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My problem with this store is the living conditions of the chinchillas. I went in yesterday and saw three chinchillas being kept in a very small space with nothing in the space except a stick and bedding. I decided to call today and speak with a manager thinking maybe he is uninformed about the proper conditions for a chinchilla. I explained to him that chinchillas need multilevel cages and a hiding space to be happy, active, and healthy. (Look up chinchillas online and it is obvious) The manager told me that they had been keeping chinchillas like this for years and it was not going to change. He said he knew that it was not proper housing but that it is just temporary until they have a permanent home. I asked him why they could not just keep them in acceptable living conditions at the store and he said that kids would poke them if they kept them in a proper cage. This is not a real reason, they can put a gate and signs up for this purpose. (Or maybe have more then one person on staff like it was when I was there). If they cannot have the proper living conditions for this type of animal they should not sell the animal. Chinchillas are expensive and they are making a lot of money off of them while treating them terrible. Do not buy from this store!

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My problem with this store is the living conditions of the chinchillas. I went in yesterday and saw three chinchillas being kept in a very small space with nothing in the space except a stick and bedding. I decided to call today and speak with a manager thinking maybe he is uninformed about the proper conditions for a chinchilla. I explained to him that chinchillas need multilevel cages and a hiding space to be happy, active, and healthy. (Look up chinchillas online and it is obvious) The manager told me that they had been keeping chinchillas like this for years and it was not going to change. He said he knew that it was not proper housing but that it is just temporary until they have a permanent home. I asked him why they could not just keep them in acceptable living conditions at the store and he said that kids would poke them if they kept them in a proper cage. This is not a real reason, they can put a gate and signs up for this purpose. (Or maybe have more then one person on staff like it was when I was there). If they cannot have the proper living conditions for this type of animal they should not sell the animal. Chinchillas are expensive and they are making a lot of money off of them while treating them terrible. Do not buy from this store!

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IT IS A FACT. This place gets their puppies from puppy mills their.I did not hear this through the grape vine nor did I find this info in some random internet site. I dated a woman a couple of years age who worked there at the time and blatantly told me that puppy mills are how they get their dogs

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IT IS A FACT. This place gets their puppies from puppy mills their.I did not hear this through the grape vine nor did I find this info in some random internet site. I dated a woman a couple of years age who worked there at the time and blatantly told me that puppy mills are how they get their dogs

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My husband and I walked into Pat's Pets earlier this afternoon and were surprised at what we saw. Many of the puppies had red, teary eyes, a bad sign of an unhealthy dog. We have always had pure-bred AKC dogs, and I do not think these puppies in Pat's Pets were AKC. Here's what you need to look for BEFORE adopting a pet shoppe puppy:

1) Ask an employer if the puppy is registered. Ideally you want an AKC or UKC registered puppy. If the puppy is CKC registered, RUN FAR AWAY. Anyone can log online and register a dog as a CKC.

2) Ask employer if the parent dogs are on site, or can be met in person. If they tell you the puppies were shipped from out of state, or just show you some picture, AVOID BUYING PUPPY THERE.

3) Ask employer where this puppy was born/raised. Again, run far away from the place if a vague answer is given, or if they tell you they were purchased from a breeder, but don't allow you access to an address to visit the parent dogs, or look at the breeder's residence. You should ALWAYS have access to the parents of a puppy, unless if you are adopting of a shelter.

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My husband and I walked into Pat's Pets earlier this afternoon and were surprised at what we saw. Many of the puppies had red, teary eyes, a bad sign of an unhealthy dog. We have always had pure-bred AKC dogs, and I do not think these puppies in Pat's Pets were AKC. Here's what you need to look for BEFORE adopting a pet shoppe puppy:

1) Ask an employer if the puppy is registered. Ideally you want an AKC or UKC registered puppy. If the puppy is CKC registered, RUN FAR AWAY. Anyone can log online and register a dog as a CKC.

2) Ask employer if the parent dogs are on site, or can be met in person. If they tell you the puppies were shipped from out of state, or just show you some picture, AVOID BUYING PUPPY THERE.

3) Ask employer where this puppy was born/raised. Again, run far away from the place if a vague answer is given, or if they tell you they were purchased from a breeder, but don't allow you access to an address to visit the parent dogs, or look at the breeder's residence. You should ALWAYS have access to the parents of a puppy, unless if you are adopting of a shelter.

