I am also fond of my local PetSmart. I work there currently and shop there very frequently. Working there and shopping there are two completely different venues and when you know how things are on both sides and are pleased, I'd say something is right.Mel said:I can't watch movies (kill my computer) but I LIKE my local petsmart. The workers are pretty knowledgeable, handle the small animals correctly and they always have clean cages, and since the only other option is the ABSURDLY high priced petstore, I'm going to keep shopping there. Literally, the other petstore will have the same stuffies as Petsmart for three times the price. A tennis ball is $10!
Anyhoo, I don't know what the movie says, but I like my local one. Of course, its not a high traffic branch...but its great.
There's always shelters and rescues. Not all shelters are good, much like not all breeders are good. With a bit of effort you can locate a responsible breeder and/or a good shelter. (Asking questions is key to locating the good ones. A visit to the breeder or shelter is a big help, too.)C_Wilson said:Unfortunately unless you can get your pets directly from a reputable breeder, the pet stores are basically all there is. Even some breeders don't take care of the animals the way they should. Conditions within some of the humane societies are questionable. Often times you will hear of humane societies having to put hundreds of animals down because of the spread of parvo or distemper or something. Too many animals, not enough staff to care for them, and not enough funds for veterinary care. There are many humane societies out there that could use volunteers to help take care of the animals, cleaning, feeding, working in their thrift stores, but so many people either don't want to volunteer for anything, or honestly can't because of time restrictions. Humans have little regard for themselves, how can we expect them to have any higher regard for other creatures God has put on this planet with us? It is all very, very sad. :sigh:
I agree.I do not trust PETA AT ALL.However I am against most pet stores.We don't have a Petsmart here,but we do have a Pets Unlimited,which is just as bad as that.I have boycotted them...however unless MORE people boycott them,then they will continue to stay in the buisness.rodentz said:now, remember thats a peta video, they cannot be trusted. our petsmart dosnt even sell animals.