On this page we will be breaking down everything we know about pets in Rotterdam. There should be plenty of info here to help you figure out your next move no matter if you are a current owner or are just considering it.
Our opening section will be all about the best Rotterdam 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.
Dog or cat adoption at the best animal shelters in your area 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 near you, and dog bakeries. 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 lover map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. Click here to see more of our posts on European cities.
Best Pet Stores In Rotterdam
Visit one of the best pet stores in Rotterdam if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Rob’s Dierenshop at Slinge 550
- Dierenspeciaalzaak Discus Ria van den Hoven at Zwart Janstraat 79-81
- Dierenspeciaalzaken De Dierenvriend at Bierens de Haanweg 65-69
You can find all the pet food for dogs, cats, and even exotic animals at Rob’s Dierenshop. Of course they have all the leashes, collars, and other supplies you could need as well.
In addition to selling supplies you can also try out the grooming salon or veterinary services that are available at Dierenspeciaalzaak Discus Ria van den Hoven.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
These animal shelters should have plenty of cute local dogs and pets for adoption:
- Stichting Zwerfkatten Rijnmond at Anthonetta Kuijlstraat 81
- Dierenopvangcentrum Rotterdam at Abraham van Stolkweg 33
The shelter at Stichting Zwerfkatten Rijnmond focuses on cat adoptions. At the Dierenopvangcentrum Animal Shelter you can adopt dogs, cats, or other pets.
Both are very good contacts to have if you are involved in a situation involving lost or found pets in the area.
There is not much that will make them happier than spending some time at one of these dog parks near you:
- Hondenspeeltuin Bello
- Hondeneiland Zuiderpark
- Honden Uitlaat Plaats
- Hondenstrand Lage Bergse Bos
- Hondenpark Annie M.G. Schmidtpark zuid
These puppy trainers near you will have them following orders in no time:
- Hond op School at Veilingweg 3
- What’s up Dogs at Gordelweg 270
- Algemeen Hondentrainingscentrum at Langepad
- Hondenschoolaanhuis & Perfectfamilydog at Drinkwaterweg 18
There will be a variety of options at the above ranging from group puppy training classes to private dog training courses. What’s up Dogs also has a bootcamp and does dog walking.
All of the home made pet foods and treats for dogs and cats at Hondentraiteur Nederland are made with fresh and natural ingredients. This pet bakery never uses any additives or preservatives.
Rotterdam Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look more adorable than ever bring them to one of these Rotterdam pet groomers:
Trimsalon Snoopy can provide pet grooming for cats or dogs both big and small. You can also get grooming at Dierenspeciaalzaak Discus Ria van den Hoven.
Pebbles Kitty Cat Café is located at Hoogstraat 30A. There are a couple of important notes, this is not an all pet café and certainly not a dog café in case the name didn’t fill you in on that.
Also, you are not supposed to bring your own cat, you can play with the cats they have in the café while you drink your coffee.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you need a pet friendly hotel try:
- Hilton at Weena 10
- Hotel Ibis City Centre at Wijnhaven 12
- Nhow at Wilhelminakade 137
- Bilderberg Parkhotel at Westersingel 70
- Novotel Brainpark at K.P. van der Mandelelaan 150
Pet Boarding In Rotterdam
These Rotterdam pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Dog Central at Oostdijk 25
- Kat Inn Kattenhotel at Tinstraat 25
- A & A Animals pension at Kleihoogt 17a, Berkel en Rodenrijs
As the name may suggest Dog Central focuses on dog boarding and daycare. Kat Inn Kattenhotel also does some veterinary services in addition to their cat boarding.
A & A Animals Pension provides boarding for dogs and cats.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- Dierenziekenhuis at Pascalweg 4
- Vets Place Rotterdam Parkboulevard at Vierhavensstraat 101
- Dierenkliniek Diana van der Star at Wolphaertsbocht 43
- Dr.Woof! Veterinary Services at Gerard Scholtenstraat 54
- Dierenkliniek Zuid at Roerdomplaan 2
All of the above can provide basic vet care like flea and tick prevention, parasite control, microchipping, vaccinations, and basic surgeries on animals. Veterinary Diana van der Star will do in home visits, while Dr. Woof is known to provide affordable health care for animals.
If you need pet euthanasia Dierenkliniek Rotterdam Zuid can help you out. Earlier we mentioned that Dierenspeciaalzaak Discus Ria van den Hoven also provides some veterinary services in their pet store.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
When the sad day comes you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
Huisdieren en Paardencrematorium Rotterdam and Dierencrematorium Majesta Rotterdam can do pet and horse cremation in Rotterdam. You can get pet euthanasia done by Dierenkliniek Rotterdam Zuid from the best veterinarians near you list.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Rotterdam
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 your options.
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 Rotterdam pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.