PET STORES & RETAIL
10210 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 338-9111, blazinreptiles.net
This independent pet store offers reptiles and amphibians: snakes, bearded and frilled dragons, leopard geckos, alligators, monitors, chameleons, tortoises, turtles, frogs and salamanders. And there are exotic mammals such as sugar gliders, hedgehogs, chinchillas, skunks, ferrets, guinea pigs, bunnies and hamsters. Supplies and accessories include aquariums, lighting, tanks, food, filters, and nifty stuff to dress up your pet’s habitat.
1078 Ninth St. N., Jax Beach, 242-0224, catopia.biz
This full-service kitty resort and day spa caters to felines, who seem to think they deserve it more than most, with all sorts of perks and pamperings.
HOUSE OF REPTILES
5501 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1, San Marco, 348-2050, facebook.com/houseofreptiles
The knowledgeable staff can help you with all your reptilian and amphibious animal needs, from the critters themselves (including mammals, too) to supplies, habitats, live food, dry goods and more. Open daily.
MY CAPTIVATING CAVALIERS
7759 Plummer Road, Northside, 716-6162, mycaptivatingcavaliers.com
AKC registered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies, with first set of shots, Florida Health Certificates and a one-year health guarantee, are available. Parents are heart and eye clear. All puppies are crate-trained, socialized and started on potty training.
1537 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 246-0999
This pet store, serving Jacksonville and the beaches for more than 29 years, specializes in saltwater fish, freshwater fish, reptiles and and reefs, corals and plants for tanks and aquariums. Birds and bird supplies are also offered.
8467 Windypine Lane, Ortega, 626-1676, pawfectionbakery.com
Innovative wheat-free, soy-free and corn-free dog treats and cakes are made with fresh ingredients daily, right here in Jacksonville.
430 CBL Dr., St. Augustine, 824-8520, petco.com
11111 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 260-3225
950 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ste. 145, Jax Beach, 273-0964
1900 Atlantic Boulevard, Intracoastal, 997-8441
1514 C.R. 220, Fleming Island, 215-7498
463713 S.R. 200, Yulee, 225-0014
This full-service pet store offers dog training and grooming, as well as a complete selection of supplies for both domestic and exotic pets.
8801 Southside Blvd., Ste. 3, Southside, 519-8878, petsmart.com
10261 River Marsh Dr., Ste. 143, St. Johns Town Center, 997-1335
356 Monument Rd., Regency, 724-4600
1919 Wells Rd., Orange Park, 579-2362
9515 Crosshill Blvd., Ste. 113, Oakleaf, 777-8688
13141 City Station Dr., Northside, 696-0289
This pet store chain offers supplies and services for all kinds of pets — dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles — including a variety of food, healthcare items, collars, crates, grooming items, training books and pet clothing. And PetSmart has chinchillas, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats, too.
1020 Ponce de Leon Blvd. S., St. Augustine, 824-5876, petsupermarket.com
10485 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 886-9300
609 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 249-6884
835 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, 276-4042
3760 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 739-3310
4524 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-2006
This chain store has a large variety of items and brands, food, pest treatments, apparel, cages, tanks and in-store vaccination services for all kinds of pets. On weekends, most Pet Supermarkets partner with Safe Pet Rescue, offering various animals for adoption to good homes.
10400 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 13, Mandarin, 262-4646, petworldpets.com
This holistic dog and cat spa and supply store, in business for more than 25 years, also features a full grooming salon and puppies and kittens for sale. The products are natural and additive-free.
REDBONES DOG BAKERY & BOUTIQUE
809 Eighth St. S., Fernandina Beach, 321-0020, redbonesdogbakery.com
This canine-centric bakery offers more than 30 varieties of homemade doggie treats, using only all-natural human-grade ingredients, as well as all-natural premium pet foods and supplements. The boutique features collars, leashes, toys, harnesses, spa products and oral health products. Open daily.
SHERRIE’S PET SHACK
Bayard Antique Village, 12561 Philips Hwy., Southside, 547-1144, facebook.com/sherriespetshack
Sherrie’s Pet Shack Thrift & Gifts features new and gently used pet supplies and goodies and handcrafted animal-themed items and gifts. Sherrie’s buys, sells, trades and consigns. Donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit a different local animal rescue group each month. Pet adoptions and photographers, as well as pet artists and designers are on hand at various events.
