Meet the Team


Pet in the City has products for all pets, and healthy food options for every body. If it’s not in the store, we will work with you to special order exactly what your pet needs. We understand that while our pets are important, life sometimes has more to-do’s than time, which is why we offer in-store and curbside pickup, as well as local delivery.

We are excited to bring Pet in the City to our community! Please come in and let us get to know you and your pets, and be sure to check the ‘News & Events’ page for regular updates on adoption events, local vet services, seminars, and training.

We are conveniently located at 9600 Monroe Road in Charlotte, North Carolina

Our Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 9am until 8pm; Sunday 11am until 6pm

The most appropriate adage for our owner, Tara Belzer, might be good things come to those who wait...although, ‘waiting’ may not be 100% accurate. After over 25 years of working in (and learning everything about) the pet business, Tara decided it was finally time to make her dream of opening her own store a reality. Pet-parent to four special needs dogs, two cats, a Green Cheek Conure, and a school of fish, Tara has longed for a store that puts the pet first through partnerships with pet-owners and the community to deliver holistic and thoughtful care, service, and well as a place to spread her animal knowledge - from Gerbils to Great Danes… seriously, just ask and you’ll have a friend for life!

Our Store Manager Sydney loves animals of all shapes and sizes. With a background in customer service, she loves helping find solutions to any problem. She’s a quick learner with a knack for names and will remember you (and your pet) whenever you come in. She also handles all of our web design so if you see a typo - help a girl out! Sydney enjoys spending her free time relaxing at home with husband Jake and Doghter Bonnie, her Boxer/German Shepherd mix or trying her hand at a new craft. 


Want to learn about our Groomers? You can read all about them on the Groomers page!