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Best pet stores in Chicago

Find your new favorite pet store for collars, leashes, sweaters and even gluten-free food in Chicago

By Jess Keys

Find your new favorite pet store in Chicago with this guide to shops that carry everything you need to make Fido flip and Chairman Meow purr—from organic chow and grooming to gourmet treats and sweaters. Your best friend will be the best lookin' pup on the dog-friendly patio when you next go out for brunch or hit up the canine heaven that is Montrose Beach.

The best Chicago pet stores

1. Doggy Style

Shopping Pet stores Ukrainian Village

This eco-friendly pet shop in Wicker Park offers a wide variety of natural products and super-premium nutritional choices for dogs and cats. Truffle mac & cheese dog treats? Check. Grain free cat food? Check. Crocodile bones? Check. If that wasn't enough, the shop has both a self-wash station where you can stop by and wash your pup, as well as professional grooming services. 

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

2. Your Best Friend Pet Supply

Shopping Pet stores Wicker Park

This neighborhood pet store in Wicker Park is the kind of place that knows you and your pet by name. Fido is always encouraged to roam the store, test out free samples and sniff around as he pleases while you stock up on top quality food, toys and treats. Fast delivery is also available.


3. Wigglyville

Shopping Pet stores Lake View

Wigglyville's Lakeview and West Loop locations cater to Chicago dog-lovers. Expect to find a variety of carefully sourced, quality canine goods like toys, natural food and accessories made in the U.S., Canada and South America. The West Loop location also offers grooming next door. 

4. Parker's

Shopping Pet stores Hyde Park

This one-stop shop for South Side pet owners is known for its selection of natural pet foods, including soy, gluten, wheat and dairy free items. Plus, you'll find treats like frozen birthday cakes and grain-free bakery goodies, toys and supplies. It also offers grooming services as well as a self-wash station. 

Photograph: Courtesy Paw Naturals

5. Paw Naturals

Shopping Pet stores West Loop

In-the-know pet owners in the West Loop will tell you Paw Naturals is one of the best spots to stock up on, of course, natural pet food. The shop offers consultations and free samples for pets who need a fast-track to a healthy diet. It also stocks toys, accessories, grooming supplies and a wide selection of health treatments for whatever ails your pet—allergies, aging, calming essential oils, aromatherapy, vitamins, dental needs and more.

Photograph: Courtesy Bentley's Pet Stuff

6. Bentley's Pet Stuff

Shopping Pet stores Loop

Seven years ago, Bentley's started as a single retail store with a mission to bring natural, USA-made meat products to Chicago's pets. Fast-forward to the present, and the North Shore–based company has expanded to 15 Chicagoland locations. Expect to find a hand-picked selection of natural dog and cat food, treats, toys, litter and other supplies. Bonus: The shop offers free delivery with any purchase of $35 or more.

Photograph: Courtesy Bark N Bites Boutique

7. Bark N' Bites Pet Boutique

Shopping Pet stores Bridgeport

All-natural and organic pet food and freshly baked treats are the focus at this Bridgeport pet shop, where you'll also find collars, leashes and other supplies, many of which are made right here in Chicago. All items in the store are meticulously reviewed and researched by owner Laura Fratto, so you know your fur family will be getting the highest quality ingredients and none of the bad stuff.

8. Liz's Pet Shop

Shopping Pet stores River West/West Town

Originally a bird specialty store founded by bird breeder Liz Gabriel, Liz's Pet Shop has since expanded to serve pets of all types, including dogs, cats, reptiles, fish and, of course, birds. It's also known as a top destination for healthy pet foods, in addition to carrying toys and other supplies. 

Barker & Meowsk
Photo: Max Herman

9. Barker & Meowsky

Shopping Pet stores Lincoln Park

A fashionable "paw firm" in Lincoln Park, this specialty store for the four-legged stocks high-end accessories for cats and dogs, including beds, collars, leashes, furniture, carriers, apparel and even breed-specific gifts for the real enthusiast. 

10. Tails in the City

Shopping Pet stores Rush & Division

This upscale destination for the most pampered canines and cats offers everything you'd expect from a Gold Coast pet boutique. Get your fix of stylish designer collars, gourmet treats, fashionable dog apparel, stylish carriers and more. 

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