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"Promptly arrived at scheduled time. Bathed and shaved my three dogs. They were badly in need of grooming, and were matted. This made it difficult to do much with" them, other than bathe and shave. They were clean and smelled good when they were finished. I may have him come back in 6-8 weeks to see his grooming skills. The groomer did not have the nicest of personalities. Maybe he was having a bad day. I felt that he could have been a bit more pleasant.

-Glynne R.

"The first time I made the appt for my dog, they had not record of it. Ok, maybe it was a mistake. I came home and immediately called to reschedule. Made an appt" for Mon, 10/12 at 1:00. I'm certain of the time because I specifically scheduled it around my day. I just took my dog in and was told that his appt was at 12:30 and they couldn't take him anymore. I now see there is a call from this at 9:00 am but no message and another at 12:48 saying I'm late and they can't take him. I think they changed the time without notifying me and then claimed I was late for the appt. Will not be going back there!


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If you want something for your pet — from food to beds to toys — you'll find what you need at a pet store. But the quality of pet stores and their products varies greatly. Know what to look for and what to avoid.

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The first answer is pretty thorough but I would like to add a few points. 

First.. the type of food you are feeding your dog may be the key.  If you are using a food that is grain, rice or corn based in the first three ingredients, please change to a food that is meat or chicken based.  Many dogs are allergic to grain, rice, wheat and corn and these things are used as primary ingredients in many well known, name brand dog foods.  Secondly, all treats that have these ingredients should be cut out.  It takes weeks to months before a food change can show results so you must be patient.  Jumping from one food to another will be counter-productive. 

Some dogs are so allergic to flea or other insect bites that one or two bites can cause a severe reaction.  Once the itching/scratching cycle begins, it is hard to stop it.  Benadryl is good but I suggest liquid form.  You can get it inexpensively at one of the dollar stores.  The pills take time to break down in the digestive system so you get better and faster results with the liquid.One tsp= 5cc and most dogs of average size can tolerate that much and more if the dog is a larger breed.  

Allergy testing is very expensive and most dogs will test positive to some things.  That does not mean that the itching is coming from those things as many things in the environment can trigger positive test results.  Breaking the cycle of itching is primary and that can be done with prednisone ( short term and last resort after benadryl and bathing), allergy shots( same deal, last resort after easier methods).   This spring and summer have been particularly hard, weather-wise.

Good luck!



Sorry for the delay in updates.  We had a HUGE major setback and kitty trauma.  Apparently, phone books are NOT optimal for raising up your cat's litterbox if said cat is enormous.  All the websites and literature recommend that you raise up the litterbox to the height of the toilet, and the preferred material is phonebooks.  Not for a nearly 20 lbs cat. Erik hopped in his newly jacked up litter box to do his duty and it promptly shot off the phone books causing mass hysteria and trauma.  TERROR!!  HORROR!!  Meowing in the streets!!

It took a whole week for him to finally being using the litter box AT ALL.  He's been holding it and refusing to go until he heads outside.  We had to take the litter box back down to the ground and start "over" but, he seems to be finally okay with the litter box.  My husband has built a more stable riser for the box to go on that I think we may install this weekend.  I'm going to start setting Erik on the actually toilet trainer starting tonight, and then give him treats, to see if he starts to get the idea.  So, what I have learned:  Indoor/outdoor cats are more difficult to toilet train, big fat giant kitties are too much for phone books alone.

Unfortunately for Erik, he also just got all of his annual shots and a nice checkup from the vet, which involved far more poking in his hind-end than he's comfortable with.  Good news, though!  He's down to 17 lbs. from 25 lbs.  Not that he's happy about it. All that, and the rump-poking seems to have given the litter box trauma a run for it's money.  He's momentarily forgotten that the litter box is fickle and not to be trusted. I guess the answer is that whenever he gets toilet trauma to haul him to the vet for an exam.

So, we continue on in our struggle for a toilet trained cat, but I think this adventure will take much longer than previously thought.  I think that snow on the ground will much improve our chances of success, since he'll be less likely to "hold it"  If I can just get him up on the seat, I think it will be relatively smooth sailing, but I think that the transition from litter will be a doozy, too!! 


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~ Abby, PetMeds Pro


Pet Store reviews in Boston


They had a larger selection than I expected, and it was very easy. They weren't pushy with any sales techniques and made this a very quick and convenient shopping trip. Going back soon.
- Bradley W.

I had made an appointment to get my poodle groomed here and I requested that I did not want my dog being used to for studding as he is not neutered and I have heard of this happening to certain breeds of dogs before in the past. They called me this morning to tell me that they would not be able to extend services to me based on this request.
- Patricia B.

