Everything we know about pets in Los Angeles will be discussed in detail for you right here on this page. Our goal is to dive deep and share anything you might be interested in about the subject at hand.
There is no better place to begin than a list of the best LA pet stores, even if we are trying to cover it all. They are probably why the majority of you ended up on our site, and they should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and all the supplies you could ever need.
Once they are out of the way it will be time to learn about the best local animal shelters for people who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other animal. The following three sections are for local dog lovers as they will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your area.
Then we will pivot to pet grooming spas and dog or cat cafes near you. Pet friendly hotels in Los Angeles and overnight boarding facilities will be up next for anyone who travels often.
Veterinarians and pet cremation services are not the happiest of subjects but at some point we all will probably need them. We would recommend that you stick around for our pets near you map at the conclusion.
And anyone who is interested is welcome to look through more of our posts on cities around the Southwest at that link.
Best Pet Stores In Los Angeles
The best Los Angeles pet stores are where to go if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or any kind of supplies:
- BlueCollar Working Dog at 1320 Glendale Blvd
- Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies at 3860 S Centinela Ave
- The Urban Pet at 4475 Santa Monica Blvd
- Allan’s Pet Center at 12003 W Pico Blvd
- Tailwaggers & Tailwashers Hollywood at 1929 N Bronson Ave
- Pet Food Express at 4220 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach
- Healthy Spot at 6433 Pacific Coast Hwy #A-5, Long Beach
- Anaheim Feed & Pet Supply at 1730 Lemon St, Anaheim
- Kriser’s Natural Pet at 5365 Alton Pkwy, Irvine
- Pet Supply at 6224 Irvine Blvd, Irvine
- Animal Kingdom at 300 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
- My Pet Naturally at 3240 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
Expect to find all kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other supplies at any of those local pet stores. BlueCollar Working Dog has the best food and supplies to keep your active dog healthy and happy.
They also provide weekly obedience training courses, group training, private training, and specialist seminars in tracking, pull training, nose work, street obedience, pack leadership, and aggression control. The essentials are all available at Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies as well as a dog self-wash station, puppy training classes, and dental cleaning.
Over 80 brands of foods that are free of by-products, corn, wheat, and soy are available at The Urban Pet. Hand-picked beds, collars, leashes, bowls, and all the daily necessities including kitty litter, poop bags, flea treatments, grooming products, enzyme cleansers, and training tools are also sold. Dog obedience training, pet photography, vaccination and dental clinics round out the things they can do.
Allan’s Pet Center has the most unique supplies, a selection of dog and cat foods to meet any of your dogs’ dietary needs, and of course exotic pets in the Santa Monica, Venice, and Culver City neighborhoods.
Tailwagger is a one-stop shop for healthy pet food, supplies, toys, and accessories for dogs and cats. They also provide full services grooming salon and self-wash. Tailwagger offers free local same day delivery with a $30 minimum order.
Pet Food Express provides pet supplies and has a self-service pet wash, as well as dog training and small-animal adoption events. They provide free same-day delivery on orders over $30.
Healthy Spot only sells the healthiest, safest, and most creative foods and products. They also offer full-service grooming, obedience training, pet dental care, and small dog daycare services that adhere to the greatest quality, safety, and personal care requirements.
A wide range of healthy pet foods, supplies, and accessories can be purchased at Anaheim Feed & Pet Supply. Kriser’s Natural Pet specializes in all-natural cat and dog food and treats made from human-grade ingredients to keep them happy and healthy. Blueberry facials, FURminator de-shedding treatments, teeth cleaning, specific breed trims, hand stripping, cat grooming, and straight-through appointments are also available.
Animal Kingdom of Santa Monica offers healthy and reasonably priced pet food and supplies in addition to grooming and doggie day care. My Pet Naturally has been a good place to buy all-natural, healthy, and holistic products for over a decade plus they do grooming.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Consider visiting one of these local animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- NKLA Pet Adoption Center at 1845 Pontius Ave
- Kitten Rescue at 3519 Casitas Ave
- South LA Animal Shelter at 1850 W 60th St
- North Central Animal Shelter at 3201 Lacy St
- West LA Animal Shelter at 11361 W Pico Blvd
- Long Beach Animal Care Services at 7700 E Spring St, Long Beach
- Irvine Animal Care Center at 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine
- City of Santa Monica Animal Shelter at 1640 9th St, Santa Monica
NKLA Pet Adoption Center provides adoption, spay and neuter procedures, and educational programs. Kitten Rescue rescues cats and kittens from the streets and from City Shelter euthanasia.
