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Editors’ Choice 

The Natural Dog, Newburyport

Standout Qualities: A holistic store for your pup that offers a selection of natural foods and environmentally friendly products. While kibble is convenient, The Natural Dog  stresses the importance of adding fresh and unprocessed foods to your pet’s diet.

What’s Unique: Their focus is on United States-made and recycled products, and they have 12 freezers of food!

Fun Fact: They stock lead-free bowls, hemp and bamboo collars, organic toys, and recycled beds. A pup-approved favorite is the “No-Hide Chew,” which is a safe and digestible alternative to rawhide. They also offer a locally made herbal powder for fleas and ticks.

155 State St., Newburyport, 978-499-9909,


Readers’ Choice 

Everything but the Dog, Reading

Standout Qualities: Owner Lauren Gallagher and her team make a point of knowing their products and your pet’s needs and matching up the two.

What’s Unique: They combine necessities with accessories. Along with a selection of all-natural foods and creative toys, they can also outfit your dog in fashionable gear!

2 Haven St., #101, Reading, 781-944-5300,