One thing is certain, the pet industry exploded as pet parents around the globe began to dote more and more on their fur babies. The boom has been both a blessing and a curse for many family owned pet shops. While business may have improved, many small businesses found themselves squeezed out by pet care giants like PetSmart and PetCo. If you’re craving the personal touch of a home grown establishment, you’ll love these great family owned businesses.
Bentley’s Pet Stuff
1934 W. Fabyan PKWY, Batavia
Bentley’s Pet Stuff is a natural pet food store that is family owned and we very much recommend them. Every single item in the store is hand picked by the owners to fit their food promise. All the food contained in their stores do not contain corn, wheat, or soy. no by-products, and no ingredients from China. They sell a variety of food types, kibble, canned food, freeze dried raw, and raw food. They also carry treats and totally adorable accessories for both dogs and cats.
Bird is the Word
30 S. Shumway Ave, Batavia
Bird is the Word carries a complete line of cages, food, toys and accessories to keep your companion healthy and happy! They also have four Certified Avian Specialists on Staff to assist you with your questions. They breed many of their own birds. Domestically raised babies are lovingly hand fed and socialized. Most of their birds are kept on open playgrounds.
Healthy Pet Natural Pet Care Market Place
2620 Farnsworth Ave, Aurora
Since 1998, they have been serving the suburbs with their knowledge, experience and love of animals. Their focus is you, their customers, and your furry family members. They have years of training about different foods and treats, but also expertise in all of the accessories to provide a pampered lifestyle. They can answer why protein is important to your pet’s diet, what to do about recurrent urinary tract infections, which shampoo and conditioner is best for your pet’s coat, and who makes the most stylish collars on the market.
3015 E. New York Street, Aurora
PetPeople is the neighborhood place for natural foods and quality supplies for dogs and cats. Their team of pet enthusiasts entertains and educates to create a unique shopping experience. They engage their customers through sharing ideas and providing solutions. At PetPeople, they are inspired to make a difference in the lives of pets and their people.