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Pet Shop Questions

Before you purchase your future pet or the supplies and products he or she needs you may have some questions. Get questions answered to the following questions that will make you and your animal happy. They may even lead you to your one stop pet shop.

  • What are the general hours of a pet shop?
    Hours of operation vary by state but shops that run as chain operations in general open at 9am and close at 9pm, Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours of operation are generally from 9am to 7pm.

  • Can I purchase dog and cat supplies in bulk?
    Wholesale stores stock supplies such as food and other pet products like shampoo rawhide chews and litter in bulk for dogs and cats.

  • What types of dog beds are available for purchase?
    They will vary by size, design, comfort and cost. The most common are rounded, reversible or elevated; more sophisticated sleeping includes: designer, extra large, water, orthopedic, heated or biodegradable with eco-fabric.

  • Can I find environment friendly items at the pet store?
    Yes, the idea of going green has also crossed over to the pet community. Many shops carry eco-friendly items for all pets. This is beneficial because many domestic pets deal with certain allergies to toys, clothes or food.

  • What type of bowl is best for beta fish?
    The pet store experts may ask you to choose a plain 1½ gallon receptacle that is rounded in appearance. They may warn that only one beta should be allowed in each 1½ gallon receptacle because they are fighters.
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    STANDARD LISTINGS:   PET-SHOPS IN/NEAR BOSTON
    Linda's Critter Corral
    4 reviews: *****
    73 Bessom St, Lynn, MA 01902
    (781) 599-7387 Write review for this local business
    We are a full service grooming salon for dogs and cats. Offering discounts for a complete groom to all new clients. We carry pet supplies and gifts, so check us out today for all your pet grooming needs.

    "Linda answered all the questions i had when dropping my dog off and so i felt very comfortable leaving him there for his groom. He was not stressed at all when i picked him up and looked great with ..."
    Uncle Ned's Fish Factory Write review for this local business
    1590 Main St, Millis, MA 02054
    (508) 533-5969  
    We are a huge pet shop that has a variety of unusual fish. We offer different products and supplies, including food, aquariums, toys, tropical pieces, and much more. Stop in for you needs today.
    Pawcassos & Seaside Grooming
    1 review: *****
    892 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH 03842
    (603) 929-9111 Write review for this local business

    " The groomers are the best I have been to in the area!I won't go anywhere else! ..."
    Mass Audubon Society Write review for this local business
    6 Beacon St Ste 1025, Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 523-8448  
    Dogfather The Write review for this local business
    51 N Margin St, Boston, MA 02113
    (617) 227-2212  
    Fish & Bone Write review for this local business
    217 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
    (857) 753-4176  
    Aqua World Write review for this local business
    20 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
    (617) 426-2227  
    A walk in the park back bay Write review for this local business
    Boston, MA 02116
    (508) 240-4921  
    Henry's Hounds Write review for this local business
    3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
    (617) 974-4109  
    Petco Write review for this local business
    119 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02141
    (617) 868-3474  
    Pawsh Dog Boutique Write review for this local business
    31 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 391-0880  
    Bang Enterprises DBA Audrey's Write review for this local business
    296 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
    (857) 991-1236  
    Skipton Pet Center Write review for this local business
    274 Southampton St, Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 427-2230  
    D'tails Pet Boutique Write review for this local business
    482 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118
    (857) 233-2672  
    Aarff Aarff dog care Write review for this local business
    12 Museum Way, Cambridge, MA 02141
    (603) 512-9254  
    Petco Write review for this local business
    5 Austin St, Charlestown, MA 02129
    (617) 242-2093  
    Polka Dog Bakery Write review for this local business
    110 K St Ste 4, Boston, MA 02127
    (617) 307-6733  
    DOT Dogs Write review for this local business
    916 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
    (617) 288-3647  
    Dewberry Dogs & Cats Write review for this local business
    357 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
    (617) 269-1507  
    Mad Dog Bakery Write review for this local business
    Boston, MA 02127
    (781) 901-9584  
    Boston Street Grooming Write review for this local business
    70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 661-3436  
    Marcelino Exotic Birds Write review for this local business
    507 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 440-3099  
    Outbound Hound Write review for this local business
    37 Hartford St, Dorchester, MA 02125
    (617) 997-8766  
    LindsaysLuckyPaws Write review for this local business
    Boston, MA 02125
    (617) 780-0477  

    Pet shop workers need to have a knowledge of animals, but at the lowest level are simply retail workers. They are often young and may be in high school.

    Grooming parlors and kennels, on the other hand, require expertise. Pet groomers may go to a formal grooming school, or start at a large store as an assistant and work up. When the shop has or is attached to a kennel or cattery, specific workers are hired. Their duties include cleaning cages and pens, exercising dogs and sometimes giving out medication.

    Relatively few stores sell puppies or kittens any more. Workers are, however, expected to know about dogs and cats. Supplies and accessories for these animals are sold. Leashes and harnesses are important, as are toys and beds. Food is important, but pet food and cat litter are also commonly sold by supermarkets and discount stores. Such stores may also supply food and water bowls and some toys. Pet shops may also sell clothes and jewelry with pet themes or patterns.

    Many shops sell fish. Aquarium stores specialize and are likely to offer koi and exotic fish, especially tropical fish. They also sell tanks and supplies. Workers need to learn to identify a variety of fish and advise on their care and feeding. Stores also sell birds and pocket pets.

    Another important area is health and pest prevention products. Flea products represent a significant area. Workers have to know and be aware of the safety concerns associated with medications and treatments.

    Wholesalers sell pet supplies, especially food, to those with large numbers of animals. This includes large boarding kennels, large breeders and shelters. They operate much like other wholesalers.

    Pet shops are no longer a place to go get a puppy, although many advise on where to find one. But they do still sell smaller animals.



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