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The staff is well trained on the different products, able to answer my questions and are helpful when I'm trying to decide what to feed my pets or the best liter and treats. They make me feel welcome without smothering me by trying to sell me product I don't want. Taking a special interest in me and my pets makes me want to come back.
I think the customer service at PETCO is fantastic! When my Newfoundland was in terrible pain from arthritis, we tried everything to help him. Our vet tried one medication after another, along with supplements. The poor dog was still in pain, and only 5 years old. We thought we'd have to put him to sleep, he was so miserable. I was at PETCO picking up dog food, and took a look at the joint supplement aisle. So many choices--so confusing. One of the employees asked if he could help me. I told him about our Newfie, and he went straight to the PETCO brand of Joint Formula III. I thought it was rather pricey, but the alternative was to say goodbye to a young dog.
That employee saved my dog's life! Our big boy was running and jumping like a puppy after only a week on that supplement. It bought him an additional 7 years, and as long as he had his daily dose of Joint Formula III, he was pain-free. That was several years ago, and PETCO's customer service has never wavered. They just hire really good people.
The store was clean, great selection of products, animal habitats were clean and they all looked comfortable. Although I was there at a slow time of day the staff was helpful (with me and other customers) and I found what I was looking for easily.
All the workers are very friendly and always willing to help. Most of them are always busy doing something to make the store look nice but the place does need a lot of upgrading!! Come on Petco, you can do better for these employees that work hard to make us customers feel welcomed!! And need more workers in the store!! Store #1306.
I rarely write reviews but wanted to say how pleasantly surprised I was to attend the dog Training classes at the Del Mar Petco on Via De La Valle. My dog and I have been working with Luis and he really has been a fabulous coach. I have had many dogs and have always done training classes and really like Luis' manner and positive approach. He made a real effort to work with me and find a time that worked for me, but most of all he's just really good at training you in a positive way to train your dog. I would definitely recommend his classes to anyone who is thinking about training. The price is also a win-win. Many other places I have gone for training have been far more expensive.
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Don't even think about ordering online. It's a total mess. I have been using Chewy for my dog's food and decided to try their 30% discount on first order with repeat delivery. They charged me the discounted price on my credit card and didn't send the two dog foods I had ordered. What's worst is there was no order history in my app, but only repeat delivery set up. I called the customer service, explained what happened. The lady acknowledges they charged me already and didn't created the order. She said there must have been an error and assured me she would set up a delivery immediately. After the conversation I checked my account only to learn she created a New Order for the same dog foods I paid already and charged me the full price and canceled the transaction of promotional price they originally charged me. So I called them again, explained what happen. This lady seemed doesn't understand English well. I was worried.
After the phone call, I checked my Petco app, and this time this lady canceled one of the dog foods I ordered. So I called them AGAIN. But then this customer service agent asked me to prove them the proof I made an order with promotion. She says send them screenshot of the transaction of my credit card. OMG. I couldn't deal with them anymore and request cancelation of all orders. I am done with them.
PETCO'S GROOMERS ARE NOT LICENSED. There are no mandatory educational requirements needed to become a professional dog groomer in California. It is preferred that candidates hold a high school diploma or GED equivalency, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED. In other words, high school grads looking for a summer employment hit up Petco. No experience required as you can see in the photo. PETCO RUINED MY DOG! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! Petco - Store #547 PCH Long Beach, CA. The groomer SHAVED my dog all the way down from head to tail which was total opposite of my instructions. The carneys that work in Petco's Long Beach grooming department should all be subjected to unannounced mandatory drug tests.
PETCO'S over all response regarding the extremely unprofessional matter has been nothing short of shameful. Also when you call "support" the call is answered offshore in the Philippines, which further goes to show they do not care about their customers. See before and after photos. BEFORE PIC (April). Beautiful coat. AFTER PIC (May 13). Missy went in for a simple shampoo and a trim on May 13. Petco ruined my dog's coat. The unqualified and probably untrained girl -- ** shaved my dog and corporate "Petco" doesn't give a flying ** based on their insincere reply below. What a joke. I cannot recommend this or any other Petco. You've been warned.
