8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004834.075945 -118.376609
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Beverly Center
This place isn't nearly as bad as people have said it is. I bought my beagle puppy here and after 9+ years he's been healthy! I would say it was the best purchase I've ever made. He has the best temperament and is adorable. Im sad to see this place go even though they have been known to buy puppies from puppy mills. There are more important things that people should worry about!
These people should be prosecuted. – I have an incredibly sick King Charles Spaniel puppy that my fiance purchased here for the kids over Christmas. Since it was a surprise, we didn't have time to look them up and see all the horrible reviews. The dog was lying in the cage with mucus coming out of his nose when we got him, and thank god we at least got him out of there. Two emergency vet visits later, he still hasn't been getting better, and their vet doesn't answer the phone. I won't even tell you how much this has already cost, on top of the 2300.00 we paid for the dog.
They also presented fraudulent papers as proof that he didn't come from a puppy mill, and even gave me a personalized breeding chart for this dog, assuring me that his grandparents were champions. Later, I found out that they gave the same exact chart to a friend of mine when she bought her dog here four years ago. These people are liars and frauds, and should be criminally prosecuted.
CLOSE THIS PLACE DOWN--IT IS INHUMANE! 0 Stars! WHY IS CITYSEARCH STILL GIVING IT "3 Stars"???? – Went into Pet Love today as I was curious to see if they have improved conditions in their store and/or have stopped getting puppy mill puppies. NO on both accounts. If anything, the conditions for the puppies seemed even worse (including filthier) than before and it is obvious that the dogs came from disreputable breeders. The puppies were not behaving like puppies--no energy, dull eyes, no interest in anything. It was heartbreaking. And still very high prices on older puppies squeezed into cage. Asked if they had the health history of the parents (and grandparents) of the puppies. Surprise, surprise--no they don't. But you have a "1 year guarantee"--like that will replace the heartbreak of bonding with an ill puppy. When is someone going to CLOSE this place down!!! AND WHY IS CITYSEARCH STILL GIVING IT "3 STARS" when EVERYONE WHO HAS REVIEWED IT GAVE IT "1 STAR"?? We'd give it "0" if it was possible!
Puppy Mill Misery – It's been verified. PET LOVE GETS THEIR DOGS FROM PUPPY MILLS and have been for over 16 years. These subhumans need to be shut down for good. Start by not shopping there. I know it's heart breaking to see the little dogs in cages, but when the demand stops, the supply will stop. Educate everyone you know. The overwhelming majority of pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills. If they tell you they get them from "small, private breeders," they're most likely lying. No responsible breeder would sell to a pet store. The breeding dogs at puppy mills suffer their entire lives in wire cages with no socialization, attention or adequate care. A large percentage of dogs from mills have health problems. Please adopt a dog instead. If it's a purebred dog that you must have, shelters have plenty of purebred dogs and there are breed specific rescues as well. Shelters and rescues screen for behavior issues and their pets are fully examined by vets. Pet stores pay money to quack vets to sign off on their dogs. Besides, adopting will save you a lot of money as well as save a life.
Petfinder is a great website to find a dog. They list dogs up for adoption all over the country. You put in your zip code and can search by age, breed, and even gender.
PLEASE DON'T BUY FROM PET LOVE OR ANY OTHER PET STORE.
