Best of Mount Pleasant Pets

2021 Best of Mount Pleasant Pets

Welcome to the Best of Mount Pleasant Pets for 2021, first published in Mount Pleasant Magazine. We had a total of 67,600 votes cast in the 2021 voting program so when you see the “Best of Mount Pleasant” seal on a storefront window, online or in print, you can be certain a lot of pet lovers voted for these outstanding local businesses!

PETS. 2021 Best of Mount Pleasant Winners title graphic

Photo by Mark Staff

BEST DOG PARK

With separate sections for large and small dogs, drinking water for your canine and a shaded area to stay cool during sweltering Lowcountry summers, it’s no wonder that Palmetto Islands County Dog Park again won our Best Dog Park category.
Other Nominees: James Island County Park-Dog Park / Bark Park Dog Park-Isle of Palms

BEST DOG TRAINER

Want your pup to become a well-behaved dog? Then enroll the pooch in animal training classes with C.C. Bourgeois, owner of Wonder Dog University and winner of “Best Dog Trainer.” Her professional training will help make your dog a good dog.
Other Nominees: Courtney at Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa and Boutique / Susan Marett at Purely Positive Dog Training

BEST DOG WALKER

Caring for pets has been a lifelong passion for Melanie Hegg, who, along with her husband Arnt, operates Snaggle Foot Dog Walks and Pet Care, winner of “Best Dog Walker.” They go above and beyond to earn dog owners’ trust.
Other Nominees: Pleasant Pet Services LLC / Charleston Dog Walker / Peter Estes at Daniel Island Dog Walking

BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE

It’s two paws up for My Three Dogs, again selected Best Doggie Daycare by our readers. They treat your pooch like you treat your pooch, pampering and spoiling them with the individualized care that you would offer them at home.
Other Nominees: Stay! At Park West / Pooch Palace

BEST LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER OR RESCUE

Formed as South Carolina’s first animal protection organization, Charleston Animal Society, voted Best Local Animal Shelter or Rescue, is the place to adopt or foster a pet. Browse their dogs and cats online and find your furry companion.
Other Nominees: Libby & Mace’s Place / Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue / Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic

BEST LOCAL PET INSTAGRAM

No cause for grumpy cats here as our readers have chosen The Charleston Cat Groomer as Best Local Pet Instagram. With cats sporting everything from bow ties to pirate hats, you get to decide which feline wore it best.
Other Nominees: Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa and Boutique

BEST LOCAL PET WEBSITE

It’s safe to say that The Charleston Cat Groomer, winner of Best Local Pet Website as well as Best Local Pet Instagram, has a purr-fect grasp of the online and social media landscape.
Other Nominees: Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa and Boutique

BEST PET ATTORNEY

Ted Corvey of Kidd Corvey & Simpson, Attorneys at Law, winner of our Best Pet Attorney, has handled high-profile animal cruelty cases, including that of Caitlyn the Dog. A dog owner himself, he will fight for your pet.
Other Nominees: David Aylor Law Offices / Buster and Michael Dill (Cobb Dill & Hammett LLC)

BEST BOARDING/KENNEL

If you’re leaving town and you can’t bring along your best furry friend, take them to their home away from home and entrust their care to the capable canine caretakers of Stay! At Park West.
Other Nominees: My Three Dogs / K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel

BEST CAT GROOMER

Get your groom on with The Charleston Cat Groomer, winner of Best Cat Groomer and Charleston’s only certified feline master groomer. Packages like The Persian Conversion and Flea Annihilator will make your kitty the cat’s meow.
Other Nominees: Petco / Petsmart

BEST DOG GROOMER

Voted Best Dog Groomer, Ziggy’s Dog Parlor adores dogs and the results bark it up. Owners love their exemplary service, and the tender care they show your dog will give Fido paws for celebration.
Other Nominees: aFORTable Grooming / My Three Dogs

BEST PET PHARMACY

Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding, winner of Best Pet Pharmacy, carries compounding and specialty animal medication for pets. They treat a menagerie of animals, from dogs and cats to rabbits and turtles, for conditions such as allergies, heart disease and hypertension.
Other Nominees: Pitt Street Pharmacy / Costco

