Timeout New York Kids

Make the most of your city

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.

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    NYC Pet Stores

    Doggystyle

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    NYC Pet Stores

    The New York Dog Shop

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    NYC Pet Stores

    The Salty Paw

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    NYC Pet Stores

    Zoomies

  • NYC Pet Stores

    Animal Fare

  • NYC Pet Stores

    Kiki's Pet Spa

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    NYC Pet Stores

    Muddy Paws

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    NYC Pet Stores

    The Jumping Bulldog

Photograph: Krista Schlueter

NYC Pet Stores

Doggystyle

Pet stores in Brooklyn

Animal Fare

  • Price band: 2/4

Co-owner Barbara Librowski offers advice, recommendations and a wide range of products at this 20-year-old shop, where you’ll find top-shelf healthy food brands at competitive prices, like Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals dry formula for puppies and adult dogs ($10–$40) and New Zealand’s ZiwiPeak canned lamb and venison for felines ($26). Interspersed among the cluttered displays are pet care and training books, plush Petstages pillows ($18) with heartbeat sounds to help soothe anxious pets and a deeper selection of cat toys than any area competitor. Librowski special-orders items for customers on a daily basis, so don’t be shy about requesting birthday cakes, rawhides or biscuits for your family's mutt—just give her one week’s notice.

  1. 153 Prospect Park Southwest, (between Seeley and Vanderbilt Sts), 11218
More info

BARC Shelter & BQE Pet Supply

  • Price band: 1/4

You’ll leave this straightforward supply store feeling good that your purchase helped animals in need: All proceeds fund the adjoining Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition, which has been taking in strays since 1987. Families who own pets with special needs should make a beeline here for over-the-counter prescriptions, Dogswell Happy Hips chicken sticks designed to soothe the aching joints of senior canines ($9), and a selection of plush Wilson doughnut beds ($25–$46). If your family loves Fido but you're all stumped as to what breed he is, pick up a BioPet DNA test ($65), swab his mouth and send it into the lab for evaluation; within two weeks, results will arrive in the mail. Mystery solved!

  1. 253 Wythe Ave, (at North 1st St), 11249
More info

The Hamilton Dog House

  • Price band: 1/4

This six-year-old neighborhood supply shop is next door to its sister adoption center for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue, which takes in unwanted animals of nearly every species. In keeping with this mission, the Hamilton Dog House hawks supplies for practically every pet imaginable, including reptiles, mice and birds. Make this your brood's go-to place for T-Rex cypress mulch reptile bedding (ten-quart bag $11) and Lazy Dog Cookie Co. organic carob bonbons ($2). Store proceeds help staff visit schools for animal education talks, offer outreach programs to neighborhood children and hold adoption events.

  1. 155 E 3rd St, (at Fort Hamilton Pkwy), 11218
More info

Kiki's Pet Spa & Boutique

  • Price band: 2/4

Gone are the days of a simple wash ’n’ fluff for Lassie: At both locations of this full-service groomer, not only can your family's canine get bathed and brushed ($20–$45), she can also score a “pawdicure” (pedicure) with polish ($15) and color highlights ($15) to soften her aging mug. While she’s getting the five-star treatment, duck into the well-organized, exposed-brick boutique to pick up a Natural Balance lamb roll ($9) for your mini gourmand.

  1. 60 Broadway, (between Berry St and Wythe Ave), 11211
More info

Love Thy Pet

  • Price band: 1/4

Dogs and cats get equal attention at this family-run store, which provides holistic and healthy food options for both—in the words of owner Chris Smith, there’s “no supermarket food here!” As such, canines will go nuts for Love Thy Pet’s blueberry antioxidant and peanut butter crunch cookies ($8), while kitties will purr for WildSide Salmon’s freeze-dried Alaskan salmon pieces ($9). Smith frequently collaborates with local shelter Sean Casey Animal Rescue to hold adoption events outside the store, and provides plenty of holiday cheer with seasonal events like Halloween pet costume parties and free photos with Santa at Christmastime.

  1. 164 Union St, (between Henry and Hicks Sts), 11231
More info

Muddy Paws

  • Price band: 1/4

After an intense game of fetch at nearby McCarren Park, local families hit up this holistic pet supply emporium to take advantage of the self-service dog wash, a machine that squirts eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, and water onto your pet ($15–$25). Clean-up is included, and your furball has the option to shake it, get wrapped up in a towel or dry off with a blast of warm air. Distract him during the process with Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff heavy-duty rubber balls ($8–$16), or save those for your next jaunt in the grass.

  1. 447 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, (at Richardson St), 11211
More info

PS9 Pets

  • Price band: 1/4

This spacious shop is like Toys “R” Us for pets: Find furball-approved knickknacks such as a Cheerful Pet boiled-wool toys ($5) and Animal Sounds’ touch-triggered Babble Ball ($10), which emits coyote, lion and frog sounds and is sure to keep your pet—though maybe not your neighbors—amused while you’re out. It’s not all play, though: Utilitarian finds include colorful carriers ($90–$175) and slings ($40) from local brands BK Atelier and Gangs of New Yorkie, training aids like a bitter apple spray ($8) and CatToids breath mints to freshen up kitty’s morning stank ($3).

  1. 169 North 9th, Brooklyn , (between Bedford and Driggs Aves), 11211
More info


Share your thoughts
  1. * mandatory fields

Events for kids by date

Americangirl.com for Events!

  1. Aladdin

    Charming street urchin Aladdin brings his exotic w...

  2. Anne and Bernard...

    The former Human Biology and Evolution Hall has ev...

  3. Arthur Ross Hall of...

    This exhibit explores our 4.5-billion-year-old sol...

44 more events »