Resources

Friends of Little Friends

Do you need help with services or products that we don’t offer? We’ve compiled a list of our favorites.

Dog Parks

Frazier Park

Frazier Park - 28202

In addition to a fenced-in dog park, Frazer Park has 16.5 acres of open fields and creekside trails for you and your pup to explore! Located in the Third Ward of Charlotte, it’s close by and easy to access.

Latta Park

Latta Park - 28203

Latta Park is a 31-acre urban park at 601 East Park Avenue in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball, as well as lots of benches and picnic facilities, playgrounds, walking trails, fitness trails, and soccer fields.

Groomers

The Dog Salon

The Dog Salon - 28205

The Dog Salon has been serving the four-legged community in Charlotte for 14 years & counting! They come from very humble beginnings in a 1600 sq. Ft area with 3 employees to a 3600 sq. foot salon with 15 employees & mobile grooming services! They offer Professional Grooming services, Creative Grooming (the 1st to bring color to CLT), DIY dog wash stations, Mobile Grooming, walk-in nail trims, & a dog boutique filled with handpicked & local items!

Dilworth Dog Grooming

Dilworth Dog Grooming - 28203

Dilworth Dog Grooming offers 25 years of pet grooming experience! Their passion for pets allows them to provide a relaxing environment. They offer full service, breed specific grooms, and bath services. Their grooming services are all inclusive. Each haircut comes with a bath, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, ear plucking, nail trim, cologne and bandana.

Classic Grooming

Classic Grooming - 28203

Classic Grooming seeks to build a positive and rewarding relationship with your pets by creating an enjoyable experience while with us and bringing comfort to them through proper grooming. Your canine family member will receive award winning grooming with luxury spa products. Classic Grooming salon offers top quality service and care. Their efforts are to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment.

QC Canine Design - 28202

QC Canine Design - 28202

Dog grooming that comes from the heart! Experience is key when finding a good groomer. The owners of QC Canine Design have experience and, more importantly, a genuine love of dogs. They offer full grooms, puppy packages, and royal treatments that are a perfect option for when your pup needs some pampering!


Local Pet Stores

Four Dogs Pet Supplies

Four Dog Pet Supplies - 28205

Four Dog Pet Supplies focuses on premium and ultra-premium dog food. They also carry a wide variety of pet essentials like collars, leashes, bowls, grooming products, beds, toys, and art!

Canine Cafe

Canine Cafe Charlotte - 28203

In vibrant South End, right off the light rail, Canine Cafe offers the best dog foods, in a range of prices and varieties – from raw and canned and to their favorite brands of kibble, in both grain-free and grain-inclusive formulas.

4 Paws Holistic

4 Paws Holistic - 28209

At 4 Paws Holistic, they promise to provide owners with biologically appropriate pet foods to satisfy your pets needs and to advise owners to the best of their holistic knowledge to improve and lengthen your pet’s life. They are an independent store with the freedom to carry only the best products for their customers. They offer convenient curbside pickup and will make special orders for any products they do not have in store!

Pet in The City - 28270

Pet in The City - 28270

Pet in the City has products for all pets, and healthy food options for everybody. If it’s not in the store, we will work with you to special order exactly what your pet needs. We understand that while our pets are important, life sometimes has more to-do’s than time, which is why we offer in-store and curbside pickup, as well as local delivery.

Rescues

Humane Society of Charlotte

The Humane Society of Charlotte - 28203

The Humane Society of Charlotte is dedicated to providing the highest level of programs, resources, services, and care to our community. Whether you’re looking for a new family member, want to work or volunteer with us, need help with training or medical care for your pet – The Humane Society of Charlotte is here for you!

Heart of a Lion Rescue

Heart of a Lion Rescue - The greater Charlotte area

Heart of a Lion Rescue takes in orphaned kittens and adult cats that are homeless or in high kill shelters in rural North and South Carolina. Every cat is placed in foster care where their volunteers spend time evaluating their personality and temperament so that they can be placed into the best forever home possible based on their individual needs and the needs of their new family.

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue - The greater Charlotte area

North Meck Animal Rescue is a private, no-kill rescue with a mission to help end pet overpopulation, abandonment, and neglect. They provide care and find homes for dogs of any breed, age or medical need. Over the last 10 years, they have saved over 4,000 dogs!

