Pets of Wilshire

★★☆☆☆
  • 2010 Wilshire Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

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  • 310-453-7676

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The store is absolutely filthy, over priced and simply disgusting. They have a gross, dark room in the back that has animal crates stacked on top of each other, filled with sad, pathetic looking cats and dogs in a hot, stuffy room. In front they have a large parrot cage with a macaw, mini macaw and african grey, all together in a dirty cage with no food and the african grey had a bloody cut on his head. The staff is even worse then the condition of the store. They only seem to care about making money, don't care at all about the animals and have no info on any of them. They are rude and uneducated and overall just miserable. This place should be SHUT DOWN!

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★☆☆☆☆

The store is absolutely filthy, over priced and simply disgusting. They have a gross, dark room in the back that has animal crates stacked on top of each other, filled with sad, pathetic looking cats and dogs in a hot, stuffy room. In front they have a large parrot cage with a macaw, mini macaw and african grey, all together in a dirty cage with no food and the african grey had a bloody cut on his head. The staff is even worse then the condition of the store. They only seem to care about making money, don't care at all about the animals and have no info on any of them. They are rude and uneducated and overall just miserable. This place should be SHUT DOWN!

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The store is absolutely filthy, over priced and simply disgusting. They have a gross, dark room in the back that has animal crates stacked on top of each other, filled with sad, pathetic looking cats and dogs in a hot, stuffy room. In front they have a large parrot cage with a macaw, mini macaw and african grey, all together in a dirty cage with no food and the african grey had a bloody cut on his head. The staff is even worse then the condition of the store. They only seem to care about making money, don't care at all about the animals and have no info on any of them. They are rude and uneducated and overall just miserable. This place should be SHUT DOWN!

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★☆☆☆☆

The store is absolutely filthy, over priced and simply disgusting. They have a gross, dark room in the back that has animal crates stacked on top of each other, filled with sad, pathetic looking cats and dogs in a hot, stuffy room. In front they have a large parrot cage with a macaw, mini macaw and african grey, all together in a dirty cage with no food and the african grey had a bloody cut on his head. The staff is even worse then the condition of the store. They only seem to care about making money, don't care at all about the animals and have no info on any of them. They are rude and uneducated and overall just miserable. This place should be SHUT DOWN!

Pros: NOT A SINGLE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS PLACE

Cons: THE SADDEST PETSTORE EVER

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I used to frequent Pets of Wilshire as a child but when I grew up and learned about animal welfare and the atrocities of puppy mills they lost me for good. I returned as an adult when I saw they're new location, hoping they'd updated their philosophy to match their modern new digs, but the live animal situation was even worse at the new store. All those great new products & modern diets, engulfed in the repulsiveness of those animals stunted lives, what a wasted investment.
I'm no rescue nut, I equally respect shelters dogs AND the beautiful purebreds out of responsible quality breeders but to support a puppy mill is just the lowest form of amoral greed, and unfortunately its not the stores that hold all the blame- every dollar any of us spends in one of these 'pet' stores, even if it's for supplies for your rescue dog, still goes to support that store and therefore continue their support of the puppy mills. It may not seem like a big deal to just buy a few things here & there but if you think about what it encourages it's inexcusable.
As far as the other reviews urging people "not to believe everything people are saying"... well, if EVERYONE is saying it, perhaps it warrants a little investigation you know? Try asking them about the origins of those animals yourselves & I think you'll get the picture, their response sent me away for life.
Hey if you think you like the supplies they've got in there why don't you just head a few blocks down to Healthy Spot (Wilshire near 11th) they have even more fabulous products, innovative toys and high quality diets, on-site groomer & day care, regular adoption events & community doggie parties and free parking in the back! And they do it all so well they've even opened a new WeHo location, all without selling inbred teacup puppies! (those cute little doggies in their window are the day-care crowd). Also Centinela on Lincoln near Broadway, big selection, big parking lot, and the Wagging Tail on Montana near 14th.

