Sand Bar Pet Shop

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  • 25571 marguerite parkway

    Mission Viejo, CA 92692

    Cross street: Midway between Oso & La Paz. Corner of Estanciero

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  • 949-768-0422

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If you want all your fish to die after buying fish from here, buy some fish from this store. If you want deal with a diseased tank several months after all your fish have died after buying fish from this store, buy some fish from here. The people in charge of handling the fish department at this store should be ashamed of themselves for the irresonsible handling of consumer fish. Thanks alot for destroying our long established fish tank. We will be sure to let everyone know.

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If you want all your fish to die after buying fish from here, buy some fish from this store. If you want deal with a diseased tank several months after all your fish have died after buying fish from this store, buy some fish from here. The people in charge of handling the fish department at this store should be ashamed of themselves for the irresonsible handling of consumer fish. Thanks alot for destroying our long established fish tank. We will be sure to let everyone know.

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As the one reviewer noted already the salinity that is post and what you are getting is not the same. We are not talking a few hundreds either. If that was it then I could give them a three but we also have not had one fish saltwater fish live more then a week from them (have tried 4 times with 6 fish over two years) we keep trying every six months as we want to like this place as it is super close to our house but...can't get past all fish dying and also one coral. We have no problems with the two other LFS and also when we buy online so we know its not our setup. Its not like we are running a Nano tank we have a 220 gallon 5 year old tank so its not a NOOB issue with their livestock.

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As the one reviewer noted already the salinity that is post and what you are getting is not the same. We are not talking a few hundreds either. If that was it then I could give them a three but we also have not had one fish saltwater fish live more then a week from them (have tried 4 times with 6 fish over two years) we keep trying every six months as we want to like this place as it is super close to our house but...can't get past all fish dying and also one coral. We have no problems with the two other LFS and also when we buy online so we know its not our setup. Its not like we are running a Nano tank we have a 220 gallon 5 year old tank so its not a NOOB issue with their livestock.

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I have a very well established Angel/Discus tank. I have had 4 Discus and 6 Angels in it for over two years now; I saw some interesting Angels in there and I purchased two large ones. I told the owner the pH of my water was 6.5 steady, and he said that so was theirs in the store. Two days after bringing them home they died, and he refused to give me my money back, even after I brought them a sample of my water (which checked out to be perfect as it is a few year old established aquarium). They do not quarantine their fish at all, and you risk serious injury to your tank if you buy from them - NEVER GO HERE. If you want to buy fish who are GUARANTEED healthy, go to OC Tropical. The owner is very helpful and his fish have all thrived in my tank.

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I have a very well established Angel/Discus tank. I have had 4 Discus and 6 Angels in it for over two years now; I saw some interesting Angels in there and I purchased two large ones. I told the owner the pH of my water was 6.5 steady, and he said that so was theirs in the store. Two days after bringing them home they died, and he refused to give me my money back, even after I brought them a sample of my water (which checked out to be perfect as it is a few year old established aquarium). They do not quarantine their fish at all, and you risk serious injury to your tank if you buy from them - NEVER GO HERE. If you want to buy fish who are GUARANTEED healthy, go to OC Tropical. The owner is very helpful and his fish have all thrived in my tank.

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Go to this shop for all your pets needs. They can answer or give you a reference for care of any animal. They even called another shop for me to find something.

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Go to this shop for all your pets needs. They can answer or give you a reference for care of any animal. They even called another shop for me to find something.

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They are an amazing pet shop that has every animal under the sun. They have helped me with a gecko and now a salt water fish tank. Without them I would have never been able to build and support all the extensive work it takes to run a salt water fish tank. They are willing to answer any question and be there for you all along the way! their my favorite choice for fish as well!

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They are an amazing pet shop that has every animal under the sun. They have helped me with a gecko and now a salt water fish tank. Without them I would have never been able to build and support all the extensive work it takes to run a salt water fish tank. They are willing to answer any question and be there for you all along the way! their my favorite choice for fish as well!

