PJ's Pets is a pet store that was originally funded in 1969 by John Norris and Peter Merril!
Oh wow. ^_^ Ha, I didn't think this topic was going to get much attention. Yes it was extremely frustrating, and yes I do understand they know what they are told to know, but. This does not nor should stop them from taking the time into researching and getting to know more about the animals they are selling/caring for while they are working in the store. I say this as an employee at a video game store... Do I have to research games and consoles to know how to sell them? Probably not. Do I? Yes. As a customer service representative, I want to ensure my customers satisfaction with giving them all or most of the information they will need about what they are purchasing. This should be the same every where. The people at my pet smart are very kind as well as greatly informed about the animals they sell and look after, which makes me confident in shopping for products as well as future pets there. I called Petland and spoke to a girl and she was fantastic! I asked her the same questions I asked Pj's Pets, and she answered properly, informing me that they only had the regular Russian dwarfs and that she had not seen Roborovski's for sale for quite a while and said they are harder to find. She also asked one of her co-workers if he knew any place I could find them, sadly he didn't know where to get them either, but I didn't even care because she answered my question perfectly! Lol.. All it takes is a little search online to find out what you need to know, it isn't that hard. The people who truly care, like those here on the hamster hide out forum. Will do the research that is needed to go that extra step and make sure every animal is given the love and care it deserves.
Yeah, Pj's Pets only has "dalmatian, black bear, polar, and teddy bear" hamsters :P They're not educated at all about their animals, including fish, reptiles and small pets, but they have a nice UK selection of rodent products. I've seen ferplast hamster cages, zoozones, and those wooden bridges, huts, wood wheels, etc that are all UK stuff which is pretty cool; that's pretty much the reason I still go there since Petsmart and other petstores don't usually have these things.
Photos at PJ's Pets - Pet Store in City Centre - Foursquare
PJ's Pets - Pet Store in Northeast Edmonton - Foursquare
The only way to decrease the number of rabbits and small animals who are dumped or thrown away everyday is to start at the root of the problem. We need to stop the sale of these animals in retail stores like PJ's Pets. I would encourage PJ's Pets to set a shining example for all other pet stores that sell rabbits and other small animals.PJ’s Pets and Pets Unlimited have announced that they will no longer sell puppies in any of their stores. As of September 1st, their focus will be to support pet adoption services in an effort to find homes for thousands of pets in local SPCA’s, Humane Societies, rescue groups and shelters across the country.