Wild Side

★★★☆☆

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I love this store! I have received great advice from their staff that is always ready to help. They helped me set up my fish tank. They provide very good quality cat food from great companies (you won't find nasty byproduct stuff in there

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I love this store! I have received great advice from their staff that is always ready to help. They helped me set up my fish tank. They provide very good quality cat food from great companies (you won't find nasty byproduct stuff in there

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I was skeptical after reading poor reviews. I saw a little Italian Greyhound online & knew I had to meet her. The gal spent 20min sitting on a bench w/me, giving me info on foods, temperament, & making sure we would be a good fit not

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I was skeptical after reading poor reviews. I saw a little Italian Greyhound online & knew I had to meet her. The gal spent 20min sitting on a bench w/me, giving me info on foods, temperament, & making sure we would be a good fit not

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Great fun store to shop. Very knowledgeable staff and great healthy happy puppies. They have a selection of stuff most of the bigs stores do not have.

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Great fun store to shop. Very knowledgeable staff and great healthy happy puppies. They have a selection of stuff most of the bigs stores do not have.

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let me first start by addressing a few points. first: Giardia is a common animal illness caused by microscopic organisms called protozoas. if you own a dog, it is going to have Giardia at some point in its life, especially as a puppy, there is nothing that can be done for about it except to treat the animal with meds. wildside does this with all their puppies and kittens on a regular basis, simply as a preventive if nothing else.
second: there has never been a case of parvo at the wildside. Canine parvovirus is an extremely contagious disease with an extremely high mortality rate if a dog were to catch it. if any animal were to contract this disease, the store would be shut down, and the cages and kennels burnt to prevent the spread of the disease. obviously this hasn't happened.
third: all of the dogs that are sold at the wildside only come from local, USDA registered breeders. NO PUPPIES COME FROM PUPPY MILLS AT THE WILDSIDE. they are completely against them. the reason you will never hear anything more on the subject is because none their breeders work with the public at large.
forth: if you know anything about the new "designer breed dog" style sweeping the nation, then you'll know the mix breed puppies sold at the wildside are actually priced on the lower end of the scale as compared to other stores. a $700 dog sale really is not that much, considering the store pays close to $500 for the puppy itself, plus all the food, care, meds, and employee wages that go into the puppy before it sells. they're lucky if they break even by the end of it all. designer breed dogs are simply more expensive because of the demand for them.
now that I've voiced the truth over what some fools on this page have said, let me finish by saying that the wildside is not your average pet store. if you're looking for an entertaining, inelegant, friendly pet shop, full of fun and excitment, then you've found your store. there are animals there you will never see anywhere else for sale (legally anyway), and even if a staff member can not help answer your questions right away, they will not hesitate the find the answer for you. keep in mind, no one can know everything about every animal.
there are several pets running loose in the store, providing entertainment and excitement with every visit, but, every creature poops and pees. if your looking for a sterile, joyless environment, where the health and happiness of the animals is not the main concern, perhaps petsmart or petco might suit you better. all in all it is a fantastic store with a few quirks, but nothing nearly as ridiculous as some of the foolish people on this page would lead you to believe.

