The Quirky Pet
The Quirky Pet
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The coolest pet shop in New England and possibly the world. 700 square feet of 'dynamic retail'. One of a handful of indy pet shops that only sell American mad products. The smallest pet shop to ever win 'Pet Shop Of The Year' in a major pet trade publication. Home of the legendary Bergamasco sheepdog store dogs.
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david p
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Montpelier is a lovely town of quirks ... and one of the loveliest of quirks is the Quirky Pet . A pet store with a fabulous selection of treats and other items owned by folks who know pets and pet lovers. Don’t miss the hairy security system !
Written December 29, 2019
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Thanks so much for your kind words. I need to comment on 'the hairy security system'. Beyond selling only American-made pet goods, we take pride in being a union shop as well. The Bergamasco Sheepdogs that you refer to as a 'security system' are actually longstanding members of The International Brotherhood Of Store Dogs--- Vermont Local Three. Their stated duties encompass many key aspects of customer relations. Security, in the loosest sense of the word, falls under 'other duties as assigned'. - cindra
Written December 30, 2019
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shaymcd3
Hopatcong, NJ44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Whenever I am in the area, I stop in to this shop. They have a great variety of dog treats and cat treats as well as a few pet goodies too. Also the shaggy dogs are so chill and just relax on the floor like rugs! So funny. The owner and workers are polite and friendly and always helpful. They have a big cage of parakeets as well!
Written September 29, 2017
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Thanks so much! A while back a customer commented on the store music-- now it's the birds near the front counter. For those reading this who haven't been in the QP yet, there IS a big cage of parakeets. However, these ten are store employees and are NOT for sale. It's not just because it so hard to find good parakeet help these days. They are great at what they do. Their contribution is incalculable. Cindra
Written October 3, 2017
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KirbyQ
Monticello, IN194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We stopped off in Montpelier today, after reading all of the glowing reviews for The Quirky Pet on TripAdvisor. As a huge dog person, I wanted to see a Bergamasco Sheepdog in person and of course, purchase some things for my three dogs that are traveling with us. There was a good selection of healthy treats as well as other dog items. Friendly, fun place with cute dogs!
Written May 30, 2018
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Thanks for the kind words! Hope you enjoyed our 2' Meet The Quirkies album in the window. Next week 'The Quirkies' cross Main Street for another album cover for our window. We are really looking forward to the upcoming Reliving Bergamascomania exhibition this summer and fall. Hope you can make it back to see it! Cindra
Written May 31, 2018
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GreenMountainGirls
Montpelier, VT205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
So helpful! The owner is totally knowledgeable and has a vast array of great products for pets. So helpful and lovely.
Written June 7, 2022
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d0rinnea
Rhode Island105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Very interesting selection of treats, love that everything is made in the USA! Owner and her dog were both friendly and welcoming. I wouldn't make a special trip to go here but definitely worth popping in if you are in the area!
Written April 5, 2022
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Samiru S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We suddenly stop to see those dogs while our road Trip around eastcoast. Owner gave us a sticker as a memory.
Written August 5, 2021
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ttaylo
Akron, OH17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
This place is great. They have quality stuff for doggies and the owner is great. If nothing else, stop in to see those 3 gorgeous dogs!
Written August 6, 2018
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You are aware that we have an immediate opening for a promotional manager.... Seriously, thanks so much for the kind words.Make a point to stop back when you are on State near Main. -- Cindra
Written August 7, 2018
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BonnieJean
Montpelier, VT63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
The quirky pet is an amazing place to visit.
Such a quaint welcoming location.
Lots of organic and healthy pet treats.
Worth the trip
Written December 21, 2017
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Lola C
Oslo, Norway75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I walked in to pet the dogs, ended up buying things for my cat. The prices were nice, mostly on the homemade crackers and toys.

Nice store, very friendly owner.
Written November 6, 2017
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Very friendly owner?! You made my day..... make that my week! Thanks for the very kind words about the QP. I will relay the compliment to our three store dogs. They already have big heads... but that's the breed.
Written November 8, 2017
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zaphodsix
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
I was in Montpelier briefly and stumbled upon what might be the most unique and interesting pet shop in the country. It's its own strange little world, distinctly Vermont, with barn wood and beams, and two floor-to-ceiling trees with things for sale. Next to a bone-shaped wooden checkout counter is an aviary with a dozen colorful, chirping parakeets (not for sale!) They work at the shop along with 3 large sheepdogs with dreadlocks who occasionally lift their heads to acknowledge persons entering the shop. They also pose for pictures, and you get a free sticker which informs you that, among other things, Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonalds or a Walmart.

The store sells only American-made stuff and if only for that should be considered odd and interesting. The background music is equally unique (eclectic), you might hear Richard Thompson singing about his 1952 Black VIncent motorcycle. I wish I'd had more time to spend just listening to the music and petting the sheepdogs. I totally recommend this shop as a somewhat offbeat five star tourist attraction, a place where the name indeed lives up to its billing.

Written September 4, 2017
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Wow! I've got to love out-of-town customers with an attention to detail. It isn't all that odd that you should have been visiting while Richard Thompson is playing. He's one of my favorites and has become a favorite of the dogs (The birds prefer international music with lots of rhythm going on) It truly brightens my day when others notice the music at the Quirky Pet. You correctly pointed out that music is an essential part of the Quirky Pet experience. Thanks for such a sweet post.
Written September 6, 2017
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