In this post we are going to be going over everything we know about pets in Calgary. We aren’t sure whether you are a current owner or are just thinking about it but either way there should be plenty of info here to help you plan your next move.
We will get this going with the best Calgary pet stores. You can buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies and more there so they will probably help the most readers out.
The top animal shelters in your area for dog or cat adoption will get the next section. Dog parks, puppy trainers near you, and dog bakeries will keep us going.
After that it will be grooming and dog or cat cafes around the area. There could be some tourists reading so we will mention some good hotels that allow pets near you.
The best places for pet boarding in town will be discussed, and then we will finish it all off with unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services. Towards the end we will include a local map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area.
Anyone that is interested can read more of our posts on Canada there.
Best Pet Stores In Calgary
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Calgary are good places to go:
- Unleashed at 2715 14 St SW
- Rascals Pet Supplies & Grooming at 3804 Edmonton Tr
- Dexter’s at 7019 Ogden Rd SE
- Fairplay Pet Supply at 2604 Kensington Rd NW
- Pisces Exotica Pet Emporium at 4921 Skyline Way NE
- Especially For Pets at 436 16 Ave NE
- PAWSitively Natural Pet Food & Supplies at 2100 4 St SW
- Petland Crowfoot at 40 Crowfoot Terrace NW
- PetSmart at 321 61 Ave SW #7
Only Canadian raw materials are used in Unleashed’s species-appropriate food for dogs and cats. Rascals Pet Supplies & Grooming provides a wide range of pet food, accessories, and supplements as well as a show room and onsite grooming.
Dexter’s sells all-natural, high-quality, Canadian-made pet products at an affordable price. FairplayPet Supplies sells high-quality pet foods, and supplies while providing knowledgeable assistance for local pet lovers.
Over 650 tanks of fresh, marine fish, and aquatic plants can be found at Pisces Pet Emporium. They have exotic animals plus hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and ferrets among their bird and small animal species.
You can also expect to find a large reptile and amphibian range including many that are bred right here in their store! Pisces Pet Emporium has a large selection of live pond plants during the spring and summer months and has the largest range of name-brand pet products in Canada. Orders of $49.99 or more include free delivery.
Quality raw and dry foods, exclusive toys, and supplies for cats and dogs are available from Especially For Pets. They also have a small pet supply section and a variety of wild bird seeds plus they can dog grooming and have a daycare.
PAWSitively Natural Pet Food & Supplies is one of Calgary’s first raw pet food stores specializing in natural organic pet food. They sell high-quality natural pet food, supplies, and all orders over $100 get free local delivery.
Petland sells pet food and accessories for small animals, fish, cats, dogs, reptiles, and birds. On orders of $100 or more they provide free delivery.
In Calgary there are seven PetSmart stores, nine Petland stores, and eight Pet Valu stores. You probably know that these are like local hubs that provide many of the products and services you may need.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Try going to one of these animal shelters in your area before you decide to go the buying new route:
Animal training, pet adoption, surrendering a pet, reporting abuse, and lost and found pets are all services provided by the Calgary Humane Society. They have even teamed up with Gateway Pet Memorial to help provide compassionate aftercare for their community’s companion animals. Additional assistance is available for both private and communal cremation services.
MEOW Foundation is a no-kill registered charity that rescues, adopts, and offers beneficial community services for stray and abandoned cats.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Sue Higgens Park
- Nose Hill Park
- River Park
- Bowmont Off Leash Area
- Edworthy Park
- Tom Campbell’s Hill
- Rotary Park
- Weaslehead Natural Area
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
- Clever Canines at 320 55 Ave SW
- Dogma Education & Behaviour Centre at 515 70 Ave SW
- Bark Busters In Home Dog Training
Bark Busters In Home Dog Training offers in-home dog training for a variety of issues such as barking, jumping, puppy training, leash training, separation anxiety, aggression, general obedience, and more. Serving Sundance, Airdrie, Chestermere, Crossfield, Strathmore, Okotoks, High River, and De Winton in Greater Calgary.
Dog training is also available at Chasin’ Tails and Springbank Pet Resort.
A treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:
Bon A-Pet-Treat! The Pet Shop & Bakery sells food for cats and dogs and ice cream made in-house. They are a local 100% Canadian-owned and operated company that specializes in all-natural pet food (dry, fresh, frozen, and dehydrated) as well as toys, supplements, and other products.
Doggywood Limited sells one-of-a-kind pet foods, supplements, and freshly made pet treats and specialty cakes. They can also make them gluten-free or wheat-free for pets on a special diet.
