Best of Savannah 2018: Pets

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From thousands of reader surveys comes our inimitable Best of Everything list. Categories run from appetizers to desserts, bike shops to barbershops. Here, the year’s best food, including fine dining, outdoor dining, coffee house, brunch and more. 


Top Dog Grooming Spa | 50 Berwick Blvd.
What they’re all about: Posh pampering for claws and paws
Insider pick: Spa Package
Runner-up: Carol’s Pampered Pets

Dog trainer

Carol’s Pampered Pets | 341 Commercial Drive
What they’re all about: Old and young dogs learn new tricks with custom training
Insider pick: Opt for private or group lessons
Runner-up: Brian King, K9 Hero

Tonya Rintye of The Hipster Hound. Photo by Beau Kester

Doggie Daycare: The Hipster Hound

There are a couple of things we feel really set us apart. The first is the Wag’n Wagon, our doggy shuttle bus service that picks up and drops off your dog for daycare or boarding during the week in downtown, Ardsley Park and Midtown. The second is the fact we are open Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for daycare and boarding pick up and drop off.  When we first decided to open our facility, we wanted to be convenient for our clients and their schedules. Being open seven days a week allows our clients to reunite sooner with their fur baby rather than having to wait until we are open again like other facilities.

              — Tonya Rintye, The Hipster Hound

Runner-up: Catnip-n-Biscuits

Pet sitter/dog walker

Savannah Pet Sitters, LLC Comes to you!
What they’re all about: Dog walking and pet sitting for busybodies and their fur babies
Insider tip: Have your sitter pick up your dry-cleaning or groceries with an errands add-on
Runner-up: Blissful Buddha Pet Services 

Pet supplies

Woof Gang Bakery  | 425A E. River St.137 Bull St. 202 W. St. Julian St. 
305 W. St. Julian St.1601 Bull St. 
What they’re all about: Gourmet treats, adorable duds and premium brands 
Insider pick: Personalized treats for good boys and girls
Runner-up: Bentley’s Pet Stuff 

Veterinarian Clinic

Savannah Veterinary Medical Center | 2014 E. Victory Drive 
What they’re all about: Comprehensive pet care in a convenient location
Insider tip: Checkups, vaccinations, and surgery all available
Runner-up: Southside Animal Hospital 


Allison Witherow, Allison Animal Care | 715 Mall Blvd. 
What they’re all about: Expert, kindhearted care 
Insider tip: Military discounts available
Runner-up: Stanley Lester, Island Veterinary Clinic

Veterinarian specialist

Paul Shealy, Veterinary Specialists of the Southeast  | 335 Stephenson Ave. 
What they’re all about: Pioneering practice in surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation 
Insider tip: Online forms make it easy 
Runner-up: Jason King, Live Oak Veterinary Neurology