Unhappy animals can easily become disobedient, resulting in rebellious behavior such as furniture gnawing and forming a punk-rock cover band. Quash canine caterwauling with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pet supplies at B&B Pet Stop on Cottage Hill Road.
B&B Pet Stop supplies customers with a vast selection of pet-friendly goods to meet the multifarious needs of their cuddly housemates. Animal-havers can find a collection of critter comforts in B&B's 14,400-square-foot location, including health-conscious foods and treats, blankets, toys, and flea-control products that protect fuzzy loved ones from the irritating itches that keep them from concentrating on their chess matches. Wrangle in wandering pets with an Avenue retractable tape leash ($29), or set up accommodations for houseguests’ aquatic associates with a complete goldfish kit ($29). Pet parents can also invest in a carpet-and-sisal cat scratching post to help frantic felines break their nail-biting habits ($25). B&B's highly trained staff is always on hand to lend its expertise and answer questions about products.
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B&B Pet Stop
In 1981, B&B Pet Stop paired pet owners with furry friends and items to care for them from a 600-square-foot location. Since then, the store has expanded to 24 times its original size—B&B now fills every nook and cranny of a massive 14,400-square-foot store. But one thing hasn’t changed; it’s still run by Bill Trufant and his sisters Sally and Mary. The trio’s pet emporium stocks everything from Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals cat and dog food and Nylabone chew toys to cages and vitamins for birds.
The Trufants and their dedicated staff don’t just equip pet owners with supplies; they also supply the pets themselves, hosting so many critters that children take field trips to the shop the way they might visit a zoo. More than 2,600 gallons of salt water aquariums include a live coral system and a reef display, creating a home for saltwater swimmers, such as pygmy angelfish and crabs. Nearby, red-tail sharks, firemouth cichlids, and other creatures frolic in more than 6,000 gallons of fresh water. The shop also sells more than 800 reptiles and more than 12,000 small animals each year, as well as a fleet of birds. For particularly dedicated caregivers, a selection of rarer, more high-maintenance animals is available, including hedgehogs, which demand a homemade cake thrice a day.
B&B Pet Stop’s dedication to animals extends to community-outreach initiatives. For instance, you have the option to round up your purchase price, donating the change to monthly rotating charities, including Animal Rescue Foundation and the Mobile Arts Council. This idea has raised nearly $100,000 in just five years.