Recommended Local Pet Shop

Which Local Shops Do We Recommend?


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Large pet store chains may be found in most locations. However, you may receive more personalized and knowledgeable help at privately owned local pet shops. Exceptions happen, of course. But we have found that the independent stores cater to the individual customers, In fact, many enjoy a friendly, first-name association with their customers.

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Usually operated as small businesses by a local owner, these privately owned stores provide great value to the local community as well as to the individual customer. Most support local organizations such as training clubs, youth programs, and others. They also reach out to the customer base to ensure that you receive the information and products that you need and want.




Support  local pet stores for far-reaching effects

Please consider supporting your locally owned and operated pet stores.

We include a list of those that we know to be knowledgeable and reputable from either our own experience or that of others we know personally.


None of these stores has requested this listing, nor have any paid to be listed. 


In fact, we listed them here simply because, in our experience, they provide a good resource for the local community for pet advice and products. However, they are by no means the only stores that provide such a service. Please visit your local pet shop and determine the best store for your personal needs.

Why shop at your local pet store?

Benefits of Shopping Local:

  • You know the people providing the service. They often become friends, as well as business connections.
  • They live and work in your community, providing jobs and adding to the local economy.
  • Their children attend school and youth organizations with yours–they are truly part of the community. In fact, you might see them while grocery shopping!
  • You can rely on their dedication and knowledge.
  • They often provide special services for their customers. Indeed, being local gives them great flexibility.
  • Have a question or problem? No need to go through long holds on the phone or website. Most of these local stores answer their phones!
  • They support the other local businesses in the community, too!
  • Take your pet with you to shop for the proper equipment and supplies. You will know the collar fits right and looks terrific before purchasing!
  • And, when you take your pet with you, he gains socialization experience, too!
  • +++ more


Need Delivery? Many local pet shops now offer delivery!


Sure, there are giant companies that will deliver to your door. However, you may find one of your local stores provides as good or better delivery service. And often at a similar price structure. Moreover, many of them include discounts for repeat customer orders, too!



Recommended Pet Stores ~ Alpha by State
Name ST City Website or Phone
B&B Pet stop AL Mobile
Animal House (2 locations) BWI Cayman Islands
California Pet Center CA Woodland Hills
Douglas Feed CA Granite Bay
Elliots Pet Emporium CA San Bernardino (909) 383-2343
Pet Oasis CA Bermuda Dunes (760) 345-3199
Whities Pet Shop CA Fresno
Animal House Naturals FL St Petersburg
Animal House FL St Petersburg
Cindi’s Pet Center FL Vero Beach
GiGi’s FL Jupitor
Panhandle Pets – Monroe St FL Tallahassee (850) 562-4100
Panhandle Pets -Capitol Cir, SE FL Tallahassee (850) 656-7181
Pets Plus FL FL Parrish
The Pet Pantry FL Longwood
Bob’s Tropical Fish GA Augusta
The Pet Exchange GA St. Simmons (912) 638-7387
Tifton Pet Center GA Tifton (229) 386-4488
Critters Pet Shop IL St. Charles
Old Orchard Aquarium IL Skokie
Premium Pet Supply IL Bloomington (309) 662-2153
The Animal Store IL Lincolnwood
Wilmette Pet Shop IL Wilmette
Brandt’s IN Michigan City
J&K IN Wabash
Berts Pet Center KY Ashland
The Feed Bucket LLC KY Shelbyville
Most Valuable Pets KY Lexington
Thibadeux Town & Country Store LA Abbeville
Pets Plus NH/MA MA Tewksbury
Ani-Mals ME York
Crystal Family Pet Center ME Ellsworth
Farmers Feed and Pet MN Owatonna
Forest Lake Pets MN Forest Lake
Pet Expo MN Mankato
Airdale Antics MO St. Louis
Tropical World Pets MO Webster Groves
Claremont Pet Center NH Claremont (603) 543-1889
Four Your Paws Only NH North Conway
Friendlee-Pets NH Lee
Friendly Pets – 2nd location NH Exeter
Friendly Pets (3rd location) NH Bedford
Laconia Pet Center NH Laconia
Pet World Natick NH Natick
Pets Choice NH Merrimack
Pets Plus NH/MA NH Londonderry
Bills Wonderland of Pets NJ Somerdale
Farmside Supplies NJ Sussex
The Hungry Puppy NJ Farmingdale
Tickner’s NJ Hackettstown
Boofys Best NM Albuqurque
Long Leash on Life NM Albuqurque
Healthy Pet Center NY Troy
Healthy Pet Center (2nd location) NY Delmar
Healthy Pet Center (3rd location) NY Latham
Geren’s Farm Supply OR Boring
Union Mills Feed OR SE of Portland
Western Pet Supply OR Portland
Braxton’s Animal Works PA Wayne
Waggin Wheels Pet Supply PA Elizabethtown
Your Pet Experts PA Wyomissing
Critter Hut Aquarium & Pets RI Narragasset
Franklin Aquarium TN Columbia
Polly Pets TX Universal City
Rivers and Reefs Pet Center Inc. TX Austin
Aquarealm VT St Johnsbury
The Pet Advantage VT Burlington
Corners Pet Shop WI Hales Corners
Havahart Pets WI Racine
Pet Food Plus Eau Claire WI Eau Claire
Tropic Waters WI Eau Claire


And the list of recommended shops continues…

Of course, the list is never totally complete. Please stop by often and look for new additions. As we travel, we expect to find new stores to add to this prestigious list.

Please leave us a comment on your favorite pet store and how the local pet stores have benefitted you and your pets!

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