Companion Parrots Re-homed

Companion Parrots Re-homed - 28134

The exclusive mission of Companion Parrots Re-homed is to accept companion parrots from unwanted, emergency or crisis situations throughout the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area and to facilitate through training and education, new adoptive homes for these sensitive and intelligent birds.

Veterinarians

* Emergency Vets

South End Veterinary Clinic

South End Veterinary Clinic - 28203

South End Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Charlotte, NC. The professional and courteous staff at South End Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

Stand for Animals

Stand for Animals Veterinary Clinic - 28206

Stand for Animals stands for every pet and pet owner by making the highest quality veterinary care and spay/neuter services affordable and accessible. Their goal is to reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized in regional shelters and to create a community without homeless pets.

Uptown Animal Hospital

Uptown Animal Hospital - 28202

Uptown Veterinary Hospital is an urban veterinary hospital for companion animals and exotics located in Charlotte, NC. Our hospital is staffed with best-in-class doctors, and is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. We pride ourselves on delivering great service for both pets and their owners.

Queen City Animal Hospital

*Queen City Animal Hospital – 28205

QC Animal Hospital’s mission is to deliver exceptional veterinary care and sustain vitality for their patients, clients, and community. They Are a safe and inclusive space for pets and owners from all walks of life. Their diversity is our strength and they pride themselves on this guiding principle.

Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital

Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital - 28277

Mixed Pet is conveniently located in the heart of Ballantyne and only minutes from Uptown Charlotte, Dilworth, Southpark, Matthews, Pineville and Waxhaw. Their bright, modern, and clean smelling veterinary hospital filled with advanced medical equipment and a sophisticated technology platform. Their support staff is über knowledgeable with super friendly personalities, and they can confidently boast that we have some of the best darn veterinarians in town.

Atrium Animal Hospital

Atrium Animal Hospital - 28226

Atrium Animal Hospital promotes animal wellness in every possible way within a positive physical, mental and emotional environment for the wellbeing of our animal friends, their owners and our staff. You can expect them to provide gentle, integrative and natural health care to your pet, and excellent service to you. Their ultimate goal is to provide you with warm, friendly and efficient service in a welcoming environment – so you’ll allow them to be your furry friends’ continued professional health care givers.

Carolina Veterinary Specialists - 28273

*Carolina Veterinary Specialists – 28273

At Carolina Veterinary Specialists, pets are our passion. They deliver excellence in veterinary care at our 6 locations in North Carolina and South Carolina – because your pet deserves the best. Their board-certified veterinary specialists offer a wide range of referral-based specialty veterinary services.

Skyline Veterinary Specialists - 28105

*Skyline Veterinary Specialists – 28105

They are a specialty veterinary hospital in Matthews, NC. They are here to provide compassionate veterinary care for the pets and their families in our community! Their internists are board-certified specialists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases such as immune-mediated diseases, resistant infections, gastrointestinal problems, and disturbances with the endocrine system.

Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency - 28211

*Specialty & Emergency Veterinary Care – 28211

CARE has assembled the board–certified specialties your pet needs and deserves, in a setting that’s medically advanced and always compassionate. They also have 24-hour emergency services, all under one roof, for your peace of mind. They drive themselves to exceed your expectations while treating every pet as if he or she was their own. For referrals, they work closely with your veterinarian and, as a team, diagnose the condition and plan a course of treatment with careful consideration for quality of life.

End of Life Care

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia - The greater Charlotte area

Lap of Love is a network of veterinarians in the Charlotte area whose goal is to empower every owner to care for their geriatric pets. Their philosophy centers around the human-animal bond and the need for that bond to be as undisturbed as possible during this most difficult time.

Pet Loss at Home

Pet Loss at Home - The greater Charlotte area

Pet Loss at Home is a Team helping around Charlotte with a pet passing or euthanasia in the comfort of home. They offer end of life care for your pet using a network of professional, compassionate, and caring veterinarians.

Paws, Whiskers & Wags

Paws, Whiskers & Wags - 28203

Paws, Whiskers & Wags is a full-service pet crematory that is run by pet lovers, for pet lovers. As experienced professionals with over 20 years of experience in the cremation industry, they will guide you through the entire process of saying goodbye to your companion. They aim to make your experience as easy and meaningful as possible and will explain all of your options, important things to consider, questions to ask, and the different ways to memorialize the life and love you shared with your pet.

