Best Local Pet Stores in Pittsburgh, PA | Pet Palace

Local Pet Stores in Pittsburgh, PA

Want to find the best pet store in Pittsburgh? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ve identified our top picks for Pittsburgh pet stores. Keep reading to learn about the best, local-area pet stores you can visit to buy pet food, toys, preventative care items, and more.


This top-rated pet store is located at 5880 Ellsworth Avenue in Pittsburgh, and we really love it for its wide selection of dog and cat supplies. We’re hardly the only ones either! Petagogy gets top reviews on Yelp and Google for its “super knowledgeable staff,” “wonderful brands with good ingredients,” “reasonable prices,” and “sound recommendations.”

Plus, not only is Petagogy a great little store to visit, but it’s also a feel-good place to shop, because this independently owned store takes community support doggone seriously! In the last decade, Petagogy has donated a whopping 7,000 pounds of pet food to local shelters and animal welfare organizations … making it an especially woof-worthy place to buy your pet supplies!


Another favorite among local residents, Wagsburgh is located in Pittsburgh’s Northside at 632 E. Ohio Street. We love Wagsburgh for its excellent selection of quality dog and cat food, the numerous local brands the store carries, and its very reasonable prices. Not only is Wagsburgh locally owned and operated, but it also offers very competitive pricing that’s comparable with big box pet stores.

For all these reasons, Wagsburgh is a great choice if supporting local, independent businesses is important to you. And, as with Petagogy, Wagburgh also values giving back to the community by providing donations and fundraising for local animal rescues and shelters.

Lawrenceville Pet Supply

Located at 5152 Butler Street in Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Pet Supply is another top contender for best locally-owned pet store. Owner Eric Kellar—who spent 10 years working at the Pittsburgh Zoo—universally gets high reviews from customers who love him for his “enthusiastic, undivided attention,” “deep knowledge,” and “happy-go-lucky attitude.”

Although the shop is small, it manages to make great use of the space. If you’re in the neighborhood, we encourage you to give Lawrenceville Pet Supply a visit, so you can enjoy its wide variety of products, competitive prices, and extensive selection of healthy, grain-free foods and treats.

And, Of Course, Pet Palace!

OK, so technically we’re not a pet store, but we offer so many amenities that we guarantee your dog or cat would love a visit … and you would too!

At our newly opened Pet Palace Resort—conveniently located in the South Side Flats, near the intersection of Sidney Street and S 27th Street—we offer day care, grooming, and boarding services for discerning pet parents who want their pets to experience the absolute best care.

During a visit to our palace, your dog or cat will be treated like the royal member of your family that they are. More importantly, you can relax, knowing your pet is enjoying a customized boarding experience, enrichment-focused daycare, or show-ready professional grooming.

So, if you’re ready for us to pamper your pet, book your appointment online today!  We can’t wait to welcome you—and your dog or cat—to our brand-new facility.

Lora Shaw

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Lora Shaw

Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.

Categories: Cats, Community Involvement, Dogs