Best Pet Stores in Paris
Updated by Vanessa M in September 2023
It’s no secret that Parisian pet shops are known for being competitive, innovative and always on-trend.
And call me crazy, but shopping for pets while on vacation may be one of the most fun activities possible whilst traveling! Parisians take their pets very seriously; owning one is a major commitment and responsibility due to the general compact nature of living in the city center.
While shopping for your pets in Paris, consider extending your visit to the city with a cover-all Paris walking tour to explore the world capital known for its art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture.
Here’s where you’ll get the most bang for your buck.
Two Tails in Paris
Two Tails brands themselves as “A whole universe for dogs and cats”. This is an accurate description of what you can expect to find once inside. A haven, of sorts, for everything you’ll ever need to make man’s best friend more and more of a family member.
The staff at Two Tails take things as seriously, and you’ll get better service here than in some stores on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Goods in this pet store aren’t cheap, but the quality really is quite unmatched compared to commercial pet products sold in supermarkets and the likes. In short, they’re made to last, and can be considered a long term investment for your pet compared to something that gets broken and disposed of after just a few weeks.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 10am to 8pm
ADDRESS: 199 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France
Metro STATION: La Tour Maubourg
Petsochic in Paris
You’ll find this pet shop on the edge of the Seine, near the Notre Dame. It’s a boutique style pet store that sticks to the basics and essentials. This is the best place to come if you’re looking to take home a bespoke collar for your pet, complete with any personalized engraving you can think of.
They don’t just engrave collars at Petsochic, they actually put your pets name onto any item you purchase from the store. It’s a nice touch, and makes everything you’re gifting to your pet just that much more special.
If you want to purchase some French pet treats (edible), this is a good supplier! If you’ll be traveling a long way with your purchase, request that they wrap it adequately before you leave the store.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday — 11am to 1pm // 1:30pm to 6:30pm
ADDRESS: 16 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Mabillon
Dog in The City in Paris
This pet salon near the Place des Vosges is the best place for travelers who are venturing through Paris with a pet on board. You’d be surprised how many tourists travel with their fur babies, and how many of them end up needing a good groom two days into trolling the dirty Parisian streets.
Dog in the City will give your pooch a proper Parisian-style makeover, leaving them fluffed and ready to take on the city of lights. More than this, this is also a pet store, featuring top of the line products, toys and accessories to make your puppy’s day.
Comparatively, the cost of a grooming at this establishment is actually more affordable than elsewhere in Paris, and even Europe. Foreigners love brining their animals here when they are in town!
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday — 9:30am to 7pm
ADDRESS: 26 Rue du Petit Musc, 75004 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Sully-Morland
Dog Club in Paris
So, where does one go in Paris if they don’t yet face a dog of their own? Well, I can happily recommend this next spot, because its where I go immediately when I am ever feeling sad or lonely in Paris.
Dog Club is in the south of the city, near Montparnasse. This is a pet shop in the sense that they sell actual pets, as opposed to selling goods for preexisting ones! Basically, it’s puppies galore, and a cuteness overload that you need to see to believe.
They usually always have an array of different pups on offer, ranging from French bulldogs, Chihuahua, Yorkies, Dachshund and even dwarf poodles (OMG!). They’re tiny, tiny creatures, usually never older than just a few weeks old. Prices vary, but you can rest assured knowing you’re getting a healthy, happy new addition to the family.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 9:30am to 12:30pm // 2pm to 6pm
ADDRESS: 56 Rue de la Tombe Issoire, 75014 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Mouton Duvernet
Pets Sweet Home in Paris
In the far west of the city, there is one last pet supply shop that I need to mention. This is where I take friends who visit me and want to but their animals gifts from their trip.
It’s a dynamic concept shop that is stocked to the brim with everything you could ever need for dog-mom responsibilities. The products are not name brand heavy, so they’re reasonably priced without floundering in quality.
Personally, I find their toy section such fun to delve into. The shelves are quite literally overflowing with stuffed animals from your wildest dreams; think every emoji ever made, and every animated gif character ever recorded!
The staff are lovely and very knowledgeable. They’ll address all of your questions or concerns to the best of their capacity, or refer you elsewhere if they feel they cannot be of service in quite the way you need — amazing.
Opening Hours: Call for Hours
ADDRESS: 10 Rue Guichard, 75116 Paris, France
Metro STATION: La Muette
Tips for finding the best pet store in Paris for your Pets’ needs
Finding the best pet store in Paris for your pets’ requirements necessitates extensive research and thought. Here are some tips to help you find a reliable and appropriate pet store:
Ask for Recommendations: Begin by seeking advice from friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers who keep pets in Paris. Personal recommendations can be extremely beneficial.
Online Reviews: Look for pet stores in Paris on online review sites such as Google Evaluations, Yelp, or TripAdvisor; reading evaluations from other pet owners can provide insight into the store’s reputation and quality of service.
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Visit Multiple Stores: Don’t settle for the first pet store you come across. Compare the offerings, prices, and overall cleanliness and organization of other stores in your neighborhood.
Inspect Store Cleanliness: A tidy and well-organized pet business demonstrates professionalism and concern for the animals. Avoid stores that are filthy or have strong scents.
Evaluate Staff Knowledge: Interact with the store’s employees and ask them questions about pet care, nutrition, and product recommendations. Staff that are knowledgeable and helpful are a positive sign.
Check for a Variety of Products: A decent pet store should provide a diverse selection of products such as pet food, toys, grooming tools, and accessories. Check that they have the products your pet requires.
Ask About Pet Health Services: Inquire whether the pet store offers extra services such as grooming, vaccination clinics, or veterinarian care. It can be useful to have these services available.
Inspect the Animal Section: If you’re seeking for a certain sort of pet, go to the animal area and check for animals that are well-cared for, housed in clean and proper enclosures, and appear healthy.
Check for Ethical Practices: Examine the store’s animal suppliers. Instead of promoting puppy mills or illegal imports, ethical pet retailers should prioritize adopting animals from shelters or trustworthy breeders.
Review Return and Warranty Policies: Understand the store’s pet supply return and warranty policies. This is necessary in the event that you need to replace or return things that do not work for your pet.
Compare Prices: Compare the pricing of common pet products at various stores to ensure you’re getting a good bargain. Remember that the lowest option is not necessarily the greatest quality.
Ask About Loyalty Programs: Inquire whether the pet store has any loyalty programs or discounts for returning clients. These can add up to significant savings on your pet-related expenses over time.
Check for Local Pet Events: Events, workshops, and adoption drives may be held at some pet retailers. Participating in these activities can help you learn more about the store and meet other pet owners.
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Read Store Policies: Before making any purchases, read and comprehend the store’s return, exchange, and refund procedures, as well as any product warranties.
Trust Your Instincts: Finally, trust your instincts and select a pet store where you feel at ease, confident, and assured that your pet’s requirements will be met.