Whether you have a pet dog, cat, or bird, proper nutrition is a must to keep them healthy and safe. If you want some quality food for your little friend, here are the best pet stores in Chicago you should visit.
Opened in by Liz Gabriel in 2000, Liz’s Pet Shop has come a long way since its bird-only beginnings. Liz’s Pet Shop now provides quality food and accessories for all types of pets, whether they are dogs, cats, small animals, fish, reptiles, or birds. They also offer nutritional counselling to determine the best food for your furry family member.
If you find yourself unable to make it to the shop due to physical impairment or lack of vehicle, you can order online and get free delivery to your home (as long as you are in the Chicago area). Contact Liz’s Pet Shop to see what else they have to offer or if they have the brands you are looking for.
Your Best Friend Pet Supply opened on West Division Street in 2009 with the aim to provide quality customer service to both two-legged and four-legged customers. They sell a variety of dog and cat foods, treats, toys, and accessories, as well as some fish and bird foods.
Your Best Friend Pet Supply also offers a delivery service for when the weather is too inclement to leave your pet at home or you can’t get out to the shop. If you can, be secure in the knowledge that the shop is open 365 days a year and, even on the major holidays, will stay open for you if you call them to let them know you’re on the way. Contact them here.
Wigglyville opened in 2005 to provide the pets of Chicago with nutritious and health-conscious pet food and supplements. The food selection at Wigglyville is smaller than other shops but purposeful, with each brand and bag created by smaller, independent pet food companies who want the best for your furry friend, rather than just profits.
Wigglyville also offers a grooming service for dogs, including a basic wash, dry, and trim. If you’re looking to have a little fun with your dog and show off your training skills, check out Wigglyville’s pet-themed holiday events like ‘Barko de Mayo’ and ‘St. Paw Trick’s Day.’ Contact them for more information or to check when you can pop in to discuss your puppy’s nutrition and wellness.
Are you looking for the possible fashion items for your dog? Maybe even spot a celebrity while you’re at it? Then check out Tails in the City, opened in 2004 to offer the most luxurious and highest quality dog collars, leashes, fashion, and accessories for your furry friend.
They sell more than just dog clothes: you can also get luxury dog beds, bowls, and carriers for those fur-babies needing to be carried around. Contact Tails in the City for any other questions, including when and how to visit their shop.
Located in Lincoln Square since opening in 2000, Ruff Haus Pets has everything you could possibly need to take care of your dog or cat. From foods and treats, toys and supplements, collars and accessories, Ruff Haus has it all. They even have items for the home, such as de-odorizing candles, lint rollers, and even branded people apparel.
Don’t want to do the shopping? Then invest in the monthly Ruff Box, a subscription service at Ruff Haus Pets that includes all the food, toys, and essentials a pet could need. You can choose to purchase either a cat box or a dog box, depending on your pet. Contact them to find out more about what they have in shop and what this month’s Ruff Box includes.
Doggy Style Pet Shop has been the small, local, independent pet shop on West Division Street since the early 2000s. They sell only the most nutritious and eco-friendly pet products, whether it be food, supplements, or toys.
Doggy Style also offers both self-service and full-service grooming services and even a dog walking service if you want to ensure your pet gets the daily exercise and attention they deserve. Contact them to find out more about what they sell and how you can visit their shop.
Opened in 2012 in the Andersonville area of Chicago, Jameson Loves Danger provides quality pet supplies for dogs and cats. Whether you’re looking for exercise materials, food, health supplements, or toys, Jameson Loves Danger has what you’re looking for.
Jameson Loves Danger also takes a pet-centered approach to their grooming services, offering both a basic wash, cut, dry service and an overall holistic check-in service, which checks your pet’s anxiety levels and known medical issues, as well as an overview of your pet’s physical condition. Contact Jameson Loves Danger to make an appointment.
Possibly the longest-running pet shop in the Chicago area, Park Pet Shop originally opened in Evergreen Park in 1958 but moved to South Kedzie, Chicago, in 1968 and has been there ever since. Always family-owned, Park Pet Shop prides itself on being the one-stop shop for Chicago’s pet loving population. Whether you want to buy a new pet or need to pick up some pet care items, Park Pet Shop is there to serve you.
For Dog’s Sake opened in 1991 in the Kimball Arts Center to provide local Chicagoans with only the best pet food and products. Each item, whether it be food or a toy or health product, has been researched to ensure it’s all organic and as free of drugs or chemicals as possible.
Is it your pet’s birthday or other special pet-occasion? For Dog’s Sake has a pet-friendly bakery for you to grab that special treat or special occasion cake to celebrate! Contact them to find out more about what they have in stock!
10. Paw Naturals
Originally an online store established by Jami Ippolito in 2007, Paw Naturals sells only USA-made products that include only quality organic ingredients. To that end, Paw Naturals stocks the largest selection of raw pet food brands available in the Chicago area. They even offer nutritional counselling to ensure you are giving the best possible diet to your furry family member.
It’s not just food, either. Paw Naturals also sells all natural health supplements and treats, as well as toys and pet care accessories. They offer free local delivery and a discount for military and first responders. Contact them to find out more!