We hope you are ready to dive deep into the local Springfield, Illinois pet scene. Our goal is to try and fill you in on anything you might be interested in about the subject at hand.
We can’t come up with a better place to start than to list the best Springfield pet stores. They are probably why the majority of you ended up on our site, and they should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and all the supplies you could ever need.
Once they are out of the way it will be time to learn about the best local animal shelters for people who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other animal. The following three sections are for local dog lovers as they will get into dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your region.
Then we will pivot to pet grooming spas and dog or cat cafes near you. Pet friendly hotels and overnight boarding facilities will be up next for anyone who travels often.
Veterinarians and pet cremation services are not the happiest of subjects but at some point we all will probably need them. We would recommend that you stick around for our pets near you map at the conclusion, and the curious types can look through our other posts on the Midwest if they want.
Best Pet Stores In Springfield
If you are considering buying a new puppy or kitten or just want to get some new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Springfield might be your best options:
- Natures Select at 540 W Monroe St
- Fish Man Pet Center at 712 N Dirksen Pkwy
- PetSmart at 3183 S Veterans Pkwy
- Petco at 2721 S Veterans Pkwy
- Pet Supplies Plus at 1895 E Sangamon Ave
Natures Select is a pet store that sells everything you need for dogs, cats, fish, and other small animals. They sell all natural food that is free of corn, wheat, soy, by-products, and chemical preservatives.
You will also find a whole line of supplies for your dog or cat, including treats, vitamins, toys, and everything else you would need. They also have a full selection of aquariums, can help with setting up an aquarium. and sell a wide variety of fish supplies.
At Fish Man Pet Center both freshwater and marine fish and invertebrates are available. Birds, small animals, reptiles and amphibians, arachnids, live aquarium plants, pond plants, goldfish and koi, and complete supplies are also sold there.
Grooming services are available at PetSmart, Petco, and Pet Supplies Plus. PetSmart and Petco also provide dog training.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Your next best friend might just be waiting one of these animal shelters in your area:
Adoptable pets, a spay/neuter program, a vaccine clinic, help with lost and found pets, and rehoming your pet are all available through the Animal Protective League. Sangamon County Animal Control has a large number of dogs and cats available for adoption on a daily basis.
They can also assist you with pet registration, lost and recovered pets, and complaints of animal neglect.
A few hours at the local dog park will make them as happy as anything:
- Stuart Park
- Washington Park
- Southwind Park
- Centennial Park
- Lincoln Park
- Iles Park
These puppy training services should get improve their behavior quickly:
Expect to find a variety of options at the above ranging from group puppy training classes to private dog training courses. Joe Blankenship has been running Dog Class Pro Dog Training for about 15 years and is a certified trainer.
He has special classes for obedience, therapy dogs, and even a train and board option where your dog stays with him for 3 weeks. In addition to puppy training Tail Command also offers dog daycare, boarding, and grooming. The PetCo and Petsmart near you also do dog training.
These dog bakeries are where to go on a special occasion:
The tasty morsels at Sweet Paw Treats dog bakery are always made with natural and fresh ingredients. Some of their more popular homemade dog treats are made with natural peanut butter or real bacon.
Pawtastic Bakery also has peanut butter treats with dog safe icing that your little buddy will love.
Local Pet Grooming
To get high quality pet grooming in your area try out:
- Ashley’s At Home Grooming at 3351 S 6th St # 5
- Doggone Gorgeous at 1208 W Jefferson St #6409
- Paw’s N Claw’s Grooming at 421 Bruns Ln
Ashley’s At Home Grooming is offering one on one grooming specifically tailored to each individual dog. Doggone Gorgeous Four Paw Salon specializes in senior and difficult dogs but all breeds of dogs and cats are also welcome.
Paw’s N Claw’s Grooming is a good place for cat grooming in addition to dogs. You can also get pet grooming in your area at PetSmart, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus, Tail Command, Laketown Animal Hospital
At the moment we are not aware of any pet cafes here. If you do know of any please mention them in the comments so we can add the info to our blog, thanks.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets check out:
- Sleep Inn at 3470 Freedom Dr
- La Quinta Inn & Suites at 1121 Lejune Dr
- Red Roof Inn at 3200 Singer Ave
- Baymont Inn & Suites at 5871 S 6th St Frontage Rd E
- Drury Inn & Suites at 3180 S Dirksen Parkway
Pet Boarding In Springfield
These Springfield pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Dal Acres West Kennel at 2508 W Jefferson St
- Pampered Pet Center at 3401 Gateway Dr
- K-9 Dog Kennels at 3346 Hazlett Rd
Any of those boarding facilities should be an excellent fit for your pet. Private apartments are provided at Pampered Pet Center, and you may check in with a video call if you start to miss them.
Laketown Animal Hospital, White Oaks West Animal Hospital, and Tail Command are some of the other places we’ve mentioned that feature pet boarding services.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best local veterinarians and hope they can fix them quick:
- Animal Emergency Clinic at 1333 Wabash Ave #A
- Laketown Animal Hospital at 1115 Stevenson Dr
- White Oaks West Animal Hospital at 2801 W White Oaks Dr
- Myers Animal Clinic at 400 West Browning Rd
- West Lake Animal Hospital at 3220 Horizon Dr
- Capitol Illini Veterinary Services at 1711 Wabash 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. If you need 24 hour emergency care for sick or injured pets the Animal Emergency Clinic is a great option.
Laketown Animal Hospital can also do grooming, in-home hospice care, and has a boarding facility. Another pet boarding facility is available at White Oaks West Animal Hospital and they can also provide veterinary care for exotic animals.
Myers Animal Clinic does emergency health care for animals during their normal business hours, can do dental work on pets, as well as home wellness visits or in-home euthanasia.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
You can get pet cremations from Tails To Remember Pet Services at 3036 N Peoria Road 24 hours a day. Myers Animal Clinic also does in-home pet euthanasia and cremations.
Licensing your dog in Springfield can be done by visiting the City Clerk’s Office or by mailing in this license request form with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. You can learn more about lost or found dogs, cats, and other pets in your area at that link.
And the curious types may want to compare the scene here with our:
- Everything Pets in St Louis Blog
- Everything Pets in Chicago Blog
- Everything Pets in Indianapolis Blog
- Everything Pets in Springfield, Missouri Blog
Have Fun With Your Pets In Springfield
After thinking about all of those pet stores, animal shelters, adoption centers, local 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.
We know our future readers would be thankful 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 Springfield, Illinois pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.