I worked at a petland store for 2 years and had nothing but problems with most of the management and the kennel room manager. I first decided to start working at Petland because I absolutly love animals but after working there I have a Hard time stomaching going into petland stores. I first started out as a cashier at the store and quickly became a kennel technition, while working in the kennel room of the Petland I had to deal with and have witnessed some disturbing things. First and foremost the managers attatude toward the animals in the store.
- dead animals (bunnies, birds, hamsters ect) get put in a big freezer in the kennel room
-sick animals like birds are not even thought as good enough to get vet treatment they get stuck in a cage in the kennel room. When i tryed to help the bird by trying to get it to drink water with an eye dropper i got yelled at by management because i was supposed to be mopping the kennel room floor not looking after a bird that they said was going to die anyway
- ive had the managers bring sick animals into the kennel room and toss them onto the counter like they were nothing but garbage and tell me to stick them in a cage because customers were complaining.
The dogs and cats at petland stores are bought from the "breeders" without even a check at the facility were the dogs/cats were born (some of them are even thin farm puppys and kittens with major problems) its all for the profit at the store. Petlands mission statements supposed to be:
"Our petcounsilers are dedicated to matching the right pet with the right costomer and meeting the needs of both, to our costomers who already own pets we are dedicated to inhancing there knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond."
The people at the petland stores do not care weather its the right pet for you they care about the bonus they get when they sell a dog for $1800, they get an extra $50-$100 on there paycheck when they sell an animal.
OK say you see an adorable puppy at the petland store thats priced at $1280.00
the puppy was bought from the breeder for $450, petland only payed $80 to get it fixed and $30 for its shots then $80 to get it microchipped that equils $640
They then turn around and tell you that they payed $200 for the spay or nuter and $80 for the shots and at least $100 for the microchip then they times that total by 1.5% then add another $35 for warrenty and theres the price of the puppy
450 200 80 100= 830x 1.5% =1245 35 =1280.00