Pete's Petland

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Pete??s Petland is terrible! I went there after a friend had told me how bad it was to do what I could to ensure the pets are being taken care of. First off, the smell was really bad, I know it's a petstore but this has got to be one of the worst as far as smells go. The dogs are in the back and clearly not paid attention to. The first dog cage I saw had feces in it, and no food or water. Then I noticed NONE of the dogs had food OR water. When I asked the woman/girl that worked there why they didn't have food or water she said they already ate for the day (ok understandable) but that they do NOT leave water in their cage for them to access. Seriously?? Her "reason" was that they would just knock it over. Probably not, they would likely drink it. And so what if a little spills, that is why the bottom of their cages has holes in it so it can drain! Dehydration is a serious thing and this was my biggest concern. When I asked her how she would feel if she didn't have any water all day her response was that she doesn't drink anything all day. WOW. sure ok.

I understand that feces will be in some cages sometimes, but it sounds like it is more common then not to have it just sitting there with no urgency to clean it at all.
When I walked in the store she was up at the front NOT cleaning the poop from the cages. One dog had to sleep by it, and another little pug was actually eating his poop, and I had to get her to clean it out. So frustrating and sad.
Most all the dogs just looked miserable, lethargic,sad and lonely.
I don't know what kind of people they have working here, and from what I understand the owner is a real winner himself. CLEARLY he, nor anyone there cares about the well being of these animals. They are locked in tiny cages all day and all night. Are they taken out to play? Socialize? Pretty rarely. I asked her, do they ever get treats, or toys ? NO and NO of course she had some really bad reasons as to why. Yes, I went there to check it out, and I asked her a lot of questions, which she did answer and I appreciated but she was extremely defensive with her answers.

This place needs a reality check. These are animals that need to be properly taken care of and loved. Their little 3x5 foot of space to "play" with a dog to see if you want to buy one is just ridiculous and very embarrassing for them to have. Here's an idea, why don't you make some room in your store where all your merchandise is and make a bigger play area? Obviously you wouldn't because you only care about making $$ not about the dogs.
Additionally, the Department of Agriculture is out there regularly inspecting them. The leniency shown here is an outrage! Authorities have told me that they are doing the bare minimum not to "break the law" to stay in business...... but that this place gets complaints all the time. The more people that file reports and bring this to light the better these animals will be treated, hopefully.
If you go there and find the same thing, don't just do nothing
Call dept of agriculture/ 217-782-4944 ask for animal welfare dept

Pete??s, you need to treat your animals better! Get it together.
And please, don't buy a dog from them, as sad as it is to leave them there (believe me I cried when I had to leave) you cannot support this business! This place is an embarrassment to the city of Addison.
And I am not done with my mission to either get them to CARE about these animals or get them shut down.

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Pete??s Petland is terrible! I went there after a friend had told me how bad it was to do what I could to ensure the pets are being taken care of. First off, the smell was really bad, I know it's a petstore but this has got to be one of the worst as far as smells go. The dogs are in the back and clearly not paid attention to. The first dog cage I saw had feces in it, and no food or water. Then I noticed NONE of the dogs had food OR water. When I asked the woman/girl that worked there why they didn't have food or water she said they already ate for the day (ok understandable) but that they do NOT leave water in their cage for them to access. Seriously?? Her "reason" was that they would just knock it over. Probably not, they would likely drink it. And so what if a little spills, that is why the bottom of their cages has holes in it so it can drain! Dehydration is a serious thing and this was my biggest concern. When I asked her how she would feel if she didn't have any water all day her response was that she doesn't drink anything all day. WOW. sure ok.

I understand that feces will be in some cages sometimes, but it sounds like it is more common then not to have it just sitting there with no urgency to clean it at all.
When I walked in the store she was up at the front NOT cleaning the poop from the cages. One dog had to sleep by it, and another little pug was actually eating his poop, and I had to get her to clean it out. So frustrating and sad.
Most all the dogs just looked miserable, lethargic,sad and lonely.
I don't know what kind of people they have working here, and from what I understand the owner is a real winner himself. CLEARLY he, nor anyone there cares about the well being of these animals. They are locked in tiny cages all day and all night. Are they taken out to play? Socialize? Pretty rarely. I asked her, do they ever get treats, or toys ? NO and NO of course she had some really bad reasons as to why. Yes, I went there to check it out, and I asked her a lot of questions, which she did answer and I appreciated but she was extremely defensive with her answers.

This place needs a reality check. These are animals that need to be properly taken care of and loved. Their little 3x5 foot of space to "play" with a dog to see if you want to buy one is just ridiculous and very embarrassing for them to have. Here's an idea, why don't you make some room in your store where all your merchandise is and make a bigger play area? Obviously you wouldn't because you only care about making $$ not about the dogs.
Additionally, the Department of Agriculture is out there regularly inspecting them. The leniency shown here is an outrage! Authorities have told me that they are doing the bare minimum not to "break the law" to stay in business...... but that this place gets complaints all the time. The more people that file reports and bring this to light the better these animals will be treated, hopefully.
If you go there and find the same thing, don't just do nothing
Call dept of agriculture/ 217-782-4944 ask for animal welfare dept

Pete??s, you need to treat your animals better! Get it together.
And please, don't buy a dog from them, as sad as it is to leave them there (believe me I cried when I had to leave) you cannot support this business! This place is an embarrassment to the city of Addison.
And I am not done with my mission to either get them to CARE about these animals or get them shut down.

