Looking for a new home is difficult enough, and places that aren’t pet-friendly only add to the frustration. Fortunately, Staples Mill Townhomes is one of the most pet-friendly apartments in Richmond, VA. We understand that you consider your pet to be a part of the family, so we put together a list of useful tips to help you and your pet become familiar with some local pet-friendly services and facilities in the area.
It’s important to keep your pet healthy and vaccinated. Whether your pet needs a serious surgery or a routine checkup, there are several animal hospitals in the area. Cary Street Veterinary Hospital, located in downtown Richmond, is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. They offer microchipping, wellness exams, specialized care for puppies and kittens, acupuncture and emergency care. Broad Street Veterinary Hospital is another trusted option in Richmond. For more than 75 years they’ve helped care for pets by providing immunizations, pain management care, non-invasive diagnostic imaging, and medical evaluations.
Daycare and Boarding
Pet boarding often has a negative connotation and might make you feel guilty for leaving your pet behind, but not if you do your research to choose the right place. Broughton’s Kennel is located just outside of Richmond and is full of amenities that will give your pet a vacation of their own. The kennel is located in a woodsy, park-like setting, providing plenty of space for your pet to be active. They offer nature walks, swimming, full-service grooming, and daycare.
Dog’s Day Inn is an all-inclusive facility, so you don’t have to worry about paying for any hidden charges. Their three kennel buildings are all climate-controlled and have 24/7 indoor and outdoor access. Your pet will receive at least two exercise sessions per day in dog groups that are based on size and temperament. Your pet will also get a check-out grooming treatment.
Grooming is an often overlooked component of your pet’s well-being, and nearby Dogma Grooming & Pet Needs maintains the highest standards of grooming. The spa uses natural products during treatments and sells health-conscious products in it extensive retail section. They offer conditioning treatments, a treatment that helps to prevent shedding, nail trimming, and more. Haircuts and bath treatments are completely individualized based on the dog’s and owner’s wishes.
There are only a handful of dog parks near Richmond, VA. There are four designated pet-friendly parks in Richmond: Byrd Park, the Chimborazo dog park, Forest Hill Park and Baker Field. Barker Field is Richmond’s first dog park. The fenced, multi-acre dog park is in a wooded area and always has visitors in all types of weather, all year long. There are separate play areas for large and small dogs. Dorey Dog Park is a short drive away in Henrico County. It’s the county’s first public dog park and there are designated play areas for large and small dogs.
It’s important to include your pet in the decision-making process. Look for a home with plenty of pet-friendly places nearby to help you and your pet feel comfortable in your new neighborhood.