Adam's Pet Safari

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  • 19 W Main St

    Chester, NJ 07930

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  • 908-879-8998

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I have a local service that involves some shopping for pet supplies. I have eight pet stores within a reasonable distance. The only one I can guarantee that will have everything I need is Adams Pet Safari in Chester. This is a blessing to me since I often need several different brands or sizes for a variety of pets. It has been one stop shopping. Unusual sizes or quantities can be ordered and you will know their availability and delivery date first hand.. I recently found a dog toy there I have been searching for, for almost a year. On occasion when I am really on the run I have called ahead, giving a fair amount of time, and my order is ready when I get there. Another time I had a small dog in the car that is fearful of stores and someone brought my order to the curb. The store itself has such a vast variety of animals for purchase. I have never seen any neglect in this area. In fact several small creatures look like they would be perfectly happy not being sold at all. Adam is very knowledgeable in his chosen area and is there a great deal of the time. I am always in awe at the selection for a smaller, owner operated store.

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★★★★★

I have a local service that involves some shopping for pet supplies. I have eight pet stores within a reasonable distance. The only one I can guarantee that will have everything I need is Adams Pet Safari in Chester. This is a blessing to me since I often need several different brands or sizes for a variety of pets. It has been one stop shopping. Unusual sizes or quantities can be ordered and you will know their availability and delivery date first hand.. I recently found a dog toy there I have been searching for, for almost a year. On occasion when I am really on the run I have called ahead, giving a fair amount of time, and my order is ready when I get there. Another time I had a small dog in the car that is fearful of stores and someone brought my order to the curb. The store itself has such a vast variety of animals for purchase. I have never seen any neglect in this area. In fact several small creatures look like they would be perfectly happy not being sold at all. Adam is very knowledgeable in his chosen area and is there a great deal of the time. I am always in awe at the selection for a smaller, owner operated store.

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Went to Adams recently becasue my Eheim canister filter had an impeller and shaft broken during cleaning. I called about 15 stores and they all said go online and order the parts. Adam had some parts on hand and said if he needed to order tem and it would be a few days. He did not have the part I needed onhand but was able to make a call on the spot and order them. It would take a few days as he stated earlier. This worried me since my tank would have no filter running during the interim. I was thinking of buying another filter for the interim when adam suggest I hook up a Power Head to my intake. This would allow me to use the canister I have instead of spending hundreds on a new filter. Then he told me to hold on while he went in the back and found an old Power Head (it was never used) and he loaned it to me while the parts were on order. I went home still a little worried and hooked it up and Walla it worked great. The parts cam in and I replaced them and returned the Power Head. Never have I had a Pet Store go out of there way for me before. I am big on customer service and and on Local business. Needless to say I will be a customer for life.

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★★★★★

Went to Adams recently becasue my Eheim canister filter had an impeller and shaft broken during cleaning. I called about 15 stores and they all said go online and order the parts. Adam had some parts on hand and said if he needed to order tem and it would be a few days. He did not have the part I needed onhand but was able to make a call on the spot and order them. It would take a few days as he stated earlier. This worried me since my tank would have no filter running during the interim. I was thinking of buying another filter for the interim when adam suggest I hook up a Power Head to my intake. This would allow me to use the canister I have instead of spending hundreds on a new filter. Then he told me to hold on while he went in the back and found an old Power Head (it was never used) and he loaned it to me while the parts were on order. I went home still a little worried and hooked it up and Walla it worked great. The parts cam in and I replaced them and returned the Power Head. Never have I had a Pet Store go out of there way for me before. I am big on customer service and and on Local business. Needless to say I will be a customer for life.

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I used to be a good customer of Adam's, and eventually became an employee there. He has strict rules about animal care that the *good* employees followed. I worked there for over a year in the Chester store; he can be a bit gruff, but never once did I hear him berate or mock a customer, much less curse at them. Sometimes it did get smelly there, but it was during the rodent cage cleaning, which we did every day. Also, as to Betta care, they cannot be mixed all together in a 10-gallon tank - they will kill each other. They are in small bowls, but the water is changed every few days, and they are fed. If you go to places like Petco, they are in plastic cups where the water is never changed, nor are they fed! How is that better? Randall is a fantastic employee who knows everything about the tropical fish (especially cichlids), and you'd be hard put to find a better selection of marine fish, rodents, reptiles, tarantulas, pet food and supplies anywhere else. The pet food and tanks are sold at about wholesaler price, and whenever I placed a special order he would give me a discount. Actually a very good pet store, despite what some people think. Most likely they didn't take care of their pet properly, it died weeks later, and as usual, the pet store is left to blame.

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★★★★☆

I used to be a good customer of Adam's, and eventually became an employee there. He has strict rules about animal care that the *good* employees followed. I worked there for over a year in the Chester store; he can be a bit gruff, but never once did I hear him berate or mock a customer, much less curse at them. Sometimes it did get smelly there, but it was during the rodent cage cleaning, which we did every day. Also, as to Betta care, they cannot be mixed all together in a 10-gallon tank - they will kill each other. They are in small bowls, but the water is changed every few days, and they are fed. If you go to places like Petco, they are in plastic cups where the water is never changed, nor are they fed! How is that better? Randall is a fantastic employee who knows everything about the tropical fish (especially cichlids), and you'd be hard put to find a better selection of marine fish, rodents, reptiles, tarantulas, pet food and supplies anywhere else. The pet food and tanks are sold at about wholesaler price, and whenever I placed a special order he would give me a discount. Actually a very good pet store, despite what some people think. Most likely they didn't take care of their pet properly, it died weeks later, and as usual, the pet store is left to blame.

