the best care for your pets

A species-appropriate diet is essential for your pet’s health and well-being. We continually research and select the very best dry and canned pet foods available for dogs and cats, while seeking the best value. These foods contain whole, all-natural ingredients, exceed the standards of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), and are void of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Choose from all-natural foods for all life stages, and formulas including maintenance, grain-free, limited ingredient (allergies), and dehydrated raw.

 Occasionally, we will add new foods and/or discontinue brands that no longer meet our quality standards, availability or customer needs. Because of our network of distributors and bi-weekly deliveries, we are able to special order many foods that we do not stock.

Need help choosing a food that meets your pet’s specific needs?


We can help!

Healthy pet food for dogs and cats, wholesome treats and chews, fun toys and collars for every occasional in a friendly, inviting place for you and your pets...Welcome to Avenue Pet Shoppe!

As a small, independently owned neighborhood store, you can count on us to provide you with premium pet supplies, personalized nutritional guidance, and exceptional customer service. To us, customer service means a warm welcome, a helpful attitude, a commitment to always do our best, and a sincere thank you for choosing Avenue Pet Shoppe as your pet supply store. Avenue Pet Shoppe is the place for pets and the people who love them.

Stop by Avenue Pet Shoppe in walkable West Racine.

We'll take the time to know you and your pet.

 Esther Drzewiecki and the Avenue Pet Shoppe Team

Free samples!

Would you like to try a new food and avoid buying a whole bag? Many of our dog and cat foods have samples and we will be happy to assist you in your needs.

Feel free to use the following information to determine the best diet for your pet:


  • Adult Maintenance:  These foods are formulated for adult pets that are moderately active and they are available in a wide variety of protein sources.

  • Grain-Free:   These foods are produced using little to no grains and often contain a higher protein content. The principle behind these formulas is that dogs and cats primarily ate meat in the wild. These formulas are best for young or adult pets of any size, or any pet that is allergic to grains.

  • Limited Ingredient:  These foods make use of the fewest ingredients possible to create a balanced diet. For food-sensitive pets, fewer ingredients can mean fewer allergies or sensitivities.

  • Puppy:  These foods are higher in calories and some nutrients to support the developmental needs of young, growing pups.  Check with your vet about when you should switch your puppy to an adult formula.

  • Raw:   These foods are not cooked, and therefore retain some of the nutrients that cooking food can release. They are grain-free, moderately high in protein, and are recommended for pets in any life stage.

  • Senior:   These foods are typically lower in protein and can contain extra vitamins and supplements to support joint, heart, and/or circulatory health.


WHAT TO LOOK FOR:


  • Whole protein sources (chicken, beef, turkey, etc.) or meals made from single, whole protein sources (chicken meal, beef meal, turkey meal, etc.)
  • Whole, unprocessed grains, vegetables, and fruits
  • First 2 ingredients – One (or more) of the first two ingredients should be a whole protein source.


WHAT TO AVOID:


  • Meat By-Products
  • Generic Fats or Proteins – For example, “animal protein” or “poultry protein”
  • Food Fragments – For example, “brewers rice” or “wheat bran”
  • Artificial Preservatives – including BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin
  • Artificial Colors
  • Propylene Glycol – added to some foods to keep them chewy and moist
  • Sweeteners – including sorghum, glucose and fructose


ROTATING FOODS


There is no one food that “has it all” or is perfect for your pet. That’s why we recommend rotating foods as often as every 3 months. Rotating foods exposes your pet to different vitamins and minerals from varying proteins and it can help keep them interested in mealtimes. So choose 3 to 4 foods that vary in protein sources and spice things up!

         SUCH A DEAL!

When you buy 12 food items (dry or wet food only), you get credit for the 13th!

                        ​​SALE!

            40% OFF SELECTED ITEMS

 

Come on in and see our selection of collars, leashes and other supplies on sale now! While supplies last!

 


We regularly stock some of the following brands at Avenue Pet Shoppe but would be happy to order your favorite brand. Just let us know what you need!