Scamp's Pet Ctr

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I just recently started working at a Scamps (not the one listed above) and I'd like to clear up a few things:

A) If the store you've visited is uncomfortably dirty and it offends you, I'd suggest pointing it out to the store's manager. My store employs two dedicated cleaners who come in every night of the week to clean/maintain the animals' cages (mainly the dogs, cats, birds and other mammals) while it is my responsibility to clean the reptile cages which I tend to every day. I take great pride in running a cleanly store, as I am an avid animal lover and can't stand seeing them dirty. I also bathe each dog at least once a week, and try and brush them every day. Also, pertaining to the "puppies in a garbage can for cleaning" portion of a precious post, I can verify that is not something we ever do (not at the store I work at). We are also allowed to give the animals any toys we feel they would like, and the toys go home with the animal when they are purchased (removing the fear of illness spreading). We don't re-use toys as implied.

B) Every dog and cat we sell gets their immunizations every two weeks while in the store (the required amount is once a month), not to mention the fact that we keep a close watch if any animals get sick. If they are sick, they get moved to the back kennels and are not for sale until they get a clean bill of health from a privately owned veterinary clinic. We have several kittens right now that have colds, so twice a day they get Clavamox (animal amoxicillin) until they are healthy again, but are not for sale until then.

C) Our puppies do not come from puppy mills, and you don't have to take my word for it. All of our puppies/kittens are AKC certified, or certified by another of a handful of reputable registries. You can ask any of the sales associates of the origins of any cats/dogs and they can inform you further.

If any of the things I've mentioned above are incorrect about your local Scamps, then they are not following protocol.

I myself have a cat purchased around a year ago from a Scamps store, and I couldn't love him more. He's happy, healthy, and has a fantastic personality. He's such a great cat that I'm seeking out the breeder so I can purchase him a brother of sister from the same parents.
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I just recently started working at a Scamps (not the one listed above) and I'd like to clear up a few things:

A) If the store you've visited is uncomfortably dirty and it offends you, I'd suggest pointing it out to the store's manager. My store employs two dedicated cleaners who come in every night of the week to clean/maintain the animals' cages (mainly the dogs, cats, birds and other mammals) while it is my responsibility to clean the reptile cages which I tend to every day. I take great pride in running a cleanly store, as I am an avid animal lover and can't stand seeing them dirty. I also bathe each dog at least once a week, and try and brush them every day. Also, pertaining to the "puppies in a garbage can for cleaning" portion of a precious post, I can verify that is not something we ever do (not at the store I work at). We are also allowed to give the animals any toys we feel they would like, and the toys go home with the animal when they are purchased (removing the fear of illness spreading). We don't re-use toys as implied.

B) Every dog and cat we sell gets their immunizations every two weeks while in the store (the required amount is once a month), not to mention the fact that we keep a close watch if any animals get sick. If they are sick, they get moved to the back kennels and are not for sale until they get a clean bill of health from a privately owned veterinary clinic. We have several kittens right now that have colds, so twice a day they get Clavamox (animal amoxicillin) until they are healthy again, but are not for sale until then.

C) Our puppies do not come from puppy mills, and you don't have to take my word for it. All of our puppies/kittens are AKC certified, or certified by another of a handful of reputable registries. You can ask any of the sales associates of the origins of any cats/dogs and they can inform you further.

If any of the things I've mentioned above are incorrect about your local Scamps, then they are not following protocol.

I myself have a cat purchased around a year ago from a Scamps store, and I couldn't love him more. He's happy, healthy, and has a fantastic personality. He's such a great cat that I'm seeking out the breeder so I can purchase him a brother of sister from the same parents.
Thank you.

