The 10 Best Pet Stores in Illinois!

With personalized service and a first-rate selection, the extraordinary pet stores of Illinois will make your pet a happy one. Whether you’re in the market for a new pup or you’re searching for a healthy food selection for your kitten, you’ll find it at the 10 best thrift stores in the state.   

1. Animal Island Pet Shop, Midlothian, IL

This family-owned pet shop features a great selection of reptiles, freshwater fish, and other pets. Animal Island Pet Shop also carry aquariums, assorted aquarium plants, feeders, supplies, other interesting accessories. They are known for their helpful, knowledgeable staff, and fair prices. Plus, they don’t mind if you just stop in the shop to look at the animals. 

2. Bentley's Pet Stuff, Multiple locations

Bentley’s Pet Stuff is a cute little pet shop offering a wide variety of natural, high-end pet food. They sell everything from freeze-dried pet food to homemade treats (for pets). Patrons appreciate the super friendly staff members, reasonable prices, and how dogs are allowed in the store. 

3. Midwest Tropical Fish, Jerseyville, IL

This welcoming pet store is the place to go for reptiles and tropical fish. Midwest Tropical Fish offers a fantastic selection of beautiful fish, high-quality aquariums, fish food, saltwater supplies, and more. The owners are knowledgeable on fish and reptiles and are always willing to provide helpful advice whenever needed. 

4. Liz's Pet Shop, Chicago, IL

Expect only the best pet products at Liz’s Pet Shop. Liz is extremely knowledgeable on pet conditions and provides expert recommendations on how to treat certain pet-related health issues using the products in her store. All of the products are top-notch and priced very reasonably. 

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5. All Natural Pet Center, Edwardsville, IL

All Natural Pet Center is a premier pet supply store featuring high-quality pet products at competitive prices. The owners are very passionate about helping customers with their pet supply needs and offer impeccable customer service. They really care about the customers’ pets and always strive to provide the best shopping experience for pet owners. 

6. Sailfin Pet Shop, Champaign, IL

For over 38 years, Sailfin Pet Shop has been serving the local Champaign area with the best selection of pets, accessories, and supplies. They have reptiles, fish, birds, insects, and small mammals—all reasonably priced. Customers appreciate the helpful staff, which provide knowledgeable advice on how to handle and care for the animals. 

7. Four Legs Pets, Algonquin and Gilberts, IL

Four Legs Pets offers a wide selection of natural pet foods and supplies while also providing pet services such as grooming and daycare. The knowledgeable staff members are eager to help customers with any questions and provide expert advice whenever needed. Customers also recommend the pet services and appreciate the love and attention their pets receive at Four Legs Pets. 

8. CEF Pets, Monee, IL

This caring pet shop goes over and beyond to serve their customers. CEF Pets offers a fantastic selection of reptiles, feeder fish, live and frozen foods, and supplies at very competitive prices. The staff members are very accommodating and willing to assist with customer questions and their pet needs whenever possible. 

9. Gills And Thrills Pet Shop, Lockport, IL

Specializing in reptiles and fish, Gill And Thrills Pet Shop offers a wide selection of feeders and supplies at very reasonable prices. They are especially known for the snakes, which are in healthy condition. The owner and staff are very knowledgeable about the animals and take the time to explain how to properly how to care for them. 

10. Birds & Beasts Pet Shop, Crystal Lake, IL

Birds & Beasts Pet Shop carries a great selection of birds, reptiles, fish (both salt and freshwater), insects, and small animals. The staff members are helpful at answering questions and really care about the animals in the store. Local Crystal Lake patrons are devoted to this independently-owned shop and prefer it over the nearby chain pet stores. 

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