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Published April 6th 2017
Everything Pets and Their Owners Could Want
The Pet Superstore certainly lives up to its name. It is every pet lovers dream with a full range of items to care for and pamper your beloved animal companion. The Pet Superstores are a family owned, independent group of stores which first opened in Capalaba in 1997. They pride themselves on "offering a unique shopping experience of good old fashioned customer service by team members who love and know animals." In 2010 The Pet Superstores were founding members in the formation of "Indepet", Australia and New Zealand's largest network of independently owned Stores. I visited the Stafford store which is located 8km from the CBD.
Purchase a Pet The wonderful and unexpected thing that sets the Pets Superstore apart from its competition is the wide range of animals which are available to fall in love with and take home with you. The critters are set in specific sections throughout the shop making it easy to identify your areas of interest while you wander through the store. Yes, there are cuter than cute puppies and kittens in the nursery which will melt any heart and be difficult to leave behind. At the back of the shop is the aquarium section with a full range of tanks, turtles, accessories and fish to set a serene calmness to your room or office.
At the other end of the store is the birds section which stocks a variety of feathered friends from colourful finches, playful budgies, chickens, romantic love birds and other parrots. My shopping companion couldn't resist buying a yellow canary for her mother and the staff (including the breeder) gave her lots of information to care for her new family member.
For the brave browser looking for a more unusual and exotic pet, you can't go past wandering into the reptile enclosure which houses a number of slippery critters including snakes, spiders, lizards, rats, and scorpions. And you can get their food from here as well with discounts for multiple purchases. Yikes!
The Pet Superstore has one of the largest ranges of pet accessories that I have encountered. The leads, harnesses, collars, cosy beds and bowls for dogs and cats are arranged by colour creating zones of bling for the fashion conscious.
Walls of toys
Pet Food and Treatments The store stocks a full range of major brands of foods, treats and flea and tick treatments to warn off any nasty parasites. Major food brands like Royal Canin, Nexguard, Milbemax and Advance are all there.
Aisles of food
What else? During our visit, I took pooch along with me and he was welcome to join me as we browsed through the store. My Pet Warehouse is open 7 days and visitors are spoilt with extensive parking at the back of the shop with steps and ramps leading to the entrance. Stores are also located at Capalaba and Garden City. Overall, I was very surprised and delighted to have found the Pet Superstore which has quickly become my new favourite shop. I'm already planning my next visit now.