Kitten Rescue makes educational material available via events, prints, school presentations, and also provide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance for communities in the metro area and teach people how to manage and care for feral cat colonies.
LA Animal Services runs six animal shelters in your area and each shelter helps missing animals be reunited with their owners and stray pets find new homes. They also provide pet licensing, microchipping, a pet food pantry, free spay and neuter treatments to low-income LA City residents, and discount vouchers to any resident for three dogs, three cats, and three bunnies per home.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has been an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving your area of Southern California for many years. Donations support programs and services including adoption events, cruelty investigations, the disaster animal response team, violence prevention and humane education, and a range of shelter services.
City of Long Beach Animal Care Services provides shelter to homeless companion animals, pet adoption, and pet licensing. Shelter, care, and enrichment for homeless, neglected, lost and found pet, abused, or unwanted animals are all available at The Irvine Animal Care Center. Licensing for Irvine residents, pet adoptions, and other events are also offered.
The Santa Monica Animal Shelter assists lost, abandoned, and homeless animals in finding a loving forever home. They also provide low-cost spaying and neutering in addition to vaccinations.
On a sunny day these LA dog parks are where they can have a great time:
- The Bone Yard
- Lake Hollywood Park
- Alice’s Dog Park
- Arts District Dog Park
- Griffith Park Dog Park
- Laurel Canyon Dog Park
- Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park
- Silver Lake Dog Park
- Recreation Dog Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services near you:
- Zoom Room Dog Training at 11836 Teale St
- K9 Logic Dog Training at 5210 San Fernando Rd
- The Driven Dog at 2436 E 4th St #768, Long Beach
- Karma Dog Training
- Fun Paw Care Dog Training
- Good Dog OC
- OffLeash SoCal DogTraining
Zoom Room is providing exceptional dog training classes using only positive reinforcement. Small group classes or private sessions allow their expert dog trainers to teach obedience, agility, puppy training classes and enrichment workshops in indoor climate-controlled gym. They serve Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, Santa Monica, and more.
Private training sessions, board and train, online lessons, and dog day camp are all available at K9 Logicg. The Driven Dog provides dog training, a boarding program with lessons, and puppy training for basic obedience, socialization, or a solution to behavioral problems.
Karma Dog Training offers private in-home dog training lessons, basic obedience classes, puppy training and socialization classes, behavior modification, a board and train program, service and therapy preparation, star puppy classes, canine good citizen classes, separation anxiety treatment plans and protocols, zen type training, zen daycare, and dog-on-dog aggression treatment.
Dog and puppy training, boot camp, therapy dog and ESA preparation, and more are available at Fun Paw Care. Good Dog OC is based in Irvine and specializes in basic and advanced obedience, service and therapy certification, aggression and behavior modification, or puppy and potty training for all breeds and ages.
OffLeash SoCal provides off-leash dog training, boarding, and lessons to Santa Monica and the Greater LA area. They offer dog training such as one, two, and three week dog or puppy board and train programs, beginning and advanced obedience training, therapy training, service training, private and in-home training, and much more.
You can also get puppy training from other places on this page like BlueCollar Working Dog, Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies, The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, Wagville, Kennel Club LAX, Paw Sweet Paw, Pet Food Express, Healthy Spot, Fitdog, and The Wags Club.
A special treat from one of these dog bakeries will show them how much you care:
- The Dog Bakery at 12112 Venice Blvd
- Three Dog Bakery at 17301 Ventura Blvd #3
- Naked Dog Bistro at 424 Forest Ave
- The Dog Bakery at 4818 2nd St, Long Beach
- Jackboy’s Dog Bakery at 430 S Anaheim Hills Rd g, Anaheim
The Dog Bakery carries natural, fresh baked treats, birthday cakes for dogs, adoption day cakes, toys, clothes and more. Three Dog Bakery offers quality dog food, chews, packaged treats and of course, their famous hand baked treats and cakes for your pup in addition to pet supplies and dog clothes.
