Petland Iowa City

★★★★★
  • 1851 Lower Muscatine Rd.

    Iowa City, IA 52240

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  • 319-351-9451

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The first time my daughter and I went into Petland we were simply checking if they carried a specific brand of puppy food. We couldn't resist and ended up leaving with another puppy! Love this Petland :)

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The first time my daughter and I went into Petland we were simply checking if they carried a specific brand of puppy food. We couldn't resist and ended up leaving with another puppy! Love this Petland :)

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Great store with items in stock and a variety in pets to choose from. Staff is very helpful and capable of answering any questions you might have.

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Great store with items in stock and a variety in pets to choose from. Staff is very helpful and capable of answering any questions you might have.

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This is a pretty good pet store for lots of different kinds of animals. I like how they socialize the critters by allowing them to be handled. There are risks involved in letting the birds loose and such but I think, in the balance, it means they grow up happier to be with humans. And it's really the only place for tropical fish in Iowa City.

In terms of getting help with advice about animals and gear, it depends on which sales rep you happen to get. They act like they work on commission so there are times when I've realized I'm getting bs'd by someone pretending to know something they don't and just hoping I'll buy the most expensive thing. At other times I've dealt with some nice young critter nerds who are clearly into the hobbies and talking through whatever I'm trying to figure out.

Of course, almost any gear they're selling can be gotten for less online but that's not their fault.

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★★★☆☆

This is a pretty good pet store for lots of different kinds of animals. I like how they socialize the critters by allowing them to be handled. There are risks involved in letting the birds loose and such but I think, in the balance, it means they grow up happier to be with humans. And it's really the only place for tropical fish in Iowa City.

In terms of getting help with advice about animals and gear, it depends on which sales rep you happen to get. They act like they work on commission so there are times when I've realized I'm getting bs'd by someone pretending to know something they don't and just hoping I'll buy the most expensive thing. At other times I've dealt with some nice young critter nerds who are clearly into the hobbies and talking through whatever I'm trying to figure out.

Of course, almost any gear they're selling can be gotten for less online but that's not their fault.

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I too am concerned that Petland sells cats and dogs especially. Maybe the animals are from reputable breeders, maybe. It is the one side of their business I really don't like. Like Petco in Coralville, I'd much prefer them to simply list the shelters and breeders in the area (and provide access to petfinder).

That said, when it comes to getting advice about products or even animal care, I find the Petland employees to be first rate. I admit that I felt that on the first couple of visits they were directing me to the most expensive merchandise. However, they explained to me why they recommended certain products and I verified their claims at home. They have a great return policy for food, treats, and litter (I have a cat) too.

I'm rating them 4 stars because of the animals. Honestly, it should be 1 star for the animals and 5 stars for everything else.

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★★★★☆

I too am concerned that Petland sells cats and dogs especially. Maybe the animals are from reputable breeders, maybe. It is the one side of their business I really don't like. Like Petco in Coralville, I'd much prefer them to simply list the shelters and breeders in the area (and provide access to petfinder).

That said, when it comes to getting advice about products or even animal care, I find the Petland employees to be first rate. I admit that I felt that on the first couple of visits they were directing me to the most expensive merchandise. However, they explained to me why they recommended certain products and I verified their claims at home. They have a great return policy for food, treats, and litter (I have a cat) too.

I'm rating them 4 stars because of the animals. Honestly, it should be 1 star for the animals and 5 stars for everything else.

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A few things that people are saying are true. We DO have expensive puppies. There are reasons for that, which we will be happy to tell you about when you come to visit.

We DO work on commission which I still don't agree with, but it ensures that every customer gets helped.

We DO NOT get our puppies from puppy mills!! I'm appalled at some of these non-factual reviews. Tell everyone your sources. I have gone with the kennel tech to pick out some of our puppies and found the best conditions imaginable. I went to pick up some Pomeranians and met the breeders who love those puppies like their own. IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS, you are more than welcome to go with us and see where we get out puppies from. There is no stronger evidence than seeing it yourself.

Feel free to stop in and ask for me. My name is Bella and I am there quite frequently. I would be happy to introduce you to our kennel techs and show you the area that we keep our puppies in.

I own two shelter dogs and love them to the fullest. I am more of an animal lover than most people I've met. I would never work for an institution that supports puppy mills or treats any of their animals badly. They are our babies until they go home with you.

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★★★★☆

A few things that people are saying are true. We DO have expensive puppies. There are reasons for that, which we will be happy to tell you about when you come to visit.

We DO work on commission which I still don't agree with, but it ensures that every customer gets helped.

