Over the next few minutes we will be going over everything we know about pets in Baltimore as quickly as we can. Our goal is to dive deep while discussing anything you might be interested in about the subject at hand.
There probably is not a better place to begin than a list of the best Baltimore 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 dog lovers as they will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your area.
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 area map at the conclusion.
By the way, anyone who is interested can look through more of our posts on cities around the region by clicking here.
Best Pet Stores In Baltimore
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Baltimore are good places to go:
- Howl at 3531 Chestnut Ave
- Mutt Mart at 2904 Hamilton Ave
- All American Pets at 3321 Annapolis Rd
- Loyal Companion at 1719 Whetstone Way
- Happy Dog Boutique at 911 S Ann St
- Sneefers Pet Products at 5857 York Rd
- JES Made at 900 E Fayette St #23336
- My Pet Store & More at 9469 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
- Clipper’s Canine Café at 8407 Main St #A, Ellicott City
- PetSmart at 1238 Putty Hill Ave, Towson
- Petco at 6181 Old Dobbin Ln #800, Columbia
- To Wag For at 8 S Main St, Bel Air
- Pet Nirvana at 223 K Brierhill Dr, Bel Air
You will be able to buy all kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other supplies at any of those local pet stores.
Howl sells high-quality, natural, and ethically produced and made foods and goods for dogs, cats, and small animals in your area while striving to educate and inform their consumers about the options available to them and their dogs.
Mutt Mart sells dog and cat food, snacks, collars, leashes, kitty litter, crates, toys, and other gently used pet products, among other things.
All American Pets sells dog, cat, and small animal supplies as well as some tiny animals! They are a small family owned and operated pet store near you that has a wide range of products, with a focus on Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes.
Loyal Companion offers a holistic approach to canine care with healthy food, supplies, consultations, grooming, self-washing, and veterinary services available.
Expect to find food, treats, toys, bathing, and coat care at Sneefers Pet Products.
JES Made is a pet shop that provides luxury dog and cat clothes, collars, harnesses, leashes, vests, hoodies, face masks, and bandanas that are handcrafted using exquisite fabrics and hardware to produce one-of-a-kind styles.
My Pet Store & More in Ellicott City is a locally owned and run business that offers supplies for all animals including dog and cat food, wild bird and wildlife supplies, and more as well as services such as dog walkers and pet sitters, grooming, cleaning services, rescues, and more.
For a family-owned and run all natural pet food store and boutique offering a wide range of all natural raw food diets, vitamins, and gourmet bakery treats along with unique toys, spa items, and pet clothing head to Clipper’s Canine Cafe.
To Wag For is a pet supply store in Bel Air that sells a variety of uncommon, foreign, and specialty items along with the standard products like leashes, collars, food, toys, and treats plus they provide excellent spa grooming services.
Natural pet foods, treats, and accessories as well as full grooming services, self-service pet washing stations, nail trims, and more can be found at Pet Nirvana.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Try going to one of these animal shelters in your area before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Maryland SPCA at 3300 Falls Rd
- Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) at 2490 Giles Rd
- Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue at 10236 Baltimore National Pike
- Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center at 8576 Davis Rd, Columbia
- Animal Welfare Society at 8556 Davis Rd, Columbia
Maryland SPCA has been helping local animals since 1869 and is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving pets’ and people’s lives in their community.
Maryland’s largest animal shelter is The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) which takes in over 10,000 cats and dogs each year as well as an extra 1,000 exotic animal species.
Tiny Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue is a no-kill, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the best possible care and finding forever homes for as many homeless cats and dogs as possible.
Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center investigates animal cruelty cases, rescues endangered animals, accepts unwanted pets from Howard County residents, administers a pet adoption program, conducts humane education programs, and operates the county’s animal shelter.
