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Live Like a Local: Resources for Your Four-Legged Friends, Creatures, & Critters

Pets play an important part in our lives. In fact, there are a surprising number of physical and emotional benefits to owning a pet!

If you’re relocating to a community in Northeast Mississippi and wondering what’s available for your pet, then we’re here to help—from the best places to play to fetch to where you can schedule a checkup.

Dog Parks

A dog at a dog park.

Whether you’ve got a big dog or a little pup, it does them a lot of good to get outside and burn off some energy. There are a few dog-specific parks around the area, as well as dog-friendly parks.

The Tupelo Bark Park is totally free and has separate sections for different sized dogs. There’s plenty of space to run around within the fenced-in area! Another option is the Pampered Paws Dog Park in Oxford, although you’ll have to be a registered client at the Paws Animal Hospital. The park offers 2 acres of open space, and your pet must be up-to-date on vaccines.

Pet Shops

A bird in a cage.

Dogs, cat, birds, fish, hamsters—no matter what type of pet you have, they’re going to need some supplies (and maybe a few extra toys, too). One of our favorite pet supply shops around the area is the locally owned Gone Fishin’ Pet Shop. They sell anything from aquariums to toys to shampoo. If you have any questions, the staff is always willing to help out!

If you can’t find what you need at Gone Fishin’, other options include Hollywood Feed and PetSmart in Oxford.


A cat getting chin scratches.

No one wants to think of their pet getting sick or injured, but it’s always best to be prepared just in case. Luckily, there are a number of outstanding vet clinics scattered throughout the communities of Northeast Mississippi.

The New Albany Animal Clinic is owned by Dr. Childers and Dr. Thompson, and they can help with anything from cats and dogs to pigs and goats! If you’re closer to the Oxford area, we recommend checking out the Animal Clinic of Oxford. Dr. Redding has been working at the clinic in Oxford since 1992, and there are four other highly experience doctors on staff, each with their own specialities.

Find Your (& Your Pet’s) New Home

Moving is a big step, not only for you, but also for your pet. If you’re thinking of relocating to Northeast Mississippi, then you can rest easy knowing that there are plenty of resources for your pets!

Have more questions about the area? Browse our Living Like a Local page, check out our buying guide, and give us a call with any questions!

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