Everything we know about pets in Portland, Maine will be discussed in full detail for you today. Whether you already have a furry friend or are considering getting a new one there should be plenty of info here to help you figure out your next move.
Our opening section will be all about the best Portland 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.
How to adopt a dog or cat at the best local animal shelters in 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, and dog bakeries near you. Then we will jump 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 new visitors to the area.
You will also learn about the best places for pet boarding near you if you are traveling out of town yourself. At the end we will get into some unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation.
There will also be a local pet map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. You may also want to look through some of our other guides for more cities around the Northeast.
Best Pet Stores In Portland
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 Portland would be:
- The Fish & Bone at 195 Commercial St
- The Dog Wash Etc at 1037 Forest Ave
- Pet Quarters at 486 Payne Rd
Healthy eating is all the rage these days and at The Fish & Bone there is a massive selection of healthy all natural foods and treats for dogs, cats, and other pets. They use human grade proteins like chicken, beef, venison, pork, fish and even lamb.
Another good place to go for all natural pet food is The Dog Wash Etc. They have self-wash stations set up, plus they have a ton of dog and cat accessories like brushes, beds, toys, litter, leashes and collars.
Pet Quarters has food and accessories for dogs, cats, fish, and other small animals.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
If you would rather adopt a pet then buy a new one head to one of these local animal shelters:
- Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland at 217 Landing Rd, Westbrook
- Friends of Feral Felines at 643 Forest Ave
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland has adoptable dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, and other furry friends. You can surrender an animal there if needed, and if you have lost or found a pet they are a great place to contact.
Friends of Feral Felines is a cat shelter that focuses on cat adoption. They humanely reduce the number of stray cats by trapping them, neutering them, and then returning them to where they found them.
This way the stray population cannot continue to grow, and the cats can continue living their lives.
You know your furry friend would love nothing more than to run around one of these dog parks:
- Quarry Run Dog Park
- Valley Street Dog Park
- Mayor Baxter Woods
- East End Beach at Eastern Promenade Park
- Portland Head Light & Fort Williams Park
- Hinckley Park
- Bug Light Park
It might be hard to teach an old dog a new trick but these local puppy training services will give you the best shot:
Whether you want group lessons, private puppy training lessons, or to try their board and train program Maine Dog Training Company can really help you out. Dogwise Obedience is another very good option and they also can do private sessions and have special classes to teach puppies or dogs obedience and how to walk off the leash.
Happy Tails from our next list also does puppy training.
We do not know of any dog, cat, or pet bakeries near you at the moment. If you do please tell us in the comments at the bottom of the page so we can add that info, thanks.
Portland Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look better than ever bring them to one of these Portland pet groomers:
There are self-wash stations or you can get one of the employees to do the grooming for you at You Dirty Dog plus you should check out their store which has tons of stuff for dog lovers.
The Fairy Dogmother provides one-on-one grooming services that include brushing, bathing, conditioning, blowouts, nail cutting and grinding, and ear cleaning.
We are not aware of any dog, cat, or pet cafes in Portland 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.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets stay at:
- Embassy Suites at 1050 Westbrook St
- The Westin Harborview at 157 High St
- Portland Regency Hotel & Spa at 20 Milk St
Pet Boarding In Portland
These Portland pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
At Happy Tails they do dog daycares, boarding, training, dog walking, and they even have a pool. Roscoe’s Bed + Bark offers daycare and pet boarding services near you.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Get your animals the medical attention they need from one of the best veterinarians in town:
- Portland Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care at 739 Warren Ave
- Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic at 192 Brackett St
- Cape Veterinary Clinic at 51 Ocean St
There are 24/7 emergency pet services at Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care. Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic provides quality veterinary care for dogs, cats and small pets in Portland and the surrounding communities.
They have emergency vet care, can implant microchips, and if you have a troubled pet they offer behavioral counseling. Cape Veterinary Clinic also does pet microchip implanting, euthanasia and hospice care.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Not the happiest of topics, but for end of life care contact Pet Loss at Home. They can do pet euthanasia or do individual or communal cremations. Remember that you need to license your dog each year and you can get more info on dog licenses in Maine at that link.
Your dog license fees help to support the Local Animal Control Officers, for sick and injured stray animals, ando the return of lost dogs to their owners. Speaking of that, you can find more resources for what to do about a lost or found pet in your area there.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
- Where To Buy Pet Food & Toys In Providence
- Where To Buy Pet Food & Toys In Boston
- Where To Buy Pet Food & Toys In Burlington
- Where To Buy Pet Food & Toys In Worcester
Have Fun With Your Pets In Portland
Now that you have read about all of those 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 you should have a much better understanding of what is to offer here.
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 Portland, Maine pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.