It is difficult to express in words what our pets mean to us. No matter what breed or age, where we find them or how we find them, they are a part of you and your home. You love them strong, and they love you even more. Well cats might be another matter, but as long as we feed them, right? Through thick and thin, pets will forever remain a powerful symbol of family, loyalty, and emotional support. So why not treat them with the best? Lakewood Ranch is no stranger to local animal love and support services including pet boarding and spas, animal clinics / hospitals, specialty pet stores and shops, centers adoption and more. If you are looking for a new furry family member or looking for exceptional care for your current pet, come to LWR for all the needs of your wet nosed companions.
Photo courtesy of Bayside Pet Resort
ANIMAL RESORTS | BAORDING
Bayside Pet Resort The Pet Care Teams are made up of compassionate, highly skilled and friendly local people who are truly committed to the well-being of your pet. Knowing that you and your pet have unique personality traits and preferences, they invest the time necessary to learn more about the two of you and to deliver the best possible experience. In addition to amenities such as personalized itineraries and maid service, Bayside guests receive a daily multi-point health inspection from supervisory staff. Upon departure, they will give you a full report of your pet’s stay, including details about their personality and behavior, their feeding and cleaning habits, and who or what they enjoyed the most. As an award-winning pet resort, the opportunities for recreation and socialization are plentiful, and the pets leave so pampered you wish you could have stayed too.
15117 Garnet Trl., Lakewood Ranch, 941-755-3047, baysidepetresort.com, @baysidepetresort.
Woofdorf Astoria, a beautiful pet spa and resort specializing in dog daycare and boarding. Ideally located to serve Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding communities, Woofdorf offers 24/7 care, 365 days a year, with its expert staff who are always vigilant and keeping an eye on your beloved four-legged friend. Equipped with spacious boarding suites so that your dog receives a total holiday atmosphere, and with group games in daily session, your dog will be jumping for joy during their entire stay.
10615 Technology Terrace # 104, Bradenton, 941-225-2664, woofdorflakewoodranch.com, @wooflakewoodranch.
Happy Wags, Locally owned and operated, Glad Wags provides home pet care 365 days a year. Services include: dog walking, pet sitting, pet shopping and home watch services. The employees are a team of experienced and dedicated professionals with a true love for all animals. By hiring a team of guardians with background checks, insurance and bonding, you will have peace of mind while your pet is in the care of Glad Wag. They provide services for a range of species, breeds of all sizes and ages, as well as pets with special needs that may require insulin injections, subcutaneous fluids and administration. oral medication. The sitters are also well equipped to take care of several pet homes. At the end of each visit, they will send a visit report with photos of your animal via a mobile application dedicated to pet sitting. Thanks to this app, you can also easily schedule visits, make payments, send messages to keepers, update your pet’s profiles and more.
Animal paradise, a full service pet complex offering boarding, day care, vet and grooming services. Its state-of-the-art pet resort offers the ultimate experience for your dog or cat. Once the Pet Paradise team assesses your pet’s personality, let them help you choose the room that best suits your dog boarding or cat boarding condos. The resort features an expansive synthetic turf playground, self-filling water bowls with a freshwater system, a shaded playground, and misting stations.
10411 Portal Crossing, Bradenton, 941-209-1021, petparadise.com, @petparadiseresort.
Photo courtesy of the LWR Veterinary Medical Center
HPITALS FOR PETS | CLINICS
Lakewood Ranch Veterinary Hospital, a full-service small animal hospital that has been providing pet care in Manatee County for 11 years. The team of veterinarians and well-trained staff are dedicated to excellence in medicine, preventive care, surgery and dentistry for dogs and cats. Known for consistently providing compassionate, high quality veterinary care to patients and their clients with exceptional customer service. Includes an online pharmacy for customers to easily purchase pet medication.
9115 58th Dr E, Lakewood Ranch, 941-751-0101, lwrah.com.
University veterinary clinic, a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic catering to the needs of every type of pet, from dogs to rats, cats to amphibians and reptiles. Dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine available, along with friendly and compassionate service you can trust, services include checkups, annual checkups, and preventative medicine (wellness plans). They also offer a full line of vaccines which include rabies, distemper, kennel cough and the latest rattlesnake vaccine. The veterinary hospital offers emergency procedures, emergency care and a wide range of services for cats, dogs and exotic animals.