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I know the in's and out's of this company. I worked at a Scamps Pet Center for 2 years. I was a great employee, however I constantly stuggled with the humane perspective of having caged puppies and kittens. Now that being said, I did my best to keep a clean store. The company did not allow me to have more than one person on the floor at a time. Illigal as that is, I did my best. I couldn't just quit my job because I have three children and my husband was in school at the time. I know that Scamps get's their puppies from a couple select breeeders. But they mass produce puppies of several differnent breeds and mixes. I do not belive anyone could give quality health care or comfort care to that many puppies. The corp. office of Scamps is in Portland, OR. They claim to truly care about the animals, but all they see are $$$. I did my best to care for each and every animal that came into my store.
For the questions about why the animals don't get blankets or toys, it's because they can harbor bacteria and make the animals sick. That is a fact. Also, if the workers claim to take each animal out everyday. That is true, they take them out and put them in a crate or garbage can and clean there cages and put them back. That is it. That is what we were told to do. There is no time to play with each animal. Especially in my store where there was only one of us at a time to care for the animals and the customers. I did not get breaks for lunch, and had to wait until my store was empty until I could use the restroom. This is not a good company to purchase animals or one to work for. Like I said they are only looking for $$$.

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I know the in's and out's of this company. I worked at a Scamps Pet Center for 2 years. I was a great employee, however I constantly stuggled with the humane perspective of having caged puppies and kittens. Now that being said, I did my best to keep a clean store. The company did not allow me to have more than one person on the floor at a time. Illigal as that is, I did my best. I couldn't just quit my job because I have three children and my husband was in school at the time. I know that Scamps get's their puppies from a couple select breeeders. But they mass produce puppies of several differnent breeds and mixes. I do not belive anyone could give quality health care or comfort care to that many puppies. The corp. office of Scamps is in Portland, OR. They claim to truly care about the animals, but all they see are $$$. I did my best to care for each and every animal that came into my store.
For the questions about why the animals don't get blankets or toys, it's because they can harbor bacteria and make the animals sick. That is a fact. Also, if the workers claim to take each animal out everyday. That is true, they take them out and put them in a crate or garbage can and clean there cages and put them back. That is it. That is what we were told to do. There is no time to play with each animal. Especially in my store where there was only one of us at a time to care for the animals and the customers. I did not get breaks for lunch, and had to wait until my store was empty until I could use the restroom. This is not a good company to purchase animals or one to work for. Like I said they are only looking for $$$.

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Put a stop to the inhumane treatment of animals and pet stores that continue the cycle of puppy mills, like Scamps. Though they claim they don't use puppy mills, they do! Think about it, any responsible breeder wouldn't give their puppies to Scamp's, who doesn't even interview the people adopting the animals.

If you would like a puppy, go to the shelter or pound. Their are so many great pets there that get put to sleep daily, for the only reason that there is not enough room. If you are set on a specific breed, their are many breed specific rescue organizations.

For people who would still like to use a breeder, find one that is responsible. Quality breeders care about the quality of life their dogs will have when they go to their new homes and will interview you about your home.

I refuse to buy even a dog toy from Scamps, and hope you do the same.

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Put a stop to the inhumane treatment of animals and pet stores that continue the cycle of puppy mills, like Scamps. Though they claim they don't use puppy mills, they do! Think about it, any responsible breeder wouldn't give their puppies to Scamp's, who doesn't even interview the people adopting the animals.

If you would like a puppy, go to the shelter or pound. Their are so many great pets there that get put to sleep daily, for the only reason that there is not enough room. If you are set on a specific breed, their are many breed specific rescue organizations.

For people who would still like to use a breeder, find one that is responsible. Quality breeders care about the quality of life their dogs will have when they go to their new homes and will interview you about your home.

I refuse to buy even a dog toy from Scamps, and hope you do the same.