Fresh baked grain-free treats made with all natural organic ingredients, no preservatives, artificial coloring or gluten are available at Naked Dog Bistro. Jackboy’s Dog Bakery is another good place to buy natural dog cakes, cupcakes and gourmet treats with no artificial flavor or color.
They also carry quality jerkies, meat chews, supplements, and more that are fully researched for quality. PJ’s Pet Cafe also sells fresh baked all natural treats and chews.
These pet groomers in your area will make sure your dog or cat is looking their best:
- Blue Pooch Dog Grooming at 11737 W Pico Blvd
- Bubbles Dog Grooming at 4511 Beverly Blvd
- Pampered Tails at 3101 Overland Ave D
- OrangeBone at 7574 Melrose Ave
- Jess Rona Grooming at 656 N Larchmont Blvd
- Soggy Dog at 2001 E 7th St, Long Beach
- Happy Tails at 1671 Katella Ave #115, Anaheim
- Discounts Pets Dog Grooming at 501 N Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim
- Magical Mutt Makeovers at 2801 Main St, Irvine
- Lucky’s Pet Care at 2709 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
Blue Pooch Dog Grooming specializes in Japanese Style Dog Grooming in West LA. They also offer dog daycare service and non-anesthetic doggy dental cleaning every 4th Sunday for $135 per dog.
Professional full-service grooming, a spa salon, and mobile vans that will come to your home, office, or hotel are all available from Pampered Tails. OrangeBone is a pet grooming facility and boutique on Melrose Avenue near West Hollywood that does full grooming services for cats and dogs. Organic, holistic nutrition, and dietary supplements are also available at OrangeBone.
Happy Tails does grooming for both cats and dogs. Discount Pets Dog Grooming is an affordable dog and cat grooming salon. Magical Mutt Makeovers is a state-of-the-art mobile grooming salon that will pamper your dog and maintain their coat and keep their skin healthy, silky, and shiny.
Lucky’s Pet Care is one of the only cage-free dog groomers near you, offering full-service dog grooming and daycare. For more quality pet grooming in LA try BlueCollar Working Dog, Tailwagger, Healthy Spot, Kriser’s Natural Pet, Animal Kingdom, Kennel Club LAX, Camp Bow Wow, Paw Sweet Paw, Fitdog, My Pet Naturally, The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, Wagville, and The Wags Club.
Pet Cafes In Los Angeles
Dog, cat, or other pet cafes in Los Angeles are good places for them (or you) to make a new friend:
- Crumbs & Whiskers Kitten & Cat Café at 7924 Melrose Ave
- PJ’s Pet Cafe at 3412 E 7th St #A, Long Beach
Crumbs & Whiskers is a cat cafe and not an all pet cafe, it offers experiences where you can play with adoptable cats, drink coffee, and bring one home with you if you want. Both of these are doing great work helping formerly abandoned dogs and cats find new homes.
PJ’s Pet Cafe specializes in providing fresh baked all natural treats to your pet in a cafe environment. They also sell a variety of toys, one-of-a-kind clothing, and health and beauty goods.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets in your area try:
- Kimpton Hotel Palomar at 10740 Wilshire Blvd
- Sunset Tower Hotel at 8358 Sunset Blvd
- Loews Hollywood Hotel at 1755 N Highland Ave
- Freehand at 416 W 8th St
- Golden Sails Hotel at 6285 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach
- Majestic Garden Hotel at 900 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim
- Sea Blue Hotel at 1670 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
Pet Boarding In Los Angeles
These LA pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
- The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa at 31166 Via Colinas
- Wagville at 2400 N San Fernando Rd
- The Wags Club at 11860 Mississippi Ave
- Oh Hello Dog at 1228 E 8th St
- Kennel Club LAX at 5325 W 102nd St
- Joyful Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare at 1701 Fashion Ave, Long Beach
- Camp Bow Wow at 1431 N Daly St, Anaheim
- Paw Sweet Paw at 16811 Noyes Ave, Irvine
- Fitdog at 1712 21st St, Santa Monica
The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa provides a wide range of luxury pet services, including boarding, grooming, and spa treatments, day camp, and individual or group training. Wagville offers boarding, daycare, grooming, training, massage, dental cleaning, field trips, and a shuttle bus service for dogs.