The needs of homeless dogs and their ultimate adopters are served by the Animal Welfare Society which offers rescues and shelters, medical care, immunization clinics, training and behavior, and rehoming.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Canton Dog Park
- Federal Hill Park
- Locust Point Dog Park at Latrobe Park
- Patterson Dog Park
- Howards Park Dog Park
- Paw Point Dog Park
- Broadneck Dog Park
- Burdick Bark Dog Park
- Bark Park
- Worthington Off Leash Dog Park in Ellicott City
- Columbia Dog Park in Columbia
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
- Pawsitive Paul’s Dog Training at 529 W 29th St
- Calm on Command K9 at 1 E Chase St #1101
- Monument City Dog at 220 S Clinton St
- Bmore Zen Dog Training at 1705 Poplar Pl
- Buck Wild Dog Training at 1126 S Charles St
- K9dness at 31 Bellows Ct, Towson
- Pups Dog Obedience Training at 9050 Red Branch Rd, Columbia
- Sit Means Sit Dog Training at 2222 Kalmia Rd, Bel Air
- Bark Busters Home Dog Training
- Denise Willis Dog Training
- Baltimore Dogworks
Pawsitive Paul’s Dog Training focuses on small group sessions to allow for one-on-one instruction while providing enough real-world distraction to make for an ideal learning environment.
Calm on Command K9 is a dog training specialist providing a board and train boot camp program as well as private classes.
Board and train for basic obedience, behavior modification, off-leash training, and puppy training can be found at Monument City Dog who strives to give owners the guidance, support, and results they need to restore harmony in their home and produce balanced and well-behaved dogs.
Bmore Zen Dog Training is a family business that provides dog obedience training services including boot camps, private lessons, group classes, canine good citizen exams, and phone or Zoom consultations.
Everything from problem-solving training sessions to a complete 4-week train and board program are what Buck Wild Dog Training does best.
K9dness Dog Training in Towson is an independent locally based firm that provides effective teaching and training for dogs of all ages and temperaments. They are also happy to provide secure dog walking or jogging, grooming, and other tailored services for a wide variety of animals.
For over 25 years Pups Dog Obedience Training has been doing their thing.
Sit Means Sit Dog Training in Bel Air is a great option for puppy obedience training plus they can handle behavioral concerns like separation anxiety, aggressiveness, and fear or reactivity.
Bark Busters has trained over 1 million dogs and their pet parents over the last 30 years using natural communication approaches that dogs comprehend. They use the same communication techniques that dogs utilize naturally, such as body language and voice control.
Denise Willis Dog Training can help with basic dog obedience training, advanced dog obedience training, behavioral issue modification, biting, excessive barking, house training, digging, run aways, destructive behavior, handler aggression, leash pulling, or on and off leash training.
If you are looking for a small training firm dedicated to producing well-trained well-behaved dogs with knowledgeable handlers who employ tried-and-true techniques, good training ideas, and cutting-edge instructional technology contact Baltimore Dogworks.
A tasty treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:
- The Dog Chef at 863 N Howard St
- Baltimore Dog Bakery at 3918 Vero Rd
- Sweet Paws Dog Bakery at 8407 Main St, Ellicott City
- Sweet Paws Dog Bakery at 1209 Old Dorsey Rd, Harmans
The Baltimore Dog Bakery is dedicated to making high-quality all-natural dog treats that are vegetarian and include no additives or preservatives, making them gentle on a dog’s stomach and they can do custom treats if you like.
Sweet Paws Dog Bakery is a family-owned gourmet pet bakery that specializes in delightful fresh doggy sweets, cakes, and treats created with fresh high-quality ingredients and they can even make personalized birthday cakes.
Clipper’s Canine Café from the pet stores list also has great fresh baked treats for you little buddy.
