Useful leads for people with pets

You have a pet at home. So you will know vets to take it to when it falls ill or needs some extra care. Yet, this feature may have some more local leads you may find useful.

If you are looking for pets like cats and dogs, there are a few volunteer organisations and people you can call. Here is one lead –
Blue Cross – Registered office is at 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. The Blue Cross Society provides relief and fostering for many animals like dogs, cats, cattle, birds and more. Stop by their premises on Velachery High Road to spend some time with these animals or to take one back home with you.
Chennai Adoption Drive – This group is very active on Facebook and is an ideal place for pet lovers to volunteer to foster or adopt pets and talk about issues with their pets. Find then online at

To buy fish, birds . .

Looking for fish and birds like lovebirds to add some colour to your kid’s room? A few places in the area cater to these needs.

<<  Shiva Aquarium – 157/304, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore . Karthikeyan is the owner of the shop and can be reached at 090947 39460. His store, a tiny nook, has many types of fishes, birds like pigeons, parrots and lovebirds, even dogs.
<< Anbu Aquarium and Pets – A small place located on Mandaveli Street, sells poultry, fish and more. Looking for rabbits? They have these too. The owner, Natarajan, is very fond of the animals he sells and will advise you on the best means to take care of your pet. You can find all the food needs of the pets here too. Located at  78/68, Near Anjeneyar Koil, Mandaveli St, Mandaveli. Ph: 099624 79310.

<< Roops Aquarium. Located at 42/79, R K Mutt Road, Mylapore. A variety of fish, birds and aquariums are available. Phone 9841537644.

Pet food, accessories:

If you already have pets at home and just need to get supplies or find a groomer for them, here are a few leads.

Pet food, accessories and more can be found at Chennai Pets. Located at 5, Ramaswamy Street (Off T. T. K. Road). The store sells many brands of pet food, toys for your loved ones,  deodorisers and many more essentials. Contact them at 33046819.

A high end spa for your pets is Kabbs. It is a mobile pet spa and boutique offering premium grooming & styling services together with a holistic wellness centre at your doorstep. You can find premium dietary and nutritional products, innovative toys, grooming accessories and styling services besides customised spa treatment. A shop is coming up soon at Abhiramapuram.

Vet Hospitals, Grooming facility – 

Pet Zone, Alwarpet – Kennel services, grooming and veterinary services for all pets. Located at 33153166. 29, Chittranjan Road, Alwarpet.

Another popular hospital for pets is Star Pet Hospital. Located at 31/18, Kutchery Road, Mylapore. 

SKS Veterinary Hospital located at 198A, Dev Apartment(basement), St Mary’s Road, also provides kennel and grooming services for all pets. This hospital is open till 9.30 p.m. Contact them at 42108159.

Groom and Room on K. B. Dasan Road also provides grooming and kennel services for your dear pets. Located opposite Girishwari Hospital. Ph: 33896505. 

 Heart2Heart is a facility located on Leith Castle Road, San Thome, 24950872. This hospital is open late and will also answer to emergency calls at night. For this service call 995209492. This hospital has the capacity to do surgeries onpets, it also has grooming and rooming facilities. Some offers and discounts can be found on their FB page –

Dr. Muhammad Ali has been a popular vet for pet owners in the area for quite sometime now. He practises out of PaasteurPet Clinic– Located at New no. 110, Greenways Roads, Opposite Malligai, R. A. Puram. Ph: 24935342. The clinic is open till 8.30 p.m. Also available here are pet foods and other essentials.

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