Pet Behaviorists and Dog Trainers

Love in the Lead Canine Training

Love in The Lead Canine Training - The greater Charlotte area

Rebecca’s training philosophies are built on a foundation of motivation, trust and respect. She utilizes both classical and operant conditioning; taking a holistic approach when working with every dog. With extensive experience studying and working hands-on with hundreds of dogs, Rebecca understands that no two dogs are the same and therefore each training program is designed specifically around each individual dog.

Canine Dimensions In-Home Dog Training

Canine Dimensions - The greater Charlotte area

Canine Dimensions in-home dog training company specializes in dog obedience training, problem-solving and behavior modification. We are one of America’s largest in-home dog training companies, with franchises located throughout the United States and Canada.

Courteous Canine

Courteous Canine - The greater Charlotte area

Jill Beitel, Owner & Trainer, a graduate of NC State University, has over twenty-five years of dog training experience. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed, (CPDT-KA) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Professional Guild, and a member of two local dog training clubs. She is active in several dog rescue organizations, fostering, training, and re-homing rescued dogs.

The Dog Wizard - 28203

The Dog Wizard - 28203

Every member of the Dog Wizard team is extensively trained and experienced in a broad base of training techniques and behavior issues, which allows them to capably address a wide range of training needs. They see each dog as a unique case and work closely with owners to create a training plan that satisfies each dog’s needs and helps the owners reach their individual goals.

The Humane Society of Charlotte - 28203

The Humane Society of Charlotte - 28203

At the Humane Society of Charlotte, their pet behavior/enrichment program has been designed not only to make sure animals who stay with them are happy, active and fulfilled – but also to help ease their transition from shelter life to forever homes. Once you bring a pet into your life, HSC wants to do whatever they can to help them stay part of your family, and that includes behavioral support from our experienced behavioral team.

Pet Photographers

BARKography

BARKography - The greater Charlotte area

You and your pet deserve a one of a kind experience with someone who truly understands how much you love your dog! A BARKography session is an experience for your dog tailored specifically for him to uniquely capture the essence of his personality. The results will be artwork you will treasure forever.

Reflections by Rhiannon

Reflections by Rhiannon - 28273

Reflections by Rhiannon is grounded in her passion for photography and love of children and animals. Her portrait sessions are convenient, relaxed, and fun. Sessions are available in our Charlotte, NC portrait studio located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood, and on location.

Pet-Friendly Food and Beverage Venues

The Dog Bar

The Dog Bar - 28205

The Dog Bar is similar to a dog park where dogs are off-leash in a safe fenced environment. They run and play in the climate-controlled indoors or outdoors on the Astroturf under a completely shaded patio. The patio is cooled with a misting system in the summer and enclosed and heated in the winter. The Dog Bar is a great local neighborhood hangout that offers live music and great drink specials including an extensive list of beer, liquor, and several wines.

Bulldog Taproom

Bulldog Taproom - 28203

Bulldog Beer & Wine has two locations in Charlotte, NC. Bulldog Beer and Wine (Dilworth) 2447 B Park Rd Charlotte NC 28203 and Bulldog Beer and Wine (South End) 1434 Winnifred St Charlotte, NC 28203. Both locations offer a dog-friendly environment with plenty of Craft Beer on tap as well as a retail section for takeout.

Skiptown - 28203

Skiptown - 28203

Skiptown offers indoor and outdoor off-leash dog parks, an agility course, secret trails and a splash pad, Skiptown isn’t just dog-friendly; it’s dog-focused. For human guests, the bar features 25 beers on tap, wine, batch cocktails on draft, a lineup of local food trucks, and weekend morning coffee service. Sorry, four-legged children only; Skiptown is 21+.

Pet Products

The bArctic Waterless Cooling Light Therapy Dog Shirt

The bArctic Waterless Cooling Light Therapy Dog Shirt

Want to spend more time outside with your dog? Worried about them overheating? The bArctic Waterless Cooling Dog Shirt with Light Therapy helps keep your dog‘s fur up to 30+ degrees cooler in the hot sun! It’s durable, lightweight, breathable, and provides 98% UV protection. This shirt converts harmful UVA & UVB light into healthy red and near-infrared light, which is the same light used in laser therapy by veterinarians to reduce joint and muscle pain and inflammation.

