Best Pet Stores in Greeley

You love your animals! And providing the best food and care is important to you. Of course, you are looking for the best pet store that provides you with quality products, excellent service, and competitive prices!

We are going to investigate many of those that handle everything having to do with dogs and cats. However, I am not forgetting that many of you have a more exotic or rare animal and you care about enriching their lives too.

If you have a bird, rabbit, turtle, snake, or other interesting animal in your family, finding everything that they need for them to thrive can be time-consuming. So the following should help you gather as much information in order for you to make a well-informed decision for your pet.

Wild Things Exotic Pets

This is a pet store that educates prospective pet parents on snakes, lizards, tortoises, and turtles. They also have everything you could want for arachnids, insects, frogs, and amphibians. Wild Things Exotic Pets has an exemplary presence throughout Northern Colorado, and even into the surrounding states, as they bring their tremendous knowledge and expertise to the expos they take part in.

You will find everything that you’ll need for your new friend, from bedding, cages, and cleaning supplies. For specialized food and enrichment toys, that your new snake, lizard, or turtle may need, Wild Things Exotic Pets has got you covered!

Wild Things Exotic Pets also has an educational program to help the new parent understand the specific requirements of their exotic pet. Additionally, if you have a budding non-furry animal enthusiast they have birthday party packages that are sure to please!

Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Wholesome pet foods, adoption events, and loyalty programs are just a few of the great offerings at Bentley’s Pet Stuff in Greeley. They also have a qualified grooming service and provide a self-wash center if you are so inclined to do it yourself!

An added benefit is the mixology rotational pet feeding program that will help your pets live happier lives. The rotation of vitamins and supplements as well as proteins and food brands is one way of maintaining your pet’s optimal health.

Take a moment to look at their concept that foods have a cool, neutral, or hot effect on your pet’s health! The way that foods can interact with your particular animal can benefit them once you have identified what works best for them.

They are happy to guide pet parents who are looking to provide their dog or cat with a variety of fresh foods and vegetables.

Don’t worry, they have your cat covered too. Cat scratchers, cat towers, soft beds, dog harnesses, leashes, and toys are just a small part of what they have to offer.

Brands like Ark Naturals, Nulo, Fussie Cat, and Inception are just a few of the many excellent food brands available to you!

Kaylor of Colorado

Since 1976 Kaylor has been sourcing the majority of their natural seeds, fruits, vegetables, and nuts from local farmers and then manufacturing it right here in Greeley, using clean quality ingredients.

These ultra-premium foods provide the right nutrition for your birds such as Macaw, Parrot, Finch, Canary, Conure, and more! You will find an excellent selection of Guinea Pig, Rabbit, and rodent feed that will keep your pocket pets healthy as well!

Sweet Harvest, McBrides, Rainforest Exotics, and Country Blends are all created for the specific needs of your bird or birds.

You can feel confident that your bird, rabbit, or guinea pig will thrive with any of the great blends that Kaylor Of Colorado makes.

Petsmart of Greeley

This is a larger store that will carry pretty much everything you are looking to purchase for any type of pet you may have. There are veterinarians, a pharmacy, groomers, and multiple sections for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, and small animals like rats, guinea pigs etc.

You will find a large selection of many name-brand foods and a wide variety of leashes, collars, and harnesses.

Cat towers, toys, and catnip will keep your kitty happy and mentally stimulated.

They also carry vitamins, supplements, and even pheromones for cats and dogs to help manage any stress issues you may encounter.

When you are getting a new pet it’s always best to learn as much as possible about the animal and their care. At Petsmart, the learning center helps provide the knowledge you’ll need in order to provide the best possible care for your pet.



Q: Do all pet stores carry everything I may need for my reptile?

A: Most pet stores carry a little of everything, but if you have a specialized pet it may be best to look for one that can offer you exactly what your pet needs.


Q: I want to get a rabbit, but I don’t know anything about them.

A: Take the time to research how to care for a rabbit and to determine if they are a right fit for you and your family. You’ll find the larger pet stores have learning centers that may be of value to you. Or you could benefit from the one-on-one attention that a smaller pet store can offer.


Q: I have several large parrots and a few smaller birds, can I just feed them the same thing?

A: Each bird, whether small or large, has very different dietary requirements. So it’s vital that you check in with a knowledgeable person to understand what to feed according to that bird’s nutritional needs, and in what quantities. Specialty pet stores will be able to provide this information for you.


In conclusion, there are some really great pet stores in Greeley! Should you prefer a small independent pet store that specializes in specific blends for exotics, you can feel confident that your pet will be getting the best of what Greeley has to offer.

