Best Local Pet Stores in St. Louis

December 22, 2022

Local pet store St. Louis

Looking for ways to spend a day out spoiling your dog and also want to support local businesses? Beyond the Dog can help! Our trainers are always on the lookout for fun, new places to train or stores to shop for toys, treats, and supplies. If you’re looking for options outside of the typical chain pet stores, we’ve provided recommendations below for local pet businesses in and around the St. Louis area. You’ll find unique toys, vast amounts of pet apparel and supplies, many pet grooming or self-wash options, and of course, always a friendly welcome and a small treat for your favorite four-legged companion. 

Dog at local St. Louis pet store

Canine Center

Canine Center has served the St. Louis area for 50 years now and has valuable knowledge when it comes to dog beds, toys, food, and supplies. They offer personalized recommendations as well as grooming services! 9850 Manchester Rd, Webster Groves.

Canine Cookies N Cream Dog Bakery

This bakery is family-owned and offers homemade treats and pup cups. In their store, you can also find cat treats, STL pet apparel, and pet-themed home decor items. 822 N Main St, St. Charles.

Earthwise Pet Supply & Grooming 

If you’re looking for Pet Nutrition Specialists, Earthwise is your place! They can offer recommendations on pet food, as well as sell supplies and grooming services. If you prefer a self-wash option, you can do that too! Pets are always welcome. 12730 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur.

Four Muddy Paws

This health food, pet grooming, and dog wash store was awarded 2020’s “One of the coolest stores in America” by Pets+ Magazine. They have so much to offer, from healthy baked treats, toys, and various dog and cat food options, to dog and cat grooming services or a do-it-yourself washing and drying station. It’s easy to get lost in the aisles, but the staff always makes time to say hello and offer a free cookie for your puppy or dog. 

Gus’s Place Dog Store

Gus’s Place is an adorable, locally owned store with unique toys, treats, and supplies. Gus, a 5-year-old standard poodle, is usually on-site to welcome in both humans and their dogs! They take your questions to heart and find the toys and treats that you and your pet will love. 126 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves.

Lola & Penelope’s

Lola & Penelope’s is an award-winning premier pet boutique and wellness center. It’s an adorable local shop that has everything from cat and dog collars, to toys, apparel, and cat furniture. Treats and food are also available, along with spa services! Multiple locations.

Dog eating ice cream at Salty Paws St. Louis

Salty Paws

St. Louis’ very own doggie ice cream bar! Also known as K9 Kreamery, it is the first of its kind and offers ice cream on-site or take-home options for you to enjoy in your own backyard. The ice cream is dog-friendly as Salty Paws offers both lactose-free and goat-milk-based options. They have all kinds of toppings you can add for just an extra dollar. In addition to ice cream, they have cookies, treats, and even the availability to host birthday parties! 110 N. Kirkwood Rd.

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming

Wag N’ Wash is a local store that offers all-natural pet food, supplements, supplies, toys, and unique goods you won’t find anywhere else. Along with their professional grooming services and self-serve dog wash stations, they also have their very own pet deli and bakery. They offer “gourmet delights [such] as liver brownies, beef loaf, and mutt balls, just to name a few.” It’s obvious this store is owned and run by animal lovers! 4649 State Hwy K, O’Fallon.

We hope you have the best time exploring the city and spending time with your dog! Reach out and let us know which of these stores you like best, or if your favorite isn’t on the list and should be added. If you want to be able to take your dog out in public but feel like you can’t, our behavior consultants and trainers can help! Our job is to help you and your dog feel more comfortable and confident regardless of the environment, and our dog obedience programs are set up to do just that.