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i love my puppy from pats pets he is a wonderful pet . his name is max he is a wonderful golden. he loves to go on long walks in the park . i got him for my son. he is the best.

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i love my puppy from pats pets he is a wonderful pet . his name is max he is a wonderful golden. he loves to go on long walks in the park . i got him for my son. he is the best.

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Pat's Pets definitely DOES purchase most (if not all) of their puppies from puppy mills. Here's what we know for a fact:

Through Freedom Of Information Act Requests we have determined the names of 12 different breeders that Pat's Pets purchases from, all of them are located within a 45 minute radius, and all of them fit the definition of a puppy mill despite being USDA Licensed. State law allows puppy mills to be licenses by the USDA and to churn out as many puppies as possible because the breeding dogs are considered livestock and not held to the same animal welfare laws as pets. According to the USDA records on the breeders that Pat's Pet uses, all of them have been guilty of USDA violations including (not limited to): unsanitary living conditions (cages full of fecal matter), severe dental problems, crates that are too small for dogs living in them, the use of expired medication and medication not approved for use in dogs, as well as surgical procedures being performed by unskilled persons.

A series of protests were held by defendthedogs.com, and subsequently, WSBT, WNDU, and the South Bend Tribune all researched the problem, received "No Comment" from Pat's Pets and published the information on their websites.

Pat's Pets owners will lie to you and tell you that they purchase their dogs from local breeders that they have visited, but these local breeders are puppy mills that keep their dogs in terrible conditions. Don't believe their lies. Check out that facts!

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Pat's Pets definitely DOES purchase most (if not all) of their puppies from puppy mills. Here's what we know for a fact:

Through Freedom Of Information Act Requests we have determined the names of 12 different breeders that Pat's Pets purchases from, all of them are located within a 45 minute radius, and all of them fit the definition of a puppy mill despite being USDA Licensed. State law allows puppy mills to be licenses by the USDA and to churn out as many puppies as possible because the breeding dogs are considered livestock and not held to the same animal welfare laws as pets. According to the USDA records on the breeders that Pat's Pet uses, all of them have been guilty of USDA violations including (not limited to): unsanitary living conditions (cages full of fecal matter), severe dental problems, crates that are too small for dogs living in them, the use of expired medication and medication not approved for use in dogs, as well as surgical procedures being performed by unskilled persons.

A series of protests were held by defendthedogs.com, and subsequently, WSBT, WNDU, and the South Bend Tribune all researched the problem, received "No Comment" from Pat's Pets and published the information on their websites.

Pat's Pets owners will lie to you and tell you that they purchase their dogs from local breeders that they have visited, but these local breeders are puppy mills that keep their dogs in terrible conditions. Don't believe their lies. Check out that facts!

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FYI - to anyone who is considering purchasing a puppy from Pat's Pets, University Park Mall. I adopted an 8 mo. old Golden Retriever from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Indiana about 4 weeks ago. His former owner purchased him and his brother at Pat's Pets. After noticing a funny gait in his hind legs and him becoming tired on walks, laying down right after returning home from a walk I had his hips x-ray'd by my vet. He was diagnosed with severe hip displasia that will require major surgery on both hips in the tune of $3,000.00+. Left untreated Murphy will become severly arthiritic and lame perhaps by he is two years old. I am heart broken as I will be in financial ruins by the time surgeries are performed or I can return the dog to the rescue and they will most likely euthanize him. PLEASE - DON'T BUY DOGS FROM PET STORES OR PUPPY MILL OPERATIONS.

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FYI - to anyone who is considering purchasing a puppy from Pat's Pets, University Park Mall. I adopted an 8 mo. old Golden Retriever from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Indiana about 4 weeks ago. His former owner purchased him and his brother at Pat's Pets. After noticing a funny gait in his hind legs and him becoming tired on walks, laying down right after returning home from a walk I had his hips x-ray'd by my vet. He was diagnosed with severe hip displasia that will require major surgery on both hips in the tune of $3,000.00+. Left untreated Murphy will become severly arthiritic and lame perhaps by he is two years old. I am heart broken as I will be in financial ruins by the time surgeries are performed or I can return the dog to the rescue and they will most likely euthanize him. PLEASE - DON'T BUY DOGS FROM PET STORES OR PUPPY MILL OPERATIONS.