My Golden Retriever is only four and a half months old, and this was her first official grooming. I'd tried repeatedly to trim her nails, but she was too squirmy, and I was too nervous. So, I contacted . I liked the fact that the business was in her home, that she wouldn't have multiple dogs present while my puppy ...More was groomed, and that she had fifteen years of experience.
was amazing! She was so sweet and calm with . It's obvious she loves dogs and knows how to handle all ages. I am delighted by how beautiful 's coat turned out and am so happy her nails are trimmed! I definitely plan on using her services in the future.
- Rebecca T.

Our dog has back problems. She's 11 and a half. This is the second time they've come and groomed her. Usually, when I'd taken her to a groomer in the past, she had cried all the way there and hated it. However when Amber, our new groomer, arrives she gets so excited and doesn't mind it a bit (which is unusual for her). Amber ...More is excellent! I am very pleased with this company.
- Margaret W.

They were very knowledgeable and listened to what I wanted. They were very friendly and welcoming to me and my pet. Greeted us with a smile. My dog was ready to go home in a little over an hour, which I loved that he did not have to stay cooped up in a cage all day! He looked great, smelled great, exactly what I wanted and he was happy! I'M happy!

I decided to put a 50 fresh water fish tank together and was reading yelp and came across among others and decided to give them a try. Best decision I made because I won't go anywhere else now.They have a crew there that was terrific from the minute I walked in. We discussed what I was looking for ...More and that was to build me a 50 tank and Stand and needed help with plants and ornament's.
We spent time together and asked questions about the different shapes and sizes of fish tanks and I ordered the tank and stand right then after spending about an hour talking with them. I haven't had a fish tank in many years and really needed help and they were right there with multiple suggestions leaving the choices to me about tanks, stands, plants and ornaments while we walked the store.
I must have called them four or five times and was always greeted the same way and then their were times I stopped in the store and it was packed but I was always acknowledged with a smile and a friendly hello and told someone will be with me in a minute. was the greatest with that smile and you always got the feeling whatever you ask or wanted the answer was yes and he may it happen.
By that time I knew them all. Well this week the day August 29 2015 my tank was set-up and me my two cats and wife sit in the den and just stare at it. It's like you can't leave the room it's that beautiful and there's no fish yet. We can't wait for that to happen. set the tank up with the help of and will also be the maintenance man for my tank and the young man knows his stuff as they all do. He will come twice a month to make sure it's all good . Within the next week or so will stop by to make sure all is good to add a couple of fish and after that maybe 6 to 8 weeks I'll start filling it little by little with the type of fish I want and with 's help it will be a moving master piece. Pisces has a large and beautiful selection of and Salt water fish to chose from. If your starting an aquarium or just adding another one or need fish or supplies just stop by and see if what I'm telling you isn't true.
Thanks, DamanEricShawnOwenChuck For everyone's help and kindness. They always make you feel it's great to see you.

- Paul S.

She's the most amazing big-hearted woman I've ever known. From a scale of 1 to 10, she's an 11. She's very friendly and she's so kind. There's tons and tons of animals that you see so much love. She gives everything she possibly can. All around, it's awesome.
- Chantale T.

Our dog is by no means easy to work with when it comes to his feet, but despite specifically requesting to have his nails trimmed, many were left completely undone, the hair cut was basic and done pretty well.
The front desk people who were in charge of the shop itself (the grooming is separate I guess?) were extremely ...More rude and unprofessional.
- Rosemary A.

Pet Stores in Boston

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Boston College

Alpha Tech Pet

119 Russell St Suite 21


North Weymouth

Bagdassarian, Dr. Raffi

254 Trapelo Rd

Bark Back Bakery

94 Stella Rd

Boston Felines & Fidos

398 Columbus Ave

Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

274 Southampton St

C and C Kennel

75 Sullivan Rd



Country Dogs-Dog Daycare

500 Main St

D'Tails Pet Boutique

482A Columbus Avenue

Dog Walker

123 Abc St

Dogs by Design & Cats Too


Furry Friends Pet Sitting

73 Moran Street
North Attleboro

Holistic Family and Pets

36 Beach Street

K-9 Daycare

400 Washington St

k9strolls Shop & Play

83 Pembroke St

Linda's Critter Corral

73 Bessom Street

Mobile Mutts

333 Columbia Rd

New England K-9 School for Dogs

20 Lumber St

Newtonville Pet

47 Bayview St

No Bones About It

1786 Beacon St

Pampered Pet Dog Grooming Shop

711 Pleasant St



Pilgrim Innovations LLC

38 Barnswallow Lane


110 K. Street
South Boston

Santa Cruz Animal Health

3600 Dry Creek Road

Starseekers Himalayan Kittens

8 Bright Side Avenue

VCA City Cats Hospital

665 Massachusetts Ave



Wilmington Pet Shop Inc

917 Main St Ste C

Zoomin Groomin

Aspen Rd

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