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Best Shop Pet

You’ve arrived at the most important category: best shop pet! Frolicking into first is the dashing Mr. Fluffypants at Together Farms (W93 Norden Road, Mondovi). Based on his height, you might think he’s a horse in disguise, but neigh; he is a dog! Snagging second is sweet Kaya at Raggedy Man (215 N. Barstow St., Eau Claire), who patiently waits for pets as you browse the store. Following in third is Jackson at The Shed (1519 Mayer Road, Altoona), a good boy who crossed the rainbow bridge in May but left a permanent pawprint on all of our hearts. –Natalie Derks