Queen Hemp Company Hemp Oil Extract

Queen Hemp Company Hemp Oil Extract

This hemp oil extract is a premium grade oil that will empower your pet to combat things like anxiety, epilepsy, seizures, joint pain, mobility issues, inflammation, skin irritation, & allergy issues. CBD is NOT a psychoactive stimulus, but rather provides your furry friend with a calming feeling and pain-relieving sensations without harming them with potential intoxicating effects. It’s safe for both dogs and cats!

Lost & Found Pets

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Animal Care & Control - 28217

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Animal Care & Control - 28217

The Animal Care & Control Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is committed to protecting the safety of citizens and animals within our community. They have set up an online lost report for missing pets and a found report for recovered animals​ within the community in an effort to help reunite owners with their pets. Their website also has helpful tips and information in regards to finding your pet or how to find the owner for the most effective search including where to post flyers in the neighborhood and on social media.

Paw Boost

Paw Boost - The greater Charlotte area

Paw Boost has helped to reunite over 700,000 pets & their owners! They have the web’s largest lost & found pets database where you can search by location, gender, and pet type. They also have specialized local Facebook pages where you can post your lost or found pet for free!

Facebook Lost & Found Pages - The greater Charlotte area

Facebook Lost & Found Pages - The greater Charlotte area

These pages are created and run by volunteers dedicated to reuniting pets and their owners. Local animal lovers come together to search for pets, share information, and support owners who have lost a furry family member.

Lost and Found Pets – Charlotte

Charlotte, NC Lost and Found Pets

Lost & Found Dogs – North Carolina

Travel Resources

Mann Travels - The greater Charlotte area

Mann Travels - The greater Charlotte area

For more than 40 years, Mann Travels has been serving travelers throughout the Carolinas. They pride themselves on offering personalized services and the best value for your travel dollar. Their connections and relationships to the best travel providers in the world help them create unforgettable experiences for all their clients. The secret to their success lies in their people. They have a strong team of travel professionals with extensive industry experience and outstanding customer service skills.
Charlotte Traveler’s Guide - The greater Charlotte area

Charlotte Traveler’s Club - The greater Charlotte area

Want to travel more but all the flights seem too expensive? Tired of having to stalk different travel pages to find a deal? Don’t want to spend all your time checking different airline sites just to find flights that fit your schedule? We have the solution just for you! Each deal we send includes an easy-to-book clickable link so within a few steps you can have your next vacation booked.

April Powers Travel - The greater Charlotte area

April Powers Travel - The greater Charlotte area

April Powers works with busy couples and families who want a headache-free vacation or honeymoon. She’s been planning vacations, honeymoons and group travel since 2007. She prides herself on a personable style of business – meaning she is always the voice that will speak with you on the phone. She’s your single point of contact throughout your entire experience. While she has an entire support staff to back her up, she promises to work directly with you at all times.

Nada’s Italy - The greater Charlotte area

Nada’s Italy - The greater Charlotte area

Amazing food, world-class wine, vibrant local culture, family traditions, timeless history, priceless artwork, breath-taking landscapes. All these things can be found and experienced in one remarkable country: Italy. Nada’s Italy Tours is a boutique travel company that focuses on creating experiences that connect people.

Travel Checklist

Travel Checklist

Use this check list to ensure you’re fully prepared for that much needed vacation getaway!

Pet Insurance

Pet First

Pet First

Founded in 2004, PetFirst has provided coverage to tens of thousands of dogs and cats across the U.S. PetFirst has a strong track record of delivering outstanding service and maintaining trust through its emphasis on community and support of local humane societies and shelters.
24 Pet Watch

24 Pet Watch

24 Pet Watch wants to help your pet have the best care possible, and in the last year they reimbursed over $42 million* in claims to pet owners like you in the U.S. and Canada. Their flexible pet insurance policies offer coverage for accidents and illnesses, and for just a little more per month, you can even opt for wellness coverage to get reimbursed for routine and preventive care, too.

Figo

Figo

Pet insurance made simple! Figo has flipped the script to provide the modern pet parent with clear choices and the latest technology. Choose from three flexible plans that can be customized to meet your budget needs. Their insurance plans may reimburse up to 100% of your actual vet bill for unexpected illnesses and injuries.

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