BEST PET PHOTOGRAPHER

If you are searching for pet photography services, then look no further than Jeanne Taylor Photography, voted Best Pet Photographer for the fourth straight year. With more than 17 years in the business and a lifelong love of animals, no one understands or appreciates your pet/human bond better.
Other Nominees: Jenn Cady Photography

BEST PET STORE

Petsmart, winner of our Best Pet Store and the largest specialty pet retailer in the country, is the one-stop shop for all your animal needs. Whether it’s food, treats or supplies for your furry friends, they have you covered.
Other Nominees: Hairy Winston Pet Boutique & Grocery / Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa and Boutique

BEST PET-FRIENDLY APARTMENT COMMUNITY

In these anxious times of social distancing and quarantines, it’s comforting to have your pets by your side. Residents of 1201 Midtown, winner of Best Pet-friendly Apartment Community, can rest easy knowing animal amigos are valued.
Other Nominees: Sweetwater / Sweetgrass Landing Apartments

BEST PET-FRIENDLY APARTMENT COMMUNITY

In these anxious times of social distancing and quarantines, it’s comforting to have your pets by your side. Residents of 1201 Midtown, winner of Best Pet-friendly Apartment Community, can rest easy knowing animal amigos are valued.
Other Nominees: Sweetwater / Sweetgrass Landing Apartments

BEST PET-FRIENDLY BUSINESS

The dogs have spoken — although truthfully their human owners had to proxy their votes — and Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa and Boutique has won Best Pet-friendly Business. With their mission of hiring adults with cognitive disabilities, it’s nothing but pure paw-sitivity.
Other Nominees: Moonlite Drive-In Theaters / Lowe’s

BEST PET-FRIENDLY REALTOR

Sure, your pets aren’t making the final decision on buying a house, but if you have a dog, you might want a house with a spacious yard, and Neil Sneath, voted Best Pet-friendly Realtor, is the person to see.
Other Nominees: Aaron Runnels

BEST PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Dogs don’t get to choose where they hang out, but if palmetto pups ever learn to vocalize, their first words just might be take me to Red’s Ice House. The Shem Creek staple is a repeat winner of Best Pet-friendly Restaurant.
Other Nominees: Dog and Duck / Saltwater Cowboys

BEST PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG

Pitt Street Bridge, repeat winner of Best Place to Walk Your Dog, is a beautiful palmetto treelined pedestrian greenway within the Old Village Historic District. Humans and their canine companions can enjoy expansive views of Charleston harbor.
Other Nominees: Palmetto Islands County Park / Moonlite Theaters

BEST VETERINARIAN

Every pet owner needs a trustworthy veterinarian service for vaccinations, check-ups and procedures, and Crescent Care Veterinary Clinic of the Lowcountry, winner of our Best Veterinarian, has the passion and the expertise to help keep your pet healthy and happy.
Other Nominees: Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant / Animal Medical Center of Mount Pleasant

2020 Best of Mount Pleasant Pets

Best of Mount Pleasant 2020 PETS

BEST DOG PARK

Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. 2020 Best of Mount Pleasant.Everyone loves a good park and Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park offers much to bark about! Whether Fido is large or small, there are dog sections with acres of tropical settings where dogs can run and play off-leash!
Second – Isle of Palms Recreation Department Dog Park
Third – Town of Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and Pier Dog Park

BEST DOG TRAINER

Practical and positive training from a passionate point of view — for many pet parents, that’s worth howling about! Purely Positive is a dog and puppy training solution led by Susan Marett, a certified separation anxiety specialist.
Second – Edward Diez, Dargan and Diaz
Third – James Beltram, Candlewood K9

BEST DOG WALKER

You and your dog probably wish you could take more walks together outdoors. For those times you can’t, call on Pleasant Pet Services. They are experienced animal lovers who help you take care of your furry family fur-rends!  Guaranteed quality pet and house care, reliable and trustworthy. Walks, taxi rides to doggy day care, visits and more.
Second – Snuggle Foot Dog Walks and Pet Care
Third – Andy’s Pet Services

BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE

Don’t leave those doggies home alone. Instead, let them get their wag on at My Three Dogs! Bring your pooch for the day at one of three locations in Mount Pleasant. Supervised dog freedom creates an enjoyable expawience for all your pampered doggie needs.
Second – Paws in Paradise
Third – Pooch Palace

BEST BOARDING KENNEL

Your dogs are in good hands at My Three Dogs. Their facility is designed to keep your pooch happy and healthy. Play and socialize all day, then get tucked in at night with blankets, pillows and water.
Second – Paws in Paradise, Pooch Palace
Third – Best Friends Boarding

BEST GROOMER

AFORTable Grooming. 2020 Best of Mount Pleasant.If you pamper yourself with a new ’do, why shouldn’t you pamper your pet? Get their fur fluffed at AFORTable Grooming, a full-service grooming salon. Passionate about your dog’s grooming needs, they take their time to make each experience enjoyable and less stressful for your pup. Walk-ins are always welcome!
Second – Ziggy’s Dog Parlor
Third – My Three Dogs, Yuppy Puppy

BEST PET PHARMACY

There is comfort in knowing that your local pharmacist can provide pawsonalized medicine for your pet. Pitt Street Pharmacy can make medications the right way, specifically for animals. Right flavor, right dosage and the right care for pets large and small.
Second – Sweetgrass Pharmacy
Third – Animal Medical Center, Clements Ferry Veterinary

BEST PET PHOTOGRAPHY

Not just any person with a camera can get a dog to sit still and smile that “doggie smile” we all want to see. For a pet photographer with the skills to make them sit, lie down and shake, our readers recommend Jeanne Taylor. She makes every pooch look show-worthy.
Second – Jenn Cady
Third – Michele Cole Bolton

BEST PET RESCUE ORGANIZATION

Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of “at-risk” dogs. Regular adoption events and foster programs assist them in finding furever homes for many local dogs.
Second – East Cooper Pet Relief
Third – Libby and Mace’s Place

BEST PET STORE

Hairy Winston Pet Boutique & Grocery is the pawfect place to shop for your pet. They have everything you never knew you needed for your dog and cat. Part of the Mount Pleasant community since 2008, the boutique is 100% owned and operated by Mount Pleasant residents.
Second – Petsmart
Third – PetCo

BEST PET-FRIENDLY APARTMENT COMMUNITY

Grab your pet and walking gear and stroll through the heart of Mount Pleasant. When you live at The Haven of Indigo Square, you can walk to more than 60 stores together. Pet friendly living is all yours here in the Lowcountry.
Second – 1201 Midtown
Third – Sweetgrass Landing

BEST PET-FRIENDLY BUSINESS

Whether you’re looking for legal advice or a place that you and your pooch can sit on the porch and have a tasty meal, Cobb, Dill & Hammett LLC and Red’s Ice House will serve you and your four-legged friend anytime.
Second – Lowe’s
Third – Hairy Winston

BEST PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Grab your pooch and find a spot together on the porch at Red’s Ice House because you can’t go wrong here! Beers are cold and the seafood’s fresh — talk about tail-wagging happiness. It’s the perfect spot for head rubs and sunsets.
Second – The Shelter Kitchen + Bar
Third – Dog and Duck

BEST PET WEBSITE

Advanced Animal Care. 2020 Best of Mount Pleasant.The adorable puppy photo on Advanced Animal Care’s website will melt your heart, and their services will keep you coming back. No matter what you’re looking for, questions or services, it’s all easy to find on this vibrant, navigable site. Want to call or email? Their info’s right at the top!
Second – Wonderdog University
Third – Happy Owner Happy Dog

BEST PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG

Pitt Street Bridge is not the pits; it’s a gem! It’s also a converted trolley bridge that’s now a site for recreation and relaxation. Take a walk with your pup and snap scenic panoramic views of the water and famous Charleston Harbor.
Second – Isle of Palms Beach
Third – Palmetto Islands County Park

BEST VETERINARIAN

When your pet needs medical care, you want the humans at Long Point Animal Hospital on his side. With quality preventative care, state-of-the-art treatment and a dedicated staff who’ll care for your furry family member like their own, you can’t go wrong.
Second – Park West Veterinary Associates
Third – Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant