Winter Wear

It’s that time of the year again to think about bundling up your dog for the winter. But the question on everyone’s mind is, does my dog really need a winter coat? The short answer is: it depends on the dogs. Although short-haired dogs and small dogs are more likely to need a winter coat, much of the decision really depends on the temperature range your pet is acclimated to as well as the individual characteristics of the dog.

The telltale signs of whether or not your dog needs a winter coat is easily seen in their behavior. If they are reluctant to go outside in the cold, if they shiver, or if they straddle up to you seeking warmth when going outside, that’s a sure sign that it might be time to get a winter coat for your companion.

When selecting a winter coat, be sure to find something that fits properly and is comfortable. A poorly fit coat will definitely become a nuisance for your dog and he or she will likely refuse to wear it. In addition, each manufacturer has a different size scale which can easily lead to fitment errors. We strongly recommend that your dog tries on a couple different types of coats to see which one he or she is most comfortable wearing.

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Pet Supplies

We offer a full range of pet supplies from natural and raw foods to treats, accessories, clothing, and more!  We carry the top natural brands of food for dogs and cats.  In addition, all of the foods we carry come with an unconditional return policy.  If your pet doesn't like their food, bring it back and we'll gladly replace it with something else!


We provide grooming services for dogs and cats 7 days a week!  our prices start at $35 for baths and $55 for haircuts.  We also open our grooming facilities for self-service dog washes every evening starting at just $10!

Doggy Daycare

Canis Minor offers daycare and boarding for breeds under 35lbs.  Our open daycare format will make your small dog feel right at home.

New Website Coming Soon!

We are working on a new and improved website that will include not only a detailed listings of all the services we offer, but will also include some great articles and a monthly section of specials!

In the meantime, you can join or mobile club by texting Canis1 to 87804.  You'll get 10% off everything in the store for a whole week and we'll send you money-saving discounts and coupons every two weeks.  Plus, you can opt out at any time if you're not happy with the service!

Store Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00a - 9:00p
Saturday 9:00a - 9:00p
Sunday 10:00a - 7:00p

Free Parking

We have plenty of free parking, at both nearby parking meters and garages. Park at meters next door to the store for 20 minutes for free, or opt to park at one of Newport's parking garages and get a one hour validation with purchase!