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This place needs to be investigated and shut down. I have never been in such a disgusting pet shop before. There were 2-3 dogs in small cages. The dogs looked very dirty and not taken care of. I did not see adequate food and water in the cages and it was hot. Kittens looked sickly and one had some sort of eye infection with ooze coming out. A very very large turtle in a box not large enough for it to move around well. Even the hamsters were very overcrowded, there were so many that they were forced to lay on top of each other with no room to move around. I was so upset seeing the cruelty to these animals that I was crying as I left this pet shop. I had to do something to try to help these poor animals so I have already reported animal cruelty to a few agenices. How this place is still running, I don't know.

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This place needs to be investigated and shut down. I have never been in such a disgusting pet shop before. There were 2-3 dogs in small cages. The dogs looked very dirty and not taken care of. I did not see adequate food and water in the cages and it was hot. Kittens looked sickly and one had some sort of eye infection with ooze coming out. A very very large turtle in a box not large enough for it to move around well. Even the hamsters were very overcrowded, there were so many that they were forced to lay on top of each other with no room to move around. I was so upset seeing the cruelty to these animals that I was crying as I left this pet shop. I had to do something to try to help these poor animals so I have already reported animal cruelty to a few agenices. How this place is still running, I don't know.

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this place has new owners and is looking alot better also not stocking as many pets as before so place looks cleaner

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this place has new owners and is looking alot better also not stocking as many pets as before so place looks cleaner

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This is the worst case of animal abuse I have seen in a pet store.
We purchased a puppy 13 years ago and the poor puppy had so many problems, not from birth but from this place, the vet was apauled at the condition of our puppy. Our daughter purchased a kitten from here as well a year ago.. Upon the inital kitten visit at the vet the poor thing was found to have worrns, fleas and an eye infection. The Vet himself called the pet store. Then today, happened to be in the are and stopped in...Puppys full of poop in their hair, kittens with green goop in their eyes and litter boxes that look as if they had not been cleaned in weeks not to mention no food or water. Do NOT buy an animal from this place unless you want to rescue them from the filth and unfit enviroment they live in. This place NEEDS to be shut down once and for all!!

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This is the worst case of animal abuse I have seen in a pet store.
We purchased a puppy 13 years ago and the poor puppy had so many problems, not from birth but from this place, the vet was apauled at the condition of our puppy. Our daughter purchased a kitten from here as well a year ago.. Upon the inital kitten visit at the vet the poor thing was found to have worrns, fleas and an eye infection. The Vet himself called the pet store. Then today, happened to be in the are and stopped in...Puppys full of poop in their hair, kittens with green goop in their eyes and litter boxes that look as if they had not been cleaned in weeks not to mention no food or water. Do NOT buy an animal from this place unless you want to rescue them from the filth and unfit enviroment they live in. This place NEEDS to be shut down once and for all!!

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First off, Pete has to be the most rude person I have EVER met in my lifetime. Obviously the people on here that are saying nice things about "Pete's Petland" are either family, employees or the old grump Pete himself. Not only was I completely appalled with his rudeness but his shop is disgusting and pitiful..it will make you feel so bad for the poor animals that have to endure the nasty stench coming from each and every cage they had in there. They had puppies in bathtubs, a tortoise enclosed in a tiny corner, a ferret sleeping in it's own feces, and countless other animals desperate to get out. My sister told me not to go in there because it was really sad in there but I figured how bad could it be? Let me tell you, it's probably the worst pet shop in Illinois. The puppies, the hamsters, the chinchillas, the ferrets, the tortoise, the reptiles, pretty much every other animal there is dying to get out. If you read this and buy something from the old grouches "pet shop" then you have something seriously wrong with you. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SICK GUY.

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First off, Pete has to be the most rude person I have EVER met in my lifetime. Obviously the people on here that are saying nice things about "Pete's Petland" are either family, employees or the old grump Pete himself. Not only was I completely appalled with his rudeness but his shop is disgusting and pitiful..it will make you feel so bad for the poor animals that have to endure the nasty stench coming from each and every cage they had in there. They had puppies in bathtubs, a tortoise enclosed in a tiny corner, a ferret sleeping in it's own feces, and countless other animals desperate to get out. My sister told me not to go in there because it was really sad in there but I figured how bad could it be? Let me tell you, it's probably the worst pet shop in Illinois. The puppies, the hamsters, the chinchillas, the ferrets, the tortoise, the reptiles, pretty much every other animal there is dying to get out. If you read this and buy something from the old grouches "pet shop" then you have something seriously wrong with you. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SICK GUY.

