In this post we will be sharing everything we know about pets in Ottawa and Gatineau. Whether you are a current owner or trying to find a new special friend there should be plenty of info here to help you figure out your next move.
We will get this going by listing the best Ottawa and Gatineau pet stores. We figure since they are a good place to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies they will probably be the most popular section of this post.
- 1 Best Pet Stores In Ottawa & Gatineau
- 2 Animal Shelters & Adoption
- 3 Dog Parks
- 4 Puppy Training
- 5 Dog Bakeries
- 6 Ottawa & Gatineau Pet Grooming
- 7 Pet Cafes
- 8 Hotels That Allow Pets
- 9 Pet Boarding In Ottawa
- 10 Best Veterinarians Near You
- 11 Pet Cremation & Euthanization
- 12 Have Fun With Your Pets In Ottawa & Gatineau
Dog or cat adoption at the best local animal shelters will be up next. With so much overpopulation the adoption route is the choice of many these days.
The dog lovers will get the most from our next few sections which are about dog parks, puppy trainers near you, and dog bakeries. Then we will dive into grooming and dog or cat cafes around the city. Hotels that allow pets to check in will also get their own section for any tourists that are reading.
You will also learn about the best places for pet boarding near you if you are traveling out of town yourself. To wrap this up we will get into some unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation.
There will also be a map for animal lovers to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. You may also want to look through some of our other Canadian local pet guides.
Best Pet Stores In Ottawa & Gatineau
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to add a member to your family or just need some new toys, food, or supplies the best pet stores in Ottawa and Gatineau would be:
- Critter Jungle at 1405 Carling Ave
- Pet Circus at 274 Bank St
- Healthy Pets HQ at 420 Bank St
- La Niche et Moi at 392 Mnt Paiement, Gatineau
- Studio-La-Griffe at 842 Blvd Maloney E, Gatineau
- Urbanimal Animalerie du Plateau Hull/Aylmer at 35 Allee de Hambourg # 11, Gatineau
You will find a wide variety of healthy pet food and supplies at all of the above. Whether you want natural foods for a dog, cat, or other pet they will have it.
Urbanimal provides a variety of foods and accessories essential for pets in Gatineau.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
- Ottawa Humane Society Shelter at 245 W Hunt Club Rd
- Refuge d’Espoir Chatons Errants OBNL at Rue Filatreault, Gatineau
- Outaouais SPCA at 132 Rue de Varennes, Gatineau
The Ottawa Humane Society Shelter cares for thousands of sick, injured, and homeless animals every year. They are a leader in animal welfare and you should find high quality cats, dogs, and other pets for adoption at the shelter.
Refuge d’Espoir Chatons Errants offers shelter and adoptions for stray kittens in Gatineau.
Want to put a smile on their cute face? Take them to one of these dog parks near you:
- Conroy Pit
- Bruce Pit
- Laroche Park
- Bordeleau Park
- Macdonald Gardens Park
- Stittsville Dog Park
- Hampton Park Dog Run
- Park des Jardins-Lavigne Off Leash Dog Park
- Technologie Dog Park
It might be hard to teach an old dog a new trick but these puppy training services will give you the best chance:
- Best Friends Dog Training at 2413 Stevenage Dr
- Awesome K9 at 904 Winnington Ave
- Éducateur Canin Yannick Duchesne at 967 Mnt Paiement, Gatineau
- Ottawa Canine School
Best Friends Dog Training has puppy training lessons or more specialty type classes for dogs. Éducateur Canin Yannick Duchesne assists in developing a trusting relationship between pets and owners in Gatineau.
Ottawa Canine School offers mobile puppy, basic manners, and private training on Zoom or in your backyard. Eastway Pet Resort is also a good option for dog training in your area.
If you know of any good dog bakeries in your area please tell us in the comments, thanks.