Additionally, the larger pet stores in the area can provide you with a wide variety of products to choose from, so that you can meet all your pet’s needs and give them a long, happy, and healthy life!

5 Things To Do On The Weekend in Greeley

5 Things To Do On The Weekend in Greeley

In need of some fun activities to do in Greeley, Colorado this weekend? Greeley is a growing city that has a lot of unique weekend activities to offer. Here’s a list of 5 things to do this weekend, with all of them being family-friendly– and some being dog-friendly too!

1. Walking The Poudre River Trail

The Poudre River Trail is a scenic trail that runs between Greeley and Windsor. This beautiful trail is completely paved and follows a winding river known as the Cache la Poudre River. This trail offers a scenic journey through wetland meadows, cottonwood trees, and farmland. This trail is perfect for those looking for a walk or jog with their dog, without the noise of the city.

Visit the Poudre River Trails website for the trail map, trail etiquette, conditions, and more.

2.  Ice Skate at the Ice Haus

Ice skating is a fun and unique activity to do over the weekend, regardless of the season. The Greeley Ice Haus, located in Downtown Greeley, has a public ice rink for skating during the week and weekend. If you skate during the evening on a Friday or Saturday you can experience ‘cosmic skating,’ which is a lights-out rink except for a disco ball and lasers flashing on the ice.

For more information on public skating hours and events, visit the Greeley Ice Haus Calendar.

3. Watch a movie at the historic Kress Cinema and Lounge

Also located downtown is the Kress Cinema, which is a renovated theatre that was originally built in 1929! This theatre offers a unique historic ambiance along with a full-service bar and restaurant. You can enjoy your snacks, dinner, and drinks during the movie, or in their lounge area. All in all, the Kress is an elevated cinema experience and is a favorite weekend spot for Greeley locals.

Check out The Kress Cinema for more information and showtimes.

4. Go downtown to grab a bite to eat

Greeley has a variety of fun spots to grab a bite to eat or enjoy some drinks, especially in the downtown area. Luckily, a plethora of establishments, including restaurants and bars, have outdoor seating that is dog-friendly!

Dog-Friendly Establishments in Greeley

5. Check out the Centennial Village Museum

Greeley is rich in history. Visit the Centennial Village Museum and go back in time to learn about life on the prairie and the story of Western settlers who lived in the Colorado high plains. The Centennial Village Museum is special because it provides a ‘living experience’ taking you back to the past, including costumed actors, live farm animals, and acres of landscaped land. Depending on the time of year, there are different events and activities for the whole family. This museum is one you definitely will want to check out!

For more information, check out the Centennial Village Museum.


Greeley is a growing city with lots to see and do. Get out this weekend and take advantage of all the activities Greeley has to offer!

Greeley Dog Parks

Greeley Dog Parks

Have you been on the lookout for a place for your dog to play and socialize with other dogs in Greeley, Colorado? Although Greeley is a growing city with plenty of parks to choose from, many parks do not allow dogs and all prohibit them from being off-leash. Here are a few dog parks in Greeley that offer a fun and safe space for your dog to play! 

Rover Run Dog Park

5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, Colorado

Rover Run Dog Park offers 3 acres of fenced land for dogs to run around off-leash. It’s the perfect park to give your dog a lot of space to play.

Freedom Park

2095 42nd St, Evans, Colorado

Freedom Park includes a fenced area for dogs to play. It includes agility equipment, a mix of grassy and gravel areas, water fountains, and a separate area for smaller dogs.

Waggin’ Tail Dog Park

Balsam Avenue, Greeley, Colorado

Waggin’ Tail Dog Park is a grassy, fenced park with separated areas depending on the size of your dog. There are benches and some shade at this dog park. However, it is recommended you bring water for your dog because there are no water fountains available at this park.

Please Note:

Although all of the dog parks listed allow off-leash play, you are still required to bring a leash for your dog to have on hand.

Which is your favorite? Let us know @WetNosesPetSitting.

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Greeley_Header

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Greeley

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Greeley_Header

Loosing a pet can be extremely scary, especially if you do not know where to start looking. There is a lot of information out there on how to find a missing pet, but I wanted to write something specific to Greeley, so you can just go down the checklist and get it done.

1. The Basics

For the first few minutes after a pet goes missing, you want to start with the basics.

  • Do a patrol of the area to see if you find any evidence of Odin
  • Talk to the neighbors, especially anyone working outside, to see if they noticed Odin going by
  • If Odin is a dog, swing by his favorite places to walk or any place for playdates to see if he went there
  • Read up on How to Catch a Loose Dog for some tips if you do see him running free

2. Who to Contact First

You have done the basic search and turned up nothing. This is typically 15-30 minutes after you have realized Odin is missing. Now it is time to reach out for help.