8239 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, 941-355-7707, theuniversityanimalclinic.com.
Veterinary medical center at LWR, a fully equipped veterinary hospital located right next to the Bayside Pet Resort. With the goal of providing exceptional customer service and veterinary care to clients and their pets, they offer the latest diagnostics and treatments to treat everything from minor issues to life-threatening illnesses. They continue to be progressive in their approach to medicine for clients while also committed to working with relief organizations and helping animals in desperate need of veterinary care.
15205 Garnet Trl., Bradenton, 941-739-1800, lakewoodranchvet.com.
Photo courtesy of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
SUPPLIES FOR PETS | SERVICES
DOG Perfect, locally owned and operated with the goal of helping you and your dog maintain a healthy and lasting relationship by providing healthy and nutritional products and dog food, as well as care services and resources. Services include professional grooming, self-service dog wash, dog training, DOGPerfect arena designed for your puppy to exercise, socialize, meet and play with other puppies.
11605 FL-70 E, Lakewood Ranch, 941-803-4496, dogperfect.com, @officialdogperfect.
Holistic For Pets, only find here healthy and holistic foods, treats, supplements and supplies for your pet, as well as a large selection of leashes, collars, crates, beds, toys, grooming products and much more. Holistic for Pets offers hundreds of dog and cat food choices, including raw, fresh, canned and dry frozen kibble. If they don’t have it, they’ll order it for you if it’s available. The store also offers nutritional advice and consultations to help you choose the best food for your dog, based on their age, breed, lifestyle, allergies or other health concerns.
5770 Ranch Lake Boulevard # 132, Bradenton, 941-753-7297, holisticforpets.com, @holisticforpets.
Bakery and grooming for three dogs. Samples of tasty, fresh-from-the-oven treats are always on hand, and an ever-changing selection of unique toys, raw hides and chews, grooming gear, and the latest four-legged fashion accessories will keep you going. offers you and your puppy plenty to browse. Don’t leave without delving into the exclusive decadent delicacies for which Three Dog is most famous, including seasonal treats, gourmet pastries, beloved PupcakesÂ® and personalized cakes perfect for birthdays, holidays, training graduation ceremonies or any time you feel like celebrating your good dog.
5770 Ranch Lake Boulevard # 132, Bradenton, 941-753-7297, holisticforpets.com, @holisticforpets.
Bakery and Grooming Woof Gang, a local store dedicated to keeping your pets happy and healthy by providing premium food, nutritious freshly baked treats, health and wellness supplies, party cakes and exceptional grooming services for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Woof Gang also offers free home delivery for orders of $ 50 or more within a 5 mile radius.
8314 Market St, Lakewood Ranch, 941-907-9111, woofgangbakerylwr.com, @wgblwr.
Photo courtesy of Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.
Donte’s lair. All dogs deserve loving homes for life. Donte’s Den ensures that all puppies in the Joyful Dogs Adoption Program receive lots of love and attention, are properly immunized, spayed or neutered, and in general good health. Plus, future pet parents go through a thorough adoption review to ensure a life of love and care for all family members.
6801 283rd Street East., Myakka City, 941-219-3730, dontesden.org, @dontesdenfoundation.
Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, local non-profit organization providing a haven of love for rescued dogs and cats on their way to find their forever homes. Since 2008, Nate’s has dedicated his life to saving the lives of animals by helping neglected, abandoned and abused dogs and cats in need of loving homes, as well as by working to create a supportive, family environment that inspires. a bond between their animals and those who love them. Nate’s saves thousands of homeless and at-risk animals each year at their eight-acre shelter and adoption center without killing on Lorraine Road.
Shelter. 4951 Lorraine Road, Bradenton; Rescue Service Center: 8437 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, 941-747-4900, nateshonoranimalrescue.org, @nateshonoranimalrescue.
Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, Through a 100% private donation, the humanitarian nonprofit company provides a safe environment and shelter for pets, including medical care, vaccinations and a microchip by loving and caring people until that they can adopt them in a suitable new home. There are many ways to volunteer, donate, and / or adopt ever-growing dogs and cats who need a loving partner.
26920 Gopher Hill Rd., Myakka City, 941-361-1071, hslwr.org, @humanesocietyatlakewoodranch.