Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital provides this list as a point of reference only. We have not toured each facility, and we encourage you to visit them yourself. We suggest that you speak directly to the owner or staff so that your questions and concerns may be addressed.  Share your experiences so we can help others choose wisely.

Need to Know:

The Animal Emergency Clinic
5608 S Durango St, Tacoma, WA 98409
253-274-0791

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
2608 Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409
253-383-2733


Dog Breed Info

Visit the Dog Breed Info Center to find out which breed would best suit your family, info about raising a puppy, learn about dog behavior, breed temperaments and genetic health issues specific to certain breeds.


Local Pet-Related Businesses We Love

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Daycare & Boarding

Urban Hound Dog Daycare
207 N "I" St, Tacoma
253-272-4364

Unleashed Dog Daycare and Wellness
Daycare, Massage, Hydrotherapy & Nutrition
5624 S. Durango St, Tacoma
253-503-6988

Positive Approach Dog Training, Daycare and Boarding
"The Most Fun a Dog Can Have!" - Daycare, boarding, puppy classes, household manners & small dog confidence classes
1501 S Center St, Tacoma
253-627-4275

The Pet Brigade
Full pet service facility located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA that offers dog and cat boarding, doggie daycare, grooming and training
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
253-912-4898

Lucky Dog Daycare
1610 6th Ave, Tacoma
253-274-9663

Hound Hangout Doggy Daycare
You Leave 'em, We Love 'em!
414 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma
253-573-0924

Fort Fido
Family owned and operated Doggie Daycare, Overnight Boarding & Pet Supply Store
6908 27th Street West, University Place
253-460-0299

Dogs in a Box Doggie Daycare
Doggy daycare, pick up/delivery, vet and groomer visits, and overnight stays
Serving Olympia and Tacoma
253-359-4104

Dawg Town Tacoma
Doggy daycare, grooming, classes, puppy play time and more! 6700 sq. ft. of indoor play space with 1/2 inch rubber flooring to provide cushioning for dog's joints, and to give them better traction to prevent slips and falls. And an additional 3600 sq. ft of outdoor space! 
253-503-0945

Clip-N-Clean Doggie Daycare
608 North Oakes Street, Tacoma
253-572-5556

Canyon Pet Lodge
Dog and cat resort on a 5 acre ranch
14720 58th Ave E, Puyallup
253-531-2422

Calvin's Place Doggie Daycare
All sizes, breeds, and ages welcome. Offering 24/7 pick up and delivery, large outdoor run and live web-cam! Located in the Lakewood/Tacoma area
253-292-1588


Sitters & Dog Walkers

Spoiled Rotten Pet Sitting
Serving Pierce and Kitsap Counties
"Providing exception pet care that is guaranteed to exceed your expectations!"
253-649-0274

South Sound Hounds
The best give you can give your pets is EXERCISE! Providing Dog Walking/Running, Dog Park Adventures, Puppy Care, Pet Sitting, and Pet Taxi services in Tacoma and surrounding areas.
Megan Coughlin 253-363-2868

The Sitters
"Think of the sitters as the nanny for your pets and the caretakers for your home".
Founded in 2003
253-661-7488

Pampered Pets
Pet sitting in the comfort of your pets own home (includes mail pickup & plant water) and dog walking in your neighborhood. Lorian provides services in the greater North Tacoma and surrounding areas.
253-278-4168

City Pet Care
Professional home pet care for your workdays, extended outings & vacations.
253-431-3915


Dog Training, Behaviorial Consultants & Rehab

Unleashed Dog Daycare and Wellness
Daycare, Massage, Hydrotherapy & Nutrition
5624 S. Durango St, Tacoma
253-503-6988

Positive Approach Dog Training
Offering a wide variety of classes and services for puppies and adult dogs.
1501 S Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409 (near the Humane Society)
253-627-4275

Good Citizen Canine
Positive reward-based training.
Group classes, privates lessons and behavior problems
253-752-6878

Four Paws Animal Rehabilitation
Providing professional rehabilitation medicine for animals recovering from orthopedic or neurological problems and surgery and improving mobility and reducing pain for pets with chronic conditions.
360-753-7297

Dawg Town Tacoma
Programs include puppy training, adult dog training, dog behavior problem solving. Our team of dog training experts can help you achieve your goals in group, private lessons, and speciality seminars. 253-503-0945

South Sound's premier natural dog trainer and whisperer, Garrett Stevens, is a phone call away! Call 253-653-4890 and turn dog problems into solutions.


