Daytime Dogs and Friends proudly endorses these businesses and organizations.


Local Adoption Organizations, Rescues & Charities

ACHSLogoAlachua County Humane Society (ACHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping healthy and treatable dogs and cats in Alachua County for more than 40 years. They strive to offer the best resources for pets and people in our community. Whether you are looking for your new best friend, interested in volunteering your time or interested in low cost spay/neuter resources, ACHS is here for you.

gprescuelogoGainesville Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization that strives to match pets and people for a lifetime. All animals that are rescued and taken into the program are guaranteed a home regardless of the length of time they may have to stay in their foster care program.


hailesangelsHaile's Angels Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization that helps unwanted animals find forever homes. Their goal is to stop adoptable animals from being euthanized. All pets up for adoption at Haile's Angels are fully examined by Dr. Linda McCollough of Haile Plantation Animal Clinic.


pawsonparolePaws on Parole through the Alachua County Animal Services and Florida Department of Corrections Prison Dog Training Program is run entirely on donations from the public. They are always in need of various supplies and monetary donations to properly care for the dogs that they have in their program.


secondlogoSecond Chance Rescue & Rehoming, Inc is dedicated to the rehabilitation of unwanted, neglected and homeless pets with the intent to find them new, permanent and loving homes along with promoting responsible pet ownership.


Local Pet Shops & Stores

earthpetslogoEarth Pets Natural Pet Market is a true green market and health food store for all your pet supply needs. Each of their products are selected for healthfulness, value, and safety for your family, for your pet, and for our environment. They use the input of many holistic veterinarians, years of study and a strong conviction of ethics.



Earth Pets of Gainesville is a locally owned pet food & supply store. Visit their website to view types of pet food and supplies they offer. Their mission is to sustain an honest business offering fair prices, quality products and a friendly, relaxing place to shop for you and your pet.  They are committed to supplying their customers with healthy, eco-friendly and organic pet care products. They specialize in wholesome, all natural foods and treats that do not contain any by-products or fillers.



Nature's Pet Grooming (Nature's Pet Day Spa) offers pet spa treatments, grooming, body massage, hydro therapy, de-matting, teeth cleaning and much more. Lisa Jordan, owner, has spent a few years in competitive grooming, showing Lhasa Apsos on the AKC circuit while also competing at NDGA (National Dog Grooming Association) shows around the country. After multiple wins in all categories (including 1st place best groomed dog 2003) Lisa retired to her Gainesville salon to put her experience to good use serving her clients.


sweetpawsSweet Paws Bakery is a luxury pet boutique and dog bakery in the Haile Village Center. They carry collars, leashes, beds, toys, dog treats, cakes and clothing. They are a one-stop shop for canine needs.



Local Pet Friendly Hotels & Lodging & Apartment Living


Best Western Gateway Grand Near I-75, Eco-friendly hotel and pet friendly. Ask about their pet friendly rooms.




Comfort Inn West Gainesville Hotel is less than three miles from the University of Florida campus, Shands and VA Hospitals. The hotel is pet friendly and offers complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, business center and more. Ask about their pet friendly hotel rooms!


sweet2Sweetwater Branch Inn is located in historic downtown Gainesville offering a unique logging experience. It is part of a Victorian complex surrounded by the  McKenzie Gardens, the McKenzie House, dating to 1895. One of the cottages is pet friendly.



hilton_logoThe Hilton University of Florida Conference Center is located near the UF campus and is pet friendly. The location is ideal for business meetings with plenty of space and provides complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel.


paramount_logoThe Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites is Gainesville's only lakefront hotel. The hotel is pet friendly, located minutes from many Gainesville attractions and just a short drive from Micanopy.


brookwood_logoBrookwood Terrace is pet friendly offering townhome style apartments. Their community loves to give back through pet adoptions.



cobblestone_logoCobblestone Apartments is pet friendly and offers townhouse style apartments. They even have their very own private dog park.



madisonpt_logoMadison Pointe Apartments is pet friendly is located right next door to Cobblestone Apartments.



polos_logoThe Polos is pet friendly and offers a variety of floorplans.



tivoli_logoTivoli Apartments is pet friendly with select apartments and offers a variety of floorplans.



uptownlogoUptown Village at Townsend Apartments features a luxury apartment community with a variety of floor-plans and is pet friendly.





Local Dog Trainers

pup2Eager Pup is a one-dog-powered effort focused on providing fun and effective positive- reinforcement-based training for dogs and their owners.



Local Veterinarians & Animal Hospitals


Newberry Animal Hospital believes in comprehensive preventive care is essential to insuring your pet has a long, happy and healthy life. They offer a number of total health care programs from puppy & kitten packages to canine and feline to senior wellness packages.


suburbanlogoSuburban Animal Hospital understands your pets are members of your family and that their well-being is a top priority. The facility is a full-service hospital, capable of handling almost any medical or surgical problem. Services include hospitalization, lab testing, radio-graphic procedures, dental care, boarding, bathing and flea control.


haileclinic_logoHaile Plantation Animal Clinic is committed to providing families with customized health care for their pets. They offer a wide variety of pet medical services for your individual pet needs. They closely work with their clients and pets to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment. Be sure to ask about the Mobile Pet Doctor! Dr. Linda McCollough and Associates provide wellness care such as vaccines, heartworm tests and examinations in the comfort of your home.



Jonesville Animal Hospital provides superior veterinary care to pets throughout the Gainesville and Newberry area in Florida. Founders Dr. Jill Lerman and Dr. Kathy Vliet have been practicing in Alachua County for more than 20 years. They are a full service companion animal hospital and state-of-the-art veterinary medical facility (preventive health care, medical diagnostics, surgical procedures, dental care, kitten and puppy care, senior dog and cat care, pet nutrition management, immunizations and much more).


vetcenter logoThe Veterinary Center at Hunter’s Crossing is a full-service veterinary hospital dedicated to the practice of high-quality medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Their practice combines the most recent medical advances with traditional, time-tested practices to offer exceptional care of the total patient. Their state-of-the art facility has been created with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind.



National Pet Organizations

ackAmerican Kennel Club is dedicated to the well-being of purebred dogs. They work to protect the rights all of dogs and health. They are committed to the interest of dog owners and cherishing dogs as companions.



nappsNational Association of Professional Pet Sitters is dedicated to providing tools and support animal business members, promote the value of pet sitting and support welfare for all animals. Their newsletters provide for a great resource to pet owners and those in the business.



psilogoPet Sitters International is dedicated to educating professional pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in pet sitting. Pet Sitters International is the most highly recognized advocate for and the most respected authority on pet sitters throughout the world.


humansoclogoThe Humane Society U.S. works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by supporting public policies, investigating animal cruelty, educating the public and enforcing laws.




Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs for disabiled adults and kids free of charge.


Other Resources



Animal Airwaves is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals that talk about a variety of pet-related issues.


The Garden of Love Pet Memorial Park located South of Micanopy, Florida brings great comfort to pet owners' during a time of loss and sorrow. In 2002, the park was purchased by Dr. Linda McCollough, doctor of Veterinary Medicine and owner of Haile Plantation Animal Clinic.


shandsShands at UF (Department of Patient and Family Resources / Volunteer Services)  offers counseling, assistance, information/referrals, housing information (including pets), patient education and most importantly support to family members of patients in Shands at UF hospital.


wholedog_logoThe Whole Dog Journal reviews dog food, dog toys, and dog health and care products. Overall, they provide nutrition information, training and grooming advice for a healthy dog.

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