Hello and welcome to our post on everything we know about pets in San Jose. There should be plenty of info here to help you out no matter if you are a current owner or trying to find a new special friend.
Our opening section will be about the best San Jose pet stores. We figure since they are a good place to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies they will probably help more of you out than any of the other sections.
Up next we will get into animal shelters for dog or cat adoption. With so much overpopulation many would prefer to go the adoption route and we certainly won’t argue against that.
The next three sections will be for the dog lovers who are joining us. Dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries near you will be discussed in full detail.
Then we will dive into local pet grooming and pet cafes around town. Animal friendly will also get their own section for any out of towners that are reading this.
Or if you are planning to leave home for a bit we will talk about the best places for pet boarding near you. At the end we will get into some unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation.
You can also expect to find a local pet map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. We have also written guides for other cities around the Pacific Northwest that you can look through if interested.
Best Pet Stores In San Jose
Whether you are trying to add a member to your family or just need some new toys, food, or supplies the best pet stores in San Jose should be able to satisfy your needs:
- Andy’s Pet Shop at 429 S Bascom Ave
- Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply at 759 W San Carlos St
There will be a wide variety of collars, leashes, toys, carriers, beds, and other pet supplies at each of those stores. Healthy pet foods for dogs, cats, and other animals are also available.
All of the pets at Andy’s Pet Shop have been rescued making it the first pet store in the world with 100% rescued animals. Supporting this local business is a great thing for all the people and animals in the community.
Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply likes to say they have pet food for all animals from anteaters to zebras because they really do cover the full spectrum.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
You can find plenty of dogs and pets for adoption at these animal shelters:
- San José Animal Care Center at 2750 Monterey Rd
- The Dancing Cat at 702 E Julian St
The shelter at the San José Animal Care Center is always putting up photos of the current adoptable dogs, cats, and other pets they have in their shelter. They accept donations, volunteers, and do a ton of great work for the stray animals in the community.
You can also contact them for assistance with a lost or found pet, and they can even help you get a pet license. The Dancing Cat focuses on adoption for foster cats and they also accept volunteer work.
Nothing will make your furry friend happier than spending some time at one of these dog parks near you:
- Saratoga Creek Dog Park
- Butcher Dog Park
- Del Monte Park
- Miyuki Dog Park
- Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park
- Hellyer County Park
- Los Gatos Country Creek Dog Park
- Watson Park
Whether you want to try and teach an old dog a new trick or need puppy training services you should contact:
- California K9 Solutions at 2159 S 10th St
- Lori Hamilton’s Dog Training
- Sit Means Sit Dog Training South Bay at 2900 Cataldi Park
- Happy Tails To You Dog Training at 2045 Woodard Rd
- Downtown Dogs at 734 S 1st St
There will be a variety of options at the above ranging from group puppy training classes to private dog training courses. Many of them also could have gone in our boarding facilities list because most also have a daycare or allow for overnight stays.
For instance Lori Hamilton’s Dog Training has a board and train program, plus they do pack walks. Sit Means Sit also has a board and train program, while Happy Tails To You has more intensive dog training programs available for those who want to get really serious with this.
Downtown Dogs has a boarding facility and a grooming spa plus they put on puppy social gathering events. In our next list we mention Canine Corral who also does dog training.
For a real special treat visit one of these dog bakeries:
- Biscuits at 223 Jackson St
- Gussied Up Dog Boutique at 1310 Lincoln Ave
- Pawsitive Barkery at 1294 Kifer Rd #706, Sunnyvale
In addition to being a good place to buy fresh, homemade dog treats you can also find some cute collars, leashes, and clothes for pets at these bakeries. At Pawsitive Barkery all their treats and cakes for dogs are made with fresh ingredients and have no preservatives, salt, or sugar.
San Jose Pet Grooming
These San Jose pet groomers will get your dog or cat looking their best for sure:
- Showtime Pet Grooming at 1120 Bird Ave G
- Showtime Pet Grooming at 104 Race St
At Showtime Pet Grooming they do special baths for flea and tick prevention. They also have self-wash stations and have workshops where you can learn all about dog grooming.
Some other places we have listed throughout the post that also do quality pet grooming are Downtown Dogs, Canine Corral, and Dogtopia
Mini Cat Town which is located at 2200 Eastridge Loop #2062 is a cat café and not an all pet café, so no dogs please. It is important to note that all of the cats at Mini Cat Town are adoptable.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are visiting and need a local pet friendly hotel stay at:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Airport at 2585 Seaboard Ave
- Doubletree Hotel at 2050 Gateway Place
- Hilton at 300 Almaden Blvd
- Hyatt House Silicon Valley at 75 Headquarters Dr
Pet Boarding In San Jose
When you need to leave town use one of these San Jose pet boarding facilities:
- Allie’s Doggie Day Camp at 562 N 20th
- Canine Corral at 2045 Woodard Rd
- Dogtopia of San Jose at 1191 Branham Ln
Just like how some of the above dog trainers could have been in this list some of these pet boarding facilities could have also been in other lists. For instance Allie’s Doggie Day Camp has a training service, while Canine Corral also does training and has a grooming facility.
Dogtopia also has a pet spa. South Bay Animal Hospital & Resort, California K9 Solutions, Lori Hamilton’s Dog Training, and Downtown Dogs all also have pet boarding facilities in your area.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If medical problems arise head to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- San Jose Animal Hospital at 940 Berryessa Rd
- Pinnacle Animal Hospital at 4724 Meridian Ave
- Curtner Pet Clinic & Hospital at 189 Curtner Ave #50
- Story Road Animal Hospital at 1241 Story Rd
- South Bay Animal Hospital & Resort at 5188 Moorpark Ave
You can expect to find basic health care for animals like flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, parasite control, vaccinations, microchipping, and standard pet surgeries at all of those. Pinnacle Animal Hospital is Cat Friendly Certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and they will also provide some veterinary care for exotic animals.
Anyone that requires 24 hour emergency veterinary services for sick or injured animals can contact South Bay Animal Hospital & Resort.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
At Home, At Rest Pet Euthanasia at 1750 Meridian Ave #5371 offers In-Home Euthanasia and a variety of aftercare options with caring pet service, including private cremation, traditional cremation, and paw prints.
The in-home pet euthanasia from At Home, At Rest Pet Euthanasia will make it so your little buddies last moments don’t include a stressful trip to the vet. They can also do private or communal cremations.
The City of San Jose Animal Care Center, Story Road Animal Hospital, and Humane Society of Silicon Valley can also provide euthanasia and cremations.
You can read more about obtaining a pet license in San Jose at that link. And here is a good link for lost or found dogs, cats, and other pets in your area. Plus you can look through a list of currently adoptable pets there.
You may also want to read some of our other posts on nearby cities like:
- San Francisco’s Best Pet Stores & Shelters
- Oakland’s Best Pet Stores & Shelters
- Santa Rosa’s Best Pet Stores & Shelters
- Portland’s Best Pet Stores & Shelters
Have Fun With Your Pets In San Jose
Well guys, we did our best to cover the scene in full for you today. We hope you learned something about your 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 could really help us and all of our readers out by letting us know if you noticed anything incorrect, or by sharing your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any San Jose pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.