Thanks for checking out this discussion on pets in Richmond. Our goal is to cover the topic in full detail so you can find everything you need right here on one page.
Even if we are trying to cover it all we still can’t think of a better way to begin than by listing the best Richmond pet stores. It shouldn’t matter whether you want to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies they should be able to help you out.
Then we will get into 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 your area.
Up next you will read about 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 subjects will be a little bit doom and gloom like veterinarians and pet cremation services. To get a better lay of the land stick around for our local pet map at the end, plus the curious types can look through our other posts on cities around the Northeast at that link if interested.
Best Pet Stores In Richmond
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 Richmond would be:
- Fin & Feather Pet Center at 5208 Lakeside Ave
- Dog Krazy at 3310 W Cary St
- Fido Park Avenue Dog Boutique at 9200 Stony Point Pkwy
Not only can you buy toys, supplies, and food for dogs and cats but they also sell exotic animal supplies. If the name doesn’t tell the story Dog Krazy is a great place to find healthy dog food, fresh baked treats they make in house, and accessories or get them groomed.
If you really want to pamper them then a trip to Fido Park Avenue Dog Boutique is in order. They sell tasty baked treats, have a lot of options for healthy all natural dog food, and sell luxurious beds and designer accessories.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
If you would rather adopt a pet then buy a new one head to one of these local animal shelters:
- Richmond SPCA at 2519 Hermitage Rd
- Richmond Animal League at 11401 International Dr
- Richmond Animal Care & Control at 1600 Chamberlayne Ave #4806
Not only can you potentially adopt dogs, cats, or other pets from the Richmond SPCA but they also provide veterinary care or pet training classes. The Richmond Animal League is another good shelter for pet adoption and they can provide some veterinary services like spay and neuter procedures.
The Richmond Animal Care & Control also has adoptable pets, and any of the above would be good places to contact if you are involved in a situation involving a lost dog, cat, or other pet.
There is not much that will make them happier than spending some time at one of the dog parks near you:
- Barker Field
- Church Hill Dog Park
- Northside Dog Park
- Phideaux Field
- Ruff House Dog Park
- Hanover Dog Park
- Dorey Dog Park
- Northside Dog Park
These puppy trainers near you will have them following orders in no time:
At James River Dog Training there are a variety of classes including group puppy training, aggressive dog training, and in home training options. There are basic puppy boot camps at Calm K9 Training as well as rehabilitation boot camps for more troubled gods.
Not only can you try the group or private dog lessons at All Dog Adventures but they also provide daycare and boarding. Richmond SPCA, Impawsible Pups, and Holiday Barn Pet Resorts are more places that provide pet training classes in your area.
We told you about Dog Krazy earlier whose owner is a clinical pet nutritionist with a little buddy who has many allergies so the owner has many custom recipes for the pickiest of dogs. Unfortunately we heard Abella Cakes has closed, if you know of any other good pet bakeries around town let us know in the comments, thanks.
Richmond Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look cuter than ever bring them to one of these Richmond pet groomers:
- Dogma Grooming & Pet Needs at 3501 W Cary St
- Bows & Bones Pet Grooming at 2600 Buford Rd
- Pets At Play 319 N 25th St
If all you need is nail, sanitary, face, or paw pad trims you don’t need an appointment and can just walk into Dogma Grooming Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.You can get spa or grooming services for dogs and cats at Bows & Bones Pet Grooming.
At Pets At Play they not only do grooming and bathing but they also do boarding, dog walking, and in home pet care in the Church Hill area. Many of the other businesses we have mentioned in this post also do pet grooming like Dog Krazy, River City Veterinary Hospital, Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital, Dog’s Day Inn, Four Paws Pet Resort, and Holiday Barn Pet Resorts.
We are not aware of any dog, cat, or pet cafes near you 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
If you are looking for local hotels that allow pets stay at:
- La Quinta Inn at 9040 Pams Ave
- Graduate at 301 W Franklin St
- Four Points at 9901 Midlothian Turnpike
- The Westin at 6631 W Broad St
- The Jefferson Hotel at 101 W Franklin St
Pet Boarding In Richmond
These Richmond pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Dog’s Day Inn at 213 Granite Spring Rd
- Four Paws Pet Resort at 1915 N Hamilton St
- Impawsible Pups at 2109 Spencer Rd
- Holiday Barn Pet Resorts at 614 Johnston Willis Dr
Don’t let the name fool you, cats can also stay at Dog’s Day Inn. They also provide grooming services, as does Four Paws Pet Resort.
At Impawsible Pups you can get dog boarding, daycare, and puppy training. And Holiday Barn Pet Resorts does boarding for dogs and cats in addition to dog training and grooming.
Other places we have listed throughout the post who also offer pet boarding include Pets At Play, River City Veterinary Hospital, Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital, Bon Air Animal Hospital, and All Dog Adventures.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- Helping Hands at 1605 Rhoadmiller S
- River City Veterinary Hospital at 5305 West Broad St
- Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital at 9023 Woodman Road
- Bon Air Animal Hospital at 2749 McRae Rd
- Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital at 2519 Hermitage Rd
You can find cheaper low cost veterinary services at Helping Hands. You can get 24 hour emergency veterinary care from River City Vet Hospital who also provides grooming and boarding and can help with the prevention and treatment of fleas, ticks, and parasites.
Bon Air Animal Hospital can provide pet boarding or bathing. Richmond SPCA and Richmond Animal League also can help with some low cost veterinary care services in your area. And another option for 24/7 urgent emergency veterinary services for sick or injured animals is Capital Home Veterinary Care who we discuss more in the end of life care section towards the end of this post.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
When the sad day comes you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
Both of the above offer pet euthanasia services. At Journey’s End they will also do private or communal cremations and other end of life pet care help.
Capital Home Veterinary Care not only does home vet hospice care, but they can do microchipping and provide emergency vet care too. More info on licensing a dog or cat in Richmond can be found at that link.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
- Where To Buy Or Adopt Pets In Virginia Beach & Norfolk
- Where To Buy Or Adopt Pets In Washington DC
- Where To Buy Or Adopt Pets In Baltimore
- Where To Buy Or Adopt Pets In Philadelphia
Have Fun With Your Pets In Richmond
After reading 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 Richmond pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.