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
(215) 613-8223

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
(215) 365-4555

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
(267) 861-2275

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
(215) 738-3005

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
(267) 571-9738

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.

Andrews Pack

2617 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 989-8468

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
(215) 680-2917

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.

BarkPark South

1715 McKean Street #101, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 462-1585

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.

Dog School

563 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 327-8580

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.



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

7401 Holstein Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

7905 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 333-8888

Boulevard Animal Hospital

1913 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic

10902 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, PA

Bree’s Animal Hospital

7436 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital

12121 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 632-2525

Mt. Airy Animal Hospital

114 E Mt. Airy Ave., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 248-1886

Broad Street Animal Hospital

5905 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 424-2470

Fishtown Animal Hospital

233 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

2nd Street Animal Hospital

966 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 516-7000

Cottman Animal Hospital

1012 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 745-9030

The Groomin Room

7540 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA & 3828 Morrell Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 624-7666
The Groomin Room was established in 1996 and is a true pet salon. They groom all breeds of dogs and cats, and pamper your pet so every visit is enjoyable. All groomers have years of experience and have attended The New York School of Dog Grooming and The Pennsylvania School of Dog Grooming.

Spot’s Spot Pet Grooming

123 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 687-7928
Spot’s Spot pet grooming is a small neighborhood full service grooming salon. They offer everything from a basic walk in nail trim, to a modified pet cut, to a breed or show cut. They offer basic shaves or something much more detailed.

Chez Bow Wow Pet Grooming Salon

707 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 923-2992
Chez Bow Wow is a unique pet grooming salon and spa that caters to the needs of all pets. The highly trained groomers are knowledgeable in all breed grooming methods and styles. They offer convenient drop off and pick up times so your pet’s stay is short and comfortable.

Paw Prints Professional Grooming

6134 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Paw Prints is a full service and self serve grooming facility. Whether your dog is large or small, Paw Prints will take care of them all.

Stronghaus Dog Training Center

2437 Axe Factory Road, Bordentown, NJ
(215) 308-6649
Stronghaus provides private one on one dog training lessons at their location or board and training program. You can find the following types of dog training at Stronghaus: puppy and obedience training, pet and body guard training, dog behavior modification, security dog training and schutzhund training.

HD Dog Training

450 N 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(484) 443-3641
HD Dog Training offers private training lessons that are designed to be taught to you at your home, as well as eCourses and community, an 8-week basic obedience program packed with information. Online private classes are also available, as well as puppy training packages.

Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training

38 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 571-9549
Opportunity Barks offers puppy socials, private training, group classes and more. They are science-based rewards-based, balanced trainers that are sure to help you.

Tuff Pup Training

(631) 379-6850
Tuff Pup Training is Philadelphia’s puppy experts, offering private, at-home dog training programs. They specialize in puppy training, but also offer programs for adolescent manners and behavior consultations for a wide range of behavior issues.

Sit Means Sit

701 E Elm Street, Conshohocken, PA
(215) 593-0539
Sit Means Sit Dog Training provides professional dog and puppy obedience training in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. They are experienced in helping your dog build the confidence, positivity and obedience they need to be a happy and healthy pup.

Rittenhouse Square Pet Supplies

135 S 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 569-2555
Find natural pet food, treats, toys and products. If you can’t find it in the store, they’ll order it for you. Products are available for delivery through postmates.

Baltimore & Fairmount Pet Shoppes

4532 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA & 2024 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA
At Baltimore Pet Shoppe, you’ll find the best range of products for your pet. They supply fun, safe, and healthy items to help improve your pet’s life. If you can’t find it in stores, they’ll get their hands on it for you.

Doggie Style Pets Spruce

1635 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 545-5900
Doggie Style Pets is a one stop shop for all of your pet’s needs. You’ll find high quality foods, thoughtfully curated supplies, nose to tail grooming and even dog training. When you shop locally with Doggie Style, a portion of the proceeds helps fund their non-profit, Saved Me, whose mission is to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters.

West Pets

4015 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 387-7387
West Pets is a small, independent pet supply store with a self service dog wash. If there are any favorite brands of products that you love and don’t see in stores, they will work to accomodate your pet’s needs and desires.

BONeJOUR Pet Supply & Dog Wash

53 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
BONeJOUR Pet Boutique is based in historic Philadelphia. From nutritious training snacks to the best harnesses in the world – you’ll find everything you need for your pet in store.

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By: Sophia DeWald

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