They don't check to see whether their puppies come from respectable breeders – I bought a bulldog puppy there in 2004, and although i love my dog very much i am saddened at the fact that he has had to undergo numerous surgeries on his eyes, which have cost me (i stopped counting at three thousand) over 3 thousand dollars and which are a direct result of overbreeding. He is now four years old, and i have checked to see what breeder he is from and have found that the man who bred my dog has been in violation several times, and ran what i have learned are called puppy mills. He now breeds cows instead of dogs. at the time he bred not only bulldogs but all types of dogs, mostly expensive breeds. I would urge anyone considering buying a pet from Pet Love to buy directly from a breeder that specializes in one breed. The contract you are agreeing to when you buy a pet from Pet Love holds them accountable for diseases and such ailments that are a result of overbreeding only for a period of two years, and if found that it is indeed a condition resulting from such, you have to give them back your pet, and they will replace it with another. Who on earth would do that? That is exactly why it is written that way. Pets are not comparable to an apparatus that you buy under guarantee. There is a clear moral issue here that is not addressed. They should be held liable for all ensuing veterinarian costs that are determined to be a result of irresponsible breeding. I would not give up my dog for anything, but i would do it over very differently if i had known what i now know.
$2000 to support an industry of torture? Boycott this place – Be clear on one thing: if you buy a puppy from this store (or ANY pet store, for that matter) you are supporting an industry of cruelty. The mothers of these puppies spend their entire lives in cages - some never set foot on solid ground - being bred every single time they go into heat. They are given no protection from the cold in the winter and no shelter from the heat in the summer. When they are too old or sick to give birth to anymore puppies, they are drowned or shot. The people at the pet store will tell you that they get their dogs from reputable breeders (USDA approved!) and they will even name the breeder; this means nothing. The USDA only requires that the cages are large enough that the animal can turn around inside. Employees at pet stores will outright lie and say they don't get their dogs from puppy mills. This is 100% untrue. Reputable breeders would NEVER sell to a pet store because they want to know where their dogs are going. Let me repeat - ONLY puppy mill breeders will sell to pet stores; no one else. They will also tell you that they regularly visit the breeding facilities; this is a lie. Most of the breeding facilities are in the midwest where large-scale puppy manufacturing is a lucrative field and very unregulated. Get a dog from a shelter or a rescue. If you are looking for a specific breed, you can go to a breed rescue. I have three purebred dogs, two pugs from a pug rescue group and shih-tzu from the shelter. If you want to learn more about pet stores, go to the Humane Society's website and search puppy mills. If you absolutely have your heart set on a purebred puppy, do your research (beginning at the American Kennel Club's site) and find a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder will insist on meeting you and will welcome you to tour his or her facilities. If nothing else, know that pet stores are a total rip-off. Unless they are selling a show quality dog, breeders never sell never dogs for over $1000 (usually a lot less).
immature sales staff, sick animals – It is run by a bunch of random young people who look totally inexpirienced.
I got a papillon puppy there and she had the worst bloody di****ea for a long time. Also, they keep their dogs way too long... the german shepherd puppy there is as big as the cage!!! and at $999 as a sales price, he'll probably be there for even longer.
WOW! i can't believe they're still in business. – First off, i'm not gonna sit here and preech to you about adopting a dog. But let me tell you, do yourself a favor, do not buy a dog from this place. I know of 3 different people who bought their puppies from Pet Love and the first person's chihuahua died only 3 weeks after getting it, second person's dog didn't die, but has lifelong allergies to everything!, and third person's dog got pneumonia! Think long and hard before going to this place, i know the puppies are cute but think about the money it's going to cost to keep your puppy alive. If you're really itching for a purebread, find a reputable breeder, which i guarantee will be cheaper and your pup will be healthier.
Also, if you haven't heard, there have been so many undercover investigations done of this place and they found so many sick dogs from puppy mills and store personnel shooting the puppies up with medicine. HOW DISGUSTING!
WHY IS THIS HOUSE OF HORRORS STILL OPEN!!! – I can't go to the Beverly Center anymore because this store makes me sick to my stomach! Please everyone do your research, these poor puppies. Find out where their mothers and fathers are, they are living in a small cage breeding with just food & water NO HUMAN CONTACT-$$ machines and when you shop at this store you add to the cruelty-ADOPT, RESCUE!!
animal abuse – If your into seeing dogs suffering in small cages and displayed like shoes, then this is the place for you. If you have a heart than you will go to the shelter and save a dog or cat!
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