Buying local isn't just for humans. If you've got a furry (or feathery or scaly) friend at home, Austin's reputation as a pet-friendly city means there are plenty of local shops to stock up on supplies.
Phydeaux and Friends
7816 Burnet Rd.
This store can supply the needs of dogs, cats, birds, and more. The store also hosts events with and donates to local animal shelters and sells bakery treats.
1210 Barton Springs Rd.
Get your pooch outfitted here with adventure-friendly accessories such as a water vest. After, try and snap a pic of your pet among the many life-size plush dogs outside.
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Gallery of Pets
11689 Research Blvd., Suite 107
This shop serves all kinds of animals, but specializes in (and sells) birds and fish. The store also offers bird boarding and aquarium cleaning services.
1807 W. Slaughter Ln., Suite 325
In addition to regularly hosting events to benefit Austin-area pet shelters, the South Austin shop especially encourages canine visitors to check out the treats and toys.
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Austin's local chain of pet supply stores has more than a dozen locations, which also host community events such as adoptions and educational seminars. Some locations even offer a self-serve pet wash station.
Bark 'N Purr
There's something for dogs, cats and even birds at the three stores, which also offer free delivery in Austin and a loyalty program.
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Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen
2153 S. Lamar Blvd.
Up your dog's fresh food game with this shop's healthy meals and treats. Grooming and daycare services are also available.
Paws on Chicon
1301 Chicon St.
Dog and cat owners can find a selection of toys, treats, chews and all types of food, including wet, dry, raw and freeze-dried.
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Shop for dog, cat, bird or fish supplies at any of the three locations, which also offer free delivery. You can also clean your pup in one of the dog-wash stations.