Around here, the Petcos are dirty, dingy and pretty much empty (of people and pet supplies). The Petsmarts are clean, bright and occupied. I'll go to Petco if Petsmart doesn't have what I'm looking for (and I need it fast), otherwise I buy most of my boy's stuff over the internet.
We don't have a Petco around here. We have PetSmart, Pet Supplies "Plus", and Superpetz. Of all I like the Pets Supplies Plus the best: way better selection of food, toys, etc. and they always have AWESOME clearance items! However, of the two others, I'd choose PetSmart because even though the prices are higher, SuperPetz is dark and dirty, doesn't have any different foods except for Solid Gold, and the prices are literally sky high: a stuffed monkey puppy toy for Lola:$10.99! The monkey was like 6 inches tall! Forget that! So yeah, of the 2 I guess PetSmart groomed Deeogee when I brought her stinky matted butt home (regular groomers we booked solid), and they did a really nice job on her and took extra steps to be extra gentle and cautious with thier movements, etc. since she was a "rescue" dog and we wern't sure how she'd do with the whole grooming thing. So, there it is.
***Edited By: Newfie_girl on 5/5/2006 12:47:58 PM*** Reason: sp
i prefer petsmart over petco, but dont use neither of them as we have a feed store right down the road that carries the better foods and treats. they also sell a wide variety of doggie toys, even kongs, bullystick treats. they also carry frontline, advantix and advantage. so pretty much everything i need for my dogs , i can get there.