DAY CARE & BOARDING
BARK AVENUE PET RESORT
10427 Alta Dr., Northside, 757-3295, barkavenue-petresort.com
This place is more than a kennel — Bark Avenue is an all-inclusive luxury pet-care and boarding facility to pamper your pals when you’re away. Professional grooming, too.
CAPTIVATING ACRES PET RESORT
7759 Plummer Road, Northside, 716-6162, captivatingacrespetresort.com
This family-owned, 14-acre facility features indoor and outdoor runs for the pet boarded while the owners are away. All pets are required to be up to date on shots. An initial interview is necessary to access the pet’s temperament to make sure it’s a good fit. Pick-up and drop-off are available for an additional fee. Reservations are recommended.
6988 U.S. 1 N., St. Augustine, 347-2363, dogtownresorts.com
DogTown USA is an all-indoor, climate-controlled facility dedicated to providing a safe, secure and friendly boarding, day-care and grooming facility for pets.
FRESH PRINTS PET LODGE & DAY RESORT
3327 Peach Dr., Southside, 642-9988, freshprintspetresort.com
This family-owned kennel caters to pets, with professional grooming, boarding, an off-leash dog park, birthday parties and special events for your furry (or not so furry) friends. Accessories and day care for dogs are also featured.
JULINGTON CREEK ANIMAL WALK
12075 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 268-6731, jcaw.com
This full-service pet resort offers lodging, day care, grooming and training. A nine-acre, off-leash dog park is also featured.
PARK STREET PAWS
2728 Park St., Riverside, 619-5946
The full-service grooming salon and retail shop, with 30 years’ experience, offers cage-free day care and boarding. Cats are welcome, too. Walk-ins accepted until 2 p.m.
5140 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 396-7529, petparadiseresort.com
14272 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-0050
125 Ponce Harbor Dr., St. Augustine, 797-9770
The mission at Pet Paradise is to create a safe, clean and fun environment for all its four-legged guests. Perks include a doggie-treat-shaped pool and late-night potty breaks, pickup and drop-off services by appointment, as well as dog and cat grooming. The Pecan Park location is by the airport.
PET RESCUE & ADOPTION
CATS ANGELS INC. SPCA
P.O. Box 16072, Fernandina Beach FL 32035, 321-2267, catsangels.com
This nonprofit, begun in 2001, helps with Fernandina’s overpopulation of felines, using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. Volunteers keep the program going and donations of supplies and money to foster kittens and cats until they’re adopted are always welcome. They run a thrift store, too, at 709 S. Eighth St., Monday-Saturday.
CLAY COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
3984 S.R. 16 W., Green Cove Springs, 269-6342, [email protected]
Offsite adoption center: 1809 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island; foster line 529-4733; rescue/adoptions/foster email: [email protected]
Clay County, First Coast No More Homeless Pets and PetSmart Charities have teamed up to offer Spay Clay, a spay/neuter and rabies vaccination of all pets of low-income Clay County residents, for only $20. No required additional charges. Free weekly transports are also available. Volunteers are always needed.
FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS
6817 Norwood Ave., Northside, 425-0005, fcnmhp.org
The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is to eliminate the killing of dogs and cats in our community through free and low-cost spay/neuter programs. FCNMHP partners with city and county animal control departments, pet stores, veterinarians and animal hospitals to help ensure homeless animals find good homes. Many events are held throughout Northeast Florida to raise funds for the animals’ care, including Country Rocks the Beach, 3 p.m. June 22 at Ybor Alvarez Youth Complex, 3243 Bailey Rd., Fernandina Beach, featuring Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, The Lacs, Jamie Davis, Rion Page, Aaron Taylor and Lauren Elise; tickets are $30. Face-to-Face with Feral Freedom Target Zero Workshop is held 7:15 a.m. Oct. 9 at Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Downtown.
FLAGLER HUMANE SOCIETY
1 Shelter Dr., Palm Coast, (386) 445-1188, flaglerhumanesociety.org
FHS’s primary responsibility is to take in homeless animals, care for them and find them homes. To maximize efforts to place animals in the most appropriate homes, FHS has begun a new campaign, Plan Alive, aiming to eliminate the need to euthanize adoptable animals because of space and/or time limitations. FHS also offers a spay/neuter program, foster parent program and microchipping. Volunteers are welcome. Fundraisers and annual county pet licensing fees help fund the programs.
FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS
2020 Forest St., Downtown, [email protected], friendsofjaxanimals.com
This nonprofit is dedicated to the mission of working directly with Animal Care & Protective Services, to benefit the lives of shelter animals by assisting with fundraising, medical care, adoption and advocate for animal welfare. Efforts include enriching the shelter environment and reducing the rate of euthanasia.
GLYNN COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES
4765 U.S. 17 N., Brunswick, Ga., (912) 554-7500, glynncountyanimals.org
GCAS promotes responsible pet ownership, provides care for homeless animals and coordinates the adoption of as many animals as possible. Located one hour north of Jacksonville, GCAS is able to help Northeast Florida families adopt a rescued animal.
JACKSONVILLE ANIMAL CARE & PROTECTIVE SERVICES
2020 Forest St., Riverside, 630-2489
Animal Care & Protective Services have hundreds of animals available for adoption 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY
8464 Beach Blvd., Southside, 725-8766, jaxhumane.org
This busy place hosts pet adoption events. During June, July and August, Jax Humane Society is among 50 shelters chosen nationwide to compete in the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a contest to see which community can come together to save the most pet lives this summer. JHS also partners with PetSmart Charities, offering adoptions for $25 for spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped pets. Animals older than 3 are free. All dog adoptions include heartworm preventive, while supplies last. Camp Paw Prints, held 8 a.m.-noon weekdays, June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, July 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9, is to help find homeless animals a home. Campers ages 7-13 are placed on teams and assigned a dog, then work to get it adopted. Campers learn how to teach basic obedience, as well as exercise and groom the dog. Other activities include arts & crafts, games, guest speakers and a tour of the Humane Society. The cost is $150 per week session per child, which includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, snacks and drinks and all activities and materials.
LUCKY CAT ADOPTIONS
P.O. Box 8490, Fleming Island FL 32006, 888-545-4167, luckycatadoptions.org
The all-volunteer nonprofit cat rescue organization’s mission is to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned cats and kittens throughout the Jacksonville metropolitan area, through the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless felines from animal shelters, found stray, abandoned, neglected and/or abused.
MAYPORT CATS INC.
318-0789, [email protected]
This nonprofit organization tends to the health and welfare of the feral and abandoned cats in the fishing village of Mayport, using the TNR program — Trap, Neuter and Release. The all-volunteer staff at Mayport Cats accepts donations of food, blankets, sheets and towels. A tax-deductible donation helps spay/neuter/vaccinate one local feral cat.
NASSAU COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES
86078 License Rd., Fernandina Beach, 491-7440, nassaucountyfl.com
NCAS promotes and protects public safety and animal care through sheltering, adoption programs, education and animal law enforcement.
THE OLD DOG HOUSE
1650 Margaret St., Ste. 302, PMB 137, Riverside, 419-7387, theolddoghouse.org
This rescue group for older and senior dogs, located in Northeast Florida, is a nonprofit, 501c3 charity that always needs volunteers to take in these dogs.
[email protected], pitsisters.org
This local pitbull rescue organization focuses on saving animals from shelters throughout Northeast Florida. Volunteers help with rehabilitation, care and feeding of pitbulls until they can be adopted.
SAFE ANIMAL SHELTER
2913 C.R. 220, Middleburg, 276-7233, safeanimalshelter.com
The mission of this no-kill shelter is to provide a temporary safe haven for abused, abandoned, lost and unwanted cats and dogs until they can be adopted into a permanent home. SAS also advocates spay/neuter as the only means to control animal overpopulation. Volunteers and donations are welcome.
TRAINING & GROOMING
A1A DOG TRAINING
1665 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, 377-0037, a1adogtraining.com
A1A Dog Training offers private canine problem-solving, group classes in obedience and agility and training for service and therapy dogs in Northeast Florida.
