Best of Boston

2006 Best Pet Bakery

Polka Dog Bakery

Candy jars stuffed with dried chicken livers and beef esophagi and a sweeping buffet of artisanal dog cakes and brownies (bearing names like Pawreos and Power Barks, inevitably) make this place puppy heaven. Two floors of accessories include a wall of collars and enough rubber to sate any dog’s shoe fetish; a kitty corner caters to the smarter species, lest any felines feel left out.

256 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-338-5155,