Christopher, manager, WPC

Jun 132019

Fromm feeders! Take advantage of this coupon for a free can with your next purchase of dry food.

Haven’t fed Fromm before? Stop by and find out why it’s one of our favorite foods (and get a free can when you do try it.)

Visit for your coupon

May 032019

If anyone has access to paper shreds we could use them for Adopt-A-Pet dogs and cats fostered at Wilmette Pet Center!


Do you shred your personal mail at home?    Does your school or business shred documents?


You may have heard that Wilmette Pet Center does not sell puppies and kittens. Wilmette Pet Center devotes their entire cage space, staff and resources to shelter dogs and cats – effectively becoming a satellite adoption center for organizations such as Adopt-A-Pet.

Wilmette Pet Center averages 10 rescued dogs and cats weekly and paper shreds keep them safe clean, and warm!


Donated paper shreds allow us to continue to offer our support for homeless cats and dogs, and are a valuable resource that allow us to do so.

We would appreciate any shredded material that you can donate that:

  • does not contain staples or other non-digestible debris
  • is not newspaper, as the print comes off and dirties the cages and animals
  • long single cut strands are preferred, cross-cut is acceptable.

Please pass this along to anyone you may know that can help!

Don’t throw it away!

Recycle Paper and Pets by bringing paper shreds to Wilmette Pet Center – Your Adopt-A-Pet Center!

625 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette, IL

Call 847-251-6750 for store hours and more info.


Thank you!

David Cozzolino

Apr 012019

Check out the new guy!

This adorable little guy is a gargoyle gecko – a rather scary name for a sweet little lizard!


Gargoyle geckos were once considered very rare in the pet trade, but through careful husbandry and the efforts of dedicated hobbyists these small, adorable lizards are becoming more available.


And due to their ease of care and unique they are becoming incredibly popular. They make fantastic pets for both the novice and the advanced reptile keeper!


They originate from the New Caledonia islands (between Fiji and Australia), just like crested geckos – in fact, their care is identical! You can see their care sheet on our website here.


Stop by and find out why these little guys are so popular!

We have everything you need to set your new gecko up properly, from the right sized cage and most effective substrates to ways to keep their humidity and temperature just where they need – and we have the experience to help you succeed!

Jan 182019

Check out the adorable African pygmy hedgehogs!

“The cutest things come in small packages” This certainly fits for hedgehogs! Behind those prickly defensive quills is a great little animal with a ton of personality. Hedgehogs are gaining in popularity, due to their gentle nature, ease of care, and, of course, their adorable faces!

The African Pygmy Hedgehog, the animals you see in our store and that are most commonly kept as pets, is actually a hybrid of two or three species, all from Africa. Since importing animals from Africa is not permitted, they are all captive bred. The original species are normally nocturnal, hunting the semiarid areas and dry savannahs, looking to feed on insects, snails, frogs and toads, snakes, bird eggs, carrion, mushrooms, grass roots, berries, and melons.

ImageThis girl is outgoing and friendly. She doesn’t curl up and is comfortable being petted. 


(See the video below)


In our home, their diet consists of pelleted hedgehog food, supplemented with fresh veggies, fruits, and proteins like cat food and live insects. 


They are normally nocturnal, but can easily be switched to being awake during the daytime when we’d like to see them. 


This girl is a little more shy, but with a little bit of patience and coaxing, she’ll come out; once they’re used to you, they stay uncurled and are quite sweet.


You can read more about the adorable hedgehog on our caresheet here, but you really have to stop by and meet these girls in person!