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Sandbar is personally my favorite pet store in OC I have bought all of my saltwater fish and rocks from them. They are very helpful in helping you chose your pets for the size of your aquarium and help with the compatibility of your fish.

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Sandbar is personally my favorite pet store in OC I have bought all of my saltwater fish and rocks from them. They are very helpful in helping you chose your pets for the size of your aquarium and help with the compatibility of your fish.

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I love this place, they let the puppies move around and have fun unlike most pet stores. Although I would never buy a puppy there (RESCUES ONLY!) it all seems to be very well kept and clean. I have gone in many times just to play with the puppies and look at snakes (I was planning on my buying a cornsnake but was unable to) and it all is very well kept. I applied to work there but no minors allowed to work :'(
IDK why some people say its dirty or unhelpful.I love it there. Maybe they got the wrong store?

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I love this place, they let the puppies move around and have fun unlike most pet stores. Although I would never buy a puppy there (RESCUES ONLY!) it all seems to be very well kept and clean. I have gone in many times just to play with the puppies and look at snakes (I was planning on my buying a cornsnake but was unable to) and it all is very well kept. I applied to work there but no minors allowed to work :'(
IDK why some people say its dirty or unhelpful.I love it there. Maybe they got the wrong store?

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Seven years my first dog with my husband died of cancer. I would visit the pet shop now and then to look at the puppies but couldn't bring myself to get another one. Over the next 2 years the owner would talk to me about the puppies and learned what kind of dog I had that had died and how heartbroken I was to even try again. She asked what breed of dog, the personality I liked in a dog and learned what kind of owner I was then she walk away and let me spend time with the puppies alone. She called one day and said she had a puppy for me to see. I told her no and for the next three times and that I wasn't ready. It had been 3 years by now since my dog died. One Saturday I had to run errands and brought my husband with me. We stopped to visit with the owner since we had become friends and the puppy was still there. The puppy looked me in the eye and she was everything and more than we had wanted in a dog and ended up taking her home. The first year was rough going through my new puppies sensitivity problems. It was like having a special needs child. I would call the owner almost on a weekly basis and tell her what was going on and we would talk about the course of action. My pup took her meds easily and would let the vet examine her without letting out a wimper or try to run away. She would look me in the eye and and learn commands as if she'd done this before. She is four years old now and all the special needs issues have been worked out with the help and dedication of the pet shop owner and the vet. The owner listened to what I wanted and found it. Since then I've seen puppies in the store and each puppy has the same quality that mine has. The owner has an uncannny talent for choosing puppies and other animals they have there. They have supported me in my purchase over the years and continue to do so.

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Seven years my first dog with my husband died of cancer. I would visit the pet shop now and then to look at the puppies but couldn't bring myself to get another one. Over the next 2 years the owner would talk to me about the puppies and learned what kind of dog I had that had died and how heartbroken I was to even try again. She asked what breed of dog, the personality I liked in a dog and learned what kind of owner I was then she walk away and let me spend time with the puppies alone. She called one day and said she had a puppy for me to see. I told her no and for the next three times and that I wasn't ready. It had been 3 years by now since my dog died. One Saturday I had to run errands and brought my husband with me. We stopped to visit with the owner since we had become friends and the puppy was still there. The puppy looked me in the eye and she was everything and more than we had wanted in a dog and ended up taking her home. The first year was rough going through my new puppies sensitivity problems. It was like having a special needs child. I would call the owner almost on a weekly basis and tell her what was going on and we would talk about the course of action. My pup took her meds easily and would let the vet examine her without letting out a wimper or try to run away. She would look me in the eye and and learn commands as if she'd done this before. She is four years old now and all the special needs issues have been worked out with the help and dedication of the pet shop owner and the vet. The owner listened to what I wanted and found it. Since then I've seen puppies in the store and each puppy has the same quality that mine has. The owner has an uncannny talent for choosing puppies and other animals they have there. They have supported me in my purchase over the years and continue to do so.

