Today we want to fill you in on everything we know about pets in Lafayette. You all are probably not here searching for the same things but either way there should be plenty of info available to help you plan your next move.
We think the best way to kick this off is to dive right into the best Lafayette 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.
The top animal shelters for local dog or cat adoption will be up next. Dog parks, puppy trainers near you, and dog bakeries will garner our next three sections.
After that it will be time to discuss grooming and dog or cat cafes around the area. 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 map that can help you figure out which places are closest to your current area.
The Southeast is an area we have written many other guides for on our site if you are interested.
Best Pet Stores In Lafayette
These great Lafayette pet stores are where to go if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or any kind of supplies:
Pets Unlimited is a full-service pet store that is locally owned and operated. They provide a wide range of animals and supplies and have great customer service.
Aquarium Central is your one-stop shop for exotic and tropical fish. Aquariums, pet items, tropical fish, reptiles, birds, and small mammals are among their offerings.
They also provide aquarium care to local companies, and we should note that they do not sell or carry dog or cat goods.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Local pet adoption is handled through the Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center at 613 West Pont Des Mouton Road. Since launching the NoKill 2020 project in 2016, LASCC has increased adoptions, launched a trap-neuter-return program for cats, increased rescues, and reduced euthanasia rates.
The shelter’s save rate has grown from 52.88 percent in 2016 to a successful no kill saving rate of 90.3 percent in 2020. Community support, as well as collaborations with charitable organizations such as the Wildcat Foundation/SpayNation and Acadiana Animal Aid have been critical in achieving and sustaining no kill status.
On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:
- Brown Memorial Dog Park
- Beaullieu Park Dog Park
- Graham Brown Memorial Park
- Lafayette Dog Park at Youth Park
- Moncus Park
- Raising Cane’s Dog Park in New Iberia’s City Park
- Girard Park
- Oaklawn Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services:
Sit Happens Dog Training offers private lessons, board and train, and group classes. Day training, private training, group classes, board and train, and doggie day school are all available at ZenDog Training.
They are located on Ridge Road in Duson and service clients from as far as as 30 miles away. You can also find local puppy training at The Dog Stop and Camp Bow Wow.
Right now we don’t know about any dog bakeries but if you do please metnion them in the comments.
These pet groomers will make sure your dog or cat is looking their best:
The Dog Stop is Lafayette’s all-inclusive dog care facility, including day care, overnight boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services, walking, and a retail store with natural food, supplements, treats, chews, and toys.
Bark Avenue is another really nice high-end pet spa and store, offering elegant spa services as well as trendy accessories for all of Acadiana’s four-legged friends. They provide a one-of-a-kind, individualized spa experience for pets that includes grooming, styling, and a day of leisure.
Other places we have listed on this page that also do dog training include Lafayette Veterinary Care Center, St. Francis Veterinary Hospital, Paws & Paws, and Camp Bow Wow.
Pet Cafes In Lafayette
At this time we are not aware of any pet cafes in Lafayette. If you do know of one please tell us so we can add the info to this post, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets you can try:
- Home2 Suites at 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd
- Drury Inn & Suites at 120 Alcide Dominique Dr
- Staybridge Suites Airport at 129 E Kaliste Saloom Rd
Pet Boarding In Lafayette
These Lafayette pet boarding facilities should give them a comfortable rest:
Dog daycare, boarding, training, grooming, and in-home pet care are all available at Camp Bow Wow. Paws & Paws Paws also offers dog boarding, daycare, and grooming.
The Dog Stop, Sit Happens Dog Training, ZenDog Training, Lafayette Veterinary Care Center, Carson Animal Hospital, and St. Francis Veterinary Hospital all provide more options for pet boarding near you.
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:
- Lafayette Veterinary Care Center at 110 Perard St
- Carson Animal Hospital at 6701 Johnston St
- St. Francis Veterinary Hospital at 151 S Beadle Rd
Lafayette Veterinary Care Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They provide high-quality medical treatment, emergency and critical care, parasite management for fleas, ticks, and heartworms, microchipping, end-of-life care like euthanasia, cremation, and hospice care, dog daycare, grooming, pet education, boarding services, house calls, and other things that can help.
Carson Animal Hospital offers emergency care, microchipping, boarding, bathing and cleanliness, flea and tick prevention and control, and other services. St. Francis Veterinary Hospital offers emergency care, microchipping, boarding, grooming, and more.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Broussard Veterinary Clinic at 103 Broadmoor Boulevard treats dogs, cats, avian species, exotic animals, and pocket pets. They provide end-of-life services such as humane euthanasia and aftercare. They also provide basic wellness care for all stages of a pet’s life, such as frequent examinations, immunizations, and internal and exterior parasite prevention.
If you find yourself in a situation with a lost or found pet that link might be able to help. For more of our local pet guides check out our posts on:
- EverythingPets in Baton Rouge
- EverythingPets in New Orleans
- EverythingPets in Houston
- EverythingPets in Pensacola
Have Fun With Your Pets In Lafayette
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 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 Lafayette pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.