Welcome to Best Buddies

Hythe's Favourite Independent Pet Store

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The Advice You Need, The Products They Love

Here at Best Buddies we believe running a pet shop is far more than just retail. Our pets are members of the family – with unique personalities, interests and dietary requirements to match! 

Just like us humans, a blanket approach often misses the mark – so please pop in, introduce us to your loved one, and we’ll work together to keep them happy from head to tail. For a service as special as they are – choose Best Buddies.

Lets chat!

As keen and experienced pet owners ourselves, we love talking all things animal! 

We can tell you about the equipment you’ll need when planning a new addition the family, nutrition and exercise requirements and even provide guidance on suitable medications to keep your loved one in tip-top shape. Get in touch!

Our Products and Services

We pride ourselves on our large inventory, curated with years of experience, and our ability to cater for all pets – furry, feathered or scaled! If we don’t stock a particular item we’ll either order it in for you or offer a suitable alternative.

We’re fortunate to have a larger premises, and through expansion we now offer a full range of fishing tackle and bait, custom engraved pet tags and grooming services on-site!


We stock an extensive range of dry, wet, frozen and live food and treats guaranteed to keep your pet active, happy and healthy. From algae wafers to mammoth bags of bird feed, their favourite is never far away!


With the essentials like flexi-leads and filter media, to cooling mats and winter coats to get them through the extremes of British weather, we’re equipped to provide everything they need. And when it comes to toys – they’ll be spoilt for choice!


We’re able supply and advise on a range of medications for your loved one, from flea and tick applications to water additives to keep scales and fins looking pristine.

Engraved Tags

We can customise tags to your requirements as a while-you-wait service. There’s loads of stylish and hard-wearing designs to pick from, meaning you can find one as unique as they are!

Everything Else

We can also provide food and supplies for ponds, chickens, wildlife, you name it! We’ve had lots of success in catering for more exotic pets too, and if we don’t typically stock the things you require we can arrange a regular delivery for you.


We have a fully equipped groom room, and work with two highly skilled individuals who offer their services on site:
Waggers Dog Grooming
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Smiles All Round

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Very friendly and knowledgeable! Lee who is the owner helped me when I was choosing things for my new puppy. I had no idea what to buy or what to get, he not only helped but he said I could bring my puppy in for a lead/collar fitting which was great so I could buy the right size. Really went above and beyond!! They have so much pet and fishing stuff in store and even a dog grooming parlour at the back! Will be making this my regular pet shop. Thanks Lee 🙂

Louise, 2020 (Google)

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Fishing equipment and fresh lug worm when other had none or was shut during the crisis. Really helped me out. Great tucked away gem 

Sir Richard, 2020 (Google)

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They are very helpful. Have a lot of good stock of all I need for my much loved pets

Linda Tydeman, 2020 (Google)

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Great shop with everything you need for pets and a surprising stock of fishing gear! Real local gem.

Chris P, 2019 (Google)


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The Angler's Choice

We supply a full range of fishing tackle and bait to cater for Carp, Sea, Pike and Coarse fishing. Our stock includes live and frozen bait, landing nets, hooks, groundbait and much more.

Please call us or pop in to discuss your requirements.

“Whether it’s the lake near home or a weekend away – we’ve got the gear to make your day!”



01303 487144

Sat Nav

28 Martello Drive,
Hythe CT21 6PH

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Sun 10:00 - 14:00