Posted in: Pets Posted on: Jun 1st, 2016

Calling All Pet Owners: Check Out These Facilities in Milwaukee

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Finding pet friendly apartments in Milwaukee, WI can be a challenge all on its own, but once you sign a lease, there’s still more to do—like track down a new vet, dog park, and groomer. To alleviate some of the stress, we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are four of the top pet friendly spots in Milwaukee, all within a short drive of some of the city’s best pet-friendly apartments.


St. Paul Veterinary Clinic sits right on 27th Street, a haven for ailing animals and their owners. The employees here are highly skilled and trained, which means they’re more than capable of tackling any health issue. From delivering a simple check-up or administering vaccines to performing surgery and dentistry services, the vets do everything with compassion to ensure that your pet is comfortable. They can often use laser technology to make surgery as minimally invasive as possible. Plus, there’s a lab in-house, and the clinic sells prescription food, so you won’t have to make a second stop after the vet. St. Paul Veterinary Clinic is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Dog Park

The enclosed dog exercise area at Granville Park only has fences lining three of the four sides. The Menomonee River serves as the fourth border, which means pups get a beautiful waterfront view—and access to some waves for splashing—when they come to run around here. Even outside the confines of the dog exercise area, pooches can explore nature as long as they’re on-leash. Note that this dog exercise area does not have a separate space for small dogs, so if your pup is particularly tiny or timid, you may want to check out the dog parks at Estabrook, Runway, or Warnimont instead, which all have small dog enclosures. Granville Park’s dog exercise area is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Pet Groomer

A trip to the day spa might be relaxing for you, but for a cat or a dog, it can be a pretty stressful experience. That’s why EmBARK Pet Spa‘s groomers approach each session with compassion and a gentle spirit, immediately putting even skittish animals at ease. Although the exact service you select will vary depending on the size and breed of your animal, EmBARK does offer a few standard packages, such as the basic FURminator Treatment. The treatment begins with a sudsy de-shedding shampoo, followed up by a detangling conditioner, and then the groomer brushes any loose fur from your critter’s coat. EmBARK is open various hours Tuesday through Saturday.

Pet Sitter

While You Were Out is a far cry from the typical kennel. When your pet stays here overnight, so do the staff members, and they’re more than happy to welcome cuddly animals into their beds. If your pup isn’t much of a snuggler, he’ll have plenty of pet beds to pick from, too, including ones that are low to the ground to accommodate older animals. Since the boarding facility is set up more like a home than a kennel, there are also couches where he can curl up. In addition to overnight boarding, While You Were Out also offers pet-sitting visits to your home, as well as doggy daycare. While You Were Out operates around the clock, but ask about drop-off hours before you bring your pet here.

With so many local spots and service providers for animals , moving into pet friendly apartments in Milwaukee should be a breeze!