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Chestnut Hill is the one of the most popular spots for dog lovers and it’s easy to see why. This village could be nicknamed an outdoor dogtopia, home to Philadelphia’s best trails and parks including the Wissahickon Trail, Forbidden Drive and the beautiful Pastorius Park. Dog owners want to go exploring the outdoors with their best friend and they also want to spoil them. So you may be asking what about a store for pet lovers? Well, we have that too! It’s called, “The Bone Appetite,” owned by Bowman Properties.


The store has been a community staple for over 10 years and was most recently named, “one of the best pet stores in the Philadelphia area” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. View article here.

The store’s tag line is, “The Store for the Serious Pet Owner,” which many people chuckle at when they read it. As funny as it sounds, it is completely true. Pet owners take their pets very seriously and want to make sure they are feeding and giving them the healthiest and safest products out there. That’s when The Bone Appetite staff come in, they are the experts on the care of your pet and are always happy to help you find what you need with your pets lifestyle in mind. The staff is serious about your pet but they also like to have some fun too. They greet and treat your pet as one of their own and love rewarding your pet with a treat with mom and dad’s permission of course!

The store is packed with the very best quality products and you can be sure if they wouldn’t give it to their own pets then they don’t sell it here. You will find everything to you need to outfit your pet including food, treats, toys, accessories and supplies. Most of their products are USA made and are all high quality items, most of which you won’t be able to find online.

The Bone Appetite is also well-known in the Philadelphia area as well as one of the best grooming salons. Their groomers are very experienced and know how to make your pet feel great and look great. They take the time to get to know you and your pet and work their magic to meet your expectations for the groom. Whether you’re looking for a full groom or a spa bath they have service 7 days a week. Their full groom service includes a bath, haircut, nail trim and ear cleaning and their spa bath service includes bath, nail trim and ear cleaning. They also have add-on services for things like de-shedding, teeth brushing, etc. Appointments can be made by giving a call to 215-247-4292 or you can request an appointment online. If you’re looking to wash your own dog you can book a self-serve wash where you have access to professional grooming tubs, the best smelling and working shampoos and conditioners, towels and blow dryers. They are currently taking appointments for self-wash on Thursday afternoons.

The staff at the store love to see return customers and are delighted to help you spoil your pet. The dogs that come into the store on a regular basis are celebrities to the staff, they may not know the humans name but you bet your bottom dollar that they know the dog’s name and their favorite treat! One of the best things about this store is that when you come into the store you are treated like family. Chestnut Hill and Philadelphia residents know how important small business is in the community and keep it alive by supporting the stores around them. The store recognizes that and is very grateful for the support and hopes to continue to grow and be the go-to spot for pet supplies, grooming and a friendly face in Chestnut Hill.

Visit their website for more information including requesting appointments and buying online for curbside pickup. Phone number: 215-247-4292 Email: Address: 8517 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19118 Hours: M-F 9:30-5:30pm Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm