I've been going to Hal's for over 15 years, maybe even 20, I think. I used to live and work nearby, and it was convenient. The staff are so animal loving and such good people. I then moved out of the area and have relied on Petco and other pet ""stores"" for my pet product and care needs. A few years ago I adopted a few birds which soon became about 20 finches and parakeets. As time grew I needed regular nail clipping for some of the more exotic finches. I checked all over. Prices ranged from $27 -$40 each bird, each visit. I suddenly remembered Hal's. It was probably my first visit back in 10 years or so. I was charged only $4 per bird....And they recognized me and remembered my old dog who lived to 26 years, human time. They were as friendly and as compassionate as I had remembered. Even though they are no longer near my home, I make a trip out to Eagle Rock about once a month to pick up some seed, get a few birds nails clipped, or sometimes just to get the new dogs some treats. You cannot help but walk out of Hal's with a big smile on your face. Just knowing there are still some genuine ""Mom and Pop"" businesses out there that love what they are doing, charge a more than fair price for product and services....well, it makes ya feel good.
Pros: ample parking, great staff, pleasant shopping experience.
Cons: may be hard to find. be careful pulling in driveway and pulling out...traffic!