Products, Services, and Q&A regarding dogs and cats
Have a question regarding dogs or cats? This is the place to ask it.
Click here to see if we currently have any kittens for sale at Family Pet Shop, or if you have kittens you would like to bring in.
Click here to see a note from the owner regarding why you will not find puppies or dogs for sale at Family Pet Shop.
Previously answered questions:
Sorry, there are currently no kittens for sale at Family Pet Shop, but check back often, as we commonly get kittens around this time of year.
If you have kittens that you would like to bring in, please be advised of the following guidelines:
1. We cannot take any kittens that are under 2 lbs.
2. We will not take any kittens that have fleas or medical problems. However, we can help you with treatment of some of the more common medical problems in kittens as well as fleas, so please don't hesitate to contact us if this is the case.
3. We only accept kittens that have been living indoors. There are a variety of reasons for this, not the least of which is the concern regarding parasites and disease that can come with outdoor animals.
4. We reserve the right to not accept any kitten for any reason after an initial examination. Our agreement to see and examine the kittens in no way compels us to keep them should we discover issues that conflict with the policies laid out in 1, 2, and 3.
If you have kittens to bring in, and you have read the above guidelines, please give us a call or fill out the form at the top of this page to get in contact with us.
A note from the owner regarding the sale of puppies/dogs
Some people are disappointed to not see puppies or dogs for sale at Family Pet Shop. Our main reason for not selling puppies or dogs is that we do not want to support puppy mills, which is unfortunately where most pet shop dogs come from. Puppy mills are part of a soulless money-making industry that treats female dogs as puppy factories. There are many who are striving to close puppy mills down. My contribution is to not purchase pups from that industry.
The best way to get your puppy is from a private breeder. Investigate the many breeds available and choose the breed that best fits your way of life and environment. It can also be very worthwhile to check out your local SPCA, as well as other shelters and of course, rescue groups.
We love hearing about those dogs that have gotten great homes after being abandoned for one reason or other. Please, feel free to bring your pup in for a visit. We would love to love your pup up! We sell many products for your dog and can certainly guide you to what you need and, when possible, order that special something you want that we don't normally carry.
Some of you still come in and speak fondly of my companion for 13 years, a golden retriever named Zack. He was the best dog ever, and the inspiration for many people to get golden retrievers as their pet. Here's to you, Zack, you were the best and are sorely missed!