Pet Stores and Services Around Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario, sure isn’t short of pet stores and services! There are many different options to shop for holistic and healthy pet foods, as well as specialty businesses for things like aquariums, grooming and training.

Bark & Fitz

Bark & Fitz is a Canadian chain store that sells all types of holistic and healthy foods for dogs, and there is one store in Ottawa. Aside from foods, they also sell gear, treats, toys and gifts. These stores even have bakeries that bake dog biscuits from human-grade ingredients.

The Pampered Pet

The Pampered Pet sells healthy foods for pets, such as a full line of raw diets for cats and dogs. They also have grooming facilities, and sell assorted pets, like birds, small animals, fish and reptiles. The Pampered Pet has cats that hang out in the store while customers shop.

Natural Pet Foods

Natural Pet Foods has one of its locations in Westboro Village, Ottawa. They are a family business that sells cat and dog items without any animal by-products, chemical preservatives or artificial coloring or flavoring. They look for unique items to put in their stock, and support local artisans. This store also offers grooming. There are also dog training sessions, for puppies, basic and advanced levels.

Critter Jungle

Critter Jungle is yet another Ottawa option to shop for natural and holistic pet foods and other products. They sell things not only for cats and dogs, but also for birds, reptiles, small animals and fish.

Wag Pet Shop

Wag Pet Shop describes itself as “a posh shop for spoiled pets.” They host social events for dogs and their owners, like puppy parties and Greyhound gatherings, along with other interesting special events, like educational seminars. This place also has a great selection of top-quality pet foods.


Marinescape is a saltwater aquarium store that sells many necessary products for home ecosystems.

Best Friends Dog Training

Best Friends Dog Training offers a wide array of dog classes, such as puppy kindergarten, different levels of obedience, scent, agility, tricks and more.

Dawn of a New Day

Dawn of a New Day is a lovely salon for dog and cat grooming and styling in downtown Ottawa. They also sell some retail products for shoppers, like stain removal kits, boots for dogs, tooth and oral care, bio-degradable waste bags and other interesting items.

Upcoming Bird Events in the US and Canada

There are so many great bird events coming up the next two weekends, such as conventions, art workshops, expos, seminars and lectures. They are occurring all throughout the US and Canada!

Canadian Parrot Conference

Holiday Inn

Guleph, Ontario, Canada

November 13-15

This is a big event where bird enthusiasts can conglomerate and share their love of parrots. Experts from all around the world travel here to share their knowledge. There will be seminars, workshops and vendors. The general public can go to the showroom at $2/head. Pet birds are allowed to join you at this conference. This event will help out some charities, including the World Parrot Trust, the Loro Parque Fundacion and the Education Committee of the AVA. There will also be a Saturday banquet from 7-10 PM and a Friday social at 7-10 PM.

Rocky Mountain Bird Expo

National Western Complex

Denver, Colorado

November 14, 15

This event will take place from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on both days. It is $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors and children under 12. There will be a display of birds, bird toys, bird supplies, vendors, cages, stands, carriers, perches, gifts, clothes, art work, information and more. There will also be raffles and guest speakers.

Bird Fair

IUE Hall

Dayton, Ohio

November 15

This event will take place from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be vendors with birds, cages, toys, feed and supplies.

Holiday Season Toy-Making Workshop

Marina Village Conference Center, Room D-6

San Diego, California

November 15

This workshop will take place from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, and check-in is at 12:30 PM. It is a hands-on workshop that will educate you about identifying different parrot play styles. It will also teach you how to make a variety of bird toys and ideas for toy-making materials. You’ll be able to make two different parrot toys for the holiday season! There will be light refreshments. It is $30 for PEAC members, and $35 for non members, and you must register in advance.


2009 National Cage Bird Show

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

November 19-21

This event is open to the public on Friday from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, and on Saturday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. There will be some educational seminars, and lots of different birds on display, a judging competition and vendors.

Behavior Problems Seminar

Robber Morris University-Patrick Henry Center

Moon Township, Pennsylvania

November 21

This lecture will begin at 10:00 AM, and will cover ways of dealing with screaming, biting and feather destruction. You must register in advance to attend this event.