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In addition to the huge selection of pet supplies, Sand bar . I've compared their prices to other pet stores in our area and they're consistently lower. As you know, pet supplies are becoming more and more I am also impressed with the friendly and caring staff at Sand bar. All the employees I've spoken to have pets of their own, most of them . Their concern for the welfare of animals is obvious and they tend to bend eager to help you find the perfect item for your pet.

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In addition to the huge selection of pet supplies, Sand bar . I've compared their prices to other pet stores in our area and they're consistently lower. As you know, pet supplies are becoming more and more I am also impressed with the friendly and caring staff at Sand bar. All the employees I've spoken to have pets of their own, most of them . Their concern for the welfare of animals is obvious and they tend to bend eager to help you find the perfect item for your pet.

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Love this pet store mark and julie are great they really care about animals and take time to teach people how to care for them. This the best pet store in the o.c

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Love this pet store mark and julie are great they really care about animals and take time to teach people how to care for them. This the best pet store in the o.c

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They remember my dog's name every time I go in, they must see hundreds a day, that is amazing. I shop here as much as possible because they are knowledgeable and actually care about my dog, and to support local business. Please shop here and support them, life would be better if more businesses operated like this.

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They remember my dog's name every time I go in, they must see hundreds a day, that is amazing. I shop here as much as possible because they are knowledgeable and actually care about my dog, and to support local business. Please shop here and support them, life would be better if more businesses operated like this.

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This is a great specialty pet store. Not only do they have reasonable prices even v. the national pet stores. Most importantly - they are extremely helpful with ideas on pup eating issues, itching and have even recommended groomers and other services that have worked out well.

The owner and all of the employees are very engaged with their customers and know their products. And the pups always get treats when they come in !

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This is a great specialty pet store. Not only do they have reasonable prices even v. the national pet stores. Most importantly - they are extremely helpful with ideas on pup eating issues, itching and have even recommended groomers and other services that have worked out well.

The owner and all of the employees are very engaged with their customers and know their products. And the pups always get treats when they come in !

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This is by far my favorite 'dog' store and I give it a solid five stars. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, the products are all health oriented and high quality, and they have a GREAT selection of treats and toys! We love our new puppy and we felt so at ease after the staff helped us learn how to give our dog the best home thank you sand bar !!!!!!!

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This is by far my favorite 'dog' store and I give it a solid five stars. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, the products are all health oriented and high quality, and they have a GREAT selection of treats and toys! We love our new puppy and we felt so at ease after the staff helped us learn how to give our dog the best home thank you sand bar !!!!!!!

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This place has incredible deals with service to match it. I found a 37gallon fishtank there that was priced at a hundred dollars more at Petsmart. The fish selection is uncomparable, for best selection go they have tons of healthy beautiful fish. Customer service is outstanding because not only will they help you and be knowledgeable when you are looking to buy, but if you have problems with an existing pet or whatnot, they will help you with it.

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This place has incredible deals with service to match it. I found a 37gallon fishtank there that was priced at a hundred dollars more at Petsmart. The fish selection is uncomparable, for best selection go they have tons of healthy beautiful fish. Customer service is outstanding because not only will they help you and be knowledgeable when you are looking to buy, but if you have problems with an existing pet or whatnot, they will help you with it.

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I went to sand bar to purchase pre mixed salt water. I never had any serious problems with the salinity being off, but there had been a few times i was lied too. So i asked a store worker to barrow there salinity meeter (Hydrometer), and he refused me the meter and assured me that it was (1.025) when i got home i realized that the water was (1.014) way bellow what i was told! unfortunatly i had allready did the water change in my tank without checking to make sure the salinity was what they claimed. I so i went to my best friends house who also purchased the same water at the same time. I tested it and it made me so mad because i was refused a hydrometer! I should of known there was something fishy when this happend. Sand bar denies having there water this low, but its very obvious that they are just trying to pinch pennys by selling water at a unreasonable salinity. Any other aquarium store ive ever been to sells there salt water at 1.025-1.024 that way they can add fresh r/o to make it less salty if desired. Sand bar claims that they need to sell there water at a lower salinity because most of there customers dont need salt water at 1.025 this is bull$hit because they just want you to have to buy a bag of salt to make it stronger when your allready paying extra for salted water in the firstplace! Shouldent the water be salty enough for a desired application such as a reef aquarium. Now i have my own r/o and make my own salt water myself, my tank has never been better!