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Just because a store has cute animals, that you can purchase and love, does not mean you should be blind to the conditions that brought them there. Pet stores are atrocious--buy from a reputable dealer-or a local shelter. For every purchase at a pet store a wonderful dog at a shelter is passed by. Go on petfinder.com and see how many wonderful dogs are waiting for homes

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Just because a store has cute animals, that you can purchase and love, does not mean you should be blind to the conditions that brought them there. Pet stores are atrocious--buy from a reputable dealer-or a local shelter. For every purchase at a pet store a wonderful dog at a shelter is passed by. Go on petfinder.com and see how many wonderful dogs are waiting for homes

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My husband and I bought a doxie from Pat's Pets. Never were we told that he was a mini. We have a dog that is half the size we wanted. When I suggested that the workers tell people that they sell minis the worker told me there was no difference in the two. She then walked away tn the middle of what I was telling her and got a BIG attitude. I wasn't complaining, I was just making a suggestion. Now I am complaining. The workers are rude and we spent alot for a dog that is not what we wanted.

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My husband and I bought a doxie from Pat's Pets. Never were we told that he was a mini. We have a dog that is half the size we wanted. When I suggested that the workers tell people that they sell minis the worker told me there was no difference in the two. She then walked away tn the middle of what I was telling her and got a BIG attitude. I wasn't complaining, I was just making a suggestion. Now I am complaining. The workers are rude and we spent alot for a dog that is not what we wanted.

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I lost my golden of 13 wonderful years that I purchased from the u p mall petshop, I'm 78 years old and still walk the mall when I'm able. I would stop and talk to a young lady and gentleman employee at the shop about "Lou" and both of theirs goldens every chance I could.Last week when I was looking at those puppies it was tuff ! The gentleman and I talked,he reccomended some time and a older housetrained pet.He said when I was ready to check at the shelter on grape road. Thank you my friend, I'm sure you will be one of the first to know.

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I lost my golden of 13 wonderful years that I purchased from the u p mall petshop, I'm 78 years old and still walk the mall when I'm able. I would stop and talk to a young lady and gentleman employee at the shop about "Lou" and both of theirs goldens every chance I could.Last week when I was looking at those puppies it was tuff ! The gentleman and I talked,he reccomended some time and a older housetrained pet.He said when I was ready to check at the shelter on grape road. Thank you my friend, I'm sure you will be one of the first to know.

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This store is now "Pat's Pets" but it is clearly the same type of operation as Pass Pets. As others have said, the dogs come from puppy mills and the store does not properly care for any of its animals. I went there yesterday and numerous dogs looked sick (red, runny eyes, etc), mice were half dead in their cages with wounds....I could go on and on. It comes down to this: do you want to support a unethial business that promotes and condones animal suffering? Please, if you want to adopt an animal, go to your local humane society or animal rescue. If you want a specific breed, look online - there are rescues for every breed. Help save an animal that would otherwise be put down. Petfinder.com is also a great resource!

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This store is now "Pat's Pets" but it is clearly the same type of operation as Pass Pets. As others have said, the dogs come from puppy mills and the store does not properly care for any of its animals. I went there yesterday and numerous dogs looked sick (red, runny eyes, etc), mice were half dead in their cages with wounds....I could go on and on. It comes down to this: do you want to support a unethial business that promotes and condones animal suffering? Please, if you want to adopt an animal, go to your local humane society or animal rescue. If you want a specific breed, look online - there are rescues for every breed. Help save an animal that would otherwise be put down. Petfinder.com is also a great resource!

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We bought two miniature pinschers from the Mishawaka store. The dogs came from two separate breeders, both based out of Missouri. After we purchased the dogs, we noticed one of them seemed to have a skin condition. We took them to our local vet and he said the dog had one of the worst staph infections he's seen in a puppy in years. After we heard this, we took a closer look at their paperwork. The dog with the infection had clean paperwork, but the other dog's family tree had a particular dog in its genealogy about five times. Other dogs in the tree appeared up to three times. I love my dogs, but I will never support a store like this. Shelters ONLY!

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We bought two miniature pinschers from the Mishawaka store. The dogs came from two separate breeders, both based out of Missouri. After we purchased the dogs, we noticed one of them seemed to have a skin condition. We took them to our local vet and he said the dog had one of the worst staph infections he's seen in a puppy in years. After we heard this, we took a closer look at their paperwork. The dog with the infection had clean paperwork, but the other dog's family tree had a particular dog in its genealogy about five times. Other dogs in the tree appeared up to three times. I love my dogs, but I will never support a store like this. Shelters ONLY!

