I almost don't know where to start with my compliments for Petropolis. I never shop anywhere else because as a dog owner and lover, this is EXACTLY the kind of store that I want in my neighborhood and I want to give 100% of my business to this wonderful establishment. Anyone who has been in the store will know the owner - Tazz - who is the most genuine animal lover I've ever come across. Her passion for animals is evidenced by her extensive knowledge (which is great for us first-time doggie parents) and her refusal to carry any non-healthy, mass produced foods and products. Other dog owners that I've met in Battery Park and along the promenade also swear by Tazz and Petropolis as it is a haven for those who love their animals and want only the best for their furry friends. When I say "the best" please do not confuse this for "the most expensive" because that could not be further from the truth. Sure, natural and healthy food is not going to be the same price as Alpo, but if you care about your dog's health and well-being you wouldn't feed your dog grocery-store brands anyway. Even the big chains (i.e. Petco) are beginning to embrace the natural, holistic brands but - contrary to what you may think - the prices for the "good stuff" are higher at Petco than at Petropolis! As for products like leashes and toys, I'm always amazed at how reasonably priced these items are at Petropolis. I found the EXACT SAME faux-croc print harness-leash combo: Trixie & Peanut - $79, Petropolis - $30!! I couldn't believe it. A few years ago I bought one of those "gentle spray" barking collars at Petco for $180.... just saw it at Petropolis for $80! I asked Tazz about it and her stance is that she refuses to take advantage of her customers, just because this is Manhattan and people are used to price inflation. She truly is amazing and this is reflected by her fabulous store. Owning a small business is hard work and I want to see Petropolis here for years to come.
Pros: Well managed, friendly and helpful staff, healthy food, personal service, meticulous grooming, great selection, reasonable prices
Cons: hmmm..... can't think of ANY!