About us

We want to thank all of our customers. We would not be here without YOU!


Last Place on Earth has been in business since 1981. About a decade later the business was sold to the father of the current owner. There were quite a few small, family-owned pet shops back in the 1980's and 1990's, unlike how it is nowadays. We are proud to be the last standing, original, family-owned pet store in the greater Charlotte area. It's not as glitzy as PetSmart or Petco, but the selection of animals is comparable, if not better, at Last Place on Earth.

We must be doing something right!


Sara has owned Last Place on Earth Pet Shop for over 9 years and has nearly 20 years of experience in the pet industry at LPOE. After purchasing the business from her father in 2008 when the recession hit, she has worked tremendously hard to keep the business running in top shape even amongst all of the traffic from the light-rail construction.

Favorite Dog Breed: Brittany (Spaniel)

Sara Branson


Tyler has worked at Last Place on Earth for well over 6 years. He is a 2017 graduate from the Belk College of Business at UNCC, just a few miles from the shop. Tyler got the opportunity to appear on WCNC's Charlotte Today as a spokesperson for LPOE in 2015. He also works at Pet Paradise in Mooresville occasionally!


Favorite Dog Breed: Boxer

Current Pets: Mini Aussie-Cocker Spaniel "Ziggy"

125, 75 and 40 gallon freshwater fish tank

6 ft. Columbian Red-Tail Boa

2 year old Bearded Dragon

Mustard Gas Half-moon and Koi Betta

Tyler Edwards

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1990's front





Great article from August 2016 by the Washington Post about Charlotte's newest light-rail addition. Features a few thoughts from the owner of Last Place on Earth and many other small businesses in the nearby area affected by the construction. 

Old Photos (1990's)


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5655 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28213