Dedicated pet owners put as much time and effort into looking for pet stores and groomers as they do looking for preschools for their children. What makes these five groomers and pet shops some of the best in Pittsburgh is quality of staff and variety of product. – Stephanie Geary

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Animal Elegance

7315 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-1177

The great staff at Animal Elegance makes it one of the best Pittsburgh animal groomers. Staffers at Animal Elegance listen to their customers and treat the animals that come here like family. And the fees for grooming are very reasonable.


4801 Mcknight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-1866

Petco, a chain pet supply store, has everything you could ever need or want for your pet. It’s literally one-stop shopping, which is what makes it one of the best Pittsburgh animal groomers and pet shops. You can find your kitty liter; food for cats, dogs, fish etc.; toys; leashes; collars…the list goes on. Recently, Petco also began carrying a large array of organic dog food. Petco also has grooming services and often holds free or discounted shot clinics for pets. Additionally, Petco offers training courses for pets and owners.


1134 Northway Mall
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-2720

PetSmart, like Petco, is one-stop shopping for your pet. You can find everything to meet your pet’s basic needs at PetSmart, including food, supplies and toys, which is what makes it one of the best Pittsburgh animal groomers and pet shops. PetSmart also offers dog-training classes for dogs and their owners. Boarding services and a “doggy day camp” are also offered. Groomers are also on staff for your pet’s grooming needs.

The Dog Stop

1140 Washington Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-0911

The Dog Stop offers everything from grooming to doggie day care to boarding to food, treats and toys. What makes The Dog Stop one of the best Pittsburgh animal groomers and pet shops is its number of services. Whether you want to get your pet groomed or drop him or her off for a day at doggie day camp, The Dog Stop has what you need.

Sue’s Pet Parlor

2806 Banksville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 344-6564

Sue’s Pet Parlor is like a day spa for cats and dogs. Among the “special treatments” your pet can receive are medicated baths and hot oil treatments. What makes Sue’s Pet Parlor one of Pittsburgh’s best animal groomers is the staff. Experienced and well trained, these groomers can educate any pet owner on what their pet would benefit best from.