This blog post will be going over everything we know about pets in Philadelphia in full detail. Our goal is to dive deep and share anything you might be interested in about the subject at hand.
There is no better place to begin than a list of the best Philadelphia pet stores, even if we are trying to cover it all. They are probably why the majority of you ended up on our site, and they should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and all the supplies you could ever need.
Once they are out of the way it will be time to learn about the best local animal shelters for people who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other animal. The following three sections are for local dog lovers as they will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your region.
Then we will pivot to pet grooming spas and dog or cat cafes in your area. Pet friendly hotels and overnight boarding facilities will be up next for anyone who travels often.
Veterinarians and pet cremation services are not the happiest of subjects but at some point we all will probably need them. We would recommend that you stick around for our pets near you map at the conclusion.
By the way, you can look through more of our Northeast Pet Guides at that link if interested.
Best Pet Stores In Philadelphia
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 Philadelphia would be:
- Baltimore Pet Shoppe at 4532 Baltimore Ave
- Monster Pets at 1946 S Columbus Blvd
- Doggie Style Pets at 1635 Spruce St
- Concord Pet Foods & Supplies at 1720 Faulkland Rd, Wilmington
- The Hidden Reef at 4501 New Falls Rd, Levittown
- PetKraze at 1812 Marsh Rd, Wilmington
Expect to find all kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other supplies at any of those local pet stores. Baltimore Pet Shoppe is dedicated to offering the highest quality pet items to West Philadelphia residents.
They also hold regular adoption events which they post about on their website where a large number of animals including cats and dogs, and occasionally bunnies are available. Monster Pets carries a wide range of high-quality pets, food, and supplies in your area. A full-service grooming salon as well as a self-service doggy wash are available.
Doggie Style Pets is a one-stop shop for all of your needs including high-quality food, carefully picked supplies, nose-to-tail grooming, and even puppy training. When you purchase with them locally a percentage of the sales go to their non-profit Saved Me whose purpose is to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters.
Concord Pet Foods & Supplies has a wide range of pet food, toys, health treatments, and other items. They also offer in-store dog washing, a low-cost vaccination clinic, grooming services, and free same-day local delivery within a 15-mile radius.
The Hidden Reef is the largest Aquarium Specialty Store near you in the Philly metro area and they also carry dog food, live reptiles, cat food, and pond and aquarium supplies.
PetKraze carries a wide variety of products for all types of pets including dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fishes, and small animals.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
These animal shelters should have plenty of cute dogs and pets for adoption:
- Saved Me Adoption Center at 2609 Federal St
- PAWS Northeast Adoption Center at 1810 Grant Ave
- Delaware Humane Association at 701 A St, Wilmington
- Faithful Friends Animal Society at 12 Germay Dr, Wilmington
Saved Me Adoption Center specializes in pet adoption, and PAWS Northeast Adoption Center also accomplishes it by rescuing, fostering, and adopting pets, as well as reducing pet homelessness by providing low-cost spay/neuter and basic vet care.
Delaware Humane Association grooms and provides obedience training, necessary medical treatment, and daily exercise routine for dogs and cats to prepare them for their new homes.
Faithful Friends Animal Society has a pet food and supply bank as well as healthy pet clinics in your area and does community outreach, rescue, adoption, neutering, and pet therapy services.
Want to make them really happy? Spend some time at one of these local dog parks:
- Schuylkill River Park Dog Run
- Seger Dog Park
- Orianna Hill Dog Park
- Mario Lanza Park
- Palmer Doggie Depot
- Green Street Dog Park
- Clark Park Dog Bowl
- Chester Avenue Dog Park
- Timber Creek Dog Park in Camden
- Talley Day Park in Wilmington
- River Road Park in Wilmington
- Gloucester County Dog Park in Logan Township
- Ziggy’s Dog Park in Palmyra
- Fallsington Commemorative Park in Levittown
- Teegarden Park in Berwyn
These puppy trainers near you will have them following orders in no time:
- HD Dog Training at 450 N 18th St
- Stronghaus Training Center at 12323 Wyndom Rd
- Philly Unleashed at 315 Hawkin Rd
- Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training at 38 S 3rd St
- Tried & True Dog Services at 216 E Market St, Wilmington
- Lower Bucks Dog Training Club at 8746 New Falls Rd, Levittown
HD Dog Training is regarded as one of the best local dog trainers in the city. Puppy training, in-home private training, swimming lessons, and dock diving are some of the services they provide.
