Gittler's Aquarium & Aviary

★★★☆☆
40.2988 -78.9099
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814-536-2525

175 Ohio St

Johnstown, PA

15902

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Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 7pm;Sat. 9am - 5pm;Sun. 10am - 3pm

Pets & Animals

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Some people seem to like the store but I can side with those that have said Gitlers has a lot to be desired!! I prefer supporting local business but the owners are grumpy, never smile, and yes the prices are way out of line on most everything! I went in there to get a Magnum 350 filter once and it looked like it was on the shelf for 10 years and priced as if it was 10 years ago it is a old system and has come down in price significantly, the place is unorganized and cluttered they could do a lot better if they would clean the place up since they have no competition other than a Big Box Store that has it's own issues! I find myself making monthly runs to the Pittsburgh area to get certain saltwater supply's because they don't or refuse to carry what I need to keep my tanks going! it's sad to see the only LFS in Johnstown being such a depressing experience, They never Smile! or get to know there customers! A Hello and a smile go a long way! I really hope they make a turn around before someone else opens up another LFS here I hate seeing someone go out of Business I own a Security/Alarm company and my customers are gold with out them I would not exist as a Company

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★★☆☆☆

Some people seem to like the store but I can side with those that have said Gitlers has a lot to be desired!! I prefer supporting local business but the owners are grumpy, never smile, and yes the prices are way out of line on most everything! I went in there to get a Magnum 350 filter once and it looked like it was on the shelf for 10 years and priced as if it was 10 years ago it is a old system and has come down in price significantly, the place is unorganized and cluttered they could do a lot better if they would clean the place up since they have no competition other than a Big Box Store that has it's own issues! I find myself making monthly runs to the Pittsburgh area to get certain saltwater supply's because they don't or refuse to carry what I need to keep my tanks going! it's sad to see the only LFS in Johnstown being such a depressing experience, They never Smile! or get to know there customers! A Hello and a smile go a long way! I really hope they make a turn around before someone else opens up another LFS here I hate seeing someone go out of Business I own a Security/Alarm company and my customers are gold with out them I would not exist as a Company

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I was in there the other day, and the place was filthy. The (I assume) owner was very unfriendly. I don't recommend this place to anyone.

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I was in there the other day, and the place was filthy. The (I assume) owner was very unfriendly. I don't recommend this place to anyone.

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I haven't personally been there as of yet. I've wanted to go for years. I live about an hour away and find it hard to find the time to check it out. I used to be a vet tech and have run a reptile and small animal rescue for years. I like to go check out different pet stores. I have come across a few that would make you sick. I have also helped in shutting them down so they can't harm another animal or reptile. After reading the reviews it has peaked my interest to see which way this store goes. I gave a satisfactory review only because I haven't seen the place for myself and I went by what was published. Review subject to change.

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★★★☆☆

I haven't personally been there as of yet. I've wanted to go for years. I live about an hour away and find it hard to find the time to check it out. I used to be a vet tech and have run a reptile and small animal rescue for years. I like to go check out different pet stores. I have come across a few that would make you sick. I have also helped in shutting them down so they can't harm another animal or reptile. After reading the reviews it has peaked my interest to see which way this store goes. I gave a satisfactory review only because I haven't seen the place for myself and I went by what was published. Review subject to change.

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Gittlers is honestly the only place I get any of my pet needed items. I have bought from fish tank accessories- to my dog food. I have yet to have a problem with going in and getting help with anything. The staff is so knowledgable and that makes it all the easier to find what I need. I would rather go there and spend a few extra dollars and get some very healthy and happy pets then save my money and have my animals die.
Way to go GIttlers

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★★★★★

Gittlers is honestly the only place I get any of my pet needed items. I have bought from fish tank accessories- to my dog food. I have yet to have a problem with going in and getting help with anything. The staff is so knowledgable and that makes it all the easier to find what I need. I would rather go there and spend a few extra dollars and get some very healthy and happy pets then save my money and have my animals die.
Way to go GIttlers

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Looking for a pet rat as I had one for 4 yrs and it was great pet. Gittlers only sells for feeding to snakes,said they don't carry pet rats!! I saw the back area where they keep them and it was disgraceful.The sales guy took a baby one from the mother to feed to a reptile. My children were very upset and don't want to come here again. They breed them over and over ,keep them in overcrowded cages, then feed to snakes what a great "PET"Store. I don't treat animals this way and don't think a Reputable Pet Store should either. BE Nice To The Rat, or don't sell them if you can't!!!

