Thanks for checking out our blog which will go over everything we know about pets in Pittsburgh in great detail. Our goal is to make this a one-stop shop with all of the information you require.
Even if we are aiming to cover everything we can’t think of a better way to begin than with a list of the best Pittsburgh pet stores. They are most likely the main draw to our blog and should be able to assist you in purchasing puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies.
You will also learn about the top local animal shelters next for individuals who would rather adopt a dog, cat, or other pet than buy a new one. Our next three topics which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries will appeal to dog enthusiasts in town.
After that we will pivot towards pet grooming shops and dog or cat cafes in your area. Frequent travelers will appreciate the following sections which describe pet-friendly hotels and boarding facilities near you.
Our final two topics, veterinarians and pet cremation services, are unfortunate but do need to be mentioned. Don’t leave before you see our local pet map at the end, and you are welcome to read more of our blogs about cities in your region right there.
Best Pet Stores In Pittsburgh
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 Pittsburgh would be:
- Petagogy at 5880 Ellsworth Ave
- Wagsburgh at 632 East Ohio St
- Lawrenceville Pet Supply at 5152 Butler St
- Aqua World Pet Super Center 8143 Ohio River Blvd
- Petco at 251 Clairton Blvd
- PetSmart at 5986 Centre Ave
- Pet Supplies Plus at 5229 Library Rd, Bethel Park
- Petco at 59 Fort Couch Rd, Bethel Park
- Elmer’s Aquarium at 4005 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville
- PetSmart at 3739 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville
There will be a wide variety of collars, leashes, toys, carriers, beds, and other pet supplies at each of those stores. Petagogy only sells the highest quality healthy and natural pet foods for dogs, cats, and other animals.
Wagsburgh is a specialty pet food and supply store located in the North Side. Lawrenceville Pet Supply has food and supplies for all kinds of animals.
Aqua World Pet Super Center specializes in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums but they also have a selection of furry small animals and unique reptiles and the supplies to go with them. Aqua World also provides a comprehensive range of aquarium maintenance and customization services.
Pet Supplies Plus carries natural and U.S. made pet supplies and live small animals. In addition they offer grooming services, a self-serve dog wash, and affordable veterinary clinic.
Elmer’s Aquarium offers one of the largest selections of healthy tropical and marine fish, aquariums, and pond supplies in your area. Elmer’s also specializes in the delivery and installation of saltwater aquariums plus the maintenance of freshwater aquariums, including planted tanks.
Petco carries a variety of pet food and supplies including toys, beds, and apparel. They also offer dog training, grooming services, and vaccinations services. Monroeville PetSmart provides additional services including grooming services, pet boarding, doggie day camp, dog training, and veterinary services.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
If you would like to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet head to your local animal shelters:
The shelter at Animal Friends has many adoptable rescue dogs, cats, and maybe even some other pets. They also provide some low-cost veterinary care services.
There are also adoptable pets at the Humane Animal Rescue shelter and they also do some vet care like microchipping, spay or neuter procedures, and end of life care. Each of these are some of the best contacts to have if you are in a situation involving a lost or found dog, cat, or other pet in your area.
There is not much that will make them happier than spending some time at one of these dog parks near you:
- Riverview Dog Park
- Frick Park
- Olympia Dog Park
- Point State Park
- Hartwood Acres Park
- Allegheny Commons Park Off-Leash Area
- North Park Off-Leash Dog Park
- Bernard Dog Run
It might be hard to teach an old dog a new trick but these puppy training services will give you the best shot:
- Success Just Clicks Dog Training at 1932 Spring Garden Ave
- FurEver Good Dog Training
- Paw & Order Dog Training
There will be a variety of options at the above ranging from group puppy training classes to private dog training courses. FurEver Good Dog Training will do in-home lessons and also does dog-walking with behavioral enhancements.
Paw & Order also does in-home training and they have a board and train program. PawSpa Resort who we are about to tell you about also does pet training in your area.
A treat from one of these dog bakeries will let them know how much you really care about them:
Puppy Cake only uses human grade natural products in their dog cookie, cake, and ice cream mixes. Plus they make special birthday cakes for dogs too.
Bone Appetite Barkery has been baking fresh and healthy treats for dogs since 2004. All their treats are soy, wheat, and corn free. They also never use salt, sugar, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or any of that yucky stuff.
