The cutest four-legged Chalet fan!
Located in Wilmette, Illinois, Chalet is a lifestyle brand offering customers everything from award-winning landscape services, indoor and outdoor plants and garden essentials, home décor, outdoor living furniture to pet accessories. Since the company’s inception in 1917, they’ve expanded their Landscape Division and added Chalet Farms where they grow their own plants for the landscape services and at retail, as well as a newly-revamped pet living collection and floor space. The sizeable retail location is indeed a one-stop shop serving customers of the North Shore.
A news team covers an event at Chalet.
The pet living area came to light in the 1950s when the second generation owner, Diane Stanton had the bright idea to offer goods for our beloved furry friends. Today you’ll find high-quality food, plush beds, USA made collars, unique clothing, and specialty dishes, for both cats and dogs at the Chalet. The store even carries a handful of items for parrots, as the nursery is home to a talkative psittacine. Amongst the numerous amazing pet products the Chalet has in store, Up Country is one of the longest standing accessories, carried for over 30 years. It doesn’t stop at collars and leashes, the Chalet carries decorative pillows, futons, treat jars, as well as sweaters, and during the holiday season, Santa hats. Their most popular Up Country designs? Hearts and Flowers, North Star, and the Up Country Plaid, to name a few.
“We also incorporate pet events in store, specifically adoption events for our local rescue organizations,” says store manager Gabbie Roderer. Once a month on a Saturday or Sunday a different rescue comes in with adoptable dogs and cats, for a better chance of getting their animals adopted in our area.” We also have Santa come in for the pet photos around the holidays, and we do a massive Halloween parade where at least 100 dogs and their families show up.” Chalet Nursery is continuously thinking of ways to serve and provide fun events for the whole family.
Everyone is invited to shop at Chalet!
“Chalet is dog-friendly, cat-friendly, potbelly pig-friendly, and beyond. Everyone is welcome here, and we enjoy developing long term relationships with our customers as well as their beloved animals. Working here is more of passion than a job,” says Gabbie.
If you are around the North Shore of Chicago, stop by Chalet and bring your furry friend(s)! #UpCountryRetailer