In this post we will cover everything we know about pets in Sacramento. It won’t matter if you are a current owner or are trying to find a new special friend there will be something on this page that can help.
The best Sacramento pet stores will be where we begin. 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. Towards the end we will get into some unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation.
There will also be a local map for animal lovers to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. The Pacific Northwest is an area we have discussed many times in the past.
Best Pet Stores In Sacramento
Visit one of the best Sacramento pet stores if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Pet Department Store at 4747 J St
- Western Feed & Pet Supply at 1600 34th St
- Ben’s Barketplace at 701 Pleasant Grove Blvd #120
You should be able to find a wide variety of healthy pet foods for dogs, cats and more at any of the above. Ben’s Barketplace even has a self-service dog wash station and gives pet nutritional consultations.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Your local animal shelters should have plenty of cute dogs and pets for adoption:
- Front Street Animal Shelter at 2127 Front St
- Sacramento SPCA at 6201 Florin Perkins Rd
- Placer SPCA at 200 Tahoe Ave
You can find everything from low-cost veterinary care to help getting a pet license to assistance with lost and found pets at the Front Street Animal Shelter. Of course they also have adoptable dogs, cats, and other pets.
The Sacramento SPCA and Place SPCA are two more good options to adopt a pet near you. They can also assist with vaccinations, microchipping, behavior training, and lost or found pets.
A walk around the dog park will really make them smile:
- Partner Dog Park
- North Natomas Regional Park
- Granite Dog Park
- Glenbrook Dog Park
- Lynn Robie Off Leash Park
- Tanzanite Community Dog Park
- Sutter’s Landing Park
- Valley Oak Dog Park
- Hughes Dog Park in Roseville
These local puppy trainers will have them following orders in no time:
- JTS Dog Training
- Jaimie Scott Dog Training
- Primal Needs Behavioral Solutions
- Elite Dogs Training & Boarding at 3500 W Capitol Ave
JTS Dog Training can provide everything from group puppy training classes to behavior modification for more troubled dogs. Jaimie Scott Dog Training likes to do things a little different, instead of training the dogs he trains the owners.
He will observe the interactions between you and your dog to see if there are any reasons why things are not going as planned. There are board and train programs and an intensive weekend training program available at Primal Needs Behavioral Solutions.
As the name suggests there is a boarding facility at Elite Dogs Training & Boarding so they also do board and train programs in addition to private sessions or group puppy training classes.
On a special occasion give them a great treat from one of these dog bakeries:
The dog birthday cakes and treats made at Paws and the Palette dog bakery and boutique are made with gluten-free flour, honey, cinnamon, and egg substitutes. In addition to being a dog bakery Bath & Biscuits also does full service grooming and flea treatments.
Sacramento Pet Grooming
To help your dog or cat look better than ever bring them to one of these Sacramento pet groomers:
- Pet Stylista at 2717 Broadway
- Critter Cuts 4 Paws Pet Salon at 2628 Fair Oaks Blvd
- Best Paw Forward Pet Grooming at 214 Douglas Blvd
In addition to making your special friend look super cute Pet Stylista also has a boarding facility. Best Paw Forward Pet Grooming provides grooming services for both dogs and cats.
Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital, Bath & Biscuits, Animal Den, and Grateful Dog Daycare are more places we are mentioning throughout the post that also do pet grooming.
We are not aware of any dog, cat, or pet cafes in Sacramento 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:
- DoubleTree at 2001 Point W Way
- Residence Inn at 2618
- La Quinta Inn at 4604 Madison Ave
- Kimpton Sawyer Hotel at 500 J St
- Sheraton Grand at 1230 J St
Pet Boarding In Sacramento
These Sacramento pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Animal Den at 4060 Power Inn Rd
- The Pet Inn at 7625 Freeport Blvd
- Grateful Dog Daycare at 430 17th St
Not only can you get boarding, daycare, and grooming services at Animal Den but they also have private swim lessons for dogs and their owners. The over-anxious types may like being reminded that if your pet stays at The Pet Inn they will be right next to the VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center.
In addition to boarding Grateful Dog Daycare also does dog walking, grooming, and has a self-serve wash station. Some other places we have listed throughout the post that also have pet boarding facilities include Pet Stylista, Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital, and Elite Dogs Training & Boarding.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center and The Pet Inn at 7625 Freeport Blvd Del Paso Veterinary Clinic at 924 Del Paso Blvd
- Capital Pets Animal Hospital at 7911 Bruceville Rd
- Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital at 4325 Auburn Blvd
- VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center at 9801 Old Winery Pl
You can get 24 hour emergency veterinary care at VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center who also does grooming and is connected with The Pet Inn boarding facility. The VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center is also open 24/7 for emergency health care for animals.
Some of the available services at Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital include microchipping, parasite prevention and control, boarding, grooming, health certificates, hospice and euthanasia services. Capital Pets Animal Hospital and Del Paso Veterinary Clinic also have emergency or critical care available.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
When the sad day comes you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
Peaceful Pets not only does in-home euthanasia but they also provide individual and communal cremations. Some of the services at Treasured Pets include pet cremation, burial, funerals, and also memorial services.
Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital can also help with end of life pet care. You can get more info on obtaining a pet license in Sacramento at that link.
And here is a link to help those involved in a situation with lost or found pets in the area. You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
- Modesto & Stockton Pet Stores, Bakeries, & Grooming
- San Francisco Pet Stores, Bakeries, & Grooming
- Oakland Pet Stores, Bakeries, & Grooming
- Reno & Lake Tahoe Pet Stores, Bakeries, & Grooming
Have Fun With Your Pets In Sacramento
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 Sacramento pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page