Grand Rapids Pet Stores, Shelters, Dog Parks & More

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We appreciate you joining us for this discussion on everything we know about pets in Grand Rapids. Our goal is to cover the topic in full detail so you can find everything you need right here on one page.

With that said we can’t think of a better way to begin than by listing the best Grand Rapids pet stores. Whether you want to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies they should be able to help you out.

Up next we will talk about the top animal shelters near you for those who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet instead of buying a new one. Local dog lovers will really enjoy our next three sections which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in the area.

Then we will dive in into pet grooming salons and dog or cat cafes near you. Frequent travelers will get the most out of the next sections which discuss local hotels that allow pets and also boarding facilities.

Our final topics will be the unfortunate ones like veterinarians and pet cremation services. To get a better lay of the land stick around for our local pet map at the end, plus the curious types can look through our other posts on cities around the Midwest at that link if interested.

Best Pet Stores In Grand Rapids

Visit one of the best pet stores in Grand Rapids if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:

Not only can you find healthy food and treats for dogs, cats, and other pets at Fido & Stitch but they also have a dog grooming salon and provide dog walking services. There are 5 Chow Hound Pet Supplies locations in Michigan making them the states largest family owned pet store.

At Chow Hound you can expect to find a pet bakery, a self-serve dog wash station, obedience training, a pet wellness clinic, plus they can help you find adoptable pets. V I Pets has a large selection of saltwater fish, freshwater fish, corals, and reptiles.

There are a few Pet Supplies Plus and 1 PetSmart near you, plus a Petco over in Walker.

Animal Shelters & Adoption

If you would rather adopt a pet then buy a new one head to one of these local animal shelters:

The Humane Society Of West Michigan has been doing great work in the local community for many years. They are a good spot to adopt a dog or cat and can help with low-cost euthanasia services.

Additionally they are a great place to contact if you find yourself in a situation involving a lost or found pet, as is the Kent County Animal Shelter. The shelter also offers low-cost vaccinations, can help with getting a dog license, plus they have a lot of adoptable dogs, cats, and other pets.

Dog Parks

On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:

  • Hillcrest Dog Park
  • Covell Dog Parks
  • Shaggy Pines Dog Park
  • Wyoming Dog Park
  • Downtown Dog Park GR
  • Quincy Dog Park
  • Cascade Dog Park
  • Kellogg Woods Park in Kentwood

Puppy Training

These puppy trainers near you will have them following orders in no time:

If you need group puppy training classes, private dog training, a day camp or behavior support you can contact A Pleasant Dog. Anyone in Grand Rapids, Rockford, Belmont, Comstock Park, Sparta, Grandville, Hudsonville, Ada, Lowell, Kentwood, Cedar Springs, Cascade, Byron Center, and the surrounding areas can enjoy the services of Happy Tails Dog Training.

Some dogs don’t pick up on training quick which is why Kim’s K-9 Training Center has a board and train bootcamp to whip them in to shape. OK, not actually whip, but you know what we mean.

They also provide dog boarding and day care, along with all your standard training lessons.

Dog Bakeries

We don’t know of any places that are strictly pet bakeries near you. However Chow Hound Pet Supplies sells hand-made all natural dog biscuits that are a nice healthy treat. Fido & Stitch also has a pet bakery in their local pet store.

Pet Grooming

These pet groomers will make sure your dog or cat is looking their best:

Wash & Wags Pet Grooming not only does great pet grooming but they also provide boarding, daycare, and sell a variety of healthy foods, treats, and specialty items. The clean and relaxing environment at North Bark Pet Grooming is a great place for your dog to get groomed, enjoy an oatmeal shampoo, or take a flea bath.

All breeds of dogs, cats, and small pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets are welcome at VIP Grooming Salon. They can help with all kinds of skin or coat problems and they offer $5 walk-in nail trims.

The PetSmart near you also does pet grooming.

Pet Cafes In Grand Rapids

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Not only is Happy Cat a café but they are also a registered animal shelter with the Department of Agriculture of Michigan. All of the cats are available for adoption as they work with a few non-profit animal shelters in your area.

Visit them at 447 Division Avenue South if interested.

Hotels That Allow Pets

If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets you can try:

Pet Boarding In Grand Rapids

These Grand Rapids pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:

All 3 of the above are great options for boarding your pet. Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa not only has a daycare and overnight boarding but they are another good option for grooming and training.

Dogtopia can do any length of boarding from long-term to daycare, plus they have a pet spa. Paws & Unwind Pet Resort is another all-around option for boarding dogs or cats, grooming, training and more.

Best Veterinarians Near You

They will get the best medical care possible if you take them to one of the best veterinarians in your area:

You can get 24 hour a day emergency veterinary services at Animal Emergency Hospital. They provide great emergency and critical care vet services to Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ionia, Wayland, and everywhere in between.

Not only will Cascade Hospital for Animals work with dogs, cats, and pocket pets but they also can provide veterinary care for exotic animals. Other services they provide include dog and cat boarding, training, grooming, veterinary telemedicine and more.

Family Friends Veterinary Hospital can provide emergency and urgent care, implant microchips, or groom your cats and dogs. The VCA Woodland Animal Hospital also provides emergency veterinary services and they can help with controlling and preventing parasites, fleas, and ticks.

Pet Cremation & Euthanization

Heaven At Home Pet Hospice at 1530 Monroe Avenue NW can help with all end-of-life- pet care including in-home euthanasia and veterinary hospice care. The Humane Society Of West Michigan and Kent County Animal Shelter also offer pet euthanasia services.

You can order a dog license in Grand Rapids online at that link. You can get more info on adopting pets in Kent County at that link.

And if you find yourself in a situation involving a lost or found pet you can email [email protected]. For more of our local pet guides check out our posts on:

Have Fun With Your Pets In Grand Rapids

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 Grand Rapids pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.

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