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I bought a puppy and a kitten from this store when it was in ELMHURST. They at least, ran him out and Addison took him in. My dog was very aggressive to all children, due to being teased and mistreated when she was there. Four other people I knew who got dogs there said the same thing- and this was 26 years ago! My cat, also, hated most people! Cats are aloof, but I was the only person who could hold her without being attacked. I gave the man a second chance and have regretted it every since. My excuse? I was young and stupid! (Age 14 with the dog and 20 with the cat) Do NOT buy any more poor animals from this place, you will regret it. I do have to admit though, we were lucky and our animals were healthy, but they had real issues with people and especially children.

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I bought a puppy and a kitten from this store when it was in ELMHURST. They at least, ran him out and Addison took him in. My dog was very aggressive to all children, due to being teased and mistreated when she was there. Four other people I knew who got dogs there said the same thing- and this was 26 years ago! My cat, also, hated most people! Cats are aloof, but I was the only person who could hold her without being attacked. I gave the man a second chance and have regretted it every since. My excuse? I was young and stupid! (Age 14 with the dog and 20 with the cat) Do NOT buy any more poor animals from this place, you will regret it. I do have to admit though, we were lucky and our animals were healthy, but they had real issues with people and especially children.

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My family and I were in the area of Pete's "Petland" and my 9 year old daughter begged to stop in to see the puppies. Either the positive reviews are coming from employees or family members, but they are not coming from anyone that has physically entered the store. I was so upset upon seeing all of the sick and filthy puppies that I had to run out in tears. How do any of you people that are affiliated with that dump able to sleep at night??? I would encourage everyone as outraged as I was to do what I did, call the IL Department of Agriculture and pass the word on to your local rescue groups and get them involved. Places like this DO NOT need to be handling any living creatures. I really have to believe in karma that hopefully what goes around comes around.

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My family and I were in the area of Pete's "Petland" and my 9 year old daughter begged to stop in to see the puppies. Either the positive reviews are coming from employees or family members, but they are not coming from anyone that has physically entered the store. I was so upset upon seeing all of the sick and filthy puppies that I had to run out in tears. How do any of you people that are affiliated with that dump able to sleep at night??? I would encourage everyone as outraged as I was to do what I did, call the IL Department of Agriculture and pass the word on to your local rescue groups and get them involved. Places like this DO NOT need to be handling any living creatures. I really have to believe in karma that hopefully what goes around comes around.

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Like many of you have already stated, this place should not be in business. I went into the store a few days ago to just purchase a toy for my dog. I have never been in the store before and was shocked at what I saw when I walked in. The place was dirty, disorganized, smelled of feces and quite frankly was disgusting. I have never in my life been to a pet store that was in this condition before. Aside from the dirty floors and shelves, one of the two workers was sitting on the floor while the other just stood there. They never said hello or asked if I needed anything. Great customer service. As I glanced around for toys I heard cries coming from the back. I walked to the back and saw something I never want to see again. It is always sad to see animals in cages but these poor animals were sitting in their tiny cages that were filled with feces, no water and you could tell most if not all were very unhealthy. I heard two of them coughing and wheezing and making noises that no healthy dog would make. I could only stand to view this for about 30 seconds and then I had to leave the store.
I not only went home to research this store but I contacted the village of Addison and the Department of Agriculture/Animal Welfare. After I filed a report I called the store and asked to speak to the owner. Unfortunately, he was not in so I called back the next day. The owner, Pete was rude and not only yelled at me but hung up on me. He said I should have reported it to the people working there. When I said I didn't last more than 2 minutes in his store and that I couldn't stand to be in there, he laughed and said that was ridiculous. I told him if he cleaned up the store perhaps he might get more business and get people to buy those poor animals and get them out of the poor conditions they are currently in. Obviously, he didn't want to hear the truth, so he hung up on me.
Hopefully, enough people will report this guy and put him out of business.

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Like many of you have already stated, this place should not be in business. I went into the store a few days ago to just purchase a toy for my dog. I have never been in the store before and was shocked at what I saw when I walked in. The place was dirty, disorganized, smelled of feces and quite frankly was disgusting. I have never in my life been to a pet store that was in this condition before. Aside from the dirty floors and shelves, one of the two workers was sitting on the floor while the other just stood there. They never said hello or asked if I needed anything. Great customer service. As I glanced around for toys I heard cries coming from the back. I walked to the back and saw something I never want to see again. It is always sad to see animals in cages but these poor animals were sitting in their tiny cages that were filled with feces, no water and you could tell most if not all were very unhealthy. I heard two of them coughing and wheezing and making noises that no healthy dog would make. I could only stand to view this for about 30 seconds and then I had to leave the store.
I not only went home to research this store but I contacted the village of Addison and the Department of Agriculture/Animal Welfare. After I filed a report I called the store and asked to speak to the owner. Unfortunately, he was not in so I called back the next day. The owner, Pete was rude and not only yelled at me but hung up on me. He said I should have reported it to the people working there. When I said I didn't last more than 2 minutes in his store and that I couldn't stand to be in there, he laughed and said that was ridiculous. I told him if he cleaned up the store perhaps he might get more business and get people to buy those poor animals and get them out of the poor conditions they are currently in. Obviously, he didn't want to hear the truth, so he hung up on me.
Hopefully, enough people will report this guy and put him out of business.

