Pet Plus Mall Pet Store Review

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Pet plus also know as My Pet and Pj's Pets in the past years is a very shady pet store located in West Edmonton Mall in Alberta. It opened shortly after the mall has opened back in 1981. Over the past 15 years they have had some troubles. Closed down 3 times due to animal abuse, but don't worry then opened up again a couple days after being closed a new name.
Now lets go back many years when I was young and first visited the place well before my fish and reptile hobby. They sold puppies, cats, ferrets, birds and has the most biggest section of reptiles and fish I have ever seen. Bigger then petsmart! It went a long ways back into the store. I was too young to remember the care of the animals but knew many impulse buys would be made.
Now lets go ahead to 2017-2018. Many years passed but not much change. Puppies are still sold in glass tanks at the front. Chapters (a book store) has taken over the back of the store with their kids section. Now the wall is 1/6 the size it used to be. Creepy walking in Chapters new area knowing how many pets have died there.
Anyway! About the animals care. Clearly wasn't good. Puppies are %100 from puppy mills. The latest issue was back in February when the store was left abandoned for many days with out the animals being fed. The SPCA literally walked into the store with carts and cages and tanks and took EVERY single animal. Everything! Even the bettas!!! 2 Weeks later they had a sale reselling all these pets to good homes. All fish for $1!!! I was shook and was planning to go on the second day. They sold out of everything under 2hours. 500 pets gone like that!
Heres a good quick over view of the situation.

Now shortly after they reopened... You bet I came to see it! Not much fish and reptiles yet but lots of puppies and the place FILLED with bettas.
Today: Now I have not been there in awhile but I have heard they have been closed for good due to people finally no longer buying from them and going bankrupt. ( That I can't prove though.)
Overview: I give them a nice 2/10. Mall pet store are never good.
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Here we are re-opended...
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Just a $289 tank with a betta to greet you
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Some show tank bettas!
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Little bit of tanks left
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Bettas! ( They had another betta section in the front too)
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Overflow for the bettas
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Front bettas
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Death tank section with puppie sign in the back
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Will post more photos after.
Heres the petstore
Nice walk through but no fish :/
Hope you enjoy the review!
 
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Fish!
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Random tank filled wiht pest snails!
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Puppies
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Cute betta
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Another front tank
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Blurry photo of fish at the front
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Went back for a visit today...
Pet plus has moved across the mall to the very back in phase 3. The most empty part of the mall. The store is 1/4 of the size. You first walk into it and see not much other then pet supplies. Sadly they have a couple puppy selections with cats too. They still have bettas and have the tanks set up for reptiles and fish but had nothing other then bettas.
RIP Old location that has been here for years!
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New location!
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Walking in
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Poor betta
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There is a small corner with pets
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Bettas!
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Here is a video tour I did of the store awhile back.
I went back to check in on Sunday and the door was closed! So either they got locked out AGAIN for not paying the lease or they are so short of employees they have to close. So the animals were left alone in the dark for 24 hours. The poor dogs left to sit alone in a cramped container.
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