Drs. Foster & Smith provided me with most of my pet needs, including medications, for years with never a glitch. Then PETCO buys them out and starts spamming me with offers for which the discount codes are not accepted on their webpage, which is one of the worst web sites I have ever seen. I took a chance and ordered some medications. Big mistake. They seem to be unable to accept written prescriptions, so they cancelled my order. That may be lucky for me, since I have now seen dozens of complaints from customers whose orders they accepted but then never fulfilled. I shall not be going back to PETCO again.
This is the most unrespectful company that I contacted in the USA. I submitted a prescription order and 2 days after my vet confirmed and sent me a copy that they fax the approval. I called Petco on the same day, they confirmed they received the approval. 2 days after my call I still haven't received the confirmation of shipment, so I called again. For my surprise now they state that they dont have my approval and that they will "try" to cancel my order. The customer supervisor in the call center hung up on me when I asked them to listen to a previous call as they were giving me a different statement today from the one gave to me 2 days ago. I won't stop calling until I get my answer. I want my order canceled right now. The funny part is that they haven't send me an e-mail after hanging up on me so I don't get their names. But I have the information from the call on Monday and I won't stop until they cancel my order.
I ordered heartworm medication for my two dogs - 12 months' supply for each dog - on 5/5/2019. My dogs' heartworm prescriptions for Tri-Heart Plus was provided by Vetco. Thinking Vetco will work better with Petco Pharmacy because basically they are the same corporate. What a BIG mistake! Petco outsources their pharmacy team to Express Scripts and Petco customer service team is offshored to Philippines. These teams which are supposed to be under the same corporate umbrella are completely disconnected to each other. Plus all of the customer service reps in Philippines can barely speak English without heavy accents, they can barely understand what customers are talking about either.
I waited all day Monday 5/6/19 thinking Vetco has already responded to fax approval request from Petco. I called Vetco on Tuesday 5/7/19 to see if they already approved my prescription orders to Petco. They have not responded before I called but they immediately processed it while I was on the phone with them. After I hung up with Vetco, I waited several hours to call Petco to ask my order status. When I called Petco, the Filipino rep said Vetco's approval was still not in their system but they promised that they will process my order with Petco Pharmacy as soon as they confirm Vetco approval.
Next day on Wednesday 5/8/19, I called Petco again, first two reps in Philippines (2nd one was supervisor) said Pharmacy team is working on my order but cannot tell when my order will ship. I asked to speak to their manager. What a surprise! I got ahold of an American rep in Wisconsin (called Premier Support team) and she told me my order will ship tomorrow and email confirmation will be sent tomorrow too. In Thursday afternoon on 5/9/19, all of sudden an email came in from Petco, which was saying one of my dogs' orders was cancelled because all of their stock of Tri-Heart has expiration dates on 12/31/2019 and I ordered 12 months' supply so they cannot provide 12 months' supply which would expire by the time I used them up. But why was only one of my dogs' orders cancelled??, The other dog's order is still showing in progress (suspended due to waiting for vet approval, which is wrong) on my account.
I talked to another American rep in Premier Support team and she said some computer glitch happened in my account but in reality both of my dogs' orders have been cancelled for the same reason. My Vetco vet approved me to get 12 months' supply at one order (I asked her in person) and I don't think it is common for pet pharmacy that all of their medications in stock expire less than 1 year?? This kind of situation tells me that Petco Pharmacy (Express Scripts) are buying bunch of cheap medication which is about to expire.
I went to Chewy.com and ordered Tri-Heart. 30 minutes later I called them and asked if there is a problem to send me 12 months' supply, They said no. Within 2 hours after I placed new order with Chewy I was contacted by Chewy rep and Vetco rep on the same line (3-way call) and asked about my cancelled order with Petco. I explained the situation and Vetco and Chewy started to do their best to speed up my order processing. What a difference between Chewy and Petco!Here are my lessons learned:
-Avoid using Petco Pharmacy as much as possible. Chewy has the same pricing on most heartworm medications only with much much better customer service.
