Everything we know about pets in Tucson will be covered in full detail for you today. Hopefully this will be a one stop shop where you can get all of the info you need as quickly and easily as possible.
Even though we are trying to discuss it all we still can’t think of a better way to begin than by listing the best Tucson pet stores. They should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, or other supplies and are probably the main draw to this page.
After they are out of the way we will get into the top local animal shelters for those who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet instead of buying a new one. Dog lovers in the area will really enjoy our next three sections which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries near you.
Then it will be time for you to read about pet grooming salons and dog or cat cafes near you. Anyone who travels often will enjoy our next sections which discuss local hotels that allow pets and also boarding facilities.
Our last topics will be a little bit doom and gloom like veterinarians and pet cremation services. Stick around for our local pet map at the end, and if you want to compare the scene here to other towns in the Southwest click there.
Best Pet Stores In Tucson
Visit one of the best Tucson pet stores when you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Desert Pet at 4810 E 22nd St
- Tropical Kingdom at 1761 E Prince Rd
- Animal Kingdom at 4500 N Oracle Rd
Desert Pet is a good place to buy fish, reptiles, supplies, and all kinds of pet food. If you want to buy puppies the ones for sale at Tropical Kingdom and Animal Kingdom come from some of the most respected and ethical breeders in the region.
Of course you can not only buy puppies at both but also kittens, freshwater fish, saltwater fish, reptiles, birds, and more. As the name suggests you can find more exotic animals at Tropical Kingdom.
Both obviously have all the supplies and food for dogs, cats, and other pets you will ever need as well.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
You can probably expect to find plenty of dogs and pets for adoption at your local animal shelters:
- Pima Animal Care Center at 4000 N Silverbell Rd
- Humane Society of Southern Arizona at 635 W Roger Rd
The shelter at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona has been one of the go to spots for pet adoption near you for many years. Not only can you try to adopt a dog, cat, or other pet there but they can do spay or neuter procedures, microchipping, and even unfortunate pet euthanasia services.
Both of the above local shelters are great contacts for anyone who is involved in a situation that involves a lost or found pet in the area.
You know your furry friend would love nothing more than to run around one of these dog parks:
- Christopher Columbus Dog Park
- Brandi Fenton Memorial Dog Park
- McDonald Off-Leash Park
- Smiling Dog Ranch at George Mehl Foothills Park
- Miko’s Corner Playground at Reid Park
- Purple Heart Park: Ivan’s Spot
- Flowing Wells Dog Park
- Jacobs Dog Park
These Tucson puppy trainers will have them following orders in no time:
- Building Bonds at 3755 E 34th St #109
- Dog Training Mobile at 3849 E Broadway Blvd #105
- Sol Dog Lodge & Training Center at 1895 W Prince Rd
- New Dogs Old Trix at 3042 S Quail Trail
- Garvin’s Divine Dog Training
Not only does Building Bonds have group puppy training classes in addition to private lessons for dogs, but they even do parrot training. As the name suggests Sol Dog Lodge And Training Center also is a good place to go for dog boarding.
New Dogs is another dog training facility that also provides boarding services, and you can even double up and try their board and train option. Dog Training Mobile is done by appointment only.
More options for dog and puppy training can be found at Dirty Dawgs and Central Pet.
When you visit Dogs-N-Donuts at 7743 East Broadway Boulevard you can buy one of their handmade doggie cakes, a seasonal home baked dog treat, plus they sell coffee and food for humans too! They also host quite a few events for pet lovers right in their store.
Tucson Pet Grooming
These pet groomers near you will get your dog or cat looking better than ever:
- Wags My Tail Pet Grooming at 2860 W Ina Rd #124
- Bark Avenue Dog Wash at 1011 N Pantano Rd
- Dirty Dawgs at 3055 N Campbell Ave #133
Both of the above can provide dog grooming services or have DIY self-service wash stations. Bark Avenue Dog Wash also has a large variety of healthy food for dogs and other pets, healthy treats, and stylish collars, leashes and more.
