Ho Chi Minh City · Pet · Vietnam

Selena – Portable Dog Mattress

I went to several pet shops in Saigon last week, to accompany my friend who was looking for a muzzle protection and new leash for her dog. On last shop, which was Dog Paradise, I saw this portable dog mattress. It has a colorful stripe pattern, and it’s not expensive. It was 95k vnd. I wasn’t sure if my dog would love it or not. She has paw bed (a bed with shape of paw, round and fluffy), but she rarely used it.


This is the form if I fold it. Light weight and easy to carry. But I guess can’t bring it on the dog walk though..


I put it on the floor and she slept on it! Yay she likes it. It’s not that thick but comfortable enough compare to the floor. It still better than the blanket. More like soft bed for dog. The downside is the material, 100% Polyester. Which means she won’t stay on top of it for long since it would be too hot for her in this weather. Floor (especially bathroom floor) will still be her favorite.


She did found a different way to use it though. Half and half method! Half body on top of mattress, half on the floor. Clever girl.

This mattress is made in Vietnam, so that’s why it’s not expensive. It is washable as well (hand wash), but no tumble dry, no bleaching (doh!), no softener and no ironing. Okay, so I can use washing machine with hand-wash setting then 😀


Ho Chi Minh City · Hobby · Pet

Bed & Pet First – New Pet Daycare in Saigon

Bed & Pet First is the new pet center and care in District 2. I kinda like their name, catchy and funny (although for some people it sounds lame, Bed & Breakfast, Bed & Pet First lol). I found out about this place from my friend. They haven’t done anything special to promote the place. They were opened on May 28th, soft opening.


I went there with my friend and our dogs to try out the cafe. They have many different service there, I will list it here. Their cafe only sells drinks, and too bad there are not many options for the drink. They should improve on that. I ordered Vietnamese Ice Coffee with milk. It was good! A bit sweet but I like it. The staffs are very nice and friendly, also a dog lover. Too bad their english is lacking and need improvement.


I took the chance to look around the building and visited all the rooms. The first one I visited was the shop. This shop is small but has many items. Not many dog toys tho. The most interesting part was dog sofa! They have options for fabric and model as well. Time to spare some money for dog sofa?? hmm.. And there’s small cowboy hat. Very cute! I was so tempted to buy it. They said they have boats and rain coats too, but I missed it.

The next room I checked was Self Bathing room. You can use this room for only 99k vnd to bath your pet. They provide everything, even an apron for u! Neat huh?

Massage room and photo room are in 1 room. It’s funny to see the small bed for dog massage and they are separated with curtain! I wonder if my dog would love the massage or not.. She hates other people touching her body. They also have bathtub massage (massage in the water!). For pet photo, we need to make appointment before hand. The photographer (who is from Malaysia, according to the staff) doesn’t stay there all the time.

They have grooming room as well, but for now they only do nail cut. The other grooming service will be available in August.

The roof top area is the boarding room. I couldn’t go inside because there was a customer dog staying there. Fair enough. They have several types of room, from standard to VIP.

It looks promising to me, hopefully they can maintain everything in good shape until later on. For more information, you can go to their website, or visit their facebook page.

Hobby · Vietnam

List of Pet Shops in Saigon

As a new pet owner, I have a new thing to do since several months ago, which is finding a good pet shop 😀 There are many pet shops in Ho Chi Minh City but not all of them listed on Google. Therefore I will share the pet shop I’ve known so far and I’ve visited as well.

1. Saigon Pet Clinic

Address : Street 41 Number 33, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC
Phone : 0835194182
Website : http://www.saigonpethospital.com
Email : saigonpetclinic@yahoo.com

Remark : I always buy Royal Canin here, it’s cheapest so far. They have their own pet shop now. It has many pet supplies.

2. Pet center

Address : 50 Cach Mang Thang 8, P.6, District 3, HCMC
Phone : 0839304193
Website : http://www.petcenter.vn
Email : petcenter.vn@gmail.com

Remark : They have dog goggles, medicines, soft carriers, beds, dog diapers, etc. You can check on their website. They provide delivery as well upon certain purchase amount.

3. Little Dogs

Address : 523 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, District 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Phone : +84 28 3835 5550
Website : http://littledog.com.vn/
Email : littledogpetshopvn@gmail.com

Remark : Their store is the biggest so far. They have grooming service, but expensive compared to other places. 600k vnd for 5kg dog. Read about other grooming services here.

4. Family Pet

Address : 149 Street 5, AP-AK, Binh An Ward, District 2
Phone : 0862532727
Website : http://www.familyvet.com.vn
Email : familyvet.vn@gmail.com

Remark : Small store but has many accesories for dogs. Price are slightly higher than Saigon Pet Clinic, but many items you can find here and not in Saigon Pet Clinic.

5. New Pet Hospital

Address : 53 Dang Dung, Tân Định, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Phone : +84 28 6269 3939
Website : http://newpethospital.com.vn/en
Email : –

Remark : I went here for pet grooming but found out that they have pet shop as well.

6. Dog Paradise

Address : 155 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật, 1, 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Phone : +84 92 233 31 11
Website : http://dogparadise.com.vn/
Email : –

Remark : This shop sells clicker. It has many cute stuff, pet clothes, medicine, treats, bags, beds. etc. Really feel like paradise, even for me lol.

