Specialty Pet Stores

One thing is certain, the pet industry exploded as pet parents around the globe began to dote more and more on their fur babies.  The boom has been both a blessing and a curse for many family owned pet shops.  While business may have improved, many small businesses found themselves squeezed out by pet care giants like PetSmart and PetCo.  If you’re craving the personal touch of a home grown establishment, you’ll love these great family owned businesses.


Two Bostons
309 W. State Street, Geneva

We love love love Two Bostons!  This fantastic pet boutique and bakery is owned by a wonderful couple who were inspired by their Boston Terriers Roscoe & Daisy to create a company dedicated to delighting your four legged best friends.  They offer everything you could hope to find in a pet boutique:  collars, leashes, dog beds, toys, Nina Ottosson puzzles games, and high quality grain free dog food.  What we love most, though, is their bakery.  Two Bostons is famous for their adorable, and surely delicious, dog cookies.  My dogs’ favorite treat:  Two Bostons Puppy Kisses Trio with carob, peanut butter, and yogurt drops.  Yum!


Wet Nose
1510 Commons Dr., Geneva

This wonderful, family owned shop offers pet merchandise with a focus on healthy and natural products.  Here you will find the healthiest dog and cat foods that money can buy, as well toys, leashes, collars, and beds for your furry friends.  The people here are great and are exceptionally passionate about pets.


Critters Pet Shop
Valley Shopping Center
566 Randall Road
South Elgin, IL 60177

In business since 1988, this independent family owned pet shop has been receiving Best Of The Fox Awards year after year.  When you meet the Janczak’s it’s clear why.  They love what they do and are devoted in their love for animals.  Over the last year they have even started becoming increasingly involved in the rescue community by selling rescue dogs and cats out of their pet shop, an initiative they hope to expand.