Group classes, private lessons, farm-camp, and behavior walks are all available at Philly Unleashed. Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training is a boarding school and private training facility.
Some of the training lessons for puppies to full growns at Lower Bucks Dog Training Club include competitive obedience, agility trials, and many more educational programs. They also have therapy dog visits and social events for both owners and pets in Levittown.
Central Bark from an upcoming list also has puppy training courses.
A tasty treat from one of these dog bakeries in your area will really show your appreciation:
- Pet Friendly Dog Bakery at 4324 Main St
- Amelie’s Bark Shop at 1544 E Passyunk Ave
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery is a local dog bakery that makes one-of-a-kind treats and birthday cakes for our four-legged friends. They also feature a full line of doggie accessories as well as a doggie lounge on the lower floor where you can watch puppy movies and watch the pet channel.
The natural treats from Amelie’s Bark Shop near you are created in their own bakery using the highest quality ingredients. Their items are handcrafted by hand using only natural fibers and a lot of love. Treats, toys, clothes, food, housewares, and more are among the high-quality products available from various brands.
Philadelphia Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look better than ever bring them to one of these Philly pet groomers:
- Spot’s Spot Pet Grooming at 123 W Girard Ave
- The Groomin Room at 7540 Frankford Ave
- TopDawg Groomers at 1936 Federal St
- Paw Prints Professional Grooming at 6134 Ridge Ave
- Silly Dogs Grooming Services at 3b Trolley Square, Wilmington
- Fluff Pet Salon & Boutique at 1704 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington
- Top Dog Self Wash at 1516 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington
- Beanie Boutique and Spa at 4025 New Rodgers Rd, Levittown
- Ardmore Grooming Station at 7 Anderson Ave, Ardmore
- Fulton’s Professional Dog Grooming at 511 Old Lancaster Rd #No. 3, Berwyn
Spot’s Spot is a full-service grooming salon for cats and dogs, as well as dyeing and creative grooming. The Groomin Room provides full grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats while making sure to pamper your pet.
TopDawg Groomers is able to service your dog or cat, regardless of the breed, the size, or the age. They also offers flea treatment and dog daycare services.
Paw Prints Professional Grooming offers a full service and self-serve grooming facility for all breeds and sizes. Silly Dogs Grooming Services will also work with all breeds and sizes.
Fluff Pet Business and Boutique is a full service dog and cat grooming salon dedicated to making your pet look and feel their absolute best. Grooming, in breed specific cuts, and innovative coloring are available at Beanie Boutique and Spa as well as a fine assortment of handcrafted Lupine collars and leashes with a lifetime guarantee.
Ardmore excels at providing cage free grooming experiences including baths, blowouts, brushing, cut and style, nail clipping, paw trimming, ears, teeth, and anal gland cleaning.
Camp Bow Wow, Doggie VIP Philly, and Dogtopia of Wilmington also provide local pet grooming services in your area.
Le Cat Cafe at 2713 W Girard Avenue was honored to have been named Best of Philly 2016 by Philadelphia Magazine. They are the city’s first and most popular Cat Café and are run by Green Street Rescue who is providing a new venue for cat adoptions.
The cafe allows rescued cats, guests, and possible adopters to socialize in a friendly, living room-style setting.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets in your area stay at:
- Sofitel at Rittenhouse Square at 120 S 17th St
- Loews Hotel at 1200 Market St
- The Logan by Hilton at 1 Logan Square
- Kimpton Hotel Palomar at 117 S 17th St
Pet Boarding In Philadelphia
These Philadelphia pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas at 7401 Holstein Ave
- Central Bark Philadelphia at 2501 Wharton St
- Pit Stop HQ at 838 Christian St
- Camp Bow Wow at 2850 Comly Rd
- Doggie V.I.P. Philly at 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway #S0Z08
- Dogtopia of Wilmington at 2101 Concord Pike, Wilmington
- Dog Dayz Doggie Day Care at 3000 W 2nd St, Wilmington
Overnight boarding, dog daycare, and grooming are all available at Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas. Central Bark has a day care, overnight boarding facility, salon and spa, a boutique with various items for dogs, plus they do training.
