5 pet shops your pups will love just as much as you do

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Lawrence’s Lucky Dog offers more than just commercial-grade food for dogs and cats; it also sells hand-made bandanas, pet-specific CBD items and a range of accessories that fit any pet personality. The shop also has a full bakery, which co-owner Jennifer Thomas says was a happy accident.

“I was kind of doing it out of my house, a few cookies here and there for people, and it took off,” she says. After selling over eight thousand home-baked cookies last Christmas, Thomas now sells a variety of dog treats in her space on Massachusetts Street, from fun and whimsically decorated cookies with dog-friendly sprinkles to treats that are crafted for pups with sensitive tummies.

One of Lucky Dog’s newest products is a monthly subscription box called Pet Parcel. “It’s been very interesting to get feedback from people who did other subscription boxes and decided they want to support somebody local,” she says. “They like that ours are more customizable.”

If you’re looking for great locally-made collars and treats, Tail Waggin’ Pet Stop (1818 Wyandotte St., KCMO) in the Crossroads is both affordable and personable. On the flip side, Waldo’s K9 Closet (7406 Wornall Road, KCMO) has a myriad of dog collars and leashes that are eccentric, theme-specific and customizable according to your puppy’s personality. Brookside Barkery & Bath (6201 Oak St., KCMO) has great grooming services and highly knowledgeable staffers. The shop also sells all-natural food and pet products. Land of Paws (4021 Somerset Drive, Prairie Village) is a more upscale shop owned by a local group of veterinarians. The store also offers all-natural food and full grooming services.

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