Over the next few minutes we will be taking you on a deep dive into the local Columbia, Missouri pet scene. There should be enough information shared throughout this post that just about any questions you might have will be covered.
The best Columbia pet stores will kick things off since you can usually buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and all kinds of supplies at them. The best animal shelters in your area for dog and cat adoption will be up next.
Then we will pivot to other topics like dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries around town. Pet grooming spas near you and dog or cat cafes will garner our next sections.
Pet friendly hotels will be discussed for any tourists that are reading too. As we progress we’ll talk about the best pet boarding facilities in town, and we are saving the somber topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services for the end.
Be sure to stick around for our local pet lovers map towards the conclusion so you can find out which spots are closest to where you are right now. And we have written about the Midwest numerous times and all of our other city guides can be found there.
Best Pet Stores In Columbia
If you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just need to get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Columbia can handle most of your needs:
- Lizzi and Rocco’s Natural Pet Market at 550 E Green Meadows Rd
- Columbia Pet Center at 407 Loop 70 E
- PetSmart at 229 N Stadium Blvd
- Petco at 2101 W Broadway Floor #T
Many kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other items should be available at each of those local pet stores. Lizzi & Rocco’s began offering pet items that were well-made, ethically produced, and more natural. Columbia Pet Center has a total sales experience of more than 50 years.
The Petsmart and Petco near you are big box retailers that should have all the supplies you need and should be able to provide basic grooming, boarding, and even some veterinary services.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Head to one of these animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue at 4107 White Tiger Ln
- Central Missouri Humane Society at 616 Big Bear Blvd
Unchained Melodies is a non-profit dedicated to releasing penned and chained dogs and bringing a new best buddy into your house as a companion pet. They offer training services to help dogs be more social and well mannered too.
The Central Missouri Humane Society works to improve the lives of household pets and the people who care for them.
These dog parks near you might just be their favorite place:
- Twin Lakes
- Garth Nature
- Capen Park
One of these puppy training services in your area should get them behaving in no time:
- The Devoted Dog at 501 W Worley St
- Ann Gafke’s Dogschooling at 325 E Dripping Springs Rd
- Columbia Canine Sports Center at 4506 Interstate 70 Dr
The Devoted Dog is a training service where you may have private lessons with an experienced animal behavior expert in the comfort of your own home. Ann Gafke’s Dogschooling provides obedience, agility training equipment, and outdoor dog training facilities including tracking, water sports, and water rescue activities.
Columbia Canine Sports Center offers a comprehensive selection of dog training classes, including agility, obedience, rally obedience, conformation, K9 scent work, barn hunt, and more. Woof’s Play & Stay and Dog Daze Playcare also provides pet training.
Treats Unleashed at 1400 Forum Boulevard #35 is your one-stop shop for all-natural food, fresh-baked treats and custom cakes, grooming and self-wash for your pets.
Make sure your dog or cat is ready for their next selfie by taking them to a local pet groomer:
- All Dogs-N-Cats at 805 E Nifong Blvd F
- Woof’s Play & Stay at 205 E Nifong Blvd # 130
- The Canine & Kitty at 2400 Chapel Hill Rd
- The Pet Fair at 1706 Interstate 70 Dr SW
All Dogs-N-Cats Grooming is a full-service dog and cat groomer who has more than 50 years of experience. Woof’s Play & Stay provides grooming, overnight boarding, training, and daycare.
The Canine & Kitty specializes in major matting cats, doodle care and maintenance, small dogs in need of particular styles, terriers, shih tzu, and large and small breeds. The Pet Fair offers a spa, dog grooming, and boarding. Grooming is also available in your area at PetSmart, Petco, Treats Unleashed, Creekside Pet Center, and Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital.
Pet Cafes In Columbia
We don’t know of any pet cafes in this city at the moment, if you do please tell us in the comments so we can add that info to our post, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For hotels that allow pets in your area try:
- Drury Plaza Hotel at 3100 Interstate 70 Dr SE
- Ramada at 901 Conley Rd
- Stoney Creek Hotel at 2601 S Providence Rd
Pet Boarding In Columbia
These Columbia pet boarding services should give them a comfortable nights rest:
- South Paw Acres at 5550 W Gillespie Bridge Rd
- Dog Daze Playcare at 815 Blue Ridge Rd
- Creekside Pet Center at 5820 MO-163
- Lucky Dog Paws at 10500 State Hwy N
South Paw Acres is set on 1.5 acres of securely gated grassland replete with a pond for swimming, outdoor toys for exercise, and beautiful shade trees for relaxing. Dog Daze Playcare offers daycare, boarding, and a training facility.
Creekside Pet Center is a pet daycare, grooming, and boarding facility for dogs, cats, and birds. Lucky Dog Paws provides dog walking and kitty sitting services. Pet boarding can also be found near you at PetSmart, Petco, Woof’s Play & Stay, The Pet Fair, and Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Make sure that they get the best medical care possible by taking them to one of the best local veterinarians in town:
- Pet Center at 2504 W Worley St
- Rock Bridge Animal Hospital at 5095 S Providence Rd
- Peach Tree Animal Hospital at 208 Peach Way
- Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital at 3505 Buttonwood Dr
- Horton Animal Hospital Discovery at 3609 Endeavor Ave
Standard veterinary care like microchipping, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, parasite control, cremations, euthanasia, other end of life care, and basic surgical or medical procedures should be available at any of those veterinarians in your area. Pet Center provides you with the most comprehensive state-of-the-art medical, surgical, dental, and preventive medicine available.
Daycare, boarding, and grooming are also available at Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital. If you need 24/7 emergency veterinary service you can contact Horton Animal Hospital Discovery at 573-777-3609.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Horton Animal Hospital Discovery offers euthanasia, and the other vets in your area can probably assist with these or point you in the right direction. Before you leave we need to share some useful links like these local lost and found pet pages, these for currently adoptable animals, and this one that breaks down the pet licensing and tag rules.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Columbia
We hope you have a better understanding of what is available in your area after reading about all of those 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.
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 in the comments. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Columbia, Missouri pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.