Wow! Scaly Dave's is what every pet store should be. Yes, they have dogs in the store, but it is a PET store, common sense would say that the customers frequenting such an establishment are animal lovers. If dogs annoy you what are you doing in a pet store in the first place? Those dogs are extremely well behaved and very sweet!
I know for a fact the puppies they sell are NOT from a puppy mill and Dave (the owner) takes great care in making sure those dogs go to a loving home!
Some of the prices are a little higher when it comes to the reptiles but they are quality animals! I personally own a pastel ball python from Dave's and he is a beautiful, healthy, amazing animal. If you want a $30 snake, you will get what you pay for. When purchasing anything from this store, especially snakes you can rest assured you are getting a well bread healthy animal. I have never met anyone as knowledgeable about snakes as Dave.
I have NEVER seen any of the staff be in ANY way irresponsible when handling any of the animals in the store. Not one of them would risk handling a large snake in a way that could put the animal or any customer in danger. This is a business based on the love and respect the owner has for all animals not some huge corporation that sells anything and everything just to make a dollar. The store is always clean and well kept. I visit weekly to pick up mice for my snake and have never once noticed a bad smell or a dirty cage!
John A. it sounds like you are the type that needs to take your $10 and go elsewhere. You obviously know nothing about animals or Scaly Dave's.