Is Bringing Your Dog To Work At PetSmart "Theft Of Services?"

Is Bringing Your Dog To Work At PetSmart "Theft Of Services?"

A former PetSmart employee says he was terminated for “theft of services” after he brought his dog to work on an overnight shift that he was doing as a favor to the store manager — and left the dog in the pet day care facilities. No other employee was working at the time, so he was supervising his own pet. Should this count as “theft?” [More]

This Petsmart Uses The Opposite Of Bulk Pricing

This Petsmart Uses The Opposite Of Bulk Pricing

Maybe, you, our wonderful and brilliant readers, can figure out the logic behind the pricing scheme for aquarium air stones that Kevin discovered at Petsmart. Because we sure as heck can’t. In a move that would make Target weep with envy, air stones become more expensive the more you buy. [More]

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Should PetSmart Provide In-Home Services?

Should PetSmart Provide In-Home Services?

Would you hire your next dog-walker from PetSmart? RetailWire says the pet store chain is considering offering in-home services such as “dog walking, backyard clean-up and aquarium set-up,” to help differentiate it from retailers like Walmart (who offer steeply discounted fish).

112 Ways To Save Money

112 Ways To Save Money

You guys are some thrifty freakazoids. We asked you to submit your money-saving secrets and you dumped like 35 elephants on our heads in comments and emails. We’ve trimmed that down to 112 . Here they are! Enjoy your savings.

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Purina Isn't Bothered By Dog Food Infested With Fly Larvae, Maggots

Purina Isn't Bothered By Dog Food Infested With Fly Larvae, Maggots

Christina’s two dogs fell ill after eating Purina Beneful infested with maggots and fly larvae. After taking her dogs to the vet, Christina called Purina for an explanation, only to be told: “As soon as our food leaves our factory, it is no longer our responsibility.”

http://consumerist.com/2008/08/18/1-2-3-4-66/

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Petsmart Tries To Sell You Something To Stop The Bleeding They Started

Petsmart Tries To Sell You Something To Stop The Bleeding They Started

Reader Sara wants to share the experience she had with Petsmart’s dog grooming service. She says that after they accidentally cut her dog’s toenail too close they tried to sell her a product to stop the bleeding.

Hey, Guess What Bully Sticks Are Made Of?

Hey, Guess What Bully Sticks Are Made Of?

Dried bull penises! Bully Sticks are a popular dog treat, supposedly healthier for dogs than dumb old penis-free rawhide, but if you check the ingredients label on a Bully Stick you’ll often just find the phrase “Meat By-product.”

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Purina Dog Food

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Purina Dog Food

Michael sends in this latest Grocery Shrink Ray victim, found at the Petsmart where he works. He writes, “The price is the same, and the 20lb bag is apparently being “upgraded” to an 18lb bag. This was the only 20lb bag left, but consumers who pay attention may be able to still be able to find some of the larger bags in stores.”

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits "Science Diet" Cat Food

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits "Science Diet" Cat Food

We’ve been getting quite a few complaints about Hill’s Science Diet Cat Food. It seems that they’ve shrunk their bag and (in some stores) the price went up too.

Pet Food Companies Agree To $24 Million Settlement Over Killer Pet Food

Pet Food Companies Agree To $24 Million Settlement Over Killer Pet Food

Widow Sues Petsmart For Selling Killer Hamster

Widow Sues Petsmart For Selling Killer Hamster

In 2005, Petsmart sold a woman a hamster infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, or LCMV. The woman died of a stroke, and her liver was transplanted into Thomas Magee. He subsequently contracted LCMV and died from complications. His widow is now suing Petsmart. According to MSNBC, the lawsuit claims that “two other people who received organs from this woman died and one became seriously ill.”

http://consumerist.com/2007/11/28/a-customer-says-his-complaints/

A customer says his complaints were met with indifference after reporting that mice had infested the bird seed at a Mass. Home Depot, leaving torn and spilling bags in their wake. Not only that, the store wasn’t clean up the dead mice. Seems the store employees don’t know which aisle contains the pest control products (or dustpans), nor do they care to. If they want to be “green” about it, they could just go over to PetSmart and get a few cats. Felines have been killing mice for us humans since the dawn of grain storage, so maybe it’s time to kick it old-school. [Wicked Local]