UPPER EAST SIDE
- Litter & Leashes
343 E. 66th St.; 212-734-8400
Great selection of staples—Innova Evo, chewies—and a staff that’s full of nutrition advice and pet-care tips specific to the urban doggie.
UPPER WEST SIDE
440 Amsterdam Ave.; 212-595-4200
Lets customers sample food before buying (the four-legged customers, that is), and even publishes its own newsletter.
- For Pets’ Sake
206 E. 38th St.; 212-661-2204
Vets on call, and a boarding service with Webcams, so you can watch your pup from afar.
- Beasty Feast
630 Hudson St.; 212-620-7099
In business 30 years; has a stellar selection of food, from Timberwolf Organics to Stella & Chewy’s.
LOWER EAST SIDE
- Whiskers Holistic Pet Care
235 E. 9th St.; 212-979-2532
Lower East Siders trek uptown for this shop, specializing in pet “wellness,” herbal remedies, and flower preparations for mood swings.
- Le Pet Spa
300 Rector Pl.; 212-786-9070
Small, but well stocked: everything from shampoo to freeze-dried doggy ice cream. A gumball machine dispenses liver biscotti for a quarter.
BOERUM HILL/COBBLE HILL/CARROLL GARDENS
- Love Thy Pet
164 Union St.; 718-596-2399
The staff’s always ready to offer advice on organic pet food, Breath-a-licious bones, or T-shirts that read i love my 2 daddies.
Best Neighborhood Pet-Supply Store
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).