Pets in Charlottesville

Up to 55% Off Dog Daycare at Happy Hounds Doggie Day Care


$46 $23

Staffers supervise play sessions in a spacious backyard and oversee pets' needs and comfort during indoor stays

Veterinary Services

Short Pump

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Treadmill Fitness for Dogs


$40 $19

Dogs learn to exercise on a treadmill, helping them stay active at home or at the facility whenever the weather turns for the worse

Up to 51% Off Dog Daycare and Boarding


$60 $30

Pet owners drop off dogs to enjoy days or nights in air-conditioned quarters with common areas to play with fellow canines

Up to 54% Off at Posh Pets Grooming


$80 $40

Grooming package with a 15–30-minute deep brushing, bath, nail trimming, ear and teeth cleaning, and anal-gland expression

Half Off Pet Microchipping


$60 $30

Veterinarians implant a microchip to help shelters identify lost pets and retreive their owner's contact information

Up to 60% Off Pet Boarding


$165.20 $69

Out-of-town owners can check up on their pets via a private live-camera feed as their dogs and cats play between brightly colored walls

64% Off Dog or Cat Wellness Exam at Clocktower Animal Hospital


$69 $25

Seasoned veterinarians with years of experience treat clients' pooches or kitties with thorough wellness exams 7 days a week

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Sheridan Stables’s encouraging instructors school fledgling equestrians in the way of the horse during hunter- and Western–style riding lessons, which prepare students to navigate miles of green pastures and trails. A 90- to 120-minute session atop one of the stable’s easygoing horses breaks down the fundamentals of steed steering and spares riders the hassle of converting their mopeds to run on oats. Lights flood the 250'x175' riding arena after dark, allowing nighttime riders to practice jumps or basic riding techniques. Sheridan Stables’ trail rides strengthen horse-and-rider companionship, interweaving with public dirt paths, open fields, ponds, and woods. Trail rides can last as little as one hour or as long as half a day, depending on the rider’s comfort level and whether the horse agrees to pay for lunch.

6162 Venable Rd.
Kents Store,

The Dude Ranch Pet Resort’s “next-generation facility” is the culmination of five years of research and consulting with pet-care professionals and dog owners. Situated on 47 acres of picturesque landscape—including fields, lakes, and forests—the resort eschews cinder blocks and chain-link fences for climate-controlled, stainless-steel villas that won’t attract mold or bacteria. At daycare, charges romp across 15,000 square feet of outdoor play yards that feature double trapdoors. Overnight guests bunk on platform beds in private suites or deluxe villas, surrounded by soothing background music and continuously filtered air. Cats, too, are welcome to rest in their own exclusive area replete with nail scratchers and catnip toys. While pets snooze, the staff remains on duty, walking the halls to ensure dogs are safe and not staying up too late telling ghost stories. The resort also offers grooming sessions and training classes that range from basic obedience to dog-show skills.

11015 Dude Ranch Road
Glen Allen,

While away on vacation, pet owners imagine their four-legged charges wagging their tails contentedly when they are under the care of Paws and Claws Pet Services. The owner-operator draws from 30 years of animal experience when tailoring pet-sitting services to clients’ needs. Besides fulfilling basic pet needs such as food, water, exercise, and allowing them time to watch Face the Nation, sitters bathe pets, escort them to the vet or groomer, and clean up waste in the yard or litter box. They also turn lights on and off and collect mail to give the impression that someone is home. In line with their commitment to animal welfare, the staff donates 5% of the company's income to the Richmond Animal League for homeless dogs and cats.

4329 Oxbridge Rd
North Chesterfield,

Whether you have your pets groomed for show or sheer necessity, our Professional Groomers can keep them looking gorgeous and ready to take on the world.

Our experienced groomers are ready to show what makes Studio 7 stand apart!

3427 Waterlick Rd

Backed by an armory of natural shampoos and soaps, the groomers at Shampooches Salon & Spaw untangle and trim coats, leaving pups to strut out in a well-groomed parade with tongues lolling happily. Flea and tick treatments keep pests at bay, and trimming around the ears leaves pooches ready to listen for the sounds of other dogs barking or coaches discovering loopholes that allow canines in the league.

28 Dunlop Village
Colonial Heights,

To say that Far Fetched Tales' head trainer, Pamela, has a way with animals would be a major understatement. Her 30 years of experience include time spent working on a farm and showing and training horses, and her own prized corgis, Harley and Jo Dee have won seven national titles combined. Throughout her career, Pamela has helped well-meaning dogs overcome a variety of behavioral issues, from jumping and chewing to separation anxiety and poker addictions, using techniques that focus on positive reinforcement. Beyond training neighborhood pooches to sit and stay, Pamela also offers agility training for pets and owners who are interested in qualifying for competitions, as well as pet sitting and training for service and therapy dogs.

6988 US 1 North
St. Augustine,