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San Francisco is known for being more pet-friendly than kid-friendly, and the large number of pet supply shops in the city's only underscores that reputation. While most pet owners in the city are familiar with the home-grown, community-centric Pet Food Express chain, there are also a number of independent pet boutiques in the city. Here, we've mapped a few of our favorites. If you know of a shop that should be on the list, email us at sf@racked.com or share your find in the comments.


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1. Catnip & Bones

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2220 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 359-9100
For the Marina/Cow Hollow set, this store has the best selection of toys, beds, blankets, food, and specialty treats. If your pet has allergies or a special diet, the Catnip & Bones staff can probably help with treat or food recs. Also, the seasonal sheep dog window displays are pretty amazing.

2. Bow Wow Meow

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2150 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 440-2845
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Bow Wow Meow has great travel totes and training products, and stocks everything from kibble to cashmere. If you need a giant bag of dog or cat food, and you don't have a car, the Russian Hill store offers same day delivery.

3. George

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2512 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 441-0564
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The owners of this posh Pac Heights pet boutique set out to create pet goods that were as pleasing to look at and live with as they were to chew, sleep on, wear, and eat out of. This is the place to go for animal beds that work with your decor, and hip collars and leads for your pets.

4. Pet's Corner

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3701 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
Inner Richmond residents love this store for its mom-and-pop feel with reasonable prices. Check it out for a thoughtful selection of pet food and toys. Stumped about what to buy? Just ask the helpful owners.

5. Green Pawz

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772 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 221-7387
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Green Paws offers a little bit of everything: There's an onsite groomer (who usually accepts walk-in appointments for nail trims), a self-service dog wash, and tons of green products for your pooch. (Think beds made of recycled/repurposed materials and organic treats.)

6. Cole Valley Pets

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910 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117
More functional than pretty, this Cole Valley store has food and treats for your dog or cat, as well as a limited selection of toys. Bonus: The store has a loyalty program, so this week's kibble may help you save on next week's bouncy ball.

7. Best in Show

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545 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 864-7387
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This whimsical Castro shop sells pet gear and pet-themed gear for humans. It's also the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Barkology ball caps and t-shirts, Bony Babies dog toys, Dogs Are the New Kids and Cats Are the New Kids people products, and the Hand Pup-Pet squeaky dog toy collection.

8. Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse and Feed Company

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199 Mississippi St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 863-7297
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This pun-loving Potrero pet supply has toys, treats, and accessories for your pets, along with a self-service dog wash. Don't forget the South Beach outpost at 199 Brannan Street.

9. Mission Critter

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2959 Mission
San Francisco, CA 94110
This Mission shop carries tons of locals pet brands like Gwen Gear collars, FYDO beds, Lollycadoodle cat caves, and Mijo & Bambi clothes. But it's not just about the pet gear: If you're looking for organic or grain-free pet foods, they can definitely set you up.

10. Noe Valley Pet Company

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1451 Church St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 282-7385
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Paula Harris and Celia Sack (of Omnivore Books) started this 15-year-old pet store to provide the neighborhood with quality pet products. There's no e-commerce component to the store's website, so you have to walk in to let your dog test toys. While you're there, bring home a catnip cigar for the cat.

11. K9 Scrub Club

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1734 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 648-2582
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In addition to blue club lighting and full-sized bath tubs, K9 Scrub Club carries a great selection of pet toys. Consider it a way to make amends with you pups after they suffer the indignity of a bath.

12. Bernal Beast

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509 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 643-7800
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This independent pet store carries products for dogs, cats, birds, fish and small animals, including food, clothing, toys, and beds. The shop also hosts a monthly, on-site vaccination clinic.

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1. Catnip & Bones

2220 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
For the Marina/Cow Hollow set, this store has the best selection of toys, beds, blankets, food, and specialty treats. If your pet has allergies or a special diet, the Catnip & Bones staff can probably help with treat or food recs. Also, the seasonal sheep dog window displays are pretty amazing.
2220 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123

2. Bow Wow Meow

2150 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Bow Wow Meow has great travel totes and training products, and stocks everything from kibble to cashmere. If you need a giant bag of dog or cat food, and you don't have a car, the Russian Hill store offers same day delivery.
2150 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. George

2512 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The owners of this posh Pac Heights pet boutique set out to create pet goods that were as pleasing to look at and live with as they were to chew, sleep on, wear, and eat out of. This is the place to go for animal beds that work with your decor, and hip collars and leads for your pets.
2512 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115

4. Pet's Corner

3701 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Inner Richmond residents love this store for its mom-and-pop feel with reasonable prices. Check it out for a thoughtful selection of pet food and toys. Stumped about what to buy? Just ask the helpful owners.
3701 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

5. Green Pawz

772 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Green Paws offers a little bit of everything: There's an onsite groomer (who usually accepts walk-in appointments for nail trims), a self-service dog wash, and tons of green products for your pooch. (Think beds made of recycled/repurposed materials and organic treats.)
772 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117

6. Cole Valley Pets

910 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117
More functional than pretty, this Cole Valley store has food and treats for your dog or cat, as well as a limited selection of toys. Bonus: The store has a loyalty program, so this week's kibble may help you save on next week's bouncy ball.
910 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

7. Best in Show

545 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
This whimsical Castro shop sells pet gear and pet-themed gear for humans. It's also the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Barkology ball caps and t-shirts, Bony Babies dog toys, Dogs Are the New Kids and Cats Are the New Kids people products, and the Hand Pup-Pet squeaky dog toy collection.
545 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

8. Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse and Feed Company

199 Mississippi St, San Francisco, CA 94107
This pun-loving Potrero pet supply has toys, treats, and accessories for your pets, along with a self-service dog wash. Don't forget the South Beach outpost at 199 Brannan Street.
199 Mississippi St
San Francisco, CA 94107

9. Mission Critter

2959 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110
This Mission shop carries tons of locals pet brands like Gwen Gear collars, FYDO beds, Lollycadoodle cat caves, and Mijo & Bambi clothes. But it's not just about the pet gear: If you're looking for organic or grain-free pet foods, they can definitely set you up.
2959 Mission
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Noe Valley Pet Company

1451 Church St, San Francisco, CA
Paula Harris and Celia Sack (of Omnivore Books) started this 15-year-old pet store to provide the neighborhood with quality pet products. There's no e-commerce component to the store's website, so you have to walk in to let your dog test toys. While you're there, bring home a catnip cigar for the cat.
1451 Church St
San Francisco, CA

11. K9 Scrub Club

1734 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131
In addition to blue club lighting and full-sized bath tubs, K9 Scrub Club carries a great selection of pet toys. Consider it a way to make amends with you pups after they suffer the indignity of a bath.
1734 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94131

12. Bernal Beast

509 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
This independent pet store carries products for dogs, cats, birds, fish and small animals, including food, clothing, toys, and beds. The shop also hosts a monthly, on-site vaccination clinic.
509 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110