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★★★★★

let me first start by addressing a few points. first: Giardia is a common animal illness caused by microscopic organisms called protozoas. if you own a dog, it is going to have Giardia at some point in its life, especially as a puppy, there is nothing that can be done for about it except to treat the animal with meds. wildside does this with all their puppies and kittens on a regular basis, simply as a preventive if nothing else.
second: there has never been a case of parvo at the wildside. Canine parvovirus is an extremely contagious disease with an extremely high mortality rate if a dog were to catch it. if any animal were to contract this disease, the store would be shut down, and the cages and kennels burnt to prevent the spread of the disease. obviously this hasn't happened.
third: all of the dogs that are sold at the wildside only come from local, USDA registered breeders. NO PUPPIES COME FROM PUPPY MILLS AT THE WILDSIDE. they are completely against them. the reason you will never hear anything more on the subject is because none their breeders work with the public at large.
forth: if you know anything about the new "designer breed dog" style sweeping the nation, then you'll know the mix breed puppies sold at the wildside are actually priced on the lower end of the scale as compared to other stores. a $700 dog sale really is not that much, considering the store pays close to $500 for the puppy itself, plus all the food, care, meds, and employee wages that go into the puppy before it sells. they're lucky if they break even by the end of it all. designer breed dogs are simply more expensive because of the demand for them.
now that I've voiced the truth over what some fools on this page have said, let me finish by saying that the wildside is not your average pet store. if you're looking for an entertaining, inelegant, friendly pet shop, full of fun and excitment, then you've found your store. there are animals there you will never see anywhere else for sale (legally anyway), and even if a staff member can not help answer your questions right away, they will not hesitate the find the answer for you. keep in mind, no one can know everything about every animal.
there are several pets running loose in the store, providing entertainment and excitement with every visit, but, every creature poops and pees. if your looking for a sterile, joyless environment, where the health and happiness of the animals is not the main concern, perhaps petsmart or petco might suit you better. all in all it is a fantastic store with a few quirks, but nothing nearly as ridiculous as some of the foolish people on this page would lead you to believe.

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Overcrowded dog kennels, with questionable histories (which is a REALLY nice way of saying they buy their puppies from puppy mills), I love that they sell mix breed dogs as designer dogs with RIDICULOUS prices. 1 out of every 4 dogs has giardia or Parvo. I would never buy from this awful place.

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Overcrowded dog kennels, with questionable histories (which is a REALLY nice way of saying they buy their puppies from puppy mills), I love that they sell mix breed dogs as designer dogs with RIDICULOUS prices. 1 out of every 4 dogs has giardia or Parvo. I would never buy from this awful place.

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Overcrowded dog kennels, with questionable histories (which is a REALLY nice way of saying they buy their puppies from puppy mills), I love that they sell mix breed dogs as designer dogs with RIDICULOUS prices. 1 out of every 4 dogs has

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Overcrowded dog kennels, with questionable histories (which is a REALLY nice way of saying they buy their puppies from puppy mills), I love that they sell mix breed dogs as designer dogs with RIDICULOUS prices. 1 out of every 4 dogs has

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I've gone to this place numerous times to check it out and every time it's the same situation. I am done giving this place chances. First off it's FILTHY and the smell is over the top. I feel so sorry for the animals in this store. The floors are covered in poop and pee as they have ducks, chickens and cats just roaming. Please DO NOT bring your dog in. There is poop to be eaten and one of them went after our puppy. It was extremely mean and the staff do not watch them. We wanted to find a harness to fit our pup but we finally just scooped her up and got out.

The kittens in front are in wire cages made for the rodents. They don't have anything to lay on. One cage had a small hammock with a hole. These poor sleeping kittens fall out onto the hard cage floor over and over.

The dogs... they of course sell puppies from "breeders". I have no idea where they dogs are really coming from but they are making a fortune off of mixed breed dogs. They want nearly 1,000$ for most of their dogs. A dog under 500$ is a huge sale. With all of the beautiful animals being killed daily in shelters it's a crying shame they want so much. They also give them breed names that do not exist that makes it sound like a designer dog. They prove it by the prices they tack onto them.

In my opinion after visiting this place I highly recommend going some where else. For a dog cat or rabbit I suggest the Animal Shelter. It's much cleaner, cheaper and you are saving a life. Not supporting horrible living conditions and over priced breeders.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've gone to this place numerous times to check it out and every time it's the same situation. I am done giving this place chances. First off it's FILTHY and the smell is over the top. I feel so sorry for the animals in this store. The floors are covered in poop and pee as they have ducks, chickens and cats just roaming. Please DO NOT bring your dog in. There is poop to be eaten and one of them went after our puppy. It was extremely mean and the staff do not watch them. We wanted to find a harness to fit our pup but we finally just scooped her up and got out.

The kittens in front are in wire cages made for the rodents. They don't have anything to lay on. One cage had a small hammock with a hole. These poor sleeping kittens fall out onto the hard cage floor over and over.