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Thanks to the helpful staff @ Pat's Pets---my puppy is fantastic and enjoying the warmer weather!! We go on walks everyday!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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Thanks to the helpful staff @ Pat's Pets---my puppy is fantastic and enjoying the warmer weather!! We go on walks everyday!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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Pass Pets habitually buys pets from area puppy mills (which are illegal and unethical locations that mistreat and over-breed animals)and then sell them to people for $100's more than what they paid. The health defects these pets often have are devastating and often undetectable until after they are puppies. Please don't support the horrible mistreatment of animals by supporting places that purchase pets from puppy mills. PLEASE adopt from either area shelters or a reputable breeder!

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Pass Pets habitually buys pets from area puppy mills (which are illegal and unethical locations that mistreat and over-breed animals)and then sell them to people for $100's more than what they paid. The health defects these pets often have are devastating and often undetectable until after they are puppies. Please don't support the horrible mistreatment of animals by supporting places that purchase pets from puppy mills. PLEASE adopt from either area shelters or a reputable breeder!

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Pass Pets has associated with puppy milling vendors since their inception, having traced a personal family dog from the Mishawaka location to a commercial breeding facility.

Despite many pet stores, including Pass Pets, claiming that their animals come from local reputable breeders, a bit of research into the world of pet sales would lend this insight.

No reputable or responsible breeder would ever consider selling their product to a pet store. Frankly it is about cornering the market, just good business, here's how:

The tags of a reputable breeder have 3 basic criteria (although there are certainly much more that goes into having a good breeding program).
1) Both parents will have written proof they've been cleared from genetic problems through testing. No reputable breeder would breed a dog or cat with a known problem in terms of health and temperament.
2) A reputable breeder is never in it for profit, and therefore will always require a spay/neuter contract with the purchaser. This is because they'd like to keep their corner on the market, breeding the best for show etc, and selling the pet quality animals to good homes. They would never encourage a buyer to breed the animal. If a buyer was interested in breeding their own animal, the breeder would require they work with them very closely, if allowed at all.
3) A reputable breeder will always, without fail, want their animals back in the event that the owner can no longer care for it. This goes again to cornering their niche in the market and ensuring the quality of their product. They also feel a moral obligation, knowing that they brought the animal into the world and are whereby responsible.

Other signs of a reputable breeder:
- Parents have more than just "papers," but are titled with championships and other awards.
- Encourage you to visit the facility and never pressure to buy.
- Participate in and are active within breed organizations, breed specific or other types of rescue, understanding that they may contribute to pet over-population.
- Have waiting lists for their litters, and do not breed until they have approved homes lined up for the estimated number of the litter.

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Pass Pets has associated with puppy milling vendors since their inception, having traced a personal family dog from the Mishawaka location to a commercial breeding facility.

Despite many pet stores, including Pass Pets, claiming that their animals come from local reputable breeders, a bit of research into the world of pet sales would lend this insight.

No reputable or responsible breeder would ever consider selling their product to a pet store. Frankly it is about cornering the market, just good business, here's how:

The tags of a reputable breeder have 3 basic criteria (although there are certainly much more that goes into having a good breeding program).
1) Both parents will have written proof they've been cleared from genetic problems through testing. No reputable breeder would breed a dog or cat with a known problem in terms of health and temperament.
2) A reputable breeder is never in it for profit, and therefore will always require a spay/neuter contract with the purchaser. This is because they'd like to keep their corner on the market, breeding the best for show etc, and selling the pet quality animals to good homes. They would never encourage a buyer to breed the animal. If a buyer was interested in breeding their own animal, the breeder would require they work with them very closely, if allowed at all.
3) A reputable breeder will always, without fail, want their animals back in the event that the owner can no longer care for it. This goes again to cornering their niche in the market and ensuring the quality of their product. They also feel a moral obligation, knowing that they brought the animal into the world and are whereby responsible.

Other signs of a reputable breeder:
- Parents have more than just "papers," but are titled with championships and other awards.
- Encourage you to visit the facility and never pressure to buy.
- Participate in and are active within breed organizations, breed specific or other types of rescue, understanding that they may contribute to pet over-population.
- Have waiting lists for their litters, and do not breed until they have approved homes lined up for the estimated number of the litter.