To Pets of Wilshire: its fitting your initials are POW, from these reviews it seems like that's what your resident animals are. I can only guess that you think you need to sell those animals to make ends meet, to keep your business growing, but in this modern city where there are so many more ethical shops succeeding it will end up taking you down eventually. (Remember what happened to Pet Love of Beverly Hills? Posh Puppy of Tarzana? The Puppy Store in WeHo? The list goes on and on and you must have some concern about when your number will be called. Get with the times and grow a conscience, or your customers will leave you in the dust.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to frequent Pets of Wilshire as a child but when I grew up and learned about animal welfare and the atrocities of puppy mills they lost me for good. I returned as an adult when I saw they're new location, hoping they'd updated their philosophy to match their modern new digs, but the live animal situation was even worse at the new store. All those great new products & modern diets, engulfed in the repulsiveness of those animals stunted lives, what a wasted investment.
I'm no rescue nut, I equally respect shelters dogs AND the beautiful purebreds out of responsible quality breeders but to support a puppy mill is just the lowest form of amoral greed, and unfortunately its not the stores that hold all the blame- every dollar any of us spends in one of these 'pet' stores, even if it's for supplies for your rescue dog, still goes to support that store and therefore continue their support of the puppy mills. It may not seem like a big deal to just buy a few things here & there but if you think about what it encourages it's inexcusable.
As far as the other reviews urging people "not to believe everything people are saying"... well, if EVERYONE is saying it, perhaps it warrants a little investigation you know? Try asking them about the origins of those animals yourselves & I think you'll get the picture, their response sent me away for life.
Hey if you think you like the supplies they've got in there why don't you just head a few blocks down to Healthy Spot (Wilshire near 11th) they have even more fabulous products, innovative toys and high quality diets, on-site groomer & day care, regular adoption events & community doggie parties and free parking in the back! And they do it all so well they've even opened a new WeHo location, all without selling inbred teacup puppies! (those cute little doggies in their window are the day-care crowd). Also Centinela on Lincoln near Broadway, big selection, big parking lot, and the Wagging Tail on Montana near 14th.

To Pets of Wilshire: its fitting your initials are POW, from these reviews it seems like that's what your resident animals are. I can only guess that you think you need to sell those animals to make ends meet, to keep your business growing, but in this modern city where there are so many more ethical shops succeeding it will end up taking you down eventually. (Remember what happened to Pet Love of Beverly Hills? Posh Puppy of Tarzana? The Puppy Store in WeHo? The list goes on and on and you must have some concern about when your number will be called. Get with the times and grow a conscience, or your customers will leave you in the dust.

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We found this to be the best place to buy hamsters. The staff is knowledgeable, patient and seem to love the animals here. Lots of fun toys and decent prices. Small store but quality items. Some cool reptiles, birds and cute puppies too. Ample parking in the back of the store.

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★★★★☆

We found this to be the best place to buy hamsters. The staff is knowledgeable, patient and seem to love the animals here. Lots of fun toys and decent prices. Small store but quality items. Some cool reptiles, birds and cute puppies too. Ample parking in the back of the store.

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Like other pet stores, the puppies in the back look malnourished, share a small space with multiple other dogs and have outrageous price tags that make breeders seem affordable. Despite this, the selection of pet supplies is actually competitive, carrying items including accessories, toys, treats, blankets and apparel. Prices are relative to other big pet stores like Petco and far more affordable than boutiques like Wagging Tail or Pets of Bel Air. Parking in the back and a decent selection of puppies if you are looking for a small breed and want to buy from a pet store.

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Like other pet stores, the puppies in the back look malnourished, share a small space with multiple other dogs and have outrageous price tags that make breeders seem affordable. Despite this, the selection of pet supplies is actually competitive, carrying items including accessories, toys, treats, blankets and apparel. Prices are relative to other big pet stores like Petco and far more affordable than boutiques like Wagging Tail or Pets of Bel Air. Parking in the back and a decent selection of puppies if you are looking for a small breed and want to buy from a pet store.

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RE: Bird Boarding:

The Owner is not proactive but defensive. Your bird will be crammed into a small "break room for employees" with a large window overlooking an alley - meaning noise, police activity, firecrackers, etc. No responsibility is taken and there are no measures to keep the birds quiet and calm at night. The room is cramped, but on arrival the staff makes you feel your bird will be safe (albeit in a room with cats, rabbits, anything) in extremely cramped quarters with a large picture window letting every noise and light in - imaginable. Picure police activity, every possible light and noise entering a window that has no window treatment and is kept exposed over the alley to freak your bird out.

