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View Poll Results: petsmart vs petco
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:34 PM
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Default PetSmart Vs PetCo

Which one do you go to and why?

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:36 PM
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I go to PetCo because its the nearest towards my job.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:37 PM
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depends what I need...

If I need treats I go to PETCO because they have some good brands there now, I usually get the Zukes, my dogs go crazy for them.

If I need toys, wee wee pads, petzlife, natures miracle, pretty much anything else... I go to PETSMART because they tend to be much much cheaper.

However, I prefer to get everything online because that is always the cheapest route.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:37 PM
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:37 PM
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I tend to stick to as many small business boutique type places as possible, because they need as much support as possible.

Out of the options listed, Petsmart, mostly because they seem to take better care of their small animals and don't carry the stupid lines of CM branded products.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:38 PM
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I work at a small independent natural pet supply shop. I shop there.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:41 PM
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In my area, PetSmart is cheaper than Petco for the treaties. But actually, I go to Pet Supermarket because they're even cheaper for the Wellness bars. I prefer the independent pet stores, but they aren't that close and when you're tired and dogs want cookies, ya' gotta give in to the industry! LOL
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:44 PM
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I go to Petco...really it's the only option. There is no Petsmart here and there's one small locally owned pet store, but they specialize in birds and don't really carry much in the way of dog supplies.

ETA: I go to Tractor Supply Co. for their food because it's the only place in the area that carries TOTW.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:46 PM
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We don't have Petco here, but I don't shop in any of the big chain stores. I think I probably go into Petsmart about once, perhaps twice, each year. I prefer the products and the people at the smaller independently owned stores.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:48 PM
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For the dogs, I drive 25 miles to the closest independent pet supply place so i can support local business, find foods other than the "big name" brands, and purchase various toys and chewies found no where else. In general the food prices are also much better than PetCo's when I buy a brand they carry. If I'm in a pinch I might go to Petsmart, then Petco, but for dog stuff it's local business all the way.

For cat stuff I go to petsmart because they carry the litter I like and I get food from Costco.
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