Madison Pet Stores, Shelters, Dog Parks & More

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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 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:

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.

Dog Parks

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

Puppy Training

To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these local puppy training services:

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.

Dog Bakeries

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.

Pet Grooming

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These pet groomers will make sure your dog or cat is looking their best:

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:

Pet Boarding In Madison

These Madison pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:

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:

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 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.

For more of our local pet guides check out our posts on:

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.

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