-If you ended up ordering through Petco and want to talk to customer service, try to speak to their "Premier Support Team" who are in Wisconsin. All other reps with Petco are in Philippines and you will have hard time to make them understand your needs.
-Express scripts are selling medications that have close expiration dates (probably resold leftover inventories).
-Petco customer service and Petco Pharmacy (Express Scripts) are disconnected, not acting as the same company.
-Vetco and Petco are disconnected as well.
We wanted to purchase a fish that cost around $2.15. We had to look around for someone to help us. Finally my daughter went to the cashier and she paged someone to help us with our fish. The salesman refused to sell us a fish because he felt we didn't have an adequate setup or an environment for the fish and that the fish would die quickly. I told him that we were returning the fish to someone who had an aquarium. He said he couldn't sell us a fish just to let it die. His whole approach was ridiculous. I understand that animals need care. However, the fish wasn't going to be staying in my home. I found the whole experience off-putting and I doubt that I will ever go to Petco again.
The Petco groomer that I last encountered at Petco is horrible. I complained on their Facebook page and I believe I was verbally attacked by either employees of Petco or groomers that work for Petco. I never heard back from management or the store in question. I think it is unacceptable for a corporation to act in this manner. I would run from Petco because corporate or management does not care.
I have been with Drs Foster & Smith for years and have never been disappointed. The first of this year Petco took over their inventory and operations. Petco's website encourages you to sign up as well so that you do not need to worry about reordering. I have yet to receive my order for the birdseed. I am signed up for auto refill. Each month it has been canceled because they do not have enough inventory. They have not met their service commitment. I sent a letter to the CEO and this has not received a response in over five weeks. They apparently do not care about their commitments to their customers.
The changeover from Drs. Foster and Smith to Petco is a total nightmare. Never had any problems before. Went to get my dog’s insulin refilled and after 2 weeks and multiple approvals by my vet they never filled her meds. I spoke with customer service many times and my vet’s office spoke with the pharmacist twice! My vet finally cancelled the order so that I could get a refund and move on to another provider. But they would not cancel it!
Weeks have gone by and I keep getting told different things by different representatives. “It’s still showing processing because your vet has an approved it yet.” “We will have to get an IT person to take processing off of the account so that we can cancel everything and get you back your refund." My order was placed on March 23. It’s April 29! They seem to think as long as the word “processing” is on my order they don’t have to refund something I never received. I finally had to file something with PayPal because Petco refuses to do anything about this. It is the only way I could resolve it. I will never buy one thing from them ever again.
We used Drs Foster and Smith Pharmacy very happily for many years. Discovered in March 2019 that Petco had closed Drs Foster and Smith Pharmacy and all prescriptions had been transferred. After spending several hours on hold and with non-English-speaking service reps, the prescription was filled and we had one refill remaining. Fast forward to April 22, 2019 - called to have the remaining refill sent for our elderly dog.
After over an hour and several calls, I finally reached a call center (in India?) where the service rep understood the concept of "refill" (as opposed to new prescription). But they still had to get verification from our vet to refill the prescription. Vet's office called on April 24 to let me know they had faxed verification to Petco. Received email from Petco on April 26 advising me that my order was on the way with UPS tracking number. It's April 29. Package does not appear to have matriculated from pharmacy warehouse to UPS yet. Seriously?
In addition to the poor pharmacy service, the customer service people through whom, it appears, the orders must be placed, have no understanding of how prescription orders work - it's more than a language issue. There is no phone line dedicated to pharmacy customers and the phone number on the prescription label turned out not to be for pharmacy customers. Again, seriously? And let's not forget the poor quality of what passes for 'music' while stuck on permanent-hold. The fine folks at Drs Foster and Smith are truly missed!
If I could give 0 stars I would!! Petco has the WORST pharmacy customer service I have EVER experienced. On April 6th I went online and ordered my dogs Heartgard medication from them for the first time. I decided to go through Petco because their prices are cheaper than my vet. However it has been a complete NIGHTMARE trying to get my order and it is not April 29th! It has almost been a full MONTH and I have yet to receive my meds YET I HAVE BEEN CHARGED. So today I called and cancelled my order!! Since April 6th I have called the pharmacy 5 times! Once I was told it would ship the next day and the other times I was told they couldnt verify the status of my order! I faxed over all the info from my vet that they needed and my vet even spoke with them and still NOTHING! I will NEVER use Petco Pharmacy AGAIN and NEVER recommend them!
