Saturday, October 13, 2007

Getting "Naughty" over at Charlie loves Halifax!

I've been in doing a bunch of updates tonight on my "Charlie loves Halifax" website and I added a rant on my "Pet Stores" page. I think it's because of a conversation I had last week with one of the owners of a local Pet store at the Maritime Fall Fair that was going really well and we were having a good talk until I asked "so is your store dog friendly?" and she said "well, NO!" and then went on to give me 2 or 3 really lame brained excuses like as if I should just take them at face value and still come and spend exhorbitant amounts of money at her store for stuff I can buy pretty much anywhere else AND take my dog in with me that it hit me - we really DON'T need to take the bullshit. So I wrote a nice little rant on my pet store page tonight.

You can go and read it if you like. It's pretty much patented falderal guaranteed to make business owners stutter and sputter, but is nothing other than the good honest to dog truth (in my opinion) - it's at


  1. Anonymous11:46 PM

    Hi Joan, I agree with you 100 percent. That is crap that pet stores don't allow us to bring in our furry companions. And all of the lame excuses are ridulous. I absolutely REFUSE to shop at such hypocritical establishments like Willow in Downtown Hfx. They do not allow pets in their store and have an awful kennel tied up outside so if and when we do bring our pets to the store, we have to leave them outside in the kennel. And there's only one kennel so if more than one dog or cat is brought by, they would all have to stay in the same kennel?! Do the Willow store owners know anything at all about ANIMALS? So frustrating and beyond comprehendable!!!! Makes me utterly sick. None, and I mean it- NONE of my $$$ will be going to any pet stores that do NOT allow animals. Ridiculous.

  2. Anonymous2:57 PM

    I don't know how long it has been since you shopped at Willows, but they do now allow dogs inside and even encourage people to leave their dog there while they shop at Petes (rather than leaving the dog tied up outside of Petes where it could be harmed or stolen). They are very friendly and knowledgable so I suggest giving it another try!