People have been domesticating pets for 10,000 years, and ancient laws against harming pets were often as strict as the ones protecting humans. Naturally, we want the best for our pets, and, with its farming industry and agrarian lifestyle, Vermont has been supporting pets with top notch food and supplies from pet food stores for many years. Just follow our handy guide to the 10 best pet stores in Vermont to see what we mean.
Founded in 1987 by Ann Gavett and Kaki Fisher, Pets Etc. is locally owned and operated and provides high-quality, pet merchandise and personalized services in a country-store type setting. Offering premium frozen and fresh food, grooming, training, pet advice, and more, Pets Etc. is your one-stop-shop for all things regarding your pet.
Meeting you at the door almost instantaneously are Aria, Anuzzo and Cuba, Bergamasco sheepdogs and mascots of this store on State Street that opened in 2011. Inside, you will find a broad range of products that come only from the U.S. and contain no fillers and by-product. In fact, every item owner, Cindra Conison sells can be considered human grade food, including items from the Preppy Puppy Bakery.
Pet Food Warehouse is a locally-owned business with locations in South Burlington and Shelburne. Get premium pet foods, toys, treats, grooming supplies, crates, and more. Since 1983, Pet Food Warehouse has not only been providing the best pet supplies and advice but also donating food and accessories to local humane societies and animal rescue groups.
Family owned and operated since 2010, Pampered Pet is a commitment to quality products and grooming. They consider themselves a home away from home for pets, and you will find only the finest all natural shampoos and conditioners. Find Kong, Blue Buffalo, Zignature products, and more.
Started in 2006, these stores are locally owned and provide all natural dog and cat foods and treats, including Blue Buffalo, Wellness, Tucker’s Raw Frozen, and more. Find UpCountry collars and leashes and Ruffware dog clothes, and lots of toys as well.
Castleton Pet Supply is a local, independently owned business, and since 2006 Claire O’Brien has been offering personalized, expert knowledge and high-quality food. Get dog food, cat food, and horse, chicken, bird, or small animal feed, or shop bedding, toys, treats, and other accessories. Plus, don’t miss the special offers and coupons on their website.
Art Whitman had been running his grain store the same way for 67 years, based on his father’s business and offering lots of feed at great prices. In 2015, this area institution was sold to Poulin Grain of Newport, the upshot being that owner, Josh Poulin had a similar history, deeply rooted in family and Vermont. Needless to say, not much will change at Whitman’s, and they will still offer tons of great feed at great prices.
Opened in 2002, this business offers community contests, events, giveaways, and raffles, as well as pet supplies and advice. Locally owned and operated, their Rewards Program promotes free pet food and money saving coupons. What’s more, they offer weekly specials and frequent buyer savings.
Since 2002, the Farmyard Store has been a family owned and operated pet supply and general goods store that prides itself on personal service and knowledgeable staff. Find maple sugar equipment and pet and animal feed, like Blue Seal and Nutrena. In addition of home pets, you will find products for horses, livestock, and birds.
Community Feed Store is located along the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and had been serving the community since 1902. Offering products for farm and home, they are committed to building long lasting relationships with customers as well as specializing in a great selection of pet foods, animal feeds, grass seeds and fertilizers.