Small but well-stocked: I Love My Cleps pet store in Paris’s 9th arrondissement
My thanks to reader Joan for this recommendation — she saw my recent post about Moustaches and BHV La Niche, two major pet stores in Paris’s Marais neighborhood, and mentioned that she’d found a good pet store near her Montmartre apartment last year. Off we went to check it out, and I was delighted with what we found.
In its compact space, I Love My Cleps contains a well-chosen selection of dog (and cat) gear, toys, food, treats, and treatments. I found the carriers more appealing than those we saw yesterday at BHV La Niche and Moustaches, and I was thrilled to find a European equivalent of the Gulpy water bottle we love so much. It’s called Drink Max, and it’s made by Karlie — the listing on Amazon’s German site shows you that it works one-handed, like the Gulpy, and can be shared with your dog (like the Gulpy) because the water cannot slosh back into the bottle once it’s squeezed out into the flip-down bowl. It was nice, too, to see gear and collars/leashes from Wagwear on the shelves.
I Love My Cleps carries yet another wheeled/backpack carrier, by the way, of the same type and size as the medium Snoozer Roll Around and the Trixie Trolley I mentioned in my post about Moustaches — this one is branded Doogy, and I liked its appearance and heft. I haven’t been able to learn much about the Doogy brand, but the shop’s owner, Céline, can no doubt fill you in.
Céline kindly let me take a panorama of the shop’s interior, so you can get an idea of what it’s like:
I Love My Cleps is located in the 9th arrondissement, at 44 rue Condorcet; that’s just a couple of blocks south of Sacré-Coeur, so it’s easily accessible from the 18th. The store’s Facebook page is active, and would likely be a good way to communicate with Céline.