While You're at Work
While you’re busy at work, Cream City Critters can swing by and
give your pet the attention it needs. With a background as a
veterinarian assistant and wildlife rehabilitator and experience with
both the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies, the owner offers dog
walks, cat visits, services for other exotic pets and more for residents
living in Riverwest and on the East Side.
When the owner’s away, the dogs will play. North Shore Doggy Day Care
boasts both indoor and outdoor gymnasiums where your pups can play. Dogs
are grouped off into play time by their personalities and sizes to
ensure they have fun while staying safe. All employees have medical
backgrounds. Plus, the company’s owner, Diane Bernhagen, is a previous
medical veterinary technician, so you know your dogs are in good hands.
With several locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin, Central
Bark Doggy Day Care offers a full daily schedule to keep your pet on
the go, from morning activities — such as ball-fetching, chasing games,
tunnel running and more — to individual attention times, a nap time and
more afternoon playtime. The system is an alternative to lonely days at
home and keeps your pet social and getting attention all day long.
In an Emergency
Pet Emergency Pet Care
When something happens to your pet, it seemingly always happens after
vet hours. Luckily, the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center offers
emergency and specialty pet care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
three branches, located in Waukesha, Grafton and Racine, specialize in
cardiology, internal medicine, pain management, surgery and more to keep
your pet happy and healthy any day, any time.
Located in Wauwatosa, the Mayfair Animal Hospital not only provides
primary pet care, from vaccines and dental care to flea and tick
preventions, but the facility also accepts pet patients in emergency
situations 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Open to take care of
your pets on days, nights, weekends and even holidays, Mayfair Animal
Hospital’s priority is to immediately reduce your pet’s stress as well
as your own. www.mahnorthave.com
Husband and wife duo Jeff and Patti Langer opened Pet Apothecary to fill
veterinary prescriptions with medications designed for animals. The
prescriptions are made specifically for an individual pet and at the
correct dosage, in the desired form, and with the correct flavoring (if
needed). The Langers can even make a long list of medications into
capsules, a transdermal gel, flavored chew treats or suspensions, or a
paste to put on paws to make the process of giving medication easy for
you and your pet.
Over the Weekend
Give your dog some space to run at one of Milwaukee’s many fenced-in,
off-leash dog parks. Bay View’s Bay View Dog Park offers 1 acre of
fenced in space, Wauwatosa’s Currie Dog Park has 10 acres for larger
dogs and 1.5 acres for small dogs, and Milwaukee’s Runway Dog Park
offers a whooping 26 acres of fenced-in space for your dog to roam. All
the Milwaukee County dog parks are open seven days a week, from 5 a.m.
to 10 p.m. See more dog parks and get information on dog park passes at
There’s always a reason to spoil your pet — or so we think. Spend a
weekend afternoon visiting Bark and Beg Boutique in Delafield to pick
out new toys, treats, collars, food dishes and more for your cats and
dogs. Bark and Beg even stocks winter outerwear to keep your dogs warm
during those cold Wisconsin winters, dresses and shirts to stylize your
pets in the warmer months, and pet-themed home décor for you to enjoy.
Mark your calendars for the Friends of HAWS 35th Romp ’n Rally Pet Walk
on Saturday, May 5. Bring your pup to Sussex Village Park to explore the
trail walk, play games, browse pet product vendors, and more. This
year’s event will also include a Romp ’n Rally Reunion to recognize the
owners of pets rescued from South Korea and the hurricanes of Texas,
Florida and Puerto Rico or transported from California and Alabama.
When You're on Vacation
Bay View Bark’s Stay & Play Guest House provides your dog a comfortable
“guest room,” complete with a raised deck for warmth and an orthopedic
bed with cozy fleece. In addition, it offers daytime activities like
group play, a training rotation and rest time with Smart Doggy Day Care
to keep your pet busy during the day. Your dogs will also receive meals
in their rooms, an evening play session and staff on site throughout the
entire night. www.bayviewbark.com
Accepting a variety of pets, Accommodating PetZ in Greenfield offers
boarding services to meet the needs of your pet. With American Kennel
Club-certified staff and vet techs on hand, owners will feel comfortable
leaving their animals to be treated like family, with small- to
large-sized cedar wood suites and personalized attention. The company
also offers pet pick up and drop off, curbside assistance, organic
grooming and more.
If you’d prefer your pet to have a more home-like environment, While You
Were Out Pets provides kennel-free boarding and staff living on site.
The home-run boarding system lets pets continue the lifestyle and
schedule they’re accustomed to — like sleeping on the bed, laying on the
couch and daily walks — but in a different home. A fenced-in yard also
allows your dogs to enjoy off-leash outdoor playtime.