Just PETS!

River Oaks is pet-friendly and we'd like you to share your personal recommendations for pet services, including boarding kennel, pet sitter, breeder/rescue/shelter/pet store*, general information websites, groomer (mobile pet service/onsite/drop off), nutrition, pet information website, pet supplies, or veterinarian.

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*People have strong feelings about how or how not to acquire a pet and horror stories exist, but many positive experiences exist about all sources, so only recommendations from community members will be listed.


Underlined business names are linked to websites and individual names to email addresses to contact for more information.  Thank you.

Boarding-Pet Sitting - See also Veternarians


BEECHNUT KENNELS - 525 E. Central Avenue, Edgewater, MD, (410) 798-4304. Managed by Melissa Medick. Day care and boarding services.

  • I have used Beechnut Kennels exclusively for years now and have been very satisfied.
  • I know many people who use them and LOVE them.
BROOKE'S PET SITTING.  410-212-0939.  Brooke Kathleen Bell lives nearby in South River Landing, has been pet sitting for 15 years (including for River Oaks residents) and provides services including multi-visit walks, overnight stays, dog park trips, daytime puppy transportation, and more.  "With Brooke's Pet Sitting, your pets are treated like loved members of your family, as they should be!"  Check out Brooke's outstanding website for photos. services and rates.

  410-818-7527 (mobile/text.) Experienced Veterinarian Technician at the South Arundel Veterinary Hospital.

Find a Pet:  Breeders - Rescue - Shelters - Pet Stores

DOGS FINDING DOGS:  410-908-6374. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of highly trained handlers and dogs that can track and find a lost pet. Dogs have been trained to search and locate your pet by pin pointing an area where your pet has traveled!  "Our Noses Know Where Your Pet Goes!!!!




PRECIOUS PUPS143 Mitchells Chance Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037, (410) 956-3919. Precious Pups & Paws serves clients looking for a top quality designer and pure breed puppies coming from Washington, Baltimore, Annapolis, Maryland, and other neighboring areas. Precious Pups & Paws is family owned and operated, and are lifetime pet owners with experience in breeding. Watch this video from 11/2016 aired on WJLA: 

"Precious Pups & Paws brings the adorable to Good Morning Washington post-election day"


General Information




HOW TO AFFORD A SERVICE DOG - This information was provided by David Lafferty, Bankrate, Inc., 1675 Broadway 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10019 as a free resource.  It's full of useful information to help those who are unable to afford the cost of a service animal.  Bankrate created a guide that explains several options for covering the cost of a service dog, breaks down the total costs of obtaining a service dog, and provides a list of alternative methods for financing these costs.  They also include a list of accredited organizations who provide complete or partial financial assistance for several different causes and individuals in need.

NEXT DAY PETS:  Based in Edgewater, MD. Online store and general information site for breeders, brokers, rescues, families that can no longer care for their pups.  Extensive pet site web directory, pet lovers forum and puppy/breed match selection wizard.



* Sites recommended by Sarah Brian, Caring4OurKids, a San Antonio, TX-based group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Attention Deficit and others who have created a website of original and curated resources to help similar families.

Groomers (Mobile, On-Site, Drop-Off) - Need Your Recommendations!

CLIPPITY DOO DOG Mobile Pet Waggin'Ginny Gautier, 410-349-8252 or 301-717-3666, clippitydoodog@aol.comFlexible hours, by appointment only, available on weekend.  Multi-dog, senior citizen, and military discounts available. Annapolis, Arnold, Broadneck, Cape St. Clair, Crofton, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Gambrills, Pasadena, and Severna Park. We come to you! Full service grooming; specializing in large breed and senior dog grooming, puppy works, waterless bath, 

cats grooming service, reduce shedding with FURMinator Shedless Treatment, and flea and tick treatments.  (Seen in River Oaks, 01/2019.)

U-DIRTY-DOG:  Jeff & Amy, 998 St. Margarets Dr., Annapolis, MD 21409 , (410) 349-DOGS [(410)-349-3647)], info@udirtydogmobile.com   Our service comes to you! Home or Office. Less stress for both you and your pet. Personal, one-on-one professional pet care. Perfect for senior pets. Sanitary, safe and healthy environment. Evening and weekend appointments available. You are welcome to stay with your pet, eliminating separation anxiety. No tranquilizers used ... EVER. No exposure to other animals. No car sickness. Not caged for hours, possibly without a potty break. (Seen on Nextdoor Edgewater Londontowne, 02/2019)

Nutrition & Supplies


BLUE WILLOW DOG COATS. Custom coats for all breeds.  A good website for dog lovers.

NEVETICA. Nutritional options that may offer pets a potentially healthier lifestyle. Products include nutrition, oral care, home goods and hygiene. High-quality ingredients with the added benefit of customization to help pets maintain longer, healthier lives. See the changes in your pet’s health!  Email River Oaks resident Chrissie Powell  or call Chrissie at 410-718-9811 for more information.

PET BARN. 167-D JENNIFER ROAD, ANNAPOLIS, MD. (410) 573-0404. Natural foods and stylish supplies.  

SHOPPING GREEN FOR YOUR PET* - How to shop smart for your pet and the environment.


CANINE TRAINING ASSOCIATION.  3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville, MD. (301) 937-1431.  Whether you want to train for obedience competition or just to have a well mannered obedient dog. I have been a member for 15 years and used to teach the intermediate class.  New classes start every 10 weeks or so.



FOUR LEGS ANIMAL HOSPITAL, 1329 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. (410) 798-5222.

GREATER SOUTH RIVER ANIMAL HOSPITAL. 125 Mayo Road, Edgewater, MD. (410) 956-4500.


SOUTH ARUNDEL VETERINARY HOSPITAL, 85 W Central Avenue, Edgewater, MD (410) 956-2932.