We DO NOT get our puppies from puppy mills!! I'm appalled at some of these non-factual reviews. Tell everyone your sources. I have gone with the kennel tech to pick out some of our puppies and found the best conditions imaginable. I went to pick up some Pomeranians and met the breeders who love those puppies like their own. IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS, you are more than welcome to go with us and see where we get out puppies from. There is no stronger evidence than seeing it yourself.

Feel free to stop in and ask for me. My name is Bella and I am there quite frequently. I would be happy to introduce you to our kennel techs and show you the area that we keep our puppies in.

I own two shelter dogs and love them to the fullest. I am more of an animal lover than most people I've met. I would never work for an institution that supports puppy mills or treats any of their animals badly. They are our babies until they go home with you.

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We recently visited Petland in search of a couple of new puppies for our family. We were shocked at the way the store is managed and the insanely high prices! Lots of puppies, but no visible prices for any of them. We were told that we had to ask about pricing for each puppy that we were interested in and that they would have to have the manager review the puppy's packet and decide the price. A very sneaky and underhanded way of doing business, and making it very difficult for those who are interested. When inquiring about one particular mix puppy, we were quoted $1200. That's right, One Thousand-Two-Hundred Dollars!!!!

Petland is by far WAY TOO EXPENSIVE, and FAR TOO MUCH HASSLE! You'll be the one jumping through hoops shopping here.

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We recently visited Petland in search of a couple of new puppies for our family. We were shocked at the way the store is managed and the insanely high prices! Lots of puppies, but no visible prices for any of them. We were told that we had to ask about pricing for each puppy that we were interested in and that they would have to have the manager review the puppy's packet and decide the price. A very sneaky and underhanded way of doing business, and making it very difficult for those who are interested. When inquiring about one particular mix puppy, we were quoted $1200. That's right, One Thousand-Two-Hundred Dollars!!!!

Petland is by far WAY TOO EXPENSIVE, and FAR TOO MUCH HASSLE! You'll be the one jumping through hoops shopping here.

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The store is really clean and the people are really nice. I think they must work on commission though cause they kept asking to help me... lol.

We fell in love with one of the puppies there. They knew alot about her, gave us all kinds of papers proving that they weren't from puppy mills, we met the owners and the GM, and they offered to give us a tour of the back rooms to prove that the puppies are taken really well care of. She already knew some tricks and was really well socalized. We couldn't be more happy with our little girl, and we got all kinds of warrenties with her, so we know that if there was ever a problem, they would take care of it!

We really recomend going there! Some of our friends have already gotten kitties there!

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★★★★☆

The store is really clean and the people are really nice. I think they must work on commission though cause they kept asking to help me... lol.

We fell in love with one of the puppies there. They knew alot about her, gave us all kinds of papers proving that they weren't from puppy mills, we met the owners and the GM, and they offered to give us a tour of the back rooms to prove that the puppies are taken really well care of. She already knew some tricks and was really well socalized. We couldn't be more happy with our little girl, and we got all kinds of warrenties with her, so we know that if there was ever a problem, they would take care of it!

We really recomend going there! Some of our friends have already gotten kitties there!

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Tried to order a frog from only to find on Sunday they had none but the order was going in Monday so they would call me and let me know when they would be coming in. Tuesday Comes and hadn't heard anything and they still hadn't called so I called back and they had lost my number and he would get his order in that day and could be there between 4-6 Thursday if it needed to be. So Drive the 45 minutes up there and no one knows anything about it and the only thing one of there salespeople care about is getting the tank sold to you now and you can come back tomorrow and get the frogs. *It's a $30 drive.
I called back the next day to talk to the manager and she says the guy who orders the reps (*probably can't list his name) says he made no such statement that they would be in thrusday and he tried to call.

First I have the note on my desk about Thursday. Gave his my number twice and a back up number for my wife. And with caller ID and Voice mail its a blatant lie that there was an attempt and the idea that the manager would understand that I am pissed and offer to see to it personally or something. So I am going to suggest just go somewhere in cedar rapids because all you get here is apologies and "please come back any way even though I don't believe that someone here just wasted your time and money."

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Tried to order a frog from only to find on Sunday they had none but the order was going in Monday so they would call me and let me know when they would be coming in. Tuesday Comes and hadn't heard anything and they still hadn't called so I called back and they had lost my number and he would get his order in that day and could be there between 4-6 Thursday if it needed to be. So Drive the 45 minutes up there and no one knows anything about it and the only thing one of there salespeople care about is getting the tank sold to you now and you can come back tomorrow and get the frogs. *It's a $30 drive.
I called back the next day to talk to the manager and she says the guy who orders the reps (*probably can't list his name) says he made no such statement that they would be in thrusday and he tried to call.