Dirty Dawgs also has puppy training classes and does dog boarding. Encanto Pet Clinic, Adobe Veterinary Center, Elevate Dog Center, Sabino Canyon Pet Resort, and Central Pet also do pet grooming in your area.
El Jefe Cat Lounge which you can find at 3025 North Campbell Avenue #141 is a cat café, not a dog or pet café. Showing up with a dog may not end well.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a local hotel that allows pets consider:
- Comfort Suites at 7007 E. Tanque Verde, Sabino Canyon
- Best Western InnSuites Foothills at 6201 N Oracle Rd
- La Quinta Inn Airport at 7001 S Tucson Blvd
- DoubleTree Suites Airport at 7051 S Tucson Blvd
- Sheraton Hotel & Suites at 5151 E Grant Rd
Pet Boarding In Tucson
These Tucson pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- Elevate Dog Center at 2509 W Zinnia Ave
- Sabino Canyon Pet Resort at 2001 N Sabino Canyon Rd
- At-Home Kennels at 9575 E Millmar Rd
- Central Pet at 2420 N Jackrabbit Ave
- VCA Valley Pet Resort at 4982 E 22nd St
We could have listed Elevate Dog Center in quite a few of our sections because in addition to kenneling they also do dog training and grooming. The Sabino Canyon Pet Resort is another place for pet boarding that also does grooming.
At-Home Kennels has temperature controlled indoor kennels with big open areas for your dogs to play in. They also provide boarding services for guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and even exotic animals.
You can get short term or long term boarding, dog training, and grooming at Central Pet. Additional options for pet boarding that we have mentioned throughout this post include Dirty Dawgs, Sol Dog Lodge And Training Center, and New Dogs.
Best Veterinarians Near You
Get your animals the quality medical attention they deserve from one of the best veterinarians in town:
- University Pet Clinic at 1506 N Tucson Blvd
- Pet Doctor at 6464 N Oracle Rd
- Veterinary Specialty Center at 4909 N La Canada Dr
- Encanto Pet Clinic at 4340 E Broadway Blvd
- Adobe Veterinary Center at 8300 E Tanque Verde Rd
You can get everything from microchipping to flea and tick prevention to pet euthanasia to emergency health care for animals at University Pet Clinic. Another place that specializes in end of life pet care is Pet Doctor who can do both euthanasia and cremations plus they insert microchips into the healthy ones.
The Veterinary Specialty Center has one of the few double boarded neurosurgeons in the country and can provide 24/7 emergency veterinary care in your area. If you have a sick or injured dog, cat, or other pet they are a good place to call any time day or night.
In addition to doing all of the standard services like microchipping, flea and tick prevention, and parasite control Encanto Pet Clinic also does grooming. At Adobe Veterinary Center they can provide veterinary care for large animals, insert microchips, and they have a pet resort if you need boarding.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
When the sad day comes you can get your dog, cat, or other pet cremated at:
- Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care at 1106 N El Dorado Pl
- Peaceful Pet In Home at 8789 E Tanque Verde Rd #309-438
We all know that most pets hate going to the vet. Well when you need end of life care services Peaceful Pet can do in home pet euthanasia so their last moments don’t have to be too stressful on them.
They also do individual and communal cremations. Other places that can do euthanasia and help with end of life pet care include University Pet Clinic and Pet Doctor.
For more information on getting pets vaccinated and licensed in Pima County click that link. Remember to contact the Humane Society of Southern Arizona if you find yourself in a situation that involves a lost or found dog, cat, or other pet.
You may also want to check out our:
- Phoenix Pet & Animal Lover Guide
- Flagstaff Pet & Animal Lover Guide
- San Diego Pet & Animal Lover Guide
- El Paso Pet & Animal Lover Guide
Have Fun With Your Pets In Tucson
After reading 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 feel a lot more confident about what comes next.
Our future readers would be really 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 Tucson pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.