If, like me, you prefer to avoid giant chain stores as much a possible (well, except in the case of the joy that is Target) and you have pets, you may be on the lookout for small pet stores. I've found a nice one in the Bernal Beast. It's less a gift shop, which is what you frequently get from the boutique pet shop, and more a little supply station for those with urban pets. They carry all the basics from litter boxes to dog food with a nice selection of toys, treats, and accessories. The staff is friendly and Cortland location is convenient to anyone who lives in Bernal or the Outter Mission.