Pet Ranch

★★★★☆

About Pet Ranch

Hours
Mon - Sat, 10am - 9pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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Love that everyone buys puppies here and makes the poor Mom breed again to fill up the cage you just opened. This is not rescuing a puppy!!!\r
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This place needs to stop this cruelty of animals. Poor Mom with a number only, filthy

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Love that everyone buys puppies here and makes the poor Mom breed again to fill up the cage you just opened. This is not rescuing a puppy!!!\r
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This place needs to stop this cruelty of animals. Poor Mom with a number only, filthy

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Stores like these have a known history of ordering their puppies and kittens through "brokers" who order them from puppymills and kittenmills (catteries). I've visited this particular store myself and seen firsthand sick puppies and

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Stores like these have a known history of ordering their puppies and kittens through "brokers" who order them from puppymills and kittenmills (catteries). I've visited this particular store myself and seen firsthand sick puppies and

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Me and my family went to the mall in september. (i go to Petranch WAY more then this.. like every other week!)\r
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We went to look at the kittens. There was this adorable little tortoiseshell who looked only 6 weeks old. She looked very

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Me and my family went to the mall in september. (i go to Petranch WAY more then this.. like every other week!)\r
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We went to look at the kittens. There was this adorable little tortoiseshell who looked only 6 weeks old. She looked very

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Pet Ranch at the Burnsville Center was opened by the original owner's Husband in 1978 it was run by Sue and Jenny as managers until 1993 when it was Purchased by Marty and he kept Sue and Jenny on as managers. In the years following 1993 Pet Ranch expanded to 3 locations 2 owned by Marty and 1 owned by the original owner in North Town Mall. The Knollwood Mall location was open for 3 years and was closed due that mall's horrid location. Pet Ranch was forced by CBL (mall owners) to relocate to the Lower Level by the arcade because of Proex wanting to expand. The move gave the store more room and a larger area for the Dogs and Cats. In the 8 Years the store was owned by Marty ALL of the Dogs were purchased from Private breeders located within 200 miles of the stores. Before any dog was purchased and sold in the store the Breeders had to allow us to view there properties and have the animals vet checked. Most of the vet checks were done in Prior Lake Pet Hospital. In the 8 years of ownership there were many breeders whom we would NOT purchase from because of the conditions they housed their animals in. In 2001 the new owner took over the operations and immediately Fired Sue and most the original staff, After 2001 I can not say the store was run the same way or that the animals were treated the same. I can tell you in the 8 years that my family owned the store we had to take a few animals back because Customers Abused them or could not handle the responsibility of pet ownership.Our original store policy was to keep the animals in a safe larger then required or needed space until sold to a loving family. The kennels were all custom built to Martys specs and were even given their own ventilation system on the roof of the mall which circulated the air too keep the animals healthy. Most Puppies and Kittens that were sold in the store spent an average of 1 day to 3 weeks before being sold. I surely hope the new owner in 2001 did not ruin the reputation of a store that has such a history in Burnsville. Just some interesting facts. Pet Ranch was the 20th store opened in Burnsville Center. Pet Ranch was the only Pet Store in Dakota County to remain open after the invention of Big Box Store(pet smart) Pet Ranch worked with Many other Small pet store in the Metro to have laws Toughened against puppy mill owners and stores who purchased from them. I hope this information sheeds some new light on the way the store was run. Thank You

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Pet Ranch at the Burnsville Center was opened by the original owner's Husband in 1978 it was run by Sue and Jenny as managers until 1993 when it was Purchased by Marty and he kept Sue and Jenny on as managers. In the years following 1993 Pet Ranch expanded to 3 locations 2 owned by Marty and 1 owned by the original owner in North Town Mall. The Knollwood Mall location was open for 3 years and was closed due that mall's horrid location. Pet Ranch was forced by CBL (mall owners) to relocate to the Lower Level by the arcade because of Proex wanting to expand. The move gave the store more room and a larger area for the Dogs and Cats. In the 8 Years the store was owned by Marty ALL of the Dogs were purchased from Private breeders located within 200 miles of the stores. Before any dog was purchased and sold in the store the Breeders had to allow us to view there properties and have the animals vet checked. Most of the vet checks were done in Prior Lake Pet Hospital. In the 8 years of ownership there were many breeders whom we would NOT purchase from because of the conditions they housed their animals in. In 2001 the new owner took over the operations and immediately Fired Sue and most the original staff, After 2001 I can not say the store was run the same way or that the animals were treated the same. I can tell you in the 8 years that my family owned the store we had to take a few animals back because Customers Abused them or could not handle the responsibility of pet ownership.Our original store policy was to keep the animals in a safe larger then required or needed space until sold to a loving family. The kennels were all custom built to Martys specs and were even given their own ventilation system on the roof of the mall which circulated the air too keep the animals healthy. Most Puppies and Kittens that were sold in the store spent an average of 1 day to 3 weeks before being sold. I surely hope the new owner in 2001 did not ruin the reputation of a store that has such a history in Burnsville. Just some interesting facts. Pet Ranch was the 20th store opened in Burnsville Center. Pet Ranch was the only Pet Store in Dakota County to remain open after the invention of Big Box Store(pet smart) Pet Ranch worked with Many other Small pet store in the Metro to have laws Toughened against puppy mill owners and stores who purchased from them. I hope this information sheeds some new light on the way the store was run. Thank You

