Best Pet Stores in Durham

If you’re moving to Durham with your four-legged furry friend, you’ll need to know where the best pet supply stores are for purchasing Fido or Fluffy’s food, but you may also want to know where to find pet grooming or specialty supplies. Below, see the top picks for stocking up in Durham on top-quality food, treats and general care items, as well as hard-to-find eco-friendly bedding and cute doggy clothing.

Pet Supplies

Where: Barnes Supply Co., 774 9th St., Durham, NC 27705

Why: Part old-fashioned hardware store, part garden center and part pet supply store, Barnes Supply Co. is a local favorite for grabbing all-natural dog and cat food and treats. The staff here is glad to help you carry heavy bags of food out to your car, and they even provide treats for your pet and ask how he or she is doing. While you’re there, pick up a jar of local honey or a few herb plants to start a garden.

Pet Boutique

Where: Phydeaux, 400 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Why: Located just outside of Durham in north Chapel Hill, Phydeaux is a charming pet boutique specializing in high-quality bedding, supplements, food, travel gear, grooming, cleaning supplies, eco-friendly items and training for dogs, cats, birds and even small animals such as rabbits. Phydeaux will also ship most goods to your home if you need them to, but if you go in the store, expect to walk out with a free treat for your furry little one.

Pet Groomer

Where: New Hope Animal Hospital, 5016 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

Why: If your pet gets nervous at the vet or groomer, give New Hope Animal Hospital a try. Vet techs are trained in decreasing pets’ anxiety (without meds), so if you think your pet behaves badly at the vet, watch them handle your little darling with ease. New Hope also specializes in animal dentistry and animal surgery, even for guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, rats, reptiles and birds.