Everything we know about pets in Oakland will be covered in full detail for you today. Hopefully this will be a one stop shop where you can get all of the info you need as quickly and easily as possible.
Even though we are trying to discuss it all we still can’t think of a better way to begin than by listing the best Oakland pet stores. They should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies and are probably the main draw to this page.
After they are out of the way we will get into the top local animal shelters for those who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet instead of buying a new one. Dog lovers in the area will really enjoy our next three sections which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries near you.
Then it will be time for you to read about pet grooming salons and dog or cat cafes near you. Anyone who travels often will enjoy our next sections which discuss local hotels that allow pets and also boarding facilities.
Our last topics will be a little bit doom and gloom like veterinarians and pet cremation services. Stick around for our map at the end, and if you want to read our local San Francisco pet guide or the one for San Jose check out those links.
Best Pet Stores In Oakland
Visit one of the best pet stores in Oakland if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Petvet Petfood at 4820 Broadway
- Unleashed by Petco at 3300 Lakeshore Ave
- Pet Food Express at 3868 Piedmont Ave
- Pet Choice at 4203 MacArthur Blvd
Not only can you get all kinds of food at Petvet Petfood but they also offer in-store veterinarian services. Unleashed by Petco sells food and supplies for your dog, cat, and fish. They also provide a variety of services, such as dog grooming, training, pet adoption, vet clinics, and vaccination clinics.
In addition to providing food and supplies Pet Food Express offers various things like self-service pet washing, dog training, and veterinary clinics. Every September, they host the Bay Area Pet Fair, North America’s largest animal adoption event, as well as weekly adoption activities in their stores. They also help local animal shelters and rescue organizations.
Pet Choice offers premium pet food, in-home boarding, and professional grooming for your pet.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Your local animal shelters should have plenty of cute dogs and pets for adoption:
The local animal shelter at the East Bay SPCA Oakland Adoption Center is a great place to go to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet. In addition to catering to pet adoption they also provide veterinarian care, on-site or in-home dog training, and dog boarding.
Hopalong Animal Rescue can provide spay and neuter services for cats and is also a great place for pet adoption near you. Both of the above are two great contacts to have if you are involved in a situation involving a lost or found dog, cat, or other pet in your area.
While not a shelter the Bay Area Pet Fair held each September often has a thousand adoptable pets from 70 different animal shelters around California. This is one of the best pet events the country has to offer and does great work for the local pet community.
There is not much that will make them happier than spending some time at one of these dog parks near you:
- Redwood Regional Park
- Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve
- Joaquin Miller Dog Park
- Hardy Park and Dog Play Area
- Jefferson Park Dog Play Area
- South Prescott Dog Park
- Main Street Linear Dog Park
- Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve
It might be hard to teach an old dog a new trick but these puppy training services will give you the best shot:
- Happy Hound at 2101 Mandela Pkwy
- Just Pet Me at 2545 Broadway
- Devoted Dog Training at Perkins St
- Bravo!Pup at 4382 Piedmont Ave
- Pete’s Dog Behavior Training at 5355 Estates Dr
Not only can you get group puppy training classes and private dog training at Happy Hound but they also do dog walking, boarding, daycare, and have a pet spa. Just Pet Me also has group or private classes, does grooming, and has a boarding facility for dogs and cats.
Devoted Dog Training provides basic puppy training or obedience training for adult dogs. They do not offer dog behavioral training. Bravo!Pup offers in-person puppy and dog training classes, socializing classes, and private in-home training for you and your little buddy.
Pete’s Dog Behavior Training offers basic training exercises and daily routines to help your dog create a behavior foundation or house rules. In-home training, boarding, dog walking, and behavior consulting are all available.
You can also get your pets trained at the East Bay SPCA Oakland Adoption Center, Unleashed by Petco, Pet Food Express, and Spaw Fitness.
We are not aware of any dog, cat, or pet bakeries in Oakland at the moment. If you know of any please tell us in the comments at the end of the post so we can add that info to this page, thanks.
