There are a couple pet stores and boutiques in New Haven, and many in the surrounding suburbs. These locally-owned options have products for cats and dogs, and some even specialize in fish or birds! There are also some grooming salons if you want to make your dog look fancy while you walk around the Yale campus.
Cassidy’s Pampered Paws Pet Boutique
This is a cute pet supply store that has a very well-stocked array of cat and dog foods. They also sell lots of different pet toys, made out of different materials, like feathers, rope and rubber. Cassidy’s even has a variety of canine clothing, ranging from sports jerseys to turtle necks. You can even pick up treats for your cat or dog!
Susie’s Dog Grooming
This is a fully equipped dog grooming salon, with groomers that pay attention to each dog’s personal style. Their services include bathing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, flea baths and de-matting. They also offer de-shedding services for extra furry dogs. You must call in advance to set up an appointment. They also sell LUPINE collars and leashes.
Exotic Fish and Corals
This aquarium place is located in Milford, Connecticut, south of the Connecticut Post Mall. It has been in its location for 17 years, and is one of the biggest Marine Fish and Coral stores in New England. They receive shipments from all over the world, and have interesting supplies for saltwater and marine tanks. They also have services like custom tank designs, installations and home visits while you are away!
This store is located in Orange, Connecticut, and it has been open since 1972. They sell puppies, kittens, and exotic reptiles. There is also a full supply of useful products for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, as well as aquarium supplies and services. They even offer professional dog and cat grooming.
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Exotic Birds by Windsong
This is a local bird store, located in Orange, Connecticut. It has been open since 1984, and offers many different types of hand raised baby parrots.
Two Smiling Dogs
This pet bakery is located in Hamden, Connecticut. In addition to baked goods, they also sell dog toys and other accessories. Leashed, well-behaved dogs can join you on your visit.
Lick Your Chops
Lick Your Chops is a dog grooming salon located in Branford, Connecticut. They also offer some boarding services.
Purr-Fect Pets Inc
This is a small, privately owned pet store located in Milford, Connecticut. They have been in business since 1985, and carry a large selection of supplies for cats, dogs, reptiles, amphibians, birds, ferrets, fish and invertebrates.