burnet Rd
- Sunbury Veterinary Clinic at 12407 N Mo-Pac Expy #400-B
- Firehouse Animal Health Center at 541 Louis Henna Blvd
- Georgetown Veterinary Hospital at 2707 S Austin Ave
All of the above should be able to provide standard veterinary care for animals like microchipping, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, parasite control, cremations, euthanasia, other end of life care, and basic surgical or medical procedures.
In 1971 Dr. Gianfranco Spellman and the North Lamar Veterinary Clinic began servicing your area. Their practice focuses on small animal care, such as wellness visits, immunizations, and surgical treatments.
Crestview Veterinary Clinic gives comprehensive and emergency care to their patients. They stress great care, open communication, and creating a long-term connection with you and your pet, with a focus on advanced veterinary medicine.
At Sunbury Veterinary Clinic Services they provide a wide range of treatments for your dogs, including medical, diagnostic, surgical, wellness, and preventive health care, so they can live long and happy lives. Round Rock’s Firehouse Animal Health Center is a full-service veterinarian facility.
Everything their veterinarians do is geared at your pet’s long-term well-being and they use fear free methods and cat friendly practice principles to make your stay relaxing and stress-free. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital does a wide range of treatments for your dogs, including medical, diagnostic, surgical, wellness, and preventive health care.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Life always comes to an end and when it does you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
If you’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye to a friend or family member, Doorstep Vet will be there to help make the process as stress-free and peaceful as possible. Everything will be taken care of for you, so all you need to bring are tissues and love.
They also realize how difficult it is to say goodbye to a true companion at Fond Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory. They will assist you in making memorial arrangements that best fit your wishes, whether your pet’s death was foreseen or not.
You can also read our:
- San Antonio Area Pet Guide
- Houston Area Pet Guide
- Dallas & Ft Worth Area Pet Guide
- El Paso Area Pet Guide
Have Fun With Your Pets In Austin
After thinking about all of those 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 in your area we hope you are ready to take on whatever comes next.
We bet our future readers 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 Austin pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.