GREEN DOG SPA
11048 Baymeadows Way, Ste. 7, Baymeadows, 683-5301, greendogspa.com
The full-service grooming salon, which practices a natural, holistic approach to dog and cat care, offers haircuts, spa packages, facials, body scrubs, pawdicures, aromatherapy, teeth-cleaning, de-shedding and special needs massages. Green Dog Spa also features accessories, treats, supplements and clothing.
JIM’S DOGHOUSE, INC.
671 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 249-3272
For more than 37 years, Jim’s Doghouse has been offering expert dog and cat grooming, pet supplies, tick dipping and bathing.
1204 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 270-8494, k9hairstyles.com
The professional dog groomers have been serving the Beaches for more than 12 years, specializing in grooming young, geriatric and difficult pets. Owner Michaelle Boyajian, a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America with more than 30 years’ experience, offers ear-cleaning, hand-massaged bath, brush-out, gentle no-heat-fan coat dry, breed-specific haircuts, nail-trimming and filing, anal gland expression, deshedding, dematting and tear stain removal.
12041 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1, Southside, 683-0187, preciouspetgroomingsalon.com
Professional certified groomer Laura Assuncao offers grooming for all breeds of cats and dogs, featuring show styles, scissoring, shed-outs and shampooing, as well as teeth-cleaning, gland treatments and nail polishing. Tony Assuncao offers K9 dog training and obedience training. Precious Pet, in business for more than 22 years, also boards pets, long-term or day care, and helps rescued dogs get adopted.
SOCIETY PET SPA
1665 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, 829-2737, staughumane.org
The dog grooming salon offers everything from basic baths to breed-specific haircuts, pawdicures and facials. Proceeds benefit St. Augustine Humane Society’s charity programs.
VETERINARY & EMERGENCY SERVICES
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF MANDARIN
9776 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 5, Mandarin, 262-2953, animalclinicofmandarin.com
The full-service veterinary clinic, located in the heart of Mandarin, offers a variety of services, including boarding, X-rays, EKG, dentistry, skin care and geriatric care to surgeries. Heartworm, and flea and tick prevention, advice and medications are also featured.
ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF HODGES
13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 105, Intracoastal, 992-1888, hodgesanimalhospital.com
The veterinary hospital offers preventive care, boarding and emergency care. The knowledgeable team also makes house calls. An annual vaccine is $99; a complete annual checkup with blood work is $199.
ATLANTIC EAST PET CENTER
519 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 246-8300, atlanticeastpetcenter.com
Dr. John Green and Dr. Erin Bendick, at this full-service veterinary hospital patronized by locals for more than 35 years, offer surgical and therapeutic laser services to ensure your pet has comprehensive veterinary care.
BARTRAM PARK ANIMAL HOSPITAL
13760 Old St. Augustine Rd., Julington Creek, 402-8222, bartramparkanimals.com
Bartram Park Hospital, a full-service facility, offers well-pet plans, preventive care, vaccines and dental work, as well as medical or surgical intervention. It’s also a credentialed center for stem cell therapy (vet-stem).
CLAY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
2230 Filmore St., Orange Park, 276-7729, clayhumane.org
The Clay County Humane Society is a not-for-profit, low-cost spay and neuter clinic that provides all forms of affordable veterinary care.
EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE PET HOSPITAL
14185 Beach Blvd., Ste. 7, Intracoastal, 223-8000, 911-vet.com
This pet hospital provides emergency and critical care services for the Northeast Florida pet community. They’re open nights, weekends and all major holidays.
HERSCHEL ANIMAL CLINIC
4030 Herschel St., Avondale, 389-0364
Serving Northeast Florida since 1960, this clinic provides basic wellness and preventive veterinary services at affordable rates.
HIRSCH ANIMAL HOSPITAL
220 Valley Circle, Ponte Vedra, 285-0023, hirschanimalhospital.com
Cary Hirsch, DVM, and Martina Sander, DVM, have been providing professional services, using state-of-the-art equipment, for 11 years. The small-animal clinic services include skin allergy testing, Western and Eastern medical and surgical care, spay/neuter, vaccines, acupuncture, internal medicine, dental care, nutrition counseling (holistic and non-holistic diet plans), ophthalmology and eye, ear, nose and throat care, as well as boarding and grooming.
