2013 Summer Pet Issue: Pet Guide


Shops and Nonprofits compiled by Andy Lien


Animal Rights Coalition

The Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) is the oldest and most successful animal rights organization in Minnesota, with over three decades of helping animals. ARC believes that animals matter for their own reasons and that they should not be used by human beings for profit, pleasure, amusement, or simply because it is our habit to do so and focuses on spreading the word about compassionate living.

317 W. 48th St., Mpls, 55419



Paintings By Parrots – MAARS

Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS) is the oldest and largest organization in the Midwest providing sanctuary, rehabilitation, education and behavioral consultations services for our avian friends and their guardians. MAARS was inspired to offer birds at the shelter an opportunity to paint by the work of other captive wildlife sanctuaries and rescues. The birds use both their beaks and feet to hold the paint brushes and put the brush to canvas themselves. Support MAARS and acquire unique art such as this work by the Moluccan Cockatoo, Cowboy.



Éthique Nouveau

Éthique Nouveau believes you can be fashionable, fun, and animal-friendly, too. Dedicated to providing  customers with the finest quality merchandise available from the best designers in the field without the use of animal testing, ingredients, skins, or furs.

317 W. 48th St., Mpls, 55419
Hours – Wednesday: noon-8:00pm, Thursday & Friday: noon-6:00pm, Saturday: noon-5:00pm




Purrrniture is built by utilizing wood from the construction, manufacturing, and engineering industries. Purrrniture began as a hobby, spending time “exploring” for useful materials and thinking like a cat. It’s cat furniture with quality you can’t find anywhere else. Purrrniture sells furniture, toys, and supplies for cats.

2242 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114
Hours – Saturdays: 10am-4pm (Evenings by Appointment)


Cocobear Boutique + Pet Care

CocoBear is a trendy little pet boutique that offers professional pet grooming, dog walking, and pet sitting in your home. CocoBear sells products that you can feel confident using for your pet and emphasizes locally sourced, American made, and natural and organic products.

197 E 7th Street, St. Paul, 55101
Hours – Monday-Friday: 10-6:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10-5pm



For $24.99 a month, get hand-picked dog treats and toys delivered to your home. TakeOut consciously picks only healthy, USA-sourced, and gluten-free dog treats. The eco-friendly toys selected will not only bring joy to the dog, but also will make a positive impact on the planet. Portions of profits are shared with animal welfare organizations. Choose TakeOut according to dog size and whether or not it will be just treats or both treats and toys…and then wait for the first delivery. Catering to the hungry + witty dogs.


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