Pets: A Guide for Boston Pet Lovers

Discover the best services and products across the city for your furry friend.

By J.L. Johnson | Boston Magazine |

BOSTON IS A pet owner’s dream — great vets, shops, sitters, walkers, groomers, and adventures (hello, Harbor Islands dog cruise!). How do we know? We polled hundreds of readers for their favorites and tested services and products across the city in order to bring you the go-to guide for pet love in the Hub.

Resources: Our editors’ go-to guide for animal essentials in the Hub.

Healthcare: A look at the city’s make-it-all-better mecca, plus some of our favorite local vets and a Q & A with Dr. Nick Trout, author of Love Is the Best Medicine.

Playtime: Great outings with your dog, and a curated calendar of pet-friendly events.

Pampering: One-of-a-kind ways to spoil ’em rotten. Bonus: A pet photography portfolio.

Photo album: Snapshots of notable Bostonians and their pets, plus some of our favorite outtakes.

Expert advice: Is pet insurance right for you? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? We ask; local pros answer.

The Pet Survey: Results from Boston’s exclusive online poll of animal lovers. Bonus: Who owns what on Beacon Hill.

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