Best of Boston

2008 Best Pet Supplies

Polka Dog Bakery

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 for gnawing), fancy leashes, and bright, squeaky toys just waiting to be slobbered over. The variety satisfies even two-legged shoppers—which, let’s be honest, are the only critical ones on the premises.

258 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, 617-338-5155,