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Looking for a pet rat as I had one for 4 yrs and it was great pet. Gittlers only sells for feeding to snakes,said they don't carry pet rats!! I saw the back area where they keep them and it was disgraceful.The sales guy took a baby one from the mother to feed to a reptile. My children were very upset and don't want to come here again. They breed them over and over ,keep them in overcrowded cages, then feed to snakes what a great "PET"Store. I don't treat animals this way and don't think a Reputable Pet Store should either. BE Nice To The Rat, or don't sell them if you can't!!!

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Who ever wrote that the big chain was better must be on drugs. The store is great and the dogs are very friendly. They give me kisses all the time. The cages are not small the animals are well taken care of.

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Who ever wrote that the big chain was better must be on drugs. The store is great and the dogs are very friendly. They give me kisses all the time. The cages are not small the animals are well taken care of.

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I absolutely love Gittler's!!! The owners dogs are some of the friendliest dogs that i have ever encountered in a "family owned" pet store..Their selection of animals is out of this world, some of the fish are a little higher priced than a regular "big chain" pet store, but that is because the fish are broken down into species and breed, and not just all in one tank...The cichlid selection is the best in the surrounding area, and all the people are very knowledgeable of the animals that they carry.. after reading the reviews below, i don't think the negative review was even in Gittler's, they must have been in another country!!

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I absolutely love Gittler's!!! The owners dogs are some of the friendliest dogs that i have ever encountered in a "family owned" pet store..Their selection of animals is out of this world, some of the fish are a little higher priced than a regular "big chain" pet store, but that is because the fish are broken down into species and breed, and not just all in one tank...The cichlid selection is the best in the surrounding area, and all the people are very knowledgeable of the animals that they carry.. after reading the reviews below, i don't think the negative review was even in Gittler's, they must have been in another country!!

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I have personally petted their very friendly dogs. They do not roam the building and I am abl eto bring my pet in if i want. i love the family friendly atmosphere they provide. It is the best store left for pets honestly.

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★★★★★

I have personally petted their very friendly dogs. They do not roam the building and I am abl eto bring my pet in if i want. i love the family friendly atmosphere they provide. It is the best store left for pets honestly.

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Is the best in town. All the pets i have got there were friendly and healthy. I bought a hamster from the local petco once and it was mean and unhealthy. I recommend going here for the best pets.

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★★★★★

Is the best in town. All the pets i have got there were friendly and healthy. I bought a hamster from the local petco once and it was mean and unhealthy. I recommend going here for the best pets.

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I recently visited Gittlers and my husband & I love this store. It has the "best" selection of fish around as well as a large supply of pet items. The owner is more than willing to share his knowledge with you and provide helpful tips. There were no dogs running free through the store either time we visited. We will definately continue to visit the store for our pet needs! Thanks for having the best supply of fish around, especially the trigger fish!

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★★★★★

I recently visited Gittlers and my husband & I love this store. It has the "best" selection of fish around as well as a large supply of pet items. The owner is more than willing to share his knowledge with you and provide helpful tips. There were no dogs running free through the store either time we visited. We will definately continue to visit the store for our pet needs! Thanks for having the best supply of fish around, especially the trigger fish!

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I have visited Gittlers Aquarium & Aviary about three times, hoping that that my first impression was wrong. However, my first impression of this store was correct. It is a horrible pet store. They breed many of their animals in the store and then house them in insufficient, cramped, dirty cages. They have large Macaws in 2 ft tall cages without any stimulation. I was hoping to see larger cages when looking in the back, but the cages were even worse. The animals are packed into small, overcrowded cages. Everything is very over priced and dirty. The owner's personal dogs are there and they are anything but friendly. When you enter the store they come after you and your dog. I left the store and immediately went to the local big chain pet store. Don't even bother going! I later spoke to a friend of the owner who stated "He [the owner] does not care what customers think."

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★☆☆☆☆

I have visited Gittlers Aquarium & Aviary about three times, hoping that that my first impression was wrong. However, my first impression of this store was correct. It is a horrible pet store. They breed many of their animals in the store and then house them in insufficient, cramped, dirty cages. They have large Macaws in 2 ft tall cages without any stimulation. I was hoping to see larger cages when looking in the back, but the cages were even worse. The animals are packed into small, overcrowded cages. Everything is very over priced and dirty. The owner's personal dogs are there and they are anything but friendly. When you enter the store they come after you and your dog. I left the store and immediately went to the local big chain pet store. Don't even bother going! I later spoke to a friend of the owner who stated "He [the owner] does not care what customers think."

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