Shopping in person will always trump shopping online in at least one way, and that's with store pets. There's nothing that will put a bigger smile on your face than finding the perfect addition to your wardrobe and petting a friendly dog who clearly approves of your purchase. Call it the elusive art of getting in touch with nature in the urban jungle.
Here, we've rounded up 21 stores where you can simultaneously get your retail therapy on and also pet a friendly critter. While most of the shops we know have dogs, you can also find the occasional bunny, turtle, and pig strutting around. Check out where you can visit them after the jump. And if there's any of your favorites that we missed, let us know in the comments section—we may feature him or her when we relaunch our Store Sidekicks series this summer.