I LOVE Pets in the City! (and Kramer, too) I shop here frequently for my dog and my three cats. In addition, I shop here for my clients. Pets in the City has dog and cat food that some other reviewers call "High end" but I feel that is somewhat derogatory. The food that Pets in the City sells is better for your pets because it is food that has been carefully sourced by the owners and staff for quality: quality protein sources, no additives or preservatives, no extra dye in the food, no extra fillers, quality carbs, raw diets if that's what you prefer. Many of the foods are grain free, novel proteins, or low in phosphorus (for kidney failure patients). They even have vegetarian food that is low in protein (also a plus for kidney failure patients). They have quality toys for cats and dogs that don't fall apart in a week. Everything in this store is QUALITY, which means you might pay a little more BUT it's going to be healthier for your pet, or last longer. You get what you pay for you know. Since Pets in the City moved from Soulard to Grand/44, it is closer to my house in Tower Grove South. The parking has never been issue for me. I simply park on Castleman and walk around the corner. No big deal. If I have a lot to carry back to my car, a staff member (even if it's the manager or owner) will offer to help me out to my car with my purchases. The staff has always offered help, even when they were located in Soulard - so this is nothing new. The staff has been great: helpful, knowledgeable; even comic relief at times. Kramer, the shop cat, can be a little sassy, but he's old so I let him get away with it. :-) There is a bus stop right in front of the store, so if you are one of those wonderful people cutting down on oil use, you can rest assured that you can get to Pets in the City with ease. It's right off a major highway (44) as well. I love supporting small businesses, especially a business like Pets in the City. I recommend them to friends, neighbors, and clients all the time.
We had a lab for 10 years that past away the weekend before Christmas and our hearts were broken.....We wanted to get another dog that our 6 month old daughter could grow up with just like my wife and I did as kids so we decided to rescue a puppy from Jewell Animal Hospital in St. Louis from Dr. Judy. We drove 2 and a half hours and we picked out our new puppy Moo (Who is spotted just like a cow : ) From start to Finish Dr. Judy went above and beyond our expectations in explaining what to look out for in our new puppy's early life especially since the entire nature of what she does there is rescue animals (from all across the country that need a home and may other wise die or be euthanized with out people like her non profit organization) no matter where they come from and there are possibilities they may have health issues because of that very reason. She is truly a professional and the Best Veterinarian that we have ever been to. My wife and I discussed several times now after having Moo for the last month how much we wished she was local to our home. She went out of her way during the adoption, in setting up the insurance and microchip information for Moo, and during the last month answer any questions that we have called her about. I am not usually one that does online reviews, however I have read a 1 or 2 bad reviews that all most made me shy away from going here and didn't want that to happen to anyone else....I would have to believe these people are the type that no matter what you do for them, they are never happy. Dr. Judy has a real passion that shine's through, and she really cares about what she does there. Rest Assured, Go here and Adopt one of Dr. Judy's wonderful little rescue's and there is no doubt you will have a wonderful experience!!!!!! Thank You for our Moo!!
I first met Dr. Raymond while I was fostering a dog through rescue organization named “Dogs Deserve Better”. I had NO CHOICE but to go to Dr. Raymond for my foster dog’s medical health, because the rescue organization was linked to Hampton Animal Hospital. Eventually I adopted by foster dog Scooby. My first intention was to take my newly adopted dog to my prior veterinary who took previous care of prior deceased dog which I had for 13 years. My prior veterinary took wonderful care for him during his 13 years. HOWEVER, I saw how Dr. Raymond performed with my foster dog Scooby for a year and I was very IMPRESSED. My Scooby, can be a very intimidating dominating canine, but Dr. Raymond did not shy away and was WONDERFUL with Scooby. Therefore, I NOW fell very COMFORTABLE with Dr. Raymond taking care of newly adopted dog Scooby for his entire canine life. Nothing but “HIGH PRAISES” for Hampton Animal Hospital with Dr. Raymond and his staff!! :-) From Joe R and Scooby
We adopted two kittens from Family Pet Hospital in late Spring. Since shots and neuters were included in the price we have returned for these services. We were very impressed when after some questions, we were directed to the perfect kittens for our household. The office staff was very respectful to our kittens and us. Since our adoption, we have returned for shots. Dr. Peckham is our vet and we couldn't be happier! She is very personable and is very thorough in her evaluations of the kittens. She has a cheerful, warm bedside manner. I would highly recommend people to visit in order to adopt kittens/cats as some kill shelters contact them before they euthanize. To my understanding, they make sure the cats are healthy for a few weeks before they are even available to adopt. Even if you aren't looking for a new furry friend but just an awesome, clean place to bring your animals this would also be the perfect recommendation!
We have a small breed dog rescue and have held many adoption events at Wolfgang's. Beth and Paul have a real commitment to rescue and to pets in general. They are knowledgeable and friendly. You can trust what they tell you. I was able to help Beth with making some of their wonderful treats a while back and had the opportunity to really get to know her as a person. She's worth knowing, that is for sure. She's smart, open, honest, kind and does not compromise on quality. The boutique offers many items that you won't find at the big box stores and many healthy pet foods and treats. You won't feel pressured at Wolfgang's but will want to return again and again. The groomers are top notch. You will not be disappointed. Stop in, just look around and meet the folks at Wolfgang's. You will return. Trust me on this. Kim CroninDirectorRiver City Rescuewww.rccr.petfinder.com
Step Ahead Childcare Academy
We were so lucky to find a place like Step Ahead. My son's teachers are amazing! The director is fantastic!The facilities are clean and stocked with books and toys. There is a good sized outdoor area with climbing equipment, trikes, playhouses and more. They have a teacher who plays guitar for the kids, fun activities in the summer and teachers that make a parent feel like they can really trust them with their children.The only reason we have to leave Step Ahead was because my son is special needs and we put him in a school where he can get the therapy he needs all day. Otherwise we'd be at Step Ahead as long as we could! Even though Step Ahead isn't designed for children with autism, my son has made remarkable strides while there. He's become more social, makes great eye contact and initiates play.I could not ask for more! We LOVE Step Ahead!