Jan 142019
The Simple Food Project:
“We believe our pets deserve real food. Good food. Food that properly nourishes them. Food that gives them the energy to run, jump, and play to their hearts’ content. Food that’s proportionally appropriate to their naturally carnivorous diets. We wanted to craft a dog food that we would feel good about feeding our own dogs. So we did.”
Made with human grade ingredients, entirely sourced from the US and made in Wisconsin, this grain free, limited ingredient, raw food is a convenient way to give your dog a high quality diet without synthetic vitamins and minerals.
Freeze dried nuggets – A blend of meat-based proteins, fruits, veggies, and a few grains and spices is freeze dried pasteurized at a low temperature and crumbled into flavor packed morsels full of natural vitamins and minerals. 
Dry roasted nuggets – The same formula that is freeze dried is also dry roasted; this makes for a nice, crunchy nugget full of flavor that dogs love. 
Freeze dried fruits and veggies – There is a different combination of whole fruits and veggies are freeze dried to retain all the natural vitamins and minerals – and the taste, too!
Freeze dried organ meat – Organ meat is an important part of a dog’s diet, supplying them with all sorts of nutrients and enzymes. 
It comes in three flavors – duck and trout, beef and salmon, and chicken and turkey – so there is a recipe your dog is sure to love! Can be fed dry, used as a topper with other diets, or rehydrated with water to really bring out the flavor!
Not sure? Give the recipe trial packs a try! These 1 ounce boxes are perfect for giving your pooch a chance to try them all.
Looking for a great grain-inclusive diet? Give Farmina’s N&D Ancestral Grain a try!
Formulated after years of scientific research with the Chair of Animal Nutrition at the University of Naples Federico II, this food is 60% high-quality animal ingredients, 20% organic spelt and organic oats, and 20% vegetables, fruits, vitamins, and minerals. These ancient grains provide a food that is low on the glycemic index, so they do not cause a sugar spike, while still being high in protein.
Nature is their inspiration, science is their method:
  • The food is packed with nitrogen gas. This drives out the oxygen that is responsible for oxidizing fat and causing food to go rancid. This type of packaging is used in many human foods. 
  • They use a unique process of vacuum coating each kibble; this integrates lipids throughout the entire kibble, forming more of a protective barrier on normally , and allows them to include vitamins
  • They only use GMO-free spelt and oats. 
  • The only preservatives are natural tocopherols, nothing artificial. 
It’s available in three proteins – Chicken and pomegranate, Lamb & blueberry, and Cod and orange, and comes in  puppy, small dog, and large dog! 
And remember, all of our foods come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! They are all also eligible for our frequent buyer program. Just let us know your last name and our Customer Appreciation system keeps track of it automatically!
Dec 202018

It’s coming down to the wire; Christmas is right around the corner. Need a last minute gift or stocking stuffer, maybe a treat? We’ve got you covered with products to make their holiday complete!

Treat them right with our top-of-the-line treats! 

From freeze dried and dehydrated meats to soft training treats, jerky style and biscuit types, too, your dog will love them, these tasty morsels cannot be beat!



All our pups can use new toys!

Soft plush toys and things to chase, maybe a favorite toy that you need to replace.

Keep your smart dog busy and entertained with these versatile puzzle toys, stuff them and freeze them, let them chew, it’ll help occupy your girls and boys.

​​​​​​​From puppies to older dogs, chewing is natural; it helps keep them calm, and for teething puppies, chewing acts as a balm. Meeting this natural urge is not a chore, with healthy beef and tasty pork, rawhides and NoHides, Nylabones and dental chews galore.

And this is the BEST time to stock up with  

Mix and match any toy, treat, or chew, from any department, and get the fourth for free!

Item of equal or lesser value will be free. No limit.

Give them the gift of rest, a place to lay their head, with a comfortable and stylish new bed!

Dec 192018

Great tasting treats are perfect for both socializing and training your pet. Stuff their stockings with the best we have to offer!

From hamsters and rats to guinea pigs and rabbits, our small animals can always use more things to chew on. Chewing is vital for them to help control the length of their teeth and prevent health problems. From a wide range of fun Ware chews to Woodland Get-A-Ways, we’ve got you covered!

Combine the best of both worlds by giving them a cozy hiding place PLUS something to chew on with the Woodland Get-a-way or the Chew-nal!

And this is the BEST time to stock up with 

Mix and match any toy, treat, or chew, from any department, and get the fourth for free!

Item of equal or lesser value will be free. No limit. 

Our pets may be small but their home should not be. Give them more space by upgrading their home to a larger enclosure,more room to roam with new Habitrail tubes, or a new safe play space outside of their cage with a playpen!​​​​​​​