Dog daycare, boarding, training, grooming, and concierge services are all available at The Wags Club. Oh Hello Dog provides doggie daycare, dog boarding, and bathing. Kennel Club LAX offers long-term and short-term boarding, daycare, grooming, and training. Their boarding options include cottages and condo upgrades, a swimming pool, and activities like a picnic in the park.
Joyful Paws offers hotel style dog boarding, cat boarding, daycare, and bathing. Camp Bow Wow provides dog daycare, boarding, and grooming services.
Dog boarding, daycare, bathing, grooming, and training programs all take place at Paw Sweet Paw. In addition to overnight boarding Fitdog also does daycare, grooming, and dog training.
OffLeash SoCal DogTraining, Irvine Pet Hospital, and Anaheim Hills Pet Clinic also provide overnight boarding for animals.
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:
- The Veterinary Care Center at 6455 Santa Monica Blvd
- Sepulveda Animal Hospital at 4300 Sepulveda Blvd
- Los Angeles Veterinary Center at 109 N Boyle Ave
- VCA Animal Specialty Group at 4641 Colorado Blvd
- Primary Care Animal Hospital at 2200 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach
- Anchor Animal Hospital at 1119 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim
- Anaheim Hills Pet Clinic at 5799 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim
- BluePearl Pet Hospital at 1371 Reynolds Ave, Irvine
- Irvine Pet Hospital at 34 Creek Rd, Irvine
- Santa Monica Pet Medical Center at 1534 14th St, Santa Monica
All of the above should be able to provide standard veterinary care for animals like microchipping, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, parasite control, cremations, euthanasia, other end of life care, and basic surgical or medical procedures.
The Veterinary Care Center also provides behavior medicine, allergy testing and treatment, a pharmacy, nutrition and home-care products, digital radiography and ultrasound, laser therapy and laser surgery, and much more. For over 20 years, Sepulveda Animal Hospital has provided Culver City and West LA with loving, professional pet care services.
Los Angeles Veterinary Center offers services that include vaccinations throughout your pet’s life, urgent and emergency care when you need it most, internal medicine and diagnostics, and surgical services.
VCA Animal Specialty Group is open 24 hours providing emergency and critical care. Call them at +1 818-244-7977 if you need immediate urgent veterinary services in your area.
Primary Care Animal Hospital provides urgent care, dentistry, and end of life care. Anchor Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues.
Anaheim Hills Pet Clinic provides general wellness, dentistry, boarding and grooming services, acupuncture, chiropractic, and more.
BluePearl Pet Hospital is a 24 hour specialty and emergency veterinary clinic in Irvine that provides emergency and critical care, dental, dermatology, sports medicine, rehabilitation, and many other services. Call them at +1 949-833-9020 if you need urgent medical assistance for animals.
Irvine Pet Hospital offers emergency services, dental care, grooming, bathing, and a pet boarding kennel near you.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Life always comes to an end and when it does you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
- West Coast Pet Memorial at 3537 E 16th St
- Guardian Animal Aftercare at 11173 Tuxford St
- Pet Home Euthanasia Services
Guardian Animal Aftercare provides trusted and dignified cremation services with individual, private, or communal cremation, for all animals including cats, dogs, birds, bunnies, horses, exotics, and others. West Coast Pet Memorial offers private cremation, individual cremation with urns, and communal cremation.
Pet Home Euthanasia Service offers in home pet euthanasia as well as pet cremation and aftercare for owners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and the surrounding areas. Primary Care Animal Hospital also does end-of-life care.
Now for a few helpful links, lets start with this one to obtain a local pet license online. Then we have these which can help anyone who has lost or found an animal in your area.
In the past we have also written about:
- Dogs, Cats, & Other Pets in San Diego
- Dogs, Cats, & Other Pets in Riverside & San Bernardino
- Dogs, Cats, & Other Pets in Phoenix
- Dogs, Cats, & Other Pets in Las Vegas
Have Fun With Your Pets In Los Angeles
After thinking about all of those pet stores, animal shelters, local 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 plan your next move.
We know our future readers would be very thankful if you could let us know about anything incorrect on this page, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips in the comments. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Los Angeles pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.