We really appreciate you joining us for this discussion on everything we know about pets in Providence. Our goal is to cover the topic in full detail so you can find everything you need right here on one page.
With that said we can’t think of a better way to begin than by listing the best Providence pet stores. Whether you want to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies they should be able to help you out.
Up next we will talk about the top animal shelters near you for those who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet instead of buying a new one. Local dog lovers will really enjoy our next three sections which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in the area.
Then we will dive in into pet grooming salons and dog or cat cafes near you. Frequent travelers will get the most out of the next sections which discuss local hotels that allow pets and also boarding facilities.
Our final topics will be the unfortunate ones like veterinarians and pet cremation services. To get a better lay of the land stick around for our local map at the end, plus the curious types can look through our other posts on pets in the Northeast at that link if interested.
Best Pet Stores In Providence
Visit one of the best Providence pet stores where you might be able to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Rumford Pet Express at 865 Warren Ave
- For The Love of Paws at 740 Plainfield St #6
- Pet Supplies Plus at 1663 Mineral Spring Ave
- Petco at 585 N Main St
- Plaid & Stripe at 17 S Angell St
Rumford Pet Express partners with a few local rescue shelters to put on adoption days where customers can adopt dogs, cats and small animals in need of a new home.
They also carry a wide variety of pet food and supplies but no longer sell puppies or kittens.
Many kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other items should be available at each of those local pet stores. Pet Supplies Plus sells puppies, kitten, birds, fish, small pets, reptiles, amphibians and also offers dog grooming, a self serve dog wash, pet pharmacy, and VIP pet care.
The Petco near you is a big box retailer that should have all the supplies you need and should be able to provide basic grooming, boarding, and even some veterinary services. Plaid & Stripe offers grooming, food, fresh baked treats, gifts, toys, and much more.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
These local animal shelters should have plenty of cute dogs and pets for adoption:
- Providence Animal Rescue League at 34 Elbow St
- Providence Animal Shelter at 200 Terminal Rd
- Cat Adoption Team Services at 585 N Main St
- Rhode Island SPCA at 186 Amaral St, Riverside
- Warwick Animal Shelter at 101 Arthur W Devine Blvd, Warwick
Not only is there a great pet adoption program at Providence Animal Rescue League but they also will spay or neuter dogs and cats, they have a vaccination clinic, and even a pet food pantry. You can get help with pet licensing or adopt one of the pets at the Providence Animal Shelter.
You can surrender or adopt a pet at Rhode Island SPCA who provides foster care and gives out emergency pet food for those who are in a really tough spot. Cat Adoption Team Services (C.A.T.S.) is a non-profit organization working to protect and save cats in your area.
They also work with feral cats rescuing and facilitating the adoption of abandoned, neglected, and abused cats while providing them with medical attention, fostering them, and helping them find permanent loving homes to be adopted into.
You know your furry friend would love nothing more than to run around one of these dog parks:
- South Kingstown Dog Park
- Barrington Dog Park at Haines Park
- Waterman Street Dog Park
- Dexter Dog Park
- Gano Street Dog Park
- Bell Street Dog Park
- Pawtucket Dog Park
- Warwick City Dog Park
These puppy trainers near you will have them following orders in no time:
- Crossbones Dog Academy at 189 Swan St
- Solid K9 Training at 25 Acorn St
- Dog Center at 60 Edmund St
- The Barking Lot at 697 Allens Ave
- Sit Means Sit Dog Training
There is a puppy day school and other group classes for all dogs available at Crossbones Dog Academy. Solid K9 Training has a board and train option, or you can just take one of their standard classes.
Another option for board and train is Sit Means Sit Dog Training plus they can do private lessons. Dog Center is a full-service facility that caters to dogs of all ages, activity levels, breeds, and mixed breeds. They provide real-world problem-solving training as well as obedience, confirmation, and puppy etiquette programs.
A licensed professional dog trainer designs and conducts personalized training sessions at The Barking Lot who also offers dog and cat daycare, boarding, and grooming. The Barking Lot and K9 to 5 Dog Center from the grooming list also do dog training.
If you want to get some tasty and healthy treats for your dog head to Jack’s Snacks, A Dog Bakery at 158 Greenwich Avenue. They only use the best ingredients in their treats which means no sugar or salt and any coloring that is added comes only from vegetables and plants.
Plaid & Stripe from our local pet stores list also offers fresh baked sweet treats for dogs.
Providence Pet Grooming
A trip to the pet grooming salon should have them looking their best:
- K9 to 5 Dog Center at 161 Ridge St
- All Tails Are Wagging at 53 Providence St
- Diva Dogg Grooming at 531 Smith St #B
- Dapper Dog at 513 Waterman Ave
- The Dog House at 386 Warren Ave
- Samy’s Pets Mobile Grooming at 193 Early St
Not only is K9 to 5 Dog Center one of the best pet groomers near you but they also do boarding, puppy and dog training, and have a daycare. All Tails Are Wagging does both dog and cat grooming as well as some other pet salon services.
Diva Dogg Grooming offers compassionate dog and cat grooming services in a kennel and crate-free environment allowing your pet to relax quietly while you are away. Dapper Dog is a full-service pet styling company that does not discriminate against any breed and will even work with cats.
The Dog House is a family pet grooming facility in your area that provides a warm, sympathetic environment to reduce stress and make the grooming process as enjoyable for you and your special companion as possible. Samy’s Pets Mobile Grooming has four years of experience grooming dogs and cats of all types and sizes.
The Dog House from our boarding list and Barking Lot from the puppy training list also does pet grooming.
We are not aware of any dog, cat, or pet cafes in Providence 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 local hotels that allow pets stay at:
- The Dean Hotel at 122 Fountain St
- Marriott Downtown at 1 Orms St
- The Beatrice at 90 Westminster St
- Aloft Downtown at 191 Dorrance St
- Hilton Garden Inn at 220 India St
Pet Boarding In Providence
These Providence pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Bark Republic at 1543 Mineral Spring Ave
- The Dog House at 1255 N Main St
- Paradise Paws at 127 Valley St
When your dog stays at Bark Republic the whole day will be crate free so they can have fun, get some exercise, and play with the other dogs. You can get everything from dog board to walking to grooming at The Dog House.
Paradise Paws welcomes pets of all kinds and sizes. They work in a facility that houses over 100 dogs per night and approximately 20-30 daycare dogs per day as well as cats, fish, and even a tortoise.
The Barking Lot, The Dog House, and K9 to 5 Dog Center are more options for pet boarding.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- City Kitty Veterinary Care for Cats at 400 Hope St
- Ferguson Animal Hospital at 660 Woonasquatucket Ave
- Providence River Animal Hospital at 131 Point St
- Warwick Animal Hospital at 1950 Elmwood Ave
- VCA Povar Animal Hospital at 15 1st St
- Armory Animal Hospital at 1275 Westminster St
You can probably figure out what type of pet is the focus at City Kitty Veterinary Care for Cats. They can provide emergency veterinary services for cats at any time.
Those who want to implant a microchip in case your little guy runs away can get that done at Ferguson Animal Hospital. Everything from routine care to 24 hour urgent veterinary care for sick or injured animals is available at Warwick Animal Hospital.
VCA Povar Animal Hospital provides top quality veterinary services including wellness exams, preventative care like vaccines, diagnostic services, spays, neuters, dental procedures, and digital radiology.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
The caring veterinarians at Pet Loss at Home really know how to handle end of life care. From euthanasia to private or communal cremation they can help you through this tough time.
Remember that all dogs over four months need to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. For more info about pet licensing in Rhode Island click that link.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Providence
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 Providence pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.