Get your dog or cat looking ready for the ‘Gram at these local pet groomers:
- Hair Off The Dog Grooming Salon & Spa at 2801 O’Donnell St #1
- Scrub-A-Dub Dog at 3500 Ash St
- Pet Edge Mobile Grooming at 300 E Fayette St
- Prince Benji Dog Grooming at 1007 W 41st St
- Diamond Dogs Grooming at 5424 Harford Rd
- Groom Haven at 41 E Fort Ave #1
- Lucky-3 Dog & Cat Grooming at 534 S Conkling St
- Hera’s Dog Salon at 3303 Demirel Way #B, Ellicott City
- My Fluppy Pet Grooming Spa at 3425 N Chatham Rd #108, Ellicott City
- Hillendale Grooming & Pet Center at 6859 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson
- Romp N Groom Doggie Day Spa at 43 N Bond St, Bel Air
PetEdge is now the largest provider of pet care specialists and independent merchants in the United States. Through their catalogs and online, groomers, kennels, veterinarians, breeders, and active pet enthusiasts have access to over 10,000 national-brand and exclusive PetEdge-brand items and their mobile grooming is top notch.
Prince Benji is a dog and cat groomer with several years of expertise who uses gentle animal handling techniques to make the entire procedure pleasant and stress-free while improving the physical appearance and psychological wellbeing of your special friend.
For a gentle, low-stress, and fun grooming shop with all the glam extras for when you really want to show them off consider Diamond Dogs Grooming.
Groom Haven is a local pet grooming salon that provides full-service washes, haircuts, nail trims, flea and tick treatments, and various specialty treatments for your dog or cat.
Expect to find a team of seasoned and skilled groomers that strive to provide the greatest overall service, personal attention, quality, and safety for good pricing and value at Lucky 3 Dog & Cat Grooming.
Hera’s Dog Salon offers clients an uncompromised, professional, and skilled grooming experience in a clean, safe, and pleasant atmosphere staffed by highly-trained professionals.
Everything from basic nail care to complete grooming treatments for your beloved dogs can be found at My Fluppy Pet Grooming Spa in Ellicott City who only uses high-quality natural shampoos and conditioners that are tailored to your pet’s specific hair.
Hillendale Grooming & Pet Center in Towson is a family-owned business that offers self-service pet washing stations as well as full-service grooming in your area.
Romp n Groom Doggie Day Spa provides cage-free dog grooming services in Bel Air.
Pet Cafes In Baltimore
We don’t know of any pet cafes near you, if you do please mention them in the comments thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that needs a hotel that allows pets in your area can try:
- Hyatt Place at 511 S Central Ave
- Staybridge Suites at 17 Commerce St
- Sleep Inn & Suites at 301 Fallsway
- Delta Hotels at 1 E Redwood St
- Hampton Inn & Suites at 131 E Redwood St
- Residence Inn at 4950 Beaver Run Ct, Ellicott City
- Days Inn at 8712 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson
- Extended Stay America at 8890 Stanford Blvd, Columbia
- Candlewood Suites Aberdeen at 4216 Philadelphia Rd, Bel Air
Pet Boarding In Baltimore
These Baltimore pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
- Dogtopia at 2706 O’Donnell St
- Downtown Dog Resort & Spa at 200 W McComas St
- Woofs & Wags Pet Lodge at 504 S Haven St
- Good Doggie Day Care at 529 W 29th St
- Happy Dog Care at 10246 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
- Wagging Lounge Dog Resort at 9315 Snowden River Pkwy M, Columbia
Dogtopia is Canton’s best dog daycare center offering both daycare and overnight lodging while taking pride in having employees who are committed to keeping your dog safe and comfortable while you are away.
Downtown Dog Resort & Spa has worked with a variety of animals, but your canine companion is their specialty. The Downtown Dog crew thinks that dogs should be allowed to be themselves all day long, happy and energetic.
Woofs & Wags is located in the Brewers Hill/Highlandtown neighborhood and their spacious 5,000 square foot facility is ideal for pet boarding while you are away or otherwise occupied throughout the day. Their expert team of pet care professionals provides a wide range of services.
Good Doggie Day Care has a compassionate staff that will pamper your dogs in a fun, safe, and inviting atmosphere while also providing mobile grooming and training along with their excellent service. Their cage-free environment makes your dog feel at ease, and their 16 indoor play spaces allow your dog to exercise in a warm environment in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
Happy Dog Care is a secure, healthy, and enjoyable environment that provides dog boarding, day care, grooming, and training in Ellicott City.
