This store has a good selection and are in a very convenient location for me. But I've come to dread shopping here because of the constant judgments and unsolicited advice. At the entrance, they have *four* separate signs stating that ""breeders kill shelter dogs' chances."" This is not true, since a reputable breeder breeds rarely and carefully. It is the backyard breeders and puppy mills who produce unhealthy, unwanted dogs and sell them to irresponsible owners who don't neuter them and thereby produce more shelter dogs. To lump all breeders together, and to condemn those of us who have purebreds as complicit in killing shelter dogs is absolutely inappropriate and insulting. Given the number of purebreds that I see in the store, these people should avoid such self-righteous statements if they want to stay in business. But the judgments don't stop there. Nearly every time I have shopped at Pet Stop, I've been subjected to some lecture about what I'm doing wrong with my pets, from clipping claws to storing food. I've had my cat for over 15 years and my dog for nearly 13, and on their twice-yearly visits the vet always declares them to be in perfect health (this is based on both a thorough physical exam and blood tests). But to hear the people at Pet Stop, you would think I'm an incompetent, negligent owner. I've also asked my vet about several of their comments and she has deemed them complete nonsense. I've stopped shopping at the Pet Stop for the most part, which is too bad, but the inconvenience of walking a few extra blocks is nothing compared to the irritation of getting a sermon every time I need a can of dog food. These people may mean well, but they've lost me as a customer.
Pros: good selection
Cons: too much unsolicited advice, high prices, slow service