A Petland In Harlem

Petland Discounts

By Icare4Harlem

Although Central Harlem is lined with an array of stores, you’ll have to peek around the southeast corner on 117th St. and Lenox Avenue to find this Petland store.  If you walk about a ½ block down the street, you’ll enter into the store and a friendly face will greet you.  As I searched for a few items for my cats, I decided to take a closer look at all the animals.

Albino Underwater Frogs
Glass Catfish

Yes, you’ll find your standard rodents, birds, and fish but there were a few interesting residents in the fish tanks.  I noticed some Albino Underwater Frogs racing back and forth and Glass Catfish displaying their transparent bodies.  Towards the back of the store are the chirping/squawking birds and right next to them are those nocturnal creatures attempting to catch up on their sleep.  Rolled up in furry balls are the hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, and a rabbit.

The best part is seeing the children fascinated by, albeit a little wary, the less receptive animals.  There’s quite a selection of supplies, food, and basic necessities packed in this relatively small area.  The prices were competitive with some of the larger pet stores and the staff is more than willing to assist you.  As you exit the store, there’s a bulletin board listing a variety of pet services.  If you happened to leave with more items than anticipated, the No. 2 and 3 subway station and several bus lines are nearby.

Petland Discounts

56 West 117th St.


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6 thoughts on “A Petland In Harlem”

    1. During the past year since I first submitted the post, I have noticed additional food brands and an increase in supplies. Also, the staff continues to be friendly and helpful. Thanks for your comments.

    1. They’re opened 7 days a week:

      Monday-Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday, 10am to 6pm Sunday, 11am to 5pm

      Thanks for your interest in our blog!

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