Stop in. View our facilities...

We have a wide selection of products for your FURRED, FINNED and FEATHERED Friends!

Meet our staff who can help you choose the right breed or pet to suit your household.

We give our customers friendly, small town service from a caring and competent staff.

-Open Monday-Saturday

-Large Selection

-Competitive Pricing

-Convenient location in Dodgeville

We look forward to meeting you and help to serve the needs of your Best Friend!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Doggy Daycare

Are you looking for a one time visit, a couple times or on a regular basis?

We have 30 indoor kennel runs. That's where the dogs start out there day. This is their space. We offer blankets and water in this location. You can choose to bring food, treats and toys. This area is air-conditioned and has a heated floor. When weather permits these kennels also have acceptability to their outdoor kennel run.

We have 3 outdoor exercise yards. All dogs go outside to play, potty and exercise 8-10 times a day, length depends on weather conditions.

If your dog plans on attending on a regular basis, we can work them into a size appropriate play group.

We require a current copy vaccination records from your vet clinic. Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough (Bordetella) are required.

Cost is $10.50 per calendar day, no matter the number of hours that are spent in daycare.

Arrival and departure times coincide with our store hours.
Frequent/regular visitors have an early and late drop off/pick up option.

Any questions?  Please call  608-935-7573

Thursday, July 09, 2015


Family CANINE Skills

Wednesday, July 29 & August 5, 12 & 19  (75min)  $60
Family DOG Skills  @ 5:30pm
AGE appropriate skills.. automatic sits.. attention work.. come.. stay.. wait.. leave it.. dog-dog / dog-people socialization..  “go to your spot”.. door manners.. loose leash walking.. no jumping..  and increasing abilities with the following…

-pay attention to us despite levels of distractions
-use self control while walking on leash, while increasing their tendency to actually notice us and try to walk with us!
-"come" when they are farther away from us, and when more tempting distractions are all around them
-automatically "wait" at doorways and wait to exit the car until given permission
-politely greet everyone, everywhere, even when excited, without jumping up on people
-refrain from taking anything we are holding unless we give them permission
-and of course some tricks! Tricks of any kind, as well as basic manners, adds to your dog's behavioral repertoire. This in turn increases your options for keeping your dog's mind busy and engaged
-broaden your base of knowledge so you can deal with more new situations or training problems as they come up


Wednesday, July 29 & August 5, 12 & 19  (75min)  $60
Dog AGILITY Skills  @ 7:00pm
-introduce new training techniques to develop your dogs trust in the sport, equipment and you!

-learn bar jumps, low level dog walk and A-frame, tunnels and many other pieces of equipment

REGISTRATION REQUIRED through Best Friends.  608-935-7573    alishasbestfriends@yahoo.com       
Class sizes are limited and will be assigned in the order which registrations and tuition payments are received.  Official enrollment in a class will not be assured until tuition is received.  Fees are non-refundable.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NEW Boarding Pricing..

Price Change..  Any boarding or daycare reservations made after 5/15/15.. are subject to the new pricing.  (It has been over 8 years since any changes in pricing have been made!)

1 dog - $16.50 per calendar day
2 dogs - $16.50 per dog per calendar day
3 dogs - $14.50 per dog per calendar day
4 dogs - $12.50 per dog per calendar day
5 dogs - $10.50 per dog per calendar day

Cats:   $12.50 per calendar day

Birds/Small animals: $22.50 per week 
 ($3.21 per day)
                *must provide own cage

Doggy Daycare:
                1 dog - $10.50 per calendar day
                2 dogs - $15.50 per calendar day
Weekend Rates: $15.50 per dog per calendar day

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ProDen Plaque Off

Does your pet have Doggy Breath? Cat Breath? Oral Health Problems?
Just a sprinkle a day for healthier teeth and gums!  Effective against BAD BREATH, TARTAR, and PLAQUE!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

NEW PRODUCT!! Himalayan Dog Chews.

This is a very long lasting dog chew that you can find*. Dogs must work the end of the treat for hours, softening it with their mouths before small parts of it can be slowly scraped off. It is 100% natural with no preservatives. It is an authentic type of cheese eaten by the people of the Himalayas. When you give this chew to your dog, you know that you are providing them with hours of high quality eating entertainment.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

We Supply Premium Pet Foods!!!

Is your dog eating right? Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right food for your pet. We sell high quality pet foods that are regulated by the USDA and FDA, and include human grade all natural ingredients. Most foods contain no by-products, no corn; and most importantly no wheat gluten. Stop in and try our wide selection of foods that are made in the USA.

Diamond Natural
Premium Edge
Taste of the Wild
American Natural Premium
Chicken Soup
Royal Canin
Canine Caviar
Natural Balance
EVO, Innova
California Natural

New Hours!

Monday - Thursday 9-6pm
Friday & Saturday 9-5pm
Sunday (boarding pick ups) 5-6pm

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Boarding Rates

Dogs--$16.00 per dog, per calendar day
Cats*--$12.00 per cat, per calendar day *(male cats must be neutered)
Birds & Small Animals*--$20.00 per week *(must provide cage)

Our Kennel Has:

1. Privacy panels between kennels.
2. Air conditioning / Heated floors
3. Separate areas for dogs & cats
4. Daily exercise
5. Relaxing kennel music

"We feed premium pet foods."
If pets prefers their own food, simply bring it along.
Prescribed medications will be dispensed at NO CHARGE!
Best of all, we have immediate veterinary care 24 hours a day if needed

JJ Hottman tells everyone, "They are wheelchair accessible!"

Proof of Vaccinations is REQUIRED!


DHLP(distemper combo)
Bordatella (kennel cough)

DHLP(distemper combo)
Feline Leukemia


Grooming improves your pets comfort, health & the way you feel about your best friend. Our goal is to develop life-long relationships with you and your dog or cat while providing you top quality service. We take pride in our clean and friendly environment, and listen to you and your pet's needs. We value you as a client and will work hard to please you! Steve Mischel is our in house professional groomer. He uses the gentle care method with individual & personal attention to each pet.

Steve has the expertise to discuss & advise you about the type of grooming & grooming equipment best suited for your pet. Steve is backed by a trained staff that is willing to help in any way they can.

Now Offering the FURminator Shed-Less treatment!!

The FURminator Shed-Less treatment is a treatment that dramatically reduces the shedding of your dog or cat. A four step process, the FURminator will reduce shedding 60-80% for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy your pet more with less of the mess! Prices- call for a quote!

New Owner as of July 1, 2006!

Alisha's Best Friends Pet Care Center
3425 State Rd 23
Dodgeville, WI 53533