About Braxton’s Animal Works

Braxton's Animal Works HistoryOpened more than 75 years ago, Braxton’s is a third generation pet supply store with great pet advice and prices as low as the big chains. So why go anywhere else? Here you’ll find the healthiest food brands, most fun and interesting pet toys, and most importantly the staff can help you right on the spot with any questions about Spot!

And we’re not the only ones who think this way – see what others are saying on Google Places and Yelp!

But take it from our main critics – dogs start wagging their tails when they are near the parking lot! Braxton’s is not just shopping – it is an experience! It’s like walking into an old-fashioned general store except our customers are two-legged and four legged. Come in and see for yourself!

Braxton’s History

Founded in 1938 by Edward O. Braxton, Braxton’s Animal Works has become a third-generation, family-owned “institution” on the Main Line.

Since we opened our doors more than 75 years ago, we’ve seen lots of changes in the pet care industry, some fads and some remarkable innovations. But through all the years and all the changes one thing has remained constant, our commitment to our customers. Our commitment to carrying the right products and our commitment to friendly service and personal attention. Making sure that each and every customer who walks in the door wants to come back again and again. We’re proud to be a third-generation business, and proud to have many third generation customers.

Historic Taglines

Try us… We’re worth the trip.

Everything for Dogs

Purveyors of quality merchandise for dogs cats and small animals.

From the Tredyffrin-Easttown Historical Society Quarterly:

Interview with Bill Braxton, July 1998 Volume 36 Number 3, Pages 67–76:
“Edward 0. Braxton, moved us into the old stone house in Strafford, at the southwest corner of Lancaster and Sugartown Roads, in the late 1930s where he started the Braxton Kennels and Dog Shop. Before going into business for himself… ” Click here to read the full entry, Braxton’s – a Family Tradition Since 1938. 

A Letter to the Braxtons from Stan Moses:

“… It’s now 1938 and Max has reasoned that the remote Cugley’s Kennels was not justifying itself and needed a resident operator. He sold Ed Braxton on the notion that taking over the Cugley’s Kennels as the proprietor would be in his best interests. Now it became Braxton’s Kennels… ” Click here to read the full letter, Who is Braxton?

 

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