Our History

Only the Best, For your Best Friend

Since 2007

Paw Naturals is Chicago’s Premiere Retailer of Natural Dog and Cat foods.

We have the Largest Selection Of Raw Dog & Cat Foods (both frozen and shelf-stable) in the Chicagoland area!

We are pet-friendly, nestled in Chicago’s trendy West Loop neighborhood and across the street from a dog park. Easily accessible by Public Transit, we are steps away from Madison St Buses and Morgan St Green Line “EL” stop.

So bring your best friend, and stop by today!


Our History

How did we get here?

Paw Naturals started as an online store by Jami Ippolito in 2007.

Jami's inspiration came from the major pet food recall of 2007, where many pets died as a result of big brand pet foods produced in China being tainted with melamine.

As she researched and learned about inferior ingredients in pet food and the many problems they cause, she decided to make it her mission to educate others and offer a selection of products that are made in the USA, with only real food ingredients.

And with that, Paw Naturals was born.

Over time, more products became available, and the passion for what she did grew to yet another inspiration...opening a retail store.

As the store evolved, Jami realized that any customers she recommended a raw diet for, were thriving and in many cases reversing whatever ailment they came in for.

So she sought out many of the emerging/cutting edge raw brands and now boasts the largest selection of raw pet food in Chicago.

The vision of the retail store was a place that pet owners could go to not only find healthy pet foods but also a place to educate and communicate directly with customers.

And because of our incredible customers we've served since 2007, we've been doing just that.


Why Paw Naturals?

  • Because Ingredients Matter.  We Do The Homework, So You Don't Have To. Every Product we sell is Carefully Curated for Biologically Appropriate Ingredients and Responsible Manufacturing Practices, before they go on our shelves. If we won't give it to our own animals,we won't sell it in our store. We LOVE showing our customers how the right diet can help Solve Common Health Issues, saving you a trip to the vet
  • Sign up for Pack Member Perks and Earn A 3% Rebate On Every Purchase
  • Set It, Forget It And Save. Set up a Subscription, Get a recurring discount and never forget your pet food again. Manage your subscription online, Change, Skip a Delivery, or Cancel anytime. 
  • FREE Nutrition Consultations
  • FREE samples (on most food products)
  • Order online and pick-up in store / curbside
  • FREE West Loop delivery for orders $50+
  • Select Postmates at checkout for same-day, 2-hour delivery in Chicago.
  • Track your orders, returns, subscriptions, points, store credits and gift card balances online anytime, by logging in or creating an account
  • Download our mobile app for the Best Shopping Experience and the Best Offers And Discounts
  • VIP discounts for 1st responders & Military + find us on Govx
  • Secure, encrypted payments including PayPal, Apple pay and Google pay
  • Shop Real-Time Inventory 24/7 at www.pawnaturals.com or in store at our West Loop locatio

Our Products

We carry some of the most innovative, cutting-edge Dog & Cat Foods on the market today, Including New Emerging Pet Food Categories like:

  • Freeze-dried
  • Air-dried
  • Dehydrated
  • Gently-cooked
  • Dry Kibble
  • Wet Food (Cans / pouches)
  • Meal Enhancers
  • Raw Frozen Food, Bones & Treats

Our Brands

We are extremely selective about the brands we carry and promote. Our brands are among the Best, most respected in The Pet Industry, including:

  • Stella and Chewy’s
  • Fromm
  • Merrick 
  • Orijen
  • Acana
  • Farmina
  • Primal
  • Raw Bistro
  • Tucker's
  • Weruva 
  • Small Batch
  • Open Farm
  • Ziwi Peak
  • Sojos
  • Bones & Co
  • Northwest Naturals
  • Green Juju 
  • and many more!


Our Stores

As Amazing As Our Food Lineup is, our Treat Selections are even better. 

Your pet will Love Picking Out His Own Treats & Customizing his own take-home Doggie Bag!

Your dog will think he died and went to doggy heaven when he smells/sees our HUGE Treat Goody Bar, categorized by type:

  • Raw Bar 
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Jerky Bar
  • Bone Bar
  • Bakery

Need To Stimulate Your Pet's Appetite?

We carry a huge selection of tasty meal enhancers & food toppers like bone broths, freeze dried toppers, mixins, and frozen boosts to add to their regular food.

Does Someone Have A Birthday coming up? Explore our bakery and shop one of the largest Pet Birthday Cake & Treat selections in Chicago. Whether you're looking for a simple birthday cookie or a full cake to share with other doggy friends, we've got you covered.

Need to keep your dog busy for a while? 

Indulge your pup with a long-lasting treat from our Bone Bar or one of our boredom buster toys like puzzles, snuffle mats, interactive Burrow toys and more

Need to travel with your pet? 

We have the gear you need so everybody's happy and comfortable. From backpacks and carriers, to doggy overnight bags and all accessories in between. As well as herbal supplements for calming your pet during stressful situations. We're sure to have the pet travel products you need for your next trip.

Your pet having some digestive issues? Itching a lot? 

Explore our huge selection of natural and effective vitamins, herbal supplements, tinctures, grooming, and health treatments .

Shop our Boutique When you're looking for the unique, hard to find, or just plain amazing toys, collars, bowls, beds, apparel, outerwear, neckwear and more! 

We frequently have events at the store, including Brand Sampling, Yappy Hour, Adoptions, Holiday Parties and more! Be sure to check our website orFacebook page for upcoming events.

Stop by and Sniff Around today!