I recently lost my Jack Russell Terrier due to medical illness. I called Chewy, 1-800-pet-meds, and Petco to ask what to do with thousand dollar worth of medication and food. Chewy sent a gorgeous bouquet of flowers in a real vase and loving words on a card in addition to refunding everything without any questions. 1-800-pet-meds did the same without any questions or "but" except there was no flowers, but I appreciate both companies for caring. They said to donate any unused medications/food to local vet.
Petco was a different story. I had to call multiple times and put me on hold forever and they asked many questions and said they will follow up but they never did and in the end I called them to find out that they won't give me any refund. Not a single card, no flower, no nothing, and no refund. I used to love DRS. FOSTER AND SMITH and I bought most of my dog's meds and food, but I am going to shop elsewhere for my surviving dog and never at Petco. It's so disappointing that a large company like Petco doesn't have the courtesy to provide top notch service for pet parents who are grieving and still take that opportunity to keep it as business even at the time of pet loss.
I went in to buy shrimp. I am a biologist who has worked with amphibians and fish for 6 years. Shrimp have a molting issue when placed into different tanks. The water quality they have compared to mine must be very different when it comes to minerals and pH. I buy 6-8 shrimp at a time usually and about half die. Sometimes only one or two die. This is due to something called the white ring of death when dealing with molt death.
The shrimp basically have an issue molting because of the difference in suppliers>petstore>my house's water quality. I drip acclimated my shrimp and introduced them to a quarantine tank. Then if they survive I place them in the main tank, which has the same water composition (I have 4 tanks so one of them depending on the type). Sometimes they just don't survive the first molt. I've set up 4-5 tanks for my friends and family; now that I want to set up my own tank the manager says that I can't do refunds because I'm abusing the system. That there must be something wrong with my water or set up to keep having so many dead shrimp.
That she doesn't have returns happen like that... Well, sadly probably half of the dead shrimp get eaten from other people/ or they can't find the body don't realize and just flush the specimen. First time I met the lady she told me she didn't know anything about the fish area she was filling in that area. She doesn't know anything about how the fish are being cared for and she's the store manager?
I've used Drs. Foster & Smith pharmacy for years, when they got bought out by Petco, I was told they would honor the prescription. That is NOT the case. They told me that even thought I had refills, they w ok old have to get a new one. I WILL NEVER use Petco again!
I took my Golden (Daisey) in Petco in Dover, De to get groomed last summer. Told them to trim her hair according to her breed (pretty self explanatory). They shave her down to almost skin (I assume they know what they're doing. Needless to say, a few months later her hair was coming back but only in a few places. I looked on YouTube to see what was up. She and other breeds are supposed to be trimmed with some hair! I was upset and pissed. Here I trusted these people to do right thing and they didn’t. I called and got this excuse from manager of grooming that she was sorry and fired girl who had done the job a while ago.
I said what are you gonna do about it... She would put some special shampoo on her that might work. I took Daisey there and she explained she couldn’t shampoo her because she had a growth under her ear. It didn’t seem to bother them when they first groomed her and vet assured me it wouldn’t bleed because it was a mass that she had for last 2 yrs. I’m pissed that if that were the case and she truly was upset she would’ve at least given me shampoo and I done it myself. I’ll never, ever take my pets back there ever and I suggest you don’t either!
Loved Fosters and Smith, top notch customer service, great prices, reliability. Petco took over and now it's the opposite. Customer service, when you get through to them, is outsourced to India. It's a joke. They do not honor the prescriptions that I have on file with Foster and Smith as I was told they would, they can't cancel orders, they can't do anything other than provide lip service. Look elsewhere. After this experience I will no longer be purchasing anything more from Petco.