The dogs... they of course sell puppies from "breeders". I have no idea where they dogs are really coming from but they are making a fortune off of mixed breed dogs. They want nearly 1,000$ for most of their dogs. A dog under 500$ is a huge sale. With all of the beautiful animals being killed daily in shelters it's a crying shame they want so much. They also give them breed names that do not exist that makes it sound like a designer dog. They prove it by the prices they tack onto them.

In my opinion after visiting this place I highly recommend going some where else. For a dog cat or rabbit I suggest the Animal Shelter. It's much cleaner, cheaper and you are saving a life. Not supporting horrible living conditions and over priced breeders.

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The OWNER is completely rude. I was asking an employeee about a bird in the store I was interested in purchasing, specifically the age, some random lady starts rambling on about info on it......I had no idea who she was or why she was even talking to me. So the first employee who knew nothing directed me to another. He asked me if I had questions so I again asked about the age of the bird, he said he would try and find out. So that first crazy rambling lady runs from the back with the second employee yelling at me telling me "Im the owner of the store!! I told you I dont know how old it is. You want me to lie? Fine its 4 years old, put on the paper its 4!" So here is everyone staring at us, employees and customers.....how embarassing for that OWNER. So I walked out with my daughter in tow crying her eyes out.

On top of that I drove 30 mins out of my way just to go to that specific store.The place smells HORRIBLE like animal crap. None of her employees know anything about the animals. And neither does she. It took 20 mins of standing in front of a cage just to get yelled at. Also the store is WAAAY over priced.

Would NOT reccomend this store at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

The OWNER is completely rude. I was asking an employeee about a bird in the store I was interested in purchasing, specifically the age, some random lady starts rambling on about info on it......I had no idea who she was or why she was even talking to me. So the first employee who knew nothing directed me to another. He asked me if I had questions so I again asked about the age of the bird, he said he would try and find out. So that first crazy rambling lady runs from the back with the second employee yelling at me telling me "Im the owner of the store!! I told you I dont know how old it is. You want me to lie? Fine its 4 years old, put on the paper its 4!" So here is everyone staring at us, employees and customers.....how embarassing for that OWNER. So I walked out with my daughter in tow crying her eyes out.

On top of that I drove 30 mins out of my way just to go to that specific store.The place smells HORRIBLE like animal crap. None of her employees know anything about the animals. And neither does she. It took 20 mins of standing in front of a cage just to get yelled at. Also the store is WAAAY over priced.

Would NOT reccomend this store at all.

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The OWNER is completely rude. I was asking an employeee about a bird in the store I was interested in purchasing, specifically the age, some random lady starts rambling on about info on it......I had no idea who she was or why she was even talking to me. So the first employee who knew nothing directed me to another. He asked me if I had questions so I again asked about the age of the bird, he said he would try and find out. So that first crazy rambling lady runs from the back with the second employee yelling at me telling me "Im the owner of the store!! I told you I dont know how old it is. You want me to lie? Fine its 4 years old, put on the paper its 4!" So here is everyone staring at us, employees and customers.....how embarassing for that OWNER. So I walked out with my daughter in tow crying her eyes out.

On top of that I drove 30 mins out of my way just to go to that specific store.The place smells HORRIBLE like animal crap. None of her employees know anything about the animals. And neither does she. It took 20 mins of standing in front of a cage just to get yelled at. Also the store is WAAAY over priced.

Would NOT reccomend this store at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

The OWNER is completely rude. I was asking an employeee about a bird in the store I was interested in purchasing, specifically the age, some random lady starts rambling on about info on it......I had no idea who she was or why she was even talking to me. So the first employee who knew nothing directed me to another. He asked me if I had questions so I again asked about the age of the bird, he said he would try and find out. So that first crazy rambling lady runs from the back with the second employee yelling at me telling me "Im the owner of the store!! I told you I dont know how old it is. You want me to lie? Fine its 4 years old, put on the paper its 4!" So here is everyone staring at us, employees and customers.....how embarassing for that OWNER. So I walked out with my daughter in tow crying her eyes out.

