Today we will be filling you in on everything we know about pets in Hartford. There should be plenty of info available to help you plan your next move no matter what that move may be.
We can’t come up with a better way to kick this off than by diving straight into the best Hartford pet stores. You can buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies and they are kind of like a one stop shop to help you out.
The top animal shelters in your area for dog or cat adoption will be up next. Local dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries will garner our next three sections.
After that it will be time to discuss grooming and dog or cat cafes near you. We can’t assume everyone reading this lives here so we will mention some good hotels that allow pets near you.
As we continue to move forward the best places for pet boarding in town will be discussed, and then some unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services will get you out of here. Be sure to check out the local pet map that can help you figure out which places are closest to your current area.
The Northeast is an area we have written many other guides for on our site if you are interested.
Best Pet Stores In Hartford
You may want to buy a new puppy or kitten or you might just need to get some new toys, food, or supplies and these best pet stores in Hartford can help with all of the above:
Naturally Dogs and Cats sells a variety of high quality and healthy pets foods at affordable prices. They also have bakery items for dogs including cookies, cakes, and even frozen yogurt!
You can also find plenty of food and supplies at Melzen Pet Supply. Not just for dogs, cats, and your standard pets but they also have food for exotic animals, cows, horses, pigs, birds and just about anything.
There will be a wide variety of collars, leashes, toys, carriers, beds, and other pet supplies at each of those stores. You can also find 2 Pet Supplies Plus stores, 2 Petco’s, and 1 Petsmart near you.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Think about visiting a local animal shelter before you decide to go the buying new route:
The animal shelter at Pack Leaders Rescue of CT is a great place to adopt dogs, cats, and sometimes other pets in the area. They have a transport service and behavioral training program so that they can rescue and rehabilitate rescued animals to help them find a long term home.
All of the workers at Connecticut Cat Connection are volunteers and this cat shelter takes in strays, abused, and abandoned cats in the area. Then they give them the medical attention and vaccines that they need, even going as far as spaying or neutering any that are over 6 months old.
In addition to having an animal shelter with adoptable dogs and cats the Connecticut Humane Society also has a pet food pantry program and can provide some veterinary services. All of the above would be very good contacts for anyone that is involved in a situation involving a lost or found dog, cat, or other pet in the area.
On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:
- South Windsor Bark Park
- East Windsor Dog Park
- Paw Meadow Dog Park
- Birge Pond
- Southington Dog Park
- Glastonbury Dog Park at Riverfront Park
- Rocky Hill Dog Park at Elm Ridge Park
- Enfield Dog Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services:
There will be a variety of options at the above ranging from group puppy training classes to private dog training courses. Planet Bark also has a grooming facility.
You can also get grooming services from K9 National Services, plus they do dog walking, will take your pet to the vet, and have special behavioral and obedience training classes for dogs. Wagging Tails Pet Resort and Spaw also does dog training.
Woof Gang Bakery at 62 Isham Road is not just a dog bakery, though their home baked treats are definitely one of their main draws. They also are a specialty retailer of healthy pet foods in addition to being a professional groomer and having a pet boarding facility.
Remember earlier we told you how Naturally Dogs and Cats also has a home baked cookie case, a cookie bar, and sells frozen yogurt for dogs.
These pet groomers will make sure your dog or cat is looking their best:
You can get grooming for both dogs and cats at Honey’s Haven. If you need mobile pet grooming in Hartford County, Middlesex County, New London County or New Haven Country Wagz and Wigglez Mobile Pet Spa can help you out.
Of course your local PetSmart also does grooming. A few other venues we are listing here in other sections that also do pet grooming are East Hartford Animal Clinic, Woof Gang Bakery, Planet Bark, and Wagging Tails Pet Resort and Spaw.
Pet Cafes In Hartford
We don’t know of any dog, cat, or pet cafes in Hartford at the moment. If you are aware of any please tell us in the comments at the end of the post so we can add that info to this page, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets you can try:
- Hilton at 315 Trumbull St
- Residence Inn Downtown at 942 Main St
- Delamar West Hartford at 1 Memorial Rd
Pet Boarding In Hartford
These Hartford pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
Uberdog does a lot of good work for local animal shelters and charities. They also sell eco-friendly products from local businesses in addition to being a good pet boarding facility.
You can probably tell that Wagging Tails Pet Resort and Spaw also has a grooming spa. Other services they provide include dog walking, training, and pet sitting at your home.
A few other places we have listed throughout this post also have boarding facilities like Pieper Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Woof Gang Bakery, and Planet Bark.
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:
- East Hartford Animal Clinic at 109 Connecticut Blvd
- Veterinary Specialists of CT at 993 N Main St
- Petcare Veterinary Services at 64 Raymond Rd
- Pieper Veterinary Emergency & Specialty at 730 Randolph Rd
You can expect to find basic health care for animals like flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, parasite control, vaccinations, microchipping, and standard pet surgeries at all of those. If you need veterinary care for exotic pets you can head to East Hartford Animal Clinic, plus they do dental work on animals.
A couple of options for 24/7 emergency veterinary care can be found at VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT or Pieper Veterinary Emergency & Specialty. You can also get urgent animal health care from Petcare Veterinary Services, plus they can do hospice and euthanasia procedures.
Pieper Veterinary Emergency & Specialty also has a boarding facility. East Hartford Animal Clinic services areas like Glastonbury, Manchester, Meriden, Vernon, Whethersfield, Newington, South Windsor, and Windsor.
VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT provides animal health care in Hartford, Farmington, Newington, Avon, Bloomfield, and other nearby towns.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Paws and Remember located at at 111 South Street can do both partitioned and communal pet cremations. Petcare Veterinary Services also does pet euthanasia and can help with end of life care.
You can read more about getting a pet license in Hartford at that link. And a couple of good links to use if you happen to be in a situation where there is a lost or found dog, cat, or other pet in your area are that one and this one.
On our site you can also find a:
- New Haven Local Pet Guide
- Bridgeport Local Pet Guide
- Springfield Local Pet Guide
- Providence Local Pet Guide
Have Fun With Your Pets In Hartford
After reading 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 feel a lot more confident about what comes next.
Our 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. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Hartford pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.