Fancy pet brands seem to be lacking in New Zealand, particularly the South Island, but you should have little trouble getting your dog a gift while on holiday. Not to mention, several premium dog food and supplement brands were born at this scenic destination!
Mama didn’t spend much time in Christchurch where you can find large pet stores, but she still managed to find something for me on the go.
Here are the places she thinks you should shop at for your dog in South Island, New Zealand:
With over 30 stores across New Zealand, it’s no wonder Animates can claim their position as New Zealand’s leading pet store. Open 7 days a week and housing the widest range of pet products in the country, you will be able to find anything from dog treats and supplements to toys, accessories, and beds at Animates.
2. K9 Natural Concept Store
K9 Natural was once mama’s go-to brand for dog treats. Trust me, your dog can tell the difference! Fans will be happy to know that food and treats are about 50% cheaper in South Island!
You can find K9 Natural products at large pet stores, such as Animates and Pet Central, but if you have some free time in Christchurch, try not to miss their concept store near the Christchurch train station!
K9 Natural Concept Store | Website | Address: 305 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
3. Pet Central
Pet Central is a family owned and operated pet store that’s opened daily at three locations in Christchurch. Stock up before you leave!
Mama cooked dinner every day during her South Island road trip. Supermarkets were her best friend and she never missed exploring the pet section while grocery shopping.
You may be able to grab some nice toys and premium treats in New World and FreshChoice supermarkets. Mama bought me the duck (it quacks!) in the image and her sister stocked up on a carton of locally made treats at New World Wanaka.
5. The Warehouse
While waiting for the train to arrive at Greymouth station, mama made a quick visit to The Warehouse next door. They had a section of discounted pet products that was pretty decent! It’s definitely worth checking out.
Similar to Target, Kmart is a discount department store with a pet section! It can be found all over New Zealand with a handful of outlets in the South Island. Get cute toys and decent quality accessories at irresistible prices!
Did we miss somewhere nice? Let us know where to go when we head to New Zealand again!