3205 Magazine St., 269-8711
A pet boutique that offers gourmet treats, full-service grooming, a self-serve pet wash, personalized pet portraits, handcrafted beds and other lagniappe for pampered pets and their people.
AUDUBON VETERINARY HOSPITAL
731 Nashville Ave., 891-0685
Full-service veterinary hospital and boarding facility for dogs, cats and exotic pets. Medical, surgical, dental care and acupuncture services are available at this Uptown clinic.
37 French Market Place, 581-GAGA; www.chiwawagaga.com
A fun place to visit even if you don't have a pet, this little shop of wonders offers any and everything one could want for small dogs, cats, ferrets, and other pets, including clothing, costumes, hats, sweaters, collars, furniture, collectibles, furniture, cologne, nail polish and more. Owner Justine Roig's motto is "Pets are people, too!" and her inventory reflects the notion, with a decided affection for "dinky dogs."
4608 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9060
As a business, Décor/Couture offers clothing, a bridal shop and home decorating accessories. As a mission, it works with a local organization that spays and neuters homeless cats to help find good homes for those felines.
DOUBLE "M" FEED GARDEN & PET SUPPLY
Nine locations throughout New Orleans, 835-9800; www.doublemfeed.com
For more than 20 years, Double "M" has the largest selections of garden and pet supplies in the South. Healthy animals, premium pet foods, quality products, a knowledgeable staff and low prices every day. Bring your pets along to browse through the foods, toys and other products for animals.
1206 Kepler St., Gretna, 366-5574; www.petventure.com
Keep your pets safe and at home inside an ASPCA-approved invisible fence. Lifetime dealer support assures customers' complete satisfaction, and the owners back that up with their own guarantee.
LAKEVIEW FINE FOODS
801 Harrison Ave., 482-7333
You'll find all kinds of treats from dog food to human delights at this neighborhood grocery store. Featuring full-service produce, deli, meat and bakery departments, a large selection of wines and beers from around the world and lots more. Open until 10 p.m. daily.
LEAGUE IN SUPPORT OF ANIMALS (LISA)
P.O. Box 740321, 366-8972
Based in New Orleans, this statewide animal protection group focuses on investigating and preventing cruelty to animals. LISA works closely with law enforcement officers, district attorneys and the group's own panel of pro bono lawyers to ensure that anti-cruelty laws are enforced.
OTT'S PET SHOP
5505 Magazine St., 899-5291
New Orleans' oldest pet shop has been run by the same family at the same location for 50 years, and has maintained a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Specializes in unique dog and cat items, premium pet foods, small animals, reptiles, birds and fish. Sponsors cat and dog adoptions through LISA at its store on Saturdays.
815 Focis St., Metairie, 835-9215
Not your average pet salon, Pet-A-Coat Junction not only offers a full range of grooming services (from nails to haircuts) for cats and dogs, it also provides day care and boarding as well as a retail area. Products include pet apparel, toys, treats, collars and leashes, premium food, fragrances, bath supplies and more.
WEST ESPLANADE VETERINARY CLINIC AND BIRD HOSPITAL
3640 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 455-6386; www.gregrichdvm.com
A small animal veterinary clinic dedicated to the well-being of birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, and other small exotic pet species. Full range of medical and surgical services are available as well as education about home care of pets and nutritional and other products for the happiness of small pets.