Recommended VendorsEdit

Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, and BoardingEdit

Forest Glen Pet Solutions
Owner:  Pam Gallo
FGPS was started by a Forest Estates resident in about 2004. Eventually she sold it to Pam, who lives in the neighborhood near OTES and Flora Singer ES. Many of the dog walkers live in our neighborhood or are parents of OT/Singer students. FGPS does mid-day walks, dog boarding, and cat care.

Teen Pet Sitter

Hello, I am Alana Betancourt, a middle school student at Sligo and I live in Forest Estates. I am available for looking after dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, reptiles, etc. I can also walk dogs most days after school and on evenings or weekends. I look forward to helping you with your pets. Alana

Contact:; Betancourt land line; 301-681-6151

Wild Bird Center
Sheila Emond, Proprietor
11145-B Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 949-4648

      • I think this went out of business recently

Pet GroomingEdit

Cherry Hill Road

Kindness Animal Hospital
2130 University Boulevard West
Wheaton, MD  20902

    • they do a good job grooming dogs


A Cat Practice
Dr. Rogers
Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD
(301) 587-0052

We used to take our cats here. Dr. Rogers knows clinically what to do, but isn't the best communicator with the humans. His hired vets/residents tend to be better at that, but turnover every year or so. They have cut back on their hours too in the past few years, making it much more difficult for owners that need to drop off in the morning before work and pick up after work. For that reason alone, we are likely to search for other alternatives in the future.

Animal Place
Arlene F. Gardsbane, D.V.M.
13818 Georgia Avenue
Aspen Hill, MD 20906
(301) 603-1223

We take our pets to the Animal Place and I can’t say enough good things about them. I don’t know Dr. Davis very well, but she seems very good, the little contact we’ve had. I recommend Dr. Gardsbane, the owner. She is great: incredibly kind and competent. All the staff members are friendly and caring.

Four Corners Animal Hospital
Dr. Bowersett
105 University Blvd W.
Silver Spring, MD
(301) 593-6330

I've used Dr. Bowersett at Four Corners Animal Hospital for years and as a child, my family took our pets to his father (same practice & location). Caring, close by, reasonable and great staff.

Hillandale Animal Hospital
Dennis Sweeney V.M.D.
(301) 439-9444
1900 Powder Mill Rd.
Silver Spring MD

House Calls for Pets, Inc.
Dr. Perl
(301) 774-5656

He makes house calls, but has clinic privileges if need be. A wonderful human also.

Kindness Animal Hospital
2130 University Blvd W
Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 949-2511

Negola's Ark
Daniel Negola
Rockville MD
(301) 216-0066

Silver Spring Animal Hospital
Dr. Gouri Krishna
1915 Seminary Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-6099

Wheaton Animal Hospital
929 University Blvd, West
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 949-1520

      • We've had good experiences taking our cats to Wheaton Animal Hospital.
      • We've also used Wheaton Animal Hospital for our dog for the past 6 years. We use Dr. Scheiner there, but I hear from friends that the other doctors there are good also. It's expensive (although all vets might be -- this is the only one I've been to), but the care has been absolutely top-notch. Our dog has needed emergency care on a couple of occasions b/c of stomach issues, and the staff there have been warm, caring, and highly professional. I highly recommend them.