Honestly, I don't have pets. I did have pets, but they died. Three goldfish, one was obese, had a heart attack and the other two fought and killed each other. Tragic but true.
However, every Sunday I make it my business to pop into Pets at Home on my way to a Sunday helping of KFC (Ireland's largest drive-through!) Seems strange but it's my life.
I always wanted a rabbit but didn't think I was cut out for the whole cleaning out it's hutch and basically being responsible for a living, breathing animal. Therefore, Pets at Home is perfect. I get to see the animal, coo over their cuteness and leave again without having to deal with mess etc...
The store is amazing for any people out their with pets, great range of items for cats, dogs, fish and other furry creatures. For families I see it as a free trip to a mini zoo where kids get to see the cool animals without parents being out of pocket trying to keep them.
The staff are lovely and seem to have a real passion for their work, always asking if their customers are okay and attending to every need.
I got a freaking Hamster (Chinese hamster called Henry, its an inside joke all very boring). Besides the realisation that all they ever really do is sleep or be raging that their not sleeping it has been a good experience. This is in no small part down to the people at pets at home.
When we first got it, they lady who served us was very helpful in what to do for the first few days. She had lots of helpful hints and advice about what to expect.
They also helped make this a very cheap venture by offering everything needed in a sort of bundle which meant the whole cost amounted to around £36 which is a bargain for a pet. Especially one that terrifies Mama K and puts her off making impromptu visits!
A couple of weeks after my lovely pooch died, my almost as lovely other half tipped me into the car and drove me to Pets At Home.
'You need something small and furry to cuddle,' he opined as he parked, really quite badly, in the massive car park. 'Apart from me, of course.'
Well. I'd never thought of getting a rabbit, but when I saw Bailey, lop-eared and twitchy-nosed, in one of the glass enclosures, I became a bit childlike. I bounced on the balls of my feet a bit, tugged at the other half's sleeve and batted my eyelashes in an alluring manner. (Hang on, that last one's just creepy.)
The other half went to find a staff member, while I lurked jealously by the bunny's enclosure, shooting filthy looks at anyone who came near. Especially kids. But he was back within a minute with a very impressively knowledgeable sales assistant, who told me everything I needed to know about rabbits and what to get them.
(I wasn't listening by this stage because she'd taken the rabbit out for me and I was cuddling her and cooing into her fur [the rabbit, that is, not the sales assistant, because that would also have been creepy]. But a general sense of really-knowing-her-stuff came through the haze of love.)
The shop in general is very well equipped with everything you could need for all types of pet, and the prices are really reasonable, with a budget range of essentials like feeding bowls or doggy poop scoopers starting at a quid. So we duly got all the equipment we needed for the new member of the household, which included a special starter deal for the cage, food, feeding bowl, bottles and toys. Then we very gently took that wascally wabbit home.
She's well settled in now, leaves little poo balls everywhere and has been the cause of me electrocuting myself three times with a lead she's chewed through. But I loves her. Cheers, Pets At Home.
This is a great store in a great location on the boucher road, there's free parking outside as well. The store has a great selection of pet food and accessories and the staff are so helpful in there.
Great store with a good selection of products and the staff are lovely.My dog always gets excited when we pull into the car park as we have been bringing him in from he was a puppy and the staff give him treats and fuss over him ,this shop to him is what a book shop is to me heaven.
I love pets at home as they literally stock everything you need and most stuff you can buy in bulk reducing not only the price but the number of times you have to go to the supermarket to get more. Also, you can bring you animals in. i always bring the dog and let him choose his own toy - hours of fun! Well worth a look also if you are wanting to buy a small pet, however, my husband (when he was my boyfriend) got two hamsters that turned out to be of the opposite sex and where breeding like rabbits!! Or hamsters which is worse - after the birth of hamster number 20 - the whole lot where returned
As a dog owner, and a very 'proud mummy' dog owner, I love this place. I love it because you can bring your dog into the shop with you to help you get your pet supplies, because as we all know, dog's are great personal shoppers. Yeah....right - we all just want to show off our gorgeous doggies. And so what? That's what pet owners are like, and I love that you are allowed to bring your pet in here - it stands to reason, it's a pet shop. And it's fab, it's got everything you might need and also sells animals too - I've lost count of the amount of times I've nearly come out with a new pet rabbit. It's got all the popular products, and Darcy (our dog) likes the toy section VERY much!
this place is brilliant it has all the pet supplies you need and it is cheap aswel.
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