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You people are out of your minds!!!! This is the nastiest pet store i have ever seen !!! If any of you think this place is humane you are nuts, and sicker than the old man that works there!! Sometimes in life you get to old to work ( it's called retirement) So if you cant do your job and take care of these puppies and other LIVING creatures you dont need to be working there!!!!!! Those puppies are poorly taken care of and shouldnt have to sit in there own urine for days!!! This place disgusts me!!!!!!!! So all of you people who think this place is okay THINK AGAIN and shame on you for supporting such a scumhole!!!! Open your eyes people this place should have been shut down years ago!

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You people are out of your minds!!!! This is the nastiest pet store i have ever seen !!! If any of you think this place is humane you are nuts, and sicker than the old man that works there!! Sometimes in life you get to old to work ( it's called retirement) So if you cant do your job and take care of these puppies and other LIVING creatures you dont need to be working there!!!!!! Those puppies are poorly taken care of and shouldnt have to sit in there own urine for days!!! This place disgusts me!!!!!!!! So all of you people who think this place is okay THINK AGAIN and shame on you for supporting such a scumhole!!!! Open your eyes people this place should have been shut down years ago!

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I agree with Mary Jo ! Although it has been longer than 25 years that the old man has owned the place, its almost 50 now. However that actual location is probally 25 years ! Yes he may come off grumpy, have you ever talked to him, he actually is an okay guy, even made our family laugh when we where picking our puppy out. (yes we have a Cocker Sp "Daisy") The place does smell like pets but I assumed it would ! Please go check it out for yourselves! I would reccomend this place !

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I agree with Mary Jo ! Although it has been longer than 25 years that the old man has owned the place, its almost 50 now. However that actual location is probally 25 years ! Yes he may come off grumpy, have you ever talked to him, he actually is an okay guy, even made our family laugh when we where picking our puppy out. (yes we have a Cocker Sp "Daisy") The place does smell like pets but I assumed it would ! Please go check it out for yourselves! I would reccomend this place !

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OMG! get over yourselves, the man has been in business for over 25 years, he must be doing something right.
You sound grumpy!!! I wouldn't be nice to you either.
The dogs are NOT from puppy mills, I have checked them out several times & the young women in the store is so dedicaded to those animals, I don't beleive she would have any part of that anyway. GET OVER YOURSELF!!! FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO ARGUE ABOUT LIKE WORLD PEACE!!!

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OMG! get over yourselves, the man has been in business for over 25 years, he must be doing something right.
You sound grumpy!!! I wouldn't be nice to you either.
The dogs are NOT from puppy mills, I have checked them out several times & the young women in the store is so dedicaded to those animals, I don't beleive she would have any part of that anyway. GET OVER YOURSELF!!! FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO ARGUE ABOUT LIKE WORLD PEACE!!!

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This place is disgusting. My husband and I went here after reading the reviews because I wanted to see it for myself. The dogs are covered in their own feces, they have 2-3 dogs per cage and the cages are probably 2x2. I missed it but my husband said there were 3 golden retrievers in a cage that should have only fit one, they were laying on top of each other. I don't want to contribute to the business but I do feel horrible for the dogs

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This place is disgusting. My husband and I went here after reading the reviews because I wanted to see it for myself. The dogs are covered in their own feces, they have 2-3 dogs per cage and the cages are probably 2x2. I missed it but my husband said there were 3 golden retrievers in a cage that should have only fit one, they were laying on top of each other. I don't want to contribute to the business but I do feel horrible for the dogs

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I visit this place last weekend is "HORRIBLE the smell is terrible and the puppies are in really bad shape they have 2 or more dogs in a very small cage .... is horrible someone needs to do something about this place. shut they down!!!!

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I visit this place last weekend is "HORRIBLE the smell is terrible and the puppies are in really bad shape they have 2 or more dogs in a very small cage .... is horrible someone needs to do something about this place. shut they down!!!!

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What are these people doing to these dogs?????? I walked in this store early on a Saturday morning. No sound at all in the store, except for one dog "in the back" crying. Mr. Farmer owner goes in the back, comes back out and says, "There, that should do it, it's too early for that". What exactly did he do back there? I then proceeded to walk to the glass wallled cages with their little signs that say, "don't tap on glass". So, I started tapping on all the cages and not one dog woke up. Hmm..puppies in the cages who looked underfed, stools in some of the cages, mangled hair, etc. That seems pretty odd to me that not ONE puppy woke up with all my tapping on the glass. Now that's just the owners of this horrible place. Everyone knows these dogs are from puppy mills. It's the year 2010 people, these puppies are for profit only. I don't care how long someone has been in business, that just shows how long they have gotten away with it. They are lying to you when they tell you these dogs come from reputable breeders. Be a hero, save a life, adopt don't shop!