While a long-standing customer of Dr Foster and Smith, I had a repeat delivery of 3 elk antler super colossal for dogs at a locked-in price of $15.59. Average cost for this item is $24.69. When Foster & Smith moved to the "Petco Family" I received the repeat delivery and was charged 24.69 for each item. Prior, I did not receive an email from Petco indicating repeat deliver prices would not be honored. I requested a refund of $10 per item, which would not be honored.
Then I received another shipment with the same scenario. I requested that I am not charged return shipping as I had no intention of paying $80 for antlers! I was informed to return the items to the store! She would not provide a free ship label or provide me with a credit for the cost. The representative claimed they are doing their best to stand up to the standards of Foster and Smith. That will never happen based on what I experienced today. Such a disappointment. Petco is not a "family" pet store. Prices are outrageous.
Petco bought Drs. Foster and Smith. I had a valid prescription for my dog at Foster and Smith. I have called 3 times now and Petco will not even try to find the script. Now I have to through my DVM again to get important medication for my dog. A terrible experience.
Trying to find out why I haven't received my rewards dollars in several months -especially since I've been spending a lot of money there. First of all, the agent could hardly speak English and kept repeating questions. I spent about 10 minutes with her and finally lost my patience... hung up... I'm certain they have outsourced their customer service to a call center in the Philippines.
I used to be a very happy customer of Drs Foster and Smith. Once they merged with Petco, all dealings are now with Petco. I had two very bad experiences with Petco Customer Service which is manned by offshore agents. Each time I had to call, there was a very long wait and when I finally got an agent online spoken English was very poor. I had to ask them to repeat themselves multiple times. In one case I tried to cancel an order before it was shipped and I believe the agent said it would be taken care of. NOT!! As such I will no longer have any dealings with Petco.
I had an absolutely horrid experience with Corporate Customer Service after vaccinating my dog with the 5-in-one, rabies, Bordetella, and a de-wormer, which was a great deal at $79, and the staff at the store/clinic were great. Because Vetco no longer has clinics near me in East Scottsdale on weekends, I had to drive to a distant location. Sadly, my puppy gets quite carsick on rides lasting longer than about 10 minutes. And, you guessed it, she threw up in the car after the 30-min car ride home.
I immediately called the store, but alas, the veterinarians had just left, so I called corporate. At first they were wonderful, telling me no problem, it won't cost again to vaccinate (no, I was never asking to receive a free revaccinations of the oral meds - but, hey, it was offered). But, the gentleman told me to call back in a half hour so we could call the next location. I could type for an hour, but I'll give a summary. Next call, that rep on break, the guy who is there calls but doesn't ask the vet the right question, then tells me we can revaccinate if I reach out to petcoach.co and get an answer that it is safe to do so, which I did and have the email. Call back to tell them, the girl says she'll escalate.
Several days later no call. It is in the notes but never escalated correctly. Retell dilemma to new people several times, and always ask them to call my cell. After 10 days I pick up a message that is 4 days old from a supervisor who calls from a blocked number, asks me to call back and never leaves a number. I call back and spend over an hour. Seems they sent a refund of about $22 to me (I haven't received yet, but probably will). But, my complaint is that the ala carte price for these two meds will be about $55. So, I asked to make sure that I don't spend more than $17 more out of pocket, which is equal to the discount portion for the meds she threw up. So, now, we are only talking about $16 additional discount off their published a la carte price, and it is the principal - if you make it so inconvenient by moving weekend locations for loyal customers, that on the rare occasion this happens, make it a win-win.
Well, you guessed it by now, they called back and said there is no way to determine if it was a reaction to the med or car sickness, and they will do no more. It is sad they are losing a lifelong customer, who traveled nearly an hour, went to a website they instructed me to, got an email they asked me to, spent hours on the phone with broken promises and commitments, and then wouldn't make it right by $16. True character is only discovered when it is tested. Petco/Vetco may look great from afar, but when it came to their caring about a pet and their customer's experience that included several errors on their end, and offering a reasonable solution, they failed miserably.
