As the fast pace of Windy City life trots along, it’s important to remember to stop and snarf the flowers once in a while.
Luckily, friendly neighborhood garden stores are chock full of earthy, floral aromas, inviting outdoor decor, and all of the supplies a gardener and their best friend could possibly need to start rolling around in the dirt.
And now there will be the pitter-patter of canine paws, too, because there are so many local stores that welcome your dog! We’ve dug up the most dog-friendly garden stores in Chicago for your planting, decorating, and (of course) sniffing pleasure.
Before we get started, just a quick reminder: your pup should be on their very best behavior and on a leash at all times in these stores. And you should remain attentive to your pup, as some plants, like tulips, azaleas, and lilies, are toxic to doggos. (ASPCA has a full list of dog-toxic plants.) Head to our shops directory for more deets and even more dog-friendly retailers! Alright, on to the good stuff:
4110 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
5739 N. Clark St., Chicago
4601 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
1057 N. California Ave., Chicago
1646 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago
745 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
2833 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
3022 W. Lake St., Chicago
Note: The owners want you to know that there are two cats frequently meowing around!
3625 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
2000 Green Bay Rd., Evanston
Note: Dogs are totally allowed, just not recommended during peak busy hours.
These stores are dog-friendly on a case-by-case basis and can change their policies over time. We recommend calling your fav location to double-check before bringing your furry companion in!
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