Mar 202020

Wilmette Pet Center has always been proud to be such a big part of this community. As such, we feel we have a responsibility to safeguard the health of our customers and our staff. In this light, we would like to point out the changes in our store do help keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • All staff members will always wear protective gloves, while using hand sanitizer and frequent hand washing.
  • Any staff member not feeling their best is staying home. We’re also asking the same of any customer, as per the CDC guidelines. Please, take advantage of our free same day delivery and NEW curb side pick up.

Give us a call at 847-251-6750 and let us know what you need. When we have it ready, come by, let us know you’re outside, and we’ll be more than happy to bring it out to you.

  • All staff members are keeping a safe social distance from each other and customers as per the CDC  guidelines.
  • Cleanliness is a vital part of our store during normal times, but during this period we are increasing the frequency we disinfect the counters, credit card terminals, door handles, bathrooms, shopping baskets, registers, phones, and anything else that gets touched.
  • We have hand sanitizer though out the store, and soap by both of our sinks, and stations with alcohol and paper towels for everyone to use.
  • Although there is no known source of covid-19 in animals, to increase social distances the handling or touching of animals is limited to increase social distancing. Deep disinfection of cages has always been our routine, and we have increased the frequency.

We are reducing store hours, but

we will stay open.

Monday through Friday we are opening at 10 and closing at 6.

Our weekend hours are staying the same – Saturday from 10 – 6 and Sunday from 11 – 5.

We have foods, we have supplies, and are getting more every day. Our vendors and companies are committed to keeping us stocked so that everyone can get the supplies they need.

We would like to personally thank each and every customer for their continued support during this difficult time – We deeply appreciate the loyalty of our customers . We truly have the best customers. With everyone working together and being safe and smart, we will get through this together.

Thank you for your continued support, and please stay safe.

Oct 232019

We are hosting a meet & greet with North Shore Waggin this Saturday, October 26th from 11 to 1:30. Stop by and meet these adorable pups:


Meet the “J” puppies!

Let’s start off with their mom, Jackie. She is a 20 pound terrier/Brussels Griffon mix. Jackie is done being a mom, and wants nothing but a home to call her own.

Here are her pups – just four out of a litter of TEN – no wonder Jackie is done mothering them and needs her own home! They were born on July 3rd, so are now around 16 weeks old. While we know Jackie is indeed their mother, nothing is known about their fathers.Image

Juliet is the most energetic puppy in this litter and needs someone with time to keep her exercised. She is VERY smart–she knows to use the pee pad to potty, and walks well on a leash. She currently weighs just over 12 pounds, so most likely will be 20 to 25 pounds full grown.


June is very playful and friendly with people, and likes being with other dogs. She even tries to fetch their tennis balls, which are too large for her to carry! June will snuggle in your lap, but then wants to run around– she has typical puppy energy.

Jethro is very well socialized and loves everyone he meets, 2 legged and 4. His foster mom says “Jethro likes to play with Imageour dog, but given the choice he always prefers human attention! He LOVES to be held and carried around like a baby.”

He currently weighs around 13 pounds, so we think he most likely will be 30-40 pounds as an adult.


Jessie is very well socialized and loves everyone she meets, 2 legged and 4.  Jessie has a good amount of energy and likes to play with other dogs, so would do well with a 4-legged companion. She also loves human affection and attention and is happy to just hang out with you.

She would be fine with older kids but is a bit too enthusiastic and active for children under 4.



If you are interested in adopting, please submit an application with North Shore Waggin here:

More information on each pup can be found on Petfinder here:

Oct 012019

Are you looking to add a furry, four-legged bundle of joy to your family? Come meet these puppies from North Shore Waggin!

Joy, Juliet, Jet and his almost twin sister Jetta will be here from 12 to 3 on Sunday, October 6th.  These pups were born July 3, 2019 and are part of a litter of 10. As you can see, they are 100% purebred mutts! Their mom is a dark brown wire-haired terrier mix, who weighs 20 pounds.Their 4 siblings will be available for adoption soon.

Want an older puppy that is almost full-grown and almost house-trained!? Fenway is a 10 month old Basenji mix; she is great with young kids and other dogs (but she does bark, so is not entirely a Basenji!)


Not looking for a puppy but for an older dog who is fully grown and completely house-trained?  This is Lexi, who won’t be at the show but is looking for a home; you can find out more about him here.



If you are interested in adopting please submit an application (Note: this rescue requires someone home during the day in order to adopt a puppy.) You can find the adoption application here.