I have been very happy with the corals i have purchased from them! they are also not over priced. I still do shop at sand bar and buy corals from time to time out of there display tank. I do respect that they are willing to sell just about any coral out of there display tank, witch most LFS (local fish store) will not do. Most of the people there are friendly but i would not take the advise of anyone at sandbar when it comes to reef keeping, you should do alot of research and come to your own conclushions. You cant please everyone in the business, so im not going to give a buyest review. Just an honest one. I am giving Sand Bar pet shop 3 stars since i still see nice corals in there main display, and i have been very pleased with just about every coral i have purchased there. Also one time by accident me and my friend where so stoned that we left bolth of our jugs running and forgot about them! We flooded the whole aquarium section by accident (This really was an accident) i guess they had it comming to them!

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I went to sand bar to purchase pre mixed salt water. I never had any serious problems with the salinity being off, but there had been a few times i was lied too. So i asked a store worker to barrow there salinity meeter (Hydrometer), and he refused me the meter and assured me that it was (1.025) when i got home i realized that the water was (1.014) way bellow what i was told! unfortunatly i had allready did the water change in my tank without checking to make sure the salinity was what they claimed. I so i went to my best friends house who also purchased the same water at the same time. I tested it and it made me so mad because i was refused a hydrometer! I should of known there was something fishy when this happend. Sand bar denies having there water this low, but its very obvious that they are just trying to pinch pennys by selling water at a unreasonable salinity. Any other aquarium store ive ever been to sells there salt water at 1.025-1.024 that way they can add fresh r/o to make it less salty if desired. Sand bar claims that they need to sell there water at a lower salinity because most of there customers dont need salt water at 1.025 this is bull$hit because they just want you to have to buy a bag of salt to make it stronger when your allready paying extra for salted water in the firstplace! Shouldent the water be salty enough for a desired application such as a reef aquarium. Now i have my own r/o and make my own salt water myself, my tank has never been better!

I have been very happy with the corals i have purchased from them! they are also not over priced. I still do shop at sand bar and buy corals from time to time out of there display tank. I do respect that they are willing to sell just about any coral out of there display tank, witch most LFS (local fish store) will not do. Most of the people there are friendly but i would not take the advise of anyone at sandbar when it comes to reef keeping, you should do alot of research and come to your own conclushions. You cant please everyone in the business, so im not going to give a buyest review. Just an honest one. I am giving Sand Bar pet shop 3 stars since i still see nice corals in there main display, and i have been very pleased with just about every coral i have purchased there. Also one time by accident me and my friend where so stoned that we left bolth of our jugs running and forgot about them! We flooded the whole aquarium section by accident (This really was an accident) i guess they had it comming to them!

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They cram their birds in small cages.
I saw about four big fish tanks there, the rest of the tanks were so small, I would not put my Betta there!
Some of small tanks were crammed with fish, plecos and incorporated with oh so small African dwarf frogs!
Place is crammed, hot, and smelled awful.
Terrible service.
Poor quality pet food.

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They cram their birds in small cages.
I saw about four big fish tanks there, the rest of the tanks were so small, I would not put my Betta there!
Some of small tanks were crammed with fish, plecos and incorporated with oh so small African dwarf frogs!
Place is crammed, hot, and smelled awful.
Terrible service.
Poor quality pet food.

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I have been going to the sandbar pet store since i was young. I have never had any problems with anything purchased there. The owner has been there every time i am in and answer whatever question that i may have to the best of his knowledge. For the reviews that say that they sold them defective fish, turtle, or puppy ..that is just not believable. I have bought too much there and have all the confidence in their ability to sell just as good if not better of animals than all the other pet stores. I was given the price for a bird cage that was not necessary for the size of bird that i had. The owner at Sandbar told me that was too big... We ended up looking at another option. But if i had listened to the other pet store i would have bought a $300 cage intended for a Parrot and my bird could have gotten hurt. These people care about giving the appropiate knowledge and do not under any cercumstance try to over sell. they only show you ideas and they do tell what is necessary for caring for your animal.