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What are these people doing to these dogs?????? I walked in this store early on a Saturday morning. No sound at all in the store, except for one dog "in the back" crying. Mr. Farmer owner goes in the back, comes back out and says, "There, that should do it, it's too early for that". What exactly did he do back there? I then proceeded to walk to the glass wallled cages with their little signs that say, "don't tap on glass". So, I started tapping on all the cages and not one dog woke up. Hmm..puppies in the cages who looked underfed, stools in some of the cages, mangled hair, etc. That seems pretty odd to me that not ONE puppy woke up with all my tapping on the glass. Now that's just the owners of this horrible place. Everyone knows these dogs are from puppy mills. It's the year 2010 people, these puppies are for profit only. I don't care how long someone has been in business, that just shows how long they have gotten away with it. They are lying to you when they tell you these dogs come from reputable breeders. Be a hero, save a life, adopt don't shop!

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Cons: sick and dying dogs

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Ok...so my sister works here and I know first hand that she, along with everyone else who works there, work hard to accomadate all you ungratefull people who have nothing else better to do but complaine. All those employees are hard workers and trying their best to keep up with a long time family buisness. I know of many ppl who made purchases from here repeatedly and are satisfied. Including myself. If all you ppl think its SO BAD, and care SO MUCH, then why didnt you buy the animal you felt SO BAD for? Oh yea, because you dont care. Give ppl a break and shop somewhere else if you dont like it.....No ones forcing you to do anything

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Ok...so my sister works here and I know first hand that she, along with everyone else who works there, work hard to accomadate all you ungratefull people who have nothing else better to do but complaine. All those employees are hard workers and trying their best to keep up with a long time family buisness. I know of many ppl who made purchases from here repeatedly and are satisfied. Including myself. If all you ppl think its SO BAD, and care SO MUCH, then why didnt you buy the animal you felt SO BAD for? Oh yea, because you dont care. Give ppl a break and shop somewhere else if you dont like it.....No ones forcing you to do anything

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I have purchased 2 puppies from here and have no problems with either, I was there in the past and it was smelly, and dirty I guess but they have a girl in there managing everything now and she has been organizing things adding and taking things out and I think the store is looking great ! Please people, "DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ" go see for yourself !!! The store is improving little by little since they got a new manager ! I will purchase another dog from here I'm sure and I refer everyone I know who is looking for a dog to go here!!!

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I have purchased 2 puppies from here and have no problems with either, I was there in the past and it was smelly, and dirty I guess but they have a girl in there managing everything now and she has been organizing things adding and taking things out and I think the store is looking great ! Please people, "DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ" go see for yourself !!! The store is improving little by little since they got a new manager ! I will purchase another dog from here I'm sure and I refer everyone I know who is looking for a dog to go here!!!

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The puppies at this store never leave the cages unless they are being viewed by a customer. They stay in "until they are sold." These dogs from Iowa puppy mills. The mothers are overbred and receive little to no medical care. These dogs are kept in small cages their ENTIRE LIVES. Organizations like the ASPCA rescue these dogs. Sometimes they never are able to learn to potty outside. DO NOT BUY DOGS FROM PET STORES. You are not saving that dog! That dog will be replaced. We have to put these people out of business! We are too intelligent of a country to let such a horrid thing happen. There are reputable breeders. These people focus on one breed of dog. But please go to a shelter. There are 9,000 animals are killed everyday in shelters. These dogs are usually around $200, are neutered, microchipped, all shots are up to date, and they wont adopt out unhealthy dogs or dogs with behavioral problems. Save a shelter or rescue dog (there are MANY purebred dogs available) and save the life of that cute puppies mother. Look on youtube for puppy mills. Dont shop. Adopt!

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The puppies at this store never leave the cages unless they are being viewed by a customer. They stay in "until they are sold." These dogs from Iowa puppy mills. The mothers are overbred and receive little to no medical care. These dogs are kept in small cages their ENTIRE LIVES. Organizations like the ASPCA rescue these dogs. Sometimes they never are able to learn to potty outside. DO NOT BUY DOGS FROM PET STORES. You are not saving that dog! That dog will be replaced. We have to put these people out of business! We are too intelligent of a country to let such a horrid thing happen. There are reputable breeders. These people focus on one breed of dog. But please go to a shelter. There are 9,000 animals are killed everyday in shelters. These dogs are usually around $200, are neutered, microchipped, all shots are up to date, and they wont adopt out unhealthy dogs or dogs with behavioral problems. Save a shelter or rescue dog (there are MANY purebred dogs available) and save the life of that cute puppies mother. Look on youtube for puppy mills. Dont shop. Adopt!

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I bought my schnoodle from Petes Petland in November 2008. I have lived in Addison for a long time and always would go in there. Yes the old man is a grump but the younger son and the kids working there were always nice. My dog was very healthy and I did have papers as to what breeder the dog came from. I don't know of any pet store that smells good for all of you people who wrote that the place smelled. Christine G i am wondering if you bought my little schnoodle's sister. please email me about your schnoodle.