Oakland Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look better than ever bring them to one of these Oakland pet groomers:
- SpaGo Dog at 4900 Broadway
- Broadway Grooming Clinic at 1004 Jefferson St
- Leading the Pack at 4801 Shattuck Ave
- Mucky Pup Studio at 4125 Piedmont Ave
- Spaw Fitness at 6122 Shattuck Ave
Your dog will love the full grooming services and being pampered at the spa at SpaGo Dog. You can head to Broadway Grooming Clinic to get grooming for dogs, cats, and even exotic animals. Plus their certified pet groomers will also make house calls.
Leading the Pack provides top-notch grooming services as well as a boutique with products manufactured by members of the local community. They have a carefully curated range of premium goods in their store, and also provide custom orders of various items for animals.
Mucky Pup Studio provides one-on-one grooming and styling services for your cats and dogs. Spaw Fitness is a one-of-a-kind and exclusive pet care store that provides grooming, dog walking, puppy training, and boarding services. They even have pet fitness programs.
Unleashed by Petco, Pet Choice, The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital, Happy Hound, Just Pet Me, and Wag Hotels also offer grooming services.
Cat Town located at 2869 Broadway is a cat café and not an all pet café if the name didn’t give it away. We repeat, this is not a dog café please don’t bring one. You may also want to know that all of the cats there are adoptable.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets stay at:
- La Quinta Inn at 8465 Enterprise Way
- Hilton at 1 Hegenberger Rd
- Homewood Suites at 1103 Embarcadero
- Moxy Downtown at 2225 Telegraph Ave
Pet Boarding In Oakland
These Oakland pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Citizen Canine at 420 Hegenberger Rd
- The Dog Social Club Cooperative at 1315 16th St
- Doggy Lama Pet Care at 3312 Loma Vista Way
- Wag Hotels at 39 4th St
- Critter Pet Care at 2516 Taylor Ave
Your dog should have a great stay at any of these pet boarding facilities. If you need cat boarding then probably go with Doggy Lama as the other two are even more dog centric.
With that said the dog group trail hikes and private dog walking services provided by Doggy Lama do sound like a lot of fun. Wag Hotels is an elite pet resort where dogs and cats may enjoy hotel-style boarding in private wag rooms and luxurious ultra suites. They provide a variety of services like dog walking, daycare, a pet spa, grooming, and customized pet care services that include mentally stimulating activities, tasty treats, and more.
Critter Pet Care can do dog and cat boarding, daycare, pet care visits to your home, and dog walking. Small pets and rodents can also be boarded there.
Other places we have listed throughout the post that also do pet boarding are East Bay SPCA Oakland Adoption Center, Happy Hound, Just Pet Me, Pete’s Dog Behavior Training, and Spaw Fitness.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Get your animals the quality medical attention they deserve from one of the best veterinarians in town:
- Broadway Pet Hospital at 4920 Broadway
- The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital at 3331 Grand Ave
- OakVet Animal Specialty Hospital at 1133 7th St
All of the above can provide basic vet care like flea and tick prevention, parasite control, microchipping, and standard surgeries on animals. Broadway Pet Hospital can provide emergency vet services during their regular business hours and can also help with end of life care.
In addition to being a full service pet hospital The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital also does grooming.
Oakvet Animal Specialty Hospital can provide 24 hour urgent veterinary care in your area, if you need immediate assistance you can call them at 510-879-4888.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
You can get in-home pet euthanasia, individual cremations, communal cremations, or even private burials from Compassion Pet Hospice. Remember that Broadway Pet Hospital can also help with end of life care.
All dogs in the city over four months of age need to be licensed and you can read more about dog licenses in Oakland at that link. For more information about lost and found pets near you click that one, or if you need urgent help call Oakland Animal Services at 510-535-5602.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Oakland
We did our best to cover the full scene for you in this post. You just learned about a whole lot of 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 are sure that 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. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Oakland pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.