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I bought my dog from the pet ranch and he is the best dog. I got a chguahua and he is very good and healthy. I just love my dog. The staff was great and very helpful. Alot of my family has purchased puppies from the pet ranch and have nothing but nice things to say about the store and staff. People are very misinformed about pet stores. I am not saying all are good. I have been to petland pets and they have horrible kennels for their puppies. My family and i have had nothing but good experiences at the pet ranch.

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I bought my dog from the pet ranch and he is the best dog. I got a chguahua and he is very good and healthy. I just love my dog. The staff was great and very helpful. Alot of my family has purchased puppies from the pet ranch and have nothing but nice things to say about the store and staff. People are very misinformed about pet stores. I am not saying all are good. I have been to petland pets and they have horrible kennels for their puppies. My family and i have had nothing but good experiences at the pet ranch.

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98-99.5% of ALL dogs/cats in a pet store come from puppy mills. It is an undisputed fact. (See the website www.prisonersofgreed)

A reputable, decent breeder does care about their animals and their reputation as a breeder and will want to screen those who wish to purchase a dog of theirs. A pet store or a breeder who asks no questions of the person/family who comes in to purchase a pet except to check whether they can pay the usually high price for the cat or dog is not an ethical, decent or reputable breeder. And though you may feel that you are saving the puppy from a horrible life in that pet store (or worse) you are condemming its parents, siblings and many other poor animals to a life of hell in the puppy mill.

I am speaking from experience.

I am a huge animal lover and benefactor. I've donated thousands of dollars to various animal welfare organizations, shelters, humane societies, etc. I believe strongly in matching pets with the right people, and vice versa. And I believe in getting pets for the right reasons and from the right places -- namely shelters, reputable animal organizations, reputable breeders. Places where you will be questioned before you can walk out with a pet. Places where ability to pay for the pet aren't your only qualification.

Despite all of this - in May 2009 I bought a pet from a pet store -- Pet Ranch in the Burnsville Center -- a place I refused to even walk by in the past. There was a beautiful female beagle puppy there and after lots of questioning of store staff I was assured of her lineage and her breeder's history.

She was close to $700.

After doing some research and talking to some people I was convinced I was going to give this puppy a better home than what she had, which upset me beyond words. And more than anything, I was convinvced that she didn't have the shady past that my gut kept telling me about.

Bottom line, almost a year later I still have this dog. She is a joy to me. But her potential past continues to haunt. So I've continued to do research including hunting down where she came from and it is clear to me she does have a sorted past of puppy mills in her history.

Please boycott this pet store and any pet store. They are NOT helping animals or animal welfare and they are in fact helping to mainstream puppy mills by sugar coating where these animals have come from.

USDA licensing also doesn't guarantee or assure anything. Again, see www.prisonersofgreed for more proof on that.

LEONARD STOVER of NORTHWEST KENNELS in Sheldon, Iowa is where my puppy came from. BOYCOTT them too!!!

Please help this cause.
Kara Murphy

PS
This site requires a rating to publish. However there is no such thing as no rating or a negative rating which is what this store deserves.

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98-99.5% of ALL dogs/cats in a pet store come from puppy mills. It is an undisputed fact. (See the website www.prisonersofgreed)

A reputable, decent breeder does care about their animals and their reputation as a breeder and will want to screen those who wish to purchase a dog of theirs. A pet store or a breeder who asks no questions of the person/family who comes in to purchase a pet except to check whether they can pay the usually high price for the cat or dog is not an ethical, decent or reputable breeder. And though you may feel that you are saving the puppy from a horrible life in that pet store (or worse) you are condemming its parents, siblings and many other poor animals to a life of hell in the puppy mill.

