With great weather, sunny beaches, and plenty of green space, San Diego is an ideal place for any pet owner. Many downtown areas are noticeably lacking in amenities for dog and cat owners, but you won’t find this problem in downtown San Diego. If you own real estate in Gaslamp Quarter or another part of downtown, here are the five best local pet stores to buy raw dog food, socialize your pup, or just pick up a new toy on your way to the dog park.
1. City Dog
City Dog has been around since 2005 as a self-billed “urban spa oasis” for pets in the heart of downtown San Diego. This store does it all with on-site professional dog grooming and a full line of pet treats, food, and toys. They even have self-service bathing tubs and grooming stations, a great solution for keeping your pet looking great after a trip to Dog Beach and avoiding the mess at home. You’ll find City Dog in East Village on Park Blvd next to the Market Street Trolley Station.
2. Wildside Unlimited
Wildside Unlimited in Little Italy is the neighborhood pet store you’re looking for. Unlike big chains, the owner is always around to offer excellent advice on your pet’s nutritional needs and products available in the store. Wildside Unlimited has a fun boutique feel with a focus on customer service and high-quality products for cats and dogs. They also offer grooming and upscale pet spa treatments like dog massages.
3. Urban Wolf
If keeping your dog healthy with a focus on a high-quality diet is a priority, make time to visit Urban Wolf in East Village, a unique urban deli for dogs. Urban Wolf is the best destination in downtown San Diego for specialty dog foods as well as raw dog food. The employees here are highly knowledgeable and can help your dog get started on a raw food diet or recommend products to manage issues with skin and digestion. All raw dog food ingredients at Urban Wolf are locally made in a professional kitchen using organic, locally sourced materials. They even offer frozen variety packs and can arrange for delivery.
4. EarthWise Pet Supply
EarthWise Pet Supply is the ultimate all-natural pet supply store in San Diego. Located in East Village, EarthWise is locally owned and operated with everything from pet washing and grooming to pet toys, treats, and food. EarthWise has been named the #1 Pet Store in San Diego by Yelp for its dedication to excellence. Bring your pup in for breed-specific styling, all-natural food, or a blueberry facial. They also host local rescue events if you’re looking for the perfect cat or dog to bring home.
5. Doozydog! Club
Doozydog! Club calls itself the “un-kennel” and it lives up to the name. Far more than a typical dog daycare and boarder, Doozydog! delivers a great experience with play time, affection, organic treats, and live Wi-Fi so you can check on your pet while you’re gone. Doozydog! even offers complimentary basic training with trained handlers, grooming, and a safe open play environment for dogs, with separation for size and temperament. Stop in to experience their neat indoor dog park or check out the action at the Style Bar where dogs can enjoy a comfortable and stress-free bath, brush, and style.
Many dogs enjoy the urban lifestyle just as much as their human counterparts. If you want to live in the downtown area, there are a wide array of lofts, penthouses, and condos in 92101 to choose from. Get in touch with the real estate experts at 92101 Urban Living today to see what’s currently on the market. Call 619-649-0368.