In this post we are going to break down everything pets in Dayton. 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 Dayton pet stores seem like the most natural starting point. 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. You will also read about local dog parks, puppy trainers near you, and dog bakeries.
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.
Check out more of our posts on pets around the Midwest at that link if you are interested.
Best Pet Stores In Dayton
When you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Dayton are good places to go:
- Central Pet & Garden at 2700 Concorde Dr #300
- Gerber’s Tropical Fish at 2279 N Moraine Dr
- Petpeople at 6221 Far Hills Ave
- Petland at 3444 York Commons Blvd #A
- Petco at 300 E Stroop Rd
- PetSmart at 2028 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
For over 40 years Gerber’s Tropical Fish has been working with both saltwater fish and freshwater fish in all shapes and species. On site there are over 600 different types of fish, invertebrates, and corals.
Of course they also have a large selection of aquariums and supplies. Petpeople has a large variety of healthy natural pet foods and treats plus they bake some of their own.
If you want to buy puppies, kittens, reptiles, birds, fish, other small animals or a variety of supplies Petland is a good place to visit. At your local Petco you can get full-service grooming, dog training, pet insurance, plus they have an on-site vaccination clinic. There are also a couple of PetSmart stores near you who do much of the same.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
If you would rather adopt a pet then buy a new one head to one of these local animal shelters:
- Humane Society Of Greater Dayton at 1661 Nicholas Rd
- Montgomery County Animal Resource Center at 6790 Webster St
The shelter at The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has been serving the people and animals of Miami Valley for 120 years. Whether you want to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet or need help with a lost or found pet situation they can really help you out. Plus they provide veterinary services as well.
You can also get assistance with lost or found pets at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. They also spay and neuter animals, can help you get dog licenses, and are always searching for more placement partners to find as many homes for the animals as they can.
Both The Humane Society and Montgomery County Animal Control work together for the common good.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Montgomery County Bark Park
- Deeds Point Dog Park
- Oakwood Dog Park at Creager Field
- Springboro Dog Park
- Duke Dog Park in Paul G. Duke Park
- Wiggly Field Dog Park
- Oak Grove Dog Park
- Hills & Dales MetroPark
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
You can take the beginner puppy training classes at Dayton Dog Training Club or more intense classes like scent work, training, agility and more. They even do dog competition training.
Gem City Dog Obedience Club also has a variety of classes from basic puppy training to rally and world cynosport rally classes, tricks classes, and freestyle classes for dogs. There are at home one-on-one classes or group puppy training classes at Train Your Pup in addition to boarding and grooming services.
Train Your Pup services Dayton, Bellbrook, Springboro, Lebanon, Centerville, and the surrounding areas of Ohio. More options for dog training include Petco and PetSuites.
We don’t know of any strictly pet bakeries near you, but Pet People from the stores list has a good pet bakery.
A trip to the pet grooming salon should have them looking their best:
- Furry Friends at 828 Watervliet Ave
- Tracy’s Pet Grooming at 5474 Brandt Pike
- Poochie Bath & Boutique at 2308 E Dorothy Ln
You can get full-service grooming for dogs or cats of all breeds at Furry Friends. Whether you want to use their self-serve dog wash or get their full-service bathing and grooming for any breed of dog Poochie Bath & Boutique is a good option.
Tracy’s Pet Grooming will not only get your dog looking great but they also are a daycare and provide overnight boarding. Other places we have listed throughout the post that also do grooming are Petco, PetSmart, Kettering Animal Hospital, and Train Your Pup.
Pet Cafes In Dayton
There is a fully separated cat lounge at Gem City Catfé at 1513 E 5th Street that is filled with many cute adoptable cats that come from the non-profit rescue center Gem City Kitties. There is free WIFI, coffee, tea, a bakery, and even an art gallery upstairs at the cafe.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- Drury Inn & Suites at 6616 Miller Ln
- Extended Stay America at 6688 Miller Ln
- Comfort Inn & Suites at 9305 N Main St
Pet Boarding In Dayton
These Dayton pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
- PetSuites Dayton at 3773 Summit Glen Dr
- Doggie Retreat at 2451 Patterson Rd
- Tannenberg Pet Resort at 2625 E Stroop Rd
PetSuites has boarding for dogs and cats plus grooming and dog training. Another really nice spot for boarding dogs and cats is Tannenberg Pet Resort.
You can also get pet boarding provided by Tracy’s Pet Grooming, Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital, Kettering Animal Hospital, and Train Your Pup.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Get your animals the medical attention they need from one of the best veterinarians in town:
- Airway Animal Clinic at 4092 Colonel Glenn Hwy
- Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital at 3646 Watertower Ln Dixie
- Veterinary Clinic at 8970 N Dixie Dr
- Kettering Animal Hospital at 1600 Delco Park Dr
You can get help in emergencies, with critical care, and all kinds of veterinary care at Airway Animal Clinic. Whether you need to get your dog microchipped, boarded, or need medical assistance for birds and small mammals Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital is there for you.
The list of available services at Dixie Veterinary Clinic includes vaccinations, parasite control, diagnostic medicine, radiology, ultrasonography, dental work, electrocardiography, plus major and minor surgery including orthopedics. You can get 24 hour emergency veterinary care at MedVet Dayton for everything from dogs to cats to birds to exotic animals.
Northridge Animal Clinic can help with microchipping, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment amongst many other services. Not only will Kettering Animal Hospital take care of a sick or injured pet but they also can do dental work on animals in addition to being great for grooming and boarding.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
The cremations at Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 2100 E Stroop Road can be done privately or semi-privately. Lap of Love does in-home pet euthanasia so that the last minutes of their lives aren’t made worse by a stressful trip to the vet.
They also do veterinary hospice work, plus private and communal cremations. The Dixie Veterinary Clinic also does cremations and end-of-life pet care.
You aren’t required by law to buy a license for your cat but it would be a good idea to get a cat registration tag. For more info on dog licenses in Montgomery County click that link.
Remember that if you are in a situation that involves a lost or found pet you can contact the Humane Society by calling 937-268-7387 or the Montgomery County Animal Control.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Dayton
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 have a much better understanding of what is to offer here.
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 Dayton pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.