A trip to the pet grooming salon should have them looking cuter than ever:
- Shampooch at 335 Heritage Dr SE
- Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Spa at 755 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
- Hair Of The Dog Grooming Salon at 735 Ranchlands Blvd NW
- Dogs Rule Pet Grooming at 4708 26 Ave SW
- 4 Paws Grooming at 125-1829 Ranchlands Blvd NW
- Bath & Tidy at 1347 Northmount Dr NW
- Fetching Fido Mobile Dog Salon
Shampooch is a professional cleaning service for cats and dogs. Bathing, grooming, nail trimming, and spa treatments for cats and dogs are all available at PawsitivelyPurrfect Pet Spa.
Complete grooming for dogs is accessible at Hair Of The Dog Grooming Salon as well as special add-on treatments such as medicated shampoo, charcoal scrub, CO2 care, and more.
Kennel cut, breed cut, teddy bear cut, and baths are some of the pet grooming services provided by Bath and Tidy plus they will do nail trims on the spot. 4 Paws Grooming can work with all breeds of dogs and cats.
Bath & Tidy can do grooming for cats, dogs, and rabbits whether you need basic nail trims to breed-specific cuts in addition to bath and tidying. Fetching Fido Mobile Dog Salon provides a range of grooming kits to meet your dog’s specific needs, plus they sell microchips for pets.
Grooming services for dogs are also available at Particularly For Pets, Pet Smart, McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital, Acadia Drive Animal Clinic, Chasin’ Tails, Springbank Pet Resort, The Petropolitan, and BowDog Canine Specialists.
Pet Cafes In Calgary
The MEOW Foundation has partnered with Regal Cat Café at 303 10 St NW to house up to twelve adoptable cats in their Kitty Kingdom which is a separate room from the cafe where you can relax, cuddle, and play with their resident cats. These adoptable cats reside at the Café and will happily entertain you as you drink a tasty coffee or snack.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- Hyatt Regency at 700 Centre St S
- Sheraton Suites Eau Claire at 255 Barclay Parade SW
- Le Germain Hotel at 899 Centre St SW
- Acclaim Hotel Airport at 123 Freeport Blvd NE
Pet Boarding In Calgary
These Calgary pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
- Sleep Rover Doggie Hotel & Daycare at 735 41 Ave NE
- Chasin’ Tails at 2309 Centre Ave
- Springbank Pet Resort at 104 Commercial Ct
- The Petropolitan at 131 9 Ave SW #101
- BowDog Canine Specialists at 6909 Farrell Rd SE
- A Feline Inn at 96 Abingdon Way NE
Daycare, pet boarding, and spa facilities are all available at Sleep Rover Doggie Hotel & Daycare. Chasin’ Tails is the first Alberta Force-approved daycare and boarding facility in your area. They provide services such as boarding, daycare, preparation, and grooming.
Daycare, grooming, pet boarding, and dog training are all accessible at Springbank Pet Resort. The Petropolitan offers boarding for cats and dogs as well as dog daycare, grooming, and a spa.
BowDog Canine Specialists offers boarding, daycare, walking, and grooming for both cats and dogs. A Feline Inn specializes in cat boarding. Pet boarding is also available at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Beddington Trail Animal Hospital at Bay #5, 176 Bedford Dr NE
- Fish Creek 24 Hr Pet Hospital at 15311 Bannister Rd SE
- Acadia Drive Animal Clinic at 816 Willowpark Dr SE
- McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital at 34-5010 4th St NE
- VCA Canada North Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Service at 4204 4 St NW
Dentistry, small animal day boarding, cremation services, and house calls are all available at Beddington Trail Animal Hospital. Fish Creek Pet Hospital offers emergency medical care and is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Emergency veterinary care, dental care, parasite control, pet boarding, and pet grooming are all accessible at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic. McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital is open 24/7 days a week and offers a variety of services such as emergency care, dental care, pet euthanasia, infection control, and grooming.
VCA Canada Calgary North Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Ambulance Service provides dentistry, emergency care, and emergency pet care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even for exotic animals.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Life always comes to an end and when it does you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
- Pet Heaven Crematorium & Funeral Chapel at 5648 Burbank Rd SE
- Paws To Rest Pet Euthanasia & Cremation
Pet Heaven Crematorium And Funeral Chapel offers euthanasia at home, private/communal pet cremation, and transportation. VCA Canada Vets To Go is pleased to offer paws to rest, a compassionate in-home pet euthanasia service. They even sell paw prints, urns, and other memorial pieces.
Pet euthanasia is also available at McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital. For more info on obtaining a dog or cat license click here. You can see a list of adoptable cats and dogs at the local Calgary Humane Society at that link. And this Facebook Group works with lost and found dogs in the area.
Click the links to check out some of our other guides for these towns in the region:
- Edmonton Animal Shelters, Dog Parks, & Boarding
- Vancouver Animal Shelters, Dog Parks, & Boarding
- Winnipeg Animal Shelters, Dog Parks, & Boarding
- Boise Animal Shelters, Dog Parks, & Boarding
Have Fun With Your Pets In Calgary
After reading 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 feel a lot more confident about what comes next.
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 Calgary pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.