The local Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee pet stores. Puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies may all be purchased at them so they will probably help the most of you out.
The best local animal shelters for dog and cat adoption will be up next. Following that we will get into 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. Make sure to look at our EverythingPetsNearYou map towards the end so you can find out which spots are closest to where you are right now.
Best Pet Stores In Tallahassee
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 Tallahassee can handle most of your needs:
- Carol’s Critters at 2401 W Pensacola St # H
- Panhandle Pet Supply at 400 Capital Cir SE # 9
- EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming at 6668-2 Thomasville Rd
- Petco at 1624 Governors Square Blvd
- PetSmart at 3220 Capital Cir NE
You should be able to buy all kinds of pet foods, treats, collars, leashes, toys, carriers, and other supplies at any of those local pet stores. Since 1991 Carol’s Critters has been the only locally owned and operated home for pets and all of their needs in your area.
They sell a variety of exotic pets as well as a wide variety of pet supplies. At EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming you can tell they do grooming but they also offer home deliveries, rescue events, sitting, walking, and taxi for pets.
There are 2 Petsmarts and 2 Petcos in your area and both should sell all the food and supplies you need plus they generally offer a few standard services.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Think about visiting one of these animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
- Big Dog Rescue at 9019 Reshard Ln
- Leon County Humane Society at 413 Timberlane Rd
- Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor at 1881-B N MLK Jr Blvd
Big Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue of as many dogs from abuse, abandonment, euthanasia, or natural disaster as possible. Leon County Humane Society is dedicated to matching families with homeless pets, advocating for animals in need, and educating the community about responsible pet ownership.
600-900 animals find their way to LCHS every year through various means including transfer from crowded animal shelters, surrender by owners who can no longer care for their pet, and rescue from cruel and neglectful situations. Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor works graciously with local animal hospitals to provide animals with wellness care, medical treatments, and surgery.
On a sunny day these dog parks near you are where they can have a great time:
- All Saints
- Tom Brown
- San Luis Mission Park
To speed up their learning curve sign up for one of these puppy training services in your area:
- The Puppy Ladies at 3092 Hawks Landing Dr
- Morgan’s Dog Training at 682 McDonnell Dr #105
- Top Tier K9 at 1355 E Lafayette St
- A Dog Gone Good
Top Tier K9 trains dog handlers and dog trainers from all over the world through their academy that is rated as one of the top dog trainer schools in the entire world. They apply quality assurance and controls that are unmatched in the dog training industry while training both canines and humans.
From puppy training to teaching old dogs new tricks A Dog Gone Good specialize in helping them with everyday doggie manners and solving complex canine behavior problems.
Naturally Healthy Pet at 1850 Thomasville Road carries a wide selection of quality, natural dog food, cat food & treats including single protein, grain free, holistic, organic and raw foods.
Make sure your dog or cat is looking their best by taking them to a local pet groomer:
- Lakeside Grooming at 3976 N Monroe St
- Pet Paradise at 2900 Commonwealth Blvd
- Awesome Pet Wash at 1219 N Duval St # A
- The Pink Poodle at 3048 W Tharpe St #7th
Whether large, small, social or solo, Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa gives all dogs and cats a vacation of their own. Their comprehensive boarding experience ensures that your pet feels right at home.
Of course they also offer great grooming near you or we wouldn’t have listed them here, and another good option can be found at EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming.
Pet Cafes In Tallahassee
Dog, cat, or other pet cafes in Tallahassee are good places for them (or you) to make a new friend:
Fat Cat Cafe is a non-profit cat cafe focused on adoptable kitties, delicious coffee, and a groovy atmosphere. Tally Cat Café is a coffee and wine bar that proudly serves Lucky Goat coffee, espresso, cold brew, and other drinks as well as a selection of pastries from local bakeries.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are trying to find a hotel that allows pets we suggest:
- La Quinta Inn at 2905 N Monroe St
- Hyatt House at 1100 Railroad Ave
- SpringHill Suites at 1481 Timberlane Rd
Pet Boarding In Tallahassee
These Tallahassee pet boarding services should give them a comfortable rest:
- Boarding Buddy at 3938 Magellan Trail
- Wagland Kennel at 9572 Mahan Dr
- Camp MoJo’s at 2595 Centerville Rd
Their friendly and attentive family will do everything possible to ensure Boarding Buddy truly feels like a home away from home for your pup. Whether you need to board your dog for an overnight stay, for the weekend, a holiday, or extended care, your dog will spend their days enjoying supervised open play with their Buddys, and their nights enjoying restful sleep.
Wagland Dog Kennel has been serving your area for almost 30 years as a boarding facility only. That way they can provide an environment that is the best for your pet’s safety and well-being.
The dog-lovers at MoJo’s have been providing Tallahassee dogs with daycare and boarding since 2004. Their old friends have known them as MoJo’s Backyard in the past, but now they are moving on to a camp.
Pet Paradise and The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort also provide pet boarding.
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:
- The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at 2528 Capital Cir SE
- Northwood Animal Hospital at 1881-B N MLK Jr Blvd B
- Capital Circle Veterinary Hospital at 1826 Capital Cir NE
- Tallahassee Veterinary Hospital at 2323 Centerville Rd
Each of those animal hospitals 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.
The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort offers full service companion animal medicine and surgery. If you need 24/7 emergency veterinary service you can contact Northwood Animal Hospital at 850-385-8181.
Their professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly-valued patients. Capital Circle Veterinary Hospital performs routine check-ups on your pet’s teeth and gums while also recommending full dental cleanings when indicated. EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming also offers some vet services.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
North Florida Animal Hospital is a good option for pet cremation and euthanization services. We are almost done but we still want to share some useful links like these for lost and found pets in your area, these for currently adoptable animals, and this one that breaks down the local pet licensing laws.
Some of you may also want to check out our posts on:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Tallahassee
Now that you have read 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 know our future visitors 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 Tallahassee pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.