View Poll Results: Petco or Petsmart?

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  • Petco

    7 18.42%
  • Petsmart

    23 60.53%
  • Other (Local store, other pet store) Please explain.

    14 36.84%
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Thread: Petco or Petsmart?

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    Those are some really awesome deals!

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  2. #32
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    Feb 2009
    Just north of Memphis TN, USA
    I prefer whichever one I'm closest to at the time. Neither of them is particularly close by, so I don't usually plan on going. I just happen to be going to another store that's in the area.

  3. #33
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    Apr 2006
    Litter Box, Greenville, SC
    The new cat tree was half off at Petsmart Friday

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  4. #34
    I prefer petsmart over Petco. The main reason being that Petco imo is very filthy and very disorganized. Plus there is never anybody around if you need to talk to someone. Petsmart is much cleaner, more organized, and there is usually someone there if you have a question. Usually when I go someone is always asking me if I need help with something. IMO also I do think that they do care a bit ore about there fish then at Petco. The Bettas may still be in those cups, but they atleast put some kind dechlor in the cups to keep the ammonia down and whatever. Petco as far as I have seen at mine does not do that. This is just my opnion.
    Last edited by kaufen; 03-18-2016 at 07:21 AM.

  5. #35
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    Jan 2016
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  6. #36
    I like Petsmart better just because of it's prices, but I wish they would do away with their overpriced one size fits all training

  7. #37
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    Apr 2001
    I buy all my cat food and litter from Petsmart, as the prices are much lower than Petco.

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  8. #38
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    Nov 2006
    I'm going to update my response since it has been almost 5 years!
    I go to PetSmart for cat food and litter and maybe pick up a toy or something while I'm there. Also, I sometimes take Taggart there for grooming (which I need to do soon).
    I go to Pet Food Express (local chain) for dog food and might pick up treats or toys while there because of the ARF discount.

    I have gone to PetCo only because we got a gift card there and got Zeplyn a coat there. Then I wanted a new coat so I went back to get one. Bought the exact same size, only a different color and it is MUCH smaller than the old one. So, I had my mom fix the Velcro on the old one. Humph!
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  9. #39
    We don't have a petco here. I'm not really impressed with petsmart either. I don't like how they can't order anything in.

    I go to Global Pet and Pet Valu.

    Zeke, Clover, Loki, Shadow and Pixel

  10. #40
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    Jun 2016
    Europe, now US
    I buy cat litter at Petsmart because they're the only ones carrying the 30 lb bags of Yesterday's News. Cat food comes mostly from Walmart (yes, I know they're evil, too), but they have the best prices, and I get a discount there. With 6 cats, I take any break I can get.

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    With the big box stores like this, it's literally down to the people working in the particular stores. (How much they care/know, how clean it is, how much they care about the animals, etc.)

    I've worked at petco for over 6 years now and to be honest, the store I started working at was terrible from management down, but the store I transferred to is almost the complete opposite, or I wouldn't have worked there for this long. I have substituted at some of the other stores when they were short staffed and I couldn't wait to get back to my own.

    Also what each particular store carries within the company, even which animals, is down to what sells in the area. We're mostly a dog and cat store, so if you're a herp or bird person, you're probably going to go to another store.

    To be honest as well, the training and grooming is also down to the individual employees and management no matter how much upper management tries to unify it. But there are a LOT of safety measures in place. Every major incident across thousands of stores nationwide is in the news so they have to make it as safe as possible.

    So since I get a discount on everything and occasionally even better deals (like 40% off Canidae dog food which my dog happens to eat!) and I always get first dibs on the clearance toys, I obviously shop for my own dog and fish at petco after I punch out.

    Unfortunately Dover gets most of my money since I don't get an employee discount and horses are much more expensive than dogs in terms of equipment needed.

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