Which Local Shops Do We Recommend?
Listed by State
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.
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||https://www.bbpetstop.com/|
|Animal House (2 locations)||BWI||Cayman Islands||http://animalhouse.ky/|
|California Pet Center||CA||Woodland Hills||https://www.calpetcenter.com/|
|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||http://whitiespets.com/|
|Animal House Naturals||FL||St Petersburg||https://animalhousepets.com/|
|Animal House||FL||St Petersburg|
|Cindi’s Pet Center||FL||Vero Beach||http://cindispetcenter.com/|
|Panhandle Pets – Monroe St||FL||Tallahassee||(850) 562-4100|
|Panhandle Pets -Capitol Cir, SE||FL||Tallahassee||(850) 656-7181|
|Pets Plus FL||FL||Parrish||http://petsplusfl.com/|
|The Pet Pantry||FL||Longwood|
|Bob’s Tropical Fish||GA||Augusta||http://bobsfish.com/|
|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|
|Berts Pet Center||KY||Ashland||https://bertspetcenter.com/|
|The Feed Bucket LLC||KY||Shelbyville||https://feedbucketkentucky.com/|
|Most Valuable Pets||KY||Lexington||http://mostvaluablepets.com/|
|Thibadeux Town & Country Store||LA||Abbeville||https://thibtnc.com/|
|Pets Plus NH/MA||MA||Tewksbury||http://www.e-petsplus.com/|
|Crystal Family Pet Center||ME||Ellsworth||http://ccfpc.com/|
|Farmers Feed and Pet||MN||Owatonna||http://farmersfeedandpetsupply.com/|
|Forest Lake Pets||MN||Forest Lake||http://forestlakepets.com/|
|Airdale Antics||MO||St. Louis||http://www.airedaleantics.com/|
|Tropical World Pets||MO||Webster Groves||http://twpstl.com/|
|Claremont Pet Center||NH||Claremont||(603) 543-1889|
|Four Your Paws Only||NH||North Conway|
|Friendly Pets – 2nd location||NH||Exeter||https://friendlypets.com/|
|Friendly Pets (3rd location)||NH||Bedford||https://friendlypets.com/|
|Laconia Pet Center||NH||Laconia||https://www.laconiapetcenter.com/|
|Pet World Natick||NH||Natick||https://www.petworldnatick.com/|
|Pets Plus NH/MA||NH||Londonderry||https://www.e-petsplus.com/|
|Bills Wonderland of Pets||NJ||Somerdale||https://billswonderlandofpets.com/|
|The Hungry Puppy||NJ||Farmingdale||https://www.thehungrypuppy.com/|
|Long Leash on Life||NM||Albuqurque|
|Healthy Pet Center||NY||Troy||http://healthypetcenters.com/|
|Healthy Pet Center (2nd location)||NY||Delmar||http://healthypetcenters.com/|
|Healthy Pet Center (3rd location)||NY||Latham||http://healthypetcenters.com/|
|Geren’s Farm Supply||OR||Boring||http://www.gerensfarmsupply.com/|
|Union Mills Feed||OR||SE of Portland||http://www.unionmillsfeed.com/|
|Western Pet Supply||OR||Portland||http://westernpetsupplyinc.com/|
|Braxton’s Animal Works||PA||Wayne||http://www.braxtons.com/|
|Waggin Wheels Pet Supply||PA||Elizabethtown||https://wagginwheelspet.com/|
|Your Pet Experts||PA||Wyomissing||http://www.sears.com/|
|Critter Hut Aquarium & Pets||RI||Narragasset||https://critterhutri.com/|
|Polly Pets||TX||Universal City||https://www.pollyspets.com/products/shop|
|Rivers and Reefs Pet Center Inc.||TX||Austin||http://riversandreefsaustin.com/|
|The Pet Advantage||VT||Burlington||https://thepetadvantage.com/|
|Corners Pet Shop||WI||Hales Corners||http://www.cornerspet.com/|
|Pet Food Plus Eau Claire||WI||Eau Claire||http://www.petfoodpluseauclaire.com/|
|Tropic Waters||WI||Eau Claire||https://www.tropicwaterspets.com/|
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!
Subscribe ToPet-Counsel Newsletter
Subscribe now to receive the latest news and updates from Pet-Counsel.
Subscribers also receive SPECIAL OFFERS and timely information.