Specialty Pet Stores

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.


Trellis Farm and Garden
2N492 Kirk Road, St. Charles 

A Family owned farm and garden store. This store has a ton of different options for pets. They carry supplies for not only dogs and cats but also horses, birds, and small animals. 


Wet Nose
1510 Commons Dr., Geneva

This wonderful, family owned shop offers pet merchandise with a focus on healthy and natural products.  Here you will find the healthiest dog and cat foods that money can buy, as well toys, leashes, collars, and beds for your furry friends.  The people here are great and are exceptionally passionate about pets.


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. 


Critters Pet Shop
Valley Shopping Center
566 Randall Road
South Elgin, IL 60177

In business since 1988, this independent family owned pet shop has been receiving Best Of The Fox Awards year after year.  When you meet the Janczak’s it’s clear why.  They love what they do and are devoted in their love for animals.  Over the last year they have even started becoming increasingly involved in the rescue community by selling rescue dogs and cats out of their pet shop, an initiative they hope to expand.