Americans spent more than $100 billion on their pets in 2020, much of that in chain stores. But the independents are doing well, too. Nick Vadala identified some of the best area dog and cat boutiques for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The listing highlighted Dogs & Cats Rule in Newtown.
The shop, founded in 2001 by small businessman George Parente, has evolved into something of a mini-chain. It now has seven locations (three in Bucks County), and its flagship site in Newtown recently moved to larger digs.
Parente’s retail philosophy is forthright: Pet parents should have easy access to the very best of natural and organic diets.
The store offers anything from natural and raw foods and delicious treats to toys and carriers. In the rare case they do not have a customer-requested item, Parente and his associates know where to get it.
In addition, anyone within a ten-miles radius of the store can get pet supplies delivered.
Read more about the best pet shops in the region in The Philadelphia Inquirer.