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:

Summit Veterinary Referrel Center
2505 South 80th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County 
2608 Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners
5608 S Durango St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Another Approach Animal Health & Behavior | In-Home Medical Administration 
5608 S Durango St, Tacoma, WA 98409

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

Go Local
Make a difference in our community when you choose Local and Independent.

Our Mission: Go Local connects local independent businesses to consumers, resources, educational opportunities and each other building a prosperous community.

Our Vision: Building community that supports and is supported by local independent business.

Daycare & Boarding

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 or 253-426-1643

Unleashed Dog Daycare and Wellness
Daycare, Massage, Hydrotherapy and Nutrition  
5624 S. Durango St, Tacoma

Hound Hangout
Doggy Day Care  
414 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma

Wet Noses Dry Paws
Indoor Dog Park and Doggy Day Care 
411 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

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

Lucky Dog Daycare
1610 6th Ave, Tacoma

Hound Hangout 
414 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma

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

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

Brown Dog University
Boarding, Training, Diving Dock Dogs, and Weight Loss

Sitters & Dog Walkers

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

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

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

Walk this Way Dogs
"You need a dog walker. Walk this Way Dogs!" This couple began walking dogs to pay college tuition and after leaving the corporate world, they decided to go all in and work for the dog.

Dog Training, Behaviorial Consultants & Rehab

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

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)

Modern Day Dog Training
Tacoma's Force-Free Dog Training | In-Home Training and Group Bully Breed Classes

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.

Dawg Town Tacoma and Dawg Town Littles for Little Doggies
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. 253-426-1643

Brown Dog University
Boarding, Training, Diving Dock Dogs, and Weight Loss

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.
Located in Kirkland - 8934 122nd Ave NE | 98033 & Renton -  1700 NE 44th. | 984056

Grief Support

The Humane Society of Tacoma|Pierce County Pet Loss Support Group meets every second Saturday of the month at 10:00am.

The Rainbow Bridge is often referred to when we lose a beloved animal companion. Pet Loss Support can be found here as well.

Sometimes we are at a loss and have so many questions about this topic in general. This ASPCA link addresses a variety of questions in this FAQs article while offering additional topics you can explore.


Tacoma's Best Pet Grooming
3411 6th Ave, Tacoma

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

Positive Approach
Relax & freshen up your best friend with a spa treatment.
1501 S Center St, Tacoma

Knotty Dog Grooming
Full service mobile grooming that travels to you specializing in personalized one-on-one service with your pet's comfort in mind.

Dawg Town Tacoma
Doggy daycare, grooming, classes, puppy play time and more!

Bark Bath & Beyond
Full service pet grooming in the Stadium District
8310 S. Park Ave., Tacoma

Goodies & Accessories

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

Standing Stones Photography
Specializing in cutting edge and fine art of your animal companion.

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

Mud Bay - Stadium District
Natural foods and a wide variety of toys and supplies.
635 Division Ave, Tacoma

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

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

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


Thea's Landing

The Stillwater Apartments

Park Tower

The Metropolitan Apartments

Vista Del Rey 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

Point Ruston

Situated along nearly one mile of Puget Sound waterfront, Point Ruston is a new, resort-inspired village with panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. Point Ruston’s entertainment, dining, and shopping district will include 75+ street-level shops and restaurants including the luxury nine-screen Century Theatres, a specialty grocer, and a four-star, full service Silver Cloud Hotel. The centerpiece of the Waterwalk, the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston, will become the South Sound’s new gathering place with outdoor concerts in the summer and ice skating during the holidays. Point Ruston will be a place to experience the best of what the Pacific NW lifestyle has to offer.

Dogs are currently allowed up to 100 lbs.

Local Businesses We Love

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Titus-Will Service & Tire in Stadium District
616 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 627-3111

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.