Within the next few minutes the local Gainesville pet scene will be broken down in full detail. We won’t assume that you are all here searching for the same things but there should be enough information to help you plan your next move no matter what that is.
Kicking this off will be the best Gainesville pet stores. Puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies may all be purchased at them so they will probably help the most of you out.
The best local animal shelters for dog and cat adoption will be up next. Following that we will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your area.
Pet grooming spas near you and dog or cat cafes around the city will garner our next sections. It would be unwise to presume that everyone reading this lives in town so we’ll recommend some pet-friendly hotels too.
As we progress we’ll talk about the best pet boarding facilities in your area, and we are saving the somber topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services for the end. Make sure to look at the map towards the end so you can find out which spots are closest to where you are right now.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Southeast that link will take you to dozens of other posts on the region.
Best Pet Stores In Gainesville
Whether you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or are searching for new toys, food, or supplies and these best pet stores in Gainesville can handle most of your needs:
- Earth Pets Natural Pet Market at 500 NW 60th St #F
- Pet Supermarket at 2339 NW 13th St
- Petco at 6869 W Newberry Rd
- EarthWise Pet at 4106 NW 16th Blvd
- PetSmart at 3736 SW Archer Rd
Lots of varieties of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other items should be available at each of those local pet stores. Earth Pets provides nutritional counseling to assist owners in making the best food decisions for their pets.
Pet Supermarket offers a VIP pet care clinic and adoption. Natural raw foods, treats, litter, and collars are all available at EarthWise Pet who also provides an indoor self-wash and offers full-service one-on-one professional grooming in a calm, quiet environment.
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
These animal shelters might deserve some consideration before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Humane Society of North Central Florida at 4205 NW 6th St
- Angel Whispurrz Cat Rescue at 4928 NW 30 Pl
- Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue at 5231 SW 91st Dr
The Humane Society of North Central Florida helps with pet adoptions, fostering, spay and neuter, vaccination, has a wellness thrift store, and does other pet-related services. Angel Whispurrz Cat Rescue is a feline rescue organization.
Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding everlasting homes for neglected animals in your area.
On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:
- Possum Creek Park
- Squirrel Ridge Park
- Tom Petty Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services in your area:
- P.U.P.S. Dog Training at 5000 NW 34th Blvd
- Gainesville Canine Academy at 4131 NW 13th St #104
- North Florida K9 Behavior Center at 3510 NW 22nd Dr
P.U.P.S. Dog Training has a group of dedicated trainers that want to help you better understand your dog and learn valuable life skills so that you and your furry family member can enjoy a long and happy relationship.
Gainesville Canine Academy will assist you in swiftly and efficiently resolving your dog’s behavioral concerns. North Florida K9 Behavior Center has a modern approach to local dog training that uses compassionate, positive, and force-free methods.
A special treat from one of these dog bakeries will let them know how much you care:
Sweet Paws Bakery is a dog bakery, boutique, small dog daycare, and self-serve dog wash specializing in custom-made dog birthday and adoption anniversary cakes. Soft treats, dental chews, jerky treats, freeze-dried treats, catnip, and other cat treats are available at Downtown Tabby Pet Store.
Make sure your dog or cat is looking their best by taking them to a local pet groomer:
- Wizkers of Oz Pet Grooming at 4908 NW 34th St #10
- Nature’s Pet Day Spa & Grooming at 7733 W Newberry Rd
- Pelusa’s Pet Grooming at 3737 W University Ave
- Doggie Styles Grooming and Pet Sitting at 1321 NW 6th St
Wizkers of Oz provides excellent pet grooming near you at a reasonable cost. Expect to get the world-class care and attention that your pets need at Nature’s Pet Day Spa.
Pelusa’s Pet Grooming has over 15 years of experience with cold noses. Doggie Styles Grooming is dedicated to providing high-quality grooming services while ensuring complete customer satisfaction. PetSmart, Petco, Prestige Pet Resort & Spa, and Dogs Rule also provide pet grooming in your area.
Pet Cafes In Gainesville
We don’t know of any pet cafes in town right now, if you do please tell us in the comments so we can add that info to our post, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets you can try:
- Days Inn at 920 NW 69th Terr
- TownePlace Suites at 7451 W Newberry Rd
- Home2 Suites at 2115 SW 13th St
Pet Boarding In Gainesville
These Gainesville pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
- Prestige Pet Resort & Spa at 3717 NW 13th St #2
- Dog’s Rule at 230 NE 16th Ave
- Camp Run-A-Mutt at 1107 S Main St
- Pet Sitters of Gainesville at 725 NE 3rd St
Prestige Pet Resort & Spa is a local boarding and grooming facility that offers cheap spa services and luxurious accommodations to make your pets feel at ease. Dogs Rule provides daycare, boarding, grooming, and training lessons for dogs.
Camp Run-A-Mutt is the world’s largest cage-free dog daycare and boarding facility with over 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play space for your dog to run, play, and socialize to their hearts’ content. Pet Sitters provides pet sitting, dog walking, pet taxi, overnight care, wedding pet attendant, and other services.
PetSmart, Petco, and Suburban Animal Hospital also offer pet boarding.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Give them the best medical care possible by taking them to one of the best veterinarians in town:
- Banfield Pet Hospital at 3736 SW Archer Rd
- Gainesville Animal Hospital at 2838 NW 6th St
- Suburban Animal Hospital at 3831 W Newberry Rd
- Newberry Animal Hospital at 1609 S Main St
- BluePearl Pet Hospital at 7314 W University 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 all of those animal hospitals near you.
Gainesville Animal Hospital provides routine services, dental work, and emergency care. Since 1974 Suburban Animal Hospital has been a good place to find comprehensive veterinary care, urgent care, and pet boarding.
Anyone that needs urgent 24 hour emergency veterinary care can contact Blue Pearl Pet Hospital at 352-672-6718.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Private pick-ups and cremations are available at Crevasse’s Pet Funeral Home at 6352 NW 18th Dr #6. Now that this post is wrapping up we want to share a few more helpful links like these local lost and found pet pages, this one for animals up for adoption in your area right now, and this one with the Alachua Country animal licensing laws.
Some of you may also want to check out our posts on:
- Jacksonville Dog Parks & Puppy Trainers
- Tallahassee Dog Parks & Puppy Trainers
- Deltona & Daytona Dog Parks & Puppy Trainers
- Savannah Dog Parks & Puppy Trainers
Have Fun With Your Pets In Gainesville
After thinking 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 we hope you have a better understanding of the scene in your area.
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 in the comments. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Gainesville pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.