Pittsburgh Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look better than ever bring them to one of these local pet groomers:
- A Diamond In the Ruff at 155 S 18th St
- Lather. A Pet Bathhouse at 5100 Liberty Ave
- Greenfield Grooming Salon at 611 Greenfield Ave
- All God’s Creatures at 5121 Penn Ave
- Puppy Love Grooming at 308 Boggs Ave
- Golden Girl Pet Grooming at 5231 Brightwood Rd, Bethel Park
- Pam’s Doggie Do’s & Kitties Too at 4845 Library Rd, Bethel Park
- B’s Beauty Petique at 306 Noel Dr, Monroeville
You can get anything from standard dog grooming to extra spa packages at A Diamond In the Ruff. Lather A Pet Bathhouse has self-service wash stations plus they do full service grooming for dogs and cats.
Greenfield Grooming Salon excels at making local dogs and cats look their best. Some services they provide include bath and brush, full and premium service dog grooming, sedated grooming, and they even have a dog daycare.
With 25 years in business All God’s Creatures has experience with all breeds of dogs and cats. Puppy Love Grooming will customize each grooming to your requests. Optional add-ons include anal gland expression, teeth brushing, teeth cleaning, specialty shampoos, nail grinding, ear cleaning, and nail polish application.
Pam’s Doggie Do’s & Kitties Too provides full groom and full service bathing for cats and dogs near you. B’s Beauty Petique has offered cat and dog grooming for almost 20 years while excelling at working with poodles and bichons.
Plenty of other businesses we have listed in other sections also do pet grooming in your area like The Big Easy Dog Daze & Café, The Golden Bone Pet Resort, PawSpa Resort, and Hounds Town.
These pet cafes are good places for your dog or cat to make some new friends:
Please make sure to note that The Black Cat Market is not an all pet café and is for cats only. On the flip side The Big Easy Dog Daze & Café is only for dogs, and in addition to making good coffee they also do dog boarding and grooming.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets stay at:
- Kimpton Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Pl
- Fairmont at 510 Market St
- Drury Plaza Hotel Downtown at 745 Grant St
Pet Boarding In Pittsburgh
These Pittsburgh pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- The Golden Bone Pet Resort at 6890 Fifth Ave
- PawSpa Resort Pittsburgh at 1701 Saw Mill Run Blvd
- Hounds Town at 3228 Penn Ave
- Camp Bow Wow at 1325 Washington Blvd
- The Dog Stop at 4375 Old William Penn Hwy, Monroeville
- Pittsburgh Pet Concierge at 227 Loretta Dr, Monroeville
All of these pet boarding facilities also do grooming. PawSpa Resort is a locally owned pet hub that kind of does everything, puppy training included.
Even if the name sounds like it is just for dogs Hounds Town also does boarding for cats and they have a pet taxi service available. Another place we have mentioned in this post that has a boarding facility is The Big Easy Dog Daze & Café.
Camp Bow Wow provides dog day care and an overnight boarding facility in addition to dog training and grooming. The Dog Stop features luxury boarding accommodations, an interactive and social daycare experience, a spa-like grooming retreat, retail store, expansive outdoor play area, and much more.
Pittsburgh Pet Concierge is offering boarding for dogs, cats, and any other type of pet plus they offer dog bathing and spa services.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians in your area and get the best care:
- The Big Easy Animal Hospital at 12 McCandless Ave
- Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center at 807 Camp Horne Rd
- Penn Animal Hospital at 2205 Penn Ave
You can expect to find basic health care for animals like flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, parasite control, vaccinations, microchipping, and standard pet surgeries at all of those. The Big Easy Animal Hospital won the Readers Gold Choice award 2 years in a row for being the best animal hospital near you.
Remember how we told you about The Big Easy Dog Bakery? They are all one in the same. The Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in North Hills is a good place to go if you need 24 hour emergency veterinary care and if you need urgent immediate care call them at 412-366-3400.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
When the sad day comes you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at OakCrest Pet Crematory at 143 Cemetery Lane. more end of life pet care is available from the spots we mentioned in the best veterinarians near you list or Humane Animal Rescue.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
- Philadelphia Puppy Training, Boarding, & Grooming
- Scranton Puppy Training, Boarding, & Grooming
- Cleveland Puppy Training, Boarding, & Grooming
- Erie Puppy Training, Boarding, & Grooming
Have Fun With Your Pets In Pittsburgh
We tried to cover the scene in full for you in this post. You just read about a whole lot of 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 in your area.
We know 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 Pittsburgh pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.