In this post we will be filling you in on everything we know about pets in Madison. 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 Madison 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 in your area for dog or cat adoption will be discussed after that. Local dog parks, puppy trainers near you, and dog bakeries will garner our next three sections.
Up next will come 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 pet map that can help you figure out which places are closest to your current area.
You can read more of our posts about animals around the Midwest at that link if interested.
Best Pet Stores In Madison
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 Madison can help with all of the above:
- Bad Dog Frida at 2094 Atwood Ave
- Noah’s Ark Pet Center at 1289 N Sherman Ave
- Mounds Pet Food Warehouse at 2110 S Stoughton Rd
Bad Dog Frida has a wide variety of dog and cat foods, treats, bakery items, and all kinds of supplies for pet owners. You can get dog grooming, cat grooming, and the best pet products at affordable prices at Noah’s Ark Pet Center.
There are five locations of Mounds Pet Food Warehouse with one each in Madison, Middleton, Fitchburg, Janesville, and Sun Prairie. Mounds also partners with local humane societies and rescue organizations to provide temporary stay for animals that are up for adoption.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Consider visiting one of these local animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Dane County Humane Society at 5132 Voges Rd
- Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin at 231 S Fair Oaks Ave
The Dane County Humane Society has been helping people help animals in your community for many years. They are a great place to adopt a dog or cat plus they might be able to help you find a lost pet.
Not only is Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin a good place to go for pet adoption but they can also help with vet services, blood work, dental cleaning, spaying and neutering, wellness checks, vaccines, surgical mass removals plus x-ray and diagnostics.
They also host small group puppy and dog training classes.
On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:
- Sycamore Dog Park
- Quann Dog Park
- Brittingham Dog Park
- Capital Springs Recreation Area
- Viking Dog Park
- Prairie Moraine Park
- Badger Prairie Dog Park
- Warner Dog Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these local puppy training services:
- The Dog Den at 1019 Jonathon Dr
- Dog’s Best Friend Training
The Dog Den is a supervised, safe, and structured environment that is a great option for dog training in Madison. They specialize in obedience and behavior training for puppies and adult dogs.
Some of the services available at Dog’s Best Friend Training are dog walking, pet sitting, and phone consultations or if you don’t like the group class format they can do in home private training sessions.
Not only is Tabby & Jack’s at 4116 Monona Dr in Stoughton a great cat and dog bakery where you can get some yummy treats, but every food item in their store must pass their nutritional test before it can hit the shelves. No animal byproducts, corn, wheat, or soy will be found in anything they bake or sell.
In addition to providing healthy diets for your pet they also provide grooming services and a dog daycare.
These pet groomers will make sure your dog or cat is looking their best:
- Groomingtails Pet Salon at 310 Junction Rd
- Serenity Pet Spa at 6039 Odana Rd
- Rufus DuMonde Pet Salon at 600 Williamson St
Full dog grooming, mini grooming, cat grooming, bath packages, FURminator treatment, deep conditioning treatments, and spa packages are all available at Groomingtails Pet Salon. When you choose one of the grooming services at Serenity Pet Spa which include deep cleans, tidy up trims, full haircuts, and puppy grooming you are charged on an hourly rate based on the time spent grooming your pet.
You can find a self-service tub at Rufus DuMonde Pet Salon or you can use one of their dog or cat grooming options. They also can help with nail clipping and filing, de-shedding treatments, and tooth brushing.
Remember that Noah’s Ark Pet Center also provides pet grooming services.
Pet Cafes In Madison
Unfortunately right now we don’t know of any Madison dog, cat, or pet cafes. Use the comments to fill us in so we can add the info to this post if you know of one we should be mentioning.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets you can try:
- The Edgewater at 1001 Wisconsin Pl
- Hilton Monona Terrace at 9 E Wilson St
- AmericInn at 516 Grand Canyon Dr
Pet Boarding In Madison
These Madison pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
- Camp K9 Pet Resort & Day Camp at 4934 Felland Rd
- Hickory Hills Kennels at 3317 Femrite Dr
- Ruffin’ It Resort at 635 Struck St
You can find anything from dog boarding to cat boarding to grooming services and self-service baths at Camp K9 Pet Resort & Day Camp. Another good place to pamper your pet on their little mini vacation is Ruffin’ It Resort which has standard dog boarding rooms, suites, and even bungalows.
They can stay overnight or just for the daycare.
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:
- UW Veterinary Care at 2015 Linden Dr
- Truesdell Animal Care Hospital & Clinic at 4214 Milwaukee St
- Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic at 725 N High Point Rd
If you need 24/7 emergency vet services for dogs, cats, or exotic animals you can visit UW Veterinary Care. Some of the services provided at Truesdell Animal Care Hospital & Clinic include dental care, exotic pet care, puppy or kitten care, senior pet care, and plenty of others.
You can also get urgent pet care when there is an emergency or help with your sick exotic pet at Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Life always comes to an end and when it does you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
- Journeys Home Pet Euthanasia
- Memorial Pet Service at 2600 Todd Dr
Journeys Home can handle pet euthanasia services in Madison as well as Dane, Rock, Iowa, Jefferson, and Green counties. Cremations can be handled at Memorial Pet Services which can do private or group cremations.
A few additional notes before we go, you can register and license your pet online by first visiting the City of Madison LIcences & Permits Portal and creating an account. Once that is done you can head over to the licensing page and submit your proof of rabies vaccinations and fill out some other forms.
You can also mail in your application or visit the city Treasurer’s Office. Anyone who has recently lost a pet in the area would be wise to contact the Dane County Humane Society which we linked you to earlier, or by calling (608) 838-0413.
They have a database of found pets at that link. And if anyone reading this has found a lost pet recently please also contact the Humane Society.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Madison
After thinking 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 near you we hope you have a better understanding of the scene.
Our readers 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 in the comments. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Madison pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.