I am speaking from experience.

I am a huge animal lover and benefactor. I've donated thousands of dollars to various animal welfare organizations, shelters, humane societies, etc. I believe strongly in matching pets with the right people, and vice versa. And I believe in getting pets for the right reasons and from the right places -- namely shelters, reputable animal organizations, reputable breeders. Places where you will be questioned before you can walk out with a pet. Places where ability to pay for the pet aren't your only qualification.

Despite all of this - in May 2009 I bought a pet from a pet store -- Pet Ranch in the Burnsville Center -- a place I refused to even walk by in the past. There was a beautiful female beagle puppy there and after lots of questioning of store staff I was assured of her lineage and her breeder's history.

She was close to $700.

After doing some research and talking to some people I was convinced I was going to give this puppy a better home than what she had, which upset me beyond words. And more than anything, I was convinvced that she didn't have the shady past that my gut kept telling me about.

Bottom line, almost a year later I still have this dog. She is a joy to me. But her potential past continues to haunt. So I've continued to do research including hunting down where she came from and it is clear to me she does have a sorted past of puppy mills in her history.

Please boycott this pet store and any pet store. They are NOT helping animals or animal welfare and they are in fact helping to mainstream puppy mills by sugar coating where these animals have come from.

USDA licensing also doesn't guarantee or assure anything. Again, see www.prisonersofgreed for more proof on that.

LEONARD STOVER of NORTHWEST KENNELS in Sheldon, Iowa is where my puppy came from. BOYCOTT them too!!!

Please help this cause.
Kara Murphy

PS
This site requires a rating to publish. However there is no such thing as no rating or a negative rating which is what this store deserves.

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These poor animals are locked up in a little crate...with sliced paper no food to eat or toys. There were two boxers pups that looked like they needed a couple extra meals and priced way to high..if I had the money I would have bought both of them to get the hell out of there. Than I heard they might have came from a puppy mill(SAD) no wonder the girl didn't know much info and plus she looked like she was 12.

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These poor animals are locked up in a little crate...with sliced paper no food to eat or toys. There were two boxers pups that looked like they needed a couple extra meals and priced way to high..if I had the money I would have bought both of them to get the hell out of there. Than I heard they might have came from a puppy mill(SAD) no wonder the girl didn't know much info and plus she looked like she was 12.

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Pet Ranch, in the Burnsville center, is the paradigm of everything a pet store SHOULD NOT be. My girlfriend and I went in order to look for hermit crabs, and what we found was the absolute worst conditions possible. Dead crabs all over, improper set up, and really none were going to live. Hermit crabs are harvested from the wild, and stores like this will lead to their extinction.

Outraged at their care and costumer service, I went online in order to look at reviews and what others had thought. I expected this to be a bad shipment, or perhaps an ignorant employee. What I found was that I was not alone, and there were many other people in the area extremely upset about Pet Ranch. Many were calling the humane society and animal control over the conditions that dogs were kept in.

What we saw, was exactly what others had complained about with the dogs. High prices on dogs that were far to old to be sold. These older dogs were not trained, and at this age it would be almost impossible to do so without a lot of added work. They were in dirty cages, and looked very sad.

The killing of a small animals, and the abusive conditions of a large ones are more then enough for me to say this store be avoided at all costs.

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Pet Ranch, in the Burnsville center, is the paradigm of everything a pet store SHOULD NOT be. My girlfriend and I went in order to look for hermit crabs, and what we found was the absolute worst conditions possible. Dead crabs all over, improper set up, and really none were going to live. Hermit crabs are harvested from the wild, and stores like this will lead to their extinction.

Outraged at their care and costumer service, I went online in order to look at reviews and what others had thought. I expected this to be a bad shipment, or perhaps an ignorant employee. What I found was that I was not alone, and there were many other people in the area extremely upset about Pet Ranch. Many were calling the humane society and animal control over the conditions that dogs were kept in.

What we saw, was exactly what others had complained about with the dogs. High prices on dogs that were far to old to be sold. These older dogs were not trained, and at this age it would be almost impossible to do so without a lot of added work. They were in dirty cages, and looked very sad.

The killing of a small animals, and the abusive conditions of a large ones are more then enough for me to say this store be avoided at all costs.

Pros: Decent parking, it's close to other shops

Cons: bad prices, bad service, abusive and appauling conditions

 

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