In this post we will fill you in on everything we know about pets in Louisville. 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.
Diving right into the best Louisville pet stores seems like the best way to kick this off. 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 local animal shelters in town for 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 in your area. Not everyone reading this will live here so we will also mention some good hotels that allow pets near you.
As the post progresses 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 Southeast is an area we have written many other guides for on our site if you are interested.
Best Pet Stores In Louisville
Visit one of the best pet stores in Louisville if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Sandy’s Pet Shop at 1421 Hess Ln
- Feeders Supply at 4921 Dixie Hwy A
- Poe’s Pet Depot at 291 N Hubbards Ln #165
Whether you want to buy dogs, cats, freshwater or saltwater fish, birds, reptiles, or other small animals you will find them and all kinds of accessories at Sandy’s Pet Shop. Those who want to treat their pets to grain-free natural pet foods can find a variety to choose from at Feeders Supply.
They also provide veterinary services like vaccines, laboratory testing, microchipping, and more right there in the store. You will also find a variety of puppy and dog training classes available that range from agility skills to manners to personality and socialization.
Poe’s takes pride in selling the highest quality natural pet food and supplies in the Louisville area. Additionally Poe’s does services like cat or dog grooming, daycares, and pet boarding.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Consider visiting one of these local animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Animal House Adoption Center at 3516 Newburg Rd
- Kentucky Humane Society at 241 Steedly Dr
Animal House Adoption Center does not take in surrenders, but it is one of the best places to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet in your area. They can also help with all the permits and licenses you may need to get.
The Kentucky Humane Society has done great work with animal adoptions and helping stray dogs for many years.
On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:
- Sawyer Dog Park at EP Tom Sawyer State Park
- The Barklands of Beckley Creek Park
- Morton Avenue Dog Park
- Louisville Champions Park
- Waverly Dog Run
- Cochran Hill Dog Run at Cherokee Park
- Old Louisville Dog Run at Toonerville Trolley Park
- Vettiner Dog Run
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services:
- Double H Canine Training Academy at 4008 Champions Trace Ln
- Shamrock Acres Country Kennel at 13917 Reamers Rd
- Kentuckiana K-9 at 4207 Camp Ground Rd
At Double H Canine Training Academy they have quick day training sessions or longer overnight board and train options. They can even provide online dog training and can teach your dog to walk off the leash.
There are a variety of classes available at Shamrock Aces Training Center that range from basic puppy training all the way to competitive show dog training. They also have a dog boarding kennel on site.
If you want protection or obedience training consider Kentuckiana K-9.
All natural dog treats, food, shirts, and even wine accessories are available at the Gangsta Dog Bakery at 2400 Lime Kiln Lane.
Your dog or cat will look cuter than ever after a visit to these pet groomers:
- Pawsitively Dogs at 1821 Brownsboro Rd
- Fluffin Around Pet Grooming Services at 5706 Outer Loop
- Kelly’s Pet Styling at 7675 Dixie Hwy
- Allie’s Mutt Hut at 2407 S Shelby St
- Mona’s Pet X-Ing at Highview at 7202 Fegenbush Ln
- Pretty Paws at 9301 Hurstbourne Park Blvd
- The Groom Room at 2702 Taylorsville Rd
Pawsitively Dogs is one of the highest rated full service dog grooming services near you. They can handle bath and brush, full grooming, premium grooming, de-shedding treatment, plus nail trimming and clipping.
Fluffin Around’s pet grooming services include full bathing, fluff drying, brushing, nail trimming, nail buffing, scented spritzing, and plenty more.
Allie’s Mutt Hut is fully equipped with professional tools and offers premium grooming services for your beloved pets.
Poe’s and a couple of the animal hospitals we are about to mention also provide pet grooming services in your area.
Pet Cafes In Louisville
Dog, cat, or pet cafes in your area can be a fun place to chill for the both of you:
- Purrfect Day Cat Café at 1741 Bardstown Rd
- Lucky Cat Cafe & Lounge at 2230 Dundee Rd
The first cat café in Louisville was Purrfect Day. One of their main missions has always been to change the way we think about pet adoptions.
Another place that is doing great work is Lucky Cat Café & Lounge which is the only nonprofit cat cafe in Kentucky, is in a 100-year old cottage, and all of the cats and kittens you can hang out with are adoptable.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets you can try:
- 21c Museum Hotel at 700 W Main St
- Residence Inn at 401 Bullitt Ln
- Embassy Suites at 501 S 4th St
You may want to double check that these hotels allow pets before you book, at last we knew they did.
Pet Boarding In Louisville
These Louisville pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
- The Pet Station Country Club at 4800 Murphy Ln
- Kentucky Humane Society Fern Creek Pet Resort at 5225 Bardstown Rd
- Dogtopia of Louisville-Hurstbourne at 221 S Hurstbourne Pkwy #101
Pet boarding, daycare, pet grooming, and also dog training in your area are some of the available services at The Pet Station Country Club. There is overnight boarding, daycare, and grooming available at Kentucky Humane Society Fern Creek Pet Resort.
It is located right next to walking trails so your dogs can enjoy their walks and cats get a room with a view to the outdoors. Whether you need daycare, extended boarding, grooming, or want to pamper them at a pet spa you can consider Dogtopia.
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:
- Shively Animal Clinic & Hospital at 2401 Dixie Hwy
- Dixie Animal Hospital at 9428 Dixie Hwy
- Springhurst Animal Hospital at 9909 Brownsboro Rd
- Seneca Animal Hospital at 2706 Taylorsville Rd
- The Cat Clinic at 627 Baxter Ave
Shively Animal Clinic & Hospital can help with sick or injured cats, dogs, exotics, birds, and other pets in both Kentucky and Indiana. In addition to 24 hour emergency services they provide health examinations, dentistry, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries, vaccinations, laboratory services, nutritional counseling and euthanasia or pet cremation.
Whether you need a wellness check-up or a surgical procedure done Dixie Animal Hospital is another good option. They can also handle pet boarding and grooming and have a loaded pet store.
You can get everything from emergency vet care to pet grooming to boarding to microchipping and vaccinations at Springhurst Animal Hospital. Seneca Animal Hospital is happy to accept drop offs if you didn’t have the time to make an appointment and can handle all the standard veterinary care like vaccinations and surgeries plus they have a good pharmacy.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Borden Pet Crematory & Memorial at 4517 Produce Road can also provide pet funeral services. All cremations are individual and not grouped.
All dogs, cats and ferrets must be licensed in one or three year increments with LMAS. Make sure you have proof of a rabies vaccination and then click here to license your Louisville pet online.
You can get more information on pet licensing and fees at this link. And we also want to include a few links that can help with reporting or searching for a lost and found pet.
This is the government website, and here is the Kentucky Humane Society link for lost and found dogs, cats, and other pets. For more of our local pet guides check out our posts on:
- Animals & Pets in Cincinnati
- Animals & Pets in Lexington
- Animals & Pets in Indianapolis
- Animals & Pets in St Louis
Have Fun With Your Pets In Louisville
Now that you have thought 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 we hope you have a better understanding of the scene.
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 Louisville pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.