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I bought my schnoodle from Petes Petland in November 2008. I have lived in Addison for a long time and always would go in there. Yes the old man is a grump but the younger son and the kids working there were always nice. My dog was very healthy and I did have papers as to what breeder the dog came from. I don't know of any pet store that smells good for all of you people who wrote that the place smelled. Christine G i am wondering if you bought my little schnoodle's sister. please email me about your schnoodle.

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I went into this petstore today and left with tears in my eyes. I have never seen so many sick looking miserable puppies in my life! I wish i could afford to buy all of them just to rescue them. Some people had great reviews about this place and either there friends who are trying to make them look good or they just don't care about there animals and look at dogs as nothing but a pet and not a family member. 3 of the gini pigs i saw had no hair and none of the bunnies or gini pigs had clean water. When I went in back to see the puppies it was the 1st time i have EVER walked in a petstore where the puppies weren't playing or jumping around. Not one puppy was playing. Also the smell was so horrible we had to hold our breath the entire time, don't u think it also bothers the animals? I still cant get over that out of the huge selection of puppies they had NOT 1 puppy was playing. This was the dirtiest pet store Ive ever been to. In fact I'm so disgusted that as soon as I finish this I'm reporting them to the animal cruelty society. Please people I'm not only urging you to not buy an animal from here but to also protest or do something to save these puppies!!!

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I went into this petstore today and left with tears in my eyes. I have never seen so many sick looking miserable puppies in my life! I wish i could afford to buy all of them just to rescue them. Some people had great reviews about this place and either there friends who are trying to make them look good or they just don't care about there animals and look at dogs as nothing but a pet and not a family member. 3 of the gini pigs i saw had no hair and none of the bunnies or gini pigs had clean water. When I went in back to see the puppies it was the 1st time i have EVER walked in a petstore where the puppies weren't playing or jumping around. Not one puppy was playing. Also the smell was so horrible we had to hold our breath the entire time, don't u think it also bothers the animals? I still cant get over that out of the huge selection of puppies they had NOT 1 puppy was playing. This was the dirtiest pet store Ive ever been to. In fact I'm so disgusted that as soon as I finish this I'm reporting them to the animal cruelty society. Please people I'm not only urging you to not buy an animal from here but to also protest or do something to save these puppies!!!

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I recently purchased a Schnoodle puppy from Pete's and it is sweetest, nicest and best puppy I've ever seen or owned. She was well cared for adorable, healthy and happy at Pete's Petland. The store is clean and the animals well cared for. I definitely would go back there for another pet.

I don't know if I got lucky or if it is the breed but this dog is WONDERFUL. If you are looking for a small breed I highly recommend the SCHNOODLE.

Everyone is surprised she is so mellow. She even let my 2 yr old grand daughter carry her around all day and not once did she try to get away.

I thought I could never love a dog like my dog that passed away recently, but this little girl pup is just the right medicine I needed.

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I recently purchased a Schnoodle puppy from Pete's and it is sweetest, nicest and best puppy I've ever seen or owned. She was well cared for adorable, healthy and happy at Pete's Petland. The store is clean and the animals well cared for. I definitely would go back there for another pet.

I don't know if I got lucky or if it is the breed but this dog is WONDERFUL. If you are looking for a small breed I highly recommend the SCHNOODLE.

Everyone is surprised she is so mellow. She even let my 2 yr old grand daughter carry her around all day and not once did she try to get away.

I thought I could never love a dog like my dog that passed away recently, but this little girl pup is just the right medicine I needed.

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I have lived in Addison all my life and I can tell you without a doubt this place is not the place you want to buy any kind of pet. First off the place is dirty, they don't care to clean it ever.Next the people that work their(and I'm referring mostly to that grumpy old man) are rude and don't care about being nice. I have memories from when i was a kid going in there to buy crickets and getting the same attitude/service ( I'm 25 now) I just went in there the other day and its still the same. Grungy,grimy,overpriced and a disgrace to the pet industry in general. DON'T EVER SUPPORT THIS PLACE.

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I have lived in Addison all my life and I can tell you without a doubt this place is not the place you want to buy any kind of pet. First off the place is dirty, they don't care to clean it ever.Next the people that work their(and I'm referring mostly to that grumpy old man) are rude and don't care about being nice. I have memories from when i was a kid going in there to buy crickets and getting the same attitude/service ( I'm 25 now) I just went in there the other day and its still the same. Grungy,grimy,overpriced and a disgrace to the pet industry in general. DON'T EVER SUPPORT THIS PLACE.

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I came in spoke to old man, he wasn't friendly but at least answered my questions. Originally when I spoke on the phone was to a girl she was extremely helpful in the search on my new puppy.

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I came in spoke to old man, he wasn't friendly but at least answered my questions. Originally when I spoke on the phone was to a girl she was extremely helpful in the search on my new puppy.