  • Humane Society of Weld County – Call and give them a heads up that you lost your pet.
    • (970) 506-9550
    • 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620
  • If Odin has a microchip, contact the company to let them know he is missing and how to reach you, just in case your information is not up to date.
  • Contact any veterinarians, groomers, and pet supply stores in your immediate area (around a mile from where she went missing), in case someone picks him up and brings him in.

Below is a list of shelters the Humane Society of Weld County recommends contacting as well. Your pet may have been dropped off at one of the surrounding shelters.

3. Social Media Time!

The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding a pet. Your friends and complete strangers are going to be happy to help you search the interwebs for any news of Buddy.

  • Post on all of your personal social media networks. Include a recent picture, where and when she went missing and any directions you want people to follow, such as how to contact you, not to chase Odin, Odin is afraid of men, etc. Specifically ask people to share the post. If you know any people in the animal world, such as your normal dog walker or groomer, ask them to share since they have such a large reach.
  • Post on these pages. There are many pages specifically dedicated to helping reunite missing pets with their people. Post on as many as you can, but start with Facebook. That is where we have had the most luck in recent years.
    • Lost and Found Pets of Northern Colorado – a Facebook group that is very active and easy to post in.
    • Nextdoor – This is a newish system for people to coordinate with their neighborhoods on various subjects. When you post it can be seen by those directly in your area.
    • Post on Fort Collins Craigslist in the Community -> Pets section as well as Community -> Lost+Found. There is no charge to do so. Greeley doesn’t have its own dedicated section. Posting in the closest one is your best bet.
    • PetFBI – Fill out their form to add your report to their database.
    • PawBoost – You can pay for upgraded service, but they list your pet for free on Facebook and in their database.
    • LostMyDoggie – They post on Facebook but they also alert local shelters and rescues.
    • LostMyKitty – Similar to LostMyDoggie but for cats!
    • PetKey – A smaller page, but everything helps!
    • Northern Colorado Pet Lovers – A group ran by Wet Noses Pet Sitting. It’s a small group but another set of eyes always helps!
  • Head out and continue looking for Odin. Make sure you are able to answer the phone if someone calls! Ask your neighbors to check their garages, sheds, and yards to make sure he is not hiding there.

Close-up portrait of a black and white domestic cat sitting in the arms of an adult woman, indoors.

4. What is the Next Step?

If you are approaching evening, there are a few steps you can take, especially if Odin is shy and still might be in the area.

  1. Double-check with any neighbors coming home to make sure they did not see him earlier in the day.
  2. Consider leaving your door open so Odin can come in at night if he was lost from your home.
  3. If Odin is a cat, place his litter box outside where he can smell it.

5. The Next Day

You have done all of the fast, easy options and Odin has not been found. Now is time to dig in and spread the word that Odin is missing.

  • File a lost pet report if you have not already done so. Animals can travel surprisingly long ways and folks sometimes pick them up and take them to their local shelter, which may not be Weld County.
  • Check the Humane Society of Weld County’s Lost Pets page. Your pet may end up on here. Animals are held for 5 days.
  • Post a lost pet ad in the paper. It may seem outdated, but they are still read regularly.
  • Contact local breed rescues that relate to Odin. For instance, if he is a Golden Retriever, contact the local Golden rescue. There are too many for me to list here, and they change regularly, so search online for one. You can also contact All Breed Rescue Network at (888) 440-6467. They keep a running list of breed rescues in the Colorado area. Sometimes breed rescues will be able to offer more suggestions or help specific to your breed.
  • Print off flyers from one of the sources you used yesterday. Post flyers in veterinary hospitals, groomers, trainers, pet supply stores, the dog park, and anywhere animal-related. Many local businesses also have community boards. Start with businesses near you and increase the distance the longer Odin is missing. Posting flyers on mailboxes and phone poles is illegal, although many people do it.
  • Continue to update posts online. People will be wondering if you found Odin and you want to keep them searching. Ask for help again and for people to keep sharing your posts.
  • Talk to people in the neighborhood where Odin went missing. Offer a reward for any information leading to finding him.
  • If you hear of people spotting him, go to that area and search. Shy animals can be very hard to catch, especially during active times of the day when there are a lot of people around. If you believe he might be in the area, go out during quiet times in the evening or morning when he is more likely to appear. You can also look at renting a humane trap if you are sure he is there but cannot catch him.

