On this page we will be going over everything we know about pets in Bakersfield in great depth. Hopefully this will serve as a one-stop shop for all of the information you require as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Even though we’re aiming to cover everything, we can’t think of a better place to start than with a list of the best Bakersfield pet stores. They are most likely the main pull to this page and should be able to assist you in purchasing puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies.
We’ll discuss the top local animal shelters next for individuals who would rather adopt a dog, cat, or other pet than buy a new one. Our next three sections which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakers near you will appeal to dog enthusiasts in the area.
Then it’ll be time to look into pet grooming shops and dog or cat cafes in your area. Anyone who travels frequently will appreciate the following sections which describe pet-friendly hotels and boarding facilities in the area.
Our final two topics, veterinarians and pet cremation services, will be a little more somber. Stay tuned for our local pet map at the conclusion, and click here to compare the situation here to that of other towns in the Southwest.
Best Pet Stores In Bakersfield
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Bakersfield are good places to go:
- The Village Pet Market at 8200 Stockdale Hwy #C2A
- Garcias Feed & Pet at 3143 Niles St
- Roundup at 5805 Rosedale Hwy
- PetSmart at 4100 Ming Ave
- Petco at 5151 Gosford Rd
Expect to find a large selection of new pet toys, food, collars, leashes, carriers, beds, or other supplies at these local stores. The Village Pet Market sells a variety of American made natural food, treats, and chews. Roundup sells supplies and food for all pets big or small in your area and around Kern County.
Grooming, dog training, and veterinary care are also available at PetSmart and Petco. When you order by 2 p.m. Petco will deliver your item the same day for free if it is $35 or more. If you were not aware there are three PetSmart stores and two Petco stores near you.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
There will probably be plenty of dogs and pets for adoption at these local animal shelters:
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. Bakersfield SPCA offers low-cost spay and neutering services, microchip identification placement, dog obedience training, education, and more.
MEOW is a non-profit organization that runs one of Central California’s leading No-Kill Cat Shelters that can assist with adoptions, low-cost veterinary services, and has educational programs.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Kroll Dog Park
- Centennial Dog Park
- San Lauren Park
- Krebs Dog Park
- Mesa Marin Dog Park
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
Some prefer to join group puppy training classes while others would like private dog training and either way any of the above should be able to work with you. Activated Canine Training and K9 Behavior College provide private lessons in addition to board and training programs.
Activated Canine also offers puppy socialization classes in Bakersfield and around Central California. In addition K9 Behavior also provides dog daycare and boarding services.
Bakersfield SPCA and Sczyr’s Kennel & Cattery also provide dog obedience training.
Do you know of any dog, cat, or pet bakeries near you? 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.
A trip to the pet grooming salon should have them looking cuter than ever:
- Stars Fancy Paws at 1219 Columbus St
- Sudzy Paws Pet Grooming at 328 Bernard St
- The Pet Styling Co. at 600 Coffee Rd #V
- Dog Gone Crazy at 1316 19th St
Stars Fancy Paws also offers daycare and boarding services. The Pet Styling is a full-service salon that caters to dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds.
There are other services available like the bath and brush package which includes a deep cleansing shampoo, moisturizing shampoo, brushing, blow-dry, cleaning of ears, and nail trimming. The full-service grooming includes all of the above, as well as moisturizing conditioner, a full body haircut, a face and sanitary trim, nail trimming and filing, and gland expression upon request. There is also a special puppy package.
Dog Gone Crazy grooms both dogs and cats and employs four expert groomers with many years of expertise. Shampoo, bathing, drying, nail trims, and tooth brushing are among the services provided. Depending on your demands you may also add a trim or a full-body haircut.
Sudzy Paws Pet Grooming provides low-cost full-service grooming for dogs including haircuts, baths, toenail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. PetSmart, Petco, VCA Bakersfield Animal Hospital, Coffee Road Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, Stars Fancy Paws, Fur and Feathers Luxury Pet Resort, Cowen’s Pet Resort, and Sczyr’s Kennel & Cattery also provide pet grooming.
Pet Cafes In Bakersfield
Right now we don’t know of any local dog, cat, or pet cafes in the area. If you think there is one that we are missing out on please tell us in the comments.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are looking for local hotels that allow pets stay at:
- Country Inn & Suites at 2310 Wible Rd
- La Quinta Inn at 8858 Spectrum Park Way
- Vagabond Inn at 6100 Knudsen Dr
- Super 8 at 3620 Wible Rd
Pet Boarding In Bakersfield
These Bakersfield pet boarding facilities should give them a good nights sleep:
- Fur & Feathers Luxury Pet Resort at 408 21st St
- Camp K-9 & Friends at 3430 Gilmore Ave
- Cowen’s Pet Resort at 22110 Stockdale Hwy
- Sczyr’s Kennel & Cattery at 7950 E Brundage Ln
At Fur and Feathers Luxury Pet you can get cat, dog, or bird boarding. They also offer day care and grooming services. Camp K-9 & Friends will do dog daycare and boarding services.
Cowen’s Pet Resort serves customers from all around southern California, not just the Bakersfield region. Cowen’s Pet Resort also provides pet grooming. Sczyr’s Kennel & Cattery offers pet boarding, cattery, grooming, and dog training services.
Other places we have listed throughout the post who also offer pet boarding include Stars Fancy Paws, At the Oaks Pet Hospital, Stiern Veterinary Hospital, Southwest Veterinary Hospital, VCA Bakersfield Animal Hospital, K9 Behavior College, and Coffee Road Animal Hospital & Pet Resort.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital at 8610 Harris Rd
- Coffee Road Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at 3534 Coffee Rd
- Stiern Veterinary Hospital at 17 Monterey St
- Southwest Veterinary Hospital at 2905 Brundage Ln
- Oaks Pet Hospital at 9887 Camino Media
It shouldn’t be a problem to get basic animal health care like flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, parasite control, vaccinations, microchipping, and standard pet surgeries at any of those vets near you. VCA Bakersfield Animal Hospital is open 24 hours and provides emergency care, pet boarding and grooming, euthanasia and more.
Coffee Road Animal Hospital & Pet Resort offers pet dental cleanings and treatment, emergency and urgent care, animal medical services for diagnosing, treating health conditions, pet boarding services, a therapeutic spa, grooming packages, and many more services.
Stiern Veterinary Hospital and Southwest Veterinary Hospital provide dental care, emergency treatment, daycare, boarding, and grooming, as well as euthanasia and cremation. Stiern also offers exotic animal care. And Southwest Veterinary Hospital provides Rattlesnake Venom Inoculation.
Pet grooming, boarding services, pet dental care, parasite prevention and treatment, and emergency veterinary care are all available at Oaks Pet Hospital.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Pet euthanasia and cremation services are available at VCA Bakersfield Animal Hospital, Stiern Veterinary Hospital, and Southwest Veterinary Hospital. You can get a pet license online at that link.
Of course we have also written:
- A Los Angeles Local Pet Lovers Guide
- A San Diego Local Pet Lovers Guide
- A Fresno Local Pet Lovers Guide
- A Riverside & San Bernardino Local Pet Lovers Guide
Have Fun With Your Pets In Bakersfield
Now that you have read about all of those local 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 be ready to make your next move.
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 Bakersfield pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.