Pit Stop HQ provides full-service dog daycare and boarding as well as selling high-quality dog and cat products.
Camp Bow Wow offers both doggy day care or overnight boarding and their facilities boast large indoor and outdoor play yards where your pup can romp, play, and run all day with other campers their size to get the exercise and socialization they need. Camp Bow Wow also offers training classes for dogs of every level in your area. Their reward-based program is perfect for busy pet parents, as they can work around your schedule and provide both one-on-one and group trainings.
Doggie V.I.P. Philly is a specialized pet spa where guests are treated and delighted in a comfortable and practical alternative to in-home sitting. They offer dog daycare, boarding, grooming and spa services, as well as dog walking and cat sitting.
Dogtopia of Wilmington has overnight or extended boarding services where unlike traditional kennels your dog will enjoy hours of off-leash play and socializing with their doggie daycare pals. Their doggie spa offers a variety of treatments that take the stress and anxiety out of treating your canine. Baths, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing are among the services they provide.
Dog Dayz offers overnight boarding for dogs in Wilmington that are enrolled in their daycare program as well as lots of games and exercises in a safe and supervised environment.
You can get more boarding near you from World of Animals in our next section.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- Northern Liberties Veterinary Center at 622 N 2nd St
- The Animedic Veterinary Hospital at 102 Jamestown Ave
- World of Animals at Rittenhouse at 408 S 20th St
- BluePearl Pet Hospital at 1114 S Front St
- Sheehan Veterinary Centre at 1594 Collings Rd, Camden
- Naamans Animal Hospital at 6 Carpenter Station Rd, Wilmington
- Graylyn Crest Animal Hospital at 2006 Marsh Rd, Wilmington
- Brandywine Hundred Veterinary Hospital at 806 Silverside Rd, Wilmington
- Pet’s Best Friend Veterinary Hospital at 7029 Bristol Pike, Levittown
- Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital at 60 Haverford Rd, Ardmore
- Berwyn Veterinary Center at 1058 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn
All of the above should be able to provide standard veterinary care for animals like microchipping, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, parasite control, cremations, euthanasia, other end of life care, and basic surgical or medical procedures. Anyone that needs 24 hour emergency veterinary care should contact BluePearl Pet Hospital by calling +1 267-800-1950.
Comprehensive wellness screenings, medical care for sick pets, digital radiography, dental cleanings, safe anesthetic surgical procedures, and urgent emergency care are all available at Northern Liberties. The Rittenhouse location of World of Animals is a full-service animal hospital in the heart of the city.
Physical examinations, immunizations, spaying and neutering, allergy testing and relief, flea and tick treatment, dental care, surgical care, heart worm prevention, emergency treatment, and boarding are just a few of the services they provide. Sheehan Veterinary Centre also offers pet adoptions and emergency care in addition to all the standard care.
Graylyn Crest Animal Hospital prides itself on being one of the first veterinary hospitals to feature carbon dioxide laser and pet rehabilitation. High quality medical, surgical, and dental care for your pets as well as a range of in house and on site diagnostic procedures are provided at Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital in Ardmore.
Berwyn Veterinary Center specializes in complementary and alternative medicine including acupuncture, class IV laser therapy, and herbal medicine.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Lap of Love Philadelphia provides in-home pet euthanasia as well as post-mortem services including private or communal cremations. We also wanted to share these last links that can help anyone who has lost or found a pet in your area.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Philadelphia
We tried to cover the scene in full for you in this post. Anyone that is still here should have learned about a whole lot of pet stores in your area along with animal shelters, adoption centers, dog parks, puppy trainers, bakeries, groomers, cafes, hotels that allow pets, places to board your dogs or cats, and even veterinarian or cremation services.
Can we ask a small favor? 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 Philadelphia pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.