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The Best Local Pet Stores in Central Austin Texas

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The Best Local Pet Stores in Central ATX

I am beyond ecstatic to say that my boyfriend Phillip and I will be getting an Australian Shephard puppy soon! 

This will be the first dog we have ever owned both together and as individuals. 

Obviously, we are nervous and want to be prepared. So I have printed a few new puppy checklists and I’m ready to hit the stores.

I still want to support my local community and fellow entrepreneurs, so here is a list of the best local pet stores I’ll be checking out in Central Austin Texas.

1. Barkin’ Creek Dog Kitchen
2. Healthy Pet
3. Paws on Chicon
4. Prime Pet
5. Rivers & Reefs Pet Center
6. Tomlinson’s Feed

Barkin’ Creek Dog Kitchen

Localite Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen Building

This family-owned and operated pet store all started in 2015. They had family dogs who needed special food for dietary issues. It was hard to find what they needed and ended up cooking their own dog food at home. Eventually they opened up their own shop to help others!

What they offer:

  • Nutritional Dog Food
  • Pet Grooming
  • Daycare
  • Pet Desserts (for Birthdays and Big Events!)

Zilker Location: 1218 Barton Hills Drive Austin, TX 78704 
S Lamar Location2153 South Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
Monday to Saturday (9:00am to 7:00pm), Sunday (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Healthy Pet

Localite Healthy Pet Building

Healthy Pet first opened its doors in 2012 by Trevor MacKellar and Chris Jabbori, and they have grown tremendously over the years. 

Together they built a health-conscious pet shop offering organic food and natural pet products. Their aim is to educate pet owners about the nutritional needs necessary for pets and how they can’t be found in the big name pet brands. 

They have a total of 4 locations in Austin that are found in Arbor Trails, Lakeline, Seaholm and Galleria.

What they offer:

  • Nutritional Pet Food
  • Dog Grooming
  • Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash
  • Dog Essentials 
  • Cat Essentials

Seaholm Location: 211 Walter Seaholm Dr, Austin, TX 78701 
Arbor Trails Location: 4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749
Hours: Monday to Saturday (9:00am to 8:00pm), Sunday (10:00am to 6:00pm)

Paws on Chicon

Localite Paws on Chicon Building

Keith Zeiler brought us the first Paws on Chicon in 2018. As a local east austin resident, he saw the real need for quality pet food in this area. 

Paws on Chicon offers both dog and cat food as well as specialty pet items and services. However, they specialize in premium pet foods like dry, raw, canned, dehydrated and freeze-dried foods.

They offer in-store pickup and local delivery. Their delivery service costs $5 for orders below $50 and free delivery if the order is above $50. 

An added perk is their first come first serve dog wash station. They include everything you need to get your pup clean and rates starts at $13.99 for dogs below 25 pounds and $18.99 for dogs above 35 pounds. 

What they offer:

  • Nutritional Pet Food
  • Dog Wash
  • Dog Essentials 
  • Cat Essentials

Location: 1301 Chicon St #102, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Monday to Saturday (10:00am to 7:00pm), Sunday (11:00am to 6:00pm)

Prime Pet

Localite PrimePet Building

Established in 2014, Prime Pet  is a family owned business in East Austin. Owned and operated by Burton Cleveland, Prime Pet is known for its high-quality pet foods and products. 

Burton and his daughter now partner on maintaining the business and strive to keep both the pets and their customers happy. They even offer samples to try before you buy!

What they offer:

  • Nutritional Pet Food
  • Dog Essentials 
  • Cat Essentials

2400 E Cesar Chavez St Suite 102, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (10:00am to 7:00pm), Sunday (12:00pm to 6:00pm)

Rivers & Reefs Pet Center

Localite Rivers and Reefs pet centert Building

James Patton has been serving the Austin pet community for many years through Rivers $ Reefs Pet Center. 

What they offer:

  • Nutritional Pet Food
  • Dog Essentials 
  • Cat Essentials
  • Reptile Supples
  • Bird Supplies
  • Small Animal Supplies

Location: 2008 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Hours: Monday to Friday (10:00am to 7:00pm), Saturday (10:00am to 6:00pm), Sunday (12:00pm to 5:00pm)

Tomlinson’s Feed

Localite Tomlinson's Feed Building

In 1946, T. R Tomlinson opened his first Tomlinson’s Feed pet store. Since then, four generations have passed the baton and kept the vision alive and growing! Today, Tomlinson’s Feed can be found in many areas of central Texas. 

What they offer:

  • Nutritional Pet Food
  • Dog Essentials 
  • Cat Essentials
  • Adoptable Pets

12th Street Location: 916 W 12th St b, Austin, TX 78703
S Lamar Location: 4211 S Lamar Blvd Ste A23, Austin, TX 78704
Airport Blvd Location: 908 E 49th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78751
Hours: Monday to Saturday (9:00am to 6:00pm), Sunday (10:00am to 6:00pm)

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