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I visited Portland recently as a tourist from Europe. I have visited Oregon before and love the scenery so I returned this year to see some more and to shop in the stores. I happened to visit a mall on the Cedar Hills Boulevard and was alarmed to find a pet store which actually sold dogs (we do not have many stores in my country which sell larger animals like cats and dogs because of the recognised fact that this practice is cruel). As I approached the cages I felt physically sick - the dogs were obviously in distress. In brief, I observed that they had to stand on open wire mesh which meant that their paws must be extremely sore since the wire digs into the space between each pad on the paw - I saw that one puppy was trying to balance on a very small object in the cage to keep from standing on the wires; some of the water bottles were empty or not turned fully enough to allow the dogs to drink; some of the dogs looked dirty and uncared for; all of the dogs looked anxious or depressed or were crying. I was pretty shocked. Later in the week, I happened to be in Tigard area and went for lunch at a smaller mall (can't remember name of it). I noticed another Scamps store on the corner so I went in. The dogs did not seem to be so distressed as in the other store but I did notice one dog that seemed much less than 8 weeks of age - the age that a puppy can be removed from it's mother. I noticed that some of the cages did have small blue mats which the dogs could stand on to avoid the wire mesh. Some of the dogs also had toys. Even so, the situation was far from ideal and the dogs looked diminished and uncared for. I am absolutely amazed that the USA has stores that sell dogs in this way. These are stores in Portland which i considered to be a forward-thinking city in a progressive State. I dread to think what is going on in the rest of the US with regard to animal welfare. Do you not have a national animal welfare program? I'm not often moved to act but I now have photographic evidence of what I've seen and I WILL take this further.

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I visited Portland recently as a tourist from Europe. I have visited Oregon before and love the scenery so I returned this year to see some more and to shop in the stores. I happened to visit a mall on the Cedar Hills Boulevard and was alarmed to find a pet store which actually sold dogs (we do not have many stores in my country which sell larger animals like cats and dogs because of the recognised fact that this practice is cruel). As I approached the cages I felt physically sick - the dogs were obviously in distress. In brief, I observed that they had to stand on open wire mesh which meant that their paws must be extremely sore since the wire digs into the space between each pad on the paw - I saw that one puppy was trying to balance on a very small object in the cage to keep from standing on the wires; some of the water bottles were empty or not turned fully enough to allow the dogs to drink; some of the dogs looked dirty and uncared for; all of the dogs looked anxious or depressed or were crying. I was pretty shocked. Later in the week, I happened to be in Tigard area and went for lunch at a smaller mall (can't remember name of it). I noticed another Scamps store on the corner so I went in. The dogs did not seem to be so distressed as in the other store but I did notice one dog that seemed much less than 8 weeks of age - the age that a puppy can be removed from it's mother. I noticed that some of the cages did have small blue mats which the dogs could stand on to avoid the wire mesh. Some of the dogs also had toys. Even so, the situation was far from ideal and the dogs looked diminished and uncared for. I am absolutely amazed that the USA has stores that sell dogs in this way. These are stores in Portland which i considered to be a forward-thinking city in a progressive State. I dread to think what is going on in the rest of the US with regard to animal welfare. Do you not have a national animal welfare program? I'm not often moved to act but I now have photographic evidence of what I've seen and I WILL take this further.

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I have witnessed what can only be viewed as cruelty at scamps pet centers. Scamps encloses visibly frightened, bored and lonely dogs in sub-standard wire-floored cages about 2 by 3 foot at best. I inquired about the health and emotional state of a particularly young puppy (too young to have been taken from its mother by standard practice) which I noticed was shaking uncontrollably ,wedged under the only security it could find- a rabbit water bottle. The employees said they were not permitted to provide the animals with blankets and that the puppy was fine. It seems to be an effective sales tactic to create conditions of abuse that customers are inclined to want to rescue the unfortunate puppies from. Scamps is selling dogs for at least twice what one would pay from a breeder or from a rescue organization. They are profiting immensely by the suffering of those animals. I urge people to observe for themselves and to make efforts toward closing scamps down. No animal should live like that.

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I have witnessed what can only be viewed as cruelty at scamps pet centers. Scamps encloses visibly frightened, bored and lonely dogs in sub-standard wire-floored cages about 2 by 3 foot at best. I inquired about the health and emotional state of a particularly young puppy (too young to have been taken from its mother by standard practice) which I noticed was shaking uncontrollably ,wedged under the only security it could find- a rabbit water bottle. The employees said they were not permitted to provide the animals with blankets and that the puppy was fine. It seems to be an effective sales tactic to create conditions of abuse that customers are inclined to want to rescue the unfortunate puppies from. Scamps is selling dogs for at least twice what one would pay from a breeder or from a rescue organization. They are profiting immensely by the suffering of those animals. I urge people to observe for themselves and to make efforts toward closing scamps down. No animal should live like that.