OCEANVIEW VETERINARY HOSPITAL
1210 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 246-3600, oceanviewvet.vetsuite.com
This full-service veterinary medical facility, using the most advanced treatment protocols, offers bathing, boarding, endoscopy, microchipping, surgery, vaccinations, dental care, nutrition counseling, parasite prevention and control, and wellness exams. Oceanview sees dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, reptiles, rabbits and small mammals and exotic pets.
PET DOCTORS OF AMERICA
14333 Beach Blvd., Ste. 42, Intracoastal, 223-5700, petdoctorsofamerica.com
1103 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 853-6223
Pet Doctors of America is a professional veterinary medical center that provides animal healthcare, focusing on patient care and customer service, as well as full-service boarding and grooming services. Open daily.
ST. AUGUSTINE VETERINARY EMERGENCY CARE
2090 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 797-5770, staugveter.com
The mission of this medical facility is to provide emergency animal care in a caring environment. The professional staff is committed to the well-being of every pet and the peace of mind of every pet owner.
ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
2107 Mango Place, San Marco, 674-7223, saintfrancisanimalhospital.org
St. Francis Animal Hospital is a nonprofit full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide quality, affordable healthcare to owned pets. Open daily until 11 p.m., St. Francis’ services include emergency care, digital x-ray, surgeries, dentals and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
DOG PARKS & ACTIVITIES
PAINTING WITH A TWIST
292 S.R. 312, St. Augustine, (386) 965-7066, paintingwithatwist.com/staugustine
This is different — the pet owner paints a portrait of their pet in a class or at a party. Bring your own refreshments and have fun while professional art instructors guide even the worst artists to render a reasonable facsimile of their beloved Fido or Fluffy.
THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING
2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188, jacksonvillelanding.com
The Jacksonville Landing hosts Yappy Hour six times a year. It’s a tail-waggin’ good time for you and your pooch. B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Dog) for costume contests, live music and other canine-centric activities, held 2-5 p.m. Sept. 15, Oct. 13 and Dec. 8.
O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB
1521 Margaret St., Riverside, 854-9300, obrothersirishpub.com
O’Brothers Irish Pub welcomes pets to their large outdoor patio, when accompanied by a human. Free unlimited water served in a private water bowl, plus possible access to their human’s “doggie” bag, based on the pet owner’s mood.
OTHER PET RESOURCES
AT THE VERY LEASH PET CARE SERVICES OF JAX
757 Camp Johnson Rd., Orange Park, 469-6647, attheveryleashjax.com
The pet-care facility offers pet-sitting, dog-walking and poop-scooping services.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM
214 N. Hogan St., Ste. 6004, Downtown, 255-8440, guardianadlitem.org
Canine guardians ad litem, trained by Pet Therapy Inc., provide therapeutic comfort, social interaction and engagement for abused children. Volunteer with your pet to help local kids.
MY PET EXPO
TicToc Events presents My Pet Expo, the area’s first all-inclusive pet-friendly expo, to be held noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Southside. More than 100 exhibitors in 16 categories are on hand. Onsite adoptions, dog trainers, pet care discussions and all manner of pet accessories are featured.
PAW PRINTS PET CREMATORY
5570 Florida Mining Blvd. S., Ste. 610, Southside, 383-7387, pawprintspetcrematory.com
The locally owned pet crematory Paw Prints is committed to providing professional and caring services at an affordable and reasonable cost for Northeast Florida’s pet community.
Customize shirts, mugs, calendars, key chains and other novelty items with your pet’s picture. Great for proud pet parents, dog park meet-ups and yappy hours.
PURRS ‘N’ WOOFS
1650 Margaret St., Ste. 302, PMB 137, Riverside, 316-3955, purrsnwoofs.com
Professional, affordable in-home pet-sitting and dog-walking service for Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill neighborhoods.
SUMMER SOCIAL ADOPTION BENEFIT
The adoption benefit is held 4-9 p.m. June 22 at Smitty’s Bar, 3553 Kori Rd., Mandarin. The Old Dog House, a local nonprofit, aims to help older dogs get adopted with this social gathering featuring raffles and activities.
WAGS & WHISKERS
The pet-sitting service handles a variety of pets in the home while the owners are away. Routines can be maintained, keeping the pet calm and happy. And you won’t have to bug and beg your friends and neighbors to look in on your pet.
The businesses and organizations listed here are based on those places that completed our form, either online or by fax.