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NYC pet stores: Best places to get supplies for family pets

From Petco to indie boutiques, these NYC pet stores offer one-of-a-kind goods for four-legged family members.

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NYC Pet Stores

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Find food, toys, beds, collars and all the other accessories you need to pamper your family's four-legged friend at these NYC pet stores. Many are one-stop pet destinations, offering everything from grooming and custom dog treats to obedience classes and adoption events (one shop even offers kids' clothes and accessories too!). In addition to these brick-and-mortar NYC pet stores, we're also big fans of Diapers.com's sister site, Wag.com, where busy families who are short on time can get same-day deliveries of food, prescriptions and other pet supplies.

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Pet stores in Manhattan

The Barking Zoo

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The shelves at this 12-year-old pet-supply shop are full of natural and holistic foods ($10–$25) that would please any veterinarian, such as Nature’s Recipe, which targets concerns like allergies and intestinal health. But the comestibles aren’t the only treasures: Rifle through the chests of Barking Zoo’s own wool and cotton knit sweaters ($35–$75) for sophisticated argyle, stripe and Fair Isle prints that will make your family's hound look Harvard-bound.

  1. 172 Ninth Ave, (between 20th and 21st Sts), 10011
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Canine Styles

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This upscale chainlet appeals to families who treat their dogs like one of their own, stocking superfluous goods like chunky-knit argyle and stripe sweaters ($65–$100), hooded parkas ($75–$85) and a pet driver's license ID tag kit ($21), available for all 50 states. In addition to a wide-ranging selection of collars ($18–$450) in animal prints, braided leather and luxe alligator skin, Canine Styles specializes in designer look-alike dog clothes and accessories such as imitation Lacoste tennis dresses ($38), Burberry-plaid rain slickers ($45–$55) and crate mats ($40–$50), and nesting beds ($120–$250) in Vera Bradley–worthy patterns.

  1. 830 Lexington Ave, (between 63rd and 64th Sts), 10065
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Doggystyle

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This refreshingly noncutesy pet-supply store will have your crew's canine cruising down the sidewalk in high-quality, understated gear. The store’s new location (after moving from Soho) features colorful goodies like collars, bowls and toys amid simple decor of textured white walls, light-wood cabinetry and concrete flooring. Bring your pooch in to peruse the enormous and tasteful collection of collars ($35–$175), leashes ($30–$100), travel bags ($100–$275), beds ($115–$260) and bowls ($23–$185). Also get your paws on handmade sterling silver name tags in charming shapes such as cupcakes and crowns ($60–$110). Keep your four-legged family member warm in reversible goose-down water-repellent jackets designed by owner Andy Schulman ($125), or pick up Creatures metal raised feeders ($110), which can reduce the risk of a bloated belly and alleviate pressure on Fido’s back. If your family's mutt is starting to stink, take him in for a full grooming session that includes a double shampoo, conditioning treatment, brush-out, haircut and nail maintenance ($85–$150). Despite the shop’s name, there are goodies for cats, too, including handmade toys ($9–$11), scratching posts ($130) and sack beds ($75).

  1. 46 University Place, (between 9th and 10th Sts), 10003
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House of Paw et Bebe

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Since 2006, owners Jeff Silverstein and Frankie Foronjy have catered to both furry and nonfuzzy bundles of joy at their dog and baby boutique (formerly Raising Rover & Baby), by offering custom beds, treats, accessories and pint-size apparel for the former and designer threads for the latter. Keep an eye out for everything your brood needs to pamper its small-breed pooch, from chunky-knit sweaters ($46) and party frocks ($20–$90) for the dog-about-town to pastel-painted ceramic water bowls ($10–$70) and stylish carriers resembling designer handbags ($49–$430). Meanwhile, tots can get as dolled up as their four-legged friends in graphic tees, onesies and dresses ($30–$99; through size 6x).

  1. 1428 Lexington Ave, (between 93th and 94rd Sts), 10128
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The New York Dog Shop

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This small shop is stocked to the brim with everything a dog could need, want or—more accurately—dread. Discoveries include pink dog goggles ($19) and mini ladybug backpacks from Pampet ($18), but you'll quickly block those out of your mind when you spot delightful finds like Paws Aboard life jackets ($32) and shampoo by Pet Head ($18), a spin-off of human hair-care line Bed Head. The racks along the perimeter are bursting with fashion-forward dresses, tuxedoes, sweatshirts, polo shirts, jumpsuits and puffy jackets in sizes all the way up to XXL ($15–$80). Standouts, such as the Yankees jerseys by Sporty Paws ($37) and frilly spring dresses by Milou Couture ($20–$40), will ensure there's style at both ends of the leash.

  1. 46 W 73rd St, (between Central Park West and Columbus Ave), 10023
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Petco Union Square

Located in Union Square, this full-service pet store has your four-legged friends covered. Services like vaccinations, groomers and obedience classes are offered on-site, as well as a large selection of food, toys and other pet products. Adoption events are also held regularly.

  1. 860 Broadway, (at 17th St), 10003
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Zoomies

  • Price band: 2/4

This colorful and inviting boutique is all about pampering your crew’s pooch with frivolous—yet irresistible—offerings, such as a scrumptious biscuit bar featuring all-natural ginger- and blueberry-flavored treats ($13 per pound), fancifully illustrated children's books with tales of canine antics ($10) and evil-eye charms for collars ($6–$10). But what Zoomies is best known for is its sleek house line of apparel. "We make the clothes for the dog, not the human," says co-owner Angelique Graux. Translation: If the little ones want to dress up your pup in a frilly tutu, you'll have to pick one up elsewhere. Along with her partner Susan Bartholomew, a former VP at Dior, the two create chic, serviceable gear; their signature line of reflective, insulated rain jackets and winter coats ($50–$70) are made with a water-repellent nylon shell that keeps dogs of all sizes cool and dry. Zoomies also makes leashes and collars out of leather or nylon ($18–$45), lush fleece blankets ($50) and a small selection of cotton kitty collars ($16) for feline friends.

  1. 434 Hudson St, (between Leroy and Morton Sts), 10014
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