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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:00 PM

Petsmart Acquires Chewy.com

I am so disappointed to learn this! Chewy.com has been a great place to buy pet food over the past several years. Petsmart was bought out by a large conglomerate in 2014, and has steadily gone downhill in customer service and pricing. Hate to see fewer options for pet lovers such as myself.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/18/petsmart-buys-chewy.html


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Reply Petsmart Acquires Chewy.com (Original post)
hamsterjill Friday OP
NurseJackie Friday #1
hlthe2b Friday #4
NurseJackie Friday #5
hlthe2b Friday #2
NCTraveler Friday #3
meadowlark5 Friday #7
hamsterjill Friday #9
renate Friday #17
hamsterjill Friday #19
dgibby Friday #20
hamsterjill Friday #21
PunkinPi Friday #6
hamsterjill Friday #8
Binkie The Clown Friday #10
PunkinPi Friday #11
Sanity Claws Friday #12
chowder66 Friday #13
crazycatlady Friday #14
chowder66 Friday #15
hamsterjill Friday #16
chowder66 Friday #18
redstatebluegirl Friday #22

Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:01 PM

1. Buying the competition to eliminate it?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:03 PM

4. Yup, most assuredly

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:08 PM

5. They did the same thing to "pets.com" too, didn't they?



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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:02 PM

2. Damn, damn, damn, damn

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:02 PM

3. I buy my pet supplies from a local family operation.

Amazing people and extremely educated on their products.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:11 PM

7. I do too

And I don't really pay all that much more for better quality food. Because there is no bloated marketing budget tied to many of the brands I buy at the locally owned pet food store.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:14 PM

9. Wish I had that option!

First off, I run a rescue and so I have to be careful with every penny.

The only local option we have in our area is incredibly expensive and the quality isn't all that good. I like buying things locally, so I truly wish we had a realistic option for that.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:42 PM

17. you run a rescue?!? You're awesome!

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Response to renate (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:14 PM

19. Thank you.

Yes, I run a rescue for old and unadoptable cats. It's actually become a "sanctuary" more than a "rescue" at this stage. Been doing it for years and we have so many that we aren't taking in any new ones. We stopped intake about 3 years ago because we realized we had to give our resources and attention to the ones already on premises. Blessedly, many of them have lived longer than was expected when they first came to us. We provide as good a life as we can for those in our care, including good vet care.

We still do TNR. I will spay/neuter anything that crosses my path because I truly believe THAT is the only way to achieve a world where fewer are killed because there are not enough homes.

It can be the most fulfilling part of my life, and it can be the saddest part of my life at the same time. But I would not change a thing!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:49 PM

20. My niece also runs a rescue/sanctuaryTNR,

and she has an arrangement with our local Walmart-they donate damaged bags of pet food to her. It's a financial godsend. You might want to check with your Walmart if you haven't already.

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Response to dgibby (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:42 PM

21. At this point in time, our rescue is self-funded. We are lucky and we know it.

I know that many businesses do give damaged bags for rescue groups, and we count ourselves as lucky at this moment in time that we have been able to pay our own expenses. That may change soon as I will be losing a good job at the end of this year.

We've always tried not to take anything offered that might benefit a more needy group, but our group may be the needy one soon, and it is good to know that some businesses do try to give back a little. Tell your niece I send my thanks to ANYONE who is helping homeless dogs and cats!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:09 PM

6. Bummer, really liked Chewy...

fast shipping, decent prices and really good customer service -- all things PetSmart lacked.

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:12 PM

8. Exactly!

n/t

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:15 PM

10. And he was good in Star Wars. Will they carry Purina Wookie Chow now?

(My deepest apologies. I just couldn't resist.)

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:20 PM

11. Funny...happened to be wearing this shirt today...



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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:20 PM

12. Not good news

Chewy was a great alternative to Petsmart and Petco for variety and prices.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:23 PM

13. NOOOOOooooo!!!!

I had to stop using Chewy in February because my last kitty passed away. When I cancelled my account, Chewy sent me a condolences card signed by a bunch of staff. It was incredibly considerate and sweet. I told them I would be back and I'm hoping to get a new kitty in the next week or two. I'm bummed. I really loved their service and kindness. It would be good if Petsmart would keep Chewy as an offshoot.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:25 PM

14. you had me at new kitty

You must post pics

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:30 PM

15. The funny thing is that I'm probably getting the kitty from my mailman!

He and his family foster cats here in Los Angeles. I can't remember the name of the organization they work with but he had 5 kittens just before I had to leave town a couple of weeks ago. I was so excited to talk to him yesterday when I got back but it was his day off.
I told him to not reserve any kittens if there are homes waiting for them. Luckily and as he said... it's kitten season!!

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:37 PM

16. And it IS kitten season!

Just wanted to say "thank you" for adopting a rescue! Please give your mailman a hug for me all the way from Texas, too. Fosters save lives!!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:43 PM

18. I will! My last three cats were rescues and I rescued cats that would get under

our building until the owners closed up the passages.
I found homes for all but my last cat - the one that passed in February. She was feral but I domesticated her - she never got rid of her innate desire to attack me at random moments but the amount of effort I put in and getting her love back was immensely rewarding. Losing her was really tough because of that bond. I thought I would take a year off but that's just not me. I like having critters around.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:51 PM

22. No more Chewy's for us.

We spend about 2000 a year with them. No more. I will go to our locally owned store from now on.

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