White small dog in playfulness. Portrait

6. DO NOT Give Up Hope

The longer you search the more discouraged you become. Keep looking! Here are a few searches I have helped with over the years for people I know:

  • A small, very shy dog went missing. We tracked her to a neighborhood where kids had spotted her (we paid them to keep an eye out for her). After a few days, we were not able to find her until a kid came forward. A woman in the neighborhood had picked her up and had given her to a family member in Colorado Springs. Once confronted we were able to get her back.
  • A dog ran out of his front door. The neighbors a few houses down saw him, but not not the people at the end of the block. He vanished! They continued searching and found him late that night being walked by a nice couple who lived down the street. They had been leaving earlier when they saw him run by, so they put him in the garage and then left for a few hours. They had just returned home.
  • A woman’s dog had been missing for months. She sent out flyers to shelters across the country and he showed up in Fort Collins. Turned out a trucker had picked her up and driven her across 3 states before dropping her off at the local shelter!

We regularly hear stories of animals being reunited years after going missing due to their microchips. Keep that information up-to-date and continue your search!

7. Once you Find Your Pet

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and you must feel so relieved!

  • Take the moment and enjoy it. Do not scold Odin, he is just happy to see you!
  • Plan a trip to the vet if your pet was gone for a while or appears to be injured.
  • Go back and take down those flyers, lost pet reports and postings online so that everyone knows you found your fur kid.
  • Return the favor and share information about missing pets for other people!

Weld County Lost Pet Infographic


If you have a resource that is not listed, Please Let Us Know so we can get it added!

5 Things To Do In Greeley This Fourth of July

5 Things To Do In Greeley This Fourth of July

5 Things To Do In Greeley This Fourth of July


Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Greeley, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Greeley Stampede

Celebrating 100 years, the Greeley Stampede is one of the most popular events in Greeley, Colorado. This year will be the biggest yet! With more than 120 businesses and organizations from the Rocky Mountain region participating.

More details:

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:00AM
  • Where: Starts at 19th Street and ends downtown at Lincoln Park near 5th Street.
  • Activities: Flyover, Floats, Marching Bands, Equestrian Entries

Greeley Stampede Demolition Derby

Want more adrenaline than marching bands and floats? The Demolition Derby is happening this July 4th!

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 4:00PM
  • Where: Greeley Stampede
  • Activities: Demolition Derby!!

You can buy tickets at or by calling the ticket office at 970-356-7787. Tickets start at $20.

Greeley Stampede Fireworks

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:30PM
  • Where: Island Grove Regional Park

And for the adults…

Independence Day Fireworks @ Wiley Roots Brewing Co.

Want to get one of the best seats in the house? Reserve your table at Wiley Roots Brewing Co. for up to 8 people – beer is included!

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 8:00PM (Seating Begins)
  • Where: Wiley Roots Brewing Co.
  • Activities: Fireworks, Beer Included

Tiered Tray Workshop with Sally Otto

While not on Fourth of July this fun workshop can put you in the Independence Day spirit.

  • When: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 5:30PM – 7:30PM
  • Where: Lincoln Park Emporium Creative’s Studio
  • Activities: Theme’d tiered tray table, drinks and snacks are included!

Admission to this event is $30.

There you have it. 5 Things to do in Greeley This Fourth of July! Actually that’s more than five 🤔😃 We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

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Pet Lovers Guide to Greeley


Are you one of the many pet lovers living in Greeley? Or maybe you are thinking of getting a pet soon. Either way, eventually you will need a Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, Cat Sitter, Vet, Dog Trainer, Groomer, Rescue or Pet Shop.

But how do you find the best solution for you and your pets? We have put together a list of resources for pet lovers to make this easier for you!


Greeley Pet Sitter

Choosing the right pet sitter for your pet can be difficult. You want to ensure your sitter is correct for your household and your pets. Because of that, we put together an ebook A Pet Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker to give you all of the information you need to hire a pet sitter that is a good match for you.


Greeley Dog Walker

Dog walkers are great for dog who have a lot of energy and people who do not have enough time. A dog walk can be nice for a day when you work late, or just cannot get away to take out your pup. To learn about how to hire a dog walker, take a look at our ebook A Pet Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker. This can guide you through why you may need a dog walker, how they work and how you find one that is a wonderful match for your household.

If you want to learn about the Benefits of Regular Dog Walks, read our recent article. If you want to learn about our dog walking services, take a look at our services page.


Pet Supply Stores Around Greeley

Greeley has some wonderful places to shop for all of the supplies you need for your pets. We are a huge fan of shopping local whenever possible, and we believe locally-owned stores tend to have better-educated employees to give you advice.