On top of that I drove 30 mins out of my way just to go to that specific store.The place smells HORRIBLE like animal crap. None of her employees know anything about the animals. And neither does she. It took 20 mins of standing in front of a cage just to get yelled at. Also the store is WAAAY over priced.

Would NOT reccomend this store at all.

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I've witnessed on numerous occasions the owner ( short gal with long hair ) screaming at employees on the sales floor. I have been a customer for about a year now, and I kept going back because they have decent prices. But this last time, I had my children with me and I heard Cindy yelling profanity at the employee. I will never step foot in that place again. I will not pay money to a company that treats people like that, and I do not want my children hearing that language and violence at a pet store!
No wonder why they received an F from the BBB

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I've witnessed on numerous occasions the owner ( short gal with long hair ) screaming at employees on the sales floor. I have been a customer for about a year now, and I kept going back because they have decent prices. But this last time, I had my children with me and I heard Cindy yelling profanity at the employee. I will never step foot in that place again. I will not pay money to a company that treats people like that, and I do not want my children hearing that language and violence at a pet store!
No wonder why they received an F from the BBB

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good store with experience with many kinds of animals, personally have had help with turtles, fish birds, dogs and cats. great foods and no junk.

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good store with experience with many kinds of animals, personally have had help with turtles, fish birds, dogs and cats. great foods and no junk.

Pros: interesting animals, care about your pets

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Wild Side is awesome, and I just wish they had more locations! Their owners and staff not only care deeply about the animals in their shop, but they care about your pets at home too! They offer advice on pet care and can help you find the right (natural!) products for all your critters. They also handle a wide variety of exotic animals that most pet stores won't touch. Whether you're looking for a new pet or just a better way to take care of your current critters, you should definitely make a trip to Wild Side soon!

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Wild Side is awesome, and I just wish they had more locations! Their owners and staff not only care deeply about the animals in their shop, but they care about your pets at home too! They offer advice on pet care and can help you find the right (natural!) products for all your critters. They also handle a wide variety of exotic animals that most pet stores won't touch. Whether you're looking for a new pet or just a better way to take care of your current critters, you should definitely make a trip to Wild Side soon!

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Forget the big box stores. If you're looking for sound advice about pet care and products, this is your place. The owners and staff not only care deeply about the animals in their shop, but they care about your pets at home too! Wild Side is a great resource for healthy, natural pet foods and they also handle a wide variety of exotic animals that most pet stores won't touch. Whether you're looking for a new pet or just a better way to take care of your current critters, you should definitely make a trip to Wild Side soon!

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★★★★☆

Forget the big box stores. If you're looking for sound advice about pet care and products, this is your place. The owners and staff not only care deeply about the animals in their shop, but they care about your pets at home too! Wild Side is a great resource for healthy, natural pet foods and they also handle a wide variety of exotic animals that most pet stores won't touch. Whether you're looking for a new pet or just a better way to take care of your current critters, you should definitely make a trip to Wild Side soon!

Pros: Exotic pets, knowledgable staff

Cons: There's only 1 location!

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this place has some cool animals but are you serious? nobody knows what in the hell they are talking about and you'll get completely different answers from everyone you talk to. dont believe me? go in and ask one person something and ask another and youll get totally different answers! if a person is going to get hired at an exotic pet store, they should be trained on EVERY animal. they are OVER priced and their store is a mess. water all over the floor...its great that theres an exotic pet store around, but it just seems like being the only one around, theyd treat their customers better. a few of them are very rude. i heard they dont take very good care of their animals, and i have to believe it seeing as how they treat their customers. if youre going to sell your animals for double what other people do, take care of them! feed them the right diet, hold them from day one, and treat your customers with some respect! stop giving different answers to the same question!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

this place has some cool animals but are you serious? nobody knows what in the hell they are talking about and you'll get completely different answers from everyone you talk to. dont believe me? go in and ask one person something and ask another and youll get totally different answers! if a person is going to get hired at an exotic pet store, they should be trained on EVERY animal. they are OVER priced and their store is a mess. water all over the floor...its great that theres an exotic pet store around, but it just seems like being the only one around, theyd treat their customers better. a few of them are very rude. i heard they dont take very good care of their animals, and i have to believe it seeing as how they treat their customers. if youre going to sell your animals for double what other people do, take care of them! feed them the right diet, hold them from day one, and treat your customers with some respect! stop giving different answers to the same question!!!

