I like Petsmart for its cleanliness and Petco for the variety of foods. I find they both have a decent selection of toys,etc for my FUTURE dog :) I used to get my rottie's food from a feed store...wonder if they're still around (its almost been 5 years)
we dont have a petco here we have petsmart. i won't shop in there. they dont carry any decent brands of dog/cat food and dont really offer anything anymore spectacular then the pet store i already do my shopping in.
LOL, I go to petco because they carry natural balance and petsmart doesn't, but our petsmart is brand new so it's nice and clean...if it stays that way it'll be great. --Petco is dirty. :( My guys arent allowed to walk in there.
We also have neither here, but when we go to the big city,LOL, we go to petsmart and petcetra, and basically anypet sore that doen't sell puppies or kittens. I refuse to patronize any store that sells pups and kittens.
But all my animals eat vet food anyway, so the food they sell means little to me honestly.
I do find both kinda expensive so my dogs usually just have ty beanie babies to chew on, an a knot-a-rope or two. I can't have tennis balls though since my boy always wants to dehide them.
I used to say Petco, now I'm going to say Petsmart. I've found that when I take my dogs into Petsmart it takes FOREVER to get one thing because everyone must stop and say hello to the dogs. (which is great! They need socialization) When I go to petco, I get what I need and leave, and not one person even LOOKS at my dogs. I asked the one girl taht worked there if they are not allowed to pet the dogs or something and she jsut looked at me like I had five heads.... I don't like the general attitude at Petco.
We don't have either of them here in Australia. When i had a dog -last year:( - we just went to a local pet store as it sold good toys and stuff. It wasn't very clean (like the floor!) but the animals were looked after very well and they only sold rescued dogs. It is a priately owned business i think. The rescue part was one of the reasons why we bought from there and not from the larger pet shop down the road.