A variety of pet businesses—including an exotic animal veterinary clinic, a luxury cat hotel, and a restaurant and bar with a pet-friendly menu—opened throughout the Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, Leander and Liberty Hill communities in 2023.

The following list is not comprehensive and was compiled using Community Impact's previous Impacts sections.

Cedar Park

VCA Animal Hospitals Urgent Care-Cedar Park

The urgent care clinic provides pets with same-day and next-day care for important, but nonemergency, needs. Immediate assistance is available for allergic reactions, eye issues, ear infections, rashes and skin issues, and acute toxic ingestion, among other ailments. VCA also has a 24/7 online live chat.Petbar

The luxury pet grooming boutique provides pet grooming and washing services, plus a self-service washing option for pet owners.Northwest Austin


The pet kitchen, located inside the North Austin Petco, features veterinarian-designed menus and human-grade pet food options prepared daily by chefs, including fresh-frozen and pantry-fresh items.Happy Cat Hotel

The facility offers short- and long-term overnight boarding for cats, featuring 27 themed suites ranging from 30-60 square feet with bedding, windows, climbing equipment and toys. Luxury suites also include TVs, and the “Kitty Concierge” team offers daily room service and playtime along with text message and email updates to owners. The hotel also offers spa and grooming services.MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin

The pet-friendly bar and restaurant includes a K-9 splash pad, self-wash dog stations, and dog parks for large and small dogs. Along with a food and drink menu for humans, MUTTS features a pet menu with items such as Pupsicles, made from frozen peanut butter and beef broth on an edible stick, and Doggie Dogs, made from 100% beef with a side of peanut butter and an edible stick. The cantina also has covered patios, fire pits and private party cabanas.Leander

Agave Veterinary Care and Exotic Animal Hospital

The full-service animal hospital provides vaccines, preventative care, blood work, same-day appointments for sick visits, X-rays, ultrasounds, dentistry services, and surgery for cats, dogs and exotic species, such as reptiles, ferrets and guinea pigs.Hounds Town

The business provides day care, boarding, spa grooming services and transportation for dogs as well as boarding services for cats. The Leander location is owned by Chris Duncan.Mercy Veterinary Hospital

The small-animal veterinary practice provides preventive care, vaccines, testing and diagnostics, dental services, orthopedic surgery and urgent and emergency care for dogs and cats. The facility also offers day care and overnight boarding services, plus grooming services.Paws Landing

The dog and cat boarding service is located on the border of Leander and Liberty Hill. Along with overnight boarding services with 24-hour monitoring and care, the business offers doggie day care and grooming services, plus an indoor exercise room, and indoor and outdoor play areas.Tomlinson's Feed

The Austin-based pet store carries food, treats, toys, supplements, and supplies for cats and dogs. The store also offers services such as dental clinics, lost pet microchip scans and a self-serve pet wash.Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill Animal Hospital

The veterinary hospital offers services such as digital X-rays, allergy testing, boarding, emergency and urgent care, on-site diagnostics, and microchipping.