Topanga Seed & Feed
Animals big and small can get what they need at this funky country store (so can humans in search of wind chimes and garden gnomes). » 106 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310-455-3635.
Pet Foods Market
The beach-city depot stocks high-quality chow for dogs, cats, fish, and reptiles. Keep an eye out for Pasha the cat, the frisky mascot. » 1816 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310-546-8090; 716 Yarmouth Rd., Palos Verdes Estates, 310-377-1616.
Collar and Leash
There’s nothing fancy at this warehouse-like emporium—just a huge selection, helpful staff, and good prices. » 8555 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-657-6638.
Many customers bring their pets to mingle at this boutique, which is as much a social as a shopping experience. » 12336 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-505-8411.
Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies
With 13 outlets around Southern California, the chain offers low-cost vaccination clinics as well as kibble and toys for animals of all stripes.
Images courtesy of (in order): (1) pinetreecircle.com, (2) Flickr/JnL, (3) Flickr/Clean Wal-Mart, (4) citysearch.com, (5) centinelafeed.com
Illustration by Mark Matcho