Ottawa & Gatineau Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look better than ever bring them to one of these Ottawa and Gatineau pet groomers:
- The Pampered Pet at 2446 Bank St #127
- Kristen’s Pet Grooming & Doggy Daycare at 591 March Rd
- Leo Et Lea at 225 Bd de la Gappe, Gatineau
- Escape Canin Toilettage Et Boutique at 10 Rue Chollette, Gatineau
Not only is The Pampered Pet one of the best places for pet grooming in Ottawa but they also specialize in selling 100% natural pet food for dogs or cats. All the foods they sell provide complete holistic nutrition to your furry friends.
Whether you need grooming supplies, want to buy them a new toy or bed, or just want to use the grooming services Kristen’s Pet Grooming & Doggy Daycare is a great option. And as you can tell they also do boarding.
Leo et Lea specializes in careful hand stripping and offers other pet grooming services in Gatineau. High quality washing, cutting, and styling of your dogs for any event are provided at Escape Canin.
Other good options for pet grooming near you include Carling Animal Hospital and Eastway Pet Resort.
- Feline Café at 1076 Wellington St W
- La Dérive Brasserie Artisanale at 1015 Rue Jacques- Cartier, Gatineau
Hopefully you can figure this out but Feline Café is a cat café and not for all pets. They sell cat supplies and accessories, plus you can apply to adopt one of their cats if you want.
À La Dérive Brasserie Artisanale serves beers and pub meals where pets are also welcome.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets stay at:
- Fairmont Chateau Laurier at 1 Rideau St
- The Westin at 11 Colonel By Dr
- Le Germain Hotel at 30 Daly Ave
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 11 Imp. de la Gare Talon, Gatineau
- Hilton Lac-Leamy at 3 Blvd du Casino, Gatineau
Pet Boarding In Ottawa
These Ottawa and Gatineau pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Bekkers Pet Care at 2735 Huntley Rd
- Eastway Pet Resort at 3925 Milton Rd, Navan
- Furry Friends Spa & Daycare at 56 Hawthorne Ave
- Le Loft Canin at 710 Rue de Vernon, Gatineau
Bekkers Pet Care is always a good option for local dog and cat boarding. The same can be said of Eastway Pet Resort which also provides training and grooming.
You can get exceptional grooming for cats and dogs at Furry Friends Spa & Daycare which also provides daycare and boarding. Plenty of other places we have listed throughout the post also provide pet boarding like Kristen’s Pet Grooming & Doggy Daycare, Carling Animal Hospital, Eastway Pet Resort, Furry Friends Spa & Daycare, and Bekkers Pet Care.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- Carling Animal Hospital at 2268 Carling Ave
- Centretown Veterinary Hospital at 955 Somerset St W
- VCA Canada Ottawa Veterinary Hospital at 900 Boyd Ave
- Clinique Vétérinaire de Hull at 546 Blvd Saint-Joseph, Gatineau
- Hôpital Vétérinaire Taché at 345 Alexandre-Tache Blvd, Gatineau
You can get standard veterinary services, end of life care, or boarding for dogs and cats at Carling Animal Hospital who also makes house calls. You can get emergency vet care, flea and tick control, microchipping, or pet euthanasia from Centretown Veterinary Hospital.
They also provide emergency veterinary care in your area as does VCA Canada Ottawa Veterinary Hospital.
Clinique Vétérinaire de Hull provides physical exams, immunizations, surgical operations, diagnostic testing, and more. Specialized check ups, medical care, specific testing, and healthy treats for pets in Gatineau are available at Hôpital Vétérinaire Taché.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Whether you want private or communal cremations you can get them by visiting Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium at 228 Allison Ave or you can bury your pet in their cemetery.
You can get more info on registering a dog or cat in Ottawa at that link. If you have lost a pet you can submit a report here or call the Humane Society at 613-725-9998.
Anyone who has found a lost pet should call 3-1-1. You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Ottawa & Gatineau
We tried to cover the scene in full for you today. You should have 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 and 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 Ottawa and Gatineau pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.