Petropolis is located on the border of the Financial District and Battery Park on Washington Street in downtown Manhattan. It is one of our favorite pet shops for toys and necessities. The store is packed with a great selection of wet and dry foods for dogs and cats, grooming supplies, unique accessories, treats and toys. What we love the most about Petropolis that sets it apart from the rest is the staff’s knowledge of pet needs, holistic health solutions, and overall wellness. All of the brands they stock are high quality, well known brands, many of which are organic.
We’ve seen a ton of customers and their pets come into Petropolis to consult with its owner, Tazz, about their pet health needs. It seems like Tazz knows everything about how to deal with common as well as rare pet health issues, stemming from her extensive knowledge of animal health needs. We aren’t sure if it’s her knowledge that is passed down to the rest of her team, or if she just takes the time to find exceptional people to work the store, but we are always impressed with the help we receive when we visit. We especially love the wall of holistic health products ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements for any health concern, to stress relievers and more.
This past summer we paid a visit to Petropolis to pick up a carry bag for Minnie because we were planning on flying to Miami for a summer trip. We were intrigued by all of the stylish leather carriers, but at the recommendation of a staff member we were persuaded to buy a Sherpa bag (which was actually cheaper), instead of gambling on whether or not we would meet the size and shape requirements of the airline. They even carry the official Jet Blue pet carriers to guarantee smooth travel! Well, as promised, Minnie was just as fond of her Sherpa bag as the sales associate’s own pooches, and it’s now Minnie’s second home- she went from hating being in any type of carrier at all, to not wanting to come out of her Sherpa bag! We didn’t think that could ever happen.
We also learned that Petropolis has a unique approach to grooming, which means that one groomer handles your pet from beginning to end. This ensures that one person is wholeheartedly responsible for the entire groom, and the process is orderly and less stressful for the animal.
On our most recent trip, at our request, Tazz recommended a great toy that will help to keep Minnie’s teeth pearly white (look out for it in an upcoming post). We also picked up some other grooming products and found, in true Minnie style, a cute tee with a rhinestone peace sign. Minnie got comfortable around the bags of cat litter (go figure) while Tazz and the staff chatted about toys and food brands are best for her. We love that Tazz is so personable and involved with her day-to-day customers, as this is uncommon in many NYC stores.
Petropolis, 91 Washington Street