32a Commerce St, Whangarei, 0110

Our Story

Whangarei’s favourite pet supply store

At Pet Essentials Whangarei, we are pet people, pet lovers and pet parents – just like you. From dogs to cats, to fish and little four-legged furry critters, we love them all and they all have a special spot in our store!


As the largest provider of pet supplies in Northland, our range of top-quality products for your fur, feather or scaly needs is unmatched. We have more options so you have more solutions, from nutritionally good food, to entertaining toys and special treats – and if we don’t have it, just let us know and we will try our best to get it!



100% Locally owned for over 20 years

As pet owners and lovers ourselves, our Whangarei team are full of knowledge and experience on all things grooming, feeding and cleaning, so you can feel confident knowing we wouldn’t recommend anything that we wouldn’t give to our own pets.


You’ll find us in a modern, spacious store with enough room for you, and your pets, to browse the best quality food, accessories and anything else your pets might need comfortably with live fish and aquariums, and regular visits from SPCA cats and kittens that you can adopt.


We pride ourselves on being more than just a pet store. Our large facilities have allowed us to broaden our horizons and offer a range of services for our canine customers, including doggie day care, puppy training, grooming and even a DIY dog wash, making us your one-stop-shop!


Locally owned and operated for over 20 years, we are lucky to be supported by a fantastic local customer base and love the opportunity to give back, through our loyalty and rewards scheme and community involvement, through events like Jog for Dogs. We also believe in helping animals that are less fortunate, which is why we’re proud long-term partners of our local SPCA.


Our pet-loving staff are full of experience and knowledge and can help you with all of your beloved pets’ needs.


So, come in, meet us and see our spacious, modern store – and bring your furry friends too!


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