We know how much our Wags pet owners love their pets. So it’s no surprise that, in the midst the holiday season, many have been asking us to recommend the best pet shops to find the perfect holiday treat for their pets. Having treated our pups to holiday gifts every year, we’re no amateurs.
So here are some of our top picks. Not only will you find some of the cutest, healthiest, most fun treats for your furry friend, but you’ll find some of the nicest people in the pet care industry.
In a nutshell – great story, great people, great products. “Airedale Antics” is a locally-owned pet care store in Maplewood, which originally started as an antique store in St. Charles. Tony and Sheri, the friendly owners of this charming store, opened the St. Charles location in ’96 called “Airedale Antiques”. Their two Airedale terriers, whom they brought to the store everyday, started attracting more pet-lovers than antique-seekers! And so “Airedale Antiques” evolved into “Airedale Antics”, a pet care and grooming shop focused on high-quality food & treats for dogs and cats.
Having moved to Maplewood in ’07, this shop is a convenient stop. They have one of the best selections of all natural, healthy pet food products around. Products you can’t find elsewhere. If you want to treat your pet to high quality food and treats with no grain or animal by-products, then this is the place to go.
And best of all, the owners and folks who work here are some of the most helpful, friendly people in town. They’ll help you find the most suitable food for your pet. And of course, pets are welcome. It would be a great idea for a St. Louis dog walk!
Wolfgang’s Pet Stop
A neighborhood staple, Wolfgang’s is a favorite among Central West End locals. And it’s no wonder. The owner, Beth, and groomers are pleasant, knowledgeable, and true pet-lovers. Besides the friendly staff, you’ll often find several calm, happy pups hanging out behind the front desk.
So what kind of goodies will you find here for your pet? Fresh-baked dog treats, an array of healthy foods, a variety of toys, and even apparel for pups of all sizes! They also keep their costumers happy with their high-quality grooming services.
Keep an eye out for their special events. Our Golden Retriever, Bella, got her complimentary Christmas photo taken there a few weeks ago during the annual Central West End “Window Walk”. With it’s convenient location in the middle of Doggie Central (…West End), Wolfgang’s is a sure thing for finding any products or services you might need to keep your pooch happy and healthy.
Old Dog New Treats
This brand new addition to the charming Kirkwood neighborhood is already on our list of recommended pet shops. They have TONS of great pet paraphernalia that is not only healthy for your pet, but for the environment!
Yup, that’s right! They carry eco-friendly pet products! Not to mention, they have a great selection of all natural food, fun and unique toys, tasty treats, and bowls, leashes and collars. It’s not hard to find something here that’s fun for your furry friend.
We think it’s pretty great that this pet store is not only conscious of your pet, but also conscious of the grass they tread! And it echoes through the aesthetics of their store. Beautiful colors, lovely lines, and clean hardwood floors, Old Dog New Treats is a “treat” to visit.
-Camille & Jayce