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I used to work as an assistant manager for a Pass Pets in the St. Louis, MO area. At the time, they owned around a dozen stores around the Midwest. Being close to the corporate office, I had direct communication with the people that ran it. The majority of the dogs came from two brokers, one called Hunt and I can't remember the name of the other one, and some were sourced locally. One day, one of the local 'breeders' came in to deliver some puppies and told me about a dog they were going to be retiring from breeding and that if I wanted it I could come out to their farm and get it. It sounded like a great idea, so I went. I was in complete shock when I arrived to their home in Bowling Green, MO. They had converted an old tractor trailer into a kennel. The living conditions were awful. It's difficult to explain, but the floor was like chain link fence, to allow the waste to fall to the ground. The mounds of waste were high and the smell was atrocious. The had other dogs living in rabbit hutches made from a similar chain-link type material. They had well over 100 dogs. The dog they were retiring was a female Pug they said was five years old. She was in bad shape, she was a bag of bones and had many open sores. I took the dog directly to the vet - needless to say, the vet was speechless - this was also the same vet that would visit our store every other week. To make a long story short. I called the humane society (who did nothing because they said they weren't allowed to go onto the puppy mill's property) and I notified Pass Pet's purchasing person, Sue. She, my manager, and I visited the puppy mill together because I was so appalled. The owner's of the puppy mill did clean up most of the waste, but the living conditions were still terrible. Both the purchasing person and store manager saw nothing wrong with the facility and continued to purchase dogs from that 'breeder' . I quit the company shortly after that happened. Pass Pets knowingly supported puppy mills and I am glad they went out of business. If you want a dog, look in the newspaper or look on-line for reputable breeders and make sure you visit they're home. Just because the pet store says the dogs are locally bred does not mean they are not puppy mill dogs.

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I used to work as an assistant manager for a Pass Pets in the St. Louis, MO area. At the time, they owned around a dozen stores around the Midwest. Being close to the corporate office, I had direct communication with the people that ran it. The majority of the dogs came from two brokers, one called Hunt and I can't remember the name of the other one, and some were sourced locally. One day, one of the local 'breeders' came in to deliver some puppies and told me about a dog they were going to be retiring from breeding and that if I wanted it I could come out to their farm and get it. It sounded like a great idea, so I went. I was in complete shock when I arrived to their home in Bowling Green, MO. They had converted an old tractor trailer into a kennel. The living conditions were awful. It's difficult to explain, but the floor was like chain link fence, to allow the waste to fall to the ground. The mounds of waste were high and the smell was atrocious. The had other dogs living in rabbit hutches made from a similar chain-link type material. They had well over 100 dogs. The dog they were retiring was a female Pug they said was five years old. She was in bad shape, she was a bag of bones and had many open sores. I took the dog directly to the vet - needless to say, the vet was speechless - this was also the same vet that would visit our store every other week. To make a long story short. I called the humane society (who did nothing because they said they weren't allowed to go onto the puppy mill's property) and I notified Pass Pet's purchasing person, Sue. She, my manager, and I visited the puppy mill together because I was so appalled. The owner's of the puppy mill did clean up most of the waste, but the living conditions were still terrible. Both the purchasing person and store manager saw nothing wrong with the facility and continued to purchase dogs from that 'breeder' . I quit the company shortly after that happened. Pass Pets knowingly supported puppy mills and I am glad they went out of business. If you want a dog, look in the newspaper or look on-line for reputable breeders and make sure you visit they're home. Just because the pet store says the dogs are locally bred does not mean they are not puppy mill dogs.

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Have you spoken to the new owner "Anonymous"???? If you would, instead of making ignorant, uninformed comments, you would quickly learn that the puppies ARE bought locally, and not from a puppy mill! Tell me where there is a puppy mill in South Bend? Do you think that the owner would really compromise his reputation and relationship with the Humane Society and local vets? Pets, as well as people, develop health problems. You fed the dog the wrong food, that's why she/he developed those problems. Remember that kid who sat on the dog's back, that's why the hips were damaged. Quit smoking those cigarettes---It damages blood vessels and arteries.Now, that's an uninformed comment----Doesn't that sound ridiculous. These are all factors that contribute to health conditions. Ask first and write later. It's not right to bash someones integrity and business. It is SO WRONG to assume that all pet shops are alike. Remember what happens when you "assume" things? What right do you have to stating your inaccurate comments. There are hundreds of SATISFIED Customers of Local Pet Shops. If you have questions, call the store instead of making misguided comments.

