Let’s Go Local: The Best Pet-based Businesses Near SLR


We’ve shared a lot about what makes Spring Lake Ranch a great place to live, from ways to embrace the summer and winter to the beauty of bungalows and 1/2 acre lots. But there’s another reason our residents love the community: It’s an awesome place for pets!

With spacious yards for running around in and hiking trails equipped with doggie bags, SLR is a welcoming home for furry friends. And in nearby Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, excellent pet-centered businesses offer everything you need to ensure your pets are healthy and happy.

Here are 5 of our favourites. We love supporting local businesses and are excited to spread the word! (Be sure to read to the end to see our Pets of SLR gallery. :))

Pet Foods Etc.

This wonderful pet food and supply store is owned by SLR residents Wes and Cynthia. Located in Stony Plain, where Wes and Cynthia both grew up, Pets Foods Etc. offers a range of fresh and frozen foods for dogs and cat as well as bones, toys, treats, supplements and shampoos. (Food for small pets and birds also available.)


*They’re a leader in providing raw diets to meet the growing trend of feeding raw diets to both dogs and cats.

*They don’t carry any foods or treats made in China, and they review all food ingredients to make sure they are high quality.

*They provide Free pet ID tags

*They have excellent product knowledge and customer service.

Pet Foods Etc. customer Christine Kohler says: “Although this is a small, private pet store, they have a wide range of products, many of which I have been unable to find anywhere else. Good prices, friendly people, and good quality products.”

Wes and Cynthia have also provided SLR with bird feeders and seed for our lake trail gazebo! These attract beautiful birds like blue jays, nuthatches, red wing black birds, chickadees, and more. (Thank you , Wes and Cynthia!)

The Dog Shed Pet Spa

Owned by Certified Dog Groomer Maeghan Genge, The Dog Shed Pet Spa caters to all dog breeds. You can choose from services like Bath Only, Bath & Tidy, Full Groom, Oral Care, Ear Clean, and Nail Trim. The Dog Shed also offers pick up/drop off and self-serve dog wash, in which you can wash your dog yourself using their special equipment. The staff is very experienced and the rates are affordable (starting at $20 for Bath Only). Located in Stony Plain next to Pet Foods Etc.

Says Dog Shed Spa customer Stephanie Borrowman: “Fabulous job on our girls! Lady is half the dog she was, and so happy-spunky like a puppy now. Kalli’s cut is awesome; looks like a new dog! GREAT price, too!! Thank you! For sure recommending you to other fur mommies.” 

The Bone & Biscuit

This Canadian company carries high-quality products for dogs and cats, much of it Canadian-made. Located in Spruce Grove, The Bone & Biscuit has a fun, inviting atmosphere with very knowledgeable and friendly staff.


*Environmentally conscious, from the products they offer to the materials used in building their stores

*Specialize in natural raw and dry foods

*Focused on educating their customers

*Also offer handmade gourmet treats and cakes

*Toys, collars, coats, boots and other pet accessories can all be found here

The Bone & Biscuit customer Tatrina Mohr says: “Amazing staff, awesome selection and very community involved. Five stars from us!”

Abitt Like Home Kennels

Founded in 1992 by Casey and Carol Butz, Abitt Like Home Kennels offers dog and cat boarding and grooming in Stony Plain. The facility is in a country setting miles from the highway, creating a peaceful home-away-from-home for pets.


*A long-standing member of the Canadian Kennel Club

*Custom pet care from special diets to medical care

*Clean, comfortable heated individual indoor/outdoor 6′ high runs for dogs and large outdoor exercise yards

*Clean, comfortable, heated individual kennels for cats plus window perches, jungle gym and individual towers

*24 hour supervision

Says Abbitt Like Home customer Charles Harris:I have been bringing my cat and dog to this kennel for years. The staff is always very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. My pets always come home happy and well cared for.”

Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Shannon Wawryk owns and runs Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic, which cares for companion animals. The health care team is made up of veterinarians, animal health care technicians, and highly trained support staff.


*Focused on providing outstanding customer service

*Educate clients on how to keep pets healthy year round

*On top of latest advances in veterinarian technology

*Services include vaccinations, examinations, surgical, dentistry, diagnostic and more

Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic client Myrna Kampjes says: “I have been going to this vet for over 10 years now. They are skilled, reasonably priced and some of the most caring people around. Their sheer love of animals shows.”

We’re so thankful to have such quality pet professionals in the area.

And now, here are some of the Pets of SLR!