Most people would agree that they consider their pets to be a part of the family, with their dogs serving as their best friend and confidant and their cats serving as a qualified nap partner and sassy roommate. It’s no surprise, then, that the pets of Columbus are catered to by their respective fur moms and dads, with plenty of pet-friendly entertainment options available all around the city. We collected a few of our favorite special treats for our pets below – so you can surprise your four-legged friend with something special!
Emi Pet Mobile Luxury Grooming. Cats and dogs alike feel their best when they’re clean and looking their best, but sometimes it’s stressful to take your pet to a groomer. Luckily for Columbus pet owners, Emi Pet comes to you! Emi Pet is a Central Ohio-based luxury pet boutique, with locations in the Short North and Powell and a Grand Salon grooming center in New Albany. To make the salon experience more accessible, Emi Pet started a mobile grooming van that features adjustable tubs, massaging shower heads, electric grooming tables, and all the equipment needed to groom cats and dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. The best part? You won’t have to struggle to get your pet into the bath!
Brewdog Hotel. Scottish Craft beer company Brewdog chose Columbus as its United States hub, and it brought its dog-friendly attitude overseas with it. Many patios in Columbus are now pet-friendly, but the Brewdog Brewery in Canal Winchester takes it a step further. The spacious patio encourages its patrons to bring friendly pups to grab a drink with them. The dogs can explore a dog park and plenty of cool spaces to play. The extensive campus even features the DogHouse, which is a hotel offering many beer-related experiences and pet-friendly rooms. Located a little farther out from Columbus’ city center, the DogHouse can be a relaxing weekend getaway for you and your four-legged friend to grab some fresh air.
All Paws Retreat. Let’s face it, some days it can be hard to be a dog parent. Long hours at work or school can have you feeling guilty about leaving your four-legged bestie alone at home, too. All Paws Retreat offers the best kind of “daycare” your pup could want, all located right around the corner from downtown Oakwood properties River and Rich and Highpoint on Columbus Commons. The dog boarding facility offers multiple packages depending on how much time away from home your pup needs, and you can still check on them with live webcams and picture updates. In addition to boarding, the Retreat offers training, grooming, and nutrition programs, so your dog will be truly living his best life while he makes new friends at All Paws.
Pet Wants. Do you know how long your dog’s food has sat on a pet store or warehouse shelf before it got to your home? That question bothered the founders of Pet Wants, who dug deeper into the ingredients in their pets’ food and were shocked at the long shelf life and artificial products in it. Pet Wants is a local natural dog and cat food company that produces all natural dry foods and treats, delivered to your door. All foods are formulated without sugar, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, animal byproducts, and fillers. You only want the healthiest for your body, and your pets deserve that same level of healthy living – Pet Wants delivers that right to your door!
CollarDoos. Once your pup is well-groomed and well-fed, you may want to show him off on your Instagram – but how will you show off his personality? CollarDoos has the perfect solution, offering a variety of bowties, bandanas, and flower accessories to add to your pet’s collar to show off their spunk! The company also creates beautiful matching leash and collar sets, making sure your pup will always be the talk of the dog park. CollarDoos is owned by a Columbus-based family, so in addition to making your dog look adorable in all your pictures, you’re also supporting a local small business with your purchase.
All Oakwood communities are pet-friendly (although breed and weight restrictions may vary), so we do our best to pamper our pet residents and we love to get to know them! What pet perks do you love the most?