We have collected a list of our favorite pet supply stores in town:

A good pet supply store should be able to offer suggestions on products based on your pet’s health needs. Ask some questions and if you do not feel comfortable then try a different store.


Greeley Rescues

As such an animal-friendly city, Greeley has a wide variety of rescues. It would be impossible to list them all here, but we wanted to provide you the groups that are large and most likely to be able to meet your needs. Whether you want to adopt a new pet or just have questions, these rescues are all great!

Here are the rescues most likely to be of assistance:

If one of these organizations cannot answer your questions, they will refer you to someone who can.


Greeley Veterinarians

With Greeley being so CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we are flush with amazing veterinarians. Choosing a veterinarian that is a good fit for you is an important step in your pet care.

Here is a list of veterinarians in Greeley:

Learn more about each of these clinics to see which one is a good match for you! Best Vets in Greeley, Colorado

If you need help choosing your new veterinarian, read our recent article 5 Tips to Picking a Veterinarian You Love.


Greeley Emergency Veterinarians

When you have a pet emergency, you want to make sure to get the best care for your animal, no matter what time of day! Emergency vet clinics are open 24/7, 365 days a year and can be a lifesaver when you need one. It is important to know where your closest clinic is so you know where to go right away.

Here are emergency veterinary clinics:


Greeley Dog Trainers

All dogs can use a little training, whether it be the normal sit and stay, or learning how to stop your puppy from chewing on your shoes. Plus training classes can be fun for you and your dog to have some bonding time! Dogs are smart animals and need to use their brains to keep them from getting bored.

Here are dog trainers in the Greeley area:

When choosing a dog trainer you want to pick one that works with your dog in a positive and fear-free manner.


Greeley Dog-Friendly Hotels

If you are coming to Greeley to visit or if you find yourself needing to stay in a hotel for a while, you want to have a hotel that is friendly for your dog.

We have made a list of hotels that are dog friendly and wonderful for you!

If you are visiting Greeley and need to leave your dog while you go out for an activity, consider having a pet sitter come to stay in your hotel. This will give your dog company and make sure she does not get in any trouble while you are gone. We provide extended stays for these types of trips which you can learn about in our services.


Greeley Dog Groomers

A good haircut is important to the health and happiness of your dog. Considerate groomers can make the grooming process as easy as possible.

We have collected a list of groomers in Greeley:

If you would like to get tips on how to pick the perfect groomer, read our recent article 5 Places for Dog Grooming in Fort Collins.


Self-Service Dog Washes in Greeley

If your dog does not need all the trimmings, it can sometimes be easier to clean them up yourself. It is wonderful to go to a self-service dog wash where you can use their space to get your pup clean without making a mess of your bathroom.

We have collected a list of self-service dog washes in Greeley:

To learn more about costs of using a self-service dog wash, read our recent article How Much Does it Cost to Use a Self Service Dog Wash?


Greeley Catteries

When you are traveling you can either hire a pet sitter or board your cat in a cattery. There are advantages of each, and if you decide to board your cat there are a variety of options.

We have collected a list of nearby catteries:

If you are considering hiring a pet sitter, look at advantages of cat sitting and take a look at our services.


Dog Boarding Kennels in Greeley

 When leaving town you can either hire a pet sitter or board your dog in a kennel.

We have collected a list of the top places to board your dog in Greeley:

If you are considering pet sitting, read our recent article Why Should I Hire a Dog Sitter, and look at our services.


Greeley Doggy Daycare

When your dog needs some extra exercise, you have two options:

  1. Send your dog to daycare
  2. Hire a dog walker to exercise your dog

Dog daycare can be great for well-socialized dogs who enjoy the company of other dogs. If you are unsure if daycare is a good option, read our recent article Doggy Daycare vs Dog Walker.

Here are a couple of the doggy daycares in Greeley:

If you are thinking about using a dog walker take a look at our services.


Greeley Poop Scooper

If you love your dog but do not love cleaning up after him then you may need a poop-scooping company!


Top Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Greeley

During nice weather, it can be a bonus to be able to take your dog with you when you go out to eat. In Greeley we have many, many food options to choose from, so you might as well pick one where you can bring your pup!

These are good pet-friendly restaurants in Greeley:


Greeley Dog Parks

In Greeley, folks love their dogs and we want them to have as much fun as possible! For well-socialized dogs, that can mean a trip to the dog park is a favorite activity.

Here in Greeley, we have a beautiful dog park:

  • Freedom Park – It has separate areas for different dogs and is beautifully built.


Do you have a resource you think should be added to the Pet Lovers Guide to Greeley? Let us know via our contact form so we can check it out!