For Fresh-Hay Delivery
Pet Ark, 3458 Broadway; 212-368-8200; petarkharlem.com
Pet Ark’s narrow storefront, sandwiched between a grocery store and a wire-transfer chain, is easy to miss. But in an area where there are few pet-supply shops, the Harlem emporium is well appreciated. The store focuses on dogs, cats, and fish but also has a “thoughtful” bird selection and plenty of bunny and reptile gear, according to Caroline Biggs, a market editor at Business of Home, who used to live across the street. She owns two rabbits, Dennis Hopper and Daffodil, and first stumbled into Pet Ark “in a bind, panicking,” because she had trimmed a bunny nail too short. She walked out with styptic powder (used to stanch bleeding), Timothy hay, and healthy rabbit treats. “It’s a mom-and-pop store that covers every pet out there,” she adds. Since moving farther away, Biggs takes advantage of Pet Ark’s speedy same-day-delivery service (available to clientele in Harlem and the Bronx) to get fresh bales of hay dropped at her door — her order usually shows up about half an hour after she’s placed it.
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