Indianapolis Pet Stores, Shelters, Dog Parks & More

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Over the next few minutes we will all be going on a deep dive into everything there is to know about pets in Indianapolis. You guys can’t all be here for the same reasons but either way there should be plenty of info available to assist.

We think the best way to kick this off is to dive right into the best Indianapolis pet stores. You can buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies and they are kind of like a one stop shop to handle most of your needs.

Your local animal shelters can be a great place for dog or cat adoptions and will be up next. 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 pet friendly hotels too.

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 map for animal lovers towards the end that can help you figure out which places are closest to your current area.

And anyone who is interested is welcome to look through more of our posts on cities around the Midwest at that link.

Best Pet Stores In Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis can help with all of the above:

Foods, toys, beds, and health supplies for dogs and cats are all available at Paws Stop. They also sell food and supplies for indoor and outdoor birds, deer, horses, chickens, mini-pigs, pigeons, rabbits, fish, and reptiles.

City Dogs Grocery carries a number of all-natural and healthy food brands that will help your pets enjoy a happy and healthy life. City Dogs Grocery specializes in high-quality cat and dog food, treats, and supplies while also having a pet bakery.

For the third year in a row City Dogs Grocery has been selected “Best Local Pet Supply Store in Indianapolis” servicing the downtown metro area and the surrounding neighborhoods including Chatham-Arch, Cottage Home, Windsor Park, Old Northside, Lockerbie Square, and more.

Specks has 12 locations in the region and they all have a large selection of foods, treats, and supplies to meet all of your pet’s needs. Although Specks does not sell cats or dogs, all of their locations collaborate with rescue organizations and shelters in your area.

In addition to pet supplies, Specks outlets provide a variety of low-cost pet services including some veterinary work and there are self-serve dog washes in every store. You bring the dog, and they take care of the towels, shampoo, dog-sized wash tubs, dryers, and most importantly the cleanup.

PetPeople also offers self-service dog grooming and washing. Saltwater fish, corals, and live plants, as well as pond and tank supplies are all available at The Reef Aquarium Shop.

Bird Fever is the only exotic bird store near you where you can find finches, canaries, and large macaws as well as toys, food, and cages. There are 3 PetSmarts, 2 Petcos, 2 City Dogs Grocery Stores, 12 Speck’s Pets, and 1 Pet Supplies Plus in your area.

Animal Shelters & Adoption

There will probably be plenty of dogs and pets for adoption at these local animal shelters:

Adoption, lost and found pets, surrendering a pet, foster home placement, positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals, appropriate medical care, and cheap spay/neuter and low-cost immunization services are all available through IndyHumane.

Southside Animal Shelter’s purpose is to rescue and rehabilitate at-risk dogs and cats in your area so they can enjoy happy, healthy lives in loving homes. The Animal Protection League is a non-profit organization that helps people find and adopt pets.

Dog Parks

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

  • Broad Ripple Dog Park
  • Fort Harrison Dog Park
  • Waggin’ Tails Bark Park at Louis J. Jenn Memorial park
  • Four Paws Dog Park at University Park
  • Smock Bark Park
  • Paul Ruster Bark Park
  • Four Paws Dog Park at University Park
  • Dog Park at Clay Terrace
  • Canine Companion Coral in Anderson

Puppy Training

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

Suburban K9 Dog Training provides customized in-home dog training as well as a board-and-train bootcamp. Avon, Bargersville, Beech Grove, Brownsburg, Carmel, Danville, Fishers, Forest Hills, Franklin, Greenwood, Lawrence, McCordsville, Mooresville, New Palestine, Noblesville, Pittsboro, Shelbyville, Trafalgar, Westfield, Whiteland, and Whitestown are among the cities they work in.

Puppy preschool, group sessions, private lessons, and a board and train program are all available at Purpose Driven K9 Dog Training. Circle City Dog Training is happy to provide in-home dog training, puppy training, and aggressive canine training.

Barkefellers and PetSuites who we have in other lists also can train them well.

Dog Bakeries

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A special treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:

Three Dog Bakery sells natural, freshly baked treats and food for dogs. A Dog Bakery specializes in home-baked, healthy treats and goods that are gluten-free, corn-free, and soy-free.

City Dogs Grocery from the best pet stores in your area list also sells bakery items for animals.

Pet Grooming

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

Furr-Pet Spa and Wellness Clinic pampers your pets with a variety of grooming and spa services for cats and dogs. A self-serve dog wash is also available if you would prefer to do the work yourself.

J & J Pet Grooming provides full-service grooming for dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds. In the heart of Carmel’s Arts and Design District, Canine Cloud Nine is a cage-free grooming salon, retail boutique, and self-wash.

Blue Ribbon Dog Grooming provides full-service grooming for dogs of any size or breed. Flea baths and tick removal are also available, as well as a self-serve dog wash.

Glamour Pets provides full grooming services as well as flea baths. For more local grooming options you can also visit Barkefellers, Sleepy Hollow Pet Ranch, Indy Hound, Pet Palace, Binford Pet Wellness Clinic, and City Way Animal Clinic who we have linked to in other sections of this post.

Pet Cafes In Indianapolis

Nine Lives Cat Café at 1315 Shelby Street #1 is a cat cafe and not an all pet cafe. Even better, the cats in the cafe are adoptable!

Hotels That Allow Pets

If you are looking for local hotels that allow pets stay at:

Pet Boarding In Indianapolis

These Indianapolis pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:

Barkefellers is a posh pet resort near Indianapolis that offers beautiful overnight accommodations, a grooming facility, a large doggie daycare, and Barkefellers University obedience school.

Sleepy Hollow Pet Ranch provides boarding for cats and dogs, as well as grooming services. Dog daycare, boarding, and grooming are all available at Indy Hound.

Pet Palace provides boarding, daycare, and grooming services for cats and dogs. PetSuites Indy NW offers boarding, daycare, and grooming for cats and dogs plus puppy training.

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:

Binford Pet Wellness Clinic provides emergency care, dental cleaning, and grooming services. Broad Ripple Animal Clinic provides flea and tick medicine as well as microchipping.

Dental cleaning, allergies, skin concerns, parasite protection plans, grooming services, and at-home hospice care are all available at City Way Animal Clinic. Dentistry and microchipping are available at Carmel’s Cottage Animal Clinic.

IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital offers emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Brookville Road Animal Hospital provides emergency and dental care to pets.

Pet Cremation & Euthanization

Life always comes to an end and when it does you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:

Pet cremation and memorial services are provided by Homeward Bound Pet Memorial Care. In-home pet euthanasia, private/communal pet cremation, home burial, and more are available through Lap of Love.

In addition to in-home euthanasia, Mobile Vet Treatment Indiana offers dental cleaning and care, microchipping, wellness exams, and other veterinarian services. Now we want to share some helpful links before we go and you can click here to see current adoptable dogs at the Indy Humane shelter, or here for all pets.

Plus you can get assistance with tracking down a lost or found pet in your area there or here. You might also want to read about:

Have Fun With Your Pets In Indianapolis

Now that you have read about all of those pet stores, animal shelters, adoption centers, 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 be ready to make your next move.

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

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