With more than 170 parks and mild weather year-round, Richmond is a pawsome place for your four-legged friend. Many restaurants, hotels, and local shops are dog-friendly, but sometimes dogs just need a place to call their own. We’re sharing some of our favorite locally owned businesses in RVA that are dedicated to dogs, from grooming to playtime, and, of course, where to shop for the latest in doggy fashions, treats, and accessories.



A dog hangs out with people who are drinking in the background

The Ruff Canine Club

Ruff Canine Club: Part dog park, part bar, Ruff Dog Park Bar offers fun and entertainment for both dogs and their humans.


CritterTown BathHouse & Market: Richmond’s original self-service bathhouse for pets, CritterTown supplies everything you need to keep your pooch looking and smelling great, plus a market filled with treats and toys – perfect for rewarding the goodest boys and girls.

the woofy bus parked along the canal walk in downtown richmond

The Woofy Bus picks up furry passengers along the Canal Walk.

Woofy Wellness Ranch: Like summer camp for your doggo, this all-inclusive doggie-escape offers a day school, boarding, veterinary services, grooming, and training. Plus, they’ll pick your fur baby up for “school” on their unmistakable green Woofy Bus, which has more than 20 bus stops across the Richmond area.


For the Love of Pete!: This chic pet boutique located “on the avenues” at Libbie and Grove. Offers everything from essentials to luxury items for your fur baby.


the interior of a pet store

The newly opened Dog House Cat Supply Co.

Dog House Cat Pet Supply Co.: Fresh off its grand opening earlier this month, Dog House Cat is your newest go-to in the city for your dogs (and cats). Keep an eye out for self-wash bookings and memberships coming soon!

dog birthday celebration items

Bark N Sniff Gourmet Dog Bakery Boutique birthday package.

Bark N Sniff Gourmet Dog Bakery Boutique: Celebrate your fur friend with a birthday paw-ty like they deserve. Bark N Sniff offers celebration packages at every price point with pupcakes, toys, and more.

a dog is bathed at a grooming shop

Manchester Groom Saloon offers grooming as well as self-washing options.

Manchester Groom Saloon: Looking for a grooming solution closer to the city? Saddle up to Manchester Groom Saloon. Manchester Groom Saloon offers both self-wash and staff-performed services- including teeth brushing and nail painting.