Locally owned shops to find food, toys and other items for your animal companions
Photo: Hailey BollingerA list of locally owned establishments for pet parents to shop for food, toys, holistic items and more.
Argos Pet Food & Supply
This local shop stocks a wide variety of food for dogs and cats — dry, wet, treats and beyond, including their own signature line — as well as health products like probiotics, calming chews and senior formulas. Pets of all kinds are allowed inside so they can make sure you get the food they like. 7713 Camargo Ave., Madeira; 2801 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills, argospet.com.
The Bird Shoppe
The Bird Shoppe is heaven on Earth for birds and bird owners. And naturally, it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to adopt a bird, learn more about birds or buy your bird a toy or food. Their online library has information from diets and lifespans to friendliness and noise level of various birds. The Bird Shoppe also offers adoptions, an online store, grooming and will even take care of birds while a bird owner is out of town. 6160 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, thebirdshoppe.com.
EarthWise Pet is a chain of locally owned and operated all-natural pet nutrition markets and spas with food, supplies, grooming and accessories for green-leaning furry family members and their humans.7316 Yankee Road, Liberty Township; 11328 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, earthwisepet.com.
Fuzzybutts Dry Goods
This entertainingly named Westwood pet shop sells pet supplies and accessories, natural foods and other hip goodies pet parents want, like CBD treats, upcycled pet beds and eco/pet-friendly ice melter. Grooming is available and there are two tubs in house if you want to wash your pup yourself. 3022 Harrison Ave., Westwood, facebook.com/fuzzybuttswestwood.
This locavore pet food and supply store for urban pet owners makes their own small-batch, slow-cooked dog and cat food without animal by-products, fillers, corn, wheat, soy, sugar or dyes. Pick up food at either location or have it delivered. Pet Wants also welcomes any and all pets at all locations whether you need to fit your iguana for a harness or just pop in with your dog during a walk. 1813 Pleasant St., Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine; 1409 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, petwants.com.
The Strasse Dog storefront offers pet grooming, clothing and supplies in MainStrasse and owners Jeff and Shirley also have The Barket Place online, a high-quality digital shopping destination for pet food and other products. 605 Main St., Covington, facebook.com/strassedog.