Category Archives: Pets

It’s summer!

Here in Gainesville, that means a lot of fun in the sun for many lucky people here in town, but what about your furry-friends?  Have you prepared your Pup for the Sun?

Here are a few tips to keep your dog cool this summer!


Avoid prolonged exposure to the pavement or hot sand –  Yes, we know you may want to get a jog in one morning downtown, or maybe you bring your pup out to the park for a day – be mindful of their paws!  Try to walk your dog when it’s cooler out, like earlier in the day or later in the evening to keep them cool.


Avoid strenuous exercise –  Usually take your dog along with you as you run?  Great!  During the heat, make those runs a little shorter, as the humidity can be harmful to them.  Opt for more fun exercise indoors if possible!


Dogs can get sunburn too!! – Crazy, right? Short haired dogs with lighter fur are more susceptible to sunburn, be certain to only use sunscreen formulated for dogs!


Keep your pup cool – Some dogs love pools and water just like we do!! If your buddy is one of those who loves to splash around and have fun, fill up a kiddie pool with some water or let them splash in the sprinklers! Can you say, pool day?!


Never, EVER leave your dog in a hot car! – This is a NO NO!  Temperatures in Gainesville can reach over 90 degrees on any given day, never believe that your dog can stand such heat.  Doing this could result in fines and penalties as well, so be certain that wherever you go, your dog is safe in an air-conditioned location.


Enjoy your best summer yet with man’s BFF!


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A pet is often considered a member of the family. We love them and they love us back. When you have a pet, you put a lot of effort into finding a place to live, a vet, and people to help you take care of them. As pet owners ourselves, we want to help you in your search. So, here are our favorite groomers, vets, boarders, and places to live in Gainesville.


Dog and Cat Groomers

When it comes to grooming, you don’t want your pet just clean and cut, you want them feeling confident and happy. Here are three of our favorite groomers in Gainesville.


Claudia’s Paws and Claws 

2028 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609

Paws and Claws is a professional, appointment-only groomer that has been serving Gainesville and the surrounding area for 25 years. They are open Tuesday through Saturday and offer convenient drop-off times to fit your schedule. Call 352-378-8737 or visit their Facebook page for more information.


 Nature’s Pet Day Spa 

500 NW 60th St, Ste C, Gainesville, Florida 32607

Nature’s Pet Grooming and Day Spa is a full service grooming salon offering show quality grooming to make every pet feel like a star. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a full list of their services you can call them at 352-331-8681, or visit their website


Charlie’s Place, Pet Spa and Boutique

600 NW 75th St, Ste B, Gainesville, Florida 32607

Charlie’s Place is a family owned and operated grooming salon that specializes in creative grooming. They are open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. To learn more information and book an appointment, you can call them at 352-333-3100, or visit their website


Veterinarians and Animal Hospitals


Let’s be honest. Our pets are important to us and we don’t like it when they are sick. Finding a good vet can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. We suggest these three great Gainesville Veterinarian Clinics and Animal Hospitals. Whether it’s an emergency or just a wellness visit, they’ve got you covered.

Newberry Animal Hospital

Four Locations in Gainesville to serve you.

Newberry Animal Hospital is a locally owned and operated Veterinarian Clinic dedicated to serving you and your pet. They have four convent locations in Newberry and Gainesville, including a Holistic Wellness Center. Check out all their locations here: Newberry, 39th Avenue, Main Street, Wellness Center.


All Cats Healthcare Clinic

1034 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Just as the name suggests, All Cats is a cat only veterinary clinic dedicated to being advocates for the best treatment for your feline without any distracting dog smells. All Cats is open Monday through Friday for appointments. For more information about their facility and services, please call 352-376-2287, or visit their website


University of Florida Small Animal Hospital

2089 SW 16th Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32608

With pets, emergency situations can arise that cannot wait until the veterinary office opens. In cases like this, our veterinarians recommend the Small Animal Hospital at the University of Florida. Home to the College of Veterinary Medicine, UF’s Small Animal Hospital is equipped to handle any emergency situation. Their Veterinary Intensive Care Unit is designed with state-of-the-art critical care monitoring and therapy and is staffed with technicians and doctors trained and skilled in providing advanced therapies. The Small animal Hospital’s facilities are also open for advanced pet care including cardiology, neurology, oncology, and zoological medicine. Their office and emergency number is 352-392-2235.


Best Pet Boarders in Gainesville

Sometimes travel and work cause us to leave the care of our pets in another person’s hands. While many veterinarians offer boarding, but why not send your pet on vacation?


Prestige Pet Resort Luxury Boarding and Grooming

3717 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609

Going on vacation? Send your pet on their own vacation at Prestige Pet Resort now located in Shores Animal Hospital. Your pet will feel right at home here with several different boarding options. The loving staff here at Prestige will care for your pet including giving them appropriate medication. TO find out more about their facility, you can call 352-505-5304 or visit their website,


Town and Country’s Pet Resort

6980 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

This one-of-a-kind facility offers special treats for its visitors. Skylights and windows allow an abundance of natural light for your dog or cat in their individual bedroom. Each room includes fresh drinking water, music, and glass block windows allowing your pet to see their next-door neighbor without direct contact. The air is constantly filtered to prevent the spread of contaminants and your pet will be fully entertained with the variety of treats and toys. To learn more about their various room packages and resort policies, you can call 352-378-6027 or visit their website,


Daytime Dogs and Friends

Your Home

Prefer to have your pet at home? Then Daytime Dogs and Friends is the service for you. Offering a variety of services for a wide area in Gainesville, Daytime Dogs offers services such as in-home pet sitting, daily puppy visits, and overnight cage-free boarding. They are insured and are fully certified in Pet First Aid and CPR Certified by the American Red Cross. All their employees go through an extensive background check and their entire staff is there to make your pet and you feel comfortable while you are away. To view their full variety of services, please call 352-219-4246, or visit them online at


Pet Friendly Apartments in Gainesville


We all know how frustrating it can be to find that perfect apartment and then find out they do not accept pets. We’re here to help. For pet-friendly apartments with low pet fees and pet rent, here are three apartments we recommend.


The Laurels Apartments

4455 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608

The Laurels is a quiet, conventional neighborhood offering one, two, and three bedroom apartments. They have a monthly pet rent of $35 per pet after a one-time deposit. You can find out more about this property here.


College Manor

1216 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

This community is located right next to the University of Florida and offers studio, one, and two bedroom apartments. After a one-time pet deposit, they have a $25 pet rent included in your lease. For more information about College Manor, please visit their page.



Lux 13

1015 NW 21st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

 Lux 13 is a modern community featuring one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments leased by the bedroom. They require a starting pet deposit and a monthly pet rent of $35 for select floor-plans. Call 352-374-3866 for more information.


We love our pets, and we love them best when they are happy and healthy. We hope these places will be helpful in your search. For more pet friendly apartments, please visit our website where you can also sort by community and apartment amenities to find the perfect home for you. Get your keys today!

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