When it comes to our pets, we always want the very best for our furry family members. For this reason, pet owners often prefer local pet stores to big box ones, as locally-owned shops tend to treat our four-legged friends as if they were one of their own. More often than not, they can’t be beaten regarding personalized service, unique and specialty products, and knowledgeable staff. Not to mention, local pet stores tend to be more focused on community involvement and support local pet causes.

With reasons like that, it is hard not to choose to shop local when it comes to treating our pets and lucky for members of the Salem community, there are a few local pet stores already doing all those things and more for our furry friends!

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Even the cats approve at Pet Etc, and we all know how picky they can be! Photo courtesy: Pet Etc

Pet Etc

1145 Edgewater Street NW, Salem

Since 1995, Pet Etc has been specializing in all-natural, healthy pet food, supplies, and grooming to spoil your pets with. Here, you’ll find a variety of pet supplies and accessories for everything from your four-legged companions, flying friends, underwater buddies, and any other pet you can think of! In terms of food, find a wide selection of high-quality natural and organic pet food and various treats and chews that’ll have your pampered pet begging for more.

Pet owners will especially enjoy their Pet Etc grooming area, where appointments can be scheduled for your pup to receive a bath, grooming session, or nail trimming. A day playing in the mud is no match for these guys, as they clean your good boy or girl right up. Sign up for an express-bathing session and have your doggo out in 45 minutes or less, complete with nail trimming, ear cleaning, washing, and towel-dry. If they were a good boy or girl, let them stop by the large assortments of pet toys so they can pick out a treat for behaving!

Salem Pet Stores
Your pet won’t be able to contain themselves while exploring the aisles at Copper Creek Mercantile. Photo courtesy: Copper Creek Mercantile

Copper Creek Mercantile

4415 River Road N, Keizer

What started out as a small feed and supply store has grown into a place with items for all types of animals, an eclectic array of gifts, accent décor, and even lawn and garden products at Copper Creek Mercantile in Keizer. For its variety, the store has become a popular destination for pet owners as they offer a variety of high-quality pet products, including food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, and accessories. Additionally, the store also specializes in natural and holistic pet products and offers many options for pets with dietary restrictions or sensitives. No matter your reason for visiting, the mercantile is a great place to bring the pup for some hands-on training around the shop!

Salem Pet Stores
Happy pup Atticus loves the bulk treat supply at Salem Pet Supply. Photo courtesy: Salem Pet Supply

Salem Pet Supply

3185 Market Street NE, Salem

Serving Salem pets since 2003 at not one but two locations is Salem Pet Supply! Their North Salem store is conveniently located right off I-5, with easy access and a large parking lot. They invite you and your pet to peruse the store’s 6,000 square feet and check out their large selection of pet food and supplies.

The South Salem location just off Commercial Street has recently been updated and filled to the brim with all things pets as well. No matter which location you take your pampered pet to, you’ll find a large selection of frozen, freeze-dried, and kibble foods, along with a wide variety of natural and organic treats and trues. Both stores also featured locally produced toys, cat trees, and more so that you know whatever you bring home to your pet was made by love locally and with your pet’s safety in mind.

All our furry family members would agree that these local pet stores sound like a dog-gone good time, so what are you waiting for fur parent? It’s time to go for a car ride to one of these fantastic local pet stores near Salem and stock up on those favorite treats!

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