Shopping for a furry friend? Before your next adventure, make sure your pets have everything they need to keep their tails wagging. We know San Diego has bigger chains — Petco is definitely playing ball here — but if you want to shop small and local, these are the purrfect places to visit.
Decker’s Dog + Cat, La Jolla + Bay Park
This store aims to make shopping fun by offering products that go beyond generic. Owners will find specialized food and supplements, stylish essentials, and toys for every occasion. And to help more pets find their homes, the business provides monthly donations to local nonprofits.
Pet Power Studio, Encinitas
This groovy store takes the styling of a small boutique and caters it to pets. You’ll find colorful supplies and accessories, and treats that are sustainably and ethically made. The shop also supports its local roots with its selection of California-made goods and community events.
If you’re looking to pamper your pet with an eco-friendly toy or natural, nutritious foods, this store has you covered. You’ll find supplies for cats and dogs, but its self-serve dog wash makes your pup’s bath time a breeze.
Dexter’s Deli, Carlsbad, Del Mar + North Park
Here, you’ll find food and supplements for cats and dogs designed to help common dietary conditions. You’ll also find Pupcakes, which have been prescribed to help dogs have happy birthdays.
Noah’s Natural Pet Market, Pacific Beach
When you’re itching to stock up on new treats, this shop has a great selection of toys, supplies, and pet foods. The knowledgeable staff will help you make the right selection, and they love helping new pet owners get off on the right paw.
We know there are many more pet stores out there. If we missed your favorite, bark back and let us know.