Placed an order online for Sentinel Spectrum. I had a script in hand but was told I couldn't use it. Petco would call my Vet. That never happened. Two weeks later and STILL NOTHING! I called back 3 times and got the total run around. I was assured someone would call my vet. I finally went to a store and the manager went to bat for me and HE GOT NOWHERE too. I Petco manager couldn't get anything done. He was told my Vet would need to call them with an authorization number. What the hell is the script for? Petco online pet medicine is a total joke and a farce. Total disarray and lack of organization. Just go out of business will ya and save us all the headaches. Please "Joe Public" don't waste your time with Petco.
I had to switch to Petco since they took over Drs Foster & Smith. I was assured by F&S that the transition for the meds my pets need would be taken care of. It has been a royal nightmare from the very beginning. I had my vet send in a new Rx to Petco; but nothing ever happened. When I called I just got scripted answers from the customer service center that went absolutely nowhere. After asking for a supervisor to speak with, I found a lady who at the very least got 3 bags of the lactated ringers sent to me. But now I'm back to getting emails that say my order is on the way (I can't even find out what the order is supposed to be), then an email that says my order is cancelled for ? reason, then another email that says, "The order is coming," etc.
I answered an email from another rep about whether or not I still wanted my order shipped, to which I replied essentially "YES, ship it now!" When I wrote the supervisor about the email asking me if I still wanted the order, I commented that it seemed that Petco was just playing games with me. She then responded that per my request she had cancelled the order. Honestly, this has been going on for over a month now!!!! This company shouldn't even be in business with this kind of service and I regret ever buying anything from Petco in the first place. This issue just seems to keep dragging on and on with nothing positive happening, I will have to buy supplies locally again, and will be posting more complaints about this business as I have time. And no pharmacy, pet or otherwise, should ever operate this dysfunctionally.
For 2 1/2 years I got my dogs prescriptions from Foster and Smith with no problems but Petco pharmacy is a completely different story. My first order came in a relatively timely manner but one of the capsules had nothing in it. I called to let them know. The gentleman who was taking care of my call either couldn't understand my problem or wasn't sure how to handle it. In the end he was going to compensate me for the problem but that was 3 weeks ago and have heard nothing.
My second order was placed on March 31st. It is now April 10th and I have received anything. I have called 3 times. I got the song and dance about my vet not faxing back the scrips but that was not the case. They had. One of the prescriptions they said they said they had sent out on April 8 but when I called today it still had not gotten to the UPS station and they also told me that had not dealt with my second drug prescription even though they have had my vets script since April 4. I had to go to my vet to get both prescriptions filled at 2-3 times Petco's price. Customer satisfaction should be number one if they want my business and they just lost it!
I placed an order online March 30 for a senior dog food that I cannot buy in my local store. I checked the tracking 1 week later to find that UPS did not have the package to ship. I called customer service and was on hold for 1 hour before hanging up. I called the next day and was also on hold for another hour. The third day, April 9th I was on hold for an 1.5 hours before talking with Christine in customer service. I told her the situation and I was told the package was lost in transit, then I explained UPS did not have the package. She offered to refund my money or process the transaction. I asked for overnight shipping at no charge due to the 10 day delay and calling 3 days in a row and being on hold for over 3 hours. Christine agreed and then told me the product was out of stock.
I asked for a supervisor that could make this right. Christine came back with a voucher offer of $10 off. I said no and asked for a supervisor. Christine came back with a $15 off voucher. I said no and asked for a supervisor. Supervisor Corin came on and told me that is all they can offer. I explained my frustrations of the shipping, having to be on hold for days and finally talking to customer service for now over 4 hours of my time to now find out my dog's food is not available, which Petco failed to notify me of. Corin said she would refund my purchase and offered to send me a $15 voucher. I said that is the current online discount that I would get if I bought the food today, which I believe is an unacceptable offer in this situation to make things right. I declined.
Petco, I have been a loyal customer for years and looked forward to shopping in your stores and online. I am deeply disappointed that you did not let me know my product was out of stock, charged my card, sent me an email saying my product was on the way, and made me wait 10 days, 4.5 hours of my time on the phone just to be told sorry, it is out of stock but here is $15. Petco, you have lost me as a customer. Please share this review.
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