Best of Boston

BEST Pet Store

2010 BEST Pet Store
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Pawsh Dog Boutique

Boston

It’s no wonder Gisele Bundchen stops at Pawsh with her handsome Yorkie: The couture collection of doggie apparel and upscale grooming services makes the daily walk look more like a runway strut. There are necessities like nail clipping and tooth… read more»

2008 BEST Pet Store
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Polka Dog Bakery

Boston

The trash bin at the Shawmut-Milford intersection brims with the other kind of doggie bag, the calling cards of tail-wagging patrons who find plenty of reasons to stop here: two floors of homemade treats (tuna cookies for crunching, pig ears… read more»

2007 BEST Pet Store
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Polka Dog Bakery

Boston

Puffy’s not the best shopping companion: drooling on merchandise, constantly demanding attention, invading strangers’ personal space. Any place that overlooks —welcomes, even—such unseemly habits scores big with us. This year Polka Dog expanded to accommodate its lines of animal gear… read more»

1998 BEST Pet Store, Supplies

Petco

Okay, so this massive warehouse chain has great prices on a huge selection. No surprise there. But it also offers surprisingly good service. You’re greeted right after entering the store and guided to the aisle for, say, your iguana, and… read more»

1997 BEST Pet Store

P.J.’s Pet Center

Saugus

Thank God, an animal supermarket that hasn’t succumbed to the Chain Store Massacre. The fresh- and saltwater fish selections are astounding, with the occasional availability of stingrays, three-foot snowflake eels, and lionfish. The cat and dog department isn’t the biggest,… read more»

1995 BEST Pet Store

Just For Pets Superstore

Peabody

Two huge aisles of rawhide chews, a doggie “salad” bar, fish food, cat food, dog food, rabbit food, plus all the gear you need to keep your beast in luxury, from rhinestone collars to skunk-odor shampoo, are at this supermarket… read more»

1982 BEST Pet Store, Small

Commonwealth Aquarium and Pet Store

Brookline

Helpful. They won’t bite. read more»