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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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Catnip & Bones

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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.

Bow Wow Meow

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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.
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.

Pet's Corner

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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.

Green Pawz

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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.)

Cole Valley Pets

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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.

Best in Show

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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.

Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse and Feed Company

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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.

Mission Critter

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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.

Noe Valley Pet Company

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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.

K9 Scrub Club

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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.

Bernal Beast

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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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Catnip & Bones

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.

Bow Wow Meow

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.

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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.

Pet's Corner

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.

Green Pawz

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.)

Cole Valley Pets

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.

Best in Show

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.

Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse and Feed Company

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.

Mission Critter

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.

Noe Valley Pet Company

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.

K9 Scrub Club

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.

Bernal Beast

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.