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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I went to this store last week to see what all the fuss is about. I was greeted at the door by a young man who was quite polite and asked if I had any questions your was looking for anything in paticular. When I said no, he was still polite and told me to take my time looking around and ask if I had questions.
I saw the neatest animals at this store! Things I've never seen before in any store EVER. Different types of squirrels, a black chinchilla, several shop cats that live there, a rooster and a duck that live there too and so much more.
I ended up buying a bag of food for my golden retriever on the recomendation of one of the staff because she has always had bad skin and we've been on and off meds from our vet for several years. Well just barely 2 weeks later and her skin is already looking less irritated and she's not itching at all! The staff member told me that feeding some popular brands of food is similar to me eating fast food all day and that that was probably why she was itching - probably food allergies.
I will defenetly be back to this store again!

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★★★★★

I went to this store last week to see what all the fuss is about. I was greeted at the door by a young man who was quite polite and asked if I had any questions your was looking for anything in paticular. When I said no, he was still polite and told me to take my time looking around and ask if I had questions.
I saw the neatest animals at this store! Things I've never seen before in any store EVER. Different types of squirrels, a black chinchilla, several shop cats that live there, a rooster and a duck that live there too and so much more.
I ended up buying a bag of food for my golden retriever on the recomendation of one of the staff because she has always had bad skin and we've been on and off meds from our vet for several years. Well just barely 2 weeks later and her skin is already looking less irritated and she's not itching at all! The staff member told me that feeding some popular brands of food is similar to me eating fast food all day and that that was probably why she was itching - probably food allergies.
I will defenetly be back to this store again!

Pros: friendly staff (talked to 3 different people while i was there) really neat atmosphear

Cons: The food was a little more expensice then what I was feeding before, but with out the itching and no more meds from the vet, I say it was well worth it

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They have a variety of animals throughout their store. Their service is great and they are always friendly. Their prices are competitive. I would recommend going to their store to buy any animal.

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★★★★☆

They have a variety of animals throughout their store. Their service is great and they are always friendly. Their prices are competitive. I would recommend going to their store to buy any animal.

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Wild Side Pet Store is right off Canyon Rd. & 112th. It is a small pet shop with a lot of different types of animals in it. They have kittens, fish, dogs, birds and even sugergliders! They are very helpful and a fun place to go look at the animals.

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Wild Side Pet Store is right off Canyon Rd. & 112th. It is a small pet shop with a lot of different types of animals in it. They have kittens, fish, dogs, birds and even sugergliders! They are very helpful and a fun place to go look at the animals.

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this "store" has the worst customer service of any pet shop I have ever been to , I ordered a wheel through them which I was told would be a week at the most , it has been 2 months and still no wheel , when I call to get answers I either get hung up on or treated with no respect , also about a year ago I bought a hedgehog from them and within a week this hedgehog that I had gotten very attached to died , the vet told me it was a disease that it was born with and that anybody who was handling and selling animals should have been able to detect this , they overcharge for almost everything in thier store and they feed thier gliders unhealthy food , last but not least i ordered a cage through them the very first time I ever went to the store and never got a call back that should have been a clue to never go back

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this "store" has the worst customer service of any pet shop I have ever been to , I ordered a wheel through them which I was told would be a week at the most , it has been 2 months and still no wheel , when I call to get answers I either get hung up on or treated with no respect , also about a year ago I bought a hedgehog from them and within a week this hedgehog that I had gotten very attached to died , the vet told me it was a disease that it was born with and that anybody who was handling and selling animals should have been able to detect this , they overcharge for almost everything in thier store and they feed thier gliders unhealthy food , last but not least i ordered a cage through them the very first time I ever went to the store and never got a call back that should have been a clue to never go back

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

 

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