Russians love their pets and over the past years a large number of well-stocked pet food and supply stores have sprung up in Moscow.
You can purchase essential canned and dried food and cat litter at almost every local supermarket (limited selection and rather expensive). For better prices, larger choices and pet supplies other than basic food, including more delectable treats, simply visit one of the numerous specialized pet stores that carry a full range of pet food and supplies, including special diet foods (such as Hill's Science Diet), veterinary medications, cat litter, toys, scratching posts, cat and dog kennels, leashes, etc. There are a lot of them all over town (the addresses for the biggest and best of them are provided below).
Most pet stores are open seven days a week, usually from 9 am or 10 am to at least 7 pm or 8 pm. Pet food and supplies are more expensive in Moscow when compared to Western Europe and North America.
Beethoven Pet Supermarket
Leninsky Prospekt d.49
Entrance from Ulitsa Bardina
Metro Leninsky Prospekt
Tel.: 8-499-135-44-01, 8-499-135-41-13, 8-499-135-40-69
Beethoven is Moscow's largest and nicest pet supermarket. This clean, bright, well-sorted and well-stocked store has everything for pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds, fish, etc.), including all kinds of imported and locally produced canned and dry pet food, specialty foods such as Hill's Science Diet and Royal Canin, and a large variety of other pet supplies and accessories (cat litter and litter boxes, dog scoops, travel cages, dog beds, cat houses, cages for smaller animals, fish tanks, scratching posts, collars and leashes, dog clothing and boots, food and water bowls, toys, treats, etc.). The store also has a large veterinary pharmacy and offers discount cards to loyal customers. You are also welcome to bring your dog into the store, for example if you are looking for a new collar or leash or for something to keep your dog warm during Moscow's winters. Free parking is available. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm. Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm.
Beethoven has several other stores in Moscow. Please visit their website for more information.
Other good pet food and supplies stores include
Leningradsky Prospekt d.66
(Entrance from the yard)
Tel.: 151-08-84, 151-42-22, 151-75-39
Convenient for those living in Pokrovsky Hills or Rosinka or on or near Leningradsky Prospekt or Leningradskoe Chausse. Markvet carries a full assortment of pet food, accessories and a large veterinary pharmacy. Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 8 pm, Sundays from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
Ulitsa Generala Blagoeva d.1
Tel.: 197-07-84, 942-08-61
Markvet-M, a smaller subsidiary of Markvet on Leningradsky Prospekt, carries a full assortment of pet food, accessories and a large veterinary pharmacy. Convenient for those living in or around Serebryanny Bor. Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 8 pm, Sundays from 9.30 am to 6 pm.