You will find a brand new 7,200 square foot facility created from the bottom up with dedicated and well-trained personnel providing great care and customized dog boarding, day care, spa and bath, and many more services at Wagging Lounge Dog Resort in Columbia.
Best Veterinarians Near You
They will get the best medical care possible if you take them to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Everhart Veterinary Medicine at 4005 Ritchie Hwy
- Light Street Animal Hospital at 1601 Light St
- Eastern Animal Hospital at 6575 Eastern Ave
- Charm City Veterinary Hospital at 3600 O’Donnell St
- Swan Harbor Animal Hospital at 200 W McComas St #5014
- CityPets Veterinary Care & Wellness at 1212 S Charles St
- Countryside Veterinary Clinic at 4866 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City
- Howard County Animal Hospital at 8459 Baltimore National Pike #10, Ellicott City
- Towson Veterinary Hospital at 716 York Rd, Towson
- Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital at 10328 Owen Brown Rd, Columbia
- Homeward Bound Veterinary Services at 305 S Atwood Rd, Bel Air
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic at 32 Mellor Ave #C, Catonsville
Any on that list 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.
Light Street Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinarian treatment center. Light Street Animal Hospital’s competent and friendly staff strives to offer the finest possible medical, surgical, and dental treatment for their treasured patients.
The doctors and staff at your local Charm City Veterinary Hospital will work together as a team to deliver great medical care to their patients in a humane and ethical manner. They recognize the special link that exists between dogs and their owners and that this bond motivates us to ensure that their clients are completely delighted with the individualized care they provide for each of their pets.
Swan Harbor Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital with a pharmacy, surgical suite with cutting-edge equipment, on-site digital x-ray, a comprehensive laboratory, and a monitored recovery room providing care from specialists that adore all animals.
CityPets Veterinary Care & Wellness is a family-owned full-service animal hospital that treats both non-emergent ill patients and pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.
Complete wellness screenings and immunizations, advanced medical treatments, and a variety of other services are available at Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Ellicott City who has a fully stocked in-house pharmacy that selects the safest and most effective heartworm, flea, and tick preventives.
Howard County Animal Facility is an AAHA-accredited hospital that offers wellness care, nutritional consultations and recommendations, and other services with the benefits of advanced diagnostics and cutting-edge medication.
Examinations, veterinary surgery, veterinary dentistry care, in-house testing, digital imaging, and non-invasive ultrasound diagnostics are a good option at Towson Veterinary Hospital who even does pet boarding at their secure pleasant home away from home.
Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic in Columbia that provides standard testing and diagnostics, a wide range of advanced care, routine and advanced surgical procedures, boarding, and plenty more to provide your pet with the best possible care.
Homeward Bound Veterinary Services is a small animal hospital in Bel Air that will give them high-quality medicine, surgery such as laparoscopic procedures, and more services in a friendly environment.
As the name suggests anyone who needs 24 hour urgent care can contact the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Catonsville at 410-788-7040.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
If you need pet cremation or euthanization you can contact:
- Charm City Pet Crematory at 5500 O’Donnell St
- Regency Pet at 11 E Mt Royal Ave #301
Charm City Pet Crematory understands how painful this time is for you, and they want to do everything they can to make it easier for you and your family. Transportation, memorial products, and private cremation services are available.
Before we leave we want to share some helpful links like these local Facebook groups for lost and found pets. Here are a couple more for current adoptable dogs at the animal shelters near you, and this can help you get a pet license online.
Some of you may also want to read about:
- Everything Pets in Washington DC
- Everything Pets in Philadelphia
- Everything Pets in New York City
- Everything Pets in Pittsburgh
Have Fun With Your Pets In Baltimore
Now that you have read 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 have a better understanding of the scene.
We know our future readers would be thankful if you would let us know about anything incorrect on this page, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Baltimore pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.