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I have been going to the sandbar pet store since i was young. I have never had any problems with anything purchased there. The owner has been there every time i am in and answer whatever question that i may have to the best of his knowledge. For the reviews that say that they sold them defective fish, turtle, or puppy ..that is just not believable. I have bought too much there and have all the confidence in their ability to sell just as good if not better of animals than all the other pet stores. I was given the price for a bird cage that was not necessary for the size of bird that i had. The owner at Sandbar told me that was too big... We ended up looking at another option. But if i had listened to the other pet store i would have bought a $300 cage intended for a Parrot and my bird could have gotten hurt. These people care about giving the appropiate knowledge and do not under any cercumstance try to over sell. they only show you ideas and they do tell what is necessary for caring for your animal.

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I go to Sand Bar Pet Shop all the time, while they don't have the biggest store around, they are always willing to put an order out for whatever you're looking for. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. You'll fall in love with all the little animals in the store, especially the puppies!

The aquatic plants I purchased were healthy and vibrant, and did not infest my tanks with snails, which is always a plus.

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I go to Sand Bar Pet Shop all the time, while they don't have the biggest store around, they are always willing to put an order out for whatever you're looking for. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. You'll fall in love with all the little animals in the store, especially the puppies!

The aquatic plants I purchased were healthy and vibrant, and did not infest my tanks with snails, which is always a plus.

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I worked at PetTown in El Toro for years. There is something special about locally owned shops. I have purchased many things from the shop, and always try to buy from local businesses. I call for feeder mice and they are always happy to check for me.

It is small, and maybe that is how overhead stays low.

Some of the reviews seem bogus to me, as I have always had a good experience there!!

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I worked at PetTown in El Toro for years. There is something special about locally owned shops. I have purchased many things from the shop, and always try to buy from local businesses. I call for feeder mice and they are always happy to check for me.

It is small, and maybe that is how overhead stays low.

Some of the reviews seem bogus to me, as I have always had a good experience there!!

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A friend of mine bought a rat here recently. He wasnt able to keep her so I have taken her in and I absolutly love her! She is the sweetest thing ever and I owe it all to Sandbar. She is such a good rat im going back to get her a playmate. :]

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A friend of mine bought a rat here recently. He wasnt able to keep her so I have taken her in and I absolutly love her! She is the sweetest thing ever and I owe it all to Sandbar. She is such a good rat im going back to get her a playmate. :]

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We purchased a saltwater tank over 20-years ago from Sandbar. They were very helpful then and were very helpful now when we purchased a new puppy. Our mini-dachshund is now 4-months old and very healthy. Before we could purchase the puppy, Sandbar made us bring our older dog to the shop to make sure there would be no conflict. They also sent us with a week's worth of parasite medicine to make sure the puppy stayed healthy. Our first visit at a local vet was free and the puppy checked out as 'very healthy'. The owners run the place and are very knowledgeable with reptiles and birds to tropical fish and puppies.

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We purchased a saltwater tank over 20-years ago from Sandbar. They were very helpful then and were very helpful now when we purchased a new puppy. Our mini-dachshund is now 4-months old and very healthy. Before we could purchase the puppy, Sandbar made us bring our older dog to the shop to make sure there would be no conflict. They also sent us with a week's worth of parasite medicine to make sure the puppy stayed healthy. Our first visit at a local vet was free and the puppy checked out as 'very healthy'. The owners run the place and are very knowledgeable with reptiles and birds to tropical fish and puppies.

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I just wanted to throw in a review some of the reviewers.

All My Fish Died Person:
First off I am sorry to hear all your fish died. But you must know that Local Fish stores buy fish from distributors and parasites are common. I always make sure to inspect all fish I am about to buy at the fish store, then when I get home I inspect the fish again to make sure a parasite is not going to wipe out my tank. Now if your dad has been doing Salt water tanks for 30 years or whatever he would know this. I have had salt water tanks for over 10 years and this doesn't happen to me because I don't buy sick fish. Don't get into the aquarium hobby if you don't understand the risks of buying fish from a local pet store.

