Everyone who found this page better be ready to dive real deep into the local Charlotte pet scene. 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.
The best Charlotte pet stores seem like the logical place to begin. 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, and dog bakeries will keep the momentum going.
After that it will be grooming and dog or cat cafes around the area. There are likely 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 map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area.
And if interested you can click here to read about other cities in the region.
Best Pet Stores In Charlotte
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Charlotte are good places to go:
- Last Place On Earth Petshop at 5655 N Tryon St
- Pet Wants at 2324 B Distribution St
- Four Dogs Pet Supplies at 2630 N Davidson St
- Pet Supplies Plus at 2001 E 7th St
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. Last Place on Earth has been in operation for more than 35 years and their specialties include puppies, freshwater fish, birds, tiny animals, reptiles, and live feeder rodents. Because they have a thorough grasp of their clients’ pet needs, Last Place on Earth has been a successful business for a long time. They can help you with anything from cleaning your fish tank to finding a new reptile or grain-free pet food.
Pet Wants sells healthy food that is fresh, natural, and slowly cooked in small amounts and prepared on a monthly basis. It is also gluten-free, with no fillers, corn, wheat, or soy. Knowing that all pets are happy and healthy brings them the greatest delight, which is why they’ve been proud to offer their fresh natural pet food to the community since 2015.
Four Dogs Pet Supplies has a large selection of food, toys, and supplies for dogs as well as some other common animals. The Pet Supplies Plus in your community has everything you need for your furry, scaly, and feathered pals. Their shelves are filled with the right items, including a variety of natural products.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Why not see if your local animal shelter has your next best friend before you decide to go the buying new route:
- The Humane Society of Charlotte at 2700 Toomey Ave
- Catering to Cats & Dogs at 6070 Bayfield Pkwy
- Cabarrus County Animal Shelter at 244 Betsy Carpenter Pl SW
The Humane Society of Charlotte believes that by working to improve animal welfare, they are not only saving the lives of animals in need, but also establishing a better community by creating families with healthy, happy pets, educating owners, and assuring the safety and well-being of both two- and four-legged friends.
Catering to Cats & Dogs is a refuge for homeless cats and dogs in need of food, shelter, medical care, and affection. C2CND takes abandoned and surrendered animals, the majority of which are cats and dogs at risk of euthanasia, and ensures that they receive proper medical care, places them in foster homes, and eventually adopts them to secure, permanent, loving homes.
The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter is an open admission facility, which means that no animal in need is turned away. They are a public institution that provides secure, temporary sanctuary for homeless animals while the staff works to find them permanent homes through community adoption or transfers to Rescue Partners.
While the shelter is available to the public, they operate on a managed intake system that requires all owner surrenders to be booked in advance.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks will get all that energy out:
- Davie Dog Park
- Frazier Park
- Ray’s Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek Park
- Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek Park
- Ramsey Creek Park
- Shuffletown Park
- Bark Park in Concord
- George Poston Park in Gastonia
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
- Canine Dimensions In-Home Dog Training
- All Dogs Unleashed at 205 Peachtree Dr
- UberDog Training
- Allegiant K9s Training
Canine Dimensions certified in-home dog trainers have been assisting out-of-control canines in becoming polite and well-mannered since 1997. They train your dog in the comfort of your own home, using only humane and natural methods.
All Dogs Unleashed Dog Training employs the most compassionate dog training approaches available. They can train any dog, fix any difficulty, and provide a structured environment for you and your dog to enjoy.
One of the top local dog training services in the area is UberDog Training. They believe in proactive, rather than reactive, training that begins the time you bring your dog home. Their innovative and extremely effective training method constantly exceeds their clients’ expectations, resulting in the kind of joyful and harmonious relationship that every dog owner desires.
At Allegiant K9s Training all training programs begin with an introductory consultation where you and Dave will talk about your dog’s behaviors, your lifestyle/home environment, training goals and expectations, as well as all aspects of the training program itself, such as daily training schedules, tools used, and skills taught.
We also wanted to mention that if you happen to own a Shih Tzu that is a great blog to follow.
A treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:
- Canine Cafe at 125 Remount Rd
- Pet Pause at 3605 Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd
Canine Cafe encourages you and your dog to visit their one-of-a-kind boutique, which features an on-site bakery that specializes in all-natural, healthy dog treats as well as celebratory cakes and pastries prepared fresh every day.
At Pet Pause the bakery makes fresh treats on a daily basis that are as appealing as they are nutritious. There are no components that are detrimental to pets, such as chocolate, colors, or preservatives, but it is nevertheless remarkably tasty.
Get your dog or cat looking ready for the ‘Gram at these pet groomers near you:
- The Dog Salon at 1318 Central Ave E1
- QC Canine Design at 626 N Graham St
- Aussie Pet Mobile
The Dog Salon has been beautifying the four-legged community since 2005. Their team of professionals is made up of a diverse group of people that are passionate about dogs while their salon is set up with an open floor plan to make clients feel like they’re a part of the activity. It is a truly magical place to be, and it is always brimming with the cutest dogs!
Aussie Pet Mobile is a high-quality pet grooming service that provides a stress-free full-service grooming experience for your pets in the comfort and safety of your own driveway. Your pet should be treated as if it were a member of the family which is why they never use cages, kennel dryers, or harsh chemicals during grooming. They utilize environmentally safe materials and take a very structured and professional approach to animal grooming.
