The holidays are approaching and with that comes the hustle and bustle of travel, shopping, family gatherings and an overall busy time of year. Holiday trips are tough, but leaving your pet can be even tougher. If you’re headed out of town for the holidays, looking for a place to have your dog groomed for family photos, or seeking a spot to fill up your fur baby’s Christmas stocking, you’ll find everything Philadelphia has to offer for your pup in the Dog Owner’s Guide. Check out the following categories below: Boarding/Daycare, Dog parks, Vets & Clinics, Groomers, Training Services and Pet Stores & Boutiques.
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Camp Bow Wow
2850 Comly Road, Philadelphia, PA
Camp Bow Wow offers daycare and boarding. They offer spacious play areas and for overnight boarding, they offer services such as all-day play, lots of attention from staff and Campfire Treats at night. The staff is trained in dog behavior and certified in pet first aid and CPR. The facilities are monitored 24/7 and the live webcams allow pet parents to check on their dogs from anywhere.
Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas
7401 Holstein Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas offers boarding, daycare, grooming and more. The facility features luxury accommodations, state-of-the-art play yards, an attached vet practice and multiple acres of land to exhaust even the most rambunctious pets. You can book by phone or email. The facility is located near the airport.
Central Bark Philadelphia
2501 Wharton Street, Suite F, Philadelphia, PA
Central Bark Philadelphia uses a Whole Dog Care approach that aims to nurture and enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life. They offer the Enrichment Doggy Daycare Program, along with dog boarding, baths, grooming, market, training and more. You can learn more about the services they offer on their website.
Groom & Board PHL
1733 Reed Street #4748, Philadelphia, PA& 1413 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA
Groom & Board PHL offers daycare, grooming and overnight boarding. Daycare is open 7 am -7 pm, Monday through Friday and 9 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Dogs are supervised at all times, free to run and play or relax and bask in the sunshine on the window seats. Overnight boarding includes 4 – 15 minutes walks during the day, an individual sleeping suite, and so much more. Grooming is also available.
Z Dog Day Care
2617 Washington Ave #B, Philadelphia, PA
Z Dog Daycare provides a loving environment where pets get to socialize, play and get to know each other in a supervised space. They offer over 3000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor play spaces where pets can play free range. Services include daycare, boarding, dog walking and dog parties.
2617 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
What began as a small operation out of a one bedroom apartment over a decade ago has turned into one of Philadelphia’s finest and most innovative pet services around. Andrews Pack offers daycare, dog boarding and overnight services and dog walking & cat visits. The facility is located one exit away from Center City, steps away from the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Shawe’s Paws Pet Care Philadelphia
1222 S 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Shawe’s Paws Pet Care Philadelphia provides specialized care through dog walking services, overnight stays, and so much more. Extra services include taking your pet to and from vet appointments, picking up food and supplies for you, assisting with your dog at your wedding and keeping them for the night and free nail clippings with any paid service. Check out the website to learn more.
1715 McKean Street #101, Philadelphia, PA
BarkPark was founded for the urban dog owner in mind. BarkPark offers half or full day daycre, overnight care, pickup/drop off grooming and more. You can check out the packages on their website.
563 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Dog School is Philadelphia’s oldest doggie daycare and they are known to care about dogs like they are their own. Dog School provides daycare and overnight boarding and there is no mandatory crate time, it’s never ending recess for the dogs. The dogs go on walks in the middle of the day during their stay and just like kids, the Dog School provides a social life for your dog while you’re at work. Read more on the website.
ONLINE APPS & SERVICES
Book trusted, local pet sitters and walkers who will care for your pets like you would. Services include boarding, house sitting, dog walking, doggy day care and drop-in visits. All sitters pass a background check and provide a detailed profile with personal information. All sitters are approved by the Rover team of sitter specialists.
Penn’s Landing Dog Park
1 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Seger Dog Park
1001 Rodman Street, Philadelphia, PA
Roxborough Dog Park
4117 Mitchell Street, Philadelphia, PA
Palmer Doggie Depot
37 E Palmer Street, Philadelphia, PA
Piazza Dog Park
156 Wildey Street, Philadelphia, PA]
Big Dog Run
Schuylkill River Park, Philadelphia, PA
Orianna Hill Dog Run
901-913 N Orianna Street Philadelphia, PA
Lanier Dog Park
2911 Tasker Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tucker Dog Park
N Water Street & Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Columbus Square Dog Park
Columbus Park, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Animal Hospital
Philadelphia Animal Hospital was established in 1991 as a community practice to serve the needs of its constituents. In 2013, the practice relocated to a five acre pet campus in a new state-of-the-art 7,000 square foot location. They are able to comfortably accommodate many patients through the utilization of additional exam rooms and perform more complex surgeries with the addition of an oversized surgery wing. Check out their website here.
Rhawnhurst Animal Hospital
Boulevard Animal Hospital
Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic
Bree’s Animal Hospital
VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital
Mt. Airy Animal Hospital
Broad Street Animal Hospital
Fishtown Animal Hospital
2nd Street Animal Hospital
Cottman Animal Hospital
The Groomin Room
Spot’s Spot Pet Grooming
Chez Bow Wow Pet Grooming Salon
Paw Prints Professional Grooming
Stronghaus Dog Training Center
HD Dog Training
Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training
Tuff Pup Training
Sit Means Sit
Rittenhouse Square Pet Supplies
Baltimore & Fairmount Pet Shoppes
Doggie Style Pets Spruce
BONeJOUR Pet Supply & Dog Wash
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By: Sophia DeWald