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View Poll Results: petsmart vs petco
petsmart 11 22.45%
petco 12 24.49%
other 16 32.65%
i like cheese 10 20.41%
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:49 PM
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I also like cheese.

I dont shop at either! I have a really good ma and pa shop i like to get my dog stuff at!
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Zoom View Post
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.
What Zoom said, and especially the bolded part.

Up until very recently we were getting out llama text and bunny food at Tisol, so that's where I was buying lots of my stuff. Plus, it is closer.

I've never seen a Canadian Petco and the Petsmart is an hour away, so I've only been to those in the US.

My favorite local pet store would have to be PJ's Pets/Superpet, though our location sells puppies (I don't think it did when when it was called Superpet).

The animals are always well cared for, and they take them out to exercise frequently (the rodents on request, the puppies and ferrets and parrots regularly).
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:52 PM
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I like supporting the local family pet store. I am at Petsmart weekly for adoption events so the treats and crap can get tempting.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:00 PM
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having worked at both companies and seeing behind the scenes how animals are treated PetsMART will not get another dime from me ever.

I go to petco when Iam not supporting mom and pop stores.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by colliewog View Post
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
I use to go there too.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:05 PM
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I buy food and other supplies for my dog and cat at Tractor Supply because it seems that they have better brands than Petsmart; plus it's only a few minutes from my house.

But I do shop at Petsmart a LOT for my dogs at work. The treats are cheaper and they have more sales on toys (we don't buy plush toys unless they're under $2). IME the Petsmart trainers are much better than the Petco trainers (which is actually a bit scary), and the pet care people are usually very helpful. Plus I haven't bought anything from Petco since they started carrying CM stuff.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:06 PM
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Pet Supplies Plus--they carry TOTW
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:07 PM
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Petco is just easier and cheaper ive noticed. they usually carry better foods and have great discount sales..

Disclaimer: I work for Trupanion and love it/our policy! But I do not speak for the company or as the company.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:09 PM
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The Petsmart here is's dirty, messy, disorganized, and the staff is incompetent. Plus, I don't think they carry as good of food/treats. Could be that we just have a bad Petsmart, but our Petco is waaaaaaay nicer.

I buy dog food at the independent store up the street from me, because they carry TOTW, but all treats and toys come from petco. The independent store charges almost 50% more on those things!

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:10 PM
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I don't really shop at either stores. They are expensive. I go to a local pet supply store for food. For toys and other stuff I use
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