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The most hated LFS and I will never ever go there again. When I was 13 I went to "Adams pet safari" I bought a couple rats from him that I returned the same day cause they were very aggressive. He said " I am sick of you little bastards coming in here, buying something and returning it because it bit you. Get the F*** out of my star and dont you ever F***ing come back you little P**ck. The other customers heard what he said to me and walked out. He lost quite a few people. Most of the fish there are diseased so I never bought anything from there except some fish food before this incident happened.

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The most hated LFS and I will never ever go there again. When I was 13 I went to "Adams pet safari" I bought a couple rats from him that I returned the same day cause they were very aggressive. He said " I am sick of you little bastards coming in here, buying something and returning it because it bit you. Get the F*** out of my star and dont you ever F***ing come back you little P**ck. The other customers heard what he said to me and walked out. He lost quite a few people. Most of the fish there are diseased so I never bought anything from there except some fish food before this incident happened.

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Very sad place. Near dead Beta fish on display while cheerful staff ask "How can I help?" Well.... let me think.... you could change the stagnant water your Beta fish are dying in or you could clean any one of the overcrowded rodent cages or even better yet giving the poor things a bit more space and set up a few more 10 gallon aquariums for them. Clearly, whoever owns this store has given up on quality of life for the small animals. Shameful to the owner and staff. Uncomfortable to the customer who actually cares about animals. I intend to report this store to any animal welfare league that will listen.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very sad place. Near dead Beta fish on display while cheerful staff ask "How can I help?" Well.... let me think.... you could change the stagnant water your Beta fish are dying in or you could clean any one of the overcrowded rodent cages or even better yet giving the poor things a bit more space and set up a few more 10 gallon aquariums for them. Clearly, whoever owns this store has given up on quality of life for the small animals. Shameful to the owner and staff. Uncomfortable to the customer who actually cares about animals. I intend to report this store to any animal welfare league that will listen.

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You walk in with expectations being high with these reviews.When come in there are some cool fish, but as you proceed to the back of the store the animals are kept in pretty crappy conditions.If you have any knowledge of reptiles or small animals you know they should not be kept in the pitifully small tanks with filthy water bowls (many without water at all) for the reptiles and equally crowded smelly conditions for the small animal.This is not the way to keep any animal.For fish it might be worth a look but buy at your own risk on anything else alive. And to whomever thinks all pet stores smell I suggest you go to a good one.

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You walk in with expectations being high with these reviews.When come in there are some cool fish, but as you proceed to the back of the store the animals are kept in pretty crappy conditions.If you have any knowledge of reptiles or small animals you know they should not be kept in the pitifully small tanks with filthy water bowls (many without water at all) for the reptiles and equally crowded smelly conditions for the small animal.This is not the way to keep any animal.For fish it might be worth a look but buy at your own risk on anything else alive. And to whomever thinks all pet stores smell I suggest you go to a good one.

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I go to Pet Safari in Chester frequently. Adam is courteous to me as is his staff. I think his employees are special. Very helpful. He sold ball python to a friend for 10 dollar!. He has excellent knowledge of fish and other animals. Many rare cichlids and he breeds geckos. I found the prices to be very fair. I did not notice stink in the store. Maybe it happens when they change out animal cages?
He has another Pet Safari store in Warren,NJ. I will check it out sometime.

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★★★★★

I go to Pet Safari in Chester frequently. Adam is courteous to me as is his staff. I think his employees are special. Very helpful. He sold ball python to a friend for 10 dollar!. He has excellent knowledge of fish and other animals. Many rare cichlids and he breeds geckos. I found the prices to be very fair. I did not notice stink in the store. Maybe it happens when they change out animal cages?
He has another Pet Safari store in Warren,NJ. I will check it out sometime.

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Although the owner, Adam Zweig, is a bit rude and a tad bit conceided the animals are happy and healthy. Of course you hear the complaints of smell, my rebutel is 'Of Course, you fool! Its a PET STORE!' And this is indeed a 'safari'. You can find strange and interesting creatures that are loved by the employees and are takeing good care of. It is ten times better than a Petco or Petsmart.

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★★★☆☆

Although the owner, Adam Zweig, is a bit rude and a tad bit conceided the animals are happy and healthy. Of course you hear the complaints of smell, my rebutel is 'Of Course, you fool! Its a PET STORE!' And this is indeed a 'safari'. You can find strange and interesting creatures that are loved by the employees and are takeing good care of. It is ten times better than a Petco or Petsmart.

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The first thing that hits you is the smell as you walk in the door, as I began to look around I could see it came from the filthy cages.

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The first thing that hits you is the smell as you walk in the door, as I began to look around I could see it came from the filthy cages.

Cons: smells

 

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