2. Pet StuffI found out about Pet Stuff after taking my dog Boo for an overnight at the pet-friendly Hotel Allegro (Hotel review coming soon.) Pet Stuff focuses on natural foods and supplies for dogs and cats, including toys, treats, leashes, harnesses and more. (Tip: Check the Pet Stuff website for online deals and delivery specials, including "pend $30 and delivery is free.") Location: 509 N. LaSalle, 312-222-1012. (Did you know that Chicago's Hotel Lincoln is pet-friendly?)
5. WigglyvilleIf you'd like to buy locally or regionally made product (not manufactured overseas), then Wigglyville is your pet store. The store strives to buy locally from local desingers and manufacturers. Most of their products are made in the United States, Canada and South America (known for its organic farms). Products sold at Wigglyville include collars, leashes, toys and treats. Location: 3337 North Broadway, 773-528-3337.
Located in the heart of Wicker Park, Doggie Style offers curbside service, delivery, and sells eco-friendly pet products. The stores also sponsors monthly pet adoption events. On the store's site, Doggie Style is billed as a leading pet store for super-premium nutrition choices, and a plethora of pet and eco-friendly products. Location: 2023 W. Division Street, 773-235-9663
An on-site doggie bakery, sparkle collars and leashes, natural dog food, and darn good service, what more could you ask for in a pet store? Dog-a-holics operates two locations on Southport - a boutique and a grooming and doggie daycare facility. My dog Boo can attest to how good the doggie bakery is - she recently enjoyed a pink cookie with Princess written on it. And I can attest to how good the pet grooming is -- Boo got a blueberry facial and smelled so good! Location: 3657 N Southport Avenue, 773-857-7600
8. City Pets
City Pets on Grand Avenue is part boutique shop and part grooming. The shop offers natural pet foods (holistic, raw, and organic), toys, and products, and the grooming area, which is cage-free, offers 6′X8′ individual suites for pets that are yet to begin their grooming session or are waiting to be picked up. Grooming services include massage bath, blueberry facial, nail trim and file, ear cleaning, hand blow dry, teeth cleaning, and anal gland expressions. The store also offers dog walking - $12 for 25 minutes.