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Best of Columbia 2018: Pet Services

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Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic

Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic was voted Best Veterinary Clinic.

Best Pet Supply Store

Pet Supplies Plus

Runner-up: PetSmart

Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your favorite furry — or feathery or scaly — friend. Stuffed with rows and rows of pet food, toys, bedding, cages and plenty of other items, this is a one-stop shop for all of your pet needs.

Honorable mentions: Mill Creek Pet Food Center, Lazy Creek Pet Food Center Discount Pet Foods & Supplies

Best Kennel or Pet Boarding Facility

Pawmetto Lifeline

Runner-up: Wescott Acres Pet Resort

Pawmetto Lifeline doesn’t just help animals find homes; it’s also got a clean, pleasant, well-staffed pet boarding facility and a day program for dogs.  

Honorable mentions: Dog Daze, Barnwell Oaks Kennels

Best Pet Groomer

Mill Creek Pet Food Center

Runner-up: Wescott Acres Pet Resort

Let’s get really honest, OK? There are a lot of reasons you might want to get your dog groomed, but we all know the main reason is that you want them to look fresh in those Instagram photos. If that’s the case, check out Mill Creek, which has locations downtown and in the Northeast.

Honorable mentions: Mandy Lyle, Studio K9 Dog Grooming by Mandy L; K9 Coature

Best Veterinary Clinic

Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic

Runner-up: Four Paws Animal Clinic

Shandon-Wood is open seven days a week — always a plus in these busy times — and offers a host of options for your furry friends. They have surgical services, diagnostic services, vaccinations, boarding and much more. They also have a cat clinic that focuses specifically on feline needs.

Honorable mentions: Dutch Fork Animal Hospital, Five Points Animal Clinic

Best Dog Park

Saluda Shoals Dog Park

Runner-up: NOMA Bark Park

If you and your canine pal(s) frequent dog parks, you’ve seen some sorry ones. The Barking Lot at Saluda Shoals is not that. This two-acre expanse has lots of space for romping, plus a gazebo for owners to relax under.

Honorable mention: Emily Douglas Park

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