You can also get quality local pet grooming at Queen City Animal Hospital, The Barker Lounge, and One Lucky Pup Pet Resort & Spa from our upcoming lists.
Pet Cafes In Charlotte
These dog, cat, or other pet cafes in your area are good places for them (or you) to make a new friend:
- Daily Mews Cat Café at 3748 Monroe Rd
- Mac Tabby Cat Café at 3204 N Davidson St
Daily Mews mission is to bring love and joy to both humans and cats while providing a secure refuge for adoptable rescue cats. While hanging out with the kitties in their cat lounge, enjoy a delectable food or beverage from their café. Their menu includes coffee, tea, and a premium beer and wine selection plus they offer cat only boarding to boot.
Good vibes, coffee, craft beer, and cats right in the heart of NoDa at Mac Tabby Cat Café. In the Cat Lounge which is separate from the cafe, twelve cats roam freely, ready to play and snuggle. Relax and chill with their adoptable felines while sipping a chai latte or glass of wine.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets in Charlotte can try:
- The Westin at 601 S College St
- Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel at 303 S Church St
- Drury Inn & Suites Arrowood at 8925 Red Oak Blvd
Pet Boarding In Charlotte
They will get a good nights rest at these Charlotte pet boarding facilities:
- The Barker Lounge at 1719 Montford Dr
- One Lucky Pup at 11607 Reames Rd
- Puptown Charlotte at 8702 Statesville Rd #A
At The Barker Lounge doggy daycare, overnight boarding, and grooming are all available. The only times they are not involved in group play are when they eat and sleep because their doggy daycare and overnight boarding programs are intended to enrich the mental, physical, and social lives of their four-legged visitors, rather than simply busy them.
One Lucky Pup Pet Resort & Spa is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing a secure and enjoyable environment for their canine visitors. They do have some standards that must be completed in order for your dog to become part of their family and participate in their dog daycare and boarding or dog grooming programs, including being up to date on rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, and being spayed or neutered if over 6 months of age.
Puptown Charlotte is a pet daycare and overnight boarding service run by people from the area. They take their daycare and boarding visitors outside to play in your areas only doggie splash park when the weather is favorable. Another good option for overnight boarding is Queen City Animal Hospital, while Daily Mews from the cafes list offers cat only boarding.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Queen City Animal Hospital at 920 Belmont Ave
- Archdale Animal Hospital at 1319 Archdale Dr
- Brookdale Animal Hospital at 13528 Plaza Rd Extension
- Coddle Creek Animal Hospital at 9172 Davidson Hwy
- Dickson Animal Clinic at 2940 S New Hope Rd
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.
Queen City Animal Hospital has been in operation since 2019 and their veterinarians and staff take continuous education in the field of veterinary medicine extremely seriously and stay up to date on new developments in the industry. As a result, they endeavor to give the most cutting-edge medicine while keeping their clients’ rates reasonable. Preventative care, sick visits, routine and advanced surgeries, dental checkups and cleanings, in-house lab work, laser therapy, ultrasounds, xrays, boarding, grooming, and emergency care are just some of the services they provide.
Archdale Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary care to animal companions in your area. Their local animal clinic has been providing a comprehensive range of services for over 50 years, including animal teeth cleaning, puppy vaccines, pet laser therapy treatments, and more.
At Brookdale Animal Hospital they believe in providing superior care that is specifically customized to your pet’s requirements. Their doctors will give the best medical care for your tiny animal using cutting-edge technologies, and their staff is committed to delivering loving, compassionate care for your family pet for years to come, from immunizations to dental treatment.
Coddle Creek Animal Hospital serves the Concord area with veterinary services, veterinary pharmacy, animal hospital services, and they have over 24 years of experience doing so. Internal medicine, counseling, surgery, dental care, senior pet care, and more are all available.
Dickson Animal Clinic has been providing fast, customized care to keep your cherished pet healthy and happy since the 1960’s. Their team of qualified veterinarians has the knowledge and experience to assess your pet’s needs and make treatment recommendations that will improve their quality of life. Dental care, surgical procedures, grooming, microchipping, vaccinations, and other services are all available.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Unfortunately life always comes to an end and when it does you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
- Faithful Companion Pet Cremation Service at 3325 Carolina Ave #H
- Paws, Whiskers & Wags, Your Pet Crematory at 2511 S Tryon St
Pet cremation isn’t the only service they offer at Faithful Companion Pet Cremation Service who is committed to assisting all families in achieving closure during a difficult time. Your pet will be treated with the same care and decency as the rest of the family.
Paws, Whiskers & Wags, Your Pet Crematory is a comprehensive guide to assisting pet owners in making critical end-of-life decisions that honor and respect the memories of animals who left a lasting impression on their family’s lives and hearts. We are almost done but wanted to share a few helpful links before we go like these pages for lost and found animals.
This one is for animals in the area that are ready to be adopted now, and this one covers the licensing laws. You might also want to read our:
- Raleigh Local Pet Owners Guide
- Asheville Local Pet Owners Guide
- Winston-Salem Local Pet Owners Guide
- Charleston Local Pet Owners Guide
Have Fun With Your Pets In Charlotte
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 we hope you have a better understanding of the scene.
Any future visitors to this page 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 Charlotte pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.