The best pet shops in Belconnen

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Our pets are vital members of our families, so when it comes to stocking up on food, treats, and accessories, we only want the very best. Whether you are looking for specialty dog food, a new collar for your kitty, or some pebbles for your tropical fish tank, you need a top-quality, well-stocked pet shop.

We asked locals in the Belconnen area to share their favourite pet shops and conducted a little research of our own. Then, we put together this list of the top three pet shops in the region.

Have a read and rest easy knowing you can get your hands on the pet food and accessories you need to keep your pets happy, healthy, safe, and entertained.

What makes an excellent pet shop?

Not sure what, exactly, you are looking for in a pet shop? No worries. We have you covered. Start by keeping a sharp eye out for the following:

  • A comprehensive range of food and accessories. Whether you are a cat lady or dog lover, a bird keeper, or a fish enthusiast, the best pet shops have what you are looking for.
  • Passionate, helpful staff. The best pet shops are home to a dedicated team of pet lovers that can help you identify and find the products you need.
  • Great prices. Everyone loves to snag a great deal. Good pet shops will sell their stock at competitive prices and run promotional offers throughout the year.
  • Additional services. Alongside their product range, the best pet shops offer additional services. This could be anything from pet grooming to puppy preschool.
  • Ethically sourced animals. If you are looking to purchase an animal from a pet shop, be sure they source them ethically from reliable, reputable breeders.

The top pet shops in Belconnen according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Without further ado, let’s reveal the top pet shops in the Belconnen region.


Petbarn is one of Australia’s leading names in pet supplies. The Belconnen branch lives up to this reputation. They understand the unconditional love you have for your pet, so they have dedicated themselves to providing the best possible service.

Gem Aquatics

If you have pet fish, a trip to Gem Aquatics is an absolute must-visit. Stocked with all the fish and aquarium accessories you could ever need, this specialist store will fast become your go-to. The passionate team behind Gem Aquatics are experts in at-home aquariums and are always ready and willing to answer any question you may have.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Which pet shop in Belconnen is your favourite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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