When looking for a place to live, location is important, as well as cost, size, and amenities. For pet owners, another factor must be considered: Whether the property allows animals. Pet-friendly apartments in Greenville, SC aren’t easy to come by, but Palmetto Place is one property that welcomes furry friends with open arms. We’ve even compiled a guide to pet-related services in the area, which you might find useful:
Pet supplies and grooming
You’re likely to need pet food, treats, and other supplies at least a few times a month. Luckily, there’s a Petsmart and a Petco nearby where you can stock up on the essentials as well as get your pet groomed. If you’re interested in supporting a local business, Paw Paws USA is a good option. This shop sells its own line of collars, leashes, harnesses, and dog beds. Another local business, The Barkery Bistro, sells all-natural dog and cat food as well as accessories and toys. It also offers bathing, grooming, and even manicures and pedicures using pet-friendly nail polishes. If you’d rather take the reigns and wash your dog yourself, but don’t have the space to do so at home, visit Paws and Claws. It has several self-serve dog wash stations, and it also sells pet supplies, accessories, and clothing.
Having outdoor playtime with your dog is important, whether it’s in a dog park or a park that’s pet-friendly. When it comes to dog parks in Greenville, you have both options. The 126-acre Cleveland Park in downtown Greenville offers Canine Corner, a fenced dog park that has doggie drinking fountains and plenty of space for dogs to run around. A popular spot for leashed dog walking is Falls Park, located along the Reedy River, as well as Paris Mountain State Park. Both parks have scenic walking trails that you and your dog are sure to enjoy.
If you have to go out of town and can’t take your furry friend, or if your dog would benefit from a change of scenery during the day while you’re at work, there are a few spots in town that can help. Tail Lights Dogs provides dog daycare and overnight boarding, and it also offers dog training if your pooch could use a brush-up on manners. If your dog has never been boarded before, Tail Lights offers a one-night trial stay so you and your pup can be more comfortable with the experience. Top Dog Ltd. can accommodate dogs as well as cats for overnight stays, and it recently unveiled a bone-shaped outdoor dog pool that’s capable of being heated and cooled.
The local area has several well-respected veterinary practices for when your pet gets ill, needs routine wellness care, or needs emergency treatment. Cleveland Park Animal Hospital has been open since 1944 and offers a full range of care, from pet dental care to veterinary surgery. Foothills Veterinary Hospital is another full-service practice, and it distinguishes itself by its special partnership with local animal rescues. Foothills offers online appointment requests and also has a boarding facility on-site. A 24-hour animal hospital, Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Center, is located a bit farther north in Flat Rock, NC. If your pet needs specialized care that a regular animal hospital can’t provide, you may receive a referral to Upstate Veterinary Specialists, regarded as the top provider of advanced medical, surgical, oncological, dental, and eye care for pets in the region.