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This store is very dirty with sad looking puppies. Buy a puppy here and you are supporting puppymills. The owner will not supply any information about the dogs and he charges top dollar. The five star reviewers here must be his relatives. Support rescue instead.

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This store is very dirty with sad looking puppies. Buy a puppy here and you are supporting puppymills. The owner will not supply any information about the dogs and he charges top dollar. The five star reviewers here must be his relatives. Support rescue instead.

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I was on lunch break in the area and decided to stop in Pete??s Petland. I have been looking for another pet for sometime now. I saw the exact same dog I was looking for. After work I decided to make another stop back just to make sure. I was greeted by an old man. Not sure if he was the owner or not. I asked to see the dog again. He was soo rude and ignorant. He would not provide me specific details about the puppy. One would think that his customer service skills would have been better but that was not the case. I asked him general questions and he responded with such an attitude. Ever see the movie ??Grumpy Old Men?? He could have been the star actor. I have since contacted breeders and am about to purchase my puppy. I would never recommend this store to anyone or purchase anything from this petstore. And if asked where I purchased my puppy, I will tell everyone about my experience at Pete??s Petland.

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I was on lunch break in the area and decided to stop in Pete??s Petland. I have been looking for another pet for sometime now. I saw the exact same dog I was looking for. After work I decided to make another stop back just to make sure. I was greeted by an old man. Not sure if he was the owner or not. I asked to see the dog again. He was soo rude and ignorant. He would not provide me specific details about the puppy. One would think that his customer service skills would have been better but that was not the case. I asked him general questions and he responded with such an attitude. Ever see the movie ??Grumpy Old Men?? He could have been the star actor. I have since contacted breeders and am about to purchase my puppy. I would never recommend this store to anyone or purchase anything from this petstore. And if asked where I purchased my puppy, I will tell everyone about my experience at Pete??s Petland.

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I don't know what store the other people who wrote reviews went into, but this place has to be one of the dirtiest & smelliest stores I have ever been in. Check it out, IF YOU DARE!!! Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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I don't know what store the other people who wrote reviews went into, but this place has to be one of the dirtiest & smelliest stores I have ever been in. Check it out, IF YOU DARE!!! Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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I just would like to say I have just purchesed my 4th dog from this store !!! I have wonderful memories from years ago with my parents bringing me to the store, now decades later here I am w/ my own children, purchasing a puppy!!! I have seen tons of pet stores open, close, and sell. I believe you must really love, and appreciate what you do in order to be sucessful which is what Pete has done !!! 40 + years how else could you !! Kudo's to every one at Petes Petland. See you soon !!!

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I just would like to say I have just purchesed my 4th dog from this store !!! I have wonderful memories from years ago with my parents bringing me to the store, now decades later here I am w/ my own children, purchasing a puppy!!! I have seen tons of pet stores open, close, and sell. I believe you must really love, and appreciate what you do in order to be sucessful which is what Pete has done !!! 40 + years how else could you !! Kudo's to every one at Petes Petland. See you soon !!!

Pros: prices, selection, staff, knowledge

Cons: store is on the smaller side

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We bought a puppy from Pete's Petland on 1/6/07. The dog was sick from the time we got it. We took it to the vet that was referred to us by the pet store and they told us that the dog had an upper respiratory infection and a parasite, but he would get better if treated with antibiotics. However, the dog was not getting better so we took it to another vet (after the 7 day guarantee was up) this vet told us that the dog has kennel cough and it developed into pneumonia. According to the vet kennel cough takes 2-14 days to incubate. Our dog did not show signs of kennel cough until after the 7 day guarantee was up. Now we have spent tons of money on a puppy that is so sick, he may die and the pet store does not care that they sold us a sick dog. Buyers beware!!

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We bought a puppy from Pete's Petland on 1/6/07. The dog was sick from the time we got it. We took it to the vet that was referred to us by the pet store and they told us that the dog had an upper respiratory infection and a parasite, but he would get better if treated with antibiotics. However, the dog was not getting better so we took it to another vet (after the 7 day guarantee was up) this vet told us that the dog has kennel cough and it developed into pneumonia. According to the vet kennel cough takes 2-14 days to incubate. Our dog did not show signs of kennel cough until after the 7 day guarantee was up. Now we have spent tons of money on a puppy that is so sick, he may die and the pet store does not care that they sold us a sick dog. Buyers beware!!

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I bought a puppy from Pete's Petland on 1/6/07. The puppy was constantly sick from the time we got it, he was in the vet more than we had him. At four months old, I had a labrador retriever which should have weighed approximately 40 pounds, but my dog was so sick he only weighed 14 pounds. Finally since the puppy kept relapsing and not getting better the vet decided to do exploratory surgery. Once they opened him up the found out that the puppy's stomach was deformed and his lungs were completely diseased. They determined that the puppy would never get better and at 4 months of age the puppy had to be put to sleep. I did end up getting my money back for the dog from the pet store, but only after putting up with the same rudeness I had dealt with since I notified them that the puppy was sick. How can you be rude to someone who's puppy (that you sold them) just died?? Even though I was reimbursed for the dog itself I am still out all of the vet bills, which are substantial. Since then I bought a new puppy from a reputable breeder, a HEALTHY puppy!!! Clearly, I should have just gone to a reputable breeder in the first place, but I learned the hard way and I will never buy an animal from a pet store again!!

