I took Lily to Petsmart today as a reward for being good while I walked around Joann's and Hobby Lobby for more time than I'd like to admit. I had heard mixed reviews from moms about taking your kids there so I was a little skeptical, but Lily loved it.
For any kids her age it was perfect. She doesn't care about holding any animals - in fact prefers not to. We spent a lot of time looking at the fish.
This is about 1/3 of the fish they had there. My little girl really likes fish so she was thrilled.
They also had small rodents, lizards, snakes, and birds to look at.
They didn't have any dogs for adoption when we went, but we did watch the dogs being groomed through the window which was just as good...or maybe better because they were so close! Also, Petsmart lets owners take their pets into the store so we saw a few dogs walking around on leashes which Lily loved.
We did see cats waiting to be adopted. We didn't ask to hold anything, so I don't know if they would have let us take a look. I like that the store is very clean and they had a lot of variety. It was very open so I didn't feel crowded even when others were looking at the same animal. I can see how older children would get bored quickly with limited interaction with the animals. Lily and I spent almost an hour there and she didn't want to leave!
Petsmart in Orem
20 West University Parkway
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM