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Dolittle’s – a new breed of pet store. A “Golden Hidden Treasure” here in the Lowcountry



Dental chews in our house are a serious item. Harley has us trained when it comes to dispersement. He even dictates the hour.

Again, it’s a “serious item” in our house.

To be without this little minty stick of goodness is like flirting with danger.

On those rare occasions when the jar is empty, I go to my reserve bag.

Not true a few days ago. The last bag I used WAS my reserve bag. #sweetbabyJesus


Dental chews, I usually order online.

Sometimes when I’m on the other side of town (where we used to live), I’ll pick it up from one of our favorite hangouts. Haven’t shopped locally in the downtown area yet. #untilnow

I laugh at myself as I grab the car keys, wallet and leashes! You guessed it – #gottagogottago

Sitting in the driveway, I try to figure out where to go. I need something close by. It’s after 5pm so I use Yelp. Turns out, I’m less than 4 miles from a pet store called “Dolittle’s.”  – I start driving.

Tucked away in a small shopping center, Dolittle’s reminds me of an ole’ country store…


It’s jam packed with a little bit of this and that for your pet. I spin from left to right because EVERYTHING is at your fingertips.

Rustic decor like whiskey barrels, old coffee tables, and laundry wash tubs are stacked or filled with commodities us conscientious pet parents care about. #loveit

Products are grouped not only by vendor but also by category. Each “merchanidise neighborhood” has toys and puzzles on the floor to occupy your four legged friend while you browse, touch, smell and feel.


To help improve the relationship between pets and people.

I gravitate towards any type of business with a well thought out mission statement. A mission statement can shape how an organization does business.

Dolittle’s prides themselves on hiring (as often as possible) pet professionals like vet techs, vet students, and dog trainers to work at their store. #brilliant

Thoughtful, educated, pet loving people are destined to yield excellent customer service results…



The store is so tiny, they narrow the food selections to the very best. No by-products and no celebrity endorsements. Just whole ingredients, where meat is a priority and nothing is sourced from China.

I looked at it all, took as long as I wanted while the Boys played with the toys and puzzles.

We were there for at least an hour. Dental chews, baked cheese puffs, Omega 3 oil, and who knows what else went into my recyclable shopping bag.

I was so impressed with the total pet package, I have since cancelled my online subscription so I can support this doodletastic local business and hang out with some new like-minded friends…


The only thing missing is a wine bar! #hellosomebody

Weekends – take your pleasure seriously ❤️

  • All Things Collie
    June 23, 2017

    What a cute store! Wish there was something similar up here!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 23, 2017

      It’s enchanting! I’ll probably become a regular quickly 🙁 There goes the $$$ LOL

  • Rich
    June 23, 2017

    Dogs are a bottomless pit. Food, medicine, LOVE, and tearing around the house whenever they feel like it.
    Teddy is off to Dulles Pet Resort to see his buddies next Tuesday for a shampoo, trim etc and then Doggie Day Camp.

    Don’t know what we would do without him.


    • Cathy Bennett
      June 24, 2017

      Hey Rich – I’m trying to come up there mid- July for a few days. Will bring the Boys and put them in camp EVERYDAY while I’m in town. I will be using the Springfield facility though – want to have a playdate?

  • Monika & Sam
    June 24, 2017

    What an adorable shop! I love how the only thing missing is wine. Maybe that’ll change with their newest cute customers and mum? 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 24, 2017

      I wish! It could become the new “Cheers” for the pet parents of Charleston LOL

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    June 24, 2017

    If I ever get back to Charleston, you’ll have to take me to Doolittle’s! It looks like a great store for us dog moms to hang out in, especially accompanied by our furry kids!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 26, 2017

      AbsoDOODLEtutely! There are about a dozen other super doodle cool places I’d love to show you! It’s a date!!

  • Emma
    June 25, 2017

    What a super fun store. I’m sure the boys just loved it!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 26, 2017

      They loved it and Dolittle’s loved having us – I was broke when we left the store. No wonder they were so nice to me LOL

  • Jan K
    June 30, 2017

    You really have the greatest places around there – it’s like a doggie paradise!

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