We are about to take you on a deep dive into the local Iowa City pet scene. There should be enough information shared throughout this post that just about any questions you might have will be covered.
The best Iowa City pet stores will kick things off since you can usually buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and all kinds of supplies at them. The best animal shelters in your area for dog and cat adoption will be up next.
Then we will move on to other topics like dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries around town. Pet grooming spas near you and dog or cat cafes will garner our next sections.
Pet friendly hotels will be discussed for any tourists that are reading 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.
Be sure to check out the local pet lovers map towards the conclusion so you can find out which spots are closest to where you are right now. Everyone is welcome to read our other posts on the Midwest there if you like.
Best Pet Stores In Iowa City
If you want to buy a new puppy or kitten or just need to get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Iowa City can handle most of your needs:
- Leash On Life at 432 IA-1
- Earls Feed & Supply at 4304 Sand Rd SE
- Petland at 1851 Lower Muscatine Rd
Many kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other items should be available at each of those local pet stores. Your community knows the Leash on Life pet supply store for high-quality pet supplies and healthy pet food alternatives.
Petland is a pet store in your area that has been in business for around a decade offering a hands-on approach to learning about pets and their requirements while selling everything you would expect and providing grooming and puppy training.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center at 3910 Napoleon Ln provides residents of your area with a variety of animal-related services including animal adoptions, lost and found pets, licensing, permits, and dog park tags.
These dog parks near you might just be their favorite place:
- Rita’s Ranch Dog Park
- Waterworks Prairie Park
- Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park
To speed up their learning curve get lessons from one of these puppy training services in your area:
- Spot & Co at 123 Stevens Dr # 1
- Knallhart Kennels & Training Academy at 4434 Taft Ave SE
- Best Friends Dog Academy at 4852 Sand Rd SE
Spot & Co dog training should be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your best buddy. Knallhart Training Academy is a high-end training facility that specializes in customizing canine services to help their clients achieve their goals.
In the disciplines of animal welfare, animal training, and behavior consulting, Best Friends Dog Academy has over two decades of experience. Petland also provides training for your pets.
We are not aware of any local dog or pet bakeries at this time, if you do know of any please mention them in the comments, thanks.
Make sure your dog or cat is ready for their next selfie by taking them to a pet groomer:
- L.C.S. All Shapes & Sizes at 140 Stevens Dr
- Hawk-Dog Grooming at 1840 S Gilbert St
- Suds N Hugs Pet Grooming at 730 3rd Ave
L.C.S. All Shapes & Sizes is a professional pet salon with years of experience in grooming and handling. Hawk-Dog provides a full range of grooming services for dogs and cats including bathing with specialist shampoos, de-shedding treatments, hair cuts, and fun extras like nail polish upon request.
Pet Cafes In Iowa City
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
For pet friendly hotels in your area try:
- Travelodge at 2216 N Dodge St
- Hyatt Place at 255 E Court St
- Graduate at 210 S Dubuque St
Pet Boarding In Iowa City
These Iowa City pet boarding services should give them a comfortable nights rest:
- Home Away From Home at 3030 Northgate Dr a2
- Lucky Pawz at 130 Stevens Dr
- Pet Sitters at 4852 Sand Rd SE
- Iowa City Dog Walkers & Pet Care at 2940 Heinz Rd
Home Away From Home is a full-service pet boarding facility that provides loving care for your buddies while you’re away. Lucky Pawz is a leading provider of dog daycare and boarding services in town allowing them to benefit from socialization and exercise in a safe setting.
Pet Sitters offers local boarding, midday dog walks, and day stays at the center to ensure that all pets have a pleasant experience. Iowa City Dog Walkers & Pet Care is a luxury kennel-free boarding facility that includes a daily dog exercise program, sitting, and walking on Hayden Fry’s original land. All Pets Veterinary Clinic also provides pet boarding.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Make sure that they get the best medical care possible by taking them to one of the best local veterinarians in town:
- All Pets Veterinary Clinic at 301 Kirkwood Ave
- Eastside Pet Clinic at 811 S 1st Ave
- Best Friends Veterinary Care at 252 Scott Ct
- Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital at 3030 Northgate Dr
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 any of those veterinarians in your area. Boarding is also available at All Pets Veterinary Clinic.
Eastside Pet Clinic and Best Friends Veterinary Care both offer dental services. Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital provides preventive treatment and nutritional advice for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and other small pets.
Anyone that needs 24 hour urgent veterinary service can contact The Emergency Veterinary Service of Iowa City at 319-351-4256.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Ask one of the veterinarians near you and they will help you with cremations or euthanasia. Before you leave we should share a few useful links like these local lost and found pet pages, these for currently adoptable animals, and this one that breaks down the pet licensing laws in your area.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Iowa City
After reading 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 town.
It would be really helpful to future visitors of our site 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 Iowa City pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.