These people never answer their phone. I have tried three separate times on three different days to ask if they carry a certain product and the phone just rings and rings and rings. The least they could do IF THEY ARE STILL IN BUSINESS, is have voice mail. That way, if nothing else, people would know what their hours are. In the meantime I have found another pet supply store to give my business to.
Although I rated this establishment with 3 stars?there is a downside. As parents of the bride we wouldn't recommend Lakeside Gardens without first warning people about Julie (the wedding coordinator). The place is clean & gorgeous. The food good, but don't turn Julie loose on your wedding day without first designating someone for her to ask if there's a question.
The wedding was set for 2:30 and people were still arriving at 2:25. Yet Julie told our DJ to wrap up the background music. She then turned to the bride's aunt (my sister) and told her to immediately start her piano medley. More guests continued arriving but when our DJ pointed it out, Julie replied with the tone and the assurance of a drill sergeant, "The wedding WILL start at 2:30." SHE WAS NOT NICE, and when trying to reason with her, she interrupted with, "I'll take care of it".
Julie took care of it alright. She sent someone out to the parking lot to divert guests from the main entrance. Instead they were forced to come through a side door and wander down a narrow hallway where the wedding party was lined up. One guest tripped and nearly fell trying to avoid stepping on the bride's wedding dress.
We were the only event scheduled for that day at Lakeside Gardens. In fact we'd purchased an extra hour of time just in case. THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED to start the wedding precisely at 2:30 and Julie knew it. No need to humiliate our guests. And sadly, some names never made it on the guest book because they came through the back door.
Julie should have asked either the bride or her parents what they wanted to do. Instead she rushed us. As soon as she cut off the background music my sister immediately started playing the piano as ordered. BUT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MOMENT OF SILENCE FIRST, or a small chime or something to signal that the wedding was about to begin. Instead?the piano medley began while people continued filing in through the back door. The chapel was abuzz with talking that continued through the entire performance. Then, as if that wasn't enough?Julie came up (WHILE SHE WAS PLAYING) to whisper more instructions.
After the reception, a few guests remained talking and enjoying the moment. Julie announced that if we hurry to get out of there, we'd get a refund of the extra time we had paid for. A groomsman commented on having to rush and Julie's snappish comment to him was "Well, that's what happens when people stay late". Personally I found Julie rude and insulting--a far cry from the pleasant person she was before they got our money. The wedding was far too rushed. It's like they can't get you in and out of there fast enough.
Dr. Eckerson was recommended to by a friend who couldn't speak highly enough of him. Now...after only one experience, I too am recommending him to others. Not only is he reasonably priced, he is laid back, taking his time with you instead of rushing on to the next patient. It's a rare find these days, and I intend to pass his name on to others.
Our German Shepherd, Hunter, says thank you for taking such good care of him.