Have a ball with your dog at these Woodbury establishments.
One of the great parts of owning a pet is bringing them on all your adventures. For dog owners, they know that luxury all too well. Establishments are more welcoming of dogs than any other pet, and we’ve sniffed out a few of Woodbury’s dog-friendly restaurants and shops, where both you and your furry friends are welcome.
Whether you’re working on a home project or looking for a place to walk your pup in the cold weather, Frattallone’s Ace Hardware welcomes you and your dog to stroll the aisles. The Woodbury location also sells a handful of items pup approved—including pet food, kennels and crates, comfort items (beds and toys), grooming supplies, health and wellness items, and more. 1750 Weir Drive; 651.738.1697
“We know that your dog is part of your family. We want to be a part of the entire family’s celebrations,” says general manager Lauren Potter. Although the inside of Nadia Cakes only welcomes service animals, the outside patio—open during the warmer months—is welcome to all dogs.
Nadia Cakes offers cupcakes for dogs of all sizes. “These are made with all natural, human-grade ingredients. They are naturally gluten- and sugar-free,” Potter says, noting there is also dog-friendly ice cream sold from time-to-time in the summer. On top of creating custom cakes for humans, Potter says, “We also offer custom birthday or ‘Gotcha Day’ cakes for dogs and cupcakes for their guests—both human and canine!” 429 Commerce Drive; 651.314.4444
Local boutique Patina says it loves to welcome pups into the shop. “It was never really a decision we made … It just naturally happened since all of our stores originated in neighborhoods,” says Karin Tappero, district manager. Patina is more than welcoming to well-behaved furry friends of all kinds, not just Fido! Tappero says she’s seen cats and rabbits wandering the aisles, too.
Stores tend to keep treats on hand (and some regular pups even know where to find them!) and a water dish outside during the summer months. It also sells a variety of pet-friendly items, including Tappero’s favorite cat nip toys, buffalo plaid bandanas and the labrador kitchen towels. 8320 City Centre Drive; 651.578.2538
Minnesota-based boutique Primp is filled with fashionable clothing and accessories—and welcomes your pup to come shop right alongside you. At Primp, “everything is under $100,” according to its website, and items range from lounge wear to office wear, date night looks to athleisure and everything in between—you might even find a couple of Minnesota-themed items around the boutique. 9020 Hudson Road #413; 651.493.0954
Hit The Town
Don’t be underprepared for taking your pup on the town. Be ready for any circumstance with these items from Chuck & Don’s. 265 Radio Drive Suite G; 651.209.1757
- RC Pets Momentum Control Harness ($50): Even if your dog is trained to be off leash, make sure you’re complying with Woodbury’s leash laws by leashing up. A harness is the best way to control your dog while strolling the aisles.
- Coastal Pet Products K9 Explorer Brights Reflective Dog Leash ($31.29): This 6-foot leash has reflective capabilities, ensuring that your dog is easily seen by motorists.
- Earth Rated Leash Dispenser with Lavender Scented Waste Bags ($6.49): Dogs can be unpredictable when put into new environments, so be ready for a potential potty accident. Earth Rated refillable bags are sold in unscented and lavender versions.
- Messy Mutts Silicone Collapsible Bowl ($8.99): Don’t forget a portable water bowl for those hot summer days!