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Have you spoken to the new owner "Anonymous"???? If you would, instead of making ignorant, uninformed comments, you would quickly learn that the puppies ARE bought locally, and not from a puppy mill! Tell me where there is a puppy mill in South Bend? Do you think that the owner would really compromise his reputation and relationship with the Humane Society and local vets? Pets, as well as people, develop health problems. You fed the dog the wrong food, that's why she/he developed those problems. Remember that kid who sat on the dog's back, that's why the hips were damaged. Quit smoking those cigarettes---It damages blood vessels and arteries.Now, that's an uninformed comment----Doesn't that sound ridiculous. These are all factors that contribute to health conditions. Ask first and write later. It's not right to bash someones integrity and business. It is SO WRONG to assume that all pet shops are alike. Remember what happens when you "assume" things? What right do you have to stating your inaccurate comments. There are hundreds of SATISFIED Customers of Local Pet Shops. If you have questions, call the store instead of making misguided comments.

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Pat's Pets will buy their "for sale" puppies from puppy mills, not local breeders with mothers and fathers on site as Anonymous would have you believe. We bought our beloved dog from Pass Pets 10yrs ago as a puppy. At first she seemed ok but her quality of life was plagued by many genetic defects from weak deformed joints and bones, to heart, liver, kidney and bladder problems. She was examined at Purdue vetinary school and was found that even her arteries and blood vessels were not where they were supposed to be. After 10yrs and thousands of dollars in vet bills we finally had her put to sleep. Please boycott pet stores that sell dogs, in so doing help shut down puppy mills. If you want a specific breed of dog you can buy directly from a local breeder and probably pay the same price as you would at the Mall. Every year millions of dogs and cats are killed in shelters. Not all are suitable for adoption but most are. Puppies and kittens are cute but older dogs and cats make really great pets too. Thanks.

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Pat's Pets will buy their "for sale" puppies from puppy mills, not local breeders with mothers and fathers on site as Anonymous would have you believe. We bought our beloved dog from Pass Pets 10yrs ago as a puppy. At first she seemed ok but her quality of life was plagued by many genetic defects from weak deformed joints and bones, to heart, liver, kidney and bladder problems. She was examined at Purdue vetinary school and was found that even her arteries and blood vessels were not where they were supposed to be. After 10yrs and thousands of dollars in vet bills we finally had her put to sleep. Please boycott pet stores that sell dogs, in so doing help shut down puppy mills. If you want a specific breed of dog you can buy directly from a local breeder and probably pay the same price as you would at the Mall. Every year millions of dogs and cats are killed in shelters. Not all are suitable for adoption but most are. Puppies and kittens are cute but older dogs and cats make really great pets too. Thanks.

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Pass Pet's is no longer in business, did you read the new sign?? It is now Pat's Pets. I spoke with the manager, and the puppies for the new store come from all local quality breeders, not puppy mills. Quality pets are chosen for their breed standards-with mother and father on site--I'm sure. Don't take everything to heart that you watch on TV, Nancy S--remember there is a thing called sensationalism. Rest assured, the local store vet thoroughly examines each puppy.

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Pass Pet's is no longer in business, did you read the new sign?? It is now Pat's Pets. I spoke with the manager, and the puppies for the new store come from all local quality breeders, not puppy mills. Quality pets are chosen for their breed standards-with mother and father on site--I'm sure. Don't take everything to heart that you watch on TV, Nancy S--remember there is a thing called sensationalism. Rest assured, the local store vet thoroughly examines each puppy.

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Pass Pets is alive and well. I was just there today. I looked at each adorable puppy. What puppy isn't adorable? BUT....remember where they came from. Horrible conditions of their momma and daddy. Have you ever seen a puppy mill? Those poor dogs live in absolute horrible conditions. Haven't you people watched Oprah's show? The dogs are bred for only a CASH MARKET with no thought to genetics, or Health or good temperament! ONLY making a buck. Then when the mills are done with their dogs and they can't be bred any more, they are often taken out and shot, or taken to an Auction, those that aren't sold then are killed. Please buy from a "reputable" breeder that cares about the breed and welfare of the dogs and breeds according the the breed's standard.

