Pet boutiques are as much for the owner as they are for the pet. If you’re anything like us, then you would do anything for the furriest members of your family. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best pet boutiques in Virginia, so you know that whenever you shop at any of the spots below, you’re purchasing what’s best for you, and your pet.
Pawprints Boutique in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a pet supply and gift store on the downtown mall. The entire place oozes style, with plenty of specialized items for every kind of furry friend. Their selection of dog and cat friendly food items, from cake mix to ice cream, is particularly noteworthy, as are the hand-made items. Well worth a visit next time you’re in town.
Fido Park Avenue has two locations in Richmond, Virginia. Inspired by the fancy dog boutiques in New York City, Fido Park Avenue carries stylish fashions, the essential basics like leashes, tags, and toys, high-quality food, and more. Stop by for their wedding accessories and party attire.
Since 2006, Muddy Paws has provided the Hampton Roads area with healthy food, daycare and grooming services, and access to incredible retailing options with two Norfolk locations, one on Hampton Boulevard and one on Granby Street. According to their website, “Muddy Paws offers healthy dog and cat food that is corn, wheat, soy, dye, and preservative free. We also offer treats, toys, collars, harnesses, leashes, training accessories, beds, bowls, and supplements.” A few of the brands they stock include Holistic Selection, Pro Pac, Legacy, Evo, among many more.
The Dog Park, in Old Town Alexandria, is an “independently owned dog and cat boutique, specializing in unique items that are not found in ‘big box’ stores.” Items include U.S. made treats, all natural food, collars, harnesses, toys, sweaters, artwork, mugs, picture frames, magnets and much more. “Like” their Facebook page to receive a monthly “Insider Offer” to get a discount on your next purchase.
Dogs and cats are welcome at Shear Elegance Pet Boutique in Front Royal, Virginia. Shear Elegance is a full-service grooming salon, offering bath, brush, blow dry, bows, ear cleaning, scissor finishing, haircut, and nails clipping. For an additional fee, they offer aroma therapy shampoos, special spa packages, flea shampoo, medicated shampoos, hot oil treatment, coloring, and stripping, and dematting.
Dog Krazy is this year’s Readers’ Choice Winner for Favorite Pet Store and Favorite Groomer, as decided by the readers of the Free Lance Star. Their mission is “to provide only the best items available for your pet.” To those ends, they carry a wide range of homemade treats and specialty items. Check out their Apawthecary for natural and homeopathic remedies.
Canine Carousel Boutique and Pet Salon has two locations, one in Herndon and one in Ashburn, Virginia. They sell homemade treats, pet food, complete lines of pet care products, and offer grooming services. They specialize in dog and cat items, as well as apparel and gifts for humans.