My turtle died person:

Ok lets just set this straight. They didn't miss inform you you just never took the time to READ about your pets diet. Do you feed a Cat hay? or do you feed a Dog oats? No. If you had took the time to read about your tortoise then you would know what they eat and that poor box tortoise would not have had to suffer under your care.

It really irks me that people are blaming their ignorance on a local pet store. Most local "Family Owned" pet stores are out of business. You have Petco who charges 35$ for the same exact Brand of Aquarium sand that is at this petstore for 16$.I have been to many of the Local Pet Stores in the area, the Husband and Wife who own Sand bar pets run a great shop, they have always been able to answer hard uncommon questions about the fish they sell, and were even willing to special order me fish considering they were in good health at the distributor!! This really says something. PETCO/PETSMART never check they quality of fish they order. In short this is a great local pet store.

Just because 10% of the population are idiots and don't know that when you buy pets you have to know something about them shouldn't make you write a completely biased review.

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I just wanted to throw in a review some of the reviewers.

All My Fish Died Person:
First off I am sorry to hear all your fish died. But you must know that Local Fish stores buy fish from distributors and parasites are common. I always make sure to inspect all fish I am about to buy at the fish store, then when I get home I inspect the fish again to make sure a parasite is not going to wipe out my tank. Now if your dad has been doing Salt water tanks for 30 years or whatever he would know this. I have had salt water tanks for over 10 years and this doesn't happen to me because I don't buy sick fish. Don't get into the aquarium hobby if you don't understand the risks of buying fish from a local pet store.

My turtle died person:

Ok lets just set this straight. They didn't miss inform you you just never took the time to READ about your pets diet. Do you feed a Cat hay? or do you feed a Dog oats? No. If you had took the time to read about your tortoise then you would know what they eat and that poor box tortoise would not have had to suffer under your care.

It really irks me that people are blaming their ignorance on a local pet store. Most local "Family Owned" pet stores are out of business. You have Petco who charges 35$ for the same exact Brand of Aquarium sand that is at this petstore for 16$.I have been to many of the Local Pet Stores in the area, the Husband and Wife who own Sand bar pets run a great shop, they have always been able to answer hard uncommon questions about the fish they sell, and were even willing to special order me fish considering they were in good health at the distributor!! This really says something. PETCO/PETSMART never check they quality of fish they order. In short this is a great local pet store.

Just because 10% of the population are idiots and don't know that when you buy pets you have to know something about them shouldn't make you write a completely biased review.

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Never buy a tropical fish from this store! They do not treat nor quarntine there fish, allowing the introduction of deadly parasites and other diseases into your tank. You are playing Russian Roulette with the lives of all the fish in your tank. Please for your sake, buy your tropical fish from somewhere that cares about their fish and their reputation.

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Never buy a tropical fish from this store! They do not treat nor quarntine there fish, allowing the introduction of deadly parasites and other diseases into your tank. You are playing Russian Roulette with the lives of all the fish in your tank. Please for your sake, buy your tropical fish from somewhere that cares about their fish and their reputation.

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Recently my sister and dad bought a few tropical fish and brought them back to our tank. Within a week all of the fish in our 200 galloon tank were dead from a parasite. We even had a vet pathologist over to help our tank before they all died. It was too late, every fish died; our butterflies, angels, tangs, triggers, even all the clown fish. Fish that we have had for over 8 years are no longer. This has never happened once in the 30+ years my dad has had the tank and was very tramatic for my parents. You could blame my dad for not buying the fish from a reputable store. But, I personally blame Sand Bar. They do not treat the fish that arrive at their store, they do not wait to see how healthy they are, they immediately turn around and sell them. This makes for very unhappy customers like my family. I feel it is my duty to my community to highly discourage you from ever shopping there. My family and friends will definitley not, especially because of how rudely they treat customers, but more importantly, because of how poorly they treat animals.