7. Unknown name

Address : at the corner of Mac Dinh Chi street and Cao Van street.
Phone : –
Website : –
Email : –

Remark : They have some chewy treats that my dog loves. I bought Ganador dog food there for 18k vnd (the smallest package).

8. Phong Kham Thu Y K-9

Address : 319-321 Le Van Luong, P.Tan Quy, District 7
Phone : 090 951 6989
Website : http://phongkhamthuyk9.com/
Email :

Remark : I saw their branch at District 4 on the way home. They seem to have a lot of stuff there. Leashes and collar, dog clothes, food, medicine, and all other things. They are an animal hospital as well (the one in D7). Although I don’t have any experience with their grooming service and medical treatment, I think it is worth to check for buying stuff if you are in District 7.

9. Pet Lovers Center

Address : 189 Tôn Dật Tiên, Khu phố Panorama, Phường Tân Phong

Phone : 028 6683 4643

Website : www.petloverscentre.vn/

Opening hour : 8 am – 10 pm
Remark : I haven’t visited this one yet. But they are a chain from Singapore. They have different kind of brands than other pet shop and also selling a nice equipment and toys for small animals such as hamster. If you’re looking for a premium dog food or cat food, you can check it here.

10. Pet Lovers Center Thao Dien Pearl

Address : 12 Quoc Huong, P. Thao Dien, District 2, Thao Dien Pearl

Phone : (028) -6686-2323

Website : www.petloverscentre.vn/

Opening hour : 8 am – 10 pm
Remark : This branch of Pet Lovers Center is smaller than the one in District 7, but it is closer to me since I visited D2 often. They have leashes, collars and harnesses from rogz which I love. I also found a wide variety of dog muzzle protection. Many toys for cats and dogs. Food and equipment for fishes and hamsters. Of course, they also have food, snack and equipment for dogs and cats as well.


I will update this if I found another pet shop worth to visit. Hope this list helps you and your pet! Have a nice day 😉

If you have a suggestion for a pet shop I should visit, do let me know in the comment below. Ciao!


Experience · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Pet Grooming Service in Ho Chi Minh City

As a dog owner (especially long hair dog), I want to try a pet grooming service sometime. It hasn’t been long since I adopted my dog, so it’s very tempting to try on grooming her.

I brought her to Saigon Pet Clinic before, for grooming, but it wasn’t on my account. It was still on the animal rescue organization account. I didn’t pay for that one. That is why I don’t know how much is it to have grooming service there. But this time I need to pay for the service.

I tried asking in dogwalker’s whatsapp group and someone suggested me to go to 53 Dang Dung street. He always bring his dogs there for grooming. For full service (bath, hair cut, nail cut, and ear cleaning), it costs 350.000 vnd for his dogs. That’s not too bad considering it’s a professional groomer and the other place I know charged for 600.000 vnd.

When I had the time last week I went there. My friend told me that the place is next to pet hospital so I won’t miss it. It’s true. The place is actually at the same place with the hospital. Uses the same entrance as the hospital as well. And there is pet shop too there. It’s a good pet shop. It has many items and has reasonable price.

The grooming service is located on the left side from the entrance. My dog was busy smelling out the area. The reception still busy with another customer, so I just waited there and looked around as well. Suddenly I feel my dog pulled me so hard. She tried to get out of there. I carried her and I can feel her body was shaking so hard. At that moment I was contemplating whether it was a good idea to leave her there. I don’t want my dog to be stressed out.

While I was still wondering what should I do, the reception was empty already and she asked me what kind of service I want. I never did this before, so based on what my friend told me I told her that I want bath, hait cut, nail cut and ear cleaning. She asked me to go with her to scale my dog’s weight. It is 5kg. Then she looked for the price at the price list. For 5 kg is 420k vnd. It’s more expensive than what my friend told me but I think worth to try.

I told her I want to see how my dog react first with her. So i gave her the leash and it was okay. She brought my dog to a transparant glass box and put her there. My poor baby, she was scared. The girl asked me how do I want the hair cut will be. I told her just a normal hair cut, just make it shorter and tidy. This was also what my friend told me. I need to tell them exactly what I want or else they will cut it like a poodle.

I left her there around 13.45. In one of the glass box, with other dogs on another boxes. And at 15.30 there was a phone call from the hospital saying the grooming has finished and I can pick up my dog. I rushed there to see my beloved dog. The lady took her out and gave her to me. She was so happy, and again, she wanted to get out from there as soon as possible. Without further delay, I paid for the service and took her in the car.

She was very fragrant! SmelIs good and really strong smell lol. I saw on the bill she got grooming full service (maybe included spa! :o). Her hairs are very smooth. Nice and tidy cut. She looks lovely!

Looks so smooth and soft!

Once we got home she was very happy. But I noticed something. She checked her bottom part frequently. I checked it as well and saw some red thin lines on her tummy. Poor baby, she must got that from the shaving. She is okay now after few days, but I wonder if I want to send her there again. Or try a new place.

Here are some addresses I know for pet grooming service :
– little dog (523 nguyen dinh chieu, d3, hcmc).
– saigon pet clinic (no. 33 street 41 thao dien, d2, hcmc)
– new hospital 2 (53 Dang Dung, d1, hcmc)

How is your experience with pet grooming in saigon? Or do you want to suggest another good pet grooming? Please let me know in comment below 😉