Pet Stores – Dierenwinkel
Since Amsterdam is such a pet-friendly city, you can find food and other basic goods for your pets in most supermarkets. For more specialized items, you can visit any of the following stores:
Dobey Amsterdam at Westerstraat 50 carries a wide range of goods for pets and other animals. This is a great one stop location to pick up all those bits and pieces you may be missing from home, phone 020- 4277652.
Bello Dierenspeciaalzaak on nearby Haarlemmerdijk carries a similar range but with a clearer focus on the felines and canines of this world. Haarlemmerdijk 125, phone 020-6275828.
Pet’s Place offers similiar products as the above stores. Veemkade 1244- 1246, phone 020 4196634.
There are only two conveniently located facilities within a short distance of the city. DoggieDog is located in the city centre itself.
Termietergouw 12 1027 AD Zunderdorp
Pet Grooming, Sitting and Walking Services
Europaplein 19, Tel: 020 6642094
Grooming and veterinary services. This is the largest grooming facility and the staff speak English, as well as other languages.
Amsterdam and Amstelveen
This is the largest pet walking service in Amsterdam.
The honden busje
Sophie will take good care of your dog(s). She is the owner of the dog van, with which she picks up the dogs from home. The walk begins in the Amsterdam Forest, which is near a large playground. The dogs all come loose, play together in a pack and enjoy their freedom. After walking for one hour, all the dogs go back on their bench in the bus and return home.
Extra arrangements for solo walking of your dog(s) can me made.
Tel 06 26 012 514
Ingrid previously worked at a vet and 8 years at an animal shelter where dogs and cats were housed. She can pick up the dogs every day with great pleasure.
Alternatively you can check local classifieds for individuals who are currently offering pet walking services.
As for pet-sitting services, there are no organizations that cater to this requirement. However, you can usually find individuals who provide this service through local newspaper classifieds or on the Internet (http://amsterdam.craigslist.org). Alternatively, you can ask a pet walker from the list above. They usually offer pet sitting for a short time period, such as a weekend and they will be able to give you advice on where to find an actual pet-sitter.
Further testament to Amsterdam’s generally good level of urban planning are the many green spaces dotted around the city. All of these spaces welcome dogs. Vondelpark is certainly a popular spot for dog walkers and there are plenty of facilities. Westerpark may be a better option for owners of very energetic dogs as there is a lot more open space.
Dogs must be registered. The hondenbelasting, or dog tax, costs €96.50 and can be paid at the local municipal authority (stadsdeelkantoor – check http://www.amsterdam.nl for your local office) or online (in Dutch only) at http://www.loket.amsterdam.nl.
Further testament to Amsterdam’s generally good level of urban planning are the many green spaces dotted around the city. Vondelpark is certainly a popular spot for dog walkers and there are plenty of facilities. Westerpark may be a better option for owners of very energetic dogs as there is a lot more open space.