Dec 082017

With these incredible aquarium kits from Aqueon! They contain all the basics to get you started right! Just add decorations, water, and fish to get started with this rewarding hobby.

Dec 042017

New to Wilmette Pet Center:

Ringneck parakeets

Indian ringnecks are considered to be some of the smartest birds, with a vocabulary that can compete with much larger parrots. They are known to be great at learning new tricks. Like many parrots, they do need frequent handling and attention to keep them tame and friendly, but with training and love they quickly become a beloved companion.



This New Zealand species of parakeet is one of the most active in aviculture, always running, never sitting still, always moving (they are often seen running up and down the sides of their cage without using their beaks). They are very curious and inquisitive, so they get used to people very quickly. They are very friendly and confident with humans, always needing to be the center of attention! They definitely need plenty of time outside of their cages for exercise and socialization. 




Bourke’s parakeet 

Known as a very sweet, gentle, and good-natured species, Bourke’s Parakeets make good pets when hand fed as babies, which allows them to bond with their human caretakers. These are intelligent birds but are also mellow and quiet, especially compared to other parrot species. 

Bourke’s Parakeets are an excellent introductory bird for those new to hookbills, both for their calm demeanor as well as their ability to entertain themselves.

Stop by and meet our beautiful new friends!

Nov 102017

These gorgeous amphibians live in the lush and warm tropical jungles, and their color is a warning to predators of their toxicity.

We have three colors:
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Giant orange Tinc (the ones pictured to the right)
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Interesting point: in captivity, they lose all of their poison and are completely safe (although no frog should be handled.)

These colorful guys would make a perfect addition to one of our new terrarium kits for that beautiful tropical feel to your home!

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Nov 092017

On Saturday, November 18th from 3 until 5 local authors Sue Curwin and Rick Brehm will be reading this charming and touching story with Biscuit the Saint Bernard to help act it out!  It’s the first part of a new upcoming series about a seal that wishes to become a dog to make new friends.

During the reading, your kids can color an excerpt from the companion book while being served milk and cookies. After the reading, Sue and Rick will be offering book signings and prizes for the coloring contest! 

The fee is $25 per family, and you’ll get one set of the book and the companion coloring book. Additional story and coloring books can be purchased. 

All proceeds from the event and the books are being donated to Adopt-A-Pet to help them in their mission to save more animals!

Preregistration is highly suggested – call 847-251-6750 or stop by to save your spot – we’ll bring the crayons! 

Oct 122017

Did you know that October is the month with the most petadoptions? We are happy to help you find your next 4-legged best friend.  Drop by this Saturday, October 14th, between noon and 3 PM and meet our newest arrivals!  Other pups, both large and small, will be here along with their foster parents. Don’t miss the fun!

Thinking of adopting a puppy?   Talk to their Adopt-A-Pet foster parents and learn about these puppies and their personalities, and what we know about their histories.

Thinking of adopting an adult dog, instead?  Meet our currentfosters Piper and Willie, new arrival Tippy, and soon to be coming Yonni the Yorkie.  We understand that not everyone has the time and energy for a puppy. Come meet some wonderful, fully grown adult dogs that are used to being part of a family, and ready to fit right in with yours!)

Considering fostering? Come talk to these pups’ foster parents, and see what it’s like to have a four-legged foster child, or 3!

Just want to help? 

Make a financial donation to support Wilmette Pet’s rescue partner Adopt-A-Pet. Unfortunately, not all puppies arrive in healthy, ready to adopt condition. Some require hospitalization and thousands of dollars of medical care; some require several treatments to get rid of ringworm or other skin conditions. All require routine puppy immunizations and spay or neuter surgery. Adopt-A-Pet is an all-volunteer rescue organization and 100% of your donation is used to care for their animals (not for salaries or buildings). 

Consider becoming a volunteer dog walker! 

If you like dogs and like walking, this program is for you! Make your own schedule . . . daily, weekly or monthly. To volunteer, just attend a one-hour Dog-Walking Orientation at Wilmette Pet Center. Orientations are set up on an as-needed basis. Email Sophie at: to set up an orientation for yourself.
(If you are under 18, ask a parent to do this with you … it’s a fun thing to do together!)

Here is the line-up for Saturday:

  • Cody, an 11 week old, 8 pound Border Collie mix. He is the poster dog of “how much is the puppy in the window?”  His foster mom says he needs a  family with another playful dog to help burn some energy off. He’s working on potty training but not there yet;
  • Meriweather, a 17 week old, 21 pound  Plott Hound mix; he’s a smart,  well-socialized, happy, loving puppy who loves everyone he meets;  
  • Beta, Gamma and Delta, the smallest  pups we’ve seen in a while, weighing under 4 pounds! They are 3 month old Rat terrier/Chihuahua mixes, small bundles of energy and big fun, well on the way to being house-trained;
  • Sheba, a wire-haired terrier/Shepherd mix, about 10 months old and 35 pounds, she is very playful and a very nice medium-size.

Looking for a Hurricane Harvey dog? Still available for adoption (although we don’t know why!):

Stuart, a 4 year old, energetic but very kid-friendly 50 pound yellow lab mix;

Nikko, a year old, 58 pound mixed breed female; and

Shalimar, a 38 pound 12 month old pup who acts like a lab but looks like a miniature Rottweiler.

And remember, when you adopt any dog, whether they are fostered here or elsewhere, come in with your paperwork to receive our New Puppy coupon book. It’s filled with tons of coupons to save you time and money, with an educated staff to get you started right!

Thanks in advance for your support as we work with Adopt-A-Pet to find these pups their forever families!