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Pass Pets is alive and well. I was just there today. I looked at each adorable puppy. What puppy isn't adorable? BUT....remember where they came from. Horrible conditions of their momma and daddy. Have you ever seen a puppy mill? Those poor dogs live in absolute horrible conditions. Haven't you people watched Oprah's show? The dogs are bred for only a CASH MARKET with no thought to genetics, or Health or good temperament! ONLY making a buck. Then when the mills are done with their dogs and they can't be bred any more, they are often taken out and shot, or taken to an Auction, those that aren't sold then are killed. Please buy from a "reputable" breeder that cares about the breed and welfare of the dogs and breeds according the the breed's standard.

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I know they are closed now but I sure miss Pass Pets. I even cried when I found out that they were closing up at the end of February. It was terribly disturbing and I still miss them a lot. Life will never be the same when I go to the Mall and don't get to see the cute animals there. I bought my Pet Mice there and I wouldn't have bought them if it wouldn't have been in business. It was so convenient since I don't have a car either and take the bus.

RIP - Pass Pets, the best pet store around!

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I know they are closed now but I sure miss Pass Pets. I even cried when I found out that they were closing up at the end of February. It was terribly disturbing and I still miss them a lot. Life will never be the same when I go to the Mall and don't get to see the cute animals there. I bought my Pet Mice there and I wouldn't have bought them if it wouldn't have been in business. It was so convenient since I don't have a car either and take the bus.

RIP - Pass Pets, the best pet store around!

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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I visited a lot when I was a kid, but as the years go by, and hearing things about pet shop dogs, and seeing them gawked at in those small, cramped areas, I didn't visit for the last several years, even when friends and family wanted to see the puppies.

After visiting the mall yesterday, they have now closed up. They were in the mall a fairly long time, at least 15-20 years, maybe more. Even long after most mall pet shops disappeared.

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I visited a lot when I was a kid, but as the years go by, and hearing things about pet shop dogs, and seeing them gawked at in those small, cramped areas, I didn't visit for the last several years, even when friends and family wanted to see the puppies.

After visiting the mall yesterday, they have now closed up. They were in the mall a fairly long time, at least 15-20 years, maybe more. Even long after most mall pet shops disappeared.

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i just adopted a 2 month old jack russell terrier puppy from pass pets and i am absolutely thrilled. the lady who helped me out was extremely nice and helpful. she let me pick out which ever one i wanted to hold and the play rooms you can take them in are very convienient. I get a free vet appointment and when i call an hour early they bathe and clip your pet also free of cost. all of the puppys are so cute you will want them all to come home with you.

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i just adopted a 2 month old jack russell terrier puppy from pass pets and i am absolutely thrilled. the lady who helped me out was extremely nice and helpful. she let me pick out which ever one i wanted to hold and the play rooms you can take them in are very convienient. I get a free vet appointment and when i call an hour early they bathe and clip your pet also free of cost. all of the puppys are so cute you will want them all to come home with you.

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Not only were the puppies sitting in their own feces, and eating it, but the ferrets had huge piles of poop in the cage, and the birds had the most horrid, cloudy and poop-filled waterin their cage. I saw all of this in the store, while four young, rude employees stood behind the counter talking and laughing to themselves. When I asked how often the birds got fresh water, one of the girls working there said, "Oh, do they need water?" (Duh! Why would I ask?) Anyway, she came barreling over to where the birds are, and literally pushed me aside to grab the water dishes from the birds. While she did this, she actually flung one of the birds against the glass to get it off of the water dish that it was standing on! I was appalled at the conditions of this place, and would NEVER purchase ANYTHING form them!

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Not only were the puppies sitting in their own feces, and eating it, but the ferrets had huge piles of poop in the cage, and the birds had the most horrid, cloudy and poop-filled waterin their cage. I saw all of this in the store, while four young, rude employees stood behind the counter talking and laughing to themselves. When I asked how often the birds got fresh water, one of the girls working there said, "Oh, do they need water?" (Duh! Why would I ask?) Anyway, she came barreling over to where the birds are, and literally pushed me aside to grab the water dishes from the birds. While she did this, she actually flung one of the birds against the glass to get it off of the water dish that it was standing on! I was appalled at the conditions of this place, and would NEVER purchase ANYTHING form them!

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I love going to Pass Pets because you are able to interact with the animals if you are interested in purchasing one. They are usually pretty clean but the price of an animal sometimes is ridiculous

PROS: Cleanliness
CONS: Adopt a shelter animal

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I love going to Pass Pets because you are able to interact with the animals if you are interested in purchasing one. They are usually pretty clean but the price of an animal sometimes is ridiculous

PROS: Cleanliness
CONS: Adopt a shelter animal

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