First I have the note on my desk about Thursday. Gave his my number twice and a back up number for my wife. And with caller ID and Voice mail its a blatant lie that there was an attempt and the idea that the manager would understand that I am pissed and offer to see to it personally or something. So I am going to suggest just go somewhere in cedar rapids because all you get here is apologies and "please come back any way even though I don't believe that someone here just wasted your time and money."

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I feel that this pet store is equivalent to many pet stores in the merchandise that they carry. They have a good stock of pet food, supplies, toys, etc. The prices are a bit high, but seem typical of pet store prices.

I was SHOCKED at the prices for puppies at this store though! When calling for a "mixed breed/hybrid" that I found elsewhere for $150, this store was going to sell me the same breed for $2700!! I could not believe the prices! I understand that they offer many "extras" with that price of the puppy, but in my opinion, that is way too much to ask for a dog that was not even a purebred with papers. This was for a mixed breed from two different purebred parents.
Before you buy an animal from this store....check around! I can practically guarantee that you will find your beloved pet for MUCH cheaper!

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★★☆☆☆

I feel that this pet store is equivalent to many pet stores in the merchandise that they carry. They have a good stock of pet food, supplies, toys, etc. The prices are a bit high, but seem typical of pet store prices.

I was SHOCKED at the prices for puppies at this store though! When calling for a "mixed breed/hybrid" that I found elsewhere for $150, this store was going to sell me the same breed for $2700!! I could not believe the prices! I understand that they offer many "extras" with that price of the puppy, but in my opinion, that is way too much to ask for a dog that was not even a purebred with papers. This was for a mixed breed from two different purebred parents.
Before you buy an animal from this store....check around! I can practically guarantee that you will find your beloved pet for MUCH cheaper!

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We bought feeder fish there for 25 cents. A lot better than Wal-mart pricing. It's not a difficult place to get to or find. I liked the store for whatt we went for. I, too, agree that the prices for cats & dogs are high.

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★★★★☆

We bought feeder fish there for 25 cents. A lot better than Wal-mart pricing. It's not a difficult place to get to or find. I liked the store for whatt we went for. I, too, agree that the prices for cats & dogs are high.

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I usually buy my pet supplies else where but I was on the other side of town last week and I remembered I needed some shampoo for my dog. This ordinarily wouldn't be a big deal but she has problems with dry skin and itchiness and the poor thing needed some extra help that "wallie world" couldn't supply.

Going to this store is a cinch....head down Lower Muscatine road going southeast and you will find it...the parking lot is never super crowded and nicely kept up as well!

Running into the store as I was in a bit of a hurry I located a clerk in a jiffy and he helped me find just what I needed and not only had me checked out in record time but also gave me soem personal tips of his on how to easy my dogs itchy skin.

I will definitely go back to this store if only for the personal service I received there. it is a nice place to shop in.....clean and bright and the personnel are tops as well!

PROS: ....lots of variety and good customer service
CONS: ....can be hard to decide what is best...find a clerk for help!

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★★★★☆

I usually buy my pet supplies else where but I was on the other side of town last week and I remembered I needed some shampoo for my dog. This ordinarily wouldn't be a big deal but she has problems with dry skin and itchiness and the poor thing needed some extra help that "wallie world" couldn't supply.

Going to this store is a cinch....head down Lower Muscatine road going southeast and you will find it...the parking lot is never super crowded and nicely kept up as well!

Running into the store as I was in a bit of a hurry I located a clerk in a jiffy and he helped me find just what I needed and not only had me checked out in record time but also gave me soem personal tips of his on how to easy my dogs itchy skin.

I will definitely go back to this store if only for the personal service I received there. it is a nice place to shop in.....clean and bright and the personnel are tops as well!

PROS: ....lots of variety and good customer service
CONS: ....can be hard to decide what is best...find a clerk for help!

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The puppies and kittens are in glass viewing type cages. Definately would question if they are the result of a puppy mill (puppies still have dew claws - something a responsible breeder would have removed when the pups ar 24 hours old). Dogs are over double the price you would pay from a breeder. Clean store. Lots of fish - appear to be healthy. Higher end dog/cat foods.

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★★★☆☆

The puppies and kittens are in glass viewing type cages. Definately would question if they are the result of a puppy mill (puppies still have dew claws - something a responsible breeder would have removed when the pups ar 24 hours old). Dogs are over double the price you would pay from a breeder. Clean store. Lots of fish - appear to be healthy. Higher end dog/cat foods.

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Petco has all sorts of great animals, from fresh water fish to puppies, its a great place to go to buy a new animal, or get all your stuff for your animals.

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★★★★☆

Petco has all sorts of great animals, from fresh water fish to puppies, its a great place to go to buy a new animal, or get all your stuff for your animals.

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