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I am a newly hermit crab enthusiast. I enjoy learning about what makes them thrive and molt and be as close to there natural habitat as an enclosure and exercise regimen can give them. Hours of research has now gone in to a fluke ownership. My crabs are switching, molting and socializing. My point is that I happened to go to the Scamps to get another hut and something crabs could climb on. I happened to look into the crabs for sale and couldn't believe my eyes. Torn limbs, a couple of carcasses (not a molting exoskeleton), not enough water sources. The biggest crabs I've ever seen along with the smallest in the most crowded cage. No where for these creatures to dig down and feel comfortable as it was only fish gravel. I was torn. Do I rescue a few from certain death or ill health and create a need to fill there space with unsuspecting crabs for the next customers? I had to walk around for an hour before I just spoke to the sale's person (who seemed unconcerned as if dead crabs and torn limbs was completely commonplace. I rescued 4 of the smallest crabs who were not yet dead and were in jeopardy as they were unable to even pretend to tuck away into the protection of there shells as they had long outgrown them. I wanted to rescue 1 crab and ended up taking 4 that were still alive. I will never go into Scamps again. I can't believe that they seem to have very little set standard or protocol for each species they offer. The poor employees. I cannot blame them as they likely had no idea what they were getting into and really do like pets. P.S.- there are adoption agencies who specialize in taking decent animals and offering them to the right home. Cats through Cat Adoption Team, Animal Aid, and even grey hound and great dane rescues. NO need to get your dog from a puppy mill associated store for $900 who will likely have issues. I would love to hear stories about how others see conditions in certain pet stores

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I am a newly hermit crab enthusiast. I enjoy learning about what makes them thrive and molt and be as close to there natural habitat as an enclosure and exercise regimen can give them. Hours of research has now gone in to a fluke ownership. My crabs are switching, molting and socializing. My point is that I happened to go to the Scamps to get another hut and something crabs could climb on. I happened to look into the crabs for sale and couldn't believe my eyes. Torn limbs, a couple of carcasses (not a molting exoskeleton), not enough water sources. The biggest crabs I've ever seen along with the smallest in the most crowded cage. No where for these creatures to dig down and feel comfortable as it was only fish gravel. I was torn. Do I rescue a few from certain death or ill health and create a need to fill there space with unsuspecting crabs for the next customers? I had to walk around for an hour before I just spoke to the sale's person (who seemed unconcerned as if dead crabs and torn limbs was completely commonplace. I rescued 4 of the smallest crabs who were not yet dead and were in jeopardy as they were unable to even pretend to tuck away into the protection of there shells as they had long outgrown them. I wanted to rescue 1 crab and ended up taking 4 that were still alive. I will never go into Scamps again. I can't believe that they seem to have very little set standard or protocol for each species they offer. The poor employees. I cannot blame them as they likely had no idea what they were getting into and really do like pets. P.S.- there are adoption agencies who specialize in taking decent animals and offering them to the right home. Cats through Cat Adoption Team, Animal Aid, and even grey hound and great dane rescues. NO need to get your dog from a puppy mill associated store for $900 who will likely have issues. I would love to hear stories about how others see conditions in certain pet stores

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This is a typical Scamps Pet Center . The staff was friendly and gave inforamtion on questions asked.. Getting waited on varies. Sometimes it takes forever. We love the assortment of animals, There are all kids and species.The prices are average to good. This is a good store to browse but beware you will fall in love with the pets. You may come home with your hands full of a bundle of love.

PROS: Good information, service varies.
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This is a typical Scamps Pet Center . The staff was friendly and gave inforamtion on questions asked.. Getting waited on varies. Sometimes it takes forever. We love the assortment of animals, There are all kids and species.The prices are average to good. This is a good store to browse but beware you will fall in love with the pets. You may come home with your hands full of a bundle of love.

PROS: Good information, service varies.
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