The local South Bend pet scene is going to be covered in full detail right now. We know you all won’t be here searching for the same information but there should be enough discussed to help you plan your next move no matter what that is.
We will be kicking this one off the same way as we do all of our city guides and that is with the best South Bend pet stores. Puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies may all be purchased at them so they should satisfy more needs than anywhere else.
Local animal shelters for dog and cat adoption will be up next. Following that we will get into the best dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your area.
Pet grooming spas near you and dog or cat cafes around the city will garner our next sections. We can’t presume everyone reading this lives here so we’ll recommend some pet-friendly hotels too.
As we progress we’ll talk about the best pet boarding facilities in your area, and we are saving the somber topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services for the end. Don’t forget to check out the map towards the end so you can figure out which spots are closest to where you are right now.
Anyone that is interested in learning more about the Midwest can click that link which will take you to all of our other posts on the region.
Best Pet Stores In South Bend
You may want to buy a new puppy or kitten or you might just need to get some new toys, food, or supplies and these best pet stores in South Bend can handle most of your needs:
- Pet Supplies Plus at 2202 S Bend Ave
- PetSmart at 1290 E Ireland Rd Bldg E
- Petco at 415 E University Dr
- Northside Aquatics at 25573 Lake Dr, Elkhart
You will be able to buy all kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other supplies at any of those local pet stores. Pet Supplies Plus sells birds, cats, dogs, fishes, small pets, reptiles, amphibians and also offers dog grooming, a self serve dog wash, pet pharmacy, and VIP pet care.
The PetSmart in your area should usually provide basic services like grooming, boarding, and even sometimes veterinary care. Northside Aquatics in Elkhart is a great place to buy fish and all kinds of aquarium equipment.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Pet Refuge at 4626 South Burnett Drive provides initial immunizations given to dogs and cats, spaying and neutering of all cats and dogs in their foster homes, shelter before adoption, leukemia screening, FIV test for cats, and heartworm tests for dogs before adoption.
Adopt-A-Pet Days are held every Wednesday and Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon for both cats and dogs.
They will have an awesome time if you bring them to one of these dog parks near you:
- Niles Avenue Dog Park
- Rum Village Dog Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services in your area:
Stayyy offers private, group, day camp, boarding, and training classes. Fetchers K9 Academy is bringing the most up-to-date and cutting-edge canine obedience training technology to your area.
PetSmart also provides training for local pets.
If you know about any local dog bakeries please tell us in the comments so we can add that info to our post, thanks.
Make sure your dog or cat is looking their best by taking them to a pet groomer:
- Paws N Claws at 1817 S Ironwood Dr
- Nancy’s Laundromutt at 53853 Whitesell Dr
- Sudzy Puppy Grooming Salon at 3326 Portage Ave
For dogs and cats Paws N Claws offers everything from a simple bath to nail trimming, or brushing to a total shave down. Nancy’s Laundromutt and Sudzy Puppy Grooming Salon can both do high quality grooming and have full-service pet spas.
PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, South Bend Animal Clinic, Furry Friends & More, and Gilmer Park Animal Clinic also provide pet grooming near you.
Pet Cafes In South Bend
We don’t know of any pet cafes in your area right now, if you do please tell us in the comments so we can add that info to our post, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets we suggest:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites at 23040 Lincolnway W
- The Inn at Saint Mary’s at 53993 State Rd 933
- Hilton Garden Inn South Bend at 53995 Indiana State Route 933
Pet Boarding In South Bend
These South Bend pet boarding facilities should give them a comfortable rest:
- Whispering Pines Kennels at 3150 Portage Rd, Niles
- Furry Friends & More at 1934 E Donald St
- Amber’s Pampered Pets at 52349 Helmen Ave
Furry Friends & More provides in-home pet care, trips to veterinarians, and grooming for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and any other non-venomous animals. Amber’s Pampered Pets offers pet sitters and dog walkers in the comfort of your own home, daily dog walking 365 days a year, and poop scooping.
PetSmart and Gilmer Park Animal Clinic also provide pet boarding in your area.
Best Veterinarians Near You
They will get the best medical care possible if you take them to one of the best local veterinarians in town:
- South Bend Animal Clinic at 3224 Lincoln Way W
- Gilmer Park Animal Clinic at 6751 US-31
- Ireland Animal Clinic at 723 E Jefferson Blvd
- Tender Care Veterinary Clinic at 215 W Chippewa Ave
Those animal hospitals in your area should be able to provide standard veterinary care like microchipping, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, parasite control, cremations, euthanasia, other end of life care, and basic surgical or medical procedures. South Bend Animal Clinic and Gilmer Park Animal Clinic also provide digital x-rays, dentistry, in-house laboratory testing, laser therapy, and pet grooming.
Gilmer Park Animal offers luxury boarding for both cats and dogs too. If you need 24/7 emergency veterinary service you can contact Gilmer Park Animal Clinic at 574 291-3302.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Palmers Pet Cemetery at 61430 US-31 provides pet cremation services to your area. We are almost done but still need to share some helpful links like these for lost and found pets in your area, and these that show currently adoptable animals near you.
Plus you can click here to learn about the local pet licensing laws and procedures. Some of you may also want to check out our posts on:
- Everything Pets in Chicago
- Everything Pets in Ann Arbor
- Everything Pets in Champaign-Urbana
- Everything Pets in Bloomington
Have Fun With Your Pets In South Bend
After thinking about all of those pet stores, local 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 we hope you have a better understanding of the scene in your area.
We 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 in the comments. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any South Bend pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.