Talked with the owner after a trauma to my bird and she couldn't look me in the eye. Buy seed here, but don't risk the life of your bird here while you are out of town. It is not worth it - the owner is not trying to improve the situation, she blames you, the bird mom, for not requesting that the bird be covered up. Once you read what happened to my bird you will see that you don't want to board your bird here.... Read on:

My bird and two other birds had what they refer to as "night terrors," near July 4th, because of, most likely the big single paned window over-looking a busy alley shared with KooKooRoo, I was never called in Arizona, and my precious bird was not treated. Thank God I was only gone for two nights and when I returned to be told by an employee that three birds had suffered "night terrors," I saw the bood and was able to get my bird to the VCA on Wilshire for medical treatment. I was not called in Arizona, (of course she had my phone number). I would do everything to keep my bird happy & healthy. I signed over my consent for them to take my bird to her Veterinarian which is less than a mile up the street. When I picked up my bird there was blood. Blood on her and blood on the staff person who was cutting her last two remaining flying feathers. I immediately took her to VCA on Wilshire, a hospital I recommend and trust completely and my bird spent 4 hours in VCA in an incubator getting attention from the Avian Veterinarian. She had lost all of her flying feathers, and spent a week on anti-biotics and pain killers.

The owner of Pets On Wilshire is in denial and she has no intention of making crucial improvements (i.e., a bigger space with less exposure to the window) thus putting in place a plan for keeping your bird safe. She seems to just want to get your money as she boards every conceivable pet next to your bird (cats, rabbits, it's a free for all). Be aware - be very aware.

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RE: Bird Boarding:

The Owner is not proactive but defensive. Your bird will be crammed into a small "break room for employees" with a large window overlooking an alley - meaning noise, police activity, firecrackers, etc. No responsibility is taken and there are no measures to keep the birds quiet and calm at night. The room is cramped, but on arrival the staff makes you feel your bird will be safe (albeit in a room with cats, rabbits, anything) in extremely cramped quarters with a large picture window letting every noise and light in - imaginable. Picure police activity, every possible light and noise entering a window that has no window treatment and is kept exposed over the alley to freak your bird out.

Talked with the owner after a trauma to my bird and she couldn't look me in the eye. Buy seed here, but don't risk the life of your bird here while you are out of town. It is not worth it - the owner is not trying to improve the situation, she blames you, the bird mom, for not requesting that the bird be covered up. Once you read what happened to my bird you will see that you don't want to board your bird here.... Read on:

My bird and two other birds had what they refer to as "night terrors," near July 4th, because of, most likely the big single paned window over-looking a busy alley shared with KooKooRoo, I was never called in Arizona, and my precious bird was not treated. Thank God I was only gone for two nights and when I returned to be told by an employee that three birds had suffered "night terrors," I saw the bood and was able to get my bird to the VCA on Wilshire for medical treatment. I was not called in Arizona, (of course she had my phone number). I would do everything to keep my bird happy & healthy. I signed over my consent for them to take my bird to her Veterinarian which is less than a mile up the street. When I picked up my bird there was blood. Blood on her and blood on the staff person who was cutting her last two remaining flying feathers. I immediately took her to VCA on Wilshire, a hospital I recommend and trust completely and my bird spent 4 hours in VCA in an incubator getting attention from the Avian Veterinarian. She had lost all of her flying feathers, and spent a week on anti-biotics and pain killers.

The owner of Pets On Wilshire is in denial and she has no intention of making crucial improvements (i.e., a bigger space with less exposure to the window) thus putting in place a plan for keeping your bird safe. She seems to just want to get your money as she boards every conceivable pet next to your bird (cats, rabbits, it's a free for all). Be aware - be very aware.

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I used to come here just to look at the puppies, which are mainly only small types. I kept hoping to see a lab or boxer, but no. I bought a beta fish from here and it died after just 3 months. I know the life span of a fish isn't long, but i thought it'd be more than that!

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I used to come here just to look at the puppies, which are mainly only small types. I kept hoping to see a lab or boxer, but no. I bought a beta fish from here and it died after just 3 months. I know the life span of a fish isn't long, but i thought it'd be more than that!

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