The Animal Store has served Chicago-area pet lovers since 1992. Unlike many big-box stores, our pet store actually has pets.

Cute, cuddly, shiny, scaly, even squawky – we’ve got ‘em all.

The Animal Store is fully licensed to carry domestic and exotic animals, with permits and random inspections from:

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Illinois from the Department of Agriculture
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources

We love our animals, and are committed to their ethical care and treatment. Our staff is trained to keep them clean and healthy, and we’re annually inspected by a veterinarian. 

Pets are hand fed and socialized so they’ll become beloved members of your family. 

The Animal Store carries everything you need to keep your pet happy and healthy. We’ve got treats, toys, habitats, supplies, and equipment — all competitively priced.

  • Amazing pets — huge selection of exotic animals

  • Great location — just east of I-94, just north of Chicago

  • Best prices — we beat the big boxes

4364 W Touhy Ave, Lincolnwood

Celebrating 25 Years of Happy Pets and Families

Cute animal pics and videos?

Glad you asked.

Video dog