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I bought a puppy from Pete's Petland on 1/6/07. The puppy was constantly sick from the time we got it, he was in the vet more than we had him. At four months old, I had a labrador retriever which should have weighed approximately 40 pounds, but my dog was so sick he only weighed 14 pounds. Finally since the puppy kept relapsing and not getting better the vet decided to do exploratory surgery. Once they opened him up the found out that the puppy's stomach was deformed and his lungs were completely diseased. They determined that the puppy would never get better and at 4 months of age the puppy had to be put to sleep. I did end up getting my money back for the dog from the pet store, but only after putting up with the same rudeness I had dealt with since I notified them that the puppy was sick. How can you be rude to someone who's puppy (that you sold them) just died?? Even though I was reimbursed for the dog itself I am still out all of the vet bills, which are substantial. Since then I bought a new puppy from a reputable breeder, a HEALTHY puppy!!! Clearly, I should have just gone to a reputable breeder in the first place, but I learned the hard way and I will never buy an animal from a pet store again!!

Pros: none

Cons: sick dogs

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this store is by far the best pet store i have ever been to!!!!! the employees are nice and the owner pete is great!! when i bought my puupy there just a mounth ago i wanted a miniature yorkie. They did not haggle me like most pet stores and they didn't lie to me just to sell a puppy. Not only did i ask them a lot of questions but they asked me questions, to assure that I was purchasing the right puupy for myself. That made me feel good because they cared.

PROS: very squeeky clean!!! very organized!!! a wide selection of puppys
CONS: they have a lot of reptiles and i don't like reptiles

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this store is by far the best pet store i have ever been to!!!!! the employees are nice and the owner pete is great!! when i bought my puupy there just a mounth ago i wanted a miniature yorkie. They did not haggle me like most pet stores and they didn't lie to me just to sell a puppy. Not only did i ask them a lot of questions but they asked me questions, to assure that I was purchasing the right puupy for myself. That made me feel good because they cared.

PROS: very squeeky clean!!! very organized!!! a wide selection of puppys
CONS: they have a lot of reptiles and i don't like reptiles

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this truly is the cutagra of all pet stores. The selection of puppies is immense and the customer service is beyond compare. From the moment one steps into this puppy paradise, the quality and prestige of this spectacular retailer is quite evident. I have never been so impressed with the time and care these people give to their puppies and the selection of fish and animal accesories is amazing. I wouldn't shop at another store.

PROS: excellent sevice, profound selection, and a very well maintained facility
CONS: almost too perfect, this place is like the puppy equivalent of heaven

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this truly is the cutagra of all pet stores. The selection of puppies is immense and the customer service is beyond compare. From the moment one steps into this puppy paradise, the quality and prestige of this spectacular retailer is quite evident. I have never been so impressed with the time and care these people give to their puppies and the selection of fish and animal accesories is amazing. I wouldn't shop at another store.

PROS: excellent sevice, profound selection, and a very well maintained facility
CONS: almost too perfect, this place is like the puppy equivalent of heaven

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Pete's has a huge selection of puppies, and all of them are so adorable. I would recommend this store to everyone. They also have fish, reptiles, bunnies, kittens, hamsters, ect.

PROS: Employees how care, plenty of parking
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Pete's has a huge selection of puppies, and all of them are so adorable. I would recommend this store to everyone. They also have fish, reptiles, bunnies, kittens, hamsters, ect.

PROS: Employees how care, plenty of parking
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Pete's Petstore is a small petstore mainly selling fish. They only carry freshwater fish with your common fish such as guppies, swordfish, neons etc. The day I was there, it wasn't very clean and not very organized. Suprisingly, the 2 corys I bought are still alive after 2 years. If you are looking for comman freshwater fish, check out Pete's Petstore. If you are looking for a more specialized fish or salt water fish, you would need to find another fish store. Location is at a strip mall and parking is plentiful.

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Pete's Petstore is a small petstore mainly selling fish. They only carry freshwater fish with your common fish such as guppies, swordfish, neons etc. The day I was there, it wasn't very clean and not very organized. Suprisingly, the 2 corys I bought are still alive after 2 years. If you are looking for comman freshwater fish, check out Pete's Petstore. If you are looking for a more specialized fish or salt water fish, you would need to find another fish store. Location is at a strip mall and parking is plentiful.

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We looked at the puppies here, and it was very sad. They do have alot of animals but even at a glance they don't seem to look very healthy. The shop is small, hot and very badly ventilated so the place smells..

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We looked at the puppies here, and it was very sad. They do have alot of animals but even at a glance they don't seem to look very healthy. The shop is small, hot and very badly ventilated so the place smells..

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