All Creatures Behavior Counseling
Dr. Wailani Sung has practiced general medicine, emergency, exotics and behavioral medicine and has been working as a behavior consultant since 1995, and is currently working to complete her credentials for board certification in clinical veterinary behavior.
425-749-0613


Groomers

Tacoma's Best Pet Grooming
3411 6th Ave, Tacoma
253-756-7385

Snoop Dogg Mobile Grooming
We come to YOU. Call Lara at 253-292-8794 for an estimate. Baths include: bath, blow dry, brushing, nail trim, anal expression, & ear cleaning.

Shampooch Self-Serve Dog Wash
Shampooch allows customers to conveniently wash their dogs
2914 6th Ave, Tacoma
253-272-5450

Positive Approach
Relax & freshen up your best friend with a spa treatment?
1501 S Center St, Tacoma
253-627-4275

Dawn's Doggie Spa
Dawn's Doggie Spa is new in town, they are located inside Dawg Town Tacoma at 1602 Tacoma Ave.
(253) 571-8144

Clip-N-Clean Pet Salon
3205 N 26th St, Tacoma
253-752-8325

Bark Bath & Beyond
Full service pet grooming in the Stadium District
29 St Helen's Ave, Tacoma
253-627-1023


Goodies & Accessories

Wag Pet Market
Natural foods, fun toys and accessories. Wag On!
2703 N Proctor St, Tacoma
253-756-0924

Urban Dogs
Upscale accessories for your dogs, and cats, too!
2036 Bellevue Square Mall
425-456-0009

The Small Dog Company
Specializing in clothing, toys, food, treats and specialty items for small and toy breed dogs
739 Broadway, Tacoma
253-267-1486

Standing Stones Photography
Specializing in cutting edge and fine art of your animal companions
253-752-4980

Sacred Embers
Pendants are created by fusing dichroic glass with the ashes of your beloved pets.

Next to Nature
Healthy foods, toys and accessories for our urban-dwelling pets.
1624 Tacoma Ave
253-779-8141

Mud Bay
Natural foods and a wide variety of toys and supplies.
3804 Bridgeport Way, Tacoma
253-565-1955

Lucky Dog Outfitters
Terrific selection of treats, toys and outfits for your pets.
3411 6th Ave, Tacoma
253-761-4486


Brands We Trust

Royal Canin Pet Food Superb nutrition based solely on science which benefits the pet

Purina Veterinary Diets

Merial World-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance health, well-being and performance

Iam's Veterinary Diets Based on years of research and dedication to the health of pets

Home Again Microchips

Hill's Prescription Diet Nutritional support when your pet needs it most

Frontline Topical tick and flea control product for use on dogs and cats

FleaBusters Flea powder that cannot fail as it kills fleas physically rather than chemically, thus fleas cannot build up an immunity to the product

C.E.T. Enzymatic oral hygiene chews for dogs and cats

Advantage Multi Protects dogs and cats from heartworm disease and flea infestations in one dose with monthly applications


Pet Friendly Housing in Downtown Tacoma

 Villaggio

Thea's Landing

The Stillwater Apartments

Park Tower

The Metropolitan Apartments

Kensington-Lauriston Apartments
247 Tacoma Ave S (253)272-0911
Special Promotion: After moving in, mention you heard about Kensington-Lauriston through our website and they will buy you a $50 gift card to use at Met Vet for your pet!

Conservatory Place Apartments

Bella on Broadway

Bayview Apartments


Local Businesses We Love

Titus-Will Service & Tire in Stadium District
633 Division Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 627-3111

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Chip Van Gilder has been our photographer for the Biker Pussy Cats calendars for two years now! We are very grateful for the time he's dedicated to this great cause.

By the Numbers
Monthly bookkeeping for small businesses, individual & small business tax preparation

Beall's Compounding Pharmacy
Fully licensed pharmacy located in the Puyallup Valley for over 100 years.  The finest ingredients are used to formulate medications in the optimal strength and dosage form for each patient.  They're able to compound medications into delicious flavored oral solutions and some medications can be compounded into topical creams.