Hello and welcome to our post on everything we know about pets in Winnipeg. Whether you are a current owner or trying to find a new special friend there should be plenty of info here to help you out.
Our opening section will be about the best Winnipeg 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. Local dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries will be discussed in full detail.
Then we will dive into pet grooming and pet cafes around town. Hotels that allow furry friends to check in will also get their own section for any out of towners that are reading this.
Or if you are planning to take a trip yourself the best places for pet boarding near you will also be covered. We will begin to wrap this up with some unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation.
At the end there is a local map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. For more of our Canada pet guides click there.
Best Pet Stores In Winnipeg
Head to one of the best Winnipeg pet stores if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or other supplies:
- Best West Pet Foods at 1150 St James St
- Thrive Pet Food Market at 1604 St Mary’s Rd
- Pets 101 at 2573 Portage Ave
- Pet Valu at 2136 McPhillips St
- One Spoiled Kitty at 1325 Portage Ave
- Petland at 1546 Regent Ave W
There will be a wide variety of collars, leashes, toys, carriers, beds, and other pet supplies at each of those stores. Plus you can find healthy pet foods for dogs, cats, and other animals.
Best West Pet Foods also does grooming. Pets 101 offers a clean well-stocked store with a huge selection of quality products at competitive prices. They provide professional grooming as well.
Pet Valu has a large assortment of pet food, treats, toys, and accessories, as well as animal care experts that are specially trained to assist you choose the finest nutrition and supplies, all at reasonable pricing. Furthermore, they offer a variety of services like grooming, adoption, and self-serve dog-wash stations.
One Spoiled Kitty is a pet store for cats and cat lovers. Food, litter, toys, bedding, harnesses, leashes, and other cat supplies are all available. They also sell clothing, mugs, games, coffee, pillows, socks, slippers, shopping bags, and other items for cat lovers.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
You can find plenty of dogs and pets for adoption at these local animal shelters:
- Winnipeg Humane Society at 45 Hurst Way
- Craig Street Cats at 16-1421 St James St
The shelter at the Winnipeg Humane Society has an emergency pet food bank for animals, can assist with pet licensing or insurance, and of course they have an animal shelter with adoptable dogs, cats, and sometimes other pets.
Craig Street Cats is the only organization in the area that actively works to reduce the stray cat population in the city. They have many adoptable kittens and cats waiting to be rescued.
Both of the above would be very good contacts for anyone that is involved in a situation involving a lost or found dog, cat, or other pet in the area.
Nothing will make your furry friend happier than spending some time at one of these dog parks in your area:
- Maple Grove Dog Park
- King’s Park
- Kil-cona Dog Park
- Charleswood Dog Park
- Bonnycastle Dog Park
- Bourkevale Park
- Brenda Leipsic Dog Park
- Westview Dog Park
These puppy trainers near you will have them following orders in no time:
- Wooftopia Dog Training & Recreation Centre at 25 Otter St
- Training Loyal Companions at 3450 Pembina Hwy
- Paws Unleashed at 1107 Fife St
Most puppy trainers will also do daycare if you need someone to watch them for a few hours. You can even get grooming services from Training Loyal Companions.
Those who want custom or personalized dog training for all breeds and ages can get it from Pro K9. Remember that the Humane Society also can help with dog training.
Pride & Groom, The Dog Loft, and The Pawsh Dog also do training.
For a real special treat visit one of these dog bakeries:
You can get doggie birthday cakes, peanut butter treats, pig ears, or even dehydrated rabbits feet from The Barkery Dog Treats. Planet Pup Doggy Bakery also bakes grain free dog birthday cakes but they ask that you make a reservation a month or two in advance.
Winnipeg Pet Grooming
These Winnipeg pet groomers will get your dog or cat looking their best for sure:
- Barks n’ Bubbles Pet Spa at 453 D Pembina Hwy
- Pride & Groom at 569 Academy Rd
- Green Dog Pet Grooming at 1863 Ness Ave
- Happy Dog’s Grooming at 1021 McPhillips St
Barks n’ Bubbles Pet Spa only focuses on dog grooming, sorry cat owners. Pride & Groom also has a pet boarding facility, dog walking, and has training classes for puppy socialization and housebreaking.
Green Dog Pet Grooming is committed to using ecologically friendly products and recycling as much as possible. The salon is an open concept area with plenty of free space, ex-pens, and kennels. Appointments are required for any grooming and nail clipping services.
Happy Dog’s Grooming is a premium grooming salon focusing on dog’s appearance and their well-being. They provide full grooming services, nail trimming, and styling.
Other venues we have listed throughout the post that also do animal grooming include Pets 101, Pet Valu, Best West Pet Foods, Birchwood Animal Hospital, Training Loyal Companions, The Dog Loft, and The Pawsh Dog.
The first cat café in Winnipeg is Miss J. La’s Fur Babies Cat Café located at 224 Henderson Hwy. Many of the cats at the café are adoptable. We do want to make it clear this is a cat café, not an all pet café, dogs are not welcome.
Hotels That Allow Pets
If you are visiting and need a hotel that allows pets stay at:
- The Fairmont Winnipeg at 2 Lombard Place
- Best Western Plus (Airport) at 1715 Wellington Ave
- The Fort Garry Hotel at 222 Broadway
- Victoria Inn Hotel at 1808 Wellington Ave
- Clarion Hotel & Suites at 1445 Portage Ave
Pet Boarding In Winnipeg
When you need to leave town use one of these Winnipeg pet boarding facilities:
- Happy Tails Pet Resort & Spa at 596 St Anne’s Rd
- The Dog Loft Inc. at 245 Marion St
- The Pawsh Dog Inc. at 3330 Portage Ave
- Centennial Animal Hospital at 2747 Pembina Hwy
- Golden Pet Home at 3560 Pembina Hwy
Golden Pet Home offers the most exquisite dog and cat boarding in Winnipeg. They also provide premium pet daycare as well as full-service dog and cat grooming for a variety of breeds and sizes.
Craig Street Cats from the animal shelters list, Pride & Groom from the grooming list, as well as Wooftopia Dog Training & Recreation Centre and Paws Unleashed from the training list also have a pet boarding facility.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If medical problems arise head to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- Birchwood Animal Hospital at 2595 Portage Ave
- Animal Hospital of Manitoba at 995 Main St
- McLeod Veterinary Hospital at 880 McLeod Ave
- Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre at 100 – 350 North Town Rd
- Southglen Veterinary Hospital at 730 St Anne’s Rd
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 the above. For 24 hour critical and emergency care contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre at +1 204-452-0911.
Southglen Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week and will take late night appointments, while McLeod Veterinary Hospital also has emergency vet services. The Animal Hospital of Manitoba will work on all types of pets except for reptiles and birds.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Precious Pet Cremation can pick up your deceased pet from any clinic in town and then return the ashes to your home. Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre as well as Southglen Veterinary Hospital from the veterinarians list also offer euthanasia.
You can find more information on pet licensing in Winnipeg at that link. We have also written local guides for animals for these towns:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Winnipeg
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.
You could really help all of our readers out by mentioning if you noticed anything incorrect, or by sharing your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Winnipeg pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.