Where do you go when you need a new pet or supplies for your current pet? To a local pet store of course. Here are the places in Davis where you can get pets and their associated supplies:

See also Pet Grooming, Pet Sitting. For dog-specific listings, please see Dogs. —AlphaDog For cat-specific listings, please see Cats.

Pets and Supplies

  • ACE Hardware Supplies and small amount of fish.
  • Petco Pets and supplies.
  • Rivers to Reef A locally owned Aquarium and Fish store with a huge selection of fish, supplies, and expert advice.

Supplies Only

Warning: Pet owners may wish to research raw food diets, grain-free diets, and other "exotic" diets.  Recents studies have shown possible heart disease from such diets.  See, e.g., http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/06/a-broken-heart-risk-of-heart-disease-in-boutique-or-grain-free-diets-and-exotic-ingredients/ and https://truthaboutpetfood.com/is-it-peas-processing-or-a-combination/

Do not buy/adopt a pet if:

  • You plan to dump him/her when you have kids
  • You don't intend to take care of him/her when your kids lose interest
  • You don't intend to bring him/her with you if/when you move
  • You only want a puppy/kitten and not a dog/cat
  • You can't meet basic obligations like spay / neuter
  • You won't educate yourself as to what you should do to impart good habits
  • You'd rather put him/her down than pay large vet bills or refuse to take them to the vet within a reasonable amount of time after an issue presents itself.
  • You just want to breed her to sell cute little babies
  • You are going to keep him/her outside
  • You can't tolerate damage to your belongings
  • You plan to dump him/her as soon as you get busy
  • You don't want to make your S.O. take allergy meds. (Claritin, Allegra, and Zyrtec are also used to treat pet allergies allowing people allergic to pet dander to own pets.)
  • You're hardly ever home and the animal will be alone most of the time.
  • You haven't researched the breed to find out what its needs are and to make sure you're committed to fulfilling them.
  • You're buying it for someone else as a "surprise" without knowing that they really want to take care of a pet at this point in their lives.
  • You plan to feed them low-quality, cheap food. (You spend more money on vet bills in the long run when you feed cheap food. Also, cats cannot be vegetarians.)


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2007-05-29 15:52:16   I always went to Ace Hardware for rat food. It was less expensive (Petco only carries Kaytee brand, or that was the case two years ago) and my rats actually seemed to prefer it. —KateBaker

2018-09-18 17:12:16   There is a difference between grain-free food, raw food, and exotic food. It is perfectly healthy to feed a dog chicken, rice, broccoli, carrots, seeds & other meat and produce. What ingredient in Primal Raw food causes heart disease? It has been analyzed by veterinarians as healthy. Or better yet, what ingredient from a healthy diet is it missing from this food? —ToddGlenn