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Recently my sister and dad bought a few tropical fish and brought them back to our tank. Within a week all of the fish in our 200 galloon tank were dead from a parasite. We even had a vet pathologist over to help our tank before they all died. It was too late, every fish died; our butterflies, angels, tangs, triggers, even all the clown fish. Fish that we have had for over 8 years are no longer. This has never happened once in the 30+ years my dad has had the tank and was very tramatic for my parents. You could blame my dad for not buying the fish from a reputable store. But, I personally blame Sand Bar. They do not treat the fish that arrive at their store, they do not wait to see how healthy they are, they immediately turn around and sell them. This makes for very unhappy customers like my family. I feel it is my duty to my community to highly discourage you from ever shopping there. My family and friends will definitley not, especially because of how rudely they treat customers, but more importantly, because of how poorly they treat animals.

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Years ago, I went to the Sand Bar Pet Shop to purchase a box turtle. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, or so I thought. It was my fault for not researching about the breed prior to my purchase, and relying too heavily on the pet store's staff; Yet, you would think that they would be knowledgable...wrong! I was misinformed, and eventually, my turtle became very ill. Because I was misinformed about something so serious as to jeaporadize and endanger my pet(she is healthy now), I would never recommend any purchases made from this store.

They also sell puppies and kittens, most of which are now the fashionable "designer" dogs. I try to steer clear of pet stores that sell animals, especially puppies and kittens, as much as possible.

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Years ago, I went to the Sand Bar Pet Shop to purchase a box turtle. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, or so I thought. It was my fault for not researching about the breed prior to my purchase, and relying too heavily on the pet store's staff; Yet, you would think that they would be knowledgable...wrong! I was misinformed, and eventually, my turtle became very ill. Because I was misinformed about something so serious as to jeaporadize and endanger my pet(she is healthy now), I would never recommend any purchases made from this store.

They also sell puppies and kittens, most of which are now the fashionable "designer" dogs. I try to steer clear of pet stores that sell animals, especially puppies and kittens, as much as possible.

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Sand Bar sold me a very expensive puppy that grew up to be a different breed than they claimed it was. They did nothing to accommodate me. Be suspicious if they try to sell you a second generation mixed breed dog. This is because when the dog turns out like neither of the breeds it is supposedly from, they have a built in excuse that second generation dogs are "unpredictable." They either don't know what kinds of dogs they are selling, or they are misleading customers.

PROS: healthy puppies
CONS: puppies may be different breeds than they claim

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Sand Bar sold me a very expensive puppy that grew up to be a different breed than they claimed it was. They did nothing to accommodate me. Be suspicious if they try to sell you a second generation mixed breed dog. This is because when the dog turns out like neither of the breeds it is supposedly from, they have a built in excuse that second generation dogs are "unpredictable." They either don't know what kinds of dogs they are selling, or they are misleading customers.

PROS: healthy puppies
CONS: puppies may be different breeds than they claim

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Real people running a real pet store. A good variety of merchandise and good prices. Especially good and sincere advice from knowlegeable employees is the capper!

The building is small and a bit cramped, so leave non-essential personell at home.

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Real people running a real pet store. A good variety of merchandise and good prices. Especially good and sincere advice from knowlegeable employees is the capper!

The building is small and a bit cramped, so leave non-essential personell at home.

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I was so happy to be referred to the Sand Bar Pet Shop. Their prices were hundreds below other pet stores. Part of the reason they can do this is that they don't include papers. That was perfect for me because I'm not planning on breeding my puppy. I probably saved $300-$400 dollars. they also offer great discounts on pet products after your pet purchase as well as great veterinarian discounts from a local vet.

PROS: Great prices-great service-great pets
CONS: none

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I was so happy to be referred to the Sand Bar Pet Shop. Their prices were hundreds below other pet stores. Part of the reason they can do this is that they don't include papers. That was perfect for me because I'm not planning on breeding my puppy. I probably saved $300-$400 dollars. they also offer great discounts on pet products after your pet purchase as well as great veterinarian discounts from a local vet.

PROS: Great prices-great service-great pets
CONS: none

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