Before I had my two-legged son, we had our “kitty daughters.” Now, at age 11, he calls them his “kitty sisters,” and they’re still just as spoiled as they were the day we brought them home 14 years ago. In the spirit of being a paw-rent, we rounded up some of our favorite pet vendors and experiences to share with you and your furry family members.
Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting
With a location in Chandler and five more across the Valley, Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting provides locals with pet pampering services and a boutique-style shopping experience for their pet needs. From grooming accessories to treats, Puff & Fluff goes beyond the bubbles and ensures pets are cared for in and out of the spa.
La Gattara Cat Cafe and She’s All Cat
She's All Cat is the online hub of Missy Pruitt, founder of La Gattara Cat Cafe and cat culture expert. She's All Cat offers consultation and products for Cat Lady Life, from pet coaching at home to fashion on the go. And while La Gattara Cat Cafe is located in Phoenix, it is worth the drive for coffee and all things cat-tastic.
Cosmo Dog Park
Located on the Northeast corner of Ray Road and the Loop 202, Cosmo Dog Park is one of the most popular parks in Gilbert. Named after local K9 hero Cosmo, who was the town’s first police dog, the park is described as, “a special oasis that has captured and celebrated the unique bond between dogs and humans.”
hauspanther.com and shop.hauspanther.com
Hauspanther founder Kate Benjamin has been seeking out stylish finds for cats and cat lovers since 2007, according to her website. “As the co-author of New York Times bestsellers Catification and Catify to Satisfy she knows a thing or two about design for cats.” Benjamin shares that she has two parts to her business: “Hauspanther.com is an online resource that's tailored specifically for those who share our love of cats and design. We also have an online store at shop.hauspanther.com, where we sell our own line of cat products, as well as products from other companies that we love.” She adds that the Hauspanther cat toy designs are handmade at their design studio, located in the Valley of the Sun.
Gilbert Farmers Market
A perfect spot to take a well-behaved pooch, Gilbert Farmers Market happens downtown every Saturday from 7-11 a.m. (summer hours). They offer not only a pet-friendly environment (leashed pups welcome!), but many of the vendors have organic and farm-fresh treats and pet products for sale. Pro tip: many vendors also offer free snacks for furry friends! Visit their website for the latest specific vendors and products.
Located at 207 E. Williams Field Road, the local Dogtopia is the hometown iteration of the national chain. Whether you’re returning to the office after working from home, need a place to board your favorite pooch, or just a place for your furry family member to work off some excess energy, Dogtopia of Gilbert has you covered.